CLAT 2016 Cutoff

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CLAT 2016 CutoffCLAT 2016 Cutoff – The candidates appearing for CLAT on May 14, 2017, must make sure they score the minimum cutoff marks of the test. The candidates can refer to the CLAT Cutoff 2016 provided in this article to estimate the cutoff of the various participating Law Schools. Only the candidates obtaining the minimum CLAT Cutoff scores will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the National Law Universities (NLUs). There is a total of 18 NLUs and each of them will have their own cutoff scores. The application process has commenced and the last date to apply is March 31, 2017. This year, Chanakya National Law University, Patna will conduct CLAT 2017 across 63 test cities. The candidates must note that the CLAT committee won’t be announcing any cutoff score. Know more about the CLAT 2016 cutoff from this article.
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CLAT 2016 Cutoff

For several years, the National Law Universities keep the cutoff scores similar, therefore, candidates can go through the cutoff scores of CLAT 2016 to estimate the expected cutoff scores. Based on various factors, these cutoff scores of CLAT 2016 was prepared. The candidates are required to score the minimum cutoff marks to get shortlisted for the pre-admission rounds. These shortlisted candidates must participate in the counselling rounds to complete the admission procedure.

The table below furnishes the closing marks and the closing ranks of the National Law Universities accepting CLAT score 2016.

CLAT 2016 Cutoff
S.No. Name of NLUs Closing Score for 1st Merit List Closing Rank for 1st Merit List Closing Score for Last Merit List Closing Ranks for Last Merit List
1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore 139.5 58 139.5 58
2. Nalsar University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad 136.5 100 136 108
3. West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 130 230 128.5 260
4. The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 129 245 125.5 345
5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur 126 315 125.25 360
6. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 124 430 121.75 500
7. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 122 530 120 700
8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 121.5 575 118.75 750
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University Of Law [RGNUL], Patiala 120 695 117.5 925
10. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 120 695 117 980
11. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 118.25 810 116 1100
12. National Law University (NLU), Odisha 118.25 830 115.75 1125
13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 118 845 115.5 1150
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 117.75 890 114.5 1280
15. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tamil Nadu 117.75 915 114.5 1280

CLAT 2016 Cutoff – Category-wise Closing Ranks

The applicants must note that each of the participating Law Universities will have their own cutoff scores and also, the cutoff marks will vary according to the category of the candidates. Each of the states will have their own reservation norms. The category-wise closing ranks of the few of the top National Law Universities is provided in the table below.

National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
S.No. Category Closing Rank
1. All India Horizontal SAP 200
2. All India Scheduled Caste 1654
3. All India Scheduled Tribe 2000
4. All India Unreserved 58
Nalsar University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
S.No. Category Closing Rank
1. All India Scheduled Caste 2883
2. All India Scheduled Tribe 4055
3. All India Unreserved 123
4. Both Horizontal SAP 1767
5. State Scheduled Caste 8089
6. State Scheduled Tribe 14803
7. State Unreserved 783
West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
S.No. Category Closing Rank
1. All India Horizontal SAP 3376
2. All India Scheduled Caste 4737
3. All India Scheduled Tribe 6057
4. All India Unreserved 221
5. State OBC A 2371
6. State OBC B 6587
7. State Scheduled Caste 6945
8. State Scheduled Tribe 10276
9. State Unreserved 276
The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
S.No. Category Closing Rank
1. All India Horizontal MP Domicile 469
2. All India Scheduled Caste 3726
3. All India Scheduled Tribe 5303
4. All India Unreserved 339
5. Both Horizontal SAP 4165
6. State OBC 1044
7. State Scheduled Caste 6869
8. State Scheduled Tribe 18166
National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
S.No. Category Closing Rank
1. All India Horizontal SAP 6029
2. All India Scheduled Caste 5498
3. All India Scheduled Tribe 7359
4. All India Unreserved 347
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
S.No. Category Closing Rank
1. All India Unreserved 911
2. Both Horizontal SAP 11492
3. State Backward Classes 2461
4. State EBC 11572
5. State Scheduled Caste 15433
6. State Scheduled Tribe 14011
7. State WBC 3449

Factors affecting CLAT 2016 Cutoff

As mentioned above, each NLU will have their own cutoff scores and will vary from each other. While deciding the cutoff scores, the following factors will be considered –

  • The level of difficulty of the test.
  • Total number of seats available.
  • Highest mark scored.
  • Average marks of the test.
  • Total number of applicants appeared for the test.

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