After 12th Law Entrance Exams
Legal profession is one of the growing and lucrative professions all over the world. It is one of the most adventurous as well as exciting career. Lawyers are held in high esteem in our society and there remains the faith that when all else fails, one can still take recourse to the legal system. In -our daily life, in one way or other, we may come across situations where legal advice is required. In such situations, we need the advice of a legal professional who analyze and interpret law properly.
There are various areas of specialization in this field which one can choose from like corporation law, civil law, criminal law, international law, labour law, patent law, tax law and so on.
There are number of institution and Universities conducting courses in law.
The most premier among law universities in India is national law school of India university (NLSIU) Bangalore, Admission to NLSIU is through an All India Admission Test (CLAT) held usually on the second Sunday of May.
University collage Bangalore, Government college Mumbai, ILS law college and symbiosis collage, Pune and Faculty of law of Delhi university, Aligarh Muslim University etc. Are some of the other leading legal institutions of India.
Minimum qualification to go for a course in law (LLB) is 10+2. Course duration is of 5 years and is approved by the Bar Council.
P.G. Programmes in law (LLM) are of 2 years duration & eligibility is LLB degree.
In addition to LL.B. degree, many universities and institutes also offer other diploma courses in several disciplines of law, including Administrative Law, International Law, Labour Laws, Tax Laws and Corporate Laws. They can find employment in various courts of law, in government service both Central and State government, as teachers, as legal advisors in various companies, business houses, organizations etc. They also do private practice as legal advisors, advocates, solicitors etc.
Various courses offered in Law Collages
|S.No.||Degree/Course||Aim of Course|
|1||BA LLB (Hons.)||The program has been prepared with an intention to create dedicated professionals who are well trained in legal framework and contractual requirements for companies. Students are exposed to the latest laws and judgments pertinent to the core sectors of India, apart from studying the regular legal subjects.|
|2||BB ALLB (Hons.)||This program aims to create a brand new race of Corporate Lawyers who would not only understand the intricacies of business but be equally well-versed in the nuances of Corporate Laws and Regulatory Affairs. You will gain valuable insights in both the business functions like finance, human resource management, marketing, international business and corporate laws in the fields of Banking, Corporate Governance, Investment, Competition, Insurance and Mergers and Acquisitions.|
|3||B.Com LLB (Hons.)||To bridge the gap between legal theory and practice, an understanding of the trade and commerce is essential The program combines the knowledge of the economic sciences with special training in taxation law. The trade, finance and commerce component of the B. com. LL.B. (Hons.) course includes subjects such as accounts, finance, economics, language and, which are supplemented by a range of law courses, and together they provide a broad-based multidisciplinary foundation to the curriculum.|
|4||B.Tech Computer Science& Engineering + LLB (Hons.) with Specialization in Cyber Laws||With global digitization and spreading of information network far and wide, the cyber world has seen a propensity of new-age contracts and a slow but sure pervasion of cybercrimes. The program provides a unique amalgam of Computer Science knowledge and Laws pertaining to the Cyber world.|
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Understandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of merit-cum-preference' to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.)
First Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted in the year 2008. Now there are 17 participating NLUs
To be eligible to appear in CLAT,
Pattern of CLAT (Under-Graduate Programme)
|Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each||200|
|Duration of Examination||2 hours|
|English including Comprehension||40 Marks|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||50 Marks|
|Logical Reasoning||40 Marks|
|Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answer.|
LSAT-India is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India.
The LSAT-India will be administered in 16 cities LSAT-India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections.
Test duration - 2 hours and 20 minutes
Question type - Multiple Choice format
Registration Fee - Rs. 3800/-
Registration Window: Candidates can register for LSAT-India through ONLINE mode or by sending a Demand Draft.
Registration windows are different for these modes.
Online / Offline Registration - Till 1st week of May
Candidates can register for LSAT-India through ONLINE mode or by sending a Demand Draft.
Registration Windows are different for these modes
|Registration Window (Online Payments)||:||Till 1st week of May|
|Registration Window (Demand Draft Payments)||:||Till 1st week of May|
|Admit Card Release||:||2nd 3rd week of May|
|LSAT-India, Test Date||:||3rd week of May|
|Announcement Results||:||2nd week of June|
|Sections||Number of Questions||Timing|
|Analytical Reasoning||Approx. 24||35 minutes|
|Logical Reasoning||Approx. 24||35 minutes|
|2nd Logical Reasoning||Approx. 24||35 minutes|
|Reading Comprehension||Approx. 24||35 minutes|
|Total : 4 sections||92-100 questions||2 hours and 20 minutes|
AILET (National Law University, Delhi)
Established in 2008 with the initiative of High Court of Delhi is another Law University in the list of premier law Universities established in India. The vision of the University is to create a Global Legal Institution which will compete with the best outside India and to prepare Lawyers for a legal career that introduces them to wide range of opportunities in legal profession across the globe.
Pattern of AILET (Under-Graduate Programme)
|Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each||150|
|Duration of Examination||1 Hour 30 Min. (90:00 Min.)|
|English including Comprehension||35 Marks|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||35 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||10 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||35 Marks|
|Logical Reasoning||35 Marks|
|Note: There is no Negative marking.|
SET (Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Noida & Hyderabad)
Symbiosis Law School, established in June 1977, was affiliated in the beginning to University of Pune. Further, the important stride was made in 2002 when SLS became the constituent college of the Symbiosis International University. Thereby, SLS gained an enhanced degree of autonomy in teaching, learning and research.
Symbiosis Law School stands for a global leadership in legal education. Nestled in the city of Pune, it has recently been conferred with the honor of being a core partner in the global network of legal institutes of Erasmus Mundus.
Structure of SET for Law
|S.No.||Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
ULSAT (The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)
About ULSAT: UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (ULSAT) is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). The competitive entrance test is conducted to grant admission to Bachelor of Laws (B.A.LLB) and LLB in Corporate Laws, Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Rights. The students, who have passed or presently appearing in their final year of certificate and degree examination, can also apply to appear in entrance test.
ULSAT Law Programs:
ULSAT Exam Scheme:
|Section||No. of Questions|
|Quantitative & Numerical Ability||40|
|Legal General Knowledge||40|
|Total number of questions||200|