Entrance exams for law school

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May 31, 2021

Let’s face it, you’ve seen lawyers in various movies and series (Suits obviously) and now you wanna be one of them. 

Chori pakdi gayi aapki (lol)

“Law is a profession widely preferred by Indian students.” Indeed, choosing law as a career demands a lot of consistent hard work, patience, and passion. 

Confused about admission in law? Here is something to help you out. 

In India, there are many integrated law courses which makes it flexible for the students to pursue two degrees at the same time. Well, who doesn’t want that? So, the law admission process in India is divided into various sections.

With the motto of being precise while evaluating your critical and logical thinking, all these entrance tests are just like a salad bowl. There are multiple sections in these exams like critical thinking, logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, legal reasoning, and vocabulary. They act like veggies in it with a sprinkling of confidence and hard work like salt and pepper to enhance your result and knowledge.

Starting from the start let’s know 

“What is LLB”?

The full form of LLB is “Legum Baccalaureus”. It is an undergraduate law degree for anyone who wants to enter the field of judiciary and law. Law is a highly paid and reputed profession as well. The duration of the LLB course is 3 years, which helps to develop skills like problem-solving, communication, and basically teaches you how the legal system in society works. Most of the colleges offer it now as an integrated five-year program that merges courses like BA, B. Com or BBA with law as a whole making it B.A. LL.B or B.Com LL.B. If you are confused between the two, go read B.COM LL.B vs B.A. LL.B

Eligibility criteria for LLB 

For the students who are passionate about their future and wish to have several academic accolades to their name, the integrated LLB course should be their call. For admission in an integrated course, a student must pass a 10+2 evaluation in any stream with at least a 35% score from any affiliated board. They must also appear for the entrance exams depending upon the college they wish to go to. Click to know Which are the best private law schools in India if they are what you wish to go to?

The other option- to pursue after graduation is a 3-year long LLB further divided into six semesters. The student must have a bachelor’s degree in any course to be eligible to apply for this.

Now coming to the point, what all entrance tests must we apply for to get into law college? There are so many entrance exams for different private law schools which provide us with a really good education in this field. Although the majority of students are familiar with CLAT as the only test to apply for, due to a lack of knowledge. 

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

CLAT is the most common and known law entrance exam. It consists of 5 sections: English, Quantitative Aptitude, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Current Affairs. Almost all law entrance exams have more or less the same format as CLAT. In CLAT, evaluation is in such a way that there is +1 on marking a correct answer and -0.25 on marking a wrong answer. CLAT weighs in at 150 marks with a time limit of 2 hours. Through CLAT, you can get into various National Law Universities, along with a few private universities like Institute of Law, Nirma University based upon the cut-off and your result. 

AILET (All India Law Entrance Test)

AILET is an entrance exam to get into National Law University Delhi. This test is of 150 marks including a negative marking of 0.25 on all incorrect attempts with the time duration being 90 minutes.

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LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

LSAT is an entrance exam for admission into private universities. The major universities providing admission to students from LSAT marks are O.P. Jindal Global University, Bennett University amongst others. This test consists of around 92-100 questions with the time duration being 200 minutes. This entrance test is preferred by all those students who are willing to keep their options wide enough. All the colleges through LSAT are really good but the fact that all of them are private universities make the aspirants reluctant to go and apply for this.  

Other Law Entrance Exams-:

MH-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Law), DU LLB (by Delhi University), SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test), CULEE (Christ University Law Entrance Test), NMIMS LAT (by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies), and BHU LLB (by Banaras Hindu University) are a few very famous and good entrance tests you can also apply for pursuing law. All these entrance exams help students to get into both government as well as private universities.

As per the writers’ experience, we know that you are being taught, guided and pressured by many people, including your siblings, elders, parents, and faculties. But the best advice is that you should listen to everyone but do what you believe is good for you. Don’t fill up the forms for colleges you don’t want to go to but don’t also keep your options too narrow. Indeed, NLUs are really good colleges to pursue your career from. But private colleges are equally good in stimulating your personal growth.

Here is something to build your confidence and lighten your mood at the same time.

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