ILICAT Cut-off 2023: Previous Year Cut-offs, Factors Affecting Cut-off

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Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT) is conducted once a year by the Indian Law Institute (ILI), Delhi. The ILICAT cut-off is basically a category-wise merit list decided by the ILICAT exam conducting authority. After the exam, a merit list is created which has the names of the candidates who have scored good marks in the ILICAT exam. The students will be shortlisted for the final round as per the cut-off. Let us know more about the cut-off in the blog below.

Exam Name Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT)
Conducting Body The Indian Law Institute, Delhi
Course Offered  LLM
Exam Frequency  Once a year
Mode of Exam Offline Mode
Total Marks  180 Marks
Type of Questions  Objective and Subjective Questions
Exam Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Total Questions  144
Official Website 

ILICAT Previous Year Cut-off

The ILICAT cut-off list is decided by the candidate’s performance in the ILICAT exam. Students are shortlisted for the final selection round according to the cut-off. The cut-off for 2022 is given below.

Category ILICAT Cut-off 2022
General 96 Marks
General EWS 83.25 Marks
General J&K 66.25 marks
OBC-NCL 74.25 marks
ST 53.50 marks
SC 20.25 marks
PwD 28.25 marks

However, the cut-off for 2021 is given below: 

Category ILICAT Cut-off 2021
General (UR) 71 – 75
ST  55 – 60
SC 65 – 70
PwD 41 – 45

Also Read: ILICAT Syllabus 2023

Factors Affecting ILICAT Cut-Off 

There are some factors which the ILICAT exam authority considers while deciding the cut-off. The factors are mentioned below:

  1. The total number of applicants for that year.
  2. The number of seats available.
  3. The difficulty of the examination.
  4. The candidate’s category.
  5. Scores obtained by the candidates in the ILICAT examination.

Benefits of Checking the ILICAT Cut-Off

By the time the exam conducting body releases the cut-off for the recent year, candidates appearing for the ILICAT exam should go through the previous year’s cut-offs. It will help the students to understand the difficulty level of the examination and how many scores to aim for. Candidates can hence determine the marks they need to get in order to be accepted by the Indian Law Institute. The ILICAT cut-off for the recent year is yet to be released. Till then, students must prepare in accordance with the previous year’s ILICAT cut-offs.  

Also Read: ILICAT Sample Papers

Books to Prepare for ILICAT

Students can refer to the below-mentioned books to prepare for the ILICAT 2023 exam.

Name of the Book Publisher
Complete Self Study Guide for LLB entrance exam Arihant
CLAT & LLB Entrance Examination Sandpiper 
Universal’s Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination  Universal
Study package for CLAT and LLB entrance exam McGraw Hill 
The Complete Success Package – CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Arihant

In this blog, we talked about the cut-off of the ILICAT exam and also the best books to study for ILICAT. Students should check the ILICAT cut-off to prepare well for the exam.


Are ILICAT Cut-off and merit list the same thing?

No, the cut-off is the list that consists of the category-wise minimum marks required to qualify for the exam. Whereas a merit list consists of the names of the selected candidates for the final round.

What are the best books to study for the General Knowledge part of ILICAT 2023?

The best books to prepare for the GK part of ILICAT are Lucent’s Objective GK 2022-2023 and General Knowledge by Arihant.

What was the cutoff for the PwD category in the ILICAT 2022 exam?

The ILICAT 2022 cutoff for the PwD category was 28.50 marks. For the General category, the cutoff was 96 marks; for the OBC-NCL category, it was 74.25 marks; for the Schedule Caste (SC) category, it was 53.50 marks and for the ST category, the cut-off was 20.25 marks.

Do we have to face a personal interview for the ILICAT 2023?

Yes, the students who will be selected in the first merit list will have to face a personal interview or Viva-Voce in the second round.

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