Law Entrance Exams

Once a student has graduated out from school the next step which is taken is to compete for a good college for the respective fields in which the student wishes to go. A number of law entrance exams are available for students who wish to pursue law. Each law entrance exam has different participating institutes.

Law entrance programs and duration

Given below are the law entrance exams that lead to the admission in best Law colleges that offer five-year and three-year law programs

Law Entrance exam

University

Duration of the Law program

CLAT- (Common Law Admission Test)

23 NLUs except for NLU Delhi

5 years

AILET (All India Law Entrance Test)

NLU Delhi

5 years

SLAT

Symbiosis University

3 years

BLAT

BHU

3 years

Delhi University LLB Entrance Exam

Delhi University

3 years

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Law Entrance Exam 2023 Dates

Given in the tabular form below are the exam dates for some of the law entrance exams being conducted for the academic year 2023.

Program Entrance Exam Intake Application Start Date Application Last Date Exam Date Website
Law
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2175 08-Aug-22 13-Nov-22 18-Dec-22 www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 110 7-Sept-22 TBA 11-Dec-22 www.nludelhi.ac.in
Symbiosis Law Admissions Test (SLAT) 1080 Jan-end 2023 Mid-June 2023 First week of July 2023 www.set-test.org
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) 2000+ Mid-Feb 2023 April-end 2023 June 2023 www.mahacet.org
Christ University-Entrance Test (CUET) - Mid-Jan 2023 April-end 2023 May 2023 www.christuniversity.in
LSAT-India™ - Oct 2023 June 2023 June-end 2023 www.discoverlaw.in
UPES Law School Admission Test-ULSAT 400+ Dec 2023 July-end 2023 Aug 2023 www.upes.ac.in
IP University, Delhi 1200+ March 2023 June-end 2023 CLAT www.ipu.ac.in

Top Law Entrance Exams 2023 in India after 12th and Graduation

Given below are details on top Law entrance exams and their respective eligibility criteria, Exam Pattern and Marking scheme.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

CLAT is an LLB entrance exam conducted on rotation by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs (LL.B. & LL.M.). Some of the NLUs that consider CLAT scores for admissions are NALSAR, WBNUJS, NLU, NLIU, and GNLU.

Eligibility

10+2 Appeared/Cleared
Qualifying Cutoff: General/OBC- 45%                              
SC/ST- 40%

Written Exam Pattern

Section: Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs including GK, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.

Marking Scheme

+1for correct answer and -0.25 for wrong answer

Participating Institutes

All NLU institutes, except NLU Delhi 

Program duration

Five years

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

AILET - All India Law Entrance Test is a law entrance exam exam conducted exclusively by National Law University (NLU) Delhi for admission to it’s BA-LLB, LLM, PhD programmes.

Eligibility

10+2 Appeared/Cleared
50  percent in qualifying exam

Written Exam Pattern

Total No of Question: 150
Test Duration: 90

Sections: legal aptitude, general awareness, verbal aptitude,  logical reasoning, mathematics

Marking Scheme

+1for correct answer and -0.25 for wrong answer

Participating Institutes

NLU Delhi

Program duration

Five years

NLAT (National Law Aptitude Test)

Eligibility

10+2 Appeared/Cleared
50  percent in qualifying exam

Written Exam Pattern

Total No of Question: 40
Test Duration: 45 minutes

Sections: Quantitative Techniques, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, English Language and Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

Marking Scheme

+1for correct answer. -0.50 for wrong answer, -0.25 for unanswered questions

Participating Institutes

NLSIU (NLU Bengaluru)

Program duration

Five years

SLAT

SLAT is a common written entrance test for Under Graduate law admissions into Symbiosis Law Schools situated in Pune, Noida and Hyderabad. . It is mandatory to appear for SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) as a precondition for admission to Symbiosis Law Schools.

Eligibility

10+2 Appeared/Cleared
Qualifying Cutoff: General/OBC- 45%
SC/ST- 40%

Written Exam Pattern

Total No of Question: 90
Section: General Knowledge, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning

Marking Scheme

+1for correct answer and no negative marking

Participating Institutes

Symbiosis Pune, Symbiosis Noida, Symbiosis Hyderabad 

Program duration

Three years

Delhi University Law Entrance Exam

Delhi University Law Entrance Test is conducted by Delhi University for admissions to various law programmes run by the Faculty of Law Department of Delhi University for PG admissions to LLB and LLM. Check out for all details of eligibility criteria, entrance test details and important dates of Du Law Entrance Test.

Eligibility

10+2 Appeared/Cleared
Qualifying exam- General category- 50%
OBC/CW/PwD- 45%
SC/ST- 40%

Written Exam Pattern

Total questions- 100
Test Duration: 2 hours
Sections: English language comprehension, analytical aptitude, legal awareness and aptitude, general knowledge, 

Participating Institutes

Faculty of Law, Delhi University

Program duration

Three years

BLAT 

BLAT conducted by Banaras Hindu University is the law entrance exam for students who are seeking to pursue Law. 

Eligibility

10+2 Appeared/Cleared
Qualifying Cutoff: General- 50%
OBC- 45%
SC/ST- 40%

Written Exam Pattern

Total No of Question: 150
Test Duration: 2 hours
Section: English/ Hindi Language, General Awareness & Current Affairs, Common Legal Knowledge, Aptitude, and Mental Ability.

Marking Scheme

+3for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer

Participating Institutes

Benaras University

Program duration

Three years

LSAT India - Law School Admission Test

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills conducted four times every year specially designed for LLB and LLM admissions.

Eligibility

Five-year integrated LLB course:
Candidates passed in class 12th or equivalent
Three-year LLB course:
Candidates holding a bachelor degree in any stream from a recognised university/ college
Master of Laws:
Candidates holding a degree in law i.e. LLB degree from a recognised university/ college

Written Exam Pattern

Sections: Logical Reasoning (two sections), Analytical Reasoning, Reading
Comprehension.
Variable Section (unscored)

LSAT Scoring

LSAT has a score range of 120-180