Different Law Entrance Exams of India and Patterns

Law Entrance Exams

Lawyer profession is one of the prestigious careers of India for long time. In India the Law Entrance Exams are conducted on the National level and Institution/university level to offers admissions at different Law colleges and Universities of India.

Even though most students separate Law studies far away from other professional courses like MBA, Engineering, and Medicine. Students/Parents think those whose parents or families members have been into the profession for generation usually opts for Law.

Nevertheless, to purse law studies you never expected to have a family background in law or not necessary to be a part of affluent family. Students of all background can choose Law if they have the passion for it.

Since schools and colleges focus their students only towards Engineering and Medicines, where elsethey fail to get the knowledge about many other career options including Law Studies. As a result of this, their atmosphere doesn’t allow them to look for LAW entrance exams and other information’s.

Mytrustedtutor.com says you about the different law entrance exams that open for a promising career.

Students get ready! No more hurdles, to stop you from knowing about Law career.

In this post we have scripted the list of popular law entrance exams in India. Scroll down and have a look on it.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

The Common Law Admission Test(CLAT) is one of important All-India Law entrance exam.This examis conducted to avail admission to various Indian National Law Universities. After completion of the test, the ‘merit cum preference’ is considered for each University admission to UG and PG programmes.

CLAT Eligibility criteria for UG program

To take CLAT the candidate should have passed Higher Secondary/Intermediate (10+2) or Equivalent examination with minimum passpercentage in all subjects. For unreserved/OBC/ persons with Disability candidates should have 45% marks in aggregate. In case of SC/ST category candidates should have 40% of marks.

No upper age limit is constrained for CLAT-2016 

CLAT Eligibility criteria for PG program

Candidates who want to do PG program should have LL.B or equivalent degree in law with minimum of 55% for unreserved/OBC/ persons with Disability and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category candidates. As wellas for PG courses no upper age limit is prescribed for CLAT-2016.

Those candidates who complete their qualification in particular year will also be eligible for CLAT in that same year. (Required they have to produce a qualifying certificates at the time of admission, if not they will be rejected).

Now you would be excited to know about the College lists of CLAT-2016.  In the order of establishment, the participating 17 NLU’s colleges are as below: 

1.             National Law School of India University
2.             Bangalore (NLSIU)
3.             National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law
4.             Hyderabad (NALSAR)
5.             The National Law Institute University
6.             Bhopal(NLIU)
7.             The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
8.             Kolkata (WBNUJS)
9.             National Law University
10.          Jodhpur (NLUJ)
11.          Hidayatullah National Law University
12.          Raipur (HNLU)
13.          Gujarat National Law University
14.          Gandhinagar (GNLU)
15.          Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
16.          Lucknow (RMLNLU)
17.          Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
18.          Punjab (RGNUL)
19.          Chanakya National Law University
20.          Patna (CNLU)
21.          The National University of Advanced Legal Studies
22.          Kochi (NUALS)
23.          National Law University Odisha
24.          Cuttack (NLUO)
25.          National University of Study and Research in Law
26.          Ranchi (NUSRL)
27.          National Law University and Judicial Academy
28.          Assam (NLUJAA)
29.          Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
30.          Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
31.          Tamil Nadu National Law School
32.          Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
33.          Maharashtra National Law University
34.          Mumbai (MNLU)

Pattern and Structure                    

Both UG and PG candidates will have same syllabus for CLAT.  Also there will be a minus mark of 0.25 will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Total Number of Questions   : 200
  • Total Marks : 200
  • Duration of  Examination : 02:00 Hours
S. No. Subject topics Marks
1 English including Comprehension 40 Marks
2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Marks
3 Elementary Mathematics 20 Marks
4 Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
5 Logical Reasoning 40 Marks

 All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is another important Law entrance exam of India, which exclusively conducted for admission to NLU, Delhi to offer BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD admissions and around 12000 + students appear for AILET every year. The competition level would be bit high; still it is easy to crack the exam with proper preparation.

AILET Eligibility criteria

  • A LL.B. (Hons): To pursue this five year UG programme, candidates should have passed Higher Secondary/Intermediate (10+2) or Equivalent examination with 50% marks.
  • M:For this one year PG programme, candidates should have passed LL.B or Equivalent Law degree with 55% marks and 50% for SC/ST/PWD category.
  • D.: To get this doctorate degree LL.M or equivalent Law degree with 55% marks and 50% in case of SC/ST/PWD category is required.

AILET UG Paper Structure

  • Duration of Examination : 1 hour 30 min
  • Total Marks : 150
  • Total Number of Questions   : 150
Subject topics Marks
English 35 marks
General Knowledge 35 marks
Legal Aptitude 35 marks
Reasoning 35 marks
Elementary Mathematics 10 marks

 AILET PG Paper Structure

  • Total Marks :150
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
Subject topics Marks
Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory 100 marks (Objective Type )
One Essay- Topic from above of law topics. 50 marks

Law School Admission Test India (LSAT)

Law School Admission Test India (LSAT) is a standardized Law entrance exam organized from USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to get admissions in predominant institutions of India. The LSAT offers LLB, BA LL.B. and LLM programmes. The LSAT will be monitored by 16 Pearson VUE test centers across India.

LSAT eligibility criteria

A. LL.B. (Hons.)-5 year integrated programme requires (10+2) pass percentage notless than 45% marks.

B. – 3 year programme requires a bachelor degree or equivalent with minimum of 45% marks.

M. – 2 year programme requires bachelor degree in law or 5 years B.A. LL.B. with not less than 45% aggregate marks.

Paper Structure

  • Duration: 2 hours & 20 minutes
  • Total Marks :100
  • Total Number of Questions  : 100
Section Marks
Reading Comprehension 25
1st Logical Reasoning 25
2nd Logical Reasoning 25
Analytical Reasoning 25

All questions will be multiple-choice format with 4 answer choices or with 5 choices. 

Participating Colleges of LSAT-India 2016

Institute Location Institute Location
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University Bangalore Altius Institute of Universal Studies Indore
ITM Law School Gurgaon IMS Unison University Dehradun
School of Law, Ansal University Gurgaon NIMS School of Law, NIMS University Jaipur
AURO University, School of Law Surat B. M. S. College of Law Bangalore
Jindal Global Law School Sonipat Institute of Law and Research Faridabad
School of Law, Gitam University Visakhapatnam NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan Greater Noida
Central India College of Law Nagpur B.N. Law College Udaipur
JSS Law College Mysore Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University Jaipur
School of Law, K. R. Mangalam University Gurgaon Royal College of Law Ghaziabad
College of Legal Studies Dehradun B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Law Faridabad
K.L.E. Society’s Law College Bangalore Jagan Nath University, Law Faculty Jaipur
School of Law, Noida International University Noida Sardar Patel Subharti Institute of Law Meerut
Faculty of Law, ICFAI University Dehradun Chanakya Law College Rudrapur
Faculty of Law, ICFAI University Gangtok Jai Hind Defence College of Law Bhopal
Faculty of Law, ICFAI University Jaipur Sri Vaishnav Institute of Law Indore
ICFAI Law School, IFHE Hyderabad Dr. Anushka Vidhi Mahavidyalaya Udaipur
MATS Law School, MATS University Raipur K.L.E. Society’s B. V. Bellad Law Belgaum
School of Law, Sharda University Greater Noida Siddhartha Law College Dehradun
G H Raisoni Law School Nagpur Durgapur Institute of Legal Studies Durgapur
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur K.L.E. Society’s Gurusiddappa Kotambri Law College Hubli
VIT Law School Chennai Smt. Kamalaben Gambhirchand Shah Law School Mumbai
Chotanagpur Law College Ranchi Geeta Institute of Law Panipat

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is another imperative exam for Law career. The Symbiosis Law School was established in 1977 under Symbiosis University. Still Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET is a common entrance exam conducted for various UG courses which include Law. Every year Symbiosis Law School offers admission into Bachelor courses in Law, BA LLB & BBA LLB.

SET Eligibility Criteria

  • To attend SET entrance the candidate should have passed (10+2) from recognized board with minimum of 50% marks and 45% in case of SC/ST candidates.
  • Those students who are currently doing their finals and students waiting results are also eligible to appear for the test.

SET Pattern and Structure

  • No. of questions: 150
  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Total Marks: 150
Sections Marks
Logical Reasoning 30 marks
Legal Reasoning 30 marks
Analytical Reasoning 30 marks
Reading Comprehension 30 marks
General Knowledge 30 marks

Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT)

Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT) is one of National level exam. The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi is conducting the exam, after which was declared as deemed university in 2014 by UGC. This exam is conducted for the admission of candidates into LL.M., diploma courses and Ph.D. programmes.

After successful completion of exam, the candidates are selected based on the performance in both viva and entrance marks.

Courses Offered in ILICAT 

  • Masters of Law- LL.M(1 year programme)
  • Masters of Law – LL.M (2 years programme)
  • Post Graduate Diploma programme (1 year duration) in – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labour Law,Cyber Law, Corporate Laws and Management, Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law.

ILICAT Eligibility criteria 

  • M (one year and two years programmes)- Candidate should have a bachelor degree in Law or equivalent degree with more than 50% marks from any recognized university / Institution and those candidate having Law degree from foreign also can apply.
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programme- Candidate should have a bachelor degree in Law or equivalent degree with more than 50% marks from any recognized university.
  • Candidates pursuing 5 Year integrated A. LL.B. from any recognized University eligible to apply.
  • For PG.D programme in Labour Law the candidate expected to have Law degree or MA in Social Sciences.

ILICAT Pattern and Structure

  • No. of questions: 144
  • Total Marks: 160
  • Duration: 150 minutes

(1 mark will be added for each right answer and ¼ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer)

Sections No. questions Marks
(Part- 1) General knowledge and English language 40 40
(Part- 2) Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, IPC, Public International Law, Commercial Law, Law of Torts, Law of Limitation and Environmental Law 100 100
(Part- 3) Legal writing skills 4 20

 Other Law entrance exams in India: 

CLAT Common Law Admission Test
AILET All India Law Entrance Test
RULET Rajasthan University LLB Entrance Test
ILSAT ICFAI Law School Admission Test
KLSAT KIIT Law School Admission Test
AMU Law Entrance Exam Aligarh Muslim University Law Entrance Exam
ILICAT Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test
KLEE Kerala Law Entrance Exam
GNDU CET Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test
LSAT Law School Admission Test
LAWCET Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test

Law schools offer endless opportunities in today education;earlier students specialized only in Criminal or Civil laws. Now various other departments like are also done by students of this generation. A law degree also offers other career options like administrative services, legal services and management.

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