At present, India offers a variety of law courses. And in most cases, the way to get admission to these law courses is through entrance exams.
There are a number of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate level competitive law entrance exams in India.
Appearing in these exam calls for having adequate knowledge about them. And this is what I am going to talk about in this article.
Here, I have mentioned a list of all the competitive law entrance exams in India.
Let’s Have a look at them.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level law entrance examination. CLAT scores are considered by other private law colleges and Public Sector Undertakings for admissions and recruitment respectively. It is among the most popular competitive law entrance exams in India.
AILET Entrance Exam
IPU CET LLB Entrance Exam
Like DU, GGSIPU, too, conducts its own entrance exam named IPU CET LLB, for selecting the eligible candidates. Therefore, candidates willing to pursue law from IP university need to qualify the respective entrance exam.
BHU Law Entrance Test/BLAT
Banaras Hindu University conducts a separate entrance exam for admission to UG and PG law courses. This entrance exam for law is conducted annually in the month of May or June.
ULSAT Entrance Exam
UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test is a university level entrance exam. This entrance test for law is conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. Qualifying this exam enables a student to take admission in undergraduate law courses offered by the university.
Christ University Law Entrance Exam
One of the prestigious university of the country, Christ University conducts its own admission tests. Its law entrance exam enables an individual to take admission to the UG law courses offered by the university. The exam is conducted annually.
JMI Law Entrance Exam
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University is responsible for conducting the law entrance exam. Qualifying this entrance exam for law enables an individual to take admission to UG law programmes offered by the university.
KLEE Entrance Exam
Kerala Law Entrance Examination (KLEE) is conducted by the Commission of Entrance Examination (CEE). It is a state level examination. The exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for admission to government law colleges in Kerala.
ILI CAT Entrance Exam
Indian law institute conducts ILI CAT for admission to LLM course. It is conducted annually. The exam is conducted in Delhi only. Students who wish to pursue LLM from ILI have to qualify this test.
LAT/LFAT/AU LLM Entrance Exam
Allahabad University conducts three exam, namely, LAT, LFAT, and AU LLM Entrance Exam for admission to its law courses. These exam are mandatory to take admission to LLB, B.A. LLB, and LLM courses respectively.
SET Law Entrance Exam
Symbiosis Entrance Test for Law or SET Law is a university level entrance exam. It is conducted annually by Symbiosis International University. Qualifying the entrance test allows a student to take admission in UG law courses offered by Symbiosis Law School in Noida, Pune, and Hyderabad.
MH CET Law Entrance Exam
MH CET Law is also known as Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Law. It is a state level exam, which is conducted annually. This exam is conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra. Candidates who qualify this law entrance exam are eligible to take admission to the law college of Maharashtra state.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a national level entrance test. It is conducted annually by Law School Admission council. It is a test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India.
KIITEE Law Entrance Exam
Admission to law courses of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is done through KIITEE Law. It is a university level entrance test.
AMU Law Entrance Exam
Aligarh Muslim University Law Entrance Exam is a university level exam. University conducts this exam annually.
AIL LET Entrance Test
AIL LET is a university level exam. It is conducted by Army Institute of Law. Qualifying this exam enables the candidate to take admission in UG law courses offered by the institution.
PU LLB Entrance Test
PU LLB is a university level entrance test. It is conducted annually by Panjab University. Clearing this exam is mandatory for admission to LLB course offered by the university.
DU Law Entrance Exam
Candidates who wish to pursue their law education from Delhi University have to appear for the entrance Test. DU Law Entrance Test or DU LLB/LLM Entrance test is conducted annually by the university.
BVP CET Law
BVP CET law is conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth University. It is conducted to select eligible candidates for admission to law courses in the affiliated colleges of the university.
TS LAWCET & TS PGLCET
TS LAWCET and TS PGLCET are state level law entrance examinations. Both the exams are conducted in the state of Telangana. Clearing this exam is obligatory to take admission to law courses in the state universities & their affiliated colleges.
Alliance Common Law Admission Test is a part of admission process of Alliance University. The university conducts this exam annually. Students who wish to pursue law education from the university have to clear this exam.
AP LAWCET & AP PGLCET
Candidates who wish to pursue law from the state of Andhra Pradesh have to qualify AP LAWCET & AP PGLCET for UG and PG law courses respectively.
Calcutta University B.A. L.L.B. Entrance Exam
Calcutta University B.A. L.L.B. Entrance Exam is a state level exam. Candidates who clear this exam are eligible to take admission in the colleges of Calcutta.
CUSAT CAT LAW
CUSAT CAT LAW is a university level entrance test. Candidates who wish to pursue law education from the Cochin University of Science & Technology have to clear this exam.
RULET (Rajasthan University Law Entrance Test)
Rajasthan University Law Entrance Test (RULET) is a state level entrance exam. It is conducted by Rajasthan University for admission to B.A. LLB and LLB courses.
ICFAI Law School Admission Test is a university level entrance test. It is conducted annually by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. Qualifying ILSAT enables a candidate to pursue law education from ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education.
Himachal Pradesh National Entrance Test (HPNET) is conducted by H.P National Law University, Shimla. The exam aims to select eligible candidates for admission to undergraduate law courses in the university.
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test is a national level admission test. It is conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University. Candidates willing to pursue UG or PG course from the university have to clear this exam.
LPU NEST Law Entrance Test
LPU NEST is a National Entrance and Scholarship Test. It is conducted by Lovely Professional University. It is a national level test. Candidates who wish to pursue law education from the university have to qualify this test.
Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test For Law is a university level test. It is managed by the Department of Law of the university. Candidates who wish to pursue UG or PG law courses from the university have to qualify this exam.
Government Law College Common Entrance Test (GLC CET) is conducted by Government Law College. It is conducted to take admission in LLB (3 years) and LLB ( 5 years) courses offered by the college.
|Name of Exam||Conducting Authority||Mode & Type||Duration||Sections & No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|CLAT (UG & PG)||17 National Law Universities (NLUs)||Objective & online||2 hours||Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability, English with Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness, and Logical Reasoning.
No. of questions- 200 of 1 mark each.
|200(0.25 negative marking)|
|AILET (UG, PG, & Ph. D.)||National Law University, Delhi||Objective and 1 essay type question (in Ph.D. paper)||1 hour 30 minutes||English, General Knowledge (current affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics), and Legal Aptitude, Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability).No. of questions- 150 (objective) of 1 mark each (for UG & PG)For Ph.D. – 100 questions of 1 mark each and 1 essay type of 50 marks.||150|
|IPU CET LLB (UG)||Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University||Objective & Offline||2 hours 30 minutes||General English, General Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude.No. of questions- 150 of 4 marks each||600 (negative marking of 1 mark).|
|BHU Law Entrance Test/ BLAT (UG & PG)||Banaras Hindu University (BHU)||Objective & Offline||2 hours||General Awareness and Current Affairs, Common Legal Knowledge, Aptitude and Mental Ability, and English Comprehension.No. of questions- 150 of 3 marks each||450 (no negative marking)|
|ULSAT (UG)||University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun (UPES)||Objective & Online||3 hours||Language Comprehension, Quantitative and Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, Legal General Knowledge, and Legal Aptitude.No. of questions- 150||–|
|Christ University Law Entrance Exam (UG)||Christ University||Objective||2 hours||English Language Comprehension skills, & Verbal reasoning, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical Ability, & Fundamental Mathematical Operations, Critical, Analytical, & Logical Reasoning, and Data Analysis & Interpretation.No. of questions- 120 of 1 mark each.||120
(0.25 negative marking)
|JMI Law Entrance Exam (UG)||Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University||Objective & offline||1 hour 45 minutes||General English including comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability).No. of questions- 100 of 1 mark each.||100 (negative marking is there)|
|KLEE (UG)||Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE)||Objective & offline||3 hours||General English, General Knowledge, and Aptitude for Legal Studies.No. of questions- 200 of 3 mark each.||600 (negative marking of 1 mark)|
|ILI CAT(PG)||Indian Law Institute (ILI)||Objective +Subjective & Offline||2 hours 30 minutes||Part A- English Language & General Knowledge.Part B- Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, I P C , Public International Law,Commercial Law (Contract and Specific Relief Act, Partnership and Sale of GoodsAct), Law of Torts, Law of Limitation and Environmental LawPart C- Legal Writing Skills.No. of questions- 144 of 1 mark each in Part A & B, and of 4 marks each in Part C.||160 (0.25 negative marking in Part A & B)|
|LAT, LFAT, & AU LLM Entrance Exam (UG, PG)||Allahabad University||UG- Objective & Offline PG- Both Objective+Subjective & Offline||UG- 2 hours 30 minutes PG-3 hours||UG- Paper 1 for Language Comprehension, Paper 2 for GK & Current Affairs and Paper 3 for Mental, Logical and Legal Aptitude. PG- Part A- 50 Objective type questionsPart B- 8 short answer type questions (only 4 questions need to be answered).Part C- 4 essay type question (only 2 questions need to be answered).No. of questions- UG- Part I & II-100 questions of 1 mark each, Part-III-50 questions of 2 marks each. PG- 62 out of which only 56 are to be answered.||UG- 200 (negative marking of 1/3rd of marks for Part I&II and for Part III it is 2/3rd of the marks) PG- 300 (2/3rd of marks will be deducted for wrong answers only in part A)|
|SET Law (UG)||Symbiosis International University||Objective & Offline||2hours 30 minutes||Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and General Knowledge.No. of questions- 150 of 1 mark each.||150 (no negative marking)|
|MH CET Law (UG)||State Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra||Objective & Online||2 hours||Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge with Current Affairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, and English and Basic Mathematics.No. of questions- 150 of 1 mark each||150 (no negative marking)|
|LSAT (UG & PG)||Law School Admission Council||Objective & Offline||2 hours 20 minutes||Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning 1, Logical Reasoning 2, and Reading Comprehension.No. of questions- 92 to100||There is no negative marking|
|KIITEE Law (UG)||Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology||Objective & Online||2 hours 30 minutes||Mathematical Ability, Analytical & Logical Ability, Verbal Ability, and General Knowledge.No. of questions- 120 of 4 marks each||480 (negative marking of 1 mark)|
|AMU Law Entrance Test (UG & PG)||Aligarh Muslim University||Objective + SUbjective & Offline||–||UG- General English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, and Reasoning & Aptitude.PG- Short questions of UG standard.No. of questions- UG – 75 objective and 10 short answer typePG- 20||UG- 100PG- 100|
|AIL LET (UG)||Army Institute of Law||Objective & Offline||2 hours||Mental Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Law Aptitude, and General English.No. of questions- 200 of 1 mark each||200 (no negative marking)|
|PU LLB Entrance Test (UG)||Panjab University||Objective & Offline||1 hour 30 minutes||General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Law Aptitude, Mental Ability, English.No. of questions- 100 of 1 mark each.||100 (.25 negative marking)|
|DU Law Entrance Exam (UG & PG)||Faculty of Law, Delhi University||Objective & Offline||2 hours||UG – Part A-English Language Comprehension, General Knowledge & current affairs, Reasoning & Analytical Abilities. Part B- Legal Awareness and Aptitude.PG- will include questions related to Constitutional Law of India, Jurisprudence, Law of Contracts, sale of goods Law of Torts, Consumer Protection, Family Law Public International Law Criminal Law Company law and Partnership Intellectual Property Rights, Cyber Law, Environment Law In addition a few questions may address contemporary legal issues. No. of questions – 175 of 4 marks each||700 (negative marking of 1 mark)|
|BVP CET Law(UG)||Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University||Objective & Offline||2 hours||English Grammar, Usage & Comprehension, Current Legal news & General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Analytical Ability, and Logical Reasoning & Social Sciences with an emphasis on Indian Constitution and Political System in India.No. of questions- 100 of 1 mark each.||100 (no negative marking)|
|TS LAWCET (UG) & TS PGLCET (PG)||–||Objective & Offline||1 hour 30 minutes||UG- General Knowledge and Mental Ability, Current Affairs, and Aptitude for the Study of Law. No. of questions- 120 of 1 mark each (for both UG & PG).||120 (no negative marking)|
|ACLAT (UG, PG, & Ph.D.)||Alliance University||Objective & Both Online and Offline||2 hours||UG- English (including Comprehensions), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.Ph.D.- 1: Research Methodology, 2: Area of Research (as chosen by the candidate), and 3: PRE – Ph. D. Examination Paper I – SyllabusNo. of questions- 200 of 1 mark each.||200 ( 0.25 negative marking)|
|AP LAWCET (UG) & AP PGLCET (PG)||–||Objective & Offline||1 hour 30 minutes||General Knowledge & Mental Ability, Current Affairs, and Aptitude for the Study of Law.No. of questions- 120 of 1 mark each.||120 (no negative marking)|
|Calcutta University B.A. LLB Entrance Test (UG)||Calcutta University||Objective & Offline||2 hours 30 minutes||–||–|
|CUSAT CAT Law (UG & PG)||Cochin University of Science and Technology||Objective & Offline||2 hours||UG- English, Comprehension Ability, General Knowledge/Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.PG- Part I – Proficiency in English, Analytical and other abilities, General KnowledgePart II – Proficiency in the related subjects.No. of questions- UG- 150 of 3 marks each.||UG – 450 (negative marking of 1 mark)|
|RULET (UG)||Rajasthan University||Objective & Offline||2 hours||Language Ability, General Knowledge, General Science, Logical Reasoning, and Social Studies.No. of questions- 200 of 1 mark each||200 (There is no negative marking)|
|ILSAT/ITLA (UG)||ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education||Objective & Online||2 hours||English, Logical Reasoning, Legal reasoning, Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge/Current Affairs, and Analytical Reasoning.No. of questions- 125 of 1 mark each.||125|
|HPNET (UG, PG, & Ph.D.)||HP National Law University, Shimla||–||–||UG- General Awareness, Legal Awareness & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English ComprehensivePG- questions related to 1. Constitutional Law 2. Law of Contract 3. Law of Torts 4. Family Law 5. Criminal Law 6. Public International Law 7. Jurisprudence 8. Corporate Law and 9. 30 Marks essay on Contemporary Legal Problems.Ph.D.- Paper I- Legal Research MethodologyPaper II- essay on a Topic related to Law and Social Transformation.No. of questions- UG- 150, PG- 120, Ph.D.- Paper I- 50, Paper II- 1.||150|
|SAAT (UG, PG)||Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University||Objective & Online||–||–||–|
|LPU NEST Law||Lovely Professional university||Objective & Online||2 hours||English, Quantitative and Legal Aptitude, Legal Reasoning, and General Awareness.No. of questions- 80 of 2.5 marks each||200 (no negative marking)|
|GNDU CET Law(UG & PG)||Guru Nanak Dev University||Objective & Offline||3 hours||Part I- Mental AbilityPart II- General Knowledge & Current AffairsPart III- Aptitude for LawPart IV- General English.No. of questions- 300 of 1 mark each||300|
|GLC CET (UG)||Government Law College, Mumbai||Objective & Offline||2 hours||LLB (3 yrs)- Legal Aptitude, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical & Analytical Reasoning, and English LLB (5 yrs)- Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, English, and Basic Mathematics.No. of questions- 150 of 1 mark each||150 (no negative marking)|
To build a career in Law, you’ll have to get through at least one these competitive Law entrance exams. To do so you’ll have to gather complete information about these competitive entrance exams. And this is what I tried to do through this article.
Now all you have to do is select the exam you wish to appear for, research thoroughly about it, and start preparing.