LLB 3 Year Program

For pursuing law, there are two options – 3 year course and integrated 5 year course. To enroll in the integrated 5 year course (B.A. LL.B. or B.B.A.LL.B.), a student need to clear entrance exams like CLAT, AILET etc. But the three year program can be availed only after graduation. The entrance exams held for the 3 year program is usually offered by Delhi University, Benaras Hindu University etc. LLB 3-year program is mostly divided into six semesters (or more based on the hosting institute). Generally, LLB application process begins around the beginning of the year, and the entrance exams are held during summer.

LLB Program Highlights:

LLB Full Form

Bachelor of Law/Laws
(In Latin: Legum Baccalaureus)

Duration

3 to 5 year

Examination Type

Semester/Yearly

Eligibility

Graduation in any discipline
(further variation depending on institutes)

Admission Process

Based on the entrance exam

LLB Program Eligibility:

The minimum eligibility criteria for pursuing this course are listed below:

  • Successful completion of graduation in any discipline.
  • Minimum aggregate marks in graduation are required for general category and the marks are relax-able for reserved categories.
  • There is also a criterion for minimum marks required in graduation which may vary from institute to institute.
  • There is no age limit for taking admission in this course.

LLB Program Admission Process:

The admission process for securing a seat in the law institutes requires the candidates to qualify through the entrance exams. There are different entrance tests conducted by various institutes. Some of these entrance exams are:

COLLEGE

ENTRANCE TEST

Faculty of Law- Law Centre I&II and
Campus Law Centre

University of Delhi (DU) LLB Entrance Test

Law School, Faculty of Law Benaras 
Hindu University

BHU – UET (Law)

Jindal Global Law School OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat

LSAT-India

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

SLAT

Government Law College, Mumbai and ILS Law College, Pune

MH-CET

All law colleges in AP affiliated to 
state universities

LAWCET of Andhra Pradesh

Four Government law Colleges in Kerela

CEE - Kerela

Rajeev Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur)

Own test and LSAT-India

Colleges Providing LLB Programs:

Delhi University

Any applicant who has graduated in any discipline of knowledge from a University established by an Act of Parliament or by a State legislature or an equivalent national institution recognized as a deemed to be University or foreign University recognized as equivalent to the status of an Indian University by an authority competent to declare equivalence, may apply for a three years’ degree program (LLB) in law leading to conferment of LL.B. degree. For general category the minimum marks for qualifying is 50%, for OBC it is 45% and for SC/ST it is 40%. There is also a further relaxation of the cut off percentage for general category in special cases of PH (physically handicapped) and ex-servicemen personnel.

Banaras Hindu University

For admission in the LLB course, the law college conducts an undergraduate entrance test (UET) during May every year. The applicant should also score minimum 50% aggregate in his/her graduation to be eligible for UET. The total seats are 230.

Indian Law Society's Law College

The applicant has to fill the online form which is available on the website after registration. Post that there will a written test which the student has to clear to finally get selected in LLB program at ILS, Pune.

Government Law College Mumbai Eligibility

There is a common entrance test that an applicant has to give for taking admission in this institute. The test consists of questions based on legal aptitude and general knowledge. There is 50% Reservation for Reserved Categories from Maharashtra State as per the Government Resolution (G.R).

Symbiosis Law School Pune Eligibility

The Three year LLB program in Symbiosis Law College has a total of 60 seats. The candidate should minimum have 45% marks in graduation from a recognized university. 15% and 7.5% seats are reserved for SC and ST respectively. There is an all India test conducted by Symbiosis for the LLB program that consists of two parts. The first part is written test and the second is personal interview.

Jindal Global Law School Eligibility

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) offers the 3-year Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Program since its year of inception in 2009. The Program is designed in keeping with the latest Bar Council of India rules and the University Grants Commission prescriptions and aims at fostering a culture of scholarship and academic excellence amongst the students. To be eligible for the course, a student must have a bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 45% aggregate marks.

Advantages and Disadvantages of 3 year LLB Course

  • A three year course is pursued after possessing any graduation degree and it is imperative that the student has pursued graduation in any discipline and then shall be eligible for a three year course in law. There are people who decide to pursue Engineering or BCom or BA or any other course for that matter, and later decide that they want to pursue Law as a career option. Such candidates can enroll in this course.
  • In a three year course, the students must undergo dual graduation i.e. one in their respective discipline i.e. BCom/ BA/ BSc/ BTech etc. and then a three year course in Law. This mostly happens when people decide to change their careers.
  • The course takes longer than the integrated five year LLB For eg: 4 years of engineering + 3 years LLB = 7 years; or 3 years of BCom/ BSC/ BA + three year LLB = 6 years.
  • Most students who are aware of five-year course, still opt for three-year course in order to gain better perspective in each field.
  • In three year LLB course students do not have the option to choose any subjects but have to study the formal 3 year syllabus prescribed by the University.
  • It is considered a drawback because students get less exposure to legal education in comparison to the five year LLB students, because five year law students get longer time and experience in the field.
  • Students get access to court room practice as colleges lay out Moot Courts, research submissions, Mock Trial Courts in their curriculum.
  • Students also undergo internships every semester with top law firms, corporates, NGO’s and the likes and further enhance their knowledge on the practical aspects of law.
  • The positive aspect of this course is that, as the students in this course are already graduates, the University starts directly with hardcore legal subjects without wasting any time.
  • Students learn IPC, Crpc, CPC, Labour Law, and Company Law etc. within months of joining the course, which the five-year students usually study in their third or 5th year of law school.
  • Students spend only 3 years and shall be conferred a LLB degree by the University upon completion.

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