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Admission Procedure

An all-India level entrance examination CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is conducted to grant admission in
National Law Institutes in India. The LLB entrance Test for DU is considered as the second most importance
entrance exam for LLB. Many top level colleges conduct their own entrance exams. These exams are generally
conducted during the months of May and June. Some colleges also require the qualifying candidate to clear
group discussions and personal interview. The candidates who pass through all these stages is then selected for
admission in the respective college.

Eligibility Criteria
Students who have cleared the High School Examination or equivalent diploma with minimum 50% marks (45%
for reserved categories) are eligible to appear for CLAT and other law entrance examinations.
For the five-year LLB examination, candidate should be below 20 years of age on July 1 to apply for CLAT. While
in some other top colleges (NLU Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, GGSIP University) the upper age limit is 21 years, in
AMU Law Faculty it is 22 years.
For the three-year LLB examination, there is no restriction on the upper age limit, whereas the minimum age is
required to be 17 years on the date of application.
The candidates who have opted for Open universities to obtain their XII or graduation or post-graduation degree
without any basic qualifications, are not eligible for admission in Law Colleges.

Benefits of the Course

Students have many opportunities after successful completion of LLB. They can opt to become lawyers in State
and Central Government. They can be placed in Defence, Tax and Labor Law departments as lawyers, and can
rise to become public prosecutors, attorney generals, judges, etc. Candidates can also work as legal advisors in
private companies, organizations, firms and families One can also go for higher education and pursue LLM, a
post-graduate course.

Top Law Colleges in India



National Law
School of

Registrar, National
Law School Of India
University, Teachers
Colony, Chandra
Layout, Bangalore,
Karnataka 560242

080 2321 3160 ,

University of

Justice City, R.R.

District ,
Hyderabad, Andhra
Pradesh, India 500078

040 - 23498200 ,

National Law

Kerwa Dam Road ,

Bhopal, Madhya
Pradesh, India -

0755 - 2696965 ,

Contact details


National Univ
of Juridical

Lb Block, Salt Lake,

Kolkata, West

033 2335 2811 ,


Law College Rd,

Fergusson College
Campus, Shivaji
Nagar, Pune,
Maharashtra 411004

020 2565 6775 ,

National Law

Nh-65, Mandore
Road, Mandore,
Rajasthan 342304

0291 257 7530 ,

Law College

Senapati Bapat
Road, Erandwane,
Pune, Maharashtra

020 2566 5117 ,

National Law

Attalika Avenue,
Knowledge Corridor,
Koba, Gandhinagar,
Gujarat 382007,
Gujarat 382421

079 2328 7157 ,

Amity Law

Sector 125, Noida,

Uttar Pradesh


New Law

Complex ,
Erandwane, Paud
Road, Pune,
Maharashtra, India 411038

020 - 25444616 ,

Campus Law

Faculty Of Law ,
University Enclave,
University Of Delhi,
Delhi, India - 110007

011 - 27667483 ,

Law College

A' Road,
Mumbai- 400 020

022-2204 1707 ,

Faculty of

Qila Rd, Qila,

Aligarh, Uttar
Pradesh 202001

0571 270 7636 ,


Bangalore Univeristy

080 - 22961001 ,

Law College

, Jnana Bharathi
Campus, Bangalore ,
Karnataka, India 560056

Faculty of
Law Mumbai

1St Floor, University

Of Mumbai , Fort,
Maharashtra, India 400032


Faculty of

Varanasi, Uttar
Pradesh, India 221005

0542-2307631 ,

Deptt of

Sector 14 ,
Chandigarh, Punjab,
India - 160014


Institute of
Legal Studies

Vijaya College
Campus, R V Road,
Karnataka 560004

080 2656 1072 ,

School of

Hl College Of
Commerce Six Rd,
Navrang Pura,
University Area,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

079 2791 3797 ,


Tamil Nadu
Dr Ambedkar
Law Univ

Raja Annamalai
Puram, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu

044 2464 1212 ,

Institute of

Sector 68,
Sahibzada Ajit Singh
Nagar, Punjab


Gate No. 3,
Fergusson College
Campus, Pune - 411

020 3086 6400 ,

Deptt of Law

51/1 , Hazra Road,

Kolkata, West
Bengal, India - 700

033-2475 5801

National Law

Uparwara Post ,
Abhanpur, Raipur,
Chhattisgarh, India 493661

0771 - 3057603 ,

Govt Law

Barton Hill Rd,

Barton Hill,
Trivandrum, Kerala

0471 230 4228 ,

Law Entrance Exams

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Law schools offer boundless opportunities, but provide limited seats. The
following major entrance exams form the parameter for cracking the code to their
hallowed corridors:
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

This entrance examination is conducted for admission to 14 of the coveted

National Law Schools. The following national law universities (NLUs) consider
CLAT scores for admissions to their under graduate program:
NALSAR Hyderabad
NLSIU, Bangalore
WBNUJS Kolkata
NLU Jodhpur
NLIU Bhopal
GNLU Gandhinagar
HNLU Raipur
RGNUL, Patiala
CNLU, Patna
RMLNLU, Lucknow

NUALS, Kochi
National Law University of Orissa (NLUO), Cuttack
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL),
National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA)

Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary

School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent
examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate
(45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).
Should not be more than 20 years (in case of General/OBC
candidates and 22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with
Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also
appear provisionally. However, they shall have to produce
proof of having passed the qualifying examination before or
at the time of admission with detailed mark sheet.
Candidate with compartment/supplementary in any subject
in the qualifying examination will not be eligible for
CLAT Pattern

Total Marks: 200

Number of Questions : 200

English (including comprehension)

40 marks

Elementary Mathematics

20 marks

General Knowledge/Current Affairs

50 marks

Logical Reasoning

40 marks

Legal Reasoning

50 marks

Duration: 2 hours
Marking: No negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

It is conducted for admission to NLU, Delhi exclusively.


Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or

equivalent Examination with not less than 50% of marks in
the aggregate
Candidate should be below 21 years (23 years in case of
SC/ST candidates)
AILET Pattern

Total Marks: 150

Total number of questions: 150
Duration of the Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper Structure

General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History,
Geography, Economics, Civics)

35 marks
35 marks

Legal Aptitude

35 marks


35 marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability):

10 marks

LSAT India

The LSAT - India is a standardized test designed by the USA based Law School
Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. The LSAT - India will
be administered across 16 Pearson VUE test center locations in India for which
dates will be announced soon. The test will be administered in a paper and pencil
format. Some of the prominent colleges accepting the LSAT- India scores for
admission include:
Jindal Global Law School, Jindal Global University, Sonipat
Law College Dehradun, Dehradun
Bharat Law College, Jaipur
Central India College of Law, Godhani-Nagpur
Durgapur Institute of Legal Studies, Durgapur
Jagannath University, Law Faculty, Jaipur
Jodhpur Institute of Law, Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur
JSS Law College, Mysore
KLE Society's Law College, Bangalore
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Subharti Institute of Law, Meerut
Siddhartha College of Law, Mumbai
The ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI University, Dehradun
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
MATS Law School, MATS University, Raipur


For 3 year LLB: Bachelors degree with at least 50%

aggregate marks
For 5 year BA LLB: 10+2 examination or equivalent with not
less than 50% aggregate marks
LSAT India Pattern

Consists of four sections. Two of the sections contain Logical

Reasoning questions; one section contains Analytical
Reasoning questions; and one section contains Reading
Comprehension questions
The total duration of the test is 2 hours and 35 minutes
including a break of 15 minutes.The amount of time allotted
for each section is 35 minutes. There is one 15-minute break
between section 2 and section 3
All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four
answer choices and others with five.
The total duration of the test is 2 hours and 35 minutes
including a break of 15 minutes
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

The Symbiosis Law School conducts the SET, a common written test, for
admission to its undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University.
Each Symbiosis institute (including Symbiosis Law School) has its independent
selection process.

The candidate should have passed 12th (10+2) examination

from any recognized board with minimum 50% marks (45%
for S.C./S.T.students) in first attempt (No Compartment).
Students who have appeared for their H.S.C finals and
awaiting results are also eligible to apply, subject to
submission of passing certificate by the announced date.

Candidate should be less than 20 years of age at the time of

appearing for SET (2 years relaxation for SC/ST candidates
i.e. 22 years)
SET Pattern

No. of questions: 150

Total Marks: 150
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Logical Reasoning

30 marks

Legal Reasoning

30 marks

Analytical Reasoning

30 marks

Reading Comprehension

30 marks

General Knowledge

30 marks

Courses & Career after 12th in Law

Law is one of the career-oriented courses after 12th. In India, the student can pursue the legal
degree after the completion of the graduation in any discipline. There are the following degrees of
legal education in India.

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) 3 years

LLB is the most common degree of law education. The LLB takes the 3 year as the duration of the

Integrated undergraduate degrees B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB,

B.Com LL.B 5 years

One who wishes to do the integrated course can take the admission in 5 year integrated
programme after the completion of 10+2 exams.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) one/two years

LLM is the master degree in legal education having one or two-year duration. It has been started
in India before 2012.

Master of Business Law

The MBL is the master degree in legal education with the specialization in business law having
one or two-year duration.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

There is a good prospect for PhD after the legal education. Most of the highly reputed
autonomous institution provides the PhD programmes.

Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM 3years

One who wishes to do the integrated course with business specialization can go for the MBL-LLM
or MBA-LLM. It is a 3 year degree programme after the completion of the LLB.

Admission in Law education

The students, who wish to get the admission in law, have to appear in CLAT (Common Law
Admission Test).
Student can go for law courses with any stream (Science stream/ Commerce stream / Arts
stream) in 12th.
The admission in the Jindal Law Global School is done through the LSAT (Law School Admission
Test) conducted by the Law School Admission Council, USA.
Some of the private and autonomous universities conduct their own admission test.
List of Top Universities in India
The top universities in India offering the legal education are as the following:

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

National Law University, Jodhpur, Jodhpur

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

National Law University Odisha

National Law University, Delhi, New Delhi

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Srirangam

Maharashtra National Law School, Nagpur

Jobs/Career in Law
Law is very reputed filed for choose as a career. It is a hard-working and sincere field. A fresher
may have to work under the reputed legal firm or lawyer for initial starting of his career.
India has a great demand of skilled lawyer as per the survey done by the Bar Council of India.
Only 20% of the Indian law students are eligible to work in court.
A law student can be a public prosecutor, solicitor general or a part of private legal firms after
gaining experience. The law students can appear the exam conducted by the Public Service
Commissions and get the position of Judge.
A good lawyer can work in ministry, government departments and various legal advice
There is a good prospect to work in UK and the US. The law of India is just similar to the law of
UK. The firms and UK government offers the Indian students to work with them as legal concern.
In order to the designation, you may be the one out of the following:

Criminal Lawyer

Civil Litigation Lawyer

Legal Analyst

Document Drafting Lawyer

Legal Journalist

Legal Advisor

Government Lawyer


Salary in law field

In this field, the salary is the best part of the profession. There is no limit of salaries if you are a
good lawyers and practicing individually.
After the completion of course, while you are working under the experts, you can earn the 5000
to 20000 per month as a stipend.
By working individually in court you can earn 20000 to 50000 per month.

Top Recruiters
The top recruiting legal firms or associates in country are as the following:

Amarchand Mangaldas

AZB & Partners

J Sagar Associates

Khaitan & Co

Luthra & Luthra


Desai & Diwanji

Singhania & Partners

Titus & Co

Wadia Ghandy & Co

Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan

Economic Laws Practice

Vaish & Associates