CLAT Cut Off – 2020 Expected Cutoff, Previous Year Cut off lists and Comparison

As the all important CLAT 2020 exam is approaching, students become anxious to know what the cut-off structure will look like, and rightly so, as this is the most anticipated law exam in India. More than 47,000 students appeared in the CLAT 2019 exam. Thus, knowing that the competition is quite intense, law aspirants must have already started calculating their chances of getting admission at a desired institution. Scholarship Registration, Get Scholarship UpdateThus, this article would emphasize on the estimated cut-offs for CLAT 2020, cut-offs of the previous years, comparison and other essential information which would answer all your queries regarding the CLAT cut-off.

Estimated Cut-off for CLAT 2020

National Law University Opening Rank Closing Rank
NLSUI, Bangalore 1 54
NALSAR, Hyderabad 50 120
NLIU, BHOPAL 148 380
WBNUJS, KOLKATA 82 203
NLU, JODHPUR 76 294
HNLU, Raipur 329 549
GNLU, Gandhinagar 124 417
RMNLU, Lucknow 342 617
RGNLU, Patiala 442 805
CNLU Patna 623 949
NUALS, Kochi 474 880
NLU, Odisha Cuttack 465 879
NUSRL, Ranchi 688 966
TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli 436 1186
MNLU, Mumbai 383 462
MNLU, Aurangabad 710  1167
NLUJAA, Guwahati 968 1104

Note – The above mentioned data is an estimation of the cut-offs. Since there are various factors which influence the outcome of cutoffs, the official cutoffs may vary from the above given data.

Below is the CLAT 2019 cut-off list, which also draws a comparison between various categories

CLAT 2019 Cut off – 1st Round

National Law University General Category

(Opening Rank)

General Category

(Closing Rank)

Scheduled Caste

(Opening Rank)

Scheduled Caste

(Closing Rank)

NLSUI, Bangalore 1 54 363 1892
NALSAR, Hyderabad 50 120 144 3010
NLIU, BHOPAL 148 380 3097 4628
WBNUJS, KOLKATA 82 203 1862 3994
NLU, JODHPUR 76 294 2268 4930
HNLU, Raipur 329 549 4940 6877
GNLU, Gandhinagar 124 417 4984 6791
RMNLU, Lucknow 342 617 4259 10948
RGNLU, Patiala 442 805 5207 9330
CNLU Patna 623 949 7313 16834
NUALS, Kochi 474 880 4891 14281
NLU, Odisha Cuttack 465 879 6276 9550
NUSRL, Ranchi 688 866 7707 9991
TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli 436 1186 5681 10397
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam 830 1080 20733 22340
MNLU, Mumbai 383 462 5734 13378
MNLU, Aurangabad 710 1167 14219 20104
NLUJAA, Guwahati 968 1104 12648 28565
HPNLU, Shimla 622 1225 6896 10738
DNLU, Jabalpur 991 1263 8550 10822

CLAT 2019 Cut off – 2nd Round

National Law University General Category

(Opening Rank)

General Category

(Closing Rank)

Scheduled Caste

(Opening Rank)

Scheduled Caste

(Closing Rank)

NLSUI, Bangalore 56  57 1907 1907
NALSAR, Hyderabad 121 128 3030 3097
NLIU, BHOPAL 329 361 4790 4940
WBNUJS, KOLKATA 207 226 4347 4347
NLU, JODHPUR 295 351 4984 5122
HNLU, Raipur 561 626 7305 7786
GNLU, Gandhinagar 418 461 6896 7214
RMNLU, Lucknow 627 687 10963 11850
RGNLU, Patiala 806 919 9448 10310
CNLU Patna 955 1087 17771 18898
NUALS, Kochi 892 978 15183 15183
NLU, Odisha Cuttack 888 951 9597 10234
NUSRL, Ranchi 967 1091 10339 10990
TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli 1202 1358 10628 11626
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam 1098 1287 24330 25136
MNLU, Mumbai 465 508 14219 17909
MNLU, Aurangabad 1212 1338 20426 24646
NLUJAA, Guwahati 1108  1294 31022 31022
HPNLU, Shimla 1236 1396 10822 11884
DNLU, Jabalpur 1275  1447 11271 11827

CLAT Cut Off – Comparison 2018-2017

National Law University Opening Rank- 2018 Closing Rank- 2018 Opening Rank- 2017 Closing Rank- 2017
NLSUI, Bangalore 1 66 59 177
NALSAR, Hyderabad 11 137 130 5098
NLIU, BHOPAL 155 390 351 17348
WBNUJS, KOLKATA 43 260 213 7556
NLU, JODHPUR 129 376 343 8051
HNLU, Raipur 401 657 574 29835
GNLU, Gandhinagar 142 498 453 10585
RMNLU, Lucknow 358 668 627 28216
RGNLU, Patiala 358 924 801 12580
CNLU Patna 718 1186 909 16614
NUALS, Kochi 290 928 826 24087
NLU, Odisha Cuttack 564 1167 1023 15734
NUSRL, Ranchi 705  1255 1051 28174
TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli 459 1571 1151 25604
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam 223 1432 1180 38156
MNLU, Mumbai 246 503 478 17294
NLUJAA, Guwahati 1016 1556 1124 17322

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Clalt cut off – What are the factors which influence the CLAT cut off?

As there are a limited number of seats in the top institutions, cut off plays an essential role in assuring that the students get admissions in universities according to their calibre. Thus, candidates get admission in law colleges in proportion to their marks. But there are various factors which may influence the cutoff list. The huge number of students applying for the exam is the prominent and the most common factor. Other important factors are :

  • Difficulty level of the exam – It is inevitable that the difficulty level of the CLAT exam would have considerable impact on the cutoff list. The CLAT governing body tries to keep the cut-offs on the lower side, when the difficulty level of the exam is high. Thus, if the difficulty of the CLAT 2020 exam is high, the candidates may expect to have some relaxation in the cut-off list as well.
  • Number of seats available in respective universities and colleges – There are limited seats available in every law institution, and thus, cutoffs are based on the ranking and reputation of the college. For eg- NLSIU, Bangalore and NALSAR, Hyderabad are two of the most popular and elite law universities in India and  offer limited seats, making their cut offs extremely high.
  • Increase in number of qualifying students – The number of students clearing the CLAT exam proportionally impact the rise in the cutoffs.

CLAT Cutoff – FAQ’s

Q. Which NLU will conduct CLAT 2020?

The CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020 Exam will be conducted by the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. The exam would be conducted for the undergraduate and graduate law students aspiring to get admission in top NLU or private law colleges.

Q. Is CLAT 2020 an offline exam?

Yes, CLAT 2020 exam will be held in offline mode. There have been no updates on running the CLAT exam online.

Q. Is there relaxation for CLAT candidates belonging to the Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe?

Yes, CLAT cut off 2020 would offer decent relaxation to candidates belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. For instance - in the 1st round of cutoff 2019, the closing rank for general candidates for admission in NLSIU, Bangalore was 54 whereas for the SC candidates it was 1892.

Q. What is the fee structure for the CLAT Exam ?

For General/OBC/PWD/OCI/NRI/PIO candidates, the payable exam fee is INR 4000 whereas for the SC/ST/BPL candidates, the payable exam fee is  INR 3500.

Q. Is CLAT a difficult exam?

As per the standards of CLAT question papers in the previous year, the difficulty level of the exam was moderate. However, if the level of the exam is tough, then the cut-offs are proportionally set on the lower side.

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