Law Entrance Exams: With formal legal education gaining popularity in India, growing numbers of students are opting for various courses of law. Admissions to such courses are offered on the basis of multiple entrance exams administered at different tiers, such as provincial, state or university level, according to the legislation. In general, the entrance tests for the law are administered at two levels I e law entry tests after class 12 and law entry examinations after graduation.
After meeting the specified eligibility requirements, candidates may appear in the law entrance exams. The law entrance exams after class 12 include the choices for courses like BA LLB, BBA LLB, B. Com LLB etc. There are some very common law entrance exams like CLAT, LSAT India, and thousands of students appear in those exams to obtain a seat at some of India’s best law schools.
There are several entrance tests for law which can be called after the 12th, depending of course on the option. Some of India’s top law entrance exams and a general overview of them is given below.
The list of National Law Entrance Exams
|CLAT Exam||LSAT India Exam||AILET Exam|
Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Possibly India’s most common law entrance test, CLAT is considered the gateway to the 22 National Universities of Law. More than 50,000 students turn up for CLAT each day. Admissions of both undergraduate and postgraduate law courses are offered by CLAT. Students will follow five-year comprehensive law programs through CLAT, joining either of the participating CLAT institutes, based on their success in the test.
|Name of the exam||Common-Law Admission Test|
|Conducting body for||NUSRL, Ranchi|
|Application window||January 1, March 31,|
|Exam date||May 10,|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
|Number of questions||150|
|Number of seats||Around 2622 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only)|
|Number of test-takers||More than 50,000|
|Courses offered||BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, BSW LLB, and, LLM|
Law School Admission Test – India (LSAT India)
On behalf of the USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC), Pearson VUE conducts LSAT India. LSAT India is an entry test under national law and is deemed by many affiliated colleges and other participating colleges. Admissions are provided through LSAT India in programs such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, LLM and other programs. LSAT India is very popular among students, and in many respects stands on par with CLAT.
|Name of exam||Law School Admission Test for India (LSAT India)|
|Conducting body||Pearson VUE|
|Participating (or associated) colleges||52|
|Application window||December 6, April 14,|
|LSAT India exam||May 1,|
|Courses offered||BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, three-year LLB and LLM|
|Mode of exam||Pen-and-paper based|
|Medium of test||English|
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is administered by National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) to give admission to qualified candidates for courses in law at the Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and PhD level. This is an entrance test at university level only for admissions to NLU Delhi as the university does not accept any other admissions entrance examination for education.
|Name of Examination||All India Law Entrance Examination|
|Conducting Body||National Law University Delhi|
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Courses offered||BA LLB and LLM|
|Type of examination||Undergraduate and postgraduate|
|Frequency of the examination||Annual|
|Level of the examination||National|
|Number of seats offered through AILET||BA LLB – 110|
|LLM – 70|