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2012 CLAT preference analysis: NLS strengthens top, only 3 prefer Nalsar, NUJS, as Nuals, NLU-O gain

Nuals Kochi and NLU Orissa climbed in the traditional college preferences of Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) at the expense of RMLNLU Lucknow and CNLU Patna, while other CLAT preferences remained unchanged in the corrected university allotment list, with NLSIU Bangalore coming top followed by Nalsar Hyderabad, NUJS Kolkata, NLIU Bhopal and NLU Jodhpur.

Legally India has conducted a fresh analysis of “Super 30” ranks in CLAT 2012, based on the revised UAL released on Friday morning. The “Super 30” score for each law college is the average rank of the top 30 students allotted to each college, in order to account for the different intake sizes of law schools.

The law schools most preferred by candidates appearing for CLAT 2012 was NLSIU Bangalore again. Only three students in the top 58 CLAT ranks did not opt for the college - rank 11 and 35 opted for Nalsar, while rank 20 chose NUJS.

Last year five students within the NLSIU cut-off did not pick India’s oldest national law school. In 2010 only two students went against the established preference.

This year Nalsar was again the second-most preferred college with a Super 30 score of 70.2.

NUJS Kolkata came a clear third in preferences with a Super 30 of 116.4, followed by NLIU Bhopal and NLU Jodhpur that were close together with average ranks of the top 30 students of 185.2 and 198.2 respectively.

GNLU Gandhinagar this year was again sixth in preferences ahead of HNLU Raipur.

NUALS Kochi, however, jumped a rank this year to replace RMLNLU Lucknow that last year had climbed to the eighth spot.

The entry of NLU Cuttack Orissa in the list of CLAT law schools usurped CNLU Patna in eleventh place. NUSRL Ranchi at thirteenth place and NLUJA Assam Guwahati in fourteenth place were the two other new participants in CLAT 2012.

Five students went against the trend of Nalsar as a second choice. Ranks 66, 89 and 91 chose NUJS Kolkata despite scoring within Nalsar’s cut-offs, while rank 78 and 101 chose NLU Jodhpur.

Changes

In the initially published list that contained errors, those five students and the 89th-ranked were allotted NLIU Bhopal instead of NUJS Kolkata and NLU Jodhpur.

There was no change in the revised list of those who bucked the trend in NLSIU preferences. Rank 427 – Osho Donnie Ashok - who told Legally India on Tuesday that he was erroneously allotted an NUSRL Ranchi seat, whereas his cut-off marks guaranteed him a seat in GNLU Gandhinagar, was allotted GNLU in the revised list.

 

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2012 CLAT preferences by Super 30 rank (average rank of top 30 admissions to each college)

  2012 Highest rank ‘12 Lowest rank ‘12 Cut-off ‘12 Super 30 rank ‘12 General list places 2011 rank ‘11 Highest rank ‘11 Lowest rank ‘11 Cut-off ‘11 Super 30 rank ‘11 General list places Founded
NLSIU Bangalore 1 58 145 16.6 55 1 1 64 147 15.5 58 1987
Nalsar Hyderabad 11 102 142 70.2 41 2 59 117 142 80.4 44 1998
NUJS Kolkata 20 215 138 116.5 78 3 33 196 137 110 83 1999
NLIU Bhopal 103 273 136 185.2 33 4 137 277 132 221.1 37 1997
NLU Jodhpur 78 312 135 198.2 75 5 125 322 131 221.3 80 2001
GNLU Ghandinagar 219 455 132 326.4 78 6 263 427 128 336.3 82 2003
HNLU Raipur 270 528 131 382.5 60 7 336 551 125 418 62 2003
Nuals Kochi 190 638 130 439.7 41 9 163 638 123 507.9 44 2005
RMLNLU Lucknow 329 595 130 464.2 64 8 168 621 123 475.6 74 2006
RGNUL Patiala 208 692 129 536.9 71 10 358 710 122 594.6 76 2006
NLUO Orissa 323 816 128 595.2 78             2009
CNLU Patna 313 797 128 694 58 11 641 778 120 711.1 63 2006
NUSRL Ranchi 490 839 127 775.4 24             2010
NLUJA Assam 408 857 127 800.6 30             2009
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