Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the most popular law entrance exams conducted to offer admission to various UG and PG law courses at 22 participating NLUs.
The admission to the NLUs is done based on the CLAT merit rank, which is prepared using the marks obtained by candidates in the CLAT exam. It may be noted that the marks required to secure a particular rank are not constant; it keeps changing every year. Students often get confused about the CLAT marks and rank as they fail to understand their difference. Hence, in this article, we’ll discuss the details regarding CLAT marks vs rank so the students can understand the difference between marks and rank.
CLAT Marks vs Rank
The table below shows the CLAT scores and ranks so the students can depict their ranks from the marks they get. The table may not predict 100% accuracy as the data is influenced by the previous year’s analysis of Marks vs Rank.
|CLAT Score Range||Rank Range||No. of Candidates|
CLAT 2022 Expected Cut-Off
The CLAT 2022 cut-off is not yet released. Given below is the expected cut-off for CLAT 2022 as per the analysis of the previous year’s cut-off and more.
The cut-offs may vary for each participating university. Check out the table below to know the expected cut-off for each college.
|Name of the NLU||First Cut-off Rank||Closing Cut Off Rank|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru||200||225|
|NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad||175||177|
|The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata||225||227|
|National Law University, Jodhpur||312||323|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar||457||470|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala||943||1012|
|National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal||526||538|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi||1023||1076|
|National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi||1189||1290|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur||696||701|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam||1362||1518|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad||1487||1947|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai||504||557|
|National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack||983||1052|
|Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna||1142||1256|
|The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli||1543||1799|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur||1312||1575|
Analysis: Here, you can see the correlation between the CLAT marks and their corresponding rank. The candidate who scored more than 100 marks in the exam will get a very high rank and thus have a great chance to secure a seat in a top NLU, including NLSIU Bangalore.
CLAT 2021 Topper’s Marks
Last year, Manhal Bansal was the topper who secured AIR 1, with the highest CLAT marks 125.5. He was the only candidate who secured 120+ marks in CLAT 2021. The other toppers had a score ranging from 102.25 marks (100th rank candidate) to 117 (second rank candidate).
Check out the table below to know the marks and ranks secured by 70 toppers in the CLAT 2021.
|Total Marks||All India Rank|
The Last Word
Hope now you have a clear idea of the difference between CLAT marks and rank from the tables mentioned above. Stay tuned for more articles on CLAT and other law entrance exams.