CLAT Exam Cut-off 2023

The participating NLUs declare the CLAT Cut Off every year to conduct round-wise counselling to select the candidates for the final admission process. As per the latest official updates, the round-wise CLAT Cut Off 2023 is released by 23 participating NLUs with each round of counselling officially.

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CLAT Cut Off is the minimum mark that is needed to score to become eligible for UG and PG courses offered by the NLUs in India. In this article, we have shared the CLAT Cut Off 2023 along with the previous year’s cutoff details for your reference.

CLAT Cut Off 2023 – Highlights

The candidates may know that the cut-off for CLAT Exam is released separately for UG and PG courses, as well as each candidate’s category, including Open, PwD, SC, ST, and OBC. Anyone receiving a mark or rank below the CLAT Cut Off is often not admitted to their top-choice law colleges because it is the minimum requirement for admission.

The CLAT Cut Off is impacted by variables such as the exam’s difficulty, changes in the seat intake and matrix, answer key anomalies, and the overall number of students shortlisted. There are a total of 3, 213 UG seats and 1, 217 PG seats available at the 23 NLUs that take part in CLAT counselling.

On the page below, candidates can view the CLAT 2023 cut-off along with the previous year’s exam cut-offs.

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CLAT 2023 Expected Cut Off

We will share the institute-wise CLAT Cut-Off 2023 list once it is made public on the official website. As of now, you can check the expected cutoffs for CLAT in the table below.

Exam Sections CLAT 2023 Expected Cut Off
English 22-23
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 26-27
Legal Reasoning 27-28
Logical Reasoning 20-21
Quantitative Techniques 11-12

CLAT Cut Off – Previous Years Data

The CLAT passing marks out of 150 for each college that students needed to achieve in order to be considered for admission are listed in the table below. For 2021 and 2020, take note of the CLAT Passing Marks Out of 150, and for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014, take note of the CLAT Passing Marks Out of 200.

NLUs CLAT Passing Marks out of 150 CLAT Passing Marks out of 200
CLAT 2021 CLAT 2020 CLAT 2018 CLAT 2017 CLAT 2016 CLAT 2015 CLAT 2014
NLSIU Bengaluru 103.5 92.75 135.5 139.5 145.2 118 157
NALSAR Hyderabad 99 89.75 128 132.5 142 111.75 142
WBNUJS Kolkata 96.75 88.25 122 126 136.56 109.5 146
NLU Jodhpur 93.25 86 118.75 121 131.88 102.5 142
NLIU Bhopal 92.75 82.25 118.75 121.75 134.23 100.5 138.5

CLAT 2022 Cut Off

Note the table below to get the college-wise CLAT Exam Cut-Off 2022 list.

NLUs Opening Rank Closing Rank
NLSIU Bengaluru 1 85
NALSAR Hyderabad 08 162
WBNUJS Kolkata 117 257
NLU Jodhpur 155 378
NLIU Bhopal 217 451
GNLU, Gandhinagar 33 430
RMLNLU, Lucknow 377 756
HNLU, Raipur 430 837
RGNUL, Patiala 437 1184
NLUO, Odisha 470 1193
MNLU, Mumbai 64 548
NUALS, Kochi 413 1315
CNLU, Patna 932 1412
MNLU, Nagpur (B.A.LL.B) 796 1657
(TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli 807 2024
NUSRL, Ranchi 933 1729
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam 1002 1617
NLUJA, Assam 1131 1917
HPNLU, Shimla 1056 2477
NLU, Sonepat 1094 2481
MPDNLU, Jabalpur 1314 2399
MNLU, Aurangabad 1390 2500

CLAT 2021 Cut Off

Check the table below for CLAT Cut Off 2021.

NLUs Opening Rank Closing Rank Score in CLAT Passing Marks Out of 150 in 2021
NLSIU Bengaluru 1 83 103.5
NALSAR Hyderabad 65 172 99
WBNUJS Kolkata 24 241 96.75
NLU Jodhpur 185 356 93.25
NLIU Bhopal 176 384 92.75

CLAT Cut Off 2023 – Influential Factors

There are some important factors that influence the CLAT Exam Cut off. These factors are:

  • The exam difficulty level: The cut-off is anticipated to rise if the question paper is simple, and vice versa.
  • The total number of applications received: The CLAT Cut Off is anticipated to be lowered if less number of applications are submitted overall. 
  • The total number of qualified applicants: If there are fewer qualified candidates than available seats, the cutoff will be lowered.
  • Total CLAT seats: It is anticipated that the cutoff will stay low if the total number of seats is modified and increased.

Apart from these, the CLAT Cut Off also depends on the past year’s trends. So, it is important to keep an eye on the last year’s data also before filling out the CLAT Application Form.

Tips to Clear CLAT Exam Cut Off

For a chance at preferred law institutes, individuals must have effective tactics for passing the CLAT Cut Off. To make sure you are thoroughly prepared for the exam, you must be familiar with the CLAT Exam Pattern and syllabus. Here are some pointers that you follow at the time of preparation.

  • Make a study plan and be dedicated to chapter-wise preparation continuously.
  • Solve previous years’ question papers and attempt mock tests to maintain track of your progress.

Frequently Asked Questions on CLAT Exam Cut off


What will happen if I am unable to meet the CLAT cut off 2023?

Candidates must achieve high enough scores to pass the CLAT cut-off 2023 in order to be enrolled in NLUs; else, it would be challenging to get admitted to one.

How the participating institute calculates CLAT Cut Off?

The participating institute calculates CLAT Cut Off based on some factors such as exam difficulty level, the total number of applications, the total number of seats and shortlisted candidates.

Is 75 a good CLAT score?

To be enrolled on the best NLUs, general category candidates must set a target score of at least 110. To be enrolled on an NLU, reserved category candidates must aim for a CLAT score of 90 or higher.

How many seat allotment rounds will be conducted by the participating NLUs?

The participating NLUs general conducted 4-5 seat allotment rounds to offer final admission to candidates.

Is CLAT cut off same for all NLUs?

No, the CLAT Cut Off will be different for all NLUs. Note that NLUD does not accept CLAT Exam cutoffs. It conducts a separate law exam for shortlisting the candidates.


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