CLAT Cutoff 2017


CLAT CutoffCLAT Cutoff 2017 – There are a total of 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) across the nation and each year, one of them conducts the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). This test is held for admission into these NLUs and various other Law schools. The CLAT is expected to be held in the 1st week of May and the result is expected to be announced by the end of May 2017. With the release of the result, these NLUs and other Law Institutes will release their cutoff scores for CLAT 2017. The CLAT 2017 cutoff marks are the minimum marks that the candidates must score to be eligible for the counselling rounds. Each Institute will have their own cutoff scores and may vary from each other. It must be noted that the CLAT committee won’t be announcing any cutoff marks. Read this article for more details on the CLAT Cutoff marks for 2017.

About CLAT Cutoff 2017

CLAT is conducted every year for admission into the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes of the 17 NLUs and other law schools of India. Each individual Institute/University will declare their CLAT 2017 cutoff scores after the announcement of the result. The cutoff scores depend on various factors such as the difficulty level of paper, seats available, average marks scored by the candidates, total test takers, etc.
Before the release of the official CLAT cutoff scores of the Institutes, various coaching institutes, experts will release the unofficial cutoff scores. These cutoff scores are based on previous year trends and various other factors.

Previous Year CLAT Cutoff Scores of the NLUs

The candidates can check the closing ranks in each NLUs from the table below. The cutoff marks are the closing ranks which are valid for the first admission list.

National Law University CLAT Cutoff 2016
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 58
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 123
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 339
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 221
National Law University, Jodhpur 347
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 555
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 465
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 626
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 759
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 911
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 918
National Law University Odisha 1038
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 1037
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 1103
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli 1160
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 1132
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 466

The other participating Law Schools will also release their cutoff scores after the release of the CLAT Result 2017. The candidates are advised to visit the official websites of these Institutes to check their cutoff marks.

Factors Affecting the CLAT 2017 Cutoff

The Cutoff scores for CLAT 2017 will remain similar to that of previous years and will depend on the following factors –

  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • Seats available for the course.
  • Average marks scored in the test.
  • Total test takers.

Required CLAT Scores for PSU Recruitment

Various Public Sector Units recruits candidates with a valid CLAT score. At present, 4 PSUs have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CLAT for hiring candidates with a valid CLAT score. The candidates with CLAT scores applying for the PSUs will be hired for the following positions –

  • Executive Trainee
  • Law Officers
  • Assistant Legal Advisors

The candidates willing to apply for the PSUs are required to visit the official websites of these PSUs to apply. For each PSUs, the eligibility norms will be different and so will be the application process. Also, the selection criteria and interview rounds will be different from each other.
With the release of any notification regarding the PSU recruitment via CLAT score, this article will be updated. The CLAT aspirants are advised to visit this article for more updates and details on the CLAT 2017 cutoff.

Bitupan Boruah

I am an Adrian writer working as Senior Content Writer for Entrance Corner. I have been covering education events for Management Programmes offered by top B-Schools. Follow me for all the latest updates for top Management Programmes.

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