Law (LLB) entrance exams in India
To become a lawyer in India, you need a bachelor’s degree in law – Legum Baccalaureus or a bachelor’s degree in law, commonly known as an LLB degree. The course is either a 5-year integrated degree or a 3-year LLB. The three-year degree is only for those who already have a bachelor’s degree such as B.A., B.Com or B.Sc etc. from a recognized institute or university. Class 12 (10 + 2) passport candidates can opt for an integrated degree. This 5-year integrated degree can be obtained after completing a specific course BBA LLB, B.A. LLB, B.Com LLB or B.Sc. LLB.

Types of institutes

There are three main types of institutes to choose from for the LLB.

1) Public university departments / universities

2) National law schools

3) Private institutions

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Candidates should have at least 50% of the final grades if they want to be admitted to the LLB course. In India, four / five entrance exams are mainly conducted to gain admission to a legal institution.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance exam for access to National Law Schools. Some law schools grant admissions based on the score in the Admission Test for Law Schools – India (LSAT-India). The All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is another entrance exam for admission to the NLU in Delhi. SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) is a test for admission to SLS, Pune. In addition to these tests, some states also conduct their own entrance examination for the admission to legal institutions – state or private universities.

Some of the popular entrance exams that have been taken in India for admission to the law

1) Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

2) LSAT India – admission test for lawyers.

3) All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

4) AIL entrance test (Army Institute of Law B.A. LL.B entrance test)

5) Symbiosis Law Entrance Test (SLET)

6) BVP CET law.

1) Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

CLAT is a national entrance test for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India for their undergraduate and postgraduate programs – LL.B and LL.M. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities, which consists of representative universities.

Some of the NLUs that take CLAT scores into account are NALSAR, NLSIU, WBNUJS, NLU, NLIU and GNLU. Most private and self-financed law schools also use CLAT scores for the admission of lawyers.

2) LSAT India – admission test for lawyers

LSAT-India is a standardized reading and verbal reasoning test developed by the United States-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. (LSAT) is carried out four times a year especially for LLB and LLM approvals.

Top institutes that accept LSAT results are: IIT Kharagpur Law School, Rajiv Gandhi School for Intellectual Property Law, Jindal Global Law School, Galgotia University Law School, SRM University, Amity Law School, UPES Dehradun etc.

Note that Bennett Univerity accepts CLAT and LSAT results for approval in BBA LLB (Hons) and BA LLB (Hons) programs.

3) All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

The National Law University Delhi conducts the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) every year to admit students for their five-year B.A LL. B program. The university invites you to admission to the B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. and Ph.D. Programs. The NLU Delhi does not accept any other entrance examination for admission. 50% of the places are reserved for candidates from Delhi.

4) AIL entrance test

The entrance test of the Army Institute of Law (AIL) is carried out and coordinated by Punjabi University, Patiala. The Army Institute of Law (AIL) was founded by the Indian Army under the patronage of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) at its intermediate location in Patiala. In July 2003 the institute moved to sector 68, Mohali. The AIL conducts a five-year BA.LLB and a one-year LL.M. course.

5) Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT)

Candidates applying for admission to Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Noida will appear in the Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT). The SLC grants approvals for 5-year-old B.A. LL.B, BB.A LL.B, 3-year LLB and LLM courses.

6) BVP CET law

Bharati Vidyapeeth (considered a university) carries out a joint admission examination law (BVP CET) for admission to various admissions for basic studies for LLB, BA LLB, BBA LLB and LLM at New Law College in Pune.

Universities such as Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, IP University and others conduct their own entrance exams for admission to law or postgraduate courses.

Types of lawyers in India

No such specialization is carried out during the course, but it depends on the person which area he prefers for practice. The following is the specialization that a candidate can choose: corporate law, criminal law, property law, intellectual property lawyer, family lawyer, immigration lawyer, labor lawyer, tax lawyer, civil litigation lawyer, bankruptcy lawyer, digital media and internet lawyer, and entertainment lawyer.


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