Law (LLB/LLM) Admission in India 2019: Selection & Admission Procedure, Eligibility, Fees, Colleges

Published: | June 20, 2019
Law (LLB/LLM) Admission in India 2019: Selection & Admission Procedure, Eligibility, Fees, Colleges

Get all the information pertaining to the law admission process 2019, the entrance exam, the eligibility criteria, and the application fee for law admissions to LLB and LLM.

Law is one of the most popular courses for students in India. Though most of the law courses in India are ‘integrated courses’ and allow admissions depending on the national, state or university level entrance examination. LSAT, CLAT are some of the most popular law admission tests that are conducted throughout India.

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is the most popular examinations for law admissions in India. The examination is conducted for 21 National Law Universities (NLUs) across India. The NLUs consider CLAT as their primary eligibility criteria for admissions. The 2019 CLAT results were released on 14th June 2019 and the CLAT 2019 counselling process began from the same date. The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) situated at Cuttack conducted the CLAT 2019 examination for the current year admissions.

The law aspirants who are looking forward to taking admissions in any of the NLUs across the country must attend the CLAT 2019 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 2019

The Law School Admission Test or LSAT 2019 began from 2nd June 2019. 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 2019

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 has conducted the AILET 2019 examinations 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. AILET 2019 was conducted on 5th May 2019.

College/University Level Law Entrance Tests 2019

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) 2019

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) 2019. The 2019 SLAT examination was conducted on 14th May 2019 to fill the 60 seats. The SLAT 2019 for law admissions in Symbiosis University is conducted for admissions to the 3-year LLB course.

Calcutta University Law Entrance Test (CULET) 2019

CULET 2019 is the examination for admission to the 5 years integrated B.A.+LLB course in Calcutta University. The university will conduct CULET 2019 on 30th June 2019 for admissions to its 13 affiliated law courses on-campus, Faculty of Law, Calcutta University and affiliated colleges. After the publication of merit list on 5th July 2019, the University of Calcutta will admit students through the Calcutta University Law Entrance Test (CULET) 2019 counselling process in their preferred colleges.

Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test (BHU-UET) for Law 2019

The BHU-UET 2019 or Benaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test 2019 is taken for admissions to its different UG courses in 2019. The BHU-UET 2019 for 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) 2019

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 2019 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 2019

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) 2019

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur conducts AP-LAWCET 2019 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 2019 as a primary criterion for admissions in the institute.

Maharashtra LLB Common Entrance Test (MAH-LLB CET) 2019

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 2019.

Commissioner for Entrance Examination (CEE) Kerala for Law 2019

The CEE Kerala 2019 is similar to MAH-LLB CET. The examination is conducted by the Kerala State Government’s Commissioner for Entrance Examination. The valid score holders in CEE Kerala Law 2019 examination can get admission in the state government supported law colleges and universities.

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Eligibility Criteria for LLM 2019

The primary eligibility criteria for LLM admissions through the entrance examinations is that the candidate has to pass LLB from any UGC recognised university with at least 55% of marks. There can be 5% percentile relief for the students belonging from the economically weaker classes recognised by the state such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) etc.

National, State and College/University Level LLM Entrance Tests 2019

The LLM course is the masters level course for law. The admission in LLM course in some colleges is done on the basis of performance in the graduating examination with LLB from any UGC and BCI recognised university. Following are some entrance examinations popular for LLM admissions in the best law colleges in India.

National Level LLM Entrance Tests 2019

The 2019 LLM national level entrance tests include CLAT and LSAT mentioned previously. CLAT conducts national level LLM entrance test which is acceptable in most of the National Law Universities (NLUs) and most of the top LLM offering Universities. The LSAT score is also considered for admissions in many top law universities for admissions. There are other national level LLM entrance tests which are conducted by the top universities and recognised in other universities as well. The candidate has to keep a check of the Universities which accept these entrance scores. The most popular national level LLM entrance tests conducted by different universities are, CUSAT CAT conducted by Cochin University, UPES DAT conducted by the Univerisity of Petroleum and Energy Studies etc.

State Level LLM Entrance Tests 2019

Various states conduct entrance examination for admissions to the postgraduate courses including LLM in state-affiliated universities. Some of the popular state level LLM entrance tests are AP PGLCET (Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test) conducted by the State of Andhra Pradesh, TS PGLCET (Telangana State Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test) conducted by the State of Telangana etc.

College / University Level LLM Entrance Tests 2019

May top-rated colleges and universities which conduct LLM courses rely on the entrance test for admissions into the Masters of Law courses in the university. Similar to the University level LLB entrance tests, the scores in the examinations are valid only in the Institute for admissions in the LLM courses. Some of the most popular University Level LLM entrance tests 2019 are, CU-LLM (Calcutta University LLM) conducted by the University of Calcutta, CUSAT CAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test) by Cochin University, ILICAT (Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test) by Indian Law Insitute etc. Sometimes, the university does not require the LLM admission test for students who have passed LLB from that university only. For instance, the University of Calcutta takes direct admission for the LLM courses for students who have passed LLB from the university or its affiliated colleges. Apart from the examinations mentioned above, a host of other examinations are also conducted at the Central, State or University level for 2019 admissions to law courses.

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