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Which state did best in CLAT 2015? 4 charts prove Karnataka is king of CLAT, while UP, Bihar underperform

Legally India has crunched the numbers in the first merit list into a table that will tell you which states performed best at the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

Where is the CLAT most popular?

The largest number of applicants came from India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, from where 7981 applied for the exam.

Rajasthan, Madhra Pradesh and Delhi each sent between 3,000 and 4,000 candidates each.

However, several states are over-represented considerably when it comes to the proportion of their population that apply for the CLAT.

In Chandigarh, for every 1 million of population, 270 sat for the CLAT.

In Delhi, 200 out of 1 million inhabitants sat for the CLAT.

After the two city states, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab are all around the 50 candidates or more per 1 million mark.

Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh all send less than 50m per capita, which is still above the national average though.

States such as Karnataka and Maharashtra sent fewer candidates per capita than the national average.

CLAT performance per capita

Evaluating only the top 1000 rankers in the CLAT per 1 million of local population, does not paint a drastically different picture, although a few states perform better than their population would suggest here.

Karnataka, for instance, has a disproportionate number of top 1000-ranked CLAT candidates and is above the national average now, despite having sent fewer candidates per capita than many other states.

CLAT performance per state vs total candidates sent: Top 100 ranks

The relative performance of CLAT applicants compared to how many candidates came from each state, paints a different picture than the previous charts.

Karnataka performs better than all others, with 1.2% of its CLAT candidates getting into the top 100.

This is closely followed by Maharashtra, where 0.8% of CLAT candidates made it to the top 100.

The ‘others’ category, which presumably includes non-resident Indians, scored just above Kerala and West Bengal.

Less than 0.4% of candidates from Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab made it into the top 100 ranks.

Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Telangana, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Bihar all perform below the national average.

A number of smaller states, including Chandigarh which supplied the highest number of candidates per capita, did not get any students into the top 100 ranks.

CLAT performance vs total candidates sent: Top 500 ranks

The picture is mostly replicated in the top 500 ranks, though Chandigarh appears in fifth place in the rankings of top-500-ranked candidates as a percentage of total candidates sent to the CLAT by the state.

Karnataka and Maharashtra again perform best in this metric, alongside West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala and Telangana.

Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha again perform below average, getting fewer candidates into the top 500 ranks per CLAT applicant than the national average.

Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh perform the worst.

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All data (click table header to sort by each metric)

Domicile Total taken CLAT Candidates ranked in top 100 % in top 100 ranks out of all CLATers Candidates ranked in top 500 % in top 500 ranks out of all CLATers Candidates ranked in top 1000 % in top 1000 ranks out of all CLATers CLAT takers / 1m population Top 1000 CLATers per 1m population
Karnataka 837 10 1.19 38 4.5 62 7.4 14 1.01
Maharashtra 1296 10 .77 42 3.2 77 5.9 12 .69
Others 159 1 .63 4 2.5 14 8.8

West Bengal 1393 7 .50 34 2.4 51 3.7 15 .56
Chandigarh 286 0 0 6 2.1 10 3.5 271 9.48
Madhya Pradesh 3745 11 .29 74 2.0 144 3.8 52 1.98
Rajasthan 3757 13 .35 70 1.9 127 3.4 55 1.85
Kerala 920 5 .54 17 1.8 25 2.7 28 .75
Telangana 664 1 .15 10 1.5 31 4.7 19 .88
TOTAL / AVERAGE 37358 100 .27 500 1.3 1000 2.7 31 .83
Delhi 3358 5 .15 38 1.1 72 2.1 200 4.30
Gujarat 802 2 .25 9 1.1 16 2.0 13 .26
Uttar Pradesh 7981 15 .19 81 1.0 174 2.2 40 .87
Odisha 861 0 0 8 .9 17 2.0 21 .41
Tamil Nadu 1081 4 .37 10 .9 21 1.9 15 .29
Assam 239 0 0 2 .8 3 1.3 8 .10
Haryana 2425 4 .16 19 .8 46 1.9 96 1.81
Punjab 1368 4 .29 9 .7 19 1.4 49 .69
Jharkhand 950 0 0 6 .6 16 1.7 29 .49
Andhra Pradesh 330 0 0 2 .6 4 1.2 7 .08
Uttarakhand 781 1 .13 4 .5 13 1.7 77 1.28
Bihar 2432 3 .12 11 .5 35 1.4 23 .34
Chhattisgarh 1013 2 .20 4 .4 13 1.3 40 .51
Himachal Pradesh 300 1 .33 1 .3 5 1.7 44 .73
Andaman and Nicobar 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Arunachal Pradesh 13 0 0 0 .0 0 0 9 0
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Daman and Diu 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Goa 21 0 0 0 .0 2 9.5 14 1.37
Jammu and Kashmir 153 0 0 0 .0 2 1.3 12 .16
Manipur 32 0 0 0 .0 0 0 12 0
Meghalaya 43 0 0 0 .0 0 0 15 0
Mizoram 15 0 0 0 .0 0 0 14 0
Nagaland 21 0 0 0 .0 0 0 11 0
Puducherry 18 0 0 0 .0 0 0 14 0
Sikkim 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Tripura 37 0 0 0 .0 0 0 10 0

Source: Legally India research / CLAT 2015 first merit list / 2011 census data

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