Top 10 Law entrance exams in India - With legal study gaining in prominence, so is the question among students - what are the top law entrance exams in India? Students are curious to know about the top entrance exams because if they qualify in any of these exams, they will get admission in a top ranked law college. As is common knowledge, passing out of a top law college like a NALSAR or NLU Delhi could fast track one’s career. Generally when speaking of top 10 law exams, the usual suspects are CLAT, DU LLB and AILET. But what are the rest of the exams that make the list of top 10 law exams. If you want to get the answers, go through our list compiled for you!
Here Careers360 brings you the top 10 law entrance exams in India:
CLAT is easily one of the top 10 law entrance exams in the country. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is national-level exam that is conducted by the 21 participating NLUs on a rotational basis for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered by them. The participating NLUs offer around 2500 undergraduate and 720 postgraduate seats. In addition to these participating NLUs, many private institutes also use CLAT scores for admission purposes.
The online application form of CLAT 2020 will commence around the 2nd week of January. Candidates who successfully complete the application process will be issued admit cards for the CLAT 2020 exam, which will be conducted around the 4th week of May.
CLAT 2020 - Highlights
Common Law Admission Test
Mode of exam
Pen-and- paper based
Number of seats in participating NLUs
2500 for UG
720 for PG
Number of test takers
More than 50,000
2. DU LLB
National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the DU LLB exam on behalf of Delhi University for admission to the 3-year postgraduate law program offered at the university’s three law centres - CLC, LC1, and LC2. Each of the three participating institutes (or law centres) of DU LLB offers 886 for a combined intake of 2658 seats. DU LLB 2020 will be conducted in online mode around the 1st week of July and will be MCQ type. The application form of DU LL 2020, one of the top 10 law entrance exams, will open tentatively in the 1st week of June.
DU LLB - Highlights
Name of examination
Delhi University LLB Entrance Examination
DU LLB Entrance
Type of examination
Medium of exam
Examination conducting body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Campus Law Centre (CLC)
Law Centre 1 (LC1)
Law Centre 2 (LC2)
The National Law University Delhi, which is out of the CLAT ambit, conducts AILET for admitting candidates to its undergraduate (BA LLB) and postgraduate (LLM) law programs. The seat intake for both BA LLB and LLM programs is 70 seats each. AILET 2020 will be held in offline mode across 20 cities in the country around the 1st week of May. Questions will be multiple choice type (150 questions in total), while exam duration will be 90 minutes. Application form for AILET 2020 will commence sometime in the 1st week of July. AILET 2020 admission process includes qualifying in the exam and then participating in the counselling process.
AILET would also rank as one of the top 10 law entrance exams in India.
Name of Examination
All India Law Entrance Examination
National Law University Delhi
Mode of Examination
Admission to BA LLB and LLM courses
LLM - 70
BA LLB – 70
4. MH CET Law
Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Maharashtra will conduct the MH CET law 2020 entrance exam for admission to BA LLB & LLB courses offered by participating colleges in the state of Maharashtra. MH CET law 2020 will be an online exam that will administered across 53 cities in the country. The duration of the exam will be 150 minutes and include 150 MCQs; each question will carry 1 mark, while there is no penalty for wrong answers.
Application form of MH CET 2020 will start around 3rd week of February; successfully registered candidates only will be issued admit cards for the exam. MH CET law 2020 exam will be held separately for the 3-year LLB program and 5-year integrated programs. Given its popularity, MH CET law also qualifies to be considered a top 10 law entrance exam.
MH CET Law - Highlights
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law
MH CET Law
Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra
Admission to BA LLB & LLB programs
The pen-and-paper based AMU BA LLB entrance exam is conducted by Aligarh Muslim University for admission to around 220 BA LLB (5-year) seats. AMU BA LLB 2020 exam will be held across three cities in India, tentatively in the 4th week of May. Questions in the exam will be asked from following sections - English, Current Affairs and General Knowledge, and Reasoning and Aptitude - and will be objective type. The test will be of 100 marks, with the total number of questions being 85.
AMU BA LLB 2020 application form will commence around the 1st week of February, and is open to such candidates who meet the eligibility criteria prescribed for the exam.
AMU BA LLB - Highlights
Name of the Examination
AMU BA LLB Entrance Exam/AMU Law Admission Test
AMU BA LLB
Examination Conducting Body
Aligarh Muslim University
Offline (Paper-pen based)
6. BHU LLB
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) conducts the BHU LLB entrance exam for admitting candidates to its 3-year undergraduate law program; the seat intake is 230. BHU LLB entrance exam is conducted in both online and offline modes at around 20 test centres. Admission is purely based on the performance of the candidate in the entrance exam; candidates to be in contention for a seat need to qualify in the exam. The application form of BHU LLB 2020 will open tentatively in the 2nd week of February. The BHU LLB 2020 exam meanwhile will be conducted around 2nd week of May.
The two-hour long exam will be objective type and include 150 questions, each carrying 3 marks.
BHU LLB - Highlights
Name of the exam
Banaras Hindu University LLB Entrance Exam
Banaras Hindu University
Admission to 3-year LLB course
Both online and offline
Seat intake 1
Symbiosis International University, Pune conducts the Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), an online exam, for admitting candidates to its BBA LLB and BA LLB programs. The two courses have a combined seat intake of 840 seats, and are administered at the university's three campuses - SLS Pune, SLS Noida and SLS Hyderabad. The test includes 150 objective type questions from Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge sections. SLAT 2020 will be conducted tentatively in the 1st week of May. SLAT 2020 application form will start around the 4th week of February; before applying it is recommended that candidates confirm their eligibility.
SLAT - Highlights
Name of the examination
Symbiosis Law Admission Test
Symbiosis International University, Pune
BBA LLB, BA LLB
8. AP LAWCET
Sri Krishnadevaraya University on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) conducts the AP LAWCET exam for admission to 3-year and 5-year integrated LLB programs. Some 8886 seats are filled through AP LAWCET. The two and a half hour long exam is conducted in online mode and includes 120 objective type questions. The application form of AP LAWCET 2020 will commence around the 3rd week of March. Successfully registered candidates will be issued admit cards a week or so before the exam. AP LAWCET 2020 exam will be conducted tentatively in 1st week of May.
AP LAWCET - Highlights
Andhra Pradesh Law Entrance Test
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu
Admission to following programs:
LL.B 3 Year (LLB and LLB Hons.)
5 Year Integrated Degree (B.A L.L.B and B.COM L.L.B)
Integrated (5-year) program:
BA LLB – 2780
B.Com LLB – 240
Total: 3020 seats
3-year LLB program:
Total: 5866 seats
9. TS LAWCET
Admission to three year and five year integrated LLB programmes in the state of Telangana is done through TS LAWCET exam, which is conducted by Osmania University on behalf of TSCHE. TS LAWCET exam is an online exam of 90 minutes duration, which includes objective-type and matching questions. Candidates can appear in the exam in any of English, Telugu, Urdu languages. The seat intake for the3-year program is around 3190, while the 5-year program has an intake capacity of around 1480 seats.
Application form of TS LAWCET 2020 will open tentatively in the 3rd week of March. Meanwhile, TS LAWCET 2020 exam will be conducted sometime in the 3rd week of May.
TS LAWCET - Highlights
Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test
Osmania University on behalf of TSCHE
Types of questions
Objective type (MCQS and matching questions)
Three year and five year integrated LLB programmes
Number of participating institutes
Number of seats
3190 seats for 3 year LLB course:
3070 for LLB
120 for LLB Honours
1480 seats for 5 year LLB:
1120 seats for BA LLB
240 seats for BBA LLB
120 seats for B.Com. LLB
10. BVP CET Law
Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune conducts the BVP CET law exam annually for admission to its undergraduate law programs (both 3-year and 5-year integrated). Seats are available under aided (300 seats) and unaided sections (240). BVP CET law exam is conducted in pen-and-paper (offline) mode and is of 2 hours duration. The paper will include 100 MCQs, each carrying 1 mark.
The application form of BVP CET law 2020 will commence sometime in the second week of February. Meanwhile, the BVP CET 2020 entrance exam will be conducted tentatively in the fourth week of June.
BVP CET Law - Highlights
Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test or BVP CET Law
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed university (BVDU)
Mode of examination
Offline (Pen Paper mode)
BA LLB, BBA LLB, and LLB
B. A. LL.B. (5 year) - 120
LL.B. (3 years) - 180
B.B.A. LL.B. (5 year) - 180
B. A. LL.B. (5 year) - 60
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