In India, law stream is considered as one of the most rarely opted career choice. A degree of law not only allows one to practice as a lawyer in the courts but also opens various other career options in the sectors like that of legal services, administrative services, and cooperative management. The exams conducted for the entrance is conducted by BCI (Bar Council of India).
Like any other stream, it has both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The student who wants to make a career in law and other opt for three-year law course after graduation or a 5 year integrated law course after passing 12th standard. No institute takes students based on their national-level law entrance exam score, while the other country their test for admission. Given below is the list of top 10 law entrance exam after 12th in India.
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Top law entrance exam
1) Common law admission test (CLAT)
CLAT is an all India entrance exam conducted every year. The exam is conducted for the candidates who are interested in admission to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs by 19 National law universities.
It is a two-hour entrance test which includes objective type question in English which includes comprehension, general knowledge, elementary mathematics (for numerical ability) current affairs, legal aptitude and logical reasoning for the undergraduate courses. While for the postgraduate courses the exam is based on the question relating to Jurisprudence, contracts, criminal law, Torts, constitutional law, international law etc.
The candidates should have passed 12th examination with the following percentage
- a) 45% marks for unreserved for OBC/ specially-abled person
- b) 40% for SCST
The age limit of the candidate must be below 20 years and 22 years in case of SCST candidates
2) Law school admission test (LSAT), India
The test is conducted 4 times a year for testing the reading and verbal reasoning skills. The score obtained in the exam is used for LLB and LLM. The paper consists of three sections namely analytical reasoning, reading comprehension and logical reasoning. The time allotted for the exam is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
The score of the candidate is accepted by the top institutes of India like IIT Kharagpur law school, UPPS Dehradun, SRM University, Rajiv Gandhi school of intellectual property law, etc. There are a total of 100 questions in the paper carrying 1 marks. There is no negative marking. And the eligibility criteria of the exam is the same as that of CLAT.
3) All India law entrance test (AILET)
It is the exam conducted only for National law University, Delhi. The candidates appearing and scoring good can take admission in various law program such as Ph.D., LLM, BA-LLB. The time allotted for the exams is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The questions are asked from the areas related to current affairs, general knowledge, law, and English. The paper contains a total of 150 questions each carrying 1 marks. And the negative marking remains to be 0.25 per wrong answer.
Eligibility- The candidates must have passed 12th standard or an equivalent exam with 50% score. The age of the candidate must be below 20 years and its 22 years in case of SCST candidates.
4) Indraprastha University common entrance test (IPU-CET)
It is a university law entrance exam, conducted for admission in five-year integrated law programs which includes B.A.L.L.B and B.B.A.L.L.B. the exams is conducted only in Delhi and 2.5 hours is the allotted time for the exam. The paper includes questions relating to legal aptitude, logical reasoning, verbal ability, and general knowledge.
Eligibility- The candidates must have passed 12th examination with English as a compulsory subject and must have acquired 50% of minimum marks in the exam. The age limit must be below 22 years in case of SCST candidates and 20 years in case of others. There are a total of 150 questions each carrying 4 marks. And the negative marking remains to be 1 marks for every question
5) Delhi University (DU LLB)
It is a national level entrance exam conducted by faculty of law, Delhi University for admission of a candidate for around 2600 available seats in 3 years law program offered at 3 law center of the university which are campus law center, law Centre I and law Centre II.
The candidates who wish to pursue three yes law program from DU, are required to fill the application form and also register online. The time allotted for the exam is 2 hours. There are a total of 175 questions each carrying 4 marks. And the negative marking remains to be 1 mark for the wrong answer.
6) Symbiosis entrance test (SLAT)
the entrance exam is for 5 years integrated law program which includes BA LLB and BBA LLB, which can be done from symbiosis law school at Pune, Noida, and Hyderabad.
The time allotted for the exam in 1 hour 30 minutes. The paper has objective type questions relating to legal reasoning, logical reasoning, reading comprehension, general knowledge, and analytical reasoning. The paper contains 150 questions carrying 1 mark and there is no negative marking.
Eligibility- The candidates must have passed 12th standard with a minimum of 45% of general category and 40% of SC/ST Category.
7) Punjab University law entrance exam
Every year Punjab University conducts the five-year integrated law entrance exam in May. The candidate can apply for B.A/B.com L.L.B(Hons) 5-year integrated law course.
The time allotted for the exam is 90 minute and the paper contains a question about legal aptitude, general knowledge, verbal ability, and logical reasoning. The paper contains a total of 100 questions each carrying 1 mark. The negative marking remains to be 0.25 per wrong answer.
Eligibility- The candidates must score 50% in the entrance exam in addition to the marks scored in 12th examination which is taken to be a minimum of 50%.
8) Maharashtra state common entrance test (MHCET)
It is a state-level entrance test for those candidates who are looking for admissions in 3 year LLB program for five years integrated LLB program, offered by the college across Maharashtra.
The paper consists of questions on the topic such as legal aptitude, general knowledge, logical reasoning, current affair, English and analytical reasoning.
9) AIL Entrance Test
Army institute of law exam is conducted to shortlist the candidates interested in integrated BA LLB and LLM programs. The exam is conducted by the army institute of law authority. (Mohali Punjab) and the college is affiliated to Punjab University in Patiala.
10) KIIT Law
It is a university level exam conducted online in four days in April every year. The exam is conducted by the Kalinga Institute of industrial technology. The students seeking admission into BA LLB, BBA LLB and B.Sc LLB programs can apply for Kalinga law school.
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