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List of National Level Law Entrance Exams in India 2023-24: Check Dates for Registration, Admit Card, Examination, and Results

Rajneesh Shukla
Rajneesh ShuklaUpdated On: April 03, 2023 04:59 pm IST | CLAT

Law aspirants who seek information about the national law exams in India can find all the details here. The important dates, eligibility criteria, and application fee have also been provided of some popular law exams of India.

National Level Law Entrance Exams in India

There are several law entrance exams that are conducted at the national level and once every year for shortlisting the candidates for admission to various best law colleges of the country. Apart from the national law exams, entrance tests for law admissions are also organised at the state or university in some places. However, the national law entrance examinations of India are far more popular than any other examination because they give students the opportunity to apply at multiple institutions across the country.

The increasing popularity of the field of law has resulted in an increased demand for diverse courses. Universities and institutes have started offering various courses of law at the UG as well as PG level. Some of the courses offered in law comprise BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law), B.Com LLB (Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law), B.Sc LLB (Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law), BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law), LLB (Bachelor of Law), LLM (Master of Law), M.Phil in Law, etc. Candidates interested in pursuing the field can enrol themselves in any of these courses as per their requirements.

National Law Entrance Exams in India

The table given below provides information regarding the top ten law entrance exams in India. Candidates can check the important dates of these entrance exams of law in India. The dates of the respective application process, examination, and results have been provided.

List of Law Entrance Exams

Application Start Date

Application End Date

Admit Card Release Date

Date of Entrance Examination

Mode of Exam

Result Date

CLAT - Common Law Admission Test

August 8, 2022

November 18, 2022

December 06, 2022

December 18, 2022


December 23, 2022

AILET - All India Law Entrance Test

September 07, 2022

November 20, 2022

November 25, 2022

December 11, 2022


December 19, 2022

LSAT - Law School Admission Test

November 10, 2022 (January Cycle)

and (May Cycle)

January 11, 2023 (January Cycle) and

May 26, 2023 (May Cycle)

Till January 18, 2023 (January Cycle)

Till June 5, 2023 (May Cycle)

January 22, 2023 (January Cycle) and June 8 to June 11, 2023 (May Cycle)

Online, Remote Proctored Mode

To be Notified


February 9, 2023   

March 30, 2023 (till 9:50 PM)2nd Week of May, 2023 (Tentatively)May 21 to May 31, 2023


To be Notified

Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT)

December 15, 2022

April 12, 2023

April 22, 2023 (For Test 1)

April 28, 2023 (For Test 2)

May 06, 2023 (For Test 1)

May 14, 2023 (For Test 2)

Online, Computer based Test Mode

May 24, 2023

All India Bar Exam (AIBE)

December 13, 2022

January 18, 2023

February 1, 2023

Feb 05, 2023


April 2023 (Tentative)

Also Read:How to Prepare for CLAT 2023 Without Coaching

National Law Entrance Exams in India: General Details

The table given below provides information regarding the application fee, exam duration, marking scheme, total questions asked, and maximum marks of each exam.

Name of the Exam

Application Fee

Exam Duration

Marking Scheme

Total Questions

Maximum Marks


Rs. 4,000 (General Category)
Rs. 3500 (SC/ ST/ BPL categories)

2 hours

+1 for every correct answer, -0.25 for every wrong answer




Rs. 3,500 (General Category)
Rs. 1500 (for SC/ ST/ PwD)

1 hour and 30 minutes

+1 for every correct answer, -0.25 for every wrong answer



LSAT - India

Rs. 3,799

2 hours and 20 minutes

credit for every correct answer, no negative marking


Scaled score between 420 to 480


Rs. 3,500 + Rs 60 SBI Bank surcharge = Rs 3,560

3 hours and 30 minutes

+1 for every correct answer, no negative marking




Rs. 1950 (registration fee)

Rs. 1000
(program registration fee for each course) 

60 minutes

No negative marking



LFAT (Allahabad)

Rs. 650 (for General Category)

Rs. 600 (SC/ ST Category)

120 minutes (in offline mode)

130 minutes (in online mode)

2 marks for each correct answer and no negative marking for incorrect answer



Also Read:BBA LL.B. or B.Com LL.B: Which Course is Better?

National Law Exams of India Eligibility Criteria

The first step that has to be taken by a candidate before applying for an entrance exam is to check the eligibility criteria for the same. Candidates who fail in meeting the eligibility criteria of the particular law entrance exam will not be considered for admission despite having successfully completed the application process. Therefore, it is mandatory for all law aspirants to check the eligibility criteria of national law entrance exams before proceeding with the application process. The general eligibility criteria for the exams have been given below.

For Admission to Undergraduate Law Courses:

  • In order to be eligible for UG law courses offered in India, the student has to complete his/ her education up to class 12th.
  • The school from which the candidate clears his/ her higher secondary education must be affiliated to a recognised board of education like the CBSE, the ISC, or any state board.
  • Candidates have to receive passing marks in all the subjects that they have at the 10 + 2 level.
  • Additionally, the aggregate marks scored by the candidates in class 12th board examinations should not be less than 45 per cent to 50 per cent.

For Admission to Postgraduate Law Courses:

  • Candidates seeking admission to a PG law course have to complete their education up to the graduation level.
  • They must have an undergraduate degree in law. It can be an integrated law course or an LLB degree that is done after a graduation course.
  • The university under which candidates obtain their bachelor degree must be recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • The aspirant must have passed in all the subjects of graduation and his/ her aggregate score in the undergraduate degree should be at least 45 per cent to 50 per cent.

Application Forms for National Level Law Entrance Exams in India

Click on the links given below to know the application process for the national-level law entrance exams in India.

CLAT 2023 Application FormAILET 2023 Application Form
LSAT India 2023 Application FormAIBE 2023 Application Form
SLAT 2023 Application Form  MH CET Law 2023 Application Form

Syllabus for National Level Law Entrance Exams in India

The links given below provide the detailed syllabus of the popular national-level law entrance exams in India.

CLAT 2023 SyllabusAILET 2023 Syllabus
LSAT India 2023 SyllabusAIBE 2023 Syllabus
SLAT 2023 SyllabusMH CET Law Syllabus

Exam Pattern for National Level Law Entrance Exams in India

In order to ace any examination, it is mandatory to be well-versed with its exam pattern. The table given below contains the links to the detailed exam pattern of the popular national-level law entrance exams in India.

CLAT 2023 Exam PatternAILET 2023 Exam Pattern
LSAT India 2023 Exam PatternAIBE 2023 Exam Pattern
SLAT 2023 Exam PatternMH CET Law 2023 Exam Pattern

Preparation Tips for National Level Law Entrance Exams in India

If you are searching for the ideal preparation strategy to ace the popular law entrance exams in India, check out the links given below.

How to Prepare for CLAT 2023How to Prepare for AILET 2023
How to Prepare for LSAT India 2023How to Prepare for AIBE 2023
How to Prepare for SLAT 2023How to Prepare for MH CET Law 2023

Colleges Accepting National Level Law Entrance Exams for Admissions

Go through the table given below to find a list of some of the best law colleges in India that conduct admissions through these national level law entrance exams.

Name of the CollegeLocation
Alliance UniversityBangalore, Karnataka
ICFAI UniversityDehradun, Uttarakhand
GITAM School of LawVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Vivekananda Global UniversityJaipur, Rajasthan
O.P, Jindal Global UniversitySonepat, Haryana
School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University (JLU)Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (Deemed to be University)Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Faculty of Law, SRM UniversitySonepat, Haryana
Birla Global University (BGU)Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Ansal UniversityGurgaon, Haryana

Through these law entrance exams, candidates can get enrolled in most of the leading law colleges of India. In order to find the best law college for yourself, you can fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call on the toll-free student helpline number 1800-572-9877.

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What are a few of the top national law entrance exams for admission to the five-year LLB degree courses?

A few of the top national level law entrance exams for admission to the 5-year LLB degree courses are mentioned below:

  • CLAT
  • AILET 
  • LSAT India
  • DU LLB
  • LFAT

Which national level law entrance is conducted by NTA?

The National Testing Agency conducts the DU LLB and DU LLM law entrance exam offered by Delhi University for the three-year LLB and two-year LLM degree programmes.

Can I get admission to an NLU without the CLAT exam?

No, candidates cannot take admission to any NLU without the CLAT exam, however, in 2022, NLSIU Bangalore started a three-year LLB (Hons.) postgraduate degree programme that does not require CLAT exam for the admission.

Is application open for CLAT 2023?

Yes, CLAT 2023 application is currently open and the last date of the application process is November 13, 2022.

What is the application fee for CLAT 2023?

The application for CLAT 2023 is INR 4000 for the general category and INR 3500 for the SC/ST categories.

Is application open for AILET 2023?

Yes, the application process for AILET 2023 is currently ongoing. The last date to apply for the exam is November 15, 2022.

Can I study law without the national level law entrance exams?

Yes, candidates can study either a five-year integrated LLB or three-year LLB degree without a national level law entrance exam. In such cases, the admission is done on merit basis in the qualifying exam, and such admission is mostly provided by private law schools in India.

Is LSAT India 2023 application open?

There is no official information from the Law School Admission Council that conducts LSAT India exam in India. The LSAT India exam will tentatively be conducted in January 2023.

Which is more difficult, AILET or CLAT?

AILET is a slightly more difficult national level law exam as compared to CLAT. Passing the AILET exam will get you admission to the prestigious NLU, Delhi whereas passing the CLAT exam will allow you to take admission in any one of the 22 NLUs in India. The number of seats available for AILET are lesser as compared to CLAT and the volume of candidates are high for both the exams which make AILET a slightly tougher exam when compared to CLAT.

Who is the conducting body of the LFAT law exam?

The University of Allahabad administers the Law Faculty Admission Test (LFAT) to candidates seeking admission to the five-year Integrated LLB (Hons) programme provided by the Faculty of Law and its constituent colleges. The University of Allahabad administers the test on a national level using a pen-and-paper format.

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