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NLIU would outrank NUJS in current, possibly wrong, CLAT preferences; New list may be out in days

NLU Jodhpur: Confusing?
NLU Jodhpur: Confusing?

The 2012 Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) university allotment list, which ranks NLIU Bhopal ahead of NUJS Kolkata according to Legally India analysis, has been disputed by several students, with one claiming on Facebook that the convenors have confirmed a new list would be published within days.

A number of students claimed online and in interview with Legally India that they had not been allotted their preference of law college, despite meeting the minimum mark.

One student said on the Facebook group of CLAT mentoring website Clagyan: “[The CLAT helpline] said to me that they are most probably publishing new list by 31st or in 2-3 days.” But another candidate on Facebook said that “jodhpur people are saying that list is final”.

Authoritative sources at the CLAT convening college NLU Jodhpur were not available to comment on the accuracy of the list at the time of going to press.

One CLAT taker, Osho Donnie Ashok, scored rank 427 and told Legally India that while this year’s cut-off mark should have guaranteed him an admission in at least his third preference – GNLU Gandhinagar, he was instead allotted a seat in NUSRL Ranchi which was his tenth preference.

His second preference was NLU Jodhpur which was allotted to a candidate sitting 201 ranks below him.

The cut-off marks for NLU Jodhpur were 134 out of 200 but a candidate who listed the law school as his second preference and scored around 140 marks was allotted HNLU Raipur, which is understood to have been his seventh preference.

Another person close to a CLAT training forum said he knew of at least 30 to 40 cases where the allotment was not in accordance with ranks and preferences.

Temporary rankings 

According to Legally India’s analysis of the initially published university allotment list for this year, which has now been unpublished from the NLU Jodhpur website while the official CLAT homepage remains inaccessible, NLIU Bhopal trumped NUJS Kolkata in applicants’ preferences, while HNLU Raipur outranked GNLU Gandhinagar in the law school preferences of CLAT takers this year.

Continuing last year’s analysis, Legally India compiled a “Super 30” score for each law college based on the average rank of the top 30 students allotted to each college, in order to account for the different intake sizes of colleges.

NLSIU Bangalore continued to occupy the top spot since last year, while Nalsar Hyderabad, NLU Jodhpur and RMLNLU Lucknow also stood ground at the second, fifth and eighth place, respectively.

According to yesterday’s published list, students ranked 11 and 35 opted for Nalsar and rank 20 for NUJS. Four students who could have been admitted within Nalsar’s cut-off – rank 66, 78, 89 and 101 - opted for NLIU.

Download the potentially incorrect preference list that was published yesterday.

CLAT preference college rankings, according to provisional preference list

  Highest rank ‘12 Lowest rank ‘12 Cut-off ‘12 Super 30 Avg. Rank ‘12 General list places ‘12 2011 Super 30 Rank Highest rank ‘11 Lowest rank ‘11 Cut-off ‘11 Super 30 Avg. Rank ‘11 General list places ‘11 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
NLIU Bhopal 66 205 138 144.5 33 4 137 277 132 221.1 37 1997
NUJS Kolkata 20 374 134 157.7 78 3 33 196 137 110 83 1999
NLU Jodhpur 111 376 134 172.5 75 5 125 322 131 221.3 80 2001
HNLU Raipur 124 441 133 204 60 7 336 551 125 418 62 2003
GNLU Ghandinagar 122 541 131 305 78 6 263 427 128 336.3 82 2003
RMLNLU Lucknow 93 607 130 395.1 64 8 168 621 123 475.6 74 2005
RGNUL Patiala 352 686 129 497.4 71 10 358 710 122 594.6 76 2006
CNLU Patna 241 738 128 537.6 58 11 641 778 120 711.1 63 2006
NUSRL Ranchi 258 823 128 611.5 24             2010
Nuals Kochi 141 778 128 630.1 41 9 163 638 123 507.9 44 2005
NLUO Orissa 378 849 127 657.9 78             2009
NLUJA Assam 293 843 127 722.1 30             2009
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