Want to make a career in the legal field?
Choose the right law entrance test and get admission in reputed law colleges after completing 12th or graduation.
There are more than 1000 law colleges in India, and law entrance exams such as CLAT, AILET, SLAT, CUET, and ISAT help candidates study LLB (in both UG and PG courses) in top colleges in India.
Before moving ahead, let us understand what is the law entrance exam?
WHAT IS THE LAW ENTRANCE EXAM?
The law entrance exam is the gateway for candidates looking forward to getting admission in the 5-year LLB program in 2023 once they pass their 12th class. Even graduate-level students can attempt the law entrance exam to get into a 3-year LLB program and thereafter in the LLM program.
TYPES OF LAW EXAMS
In India, three kinds of law entrance exams prevail. These exams are classified into:
National-Level Law Exam – CLAT, AILET, LSAT, and AIBE
National-level law entrance exams in India help students secure admission to law colleges in India, such as IIT, NLUD, NLUs, and many more.
State-level Law Entrance Exam– MH CET Law, AP Law Set, TS Law Set, etc.
Usually, state-level law entrance exams are conducted under the approval of respective states.
Institute-level Law exams – CUET LLB, JMI BA LLB, and DU LLB
Here is the overview of the top law entrance exams 2023 in India.
CLAT (COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST)
One of the most common Law exams in India is the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). More than 60,000 students attempt the CLAT exam each year. This national-level exam offers candidates an opportunity to get admission in UG or PG programs to one of the 23 National Law Universities (NLU) and in a few private and self-financed law schools. NLUs provide various courses such as B.A.LLB. (Hons.), B.Com. (LL.B.) (Hons.), B.Sc (LL.B) (Hons.), BB.A. LL.B (Hons.).
CLAT exam comprises five sections English, GK & Current Affairs, Maths, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Consortium of National Law Universities
For the Academic year (August-November)
MODE OF EXAM
Number of MCQs
CLAT EXAM DURATION
Rs. 3500/- (SC/ST)
AILET (ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE EXAMINATION)
AILET 2024 is for candidates who are desperately looking forward to getting into National Law School, Delhi. It is reviewed to be one of the best law schools in India.
AILET exam has a total of three sections: English Language, Logical Reasoning, and Current Affairs & General Knowledge.
All India Law Entrance Examination (AILET)
National Law University, Delhi
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
BA LLB (Honours), Master of Law (LLM), Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
December 2023 (Second week)
SEATS AVAILABLE THROUGH AILET
BA LLB – 110
LLM – 70
150 (AILET UG Courses)
0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer
Rs. 3500/- Unreserved/OBC/EWS/Foreign National/Kashmiri Migrants
Rs. 1500/- SC/ST and PwD
Exempted – Below Poverty Line of SC/ST
SLAT (SYMBIOSIS LAW ADMISSION TEST)
Students planning to get admission to Symbiosis Law School Pune, Hyderabad, Noida, and Nagpur after the 12th class can attempt Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) exam. The SLAT entrance exam is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) offering 1000 seats altogether for admission in BA LLB and BBA LLB programs.
SLAT 2023 exam has five sections: English Language, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, and General Knowledge.
Symbiosis Law School Admission Test (SLAT)
SLAT APPLICATION FORM
Available in January every year
SLAT EXAM DATE
BA LLB and BBA LLB
TOTAL AVAILABLE SEATS
Rs. 1950/- (Can be paid online and through DD in favour of the ‘Symbiosis Test Secretariat’ payable at Pune)
CUET (CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES ENTRANCE TEST)
CUET LLB entrance exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) every year. The candidates need to fill in an online application form available on the official website https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/. Applicants who have completed their graduation in any stream or are in the last year of graduation can apply for the CUET LLB exam.
Candidates willing to get admission to the 3-year LLB program must appear for CUET exam. The CUET LLB 2023 scores will be accepted by central universities for admission.
CUET LLB (Central Universities Entrance Test-LLB)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
CUET OFFICIAL WEBSITE
20th March. 2023
LAST DATE TO FILL CUET LLB FORM
19th April.2023 (5:00 PM)
CUET LLB EXAM DATE
1st June to 10th June. 2023
No Age Limit
CUET APPLICATION FEE
Rs. 800 (General category)
4 marks for each correct answer
-1 mark for each incorrect answer
LSAT (LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST)
LSAT- India (Law School Admission Test) is a national-level law entrance exam conducted by LSAC India every year. Once the candidate qualifies for the LSAT exam, he or she may get admission in programs like BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, LLM, and various other programs in many prestigious colleges such as Azim Premji University, Amity Manesar, OP Jindal Global University, The ICFAI Law School, etc.
The LSAT exam is divided into four sections such as reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and two sections of logical reasoning. There is no negative marking for an incorrect answer whereas one mark is awarded for the right one. The LSAT exam fee is mentioned on the official website along with the other exam details.
Law School Admission Test for India (LSAT India)
Law School Admission Council
MODE OF EXAM
MODE OF COUNSELLING
22nd January. 2023(First Session)
8th June. 2023 (Second Session)
LSAT EXAM DURATION
2 Hours 20 Minutes
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
LSAT EXAM FEES
Rs.3799 (without discount)
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Currently, four colleges accept CUET LLB scores.
Yes, CUET LLB 2023 form can be edited. The correction window opens from 20th April to 23rd April. 2023.
The candidate must have cleared 12th or its equivalent with a minimum of 45% marks for General/ PwD/ OBC/OCI/NRI/PIO and 40% in case of SC/ST category. Moreover, there is no age limit to attempt the CLAT exam.
Be it CLAT UG or PG exam, as long as the candidate attains the eligibility criteria for the CLAT exam, he or she can appear for the CLAT exam many times.
The candidates who have cleared the 12th exam (in any stream) with a minimum of 50% in total from a reputed board are eligible for AILET 2024.
AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) is for students looking forward to getting admission to NLU whereas CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) opens doors to multiple law colleges.
Each participating college of SLAT 2023 has its separate cut-offs for the candidates. Considering the previous year’s cut-offs, 9-10 per section can be considered a good score.
SLAT 2023 is conducted during morning hours from 9 AM to 10 AM.
Yes, each section of LSAT 2023 has a time limit to attempt. The candidates get 35 minutes to complete each section.
No. The candidates can fill out the application form and complete the registration process for LSAT 2023 online only.