What is a good score in CLAT 2020
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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.
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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.

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The CLAT cutoff usually depends on the following factors:

  1. The total number of applicants

  2. The performance of candidates in CLAT exam

  3. Number of sanctioned seats

  4. 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.

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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)

Marks scored

Rank

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

What does the above table say:

  1. If you score in the 150-200, you most probably can take admission in any law college you choose that accept CLAT scores.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  1. As the number of questions decreases, the total marks for CLAT 2020 might also decrease.

  2. And if the total marks is lowered, the cutoff would come down naturally.

  3. 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

NLUs

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

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