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CLAT Cutoff 2021 (Round 1, 2, 3): Cut Off & Previous Years' Trends

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CLAT Cut Off is the minimum rank required to secure a seat at one of the India’s esteemed National Law Institutes (NLU’s). This exam is highly sought after by several law aspirants, as the National Law Universities are some of the best rated colleges in the nation. Hence, the competition is also quite intense and the cut off ranks are very high, especially for premier institutes like the NLSIU, Bangalore. Click here to check CLAT 2021 Result 

Cut Offs are released every year by the consortium of NLUs soon after the results have been announced. The cut off is decided by several different factors. The Cut Offs for the 2021 cycle will be released by the consortium at least 2-3 weeks after the results have been announced. NLSIU Bangalore briefly had their own entrance exam, but that has been scrapped due to several controversies and legal issues and it is unlikely to be held again. Read about CLAT 2021 Seat Allotment


Sectional Cut Off 2021

CLAT Cut Off 2021 - Sectional Cut Off

Section Expected Cut off CLAT  Marks per section
English including Comprehension 25-28 marks 28 – 32 marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 30-35 marks 35 – 39 marks
Quantitative Techniques  12-15 marks 13 – 17 marks
Legal Reasoning 25-28 marks 28 – 32 marks
Logical Reasoning 30-35 marks 35 – 39 marks
Total 122-141 marks 150 marks

Expected Cut Off 2021

CLAT Expected Cut Off 2021 – Previous Years’ Opening & Closing Rank

CLAT Cut Off 2020 Round 1

College Name General SC/ST/PwD/OBC/EWS
Opening Rank  Closing Rank Opening Rank  Closing Rank
NLSIU, Bengaluru 1 97 145 2812
NALSAR, Hyderabad 40 887 1803 8846
NLIU, Bhopal 137 526 622 22199
NUJS, Kolkata 6 67 861 40724
NLU, Jodhpur 162 312 1866 10580
HNLU, Raipur 470 2408 3539 46659
GNLU, Gandhinagar 259 3102 4336 13697
RAMNLU, Lucknow 462 705 710 21393
RGNUL, Patiala 307 943 2972 22662
CNLU, Patna 432 1142 1182 50529
NUALS, Kochi 472 1297 1411 30841
NLUO, Cuttack 478 3283 5180 32777
NUSRL, Ranchi 934 1189 1200 42860
NLUJA, Guwahati 1005 2828 4151 52225
DSNLU, Vizag 986 1362 1413 52380
TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli 1124 3890 3994 45835
MNLU, Mumbai 4 941 778 40370
MNLU, Nagpur 543 1312 3133 50789
MNLU, Aurangabad 1211 2074 5003 51671
HPNLU, Shimla 585 9149 7225 48935
DNLU, Jabalpur 1022 5921 1653 41505
NLU Sonepat 580 2168 1810 52447

CLAT Cut Off 2020 Round 2

College Name General SC/ST/PwD/OBC/EWS
Opening Rank  Closing Rank Opening Rank  Closing Rank
NLSIU, Bengaluru - - 1978 3707
NALSAR, Hyderabad 176 176 2608 6572
NLIU, Bhopal 527 527 8027 11748
NUJS, Kolkata 226 226 3064 3194
NLU, Jodhpur 313 317 4336 8915
HNLU, Raipur 706 757 2471 39932
GNLU, Gandhinagar 458 461 6606 11368
RAMNLU, Lucknow 712 2192 2527 18949
RGNUL, Patiala 825 988 5076 25198
CNLU, Patna 1147 1224 2022 47827
NUALS, Kochi 1029 1377 3190 30581
NLUO, Cuttack 986 1037 9185 33708
NUSRL, Ranchi 1203 1272 1858 32166
NLUJA, Guwahati 1383 1569 23257 39047
DSNLU, Vizag 1372 1489 1632 24593
TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli 1566 1756 4035 37307
MNLU, Mumbai 505 1155 5903 49427
MNLU, Nagpur 1314 1538 12755 51671
MNLU, Aurangabad 1539 2120 17941 28238
HPNLU, Shimla 1657 10786 11549 17412
DNLU, Jabalpur 1656 6147 22701 35956
NLU Sonepat 1876 2301 2238 38996

CLAT Cut Off 2020 Round 3

College Name General SC/ST/PwD/OBC/EWS
Opening Rank  Closing Rank Opening Rank  Closing Rank
NLSIU, Bengaluru 98 - - -
NALSAR, Hyderabad 177 - - -
NLIU, Bhopal 421 532 1169 9782
NUJS, Kolkata 227 227 531 7027
NLU, Jodhpur 318 323 9061 10945
HNLU, Raipur 764 772 7428 42179
GNLU, Gandhinagar 462 3238 11485 11485
RAMNLU, Lucknow 724 742 2561 2564
RGNUL, Patiala 990 1012 12698 29091
CNLU, Patna 1229 1256 2995 16796
NUALS, Kochi - - - -
NLUO, Cuttack 1039 1052 16408 40878
NUSRL, Ranchi 1287 1290 6705 33735
NLUJA, Guwahati 1571 1584 41032 53034
DSNLU, Vizag 1490 1518 1728 9330
TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli 1759 1799 9542 18790
MNLU, Mumbai 557 - - -
MNLU, Nagpur 1539 1575 13813 13813
MNLU, Aurangabad 1874 2403 19463 19463
HPNLU, Shimla 1923 10934 12205 17908
DNLU, Jabalpur 1942 6760 23611 36706
NLU Sonepat 2004 2315 2321 46591

Middle NLUs Cut Off

Overall CLAT 2020 Cut Off for Middle NLUs

Subjects Good Attempt Expected Score
English (with Comprehension) 25+ 28+
Current Affairs 25+ 22+
Legal Reasoning 32+ 28+
Logical Reasoning  28+ 22+
Quantitative Techniques 10+ 7+

Sectional Cut Off 2020

CLAT 2020- Sectional Cut Off

CLAT 2020 sectional cut off is the minimum marks required per section, to secure a seat in an NLU. Here is the CLAT Sectional Cut Off for the year 2020 - 

Section Cut Off Total Marks
English (with Comprehension) 25 30
Current Affairs 30 37.5
Legal Reasoning 30 37.5
Logical Reasoning  27 30
Quantitative Techniques 10 15

Marks and Ranks

CLAT Marks and Ranks

Rank Obtained  Marks Obtained
1 – 2 150 – 200
3 – 148 130 – 150
149 – 1211 110 – 130
1212 – 4609 90 – 110
4610 – 11683 70 – 90
11684 – 22834 50 – 70
22825 – 34649 30 – 50
34650 – 41468 1 – 30

Previous Years Cut Off

CLAT Previous Years’ Cut Off

College Name 2019 2018 2017
Opening Rank  Closing Rank Opening Rank  Closing Rank Opening Rank  Closing Rank
NLSIU, Bengaluru 1 54 1 66 59 177
NALSAR, Hyderabad 50 120 11 137 130 5098
NLIU, Bhopal 107 355 155 390 351 17348
NUJS, Kolkata 112 215 43 260 213 7556
NLU, Jodhpur 109 350 129 376 343 8051
HNLU, Raipur 103 555 401 657 574 29835
GNLU, Gandhinagar 106 450 142 498 453 10585
RAMNLU, Lucknow 100 620 358 668 627 28216
RGNUL, Patiala 99 780 358 924 801 12580
CNLU, Patna 95 900 718 1186 909 16614
NUALS, Kochi 99 900 290 928 826 24087
NLUO, Cuttack 97 1050 564 1167 1023 15734
NUSRL, Ranchi 94 1050 705 1255 1051 28174
NLUJA, Guwahati 93 1060 1016 1556 1124 17322
DSNLU, Vizag 92 1200 223 1432 1180 38156
TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli 92 1160 459 1571 1151 25604
MNLU, Mumbai 105 575 246 503 478 17294
MNLU, Nagpur 91 1200 520 1532 1126 39573

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PSUs Recruitment

PSUs Recruitment through CLAT 2021

Candidates with a valid CLAT 2020 score can apply for recruitment offered by various PSUs. Currently, 5 Public Sector Units (PSUs) have signed MoU with CLAT. The positions one can acquire through the Common Law Admission Test is as follows:

  • Executive Trainee in PSUs
  • Law Officers and
  • Assistant Legal Advisor

Read more about CLAT 2021 PSU Recruitment

CLAT Recruitment Highlights

  • You have to directly apply to the desired PSU. 
  • Each PSU has a different eligibility criteria and job role. 
  • The selection process and interview will also vary as per the post. 
  • There will be a pre interview screening process during the recruitment. 

Placement Statistics

CLAT Placement Statistics

CLAT UG (5 Year Program)

NIRF Ranking Name of NLU 2019 2018 2017
No of Graduates No. of students placed Median Package No of Graduates No. of students placed Median Package No of Graduates No. of students placed Median Package
1 National Law School of India University 82 51 15,20,000 77 39 14,50,000 69 42 14,50,000
2 National Law University 81 26 13,80,000 81 30 15,00,000 73 15 11,80,000
3 Nalsar University of Law 74 58 15,00,000 73 58 15,00,000 78 53 14,00,000
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 29 24 7,40,000 37 26 8,00,000 29 20 7,25,000
5 The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences 114 87  15,00,000 117 76 15,00,000 103 87 15,00,000

CLAT PG (1 Year Program)

NIRF Ranking Name of NLU 2019 2018 2017
No of Graduates No. of students placed Median Package No of Graduates No. of students placed Median Package No of Graduates No. of students placed Median Package
1 National Law School of India University 49 16 6,00,000 53 8 4,71,000 48 8 6,00,000
2 National Law University 23 2 6,00,000 39 20 7,00,000 47 15 5,50,000
3 Nalsar University of Law 63 46 8,50,000 57 45 7,00,000 54 42 6,00,000
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 8 4 6,00,000 13 7 6,00,000 - - -
5 The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences 35 10 6,00,000 36 12 5,00,000 40 11 4,00,000

Seat Matrix & Reservation

CLAT NLU- Seat Matrix and Reservation

The top ranked NLU’s in India are NLSIU(Bangalore), NALSAR(Hyderabad) and NUJS(Kolkata) respectively. Here is the seat matrix in all the major NLU’s segregated according to rank -

NLUs with CLAT Rank lower or equal than 1000

Indicator NLIU, Bhopal NLU, Jodhpur GNLU, Gandhinagar MNLU, Mumbai HNLU, Raipur RAMNLU,Lucknow RGNUL, Patiala NUALS, Kochi
No of Seats for Indians 104 104 163 62 167 162 185 60
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 65 75 115 31 62 80 133 31
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 63% 72% 71% 50% 37% 49% 72% 52%
State/State Domicile (Horizontal) 25 0 39 31 80 80 18 29
State seats as a % of Total Seats 24% 0% 24% 50% 48% 49% 10% 48%
Women Candidates (Horizontal) 30 0 47 19 54 32 0 0
Foreign Nationals/NRI/NRI sponsored seats 18 16 24 20 20 16 10 0
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks 137-526 432-1142 259-3102 4-941 470-2408 462-705 307-943 472-1297

NLUs with CLAT Rank equal or higher than 1000 

Indicator NLUO, Cuttack CNLU, Patna NLUJA, Guwahati DSNLU, Vizag NUSRL, Ranchi TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli MNLU, Nagpur
No of Seats for Indians 159 120 60 126 122 114 120
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 85 60 31 60 27 44 58
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 53% 50% 51% 48% 22% 38% 48%
State/State Domicile (Horizontal) 39 60 29 48 60 57 62
State seats as a % of Total Seats 25% 50% 48% 38% 49% 50% 52%
Women Candidates (Horizontal) 0 4 0 22 0 20 0
Foreign Nationals/NRI/NRI sponsored seats 21 20 0 12 18 6 0
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks 478-3283 432-1142 1005-2828 986-1362 934-1189 1124-3890 543-1312

Cut Off 2021 FAQs

CLAT Cut Off 2021 FAQs

Q1. When was the CLAT 2021 cut off released?

The cut offs are released generally by the consortium of NLU’s after the results have been published, or by the second round of counseling. 

Q2. How to check the provisional list myself?

To check the provisional list yourself, you will have to go to the official website of the consortium of NLU’s. On the top right corner of the website, there's a tab titled “Results”. Here, you will find the documents for the different rounds of provisional admissions. Once inside the document, you can press ctrl+f for windows, command+f for mac and “find in page” to search for your name. 

Q3. How to download the score card? 

To download your score card, you will have to go to the official website of the consortium of NLU’s. On the top right corner of the website, there's a tab titled “Results”. Now, click on “View Result” and login with your application number and password to download your score card. 

Q4. How difficult was CLAT 2020?

CLAT 2020 difficulty level was moderate when compared to previous papers. The exam pattern was changed considering the COVID-19 situation and the total marks was reduced from 200 to 150 and the number of questions was also reduced hence the pressure was lesser on students. 

Q5. What is the minimum rank required to get into an NLU for a general category student?

To secure an admission into a top NLU, a general candidate will have to score at least above 200 rank. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


35 Comments
S
shaik kabeer
Should I prepare for the exam in my 11th?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, If you dream to have a career in law at early stage you can start preparing CLAT in your 11th grade and this will prove as an advantage during your CLAT exam. A two-year preparation plan is more than enough to qualify for national level CLAT examination. For more information, please refer, CLAT Preparation Tips.

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kapila.gandrola

Hello Shaik,

Yes, you can start your preparation from your class 11th. Although the syllabus is different from the course of any of the streams but you can start with your General Awareness preparation. To know the syllabus, visit- CLAT Syllabus.

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rashmi
How low can the cut off of CLAT go?
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surendra

HI Rashmi

It depends on the average marks scored. Each year the cut off list changes. You can visit on our official website of CLAT Cut off to check the cut off criteria of differnet colleges.

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pradeepraje
What will happen if I apply for CLAT more than once?
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surendra

Hi Pradeepraj

There is no restriction in CLAT exam for the number of attempt you make to apply for the exam. You can apply for as many as time you want to apply for the CLAT Exam.

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saurav kumar
In how many counselling will takes place?
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abdul nazir

Hi Saurav, There may be 4 rounds of counselling under CLAT which wlll be a centralised admission process. The seat allotment is purely on the basis of merit and after each round of counselling students get colleges as per their merit only. To know more visit CLAT counselling 2021.

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riya gupta
Can the exam be given next year too while applying once?
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abdul nazir

Hi Riya, No evey year fresh application needs to be submitted if you want to apply for second time. The application fees need to be paid again and no form or fees will be carried forward for next year. To know more visit CLAT 2021 application form.

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sandesh kumar
Do i need marksheet of 10th too during counselling?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, The list of documents that aspirants need to have when taking part in CLAT counselling process 2020 is mentioned below: CLAT 2020 Application Form CLAT 2020 Admit Card CLAT 2020 Scorecard Proof of paying CLAT counselling fee Class 10th Marksheet (as a Date of Birth proof document) Class 12th Marksheet (qualifying examination proof) Caste Certificate (If applicable) Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable) NRI Certificate (If applicable) Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable) Domicile Certificate (If applicable)

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lakshay kakkar
What is the average CLAT cut off for lower caste in all these years?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

CLAT UG Expected Cut Off 2020

College Name Opening Cut-off Closing Cut-off
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 107 395
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata 112 240
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ) 109 400
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 103 850
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ankita sasmal
For how long is CLAT score valid for admission in law institutes and can i apply for recheck?
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kapila.gandrola

Hello Ankita,

You can take admission from your CLAT score only in the year in which you gave the examination. The answer key along with the answer opted by the student is released by the authorities about 2 weeks prior to the result. If you have any issues, you can raise an objection. If due to any circumstance there is a discrepancy in your scorecard, you can contact the examination authorities. For more details, visit – CLAT Results.

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sunny pandey
Can the exam be given twice in year while applying once?
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abdul nazir

Hi Sunny, CLAT exam is conducted once in a year and to apply next  year you have to again register yourself on the official web portal. Next application will tentatively begin from January 2021 and to know more details visit CLAT 2021.

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shreya sarkar
What is the expected CLAT cut off for USLLS (university school of law and legal studies) for 2020?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

University School of Law and Legal Studies, USLLS, New Delhi conducts Integrated UG and PG programs on the basis of guidelines prescribed by the affiliating University i.e. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.  Under UG domain, the college conducts Integrated BA – LLB and BBA – LLB programs.  The expected CLAT Cut Off is 2493.

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yash raj singh
How high can the cut off of CLAT go?
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abdul nazir

Hi Yash, The cut off for CLAT tends to be higher for better ranked institutions like NLSIU Bangalore or NALSAR Hyderabad. For general category the highest cut off for NLSIU Bangalore usually goes upto 120.5. To get more idea of CLAT cut off and exam pattern click here.

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nafisa khatoon
Can i give my exam in my hometown?
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dharshini rajendran
In how many parts exams takes place?
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nitika
How many days exams takes place?
A
arvind kumar

Hi Nitika, Greetings from collegedunia. CLAT Exam is conducted by National testing agency. The exam takes place on one day released by the authorities. For more details visit: CLAT EXAM

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taniksha
What is the time table of the exam?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, It totally depends upon your understanding of subjects. Some candidates who are good in basic knowledge and current affairs will find it easy and hence will take less time, while those starting from the basics will need to give at least 10 months to their preparation.

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vanshika chandra
What is the syllabus of the exam?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, 

There are five sections in CLAT exam paper wherein students need to answer questions from subjects such as:

  • Legal Aptitude.
  • Current affairs including General Knowledge.
  • Quantitative Techniques ( Mathematics)
  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Legal Reasoning.
  • English including Comprehension.
  • Legal General knowledge.
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shiya devi
What is the cutoff for admission in best college?
D
dummy

Dear Shiya Devi

Greetings from Collegedunia. The CLAT Cut-Off is the minimum rank to secure a seat in one of India’s esteemed law institute National Law University. Many aspirants appear in this examination. Hence, the competition is quite intense and the cut-off ranks are very high. So, there are various criteria that make sure a candidate rank to get Admission to National Law University. For more details, kindly go through this link – CLAT Cut-Off 2020

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ambar ahirawar
What is the cut off for admission in top law schools in India?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi ambar, CLAT Cut Off are as follows:

College Name Opening Cut-off
The TamilNadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli 92 1160
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 105 575
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur 91 1200
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad 91 1250
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shiya devi
Why is the CLAT exam important?
R
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Shiya, CLAT is one of the most popular law entrance exams for admissions to top law schools in India including 22 NLUs. Moreover, 40 other private law colleges and universities across India offer admission to candidates in UG and PG law courses on the basis of CLAT scores. Therefore, with just one law entrance exam, candidates get admission opportunities at prominent law schools in India.

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mizna harmain
After scoring 98 marks in exam, can I get admission in good college?
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arvind kumar

Hi Mizna, you can get admission in good colleges. For more details visit: CLAT COLLEGES