Choosing your law college on the basis of your CLAT Score 2016

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With the qualification of CLAT 2016, many candidates would be taking a sense of relief, at least until now. While clearing CLAT is just the first step on the ladder of success, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that CLAT score plays a vital second step. It is this CLAT score 2016 that will help you seek admission into the law college of your choice. In this article, the students can understand everything about CLAT score 2016, its analysis and how the cut off list for admission into law colleges is decided.

What is CLAT 2016 rank and cut off list?

The rank list of the CLAT examinations is always released or published by the body that conducts the exam that year. The CLAT 2016 exam was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala. The result for CLAT 2016 exam has already been declared and now it’s the turn for rank list and cut off list for CLAT.

CLAT 2016 rank list is that list which provides the details about the overall candidates who appeared for the exam, along with their total score, All India Rank, State Rank and subject-wise marks in the CLAT 2016 exam.

This rank list is always prepared by the body that conducts the exam, which in this year’s case, shall be RGNUL, Patiala. The rank list is released and published so as to ensure a complete transparency in overall exam system.

 What is CLAT 2016 cut off list?

The CLAT 2016 cut off list will be determined by RGNUL Patiala only, as per the rank list of CLAT 2016. Cut off list is the minimum marks or score that a candidate should have, in order to seek admission in the preferable NLU or National Law University. The candidates are supposed to participate in the counselling sessions so that they can get a seat in the NLU of their choice. Once the candidates stand up to the cut off list; only then they are invited for the counselling sessions.

CLAT 2015 cut off list, for 1st counselling session round

Here is the list of top 5 colleges/universities on the basis of cut off for the 1st counselling session-

National Law University Name Cut Off for the first round of counselling (2015)
NLSIU Bangalore 118.25
NALSAR Hyderabad 111.5
NLIU Bhopal 100.5
WBNUJS Kolkata 107
NLU Jodhpur 102.75


CLAT 2016 Counselling 

The CLAT 2016 counselling schedule as well as procedure has already been announced by the committee of CLAT exams. The counselling process for common law admission test 2016 candidates will begin soon so that the students can choose the college as per their preference of NLU.

Once the students inform the counsellors about their choices, they can get a seat in the college as per the seat availability. Once the seat is allotted to a candidate and he/she accepts the seat, the fee for counselling has to be deposited according to the stipulated time period. After this procedure has been completed, the seat is locked for the candidate and the exam committee then, issues the list of seat allotment for the next round of counselling.

It is vital to note that the candidates are free to lock, upgrade and even withdraw the seat allotted to them during the counselling sessions. It has been estimated that the 2016 CLAT committee shall possibly conduct four counselling rounds so as to complete the process of seat allotment to the candidates.

CLAT 2016 reservation criteria and seats

There are a total of approximately 2252 seats for 17 different participating NLUs. For the reservation criteria, the CLAT 2016 exam committee diligently follows the government rules. Every NLU has the seats for reserved category students as per the government regulations. These are as follows-

  • Scheduled Castes – 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes – 7.5%
  • Other Backward Classes – 27%

In order to verify the availability of reserved seats, the candidates should check the individual NLU brochure.

CLAT 2016 cut off: How it must have judged the candidates?

Those who appeared for CLAT 2016, have just one thing is common to say- the paper was really simple. Every good side comes with a darker side, as well. Because of the ease of CLAT 2016 entrance exam, the cut off criterion or rank list formation becomes a tedious task because this is where the candidates are judged. Any entrance exam is not just about scoring well individually. It is about competition with others. That is why they are called “competitive exams.”

Based on our analysis, we have created the following table to help you know which parameters would have been seen to judge you and how you might be phased out in comparison to others:

Parameters to judge a candidate How to test a candidate on the basis of the parameter?
Logical Skill Logical and Legal Reasoning
Fast Reading & Accurate Comprehension Vocabulary, Grammar & reading comprehension
Analytical Skills Analytical Reasoning and Mathematics
Writing/Communication Vocabulary, Grammar, Essay, Short Notes
Ability for intelligent hard work and perseverance GK & Vocabulary
Research aptitude Logical  Reasoning and GK
Intelligence Logical & Legal Reasoning along with personal interview
Creativity Analytical Reasoning and Personal Interview
General Awareness Current Affairs
Interpersonal Skills or Team Work Group Discussion performance


If you are selected for the counselling session and will get a seat, you know how you have been judged. If you weren’t able to qualify for CLAT, the aforementioned table will help you know why.

CLAT 2016 Cut Off

Here is the cut off list that will help you know which college you might get. This list is a compilation of Government colleges you can choose from:

S.No. NLU 2015 Cut Off


Contact Number for Enquiry
1 NLSIU, Bangalore, Karnataka 118 0 77.75 75 Phone Numbers: +91-8023213160, +91-8023160532, +91-8023160533, +91-8023160535

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2 NALSAR, Hyderabad, Telangana 142.75 94 80 General Number: 040 –23498200 / 400

Examination Department: 040 – 23498165

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3 NLIU, Bhopal, M.P. 138 127.25 83 61.5 Phone No: 0755 – 2696965; Ext. 109

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4 WBNUJS, Kolkata, West Bengal 146 98.5 86.5 Phone No: (+91)33-2335 7379/ 0765/ 2806/ 2809/ 2811/ 2812


5 NLU, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 106.5 87.75 59.25 Phone No: +91-291-2577530, 2577526

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6 HNLU, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 75.25 55.75 28 16.5 Phone No: 0771-3057603,604

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7 GNLU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 107.75 139.75 81.5 74.75 Phone No: +91-79-23276611/23276612

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8 RMLNLU, Lucknow, U.P. 95.25 73.5 45 13.75 Phone No: +91-522-24 25 902, 903

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9 RGNUL, Patiala, Punjab 55.5 131.5 77.25 65.75 Phone No: 0175-2391600, 601, 602, 603, 604

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10 CNLU, Patna, Bihar 84 23.75 24 Phone No:  0612-2352302, 0612-2352309

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11 NUALS, Kochi, Kerala 82.75 54.75 61.75 Phone No:  0484-2555990, 09446899047

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12 NLUO, Cuttack, Odisha 128.25 77 53 Phone No:  +91 671 2338018

Examination Department Number: +91 671 – 2338008


13 NUSRL, Ranchi, Jharkhand 67.25 40.5 28 17 Phone No:  0651-290 2705


14 NLUJAA, Guwahati, Assam 57 59 23 37.5 Phone Number: +91-361-2738891/92 (Office)

+91-80110-24050 (Registrar)

E-mail ID: registrar@nluassam .ac .in


15 DSNLU, Vishakhapatnam, A.P. 13.75 8.75 10.75 16 Phone Number: 0891 252 9952


16 TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli, T.N. 35 28 24.25 35 Phone Numbers: +91 431 2692000, +91 431 2692111

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17 MNLU, Mumbai, Maharashtra Phone Number: 022-2548 0042

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Here is a list of colleges for the students who wish to take admission in private colleges. Kindly check the official website for merit list of these colleges-

S.No. Name of the Private College that considers CLAT Score 2015 Cut Off


Contact Number for Enquiry
1 Christ College/University, Bangalore Phone Number: 080 4012 9100

E-mail ID:

2 ILS Law College, Pune Phone Number: +91 20 25656775

E-mail ID:

3 Faculty of Law of the University of Delhi, Delhi/NCR Phone Number: 27667483

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4 Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Delhi/NCR Phone Number: 91-130-4091804/806

E-mail ID:

5 The Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali Phone Number: 91 172 5095336-38

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6 Amity Law School (ALS), Noida, Delhi/NCR Phone Number: 0120-4392687

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Private colleges entrance examinations:

It is vital for the candidates aspiring for law as a career, to understand that the private colleges mentioned above have their own merit list as well, which is dependent upon the entrance examinations conducted by them. These entrance examinations schedule can be checked from their respective official website.

If you have prepared thoroughly for CLAT 2016, chances are that you might also be able to clear the private entrance exams. It is nevertheless, important that you go through the syllabus for these entrance examinations.

Many candidates believe that the only way out to become a lawyer in India is by seeking admission in NLU. However, this is not always true. While the national law universities are without doubt, the most prestigious universities to choose from, but the candidates can also seek admission in the aforesaid private colleges. These are some of the top most private colleges that offer BA LLB and LLM degrees to the law-aspiring candidates.

Management quota and sports quota can play a vital role in merit list. Also, there are a few rounds, such as personality test and group discussions, which check the ability and confidence of candidates on a few parameters.

Difference in the fee structure and reservation system

While many of these private colleges will also offer reservation, as per the government guidelines, there are a few of these private law colleges that do not offer reservation or quota. Nevertheless, there is a management quota in a few colleges, which one can check.

The fee structure varies from the government colleges. In private colleges, the fee is usually too high, which is beyond the reach of a few students. Sports quota or management quota can work in this case. Also, the private colleges can offer scholarships to the students, so as to ease the fee burden.

CLAT 2016 Cut Off List

The CLAT 2016 cut off list has not yet been announced. The students are recommended to stay tuned in to for further details. The results for CLAT 2016 can be checked the candidates on this website only. There are, however a few factors that will affect the CLAT 2016 cut off. Here are the factors-

  • The number of candidates appearing for CLAT 2016 was recorded to be a new high.
  • Increase in the number of candidates appearing for CLAT 2016 will increase the cut off marks. Candidates can expect an increased cut off of 5-10%.
  • MNLU, Nagpur is set to become functional from June 2016. The new university will start with 60 students initially. This factor will become a vital consideration of the CLAT exam committee while setting up the cut off.
  • CLAT 2016 was a fairly simple exam, which means that the cut off marks will be higher.
  • Overall, we are analysing that the cut off for CLAT 2016 will rise by 2-5%.
  • The merit list of private colleges is also dependent upon these factors, apart from the seats reserved under sports or management quota.

The factors like these play a vital role in affecting the cut off list of any exam. The students can understand or predict the cut off for CLAT 2016 on the basis of aforementioned table that explains about CLAT 2015 cut off list. As far as the private colleges’ merit list is concerned, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this list can varies every year, just like CLAT cut off. The students should keep a track of the previous years’ merit list of the college that they aspire for. Also, the previous years’ entrance exam papers should be checked for each private college, to score well.



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