CLAT Cutoff 2017


CLAT CutoffCLAT Cutoff 2017 – The result was announced on May 29 and candidates obtaining required CLAT 2017 cutoff scores will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds. The CLAT cutoff 2017 scores are prepared on basis of various factors such as difficulty level of test, total number of test takers, availability of seats etc. Each of the 18 National Law Universities will have their own CLAT cut off scores and will vary from each other. Also, with the CLAT 2017 cut off ranks will vary with the category of the candidates. It is expected that the closing CLAT cutoff ranks will be similar to previous year. The test was held on May 14 and the result will be announced on May 29. Know more about CLAT Cutoff 2017, factors affecting the cutoff ranks, etc. form this page. Also, for the convenience of the candidates, a link is provided on this page to check the CLAT result 2017.
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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.

CLAT Cutoff Scores
S.No. National Law University CLAT Closing Rank 2016 CLAT Closing Rank 2015
1. National Law School of India University 58 54
2. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research 123 125
3. National Law Institute University 339 285
4. West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences 221 203
5. National Law University Jodhpur 347 308
6. Hidayatullah National Law University 555 500
7. Gujarat National Law University 465 398
8. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University 626 569
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law 759 697
10. Chanakya National Law University 911 877
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies 918 814
12. National Law University Odisha 1038 888
13. National University of Study and Research in Law 1037 3284
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy 1103 2192
15. Tamil Nadu National Law School 1160 4134
16. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University 1132 7758
17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 466 Did not participate in CLAT 2015

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.

CLAT Cutoff 2017 – Expected

Before the NLUs prepare for CLAT 2017 cutoff scores, various CLAT experts and coaching institutes will release their own version of cutoff. These cutoff scores are prepared on the basis of previous year’s cutoff, total candidates appeared, total no. of seats in the Institutes, etc. The table below provides the expected CLAT cutoff scores by the various coaching institutes –

Expected CLAT Cutoff
S.No. Name of Experts or Coaching Institutes Cutoff (expected)
1. Crack CLAT 145 – 148
2. Rajneesh Singh (DO-Zen/CLAT Essentials) 144.5
3. Career Launcher 145+
4. LegalEdge Tutorials 142 – 145

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.

CLAT Counselling 2017

Based on the candidate’s result i.e. their score, All India rank and category rank, they will be shortlisted for the CLAT 2017 counselling rounds. There are 18 NLUs that will be accepting the CLAT score for admission to the 2312 LLB seats and 604 LLM seats. The reservation norms of these NLUs will be according to the reservation policy of Government of India. Candidates who are shortlisted for the CLAT counselling rounds can follow the steps provided below –

  • Candidates are required to pay the counselling fee at the CLAT office.
  • Now, candidates are required to lock the allotted seats.
  • Participate in the counselling rounds by visiting the provided venue according to the allotted date along with the required documents.

Note: The names of the candidates will be dropped from the merit list if they fail to pay the counselling fee within the provided time period.


Bitupan Boruah

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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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