Nuals Kochi has dropped behind RMLNLU Lucknow and CNLU Patna in the preferences of Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) takers, as the seven oldest national law schools pecking order remained unchanged.
UPDATE 12 JUNE 2013: The below analysis is partly incorrect after the CLAT committee has released revised CLAT preferences after an apparent computer error. Please click here for the partially updated rankings.
Legally India’s Super 30 score, which has been calculated the last three years by averaging the all India ranks of the 30 top CLAT scorers choosing each college in the general list, revealed that NLSIU Bangalore, Nalsar Hyderabad and NUJS Kolkata remained the three most popular colleges by a wide margin.
The top 60 scorers in the CLAT almost all chose NLSIU Bangalore as their first preference. However, two CLAT takers ranked 30th rank and 51st, whose domicile was stated as Andhra Pradesh, chose Nalsar Hyderabad. Also bucking the NLSIU first pick trend were the 40th rank, who opted for Nalsar, and 49th, who selected NUJS Kolkata.
Nalsar Hyderabad dominated the preferences from 61st rank, except for three within the Nalsar cut-off choosing NUJS (71, 87 and 92), one Madhya Pradesh resident selecting NLIU Bhopal (79), and the 88th rank going for NLU Jodhpur.
NLIU Bhopal, founded in 1997, again ranked ahead of 2001-founded NLU Jodhpur in top CLAT performers’ preferences, with an average rank of 169 amongst the ‘top’ 30 students selecting Bhopal.
The average top 30 rank at NLU Jodhpur was 217, while GNLU Gandhinagar and HNLU Raipur, both founded in 2003, came in sixth and seventh.
Nuals Kochi, which was founded in 2005, was the worst performer and dropped significantly in the rankings this year, having held eighth place in preferences last year, and ninth in 2011.
It was usurped by RMLNLU Lucknow and CNLU Patna in the rankings – the latter making a remarkable leap in preferences from second-to-last place in 2012 to ninth, also climbing ahead of the 11th-most preferred college RGNUL Patiala.
The remaining preferences between the youngest CLAT colleges – NLU Orissa and NLUJA Assam and NUSRL Ranchi, all founded between 2009 and 2010 - remained virtually unchanged.
2013 CLAT preferences by Super 30 rank (average rank of top 30 admissions to each college)
|2013 Super 30 preference||2012 Super 30 pref||2013 Super 30 score||2013 Highest general list rank||‘13 Lowest general list rank||‘13 Cut-off mark||2012 Highest rank||‘12 Lowest rank||‘12 Cut-off||‘12 Super 30 score||‘12 General list places||2011 Super 30 pref||Founded|