National Level Law Entrance Exams in India

Janvi Bhambri
Janvi BhambriPublished On: September 23, 2020 | 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 which 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.

Name of Exam

Opening of Applications

Closing of Applications

Exam Date

Result Declaration

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

1st January 2020

10th July 2020 (Extended)

28th September 2020 (Revised)

To be Declared

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

15th January 2020

7th July 2020 (Extended)

26th September 2020 (Postponed)

To be Declared

Law School Admission Test - India (LSAT India)

6th December 2019

5th July 2020 (Extended)

19th July 2020 (Postponed)

To be Declared

All India Bar Exam (AIBE)

16th May 2020

27th July 2020

29th July 2020

To Be Notified

Note: The exam dates of some law exams like CLAT, AILET, MHCET, etc. have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Also Read:How to Prepare for CLAT 2020 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

CLAT

Rs. 4,000

2 hours

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

150

150

AILET

Rs. 3,050

1 hour and 30 minutes

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

150

150

LSAT - India

Rs. 3,800

2 hours and 20 minutes

credit for every correct answer, no negative marking

92

Scaled score between 420 to 480

AIBE

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

3 hours and 30 minutes

+1 for every correct answer, no negative marking

100

100

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.

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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