What is a good score in CLAT 2020
What is a good score in CLAT 2020 - Any candidate who is appearing in the national-level exam will have this question “what is a good score in CLAT 2020.” It is because, simply qualifying in the exam in not enough to get into top colleges like the NLUs. In fact to get into a top NLU like National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru or NLU Hyderabad, one would need to be ranked at the top in the CLAT exam. But interestingly, CLAT cutoff of NLUs is released in the form of ranks, so many are not entirely sure how much they have to score to get admission. For example, the NLSIU Bangalore Cutoff 2019 for the undergraduate course was 58 rank; now the question is what is the corresponding marks for that rank. This article on “what is a good score in CLAT 2020” tries to answer these questions and is an effort to clear related doubts the candidate may have.
LATEST: CLAT application form 2020 slated to commence on January 1.
The NLU Consortium will conduct the pen-and-paper based CLAT 2020 exam on May 10. The application form will be available from January 1 to March 31, and have to be filled in online mode.
The correlation between rank and marks
Before one can understand what is a good score, one needs to note that CLAT cutoff is released, as mentioned above, in rank format. Generally candidates who meet the cutoff criteria get admission get admission, while the rest are left out. Also, each of the 21 participating institutes (or NLUs) of CLAT publishes separate category-specific cutoffs for the courses they offer.
The CLAT cutoff usually depends on the following factors:
The total number of applicants
The performance of candidates in CLAT exam
Number of sanctioned seats
The category of the candidate
If any of these parameters change the cutoff would also change. For example, if the seat intake is increased, the cutoff score (or rank) would go down and vice versa.
Now let’s take a look at how how many marks a candidate needs to score a particular rank by referring to the table below:
Marks vs rank for CLAT 2018 (General category)
Number of students
150 - 200
1 - 2
130 - 150
3 - 148
110 - 130
149 - 1211
90 - 110
1212 - 4609
70 - 90
4610 - 11683
50 - 70
11684 - 22834
30 - 50
22825 - 34649
1 - 30
34650 - 41468
What does the above table say:
If you score in the 150-200, you most probably can take admission in any law college you choose that accept CLAT scores.
A score in the 130-150 range, you are still within reach of the top NLUs. But don’t bet against it, as your category will also have a role to play, especially if you want to get into any of the top 3 NLUs.
If you fall in the 90-110 marks bracket, you chances of a top NLU may get slimmer. But if you are from a reserved category, you have better chances.
If the candidate scores 70 - 90 marks, chances of admission get dimmer as such candidates will be ranked around 4610 - 11683. Remember there are only around 2500 undergraduate seats in NLUs. Such candidates can however apply to private colleges that accept CLAT scores.
Candidates with scores below 50 marks range are effectively out of the NLU admission process, give or take a few exceptions. Also, few chances that exist are only for reserved categories.
The takeaway then is general category candidates must target a score of 110 and above to have any chance of admission.
Changes in exam pattern will make cutoff scores comes down
Please note that the NLU Consortium has made key changes to CLAT 2020 exam pattern including reduction in the number of questions for the UG course. Now the question paper will include 150 MCQs, instead of 200 that were asked earlier. Also, comprehension-based questions will be asked from each section.
How change in exam pattern can influence the cutoff
As the number of questions decreases, the total marks for CLAT 2020 might also decrease.
And if the total marks is lowered, the cutoff would come down naturally.
Consequently, the scores given in the table (marks vs score) has to be adjusted.
The college-wise cutoff data for all the participating NLUs have been given below so that candidates knows the rank they need to get to have a fair chance of admission.
CLAT Cutoff 2019
NLU Odisha Cuttack
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - What is a good score in CLAT 2020
Question: When will CLAT 2020 exam conducted?
The pen-and-paper based CLAT 2020 exam is slated to be conducted on June 21; it was originally slated for May 10 but has since been postponed multiple times owing to the lockdown. So stay updated about any new postponement.
Question: In what mode will the CLAT exam be conducted?
The CLAT 2020 exam will be conducted in pen-and-paper (offline) mode.
Question: What types of questions will be asked in CLAT 2020 and what topics will be covered?
As per CLAT 2020 exam pattern, the question paper will include MCQs with questions being asked from English (Comprehension & grammar-based), Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, and Elementary Mathematics.
Question: How is the CLAT 2020 cutoff determined?
The CLAT cutoff will be institute-specific and will depend on a number of factors, including the seat intake of the college, total number of applications, and performance of these applicants in CLAT exam.
Question: What happens if a candidate fails to score the CLAT cutoff score or rank?
In such a case, the candidate is practically out of the seat allotment process.
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Questions related to CLAT
CLAT 2020 is on 22nd August. do I have to fill the application form of private University now or after the declaration of result of CLAT 2020 marks and ranks ?
The best decision will be fill up your application forms of private universities before Clat.
If you wait for clat result then there will be less colleges left out. So, fill your Application form before Clat results.
If u get results of either clat or other private colleges, you will so many choices in your hand and you can walk forward in your life.
All The Best
How much marks are required in clat for OBC non-creamy layer for nlu?
So currently there is no reservation for OBC category in NLU for selection process. The 23 NLU's have already got notice by NCBC regarding the reservation for OBC category. Currently due to lockdown no certain decision has been taken. But last hearing was done on January 20. So their is no such specific marks requirement for OBC.
i am an 3rd year student of BA who want to enter this university to pursue PG diploma in public health care and medical law......should i write CLAT for this???
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised national level governmental entrance test for admissions to twenty two National Law Universities (NLU) in India. Most private and self-financed law schools in India also use these scores for law admissions.
The eligibility for doing PG Diploma in public health is that a candidate should have M.B.B.S. or BDS or B.Sc. degree in the field of health sciences, nursing or natural sciences or holding a BA degree in social science or any other equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.
For pursuing medical law you don't have to appear in CLAT, you can get direct admission in some law colleges.
I hope this helps.
what is the marks distribution for clat 2020
here's the marking scheme for you
hope this helps you to prepare for the exam
Questions per section
Marks per section
English including Comprehension
28 - 32 MCQs
28 - 32 marks
Current Affairs including General Knowledge
35 - 39 MCQs
35 - 39 marks
35 - 39 MCQs
35 - 39 marks
28 - 32 MCQs
28 - 32 marks
Quantitative Techniques (Elementry mathematics up to class 10th)
13 - 17 MCQs
13 - 17 marks
All the best for your exam
Is there any chance for clat 2020 to postpone again ?
Dear candidate , you already aware of pandemic is going on and due to pandemic clat is already too late keeping in view all these clat consortium is taking clat in online mode. Clat is held on 22 August according to clat consortium.