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The CLAT began in 2008 when a PIL forced the NLUs to do the same. It eased out the students from lots of hassles but at the same time it also made the admission process a bit complex.
I have prepared this note with an intention to help CLAT 2015 takers by taking out expected cut offs (marks and rankings) and detailed information and guidelines related to admission process.
Why do I do this every year?
I started this process almost 13 years back but for CLAT specifically, it started in 2009. In 2008 after NLSIU closed admissions after the third list, there were still many seats vacant. These seats were filled up later individually by various NLUs taking out their own lists or in any way they wanted to.
I remember that the majority
of the students did not know about the same. This gave an advantage to those who had prior information or had proximity to the institution in several ways. This is still continuing. In 2012 for few last seats HNLU also took enrolments till 2,300-2,500 Rank. This is not the only matter of concern, there are many other problems including marking preference list wrongly. The students pay the price for such mistakes. Fortunately this year the preference list will be filled up after the CLAT results. I had two choices either to start educating the mass or to keep this system on and extend the help only to the close ones.
Last year I also predicted that the last seat cut off for NLU Assam will be approximately 4,000, some people had an apprehension that this will mislead the students. The cut off went down till about Rank No. 5,000 Rank (most likely lesser than this). I am sure this must have helped many to keep the hope on and not to stop keeping in touch with the NLUs.
I also do this because it also helps me to get well prepared and informed with respect to the complex data. This helps me when I have to answer thousands of queries after the result is out. For example, the CLAT 2015 paper is embedded into my mind in detail.
The Predicted Cut-offs
For CLAT 2009 and 2010 it was almost perfect. It was a pleasant surprise for me. I never expected and will ever expect that my expected cut off will be exactly the same. It will be foolish. I am sure that year it was incidental. Yes, I am always 95% sure that my expected cut off (marks) will be correct with an error of 4 marks. Yes, the rank cut off which I predict is not only of immense use but I am also 98% sure with little error.
In 2011 my predictions had errors to a decent extent and in 2012 too. But had CLAT 2012 considered the wrong answers (6-8), which were clearly wrong, then the cut off would have been bang on target.
My CLAT 2013 cut offs were exactly the same. It was almost identical. This year My prediction for AILET is again correct but I failed in predicting CLAT 2014 cut off accurately.
These things help me in doing the analysis and the predictions
Admission in last phase after Centralized listing got over in 2014
I will provide the exact data will all details soon (with reserved category cut-offs).
I always see that there is lots of anxiety among the exam takers after the exam gets over for getting assessed/estimated where they stand. And i am sure after knowing the cut off which has been done after a scientific research settles the mind correctly. May be it also helps to take some decisions? I am assuming that the exam takers are of sound mind and they do not believe the expected cut off to be exactly correct.