Law Entrance Exams
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Law Entrance Exams 2020 - With the formal legal education gaining prominence in India, more and more students are opting for different law courses. Admissions to such courses are offered on the basis of different law 2020 entrance exams conducted at various levels such as national level, state level or university level. Generally, the entrance exams for law are conducted at two stages i,e law entrance exams 2020 after class 12th and entrance exams for law after graduation. Candidates can appear in the law entrance exams 2020 after fulfilling the prescribed eligibility criteria. After class 12th the law entrance exams provides the options for courses such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB etc. Similarly, the entrance exam for law after graduation opens the gates for different LLM courses. To know what law entrance exams 2020 are available at present, read the complete article.

There are some very popular law entrance exams 2020 such as CLAT, LSAT India, MAHA CET for law etc and thousands of students appear in these exams to secure a seat in some of the best law colleges in India.

Law entrance exams 2020 - General overview

National level exams

State-level exams

University level exams

CLAT (Active)

MH CET Law (Active)

SLAT (Active)

LSAT India (Active)

AP LAWCET

DU LLB and LLM

AILET (Active)

TS LAWCET

AMU law (Active)


KLEE

ILSAT(Active)



ULSAT (Active)



Calcutta University BA LLB



CUSAT CAT Law (Active)

Law entrance exams 2020

There are several entrance exams for law that one may consider after 12th, depending upon the choice of course. Some of the top law entrance exams in India and the general overview about them is provided below.

Entrance exams for law after 12th and after graduation

  1. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Probably, the most popular law entrance exam in India, CLAT is considered as the gateway to the 22 National Law Universities. Every time, more than 50,000 students appear for CLAT. Admissions through CLAT are offered in both undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. Through CLAT, students can pursue five-year integrated law programmes form any of the CLAT participating institutes, depending on their performance in the exam.

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CLAT 2020 - General overview

Particulars

Description

Name of the exam

Common Law Admission Test

Common name

CLAT

Conducting body for 2020

NUSRL, Ranchi

Application window

January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020

Exam date

May 10, 2020

Mode of exam

Offline

Number of questions

150

Question type

MCQs

Number of seats

Around 2622 for UG and 720 for postgraduate (NLUs only)

Number of test-takers

More than 50,000

Participating NLUs

22

Courses offered

BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, BSW LLB, and, LLM

Check more about CLAT 2020

  1. Law School Admission Test - India (LSAT India)

Pearson VUE conducts LSAT India on behalf of USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC). LSAT India is a national level law entrance exam, considered by several associated colleges and other participating colleges. Admissions through LSAT India are offered in the programmes like BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, LLM and other programmes. LSAT India is very popular among students and stands at par with CLAT in several aspects.

LSAT India 2020 - General Overview

Name of exam

Law School Admission Test for India (LSAT India)

Conducting body

Pearson VUE

Participating (or associated) colleges

52

Application window

December 6, 2020 - April 14, 2020

LSAT India exam

May 1, 2020

Courses offered

BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, three-year LLB and LLM

Test cities

24

Mode of exam

Pen-and-paper based

Medium of test

English

Know more about LSAT India 2020

  1. Maharashtra State Common Law Entrance Test Law

Given the number of seats offered by the MH CET law participating institutes, the state level law entrance exam has become one of the most popular law entrance exams in India. More than 140 law colleges and universities come together for MH CET law and around 10,000 seats and more than 15000 seats are offered respectively in the 5-year integrated law and 3-year LLB courses.

MH CET law 2020 - General overview

Examination

MH CET Law (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law)

Conducting body

Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra

Exam level

State-level, Undergraduate entrance test

Programmes offered

5-year LLB


3-year LLB

Participating institutes

Law colleges in Maharashtra (MH CET Law 2020 scores will also be accepted in many other govt & private law colleges in Maharashtra)

Seats offered

3-year LLB - More than 15000 seats


5-year LLB - Around 10,000 seats

Exam mode and type

Online mode, objective test paper

Application form

5 year LLB - January 20 to March 02, 2020

Exam date

3 -year LLB - March 19 to May 6, 2020

More about MH CET law 2020

  1. All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

Despite being a National Law University, NLU Delhi has remained out of CLAT. AILET offers 110 BA LLB seats and 70 seats for LLM. The law university is considered one of the best in India. NIRF 2019 report ranks NLU Delhi as second best law college in India, thus students from all over the country apply for AILET and make it one of best law entrance exams after 12th.

AILET 2020 - General overview

Name of Examination

All India Law Entrance Examination

Conducting Body

National Law University Delhi

Mode of Examination

Offline

Language options

English

Courses offered

BA LLB and LLM

Type of examination

Undergraduate and postgraduate

Frequency of the examination

Annual

Level of the examination

National

Number of seats offered through AILET 2020

BA LLB - 110

LLM - 70

Know more about AILET 2020

  1. Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT)

Symbiosis International University(SIU) conducts SLAT for admissions to BA LLB and BBA LLB courses. Admissions are offered in the four affiliated law colleges of SIU. For law aspirants, SLAT can pave a way for some of the quality law colleges in India like Symbiosis Law School, Pune. Together, all participating colleges offer 900 undergraduate law seats, thus SLAT becomes the law entrance exam one should try after 12th.

SLAT 2020 - General overview

Examination

SLAT (Symbiosis Law School Admission Test)

Exam type

Entrance test for UG law courses

Level

University level

Programmes offered

BA LLB and BBA LLB

Available seats

900

Entrance exam mode

Online, Objective paper

Exam date

Tentatively in the first week of May, 2020

SLAT application form

January 22, 2020

SLAT 2020

May 2, 2020

More about SLAT 2020

Banaras Hindu University entrance test for law

Banaras Hindu University conducts its own entrance test for undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. The university offers five year integrated BA LLB, three-year LLB and LLM programmes. Candidates can select their course depending on their eligibility criteria. While a maximum of 60 seats are available in a five year BA LLB course, three year LLB course has a maximum intake of 230 seats.

BHU LLB 2020 - General overview

Particulars

Description

Name of Examination

Banaras Hindu University LLB Entrance Exam

Commonly name

BHU LLB and BLAT

Mode of exam

Offline and online

Seats

Three year LLB - 230

Five year LLB - 60 (Max)

Exam duration

2 hours

Exam Centres

Offline - 45

Computer-based - 115

More about BHU UET for Law 2020

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Law Entrance Exams

Question: What is CLAT?

Answer:

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level law entrance exam, conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities.

Question: What are the top law entrance exams to appear after class 12th?

Answer:

There are several law entrance exams such as CLAT, AILET, LSAT India, MH CET Law, SLAT and others that one may consider after 12th.

Question: What is the top law college in India? How can I get admission to the top law college of India?

Answer:

As per the NIRF 2019 ranking, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru is the top law college in India. Admissions to the university are offered on the basis of CLAT merit list.

Question: What is the law entrance exam for admissions to Symbiosis Law School, Pune?

Answer:

Admissions to SLS Pune are offered on the basis of candidate’s performance in SLAT, a university level law entrance exam.

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