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About NLSAT 2023
The National Law School of India University, Bangalore will release the NLSAT 2023 application form tentatively in the first week of January 2023, in online mode. Eligible candidates will be able to fill and submit the application form online from the examination portal - admissions.nls.ac.in/llb. NLSIU Bangalore will conduct NLSAT 2023 for admission to the 3-year LLB programme, tentatively in the fourth week of April, in offline mode. NLSAT 2023 exam will have both objective and descriptive-type questions. Only those candidates who clear the objective section of the test paper will have their descriptive part evaluated. Successful candidates will have to appear in Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interaction (PI) rounds which will be conducted separately.
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National Law School Admissions Test (NLSAT) 2023 - Test Details
NLSAT 2022 for 3-year LLB is a single test paper divided into two parts - Part A and Part B. The Part A of NLSAT had 75 objective-type questions on subjects such as English, correct affairs, legal and logical aptitude. Part B consisted of subjective type questions which will be asked from legal aptitude and correct affairs.
The objective type paper is a qualifying exam, while the subjective question paper and interview rounds will be considered for preparing the final merit list.
NLSIU Bangalore also offers BA LLB and LLM programmes. Admissions to BA LLB will be offered through UG- Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) while the LLM admissions will be through CLAT LLM. Both exams will be conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities on December 18, 2022.
NLSAT 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Law School Admissions Test|
|Short Exam Name||NLSAT|
|Conducting Body||National Law School of India University Bengaluru|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Number of Seats||60 Seats|
NLSAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to apply for NLSAT 2023 must meet the eligibility criteria prescribed by the university for admission to 3-year LLB course. Covering the minimum educational qualification, and minimum qualifying marks, the NLSAT eligibility criteria are as follows;
Educational Qualification - The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Minimum qualifying marks - The candidate must have passed graduation with at least 45% aggregate marks. SC and ST category candidates must have passed the graduation with an aggregate of not less than 40% of total marks.
Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also to apply for NLSAT 2023. However, admission to such candidates will be offered upon successful completion of their bachelor’s degree with the minimum aggregate marks as mentioned above.
NLSIU Bangalore 3-year LLB fees
NLSAT 2023 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
Candidates can fill the application form for NLSAT 2023 in online mode. It will be released tentatively in the first week of January. The NLSAT 2023 application process includes steps such as online registration, filling the application form, uploading documents and fee payment.
NLSAT 2023 application fees
Candidates have to pay Rs 2,000 as the application fee for NLSAT 2023. However, the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Economically Weaker Sections, and Persons with Disabilities are required to pay Rs. 1500, in online mode.
NLSIU Bangalore 3-year LLB seats and reservation
The 60 seats offered by NLSIU Bangalore will be as per the reservation policy of the university. The university has given the following reservation policy.
NLS Bangalore 3-year LLB reservation policy
Horizontal reservation for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Horizontal reservation for Karnataka Students
Horizontal reservation for women
|General||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 2000|
|EWS, OBC, ST, SC||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 1500|
NLSAT 2023 Syllabus
Part-A-Critical reasoning (including logical reasoning and legal aptitude)
Part-B-Legal aptitude/ reasoning
Candidates preparing for NLSAT should check the exam pattern to know about the test modalities. The NLSAT 2023 exam pattern informs about its mode, medium, number of questions, type of questions and other important details. Candidates can use the exam pattern to shape their NLSAT preparation as per the requirements of the test. The details of the exam pattern are given below.
NSLAT exam pattern 2023
To be announced
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
Part A (Objective section) - 1 mark for each question, 0.25 marks negative marking for incorrect answers
Part B (Subjective Section):
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Photo identity card
NLSAT 2023 Answer Key
NLSIU Bangalore will release the NLSAT 2023 answer key soon after the examination. Candidates by referring to the answer key can calculate their NLSAT score 2023. Further, in case of any discrepancies in the answer key of NLSAT 2023, candidates can raise their objections.
How to check NLSAT 2023 answer key?
Follow the steps mentioned below to check the answer key of NLSAT 2023.
- Visit the official admission portal of NLSIU Bangalore
- Login using registration ID and password
- Click on NLSAT answer key link
- Download and calculate your marks using the NLSAT answer key.
NLSAT 2023 Result
NLSAT 2023 result will be declared soon after the examination. Candidates can download the NLSAT 2023 result by logging into the admission portal, for which a direct link is given above. Only candidates who have cleared Part A of the NLSAT have their Part B evaluated. A total of 300 candidates (in a ratio of 1:5 of available seats) have been shortlisted from Part A.
From Part B, 150 candidates (in a ratio of 1:2.5 of available seats) are shortlisted for interview. The final selection list will be prepared based on the consolidated marks secured by the candidates in Part B and the interview. Such candidates will be offered an admission letter and the classes will commence on July 1, 2023.
NLSAT 2023 Selection Process
NLSAT is a three-stage national-level examination process. The first two stages will be of written examination. The final stage will be an interview round.
The first and second stages (Part A and Part B) will be held in test centres across the country.
The university will prepare a merit list based on Part A of NLSAT 2023.
Only those candidates who clear Part A will have their Part B evaluated. Shortlisting for evaluation of Part B will be conducted in a ratio of 1:5 of the 60 seats offered by the university, which means, 300 candidates will be shortlisted from Part A and their answer sheets for Part B will be evaluated.
Part A is only of a qualifying nature. The marks attained by candidates in Part A will not be carried over to the remaining admission process.
On the basis of Part B, a fresh merit list will be prepared. Candidates will be selected in a ratio of 1:2.5 per seat for the interview round. That means a total of 150 candidates will be shortlisted for the interview round.
NLSAT 2023 GD and PI Process
Candidates will be invited for the interview round based on their rank in Part B of NLSAT 2023. The interview will be of 10 marks only. It will be conducted by academics and eminent jurists. Candidates will be assessed based on the following.
Passion for the law and public service.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:Does NLSIU Bangalore have 3 year LLB?
Yes, NLSIU Bangalore offers 3-year LLB programme. The university offers 60 seats in the 3-year LLB.
Question:When will the NLSAT 2023 be conducted?
The NLSAT 2023 will be conducted tentatively in the last week of April, in offline mode.
Question:How can I apply for NLSAT 2023?
You can apply for NLSAT 2023, in online mode. The application form for NLS Bangalore's 3-year LLB has been commenced.
Question:How many seats are offered by NLSIU Bangalore in 3-year LLB progromme.
The university offers a total of 60 seats in 3-year LLB programme.
Question:What type of questions were be asked in NLSAT 2023?
The NLSAT 2023 paper had two parts - Part A with multiple choice type questions. Part B had subjective-type questions.
Question:What subjects should I read for NLSAT 2023 preparation?
For NLSAT 2023 preparation, you should study subjects like English, correct affairs, logical reasoning and legal aptitude.
Question:What is NLSIU Bangalore 3-year LLB fee?
The NLSIU Bangalore's 3-year LLB fee is Rs. 2,88,855 for the general category. For SC/ST category, the course fee is Rs. 2,85,445.