Law Entrance Exams

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), Ranchi
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA) Guwahati


  • 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 Disability)
  • 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 admission.

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

English 35 marks
General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)   35 marks
Legal Aptitude 35 marks
Reasoning 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 (Haryana)
  • 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