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    NLSAT Exam Pattern 2022 - Mode, Duration, Marking Scheme, Type of Questions

    Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on May 12, 2022 01:22 PM IST | #NLSAT

    NLSAT Exam Pattern 2022 - NLSIU Bengaluru has released the exam pattern for NLSAT 2022. Candidates preparing for NLSAT 2022 should refer to the exam pattern to know about the test modalities. The NLSAT 2022 is a three-stage admission process, with the first two stages as written exams. There will be a single test paper in National Law School Admission Test 2022, divided into two parts for the first two stages. Questions in NLSAT 2022 will be both MCQ and subjective type. Read the complete article to know about NLSAT exam pattern 2022, syllabus and marking scheme, selection process and more.

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    NLSAT Exam Pattern 2022 - Mode, Duration, Marking Scheme, Type of Questions
    NLSAT Exam Pattern 2022 - Mode, Duration, Marking Scheme, Type of Questions

    NSLAT 2022 Exam Pattern




    150 minutes



    Type of questions

    Objective and subjective type questions

    Number of questions

    Part A (Objective section) - 75

    Part B (Subjective Section) - 10 questions + 1 essay type question

    Marking scheme

    Part A (Objective section) - 1 mark for each question, 0.25 marks negative marking for incorrect answers

    Part B (Subjective Section) -

    1. 10 questions - 5 marks each

    2. 1 essay type question - 15 marks

    Also read | NLSAT 2022 application form

    NLSAT Exam Pattern 2022 - Details of Test Structure

    The NLSIU Bengaluru’s 3-year LLB entrance test will have a single paper comprising two parts - Part A and Part B. Candidates will have to attempt both the papers within 150 minutes.

    Type of Questions

    Part A of NLSAT 2022 will have 75 multiple-choice questions, each question will carry one mark.

    NLSAT Part B will consist of subjective type questions from legal aptitude and current affairs. The legal aptitude section will have 10 questions, each carrying 5 marks.

    The current affairs will however be an essay type question. In this section, candidates will be given three topics, they will have to select one topic and write an essay of not more than 500 words.

    NLSAT Syllabus 2022

    Candidates preparing for NLSAT should refer to the syllabus to know about the subjects they need to study. NLSAT syllabus comprises three sections - English, Current affairs and critical reasoning (including legal aptitude). The section-wise syllabus for NLSAT 2022 is given below.

    Part A Syllabus


    Total questions


    English comprehension


    25 marks

    Current Affairs


    25 marks

    Critical Reasoning (including logical reasoning and legal aptitude)


    25 marks

    Part B Syllabus


    Number of questions and marks


    Legal Aptitude/Reasoning

    10 questions

    Maximum marks - 50

    Problem-based questions, prior knowledge of the law are not expected

    Current Affairs

    1 question of 15 marks

    Three topics will be given, candidates have to write one essay of a maximum of 500 words.

    Skills to be tested:

    Writing ability

    Knowledge of issue

    Ability to put arguments in a well-structured manner

    NLSAT Selection Process 2022

    NLSIU Bengaluru has given the selection process of NLSAT 2022. The three-stage admission process ends with the interview round. However, candidates are screened and shortlisted from each round. Candidates can check the detailed selection process below.

    NLSAT 2022 Selection Process- Stage Wise



    Number of candidates to be shortlisted

    Part A NLSAT 2022

    Candidates will be shortlisted for Part B in a ratio of 1:5 (for each seat)

    Marks obtained in Part A will not be considered for preparing the final merit list.


    Part B NLSAT

    Candidates who qualify in Part A will have their Part B evaluated.

    Such candidates will be shortlisted in a ratio of 1:2.5 for the interview round



    10 marks interview.

    60 (number of available seats)

    NLSAT Interview 2022

    The interview will be conducted by a panel comprising academic professionals and eminent jurists. Candidates shortlisted for an interview will have to submit their documents and appear for an interview as per the instructions given by the university.

    The 10 marks interview will assess the candidate’s articulation skills, original thinking, reasoning ability and passion for the law and public service.

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. What type of questions will be asked in NLSAT 2022?

    There will be both objective and subjective type questions in NLSAT 2022.

    2. What subjects should I study for NLSAT 2022?

    For NLSAT preparation, you should study subjects such as English comprehension, Current Affairs, legal aptitude and reasoning.

    3. How many questions are asked in NLSAT 2022?

    In NLSAT 2022, there will be a single paper with two parts. Part A will have 75 questions and part B will have 15 subjective type questions.

    4. What is the marking scheme in NLSAT 2022?

    In NLSAT 2022, each objective type question will carry one mark. The incorrect answer will be penalised with a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each question. The subjective questions will be evaluated based on the answers written by the candidates.

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