CLAT 2021 cut-off

The Consortium of National Law Universities – NLUs will release the CLAT 2021 cut-off at the time of counselling and seat allotment for the 5-year integrated LLB program. The cut-off list released is category-specific and is released for all the participating NLUs of CLAT 2021. Currently, there are 22 NLUs that offer 5-year LLB programs.

This year the counselling session of CLAT will have around five seat-allotment rounds. Note: CLAT cut-off for a counselling round will be the last rank for which admission is offered in that round; any candidate who scores below the cut-off rank will not get admission.

Typically, the cut-off for the general category is always higher and so they need a higher rank for admission than an SC/ST candidate.

For determining the cut-off, admission officials will consider a number of factors like the seat intake for the program, total number of applications received for admission, and performance of the candidate in the CLAT 2021 exam.

Factors Determining the CLAT 2021 Cut-off

The following points will be considered by admission officials while calculating CLAT 2021 cut-offs.

  1. The number of candidates appeared for CLAT 2021
  2. The number of candidates who have applied for admission process 
  3. The CLAT 2021 merit rank of the candidates
  4. The seat intake for the 5-year LLB program
  5. Category (SC, ST, etc.)
  6. Previous years’ cut-off trends

If any of the parameter changes, the CLAT cut off would also change. For example, if the number of applicants increases the cut-off would also go higher. But on the contrary, if the number of candidates goes down, the cut-off would also come down.

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Release of CLAT 2021 cut-off

  • The consortium will conduct CLAT 2021 counselling sessions in five rounds.
  • CLAT cut-off 2021 would be released separately for these rounds.
  • If a candidate fails to meet the cut-off score of any particular round, they can wait as they’ll be considered for admission in subsequent rounds, provided they meet the cut-off requirements of these rounds.

CLAT Score Vs Cutoff

CollegeScore (Opening)Rank (Opening)Score (Opening)Rank (Opening)
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore119.558120.560
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata112215113240
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad114130115135
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal107355108395
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)109350111400
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur103555104850
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow100620102800
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar106450107510
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala997801001050
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi999001001200
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack971050981600
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna95900961600
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam921200932500
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi941050952600
The TamilNadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli921160933500
National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Guwahati931060943500
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai1055751061050
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad911250924000
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur911200924000
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur9091
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonepat8990
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla8788

CLAT Sectional Cut Off 2021

SectionExpected Cut off CLATMarks per section
English including Comprehension25-28 marks28 – 32 marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30-35 marks35 – 39 marks
Quantitative Techniques12-15 marks13 – 17 marks
Legal Reasoning25-28 marks28 – 32 marks
Logical Reasoning30-35 marks35 – 39 marks
Total122-141 marks150 marks

Significance of CLAT Cut-off 2021

  1. The CLAT cut-off can give the candidate an idea as to what rank they need to secure for admission.
  2. Considering CLAT cut-off is category and programme-specific, one needs to refer to the programme they are applying for admission.
  3. Also, since the cut-off is variable depending on factors like seat intake, category, etc. one must also keep an eye on these factors.


Question: What is  CLAT cutoff?

Answer: CLAT cut off is the minimum score or rank at which a candidate is offered admission at a college. 

Question: When will the consortium release CLAT cut off 2021?

Answer: The consortium of NLUs will release the CLAT 2021 cut off during the seat allotment process.

Question: What is a good score in CLAT?

Answer: The CLAT good score is anything that secures you a seat in your preferred NLU. However, you can get a clue about the good score in CLAT 2021 by looking at the past years’ CLAT cut off trends.

Question: How many seats are available for admission through CLAT 2021?

Answer: Total 4,009 seats are available for CLAT admissions 2021. Out of this, 3,012 seats are available for UG course admissions and 997 seats are available for PG course admissions. 

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