HPNET 2018 - Himachal Pradesh National Law University conducted a law entrance test namely, HPNET 2018 on May 20. The candidates who wished to seek admission in either undergraduate or postgraduate law programme which includes BA LLB, BBA LLB (Hons.) and LLM programmes could fill the Application form of HPNET 2018. The law admission test HPNET 2018 was conducted in offline mode offering 69 seats for BA LLB/BBA LLB (Hons.) and 23 seats for LLM programme. The applicants who wished to seek admission in HPNLU could check here all about the important dates, availability of application form, eligibility criteria, counselling and result related information that the candidates might look for.
An overview of HPNET 2018
Himachal Pradesh National Law University Entrance Test
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Himachal Pradesh National Law University
BA LLB, BBA LLB (Hons.) & LLM
Number of seats offered
69 seats for BA LLB/BBA LLB(Hons.) and 23 seats for LLM
HPNET 2018 Admission Process
HPNLU started HPNET 2018 admission process with the release of HPNET Application Form on January 22, 2018. The candidates who wish to seek admission in the undergraduate and postgraduate law programme need to register themselves for HPNLET. After the registration and filling up the Application Form of HPNET 2018, the candidates were provided with the admit card of HPNET 2018 on May 1, 2018. The candidates appeared for HPNET 2018 on May 20 and on June 2, 2018, the candidates will be provided with their result and merit list. The candidates who meet the cutoff of HPNLET will be called for the counselling of HPNET 2018. The HPNET admission process 2018 ends with seat allotment of candidates in their respective law programmes.
HPNET 2018 Important Dates has been announced by Himachal Pradesh National Law University. The Application Form of HPNET 2018 was being released on January 22, 2018. The candidates who wished to seek admission in the undergraduate or postgraduate law programme can check the table below of the examination events.
HPNET 2018 Exam Dates
Issue of Notification
January 15, 2018
Start of Application Form
January 22, 2018
Last date of Application Form
April 17, 2018 (Extended from April 7, 2018)
Availability of Admit Card
May 1, 2018
HPNET 2018 offline exam
May 20, 2018
Answer Key upload for BA/BBA LLB (Hons.)
Third week of May*
Answer Key upload for LLM
Last week of May 2018*
Final Answer Key upload for BA/BBA LLB (Hons.)
Last week of May 2018*
Final Answer Key for LLM
Last week of May 2018*
Final Answer Key upload
Last week of May 2018*
Result of HPNET 2018 for BA/BBA LLB (Hons.)
June 2, 2018
Result of HPNET 2018 for LLM
June 2, 2018
*Dates are tentative; Subject to change
The law aspirants who wish to seek admission in the undergraduate or postgraduate law programme offered by HPNLU need to check the eligibility criteria of HPNET before filling HPNLET 2018 Application Form. The HPNET Eligibility Criteria mentions the basic academic qualification for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. As per the HP-NLET eligibility 2018, candidates appearing for BA LLB (Hons.)/BBA LLB (Hons.) programme should have passed 10+2 examination from any recognised board securing a minimum of 50% in aggregate of the subjects. Further, those candidates who wish to seek admission in LLM programme need to have passed LL.B. Degree (3 years or 5 years) from any recognised University with a minimum of 55% in the UG law degree.
HPNLU opened the window for HPNET 2018 application form on January 22, 2018. The candidates who wish to seek admission in the undergraduate and postgraduate programme could get the HPNET 2018 Application Form in online mode. The law aspirants were advised to read the HPNLET 2018 Eligibility Criteria before filling the HPNET Application Form 2018 as the candidature could be cancelled even at the later stages if any candidate was found ineligible. The candidates need to have a valid email id and password along with a valid phone number with which they will have to register themselves and carry on the process further.
HPNET 2018 was conducted by Himachal Pradesh National Law University in as many as 19 centres on May 20, 2018. The candidates could take a look here of the Exam Centres of HPNET 2018.
HPNET 2018 Test Centres
Punjab & Haryana
Jammu & Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh NLU released the Admit Card of HPNET 2018 on May 1, 2018. The candidates who have applied for HPNET 2018 could only download the HPNET 2018 Admit Card in online mode. HPNET 2018 Admit card mentions the candidature and examination details which includes the name of the candidate appearing in HPNET 2018, Father’s name, roll number, venue of the examination and other relevant information for the convenience of the candidates. Candidates could download their admit card of HPNET 2018 by logging in to their registered accounts by providing valid application number and date of birth. The law applicants were also advised to take a print out of HPNET 2018 Admit card and carry it to the examination hall for smooth correspondences. The law applicants were advised to carry an identity proof along with themselves to avoid unnecessary hassles.
The law applicants appearing in HPNLET 2018 has been provided with the Exam Pattern of HPNLET 2018 along with the Application Form of HPNET 2018 that is being released on January 22, 2018. HPNET 2018 Exam Pattern includes General Awareness, Legal Awareness and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension for the candidates who wish to seek admission in undergraduate programmes. The candidates who will apply for LLM programme will have a different HPNET Exam Pattern 2018 that includes, Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Public International Law, Jurisprudence, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Right Law and an Essay on Contemporary Legal Problems.
HPNET 2018 Paper Pattern for BA/ BBA LLB Hons.
Legal Awareness and Reasoning
HPNET 2018 Paper Pattern for LLM
Law of Contract
Law of Torts
Public International Law
Intellectual Property Right Law
#Besides these subjects, there will also be a paper on Contemporary Legal Problems and will be of 30 marks.
The law applicants can download HPNET 2018 Answer Key that will be released by HPNLU in online mode by the last week of May 2018. With the help of Answer Key of HPNET 2018, the candidates can get an idea of the answers marked by them in HPNET 2018.
Himachal Pradesh National Law University will be declaring the result of HPNET 2018 in online mode. The candidates should note that HPNET result 2018 BA/BBA LLB and LLM will be declared on June 2, 2018. The candidates can download their HPNET 2018 result with their registered accounts. The result of HPNET 2018 will specify the qualifying status of the law applicants of HPNET 2018. It will also mention the overall marks scored by the candidates. A merit list will also be released by HPNLU which can be downloaded after checking the result of HPNET 2018.
HPNET Cutoff 2018
HPNLU will release the Cutoff of HPNET 2018 for law aspirants appearing in HPNET 2018. The National Law University of Himachal Pradesh will release the HPNET Cutoff 2018 after the declaration of HPNLET Result 2018. The candidates should note that HPNET Cutoff is the minimum marks required to seek admissions in both undergraduate and postgraduate programme. Based on HPNLET Cutoff, the candidates will be called for HPNET Counselling 2018.
HPNET Cutoff for HPNLU
HP-NLET Cut off Marks*
Persons with Disability
Wards of Defence
*The minimum marks required for admissions to HPNLU for five-year integrated law programmes
After the declaration of HPNET Result 2018 and release of Merit list, the university will issue a call letters to the candidate who will be shortlisted for HPNET 2018 Counselling. The call letter of HPNET 2018 will mention the venue for counselling, the fee structure of the programme chose by the candidate, counselling schedule, documents required and the dress code that has to be maintained while HPNET Counselling 2018.
HPNET 2018 Seat Reservation by HPNLU
In each of the undergraduate programme BA/BBA LLB, 60 students will be admitted in total and in the postgraduate programme LLM, 20 students will be admitted as per the norms laid down by the university. Out of the total sanctioned strength of each course, 25 % seats are reserved for Himachal Pradesh State Domicile Candidates as per HPNLU Act, 2016.
HPNET Reservation for Undergraduate Programme (BA/ BBA LLB)
Within the Sanctioned Intake for each course as well as seats reserved for Himachal Pradesh Domicile Candidates and All India Seats, the reservation of seats are as mentioned here
HPNET Reservation for Law UG Programme
Wards of Serving/Retired Defence Personnel
Over and Above Sanctioned Intake in each course/programme
Non-Resident Indians or NRI Sponsored
HPNET Reservation for Postgraduate Programme (LLM)
Within the Sanctioned Intake for each course as well as seats reserved for Himachal Pradesh Domicile Candidates and All India Seats, the reservation of seats are as under.
HPNET Reservation for Law PG Programme
*The candidates should note that out of 20 seats, for L.L.M programmes, five seats are reserved for women candidates
HPNET 2018 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. What is HPNET/HPNLET?
A. HPNET is a law entrance exam that is conducted by Himachal Pradesh National Law University for the candidates who wish to seek admission in the five-year integrated undergraduate and postgraduate law programme.
Q. Who conducts HPNET/HPNLET?
A. HPNET/HPNLET is conducted by Himachal Pradesh National Law University.
Q. How many seats are offered through HPNET?
A. HPNLU offers 69 seats for BA LLB/BBA LLB (Hons.) and 23 seats for LLM programme.
Q. Which of the law programme admissions are offered through HPNET?
A. HPNLU offers undergraduate (BA/BBA LLB) and postgraduate (LLM) programme for the law aspirants.
Q. What is the application fee for HPNLET 2018?
A. The application fee of HPNET 2018 is Rs. 3000 for General/ OBC/ Kashmiri Migrants, Rs. 1000 for SC/ ST/ PwD and there is no fee for BPL category candidates.
Q. What is the examination mode for HPNLET?
A. HPNLET 2018 will be held offline.
Q. What is the mode for HPNLU admission form?
A. HPNLU admission form is available in online mode.