CLAT Cutoff 2018 – After the announcement of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 result, the various National Law Universities (NLUs) will release their CLAT cut off ranks. The test takers must secure the minimum CLAT cutoff 2018 rank to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the NLUs. For each counselling rounds, the CLAT 2018 cutoff ranks will be different. Also, the CLAT cutoff 2018 ranks will vary with the category of candidates. Compared to the last three years, the CLAT cutoff ranks of most NLUs have increased. Each NLU will have their own cutoff ranks for CLAT 2018 and it will be released before each counselling rounds start. There will be a total of four counselling rounds and for each round, the CLAT cut off 2018 ranks will vary. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi will be conducting CLAT on May 13, 2018. The results will be available by the end of May 2018. Go through this article for more details on CLAT cutoff 2018 ranks.
The table below provides the CLAT cut off 2017 (closing ranks) for counselling round 1. Only the test takers obtaining the minimum ranks were shortlisted for the CLAT counselling rounds.
CLAT cut off ranks 2017
|National Law Universities||CLAT Closing Rank for Unreserved category||CLAT Closing Rank for other category|
|National Law School of India University, Bangalore||59||1779|
|National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad||130||5098|
|National Law Institute University, Bhopal||351||17348|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam||1180||38156|
|Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy||1151||25604|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur||1126||39573|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai||478||17294|
To know more about the trends in CLAT cutoff ranks, candidates can check the previous years’ cut off ranks from the table provided below.
CLAT Cutoff rank (2016 and 2015)
|National Law University||CLAT Cutoff 2016||CLAT Cutoff 2015|
|National Law School of India University, Bangalore||58||54|
|National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad||123||125|
|West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences||221||203|
|National Law Institute University, Bhopal||339||285|
|National Law University Jodhpur||347||308|
|Gujarat National Law University||465||398|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai||466||Did not participate|
|Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur||555||500|
|Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow||626||569|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala||759||697|
|Chanakya National Law University, Patna||911||877|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi||918||814|
|National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi||1037||3284|
|National Law University Odisha||1038||888|
|National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati||1103||2192|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam||1132||7758|
|Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli||1160||4134|
Note: These are the closing ranks of the first CLAT counselling rounds for candidates who have applied under the Unreserved category.
With each passing year, the CLAT cutoff ranks for most of the NLUs are increasing for every category of candidates. Also, with the addition of two new NLUs, which are MNLU Nagpur and MNLU, Aurangabad, the number of LLB seats rose to 2372. Thus, with the current CLAT cutoff trend and increase in the number of seats, LLB aspirants can expect further increase in the cut off rank of the NLUs for every counselling rounds.
If two or more test takers obtain the same rank in CLAT 2018, then one of the following processes will be applied to break the tie -
There will be a total of 4 counselling rounds which will be conducted through a centralised process. For each counselling rounds, a list of provisionally shortlisted candidates will be released along with the CLAT cutoff 2018 ranks. These shortlisted candidates are required to start with the counselling process i.e. paying the counselling fee and opt for ‘Lock’ or ‘Upward Shifting’ within the provided time period. After the counselling rounds, candidates are required to visit the allotted NLUs to complete the CLAT admission process.
Every year, one of the 19 NLUs conducts CLAT on a rotational basis for admission to their 2372 LLB seats. The test will be held in a computer-based format which will include 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The duration of the test is 2 hours and the questions will be divided into five sections - General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English with Comprehension and Elementary Mathematics. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt.