Law (LLB) Admission in India 2021: Selection & Admission Procedure, Eligibility, Fees, Colleges

Pratyush Roy
Pratyush RoyPublished On: October 26, 2020

Get all the information pertaining to the law admission process 2021, the entrance exam, the eligibility criteria, and the application fee for law admissions to LLB courses here.

LLB Admission India

Law is one of the most popular courses for students in India. Though most of the law courses in India are Integrated Law courses and allow admissions depending on the National level, State level or University level entrance examination. LSAT, CLAT are some of the most popular law admission tests that are conducted throughout India. Admission to law (LLB) courses in India is on the basis of national level or state-level entrance exams.

The law admission process in India is divided into various sections depending upon various factors. The various factors are mostly, entrance test, eligibility criteria, etc.

Law Courses 2021

Most law colleges in India offer the course in an integrated format. The bachelor's degree in Law is known as LLB. Most institutes in India merge the LL.B course with B.A., BBA, B.Com courses and add LLB afterwards which becomes a 5 year-long course. Studying law requires a lot of patience, perseverance, passion for the profession, credibility, etc. The job of a lawyer is a respected one and one of the highest-earning professions and the law graduates can get maximum independence in his/her profession.

Eligibility Criteria for LLB 2021

The student who is an LLB aspirant has to pass the 12th level education with any stream with a minimum of 35% marks from any recognised state or central board of secondary education as the primary eligibility criteria of LLB entrance examinations.

National Level Law Entrance Tests 2021

There are many national-level law entrance tests which candidates need to appear for to be eligible for law admissions. Various national law entrance tests include tests such as CLAT, LSAT, AILET etc which have different patterns.

Law Admissions through CLAT 2021

The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is the most popular examinations for law admissions in India. The examination is conducted for 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) across India. The NLUs consider CLAT as their primary eligibility criteria for admissions.  A Consortium of NLUs headed by National Law School of India University conducts CLAT every year.

The law aspirants who are looking forward to taking admissions in any of the NLUs across the country must attend the CLAT 2021 counselling process where the cutoff will be determined and the student will be allocated the National Law University of his/her preference depending upon his marks. The NLUs across the country which accepts admission through CLAT will admit candidates into the 5 years integrated B.A.+LL.B, B.Com+LL.B or BBA+LL.B stream as specified by the candidate.

Every NLU has their share of seat matrix percentages and reservations according to the directives of the Central and State government. Tentatively, around 55% of the seats at all NLUs are open for admissions for the general category of candidates. More than 25 private universities and institutes conduct LL.B courses consider CLAT score as one of their prime criterion for law admissions. 

Law Admission through LSAT 2021

The Law School Admission Test or LSAT 2021 is a national level entrance exam. It is one of the most important law school entrance tests that most of the private universities require for admissions to the UG law specialisations of integrated LL.B courses. The examination is conducted in 23 cities across India. Before sitting for LSAT, the students should have a clear idea about the colleges he/she can get admission into after passing LSAT. Currently, there are 52 government or government-aided colleges in India that recognise the LSAT results. More than 20 private institutes also consider LSAT scores as a prime criterion of eligibility. The LSAT examination authority does not arrange any counselling session for college admissions through LSAT. Candidates who have an LSAT score can apply to the different colleges individually for admission to the integrated 5-year LLB courses.

Law Admission through AILET 2021

The All India Law Entrance Test or AILET is a national level examination. AILET is organised by the University of Delhi for admissions to the 5-year B.A.+LL.B course in the University of Delhi or the one year PG level LL.M course at the National Law University - NLU Delhi. Delhi University will conduct the AILET 2021 examination across India in all the major cities for admissions in these two universities primarily. However, a number of private institutes consider the score of AILET as one of the criteria for the entrance exam for UG law course admissions. 

College/University Level Law Entrance Tests 2021

Many universities and colleges conduct their own entrance tests for taking admissions into the law courses. For example, Symbiosis University, Banaras Hindu University, Calcutta University, Aligarh Muslim University etc conduct their own law entrance examination tests for admission to the university’s law courses. There are many university-level law entrance tests out of which of the most prominent are mentioned below:

Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT for Law) 2021

The aspirants who want to take admission in the LLB courses at Symbiosis University have to go through the entrance examination of law in the university which is known as Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT for Law) 2021. The SLAT 2021 exam is conducted by Symbiosis University for admissions to the 3-year LLB course.

Calcutta University Law Entrance Test (CULET) 2021

CULET 2021 is the examination for admission to the 5 years integrated B.A.+LLB course in Calcutta University. The university will conduct CULET 2021 in June for admissions to its 13 affiliated law courses on-campus, Faculty of Law, Calcutta University and affiliated colleges. After the publication of the merit list, the University of Calcutta will admit students through the Calcutta University Law Entrance Test (CULET) 2021 counselling process in their preferred colleges.

Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test (BHU-UET) for Law 2021

The BHU-UET 2021 or Benaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test 2021 is taken for admissions to its different UG courses in 2021. The BHU-UET 2021 for the law is also conducted by the University for admissions to its LLB and Integrated LLB courses at the University.

Aligarh Muslim University Law Entrance Examination (AMU-LEE) 2021

Aligarh Muslim University is one of the best Universities in India to study law. The university conducts a law entrance test which is known as Aligarh Muslim University Law Entrance Examination or AMU-LEE. The AMU-LEE 2021 examination is not only conducted in the University but also gets conducted in its three distance study centres located in Aligarh, Malappuram, and Murshidabad.

State Level Law Entrance Tests 2021

Some states conduct the state level law entrance tests for admissions to the state-affiliated universities which conduct law courses in the state itself. These tests are mostly 100% domicile in nature. For example AP-LAWCET, MAH-LLB CET, CEE Kerala for Law etc. There are many more examinations that are conducted in the states of India for admissions into the law courses of the respective states. Following are some of the examinations:

Andhra Pradesh Law College Entrance Test (AP-LAWCET) 2021

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur conducts AP-LAWCET 2021 on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). The examination is conducted annually for law aspirants who wish to get into the government or government-aided law colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Around 22 colleges in Andhra consider the score of AP-LAW CET 2021 as a primary criterion for admissions in the institute.

Maharashtra LLB Common Entrance Test (MAH-LLB CET) 2021

The Maharashtra government’s ‘state common entrance test cell’ conducts the CET or Common Entrance Tests for admissions in multiple streams such as engineering, polytechnic, computer application, education, architecture etc. CET for Law is also one of the exams which are conducted to give Maharashtra Domicile students admissions to the law colleges backed by the state. The valid score holders can apply to the Maharashtra colleges that accept the score of MAH-LLB CET 2021.

Kerala LLB Entrance Exam 2021

Kerala LLB entrance exam is conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Government of Kerala for students looking forward to taking admission into both Integrated Five-Year LL.B course and Three-Year LL.B course in the state of Kerala.

Top LLB Colleges in India 2021

The table given below provides a list of the best LLB colleges in India. Candidates can also find the location of these colleges here along with the fee structure for LLB.

Name of the CollegeLocationLLB Fees
National Law UniversityDelhiRs. 4,14,000
NIMS UniversityJaipurRs. 1,59,000
K L UniversityGunturRs. 3,90,000
Invertis UniversityBareillyRs, 1,05,000
ILS Law CollegePuneRs. 1,11,000
Apex UniversityJaipurRs. 90,000
Seacom Skills UniversityBirbhumRs. 2,40,000
SRM University Delhi NCRSonepatRs. 1,80,000
Aurora's Legal Sciences AcademyHyderabadRs. 1,50,000
Jaipur National UniversityJaipurRs. 1,73,400

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Private LLB Colleges in India Accepting Law Exams

Here is the list of the top LLB colleges in India. Go through the list as per your requirement.

Private Law Colleges Accepting LSAT India ScoresPrivate Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores
Private Law Colleges in India Accepting AILET ScoresPrivate Law Colleges in Maharashtra Accepting MH CET Law Scores
Private Law Colleges in Telangana Accepting TS LAWCET ScoresPrivate Law Colleges in Andhra Pradesh Accepting TS LAWCET Scores
Private Law Colleges in Andhra Pradesh Accepting AP LAWCET ScoresPrivate Law Colleges in Kerala Accepting KLEE Scores

After appearing for the LLB entrance exam, the conducting body will release the list of shortlisted candidates for the counselling process. As a part of the law counselling process, candidates will have to select the choice of colleges and courses. On the basis of the candidate’s ranks and availability of seats, the seats will be allotted to them.

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