CLAT Marks vs Rank
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 - 9:38 a.m. IST by Manashjyoti
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CLAT Marks vs Rank - One confusion that candidates appearing in CLAT frequently have is what marks they have to secure to get a particular rank. Say for example, if a candidate scores 97 marks, what will be his rank. Also consider this fact: CLAT cutoff is released in the form of ranks. Now if the candidate doesn’t know how this rank converts into marks, it will be mighty difficult for the CLAT aspirant to target a specific score range for admission. It is why the CLAT marks vs rank debate continues to rage and ranks among popularly searched keywords in the internet. In this article we will try to remove this confusion surrounding CLAT marks vs rank.

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The pen-and-paper based CLAT 2020 will be conducted on May 10. Online CLAT 2020 application form 2020 will commence on January 1 and can be filled till March 31.

Before delving into CLAT rank vs marks, one needs to know a bit about a related concept: the CLAT cutoff

The cutoff is the minimum rank (or score) that a candidate needs to score to be considered for admission. If a candidate scores below the CLAT cutoff, the candidate will be virtually out of the admission process.

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Interesting, the cutoff is category-specific and is released for all the participating NLUs. Also, the cutoff may may vary depending on the course opted for admission, like BA LLB, BBA LLB, or LLM.

Factors on which CLAT cutoff depends:

  1. The number of candidates appearing for in CLAT examination

  2. Difficulty level of the question paper

  3. Sanctioned seats for the course in the college applied for admission

  4. Category of the candidate

  5. Total number of applicants

Change in above parameters can change the cutoff

If any of the parameters is changed, the cutoff would also automatically change. For example, an increase in seats will lead to a decrease in competition and thus lower cutoff; alternately, if seats is reduced the cutoff would go higher. Likewise, fewer number applicants means lower cutoff and vice versa.

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Marks vs rank for CLAT 2018 (General category only)

Marks scored

Ranks

Number of students

150 - 200

1 - 2

2

130 - 150

3 - 148

146

110 - 130

149 - 1211

1062

90 - 110

1212 - 4609

3397

70 - 90

4610 - 11683

7073

50 - 70

11684 - 22834

11150

30 - 50

22825 - 34649

11824

1 - 30

34650 - 41468

6818

The above represents marks against corresponding range of ranks. The CLAT applicant can use the above table as a reference to figure out what rank they may get based on a specific score. As one can see, in CLAT 2018 the majority of candidates scored in the range 30 - 70 marks, whereas only two candidates score 150 or more. Looking at the above table, one can infer that earlier a score of 130 in CLAT 2019 is a very good score that can get one admission into an NLU (general category). Even those in the score range 110 - 130 have a shot at admission at the NLUs.

Institute wise CLAT cutoff

Candidates who are appearing in the exam in the new session can check the CLAT cutoff for previous years to get an idea as to what marks they need to score to have a good chance at admission.

CLAT cutoff 2015-19 (general category only)

Year

Rank

Participating NLUs

2019

1447

21

2018

1588

19

2017

1180

18

2016

1160

17

2015

7758

16

The number of CLAT participating institutes have steadily increased over the years and currently stands at 21.

Institute wise cutoff for CLAT for past 3 years

Once the candidate understands how marks translate into rank, then he/she may consult the institute-wise CLAT cutoff data given in the tables below to find out what is a safe or good rank.

Institute-wise CLAT Cutoff 2019

Institute

General

SC

ST

Opening

Rank

Closing

Rank

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

NLSIU Bangalore

1

58

363

2018

69

2575

NALSAR Hyderabad

50

129

144

3564

1777

4533

NLIU Bhopal

148

376

3097

4940

5840

8374

WBNUJS Kolkata

82

227

1862

4891

2853

6849

NLU Jodhpur

76

354

2268

5350

4533

8468

HNLU Raipur

329

638

4940

8070

7712

11822

GNLU Gandhinagar

124

468

4984

7305

5569

8001

RMLNLU Lucknow

342

694

4259

11916

12311

29911

RGNLU Patiala

442

926

5207

10339

10435

16406

CNLU Patna

623

1091

7313

18898

20349

25719

NUALS Kochi

474

983

4891

15715

19528

19528

NLU Odisha Cuttack

465

953

6276

10310

9832

21681

NUSRL Ranchi

688

1091

7707

11546

7207

18557

TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

436

1412

5681

12051

13383

19587

DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

830

1292

20733

25136

20413

44885

MNLU Mumbai

383

512

5734

18833

18152

35981

MNLU Nagpur

589

1190

11256

25363

33321

55856

MNLU Aurangabad

710

1344

14219

26653

41201

53549

NLUJAA Guwahati

968

1296

12648

31022

21542

42768

HPNLU Shimla

622

1471

6896

12042

13464

21253

DNLU Jabalpur

991

1447

8550

11827

11121

20359

Institute wise cutoff for CLAT 2018 & 2017

Name of institute

Year

Cutoff

General

SC

ST

PwD

NLSIU Bangalore

2018

66

562

-

77

2017

62

1874

1779

2343

NALSAR Hyderabad

2018

135

2213

3134

4042

2017

138

2670

3068

3069

NLIU Bhopal

2018

386

4326

7791

10491

2017

396

4882

7169

5805

WBNUJS Kolkata

2018

217

1246

6196

-

2017

213

3786

6177

3069

NLU Jodhpur

2018

129

4386

4692

7084

2017

380

5624

12362

5564

HNLU Raipur

2018

657

3915

10386

-

2017

716

8506

15573

12521

GNLU Gandhinagar

2018

494

7918

9298

8276

2017

510

7544

15532

12677

RMLNLU Lucknow

2018

638

-

-

15599

2017

764

-

-

14648

RGNUL Patiala

2017

1007

9731

18688

16645

CNLU Patna

2018

1186

-

-

39294

2017

1324

-

-

24662

NUALS Kochi

2018

860

-

-

-

2017

1034

-

-

12490

NLUO Cuttack

2018

1167

10697

18957

40303

2017

1023

9269

15734

12781

NUSRL Ranchi

2018

705

7859

15918

39613

2017

1470

11448

20371


NLUJA Assam

2018

1522

-

-

39373

2017

1549

11561

20171

26658

DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

2018

1432

12573

33363

38900

2017

1151

-

-

27030

TNNLS tiruchirappalli

2018

459

8883

12376

18477

2017

14674

11485

18672

27154

MNLU Mumbai

2018

503

9302

11122

-

2017

478

-

-

3115

MNLU Nagpur

2018

40925

-

-

-

2017

1126

-

-

-

MNLU Aurangabad

2018

1588

-

-

-

*The figures for 2018 and 2017 are for All India category only.

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