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CLAT Cutoff for CNLU Patna 2017

Last Updated - May 16, 2017

CLNU Patna CLAT cut off 2017 gives an idea about the rank required for admission in CNLU Patna. Generally, seats are filled in first two rounds of counselling. Candidates have to appear for the counselling on the basis of their position in CLAT Rank List 2017. 

Chanakya National Law University, CNLU Patna is an autonomous law school located in Patna, Bihar. The university was established in 2006 as a public university serving the field of legal education.  

CLAT Cut off is the minimum marks required by the candidate in order to appear for the counselling. Every college has its own cut off. Higher the rank of the college, higher is the cut off.  

CNLU Patna CLAT Cut off (Round 1)

Counselling commences with the round-1 of the counselling. Students are invited according to the rank list. Students have to go through the counselling process, in order to get a college allotted.

Features of round 1 of CLNU Patna CLAT cut off:

  • It marks the beginning of counselling process.
  • Generally first 2000-5000 all India rankers are invited for the counselling.
  • The seat matrix is completely free before the seat allotment in round 1 of counselling.
  • Top rankers from all categories generally select top colleges in round 1 of counselling.
Category detailsRank detailsCategory detailsRank details
AI Gen Min565AI Gen Max911
State ST Min14011State ST Max14011
SAP Min10936SAP Max11492
State EBC Min2577State BC Min1060
State EBC Max11572State BC Max2461
State SC Min6481State SC Max15433

CLAT Cutoff for CLNU Patna 2016: Round 2

Features of round 2 Patna CLAT cut off:

  • Round 2 is conducted to fill seats that remain vacant after round 1 of counselling.
  • Students with a rank range of 8000-10000 are invited for round 2.
  • Choice of college and seats in reduced to 50% at least.
  • Some colleges do not show any seats available as top colleges are filled by end of round 1 of counselling.
  • Few students who have been allotted, a seat in round 1 appear for round 2 of counselling, if the seat matrix shows, a college and a seat of choice available. Students are allowed to appear for the next round of counselling even after booking the seat in round 1.
  • Students who have missed round 1 of counselling because of medical reasons can appear for the round 2 of counselling with the medical certificate issued by authorities.
  • Students with a higher rank, especially within the rank range of  1-5,000 or 8,000 will get preference in seat allotment.
Category detailsRank detailsCategory detailsRank details
AI Gen Min605AI Gen Max1161
State ST Min17826State ST Max17826
SAP Min10936SAP Max10936
State EBC Min2577State EBC Max13923
State BC Min1193State BC Max3006
State SC Min6481State SC Max18740

CLAT Cutoff for CNLU Patna: Round 3

Features of round 3 CLNU CLAT counselling:

  • Approximately 75% seats are filled from the total pool of seats that were initially available.
  • There is a minute possibility of getting admission in Government College.
  • Only a few students appear for the round 3 of counselling, as admission is possible in private college or the course of choice is barely available.
  • Students who have not attended round 1 or round 2 of counselling can appear for round 3 of counselling but their rank preferences are not considered during seat allotment.
Category detailsRank detailsCategory detailsRank details
AI Gen Min605AI Gen Max1277
State ST Min17826State ST Max17826
 SAP Min10936SAP Max24541
State EBC Min2577State EBC Max13455
State BC Min1430State BC Max3355
State SC Min10191State SC Max20715

CLAT Cutoff for CNLU Patna: Round 4

Features of round 4 of CNLU CLAT cut off:

  • Generally private college seats are left till last round of counselling.
  • Very few students appear for the last round of counselling.
  • Seats of reserved category students are easily filled as competition is relatively low. 
  • Students appearing are generally wishing to enrol in the course irrespective of the domain of course.
  • Students face difficulty in last round as the seat matrix updating may not be secure, sometimes delays are faced because of lack of management.
  • Students have to complete the admission process in a hurry as very few seats are available and without deposition of the admission fee, the seat booking cannot be confirmed.
Category detailsRank detailsCategory detailsRank details
AI Gen Min644AI Gen Max1558
State ST Min17826State ST Max17826
SAP Min10936SAP Max29688
State EBC Min2577State EBC Max13670
State BC Min1813State BC Max3449
State SC Max20850State SC Min10191

CLAT Marking Scheme 2017

CLAT exam has different weightage for each section. There are total of 5 sections. The details of section marks are as follows:

Section nameMarks
General Knowledge/ current affairs50
Elementary mathematics20
Legal aptitude50
Logical reasoning40
Marking schemeDetails
Correct answer1
Negative marking0.25

CLAT Qualifying Marks and Marks vs Rank:

LAT Marks will determine the rank in CLAT rank list. Higher the marks in the CLAT exam, higher the rank in the CLAT rank list. The qualifying marks are different for different colleges. The CLAT qualifying varies according to the cut-off defined. The list of top 15 colleges of CLAT with their qualifying marks are as follows: 

College name1st merit list (closing marks/ 200)1st merit list (closing rank)Last merit list (closing rank/ 200)Last merit list (closing rank)
NLSIU, Bangalore (National Law School of India University)139.558139.558
NALSAR, Hyderabad (Nalsar University of Law)136.5100136108
WBNUJS, Kolkata130230
NLIU, Bhopal (The National Law Institute University)129245125.5345
NLU, Jodhpur (National Law University)126315125.25360
GNLU, Gandhinagar (Gujarat National Law University)124430121.75500
HNLU, Raipur (Hidayatullah National Law University)122530120700
RMLNLU, Lucknow (Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University)121.5575118.75750
RHNLU, Patiala120
NUALS, Kochi (National University of Advanced Legal Studies)120695117980
CNLU, Patna118.258101161100
NLU, Odisha (National Law University)118.25830115.751125
NUSRL, Ranchi (National University of Study and Research in Law)118845115.51150
NLUJA, Assam117.75890114.51280
TNNLS, Tamilnadu117.75915114.5

About CNLU Patna

CNLU Patna is an autonomous law school located in Patna, Bihar. Its full form is Chanakya National Law University. The university was established in 2006 as a public university serving the field of legal education.  Currently, the head of the institution or VC is Prof. Dr. A. Lakshminath.

The institution has the good facility available for students; the mess & Canteen are all equipped with modern facilities. The hostel accommodation is also of good quality. Several retired judges and Lawers of Supreme court and High court are extending support to ensure excellence in teaching and research conducted in the field of law.  The counseling service is available for students to ensure the emotional and psychological well-being of the students.



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