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Direct Law (LL.B) Admission 2022 - Law Admission Without Entrance Exam Score CLAT, AILET, LSAT

Cyril Titus Zachariah
Cyril Titus ZachariahUpdated On: June 23, 2022 12:43 pm IST

There are various ways to take admission in law colleges in India. The candidates are usually required to have a valid score or rank in a common entrance test. However, they can take admission without giving a national level law entrance exam.

Law Admission Without National Level Entrance Exam

The area of legal studies has been attracting a large number of students who wish for a career in law. In order to take admission in this ever-growing profession, one has to go through a minimum of 5 years of education. Also, the students who wish to pursue any one of the full-fledged law programmes in India will have to clear at least one common law entrance either at the National, State or University level. Most of the law colleges of India offer admissions through these entrance tests. However, there are options for students to get into a law programme without appearing for the national-level law entrance tests such as CLAT, AILET, AIBE, LSAT, etc, and this article explores that in detail.

Those who are not interested in competing on the national level have the option of choosing the state-level common entrance tests for law. However, only certain states across India conduct state-level entrance tests, for example, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.

Then there are also the University-level law entrance tests which are specific to certain Universities that provide programmes in law along with programmes in other disciplines as well. However, there are other options for the students to get into a law programme wherein the selection of the candidates is done on the basis of their merit. The merit can be calculated using various other methods that have been defined by those particular colleges or Universities. Go through this article to know more about law admissions in India without national-level law entrance exams.

State Level Law Entrance Exams

There are many state-level common entrance tests for law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Given below is a list of the popular state-level law entrance exams along with the colleges accepting these exams.

Name of the Exam

Accepting Colleges
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law (MH-CET Law)
Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test (AP LAWCET)
Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test (TS LAWCET)
Kerala Law Entrance Examination (KLEE)

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University Level Law Entrance Exams

The candidates who are interested in taking admission directly to their choice of Universities will be able to attempt law entrance examinations that are conducted by the specific Universities. Given below is the list of universities that conduct the law entrance tests for various law programmes.

Name of the Exam

College/ University

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE)

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST)

Lovely Professional University

Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Examination (AMUEE)

Aligarh Muslim University

Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test Law (BVP CET)

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University

Banaras Hindu University Law Entrance Test (BHU UET/ BHU PET)

Banaras Hindu University

UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (ULSAT)

University of Petroleum Energy Studies

Delhi University LLB Entrance Test (DU LLB Entrance Test)

Campus Law Centre - Delhi University

Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT)

Symbiosis Law School

Law Admissions On the Basis of Merit

Many law colleges provide admission on the basis of merit. These colleges shortlist candidates on the basis of their marks in the qualifying degree and offer direct admission to them. Many leading colleges use this method to select candidates for their law programmes. Some of the popular institutes have been listed below.

Name of the University


Bhai Gurdas Group Of Institutions

Sangrur, Punjab

Teerthanker Mahaveer University

Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

JECRC University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Sandip University

Nashik, Maharashtra

Amity University

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

KL University (KLU), Guntur

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Sage University

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Alliance University

Bangalore, Karnataka

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These are some of the top law entrance tests that are conducted for the admission processes for most of the law programmes at both UG and PG levels. The candidates who are interested in appearing for a law entrance examination that is not a national-level entrance examination such as CLAT and LSAT among others will be able to take admission via these state-level or university-level entrance examinations, which are less competitive than the national-level CLAT exams.

If you wish to take admission to the best law college that suits all of your interests, fill our Common Application Form (CAF) and make it an easy and hassle-free process. Through CAF, you can apply to multiple colleges and check the elaborate details of each of them. You will also get personalised counselling from our admission experts who will assist you in finding the ideal college as per your requirements. You can also call on the helpline number 1800-572-9877 and speak to our counsellors directly.

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