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CLAT 2013 Results: Bigger score differences, lower scores

Pencil sharpened at the ready, set and go.
Pencil sharpened at the ready, set and go.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2013 results have been announced for 27,627 national law university LLB aspirants and 1242 LLM aspirants. 

Top under-graduate (UG) list ranker Dhruv Murari Gandhi has obtained 160.75 out of 200 marks, while introducing 25 per cent negative marking for the first time has led to docketing decimated marks and a lowest score of -1.

While Gandhi trumped last year’s highest score of 159, the slide down the ranks has been greater this year than in 2012. Last year NLSIU Bangalore’s general list cut-off closed at 147 marks for rank 58, while Nalsar Hyderabad closed at 142 for rank 117. This year those two ranks have respectively obtained 140.5 and 136.5 marks, the latter being lower than NUJS Kolkata’s cut-off marks of 137 last year.

Negative marking has helped loosen up the range of top 200 marks to 29 this year from 20 last year, and smaller groups of people tied at the same score – the group of 10 tied at 135.25 marks from rank 134 to rank 143 is the biggest tie in the top 200.

The top 200 were all general category candidates but two.


The highest scorer Neha Sharma obtained 90.5 marks and the last person to secure a one-year or two-year LLM program seat in the first list this year, rank 416 obtained 41.5 marks.

The last seat in the one-year LLM program will go to rank 374, with a score of 43, in the first list.

LLM candidates were yesterday allowed to submit fresh law school preferences online to the CLAT core committee before 5 June in view of the mid-year restructuring of the traditional two-year LLM degree.

Click here to download a mirror link of the UG rank list if you are not able to get through clat.ac.in.

Law school preference analysis coming up soon after clat.ac.in publishes the preference list. Till then enjoy reading about last year’s preferences.

Click here to download a mirror link of the PG rank list from our reliable servers.

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