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2013 CLAT law school prefs: Oldies top ranking as Nuals drops below RMLNLU, CNLU

Age & tradition continue to trump (generally)
Age & tradition continue to trump (generally)
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.

Triumvirate

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.

Chasing pack

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.

Movement

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.

Read 2012 Super 30 CLAT analysis

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
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 15.5 1 59 140.5 1 58 145 16.6 55 1 1987
Nalsar Hyderabad 2 2 71.7 30 104 tbc 11 102 142 70.2 41 2 1998
NUJS Kolkata 3 3 120.7 49 223 130.75 20 215 138 116.5 78 3 1999
NLIU Bhopal 4 4 169.1 79 245 129.75 103 273 136 185.2 33 4 1997
NLU Jodhpur 5 5 216.6 88 318 127 78 312 135 198.2 75 5 2001
GNLU Gandhinagar 6 6 321.9 196 429 123.75 219 455 132 326.4 78 6 2003
HNLU Raipur 7 7 400.1 322 529 116.75 270 528 131 382.5 60 7 2003
RMLNLU Lucknow 8 9 427.8 238 577 120.5 329 595 130 464.2 64 8 2006
CNLU Patna 9 12 545.5 303 759 116.75 313 797 128 694 58 11 2006
Nuals Kochi 10 8 553.5 201 763 116.75 190 638 130 439.7 41 9 2005
RGNUL Patiala 11 10 586.5 493 698 118 208 692 129 536.9 71 10 2006
NLUO Orissa 12 11 623.3 277 863 115.5 323 816 128 595.2 78 n/a 2009
NLUJA Assam 13 14 790.1 667 833 115.75 408 857 127 800.6 30 n/a 2009
NUSRL Ranchi 14 13 797.7 345 789 116.5 490 839 127 775.4 24 n/a 2010

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