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About NLSAT 2024
NLSAT 2024: National Law School of India University Bengaluru (NLSIU Bengaluru) conducts the National Law School Admissions Test (NLSAT) for admissions into its three year LLB course. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can submit the NLSAT 2024 application form in online mode. The application registration can be done from the official website - admissions.nls.ac.in. NLSAT 2024 is a national level offline law entrance test which will be held at exam centres across India. Any candidate aspiring to enrol for 3-year LLB at NLSIU Bengaluru is required to necessarily appear for the NLSAT-LLB. NLSIU Bengaluru is the top law school as per the NIRF law rankings 2023 and is one among the few NLUs which offer three year LLB courses. It is offering the LLB course from 2022 onwards.
National Law School Admissions Test 2024 - Exam Details
NLSAT-LLB is an offline examination held across India. The NLSAT 2024 syllabus consists of two parts within the same question paper - Part A and Part B. Candidates are required to attempt both parts of the exam in order to be considered for admission. While Part A is an objective type section, Part B consists of descriptive questions. Candidates will be allowed a time of 150 minutes to attempt the exam.
Part A will have questions from reading comprehension, current affairs and critical reasoning. On the other hand Part B will have descriptive questions on legal aptitude/reasoning and analytical ability. Candidates must separately qualify in both the parts and also have a good score in aggregate to make it to the top of the merit list.
Part B will be evaluated only for those candidates who qualify in Part A. Only those candidates who are successful in both the parts will be eligible for admission. Evaluation will be done in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. five eligible candidates for every available seat. Candidates from general and EWS categories are required to obtain a score of 75 percentile in both Part A and Part B in order qualify in the individual sections, while SC, ST, and OBC candidates must have a score of 50 percentile.
Other than 3-year LLB, NLSIU Bengaluru also offers BA LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes. The admission to these two programmes is done on the basis of CLAT UG and CLAT PG respectively. The Consortium of National Law Universities will conduct the CLAT 2024 is scheduled to be held on December 3, 2023.
NLSAT 2024 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||120 Seats|
NLSAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to enrol for the 3 year LLB course at NLSIU Bengaluru must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria prescribed by the institute. The NLSAT 2024 eligibility criteria will describe the requirements in terms of the academic qualifications, minimum passing marks in the qualifying exam, age limit and more. The eligibility criteria is described in the table below-
NLSAT-LLB Eligibility Criteria 2024
Graduation in any stream. Final year candidates can also apply
Minimum pass marks
45% (for general category)
40% (for SC/ST/OBC category)
No age limit
As shown in the above table, the applicant must be a graduate in any discipline to be eligible to apply. Final year students are also eligible to apply provided that they submit their qualifying certificate at the time of admission. Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 45% in aggregate in the qualifying exam if they are from general category and 40% in case they belong to SC/ST/OBC categories.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
NLSIU Bengaluru releases the NLSAT application form 2024 in online mode on its official website - nls.ac.in/admissions. Candidates are required to visit the website and complete the application process. The NLSAT-LLB 2024 application process will involve steps such as online registration, filling the application form, uploading documents and fee payment.
Steps to Fill NLSAT 2024 Application Form
Visit the official website of NLSIU Bengaluru - nls.ac.in.
Click on the LLB admission tab
Click on the application form link
Register by filling out basic details such as mobile number and email id.
Fill out the application form by entering personal information, educational qualification and communication details
Upload required documents and signature
Review all the details
Submit the application form and pay the application fee
NLSAT 2024 Application Fee
Candidates have to pay the stipulated application fee for NLSAT-LLB 2024 in order to complete the registration. The application fee amount will be specified by the institute at the time of opening of the NLSAT 2024 application form.
NLSIU Bengaluru Reservation and Seat Matrix
There are a total of 120 seats available for the 3-year LLB course at NLSIU Bengaluru. The seats are allocated to candidates from different categories as per the reservation policy followed by the institute. The table given below describes the reservation policy of NLSIU Bengaluru.
NLSIU Bengaluru 3-year LLB Reservation Policy
|General||Online||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 2000|
|EWS, OBC, SC, ST||Online||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 1500|
NLSAT 2024 Syllabus
Part-A-Critical reasoning (including logical reasoning and legal aptitude)
Part-B-Legal aptitude/ reasoning
NLSAT 2024 Preparation Tips
Candidates can follow the preparation tips given below in order to ace the NLSAT 2024 exam.
Study the NLSAT 2024 syllabus and exam pattern well to prepare a study plan and preparation strategy.
Solve as many mock tests and sample papers you can get to build comfort with the paper pattern and improve speed
Read law magazines and legal articles to improve legal reasoning and also writing structured arguments in the essay paper
Practise writing skills and develop good handwriting. This will help candidates attempt the descriptive section quickly and in a better way.
Any candidate aspiring to appear for NLSAT-LLB 2024 should necessarily go through the exam pattern. The NLSAT 2024 exam pattern informs aspirants about the type of questions, marking scheme, qualifying marks and negative marking if any. This will help candidates in chalking out a preparation strategy. Given below is the exam pattern of NLSAT 2024.
NLSAT 2024 Exam Pattern
Mode of exam
Level of exam
Type of questions
MCQs (Part A), Descriptive (Part B)
75 marks - Part A
75 marks - Part B (Legal Aptitude- 60 marks, Analytical Ability - 15 marks)
0.25 marks for every incorrect and unanswered question in the objective section.
NLSAT 2024 Syllabus
The syllabus of NLSAT 2024 consists of the objective Part A and the descriptive Part B. Part A will consist of multiple choice questions concerning reading comprehension, current affairs, and critical reasoning. This section would be for a total of 75 marks.
Part B is the descriptive section that will consist of two sub sections namely legal aptitude for 60 marks and analytical ability for 15 marks.
The legal aptitude section consists of problem based questions where candidates will be required to write short answers of around 300-350 words. There will be 6 questions of 10 marks each in this section. The analytical ability section will require the candidates to write an essay in about 500 words that will test the student’s ability to form logical arguments and write a well structured essay.
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Photo identity card
NLSAT 2024 Answer Key
The NLSAT 2024 answer key will be released soon after the examination on the official website of NLSIU Bengaluru. The answer key will help candidates evaluate their performance in the exam by comparing their answers with those mentioned in the NLSAT-LLB answer key.
Candidates also get the option to raise objections if they find any discrepancies or errors in the answer key.
How to Check NLSAT 2024 Answer Key?
Visit the official admission portal of NLSIU Bengaluru - nls.ac.in/admissions
Sign in with the login credentials
Click on the NLSAT-LLB answer key link
Download and save for future reference
NLSIU Bengaluru will declare the NLSAT 2024 result in online mode. Candidates will be able to access the result by signing in with their login credentials. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of cumulative scores in both Part A and Part B of the NLSAT-LLB.
Candidates must qualify in the individual sections as per the laid down passing criteria and also obtain a good aggregate score to emerge on top in the admissions process. The merit listed candidates would then be called to complete the admission formalities and report for classes.
NLSAT 2024 Selection Process
The selection procedure of NLSIU Bengaluru is a two stage process. Candidates have to separately qualify in the two parts of NLSAT 2024 question paper.
For Part A candidates from general and EWS category are required to obtain a score above the 75th percentile while candidates from SC, ST and OBC categories are required to obtain a score above the 50th percentile. Only candidates who obtain the above mentioned percentile will only be eligible for evaluation of their Part B answers. Candidates must also have obtained a non-zero score in order to be considered for evaluation of Part B.
From among the eligible candidates for evaluation of the descriptive section, candidates will be selected for evaluation in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. 5 candidates for every available seat. C
Candidates must have a non-zero score in order to qualify in this section. Just like in Part A, candidates from general and EWS category must score above the 75th percentile while candidates from SC, ST and OBC categories are required to obtain a score above the 50th percentile to qualify in this section.
Candidates who are successful in both Part A and Part B will be eligible for admission for the 3-year LLB course. NLSIU Bengaluru will publish a merit list of candidates based on the cumulative scores in both parts of the NLSAT-LLB question paper.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:What is NLSIU Bangalore 3-year LLB fee?
The NLSIU Bangalore's 3-year LLB fee is Rs. 375500 p.a. for the general category. For SC/ST category, the course fee is Rs. 3,71,500 p.a.
Question:What subjects should I read for NLSAT 2024 preparation?
For NLSAT 2023 preparation, you should study subjects like English, correct affairs, logical reasoning and legal aptitude.
Question:What type of questions are asked in NLSAT 2024?
The NLSAT 2024 paper will have two parts - Part A with multiple choice type questions. Part B had subjective-type questions.
Question:How many seats are offered by NLSIU Bangalore in 3-year LLB progromme.
The university offers a total of 120 seats in 3-year LLB programme.
Question:How can I apply for NLSAT 2024?
You can apply for NLSAT 2024, online mode. The application form will be released by NLSIU Bengaluru in online mode.
Question:When will the NLSAT 2024 be conducted?
The NLSAT 2024 exam date will be notified by NLSIU Bengaluru
Question:Does NLSIU Bangalore have 3 year LLB?
Yes, NLSIU Bangalore offers 3-year LLB programme. The university offers 120 seats in the 3-year LLB.