“Law” is a neutral option for any student of any stream. If you aspire to become a lawyer, you have to pursue Entrance exams for Law after 12th an integrated 5-year Law course like B.A.. LL.B (or) B.B.A., LL.B., (or) 3 years LLB after your graduation any other course depending upon your interest. National Law Universities (NLUs) and many other private universities are offering these Law courses. National Law Universities are equivalent to IITs’ and most sought law colleges for admission.
HOW TO GET INTO NLU?
To get a seat in a National Law University (NLU), a student has to appear for an undergraduate exam called CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) which is an all India entrance test. This exam is conducted once in a year for the Top 20 NLUs. The Syllabus for the LLB Entrance Exam subject areas are:
COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST (CLAT) SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN:
1. English-40 marks
2. General Knowledge-50 marks
3. Logical Reasoning-40 marks
4. Quantitative Aptitude-20 marks
5.Legal Aptitude-50 marks
CLAT is a paper-pen based test duration is 2 hours. Each question carries one mark and also the exam has a rule of deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. Students while applying for the exam has to provide a preference list of the NLUs’ and basing upon that preference list and the ranks secured, students are allotted seats in the colleges.CLAT exam score is accepted by other private universities also.
What is the Eligibility for the CLAT UG exam?
There is no age limit prescribed to appear for the exam. Aspirants should have secured a minimum of 45% marks in 10th and 12th classes (40% marks in case of SC/ST candidates). Candidates who are going to write their class 12 exams in March/May are also eligible to give CLAT.
For More details: CLAT SYLLABUS
TOP 20 NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA:
The List of NLU in India Rank wise with the year of Establishment
- National law school of Indian University(NLSIU)-Bangalore
- National Academy of Legal Studies and Research(NALSAR)-Hyderabad
- National University of Juridical Sciences(NUJS)-Kolkata
- National Law of Indian University(NLIU)-Bhopal
- National Law University(NLU)-Jodhpur
- Hidayatullah National Law University(HNLU)-Raipur
- Gujarat National Law University(GNLU)-Gandhinagar
- Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU)-Lucknow
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)-Patiala
- Chanakya National Law University (CNLU)-Patna
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)-Kochi
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO)-Cuttack
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL)-Ranchi
- National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA)-Guwahati
- DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)-Vishakhapatnam
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS)-Tiruchirapalli
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)-Mumbai
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)-Nagpur
- Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU)-Shimla
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)-Aurangabad
ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST (AILET)
Besides the 21 NLUs’, there is only one NLU which has a separate entrance test for the admission i.e. AILET for NLU Delhi.AILET is conducted in offline mode once in a year.
Both CLAT and AILET have the same set of subjects, but they have to be
covered by different proportions.
AILET SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN
The Syllabus of AILET exam and Exam Pattern are:
1. English-35 marks
2. Legal Aptitude-35 marks
3. Reasoning-35 marks
4. Quantitative Aptitude-10 marks
5. GK-35 marks
The duration of the exam is 1.5 hours.
There is no age limit to apply for the exam. Aspirants should have secured minimum 50% marks in their senior secondary school (10+2)Candidates who are going to appear for class 12 exams in March/May are also eligible to give AILET.
The difference between CLAT and AILET is time management. It all depends upon the candidate how best he uses his time. If we analyze the past question papers of every year, we can observe the change of pattern, rise in the difficulty level of the AILET question paper, and an increase in the number of applicants per seat.
LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST LSAT-INDIA
LSAT India (Law School Admission Test for India) is an admission test for private universities. What differentiates LSAT from other Law exams is that it tests the candidates’ critical thinking and ability to reasoning. LSAT has been considered to be the most systematic test because it does not encourage any note memorization like other law exams.
LSAT INDIA SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN
The mode of examination is offline.
The exam has questions from:
1. Analytical reasoning (app.24 marks)
2. 1st Logical reasoning (app.24 marks)
3. 2nd Logical reasoning (app.24 marks)
4. Reading Comprehension (app.24 marks)
Duration-2hours 20 minutes
One mark for each correct answer and, there is no negative marking. The Paper has 4 sections; each section has separate time allotment.LSAT main aim is to test the aptitude and mental skills of a student, by various logical, analytical and reading comprehension questions which are very much essential, when he/she join in a law school.LSAT tests the critical thinking skills of students to study law.LSAT is a single common entrance exam for multiple colleges in India. Many private universities accept the score of LSAT for admission into Law courses. Jindal Global Law School also one of the universities which accept the LSAT score.
SLAT (SYMBIOSIS LAW ENTRANCE TEST)
SLAT is conducted every year by Symbiosis University for admission into B.A.LL.B & B.B.A.LL.B courses. Symbiosis International University is ranked the best university among many universities. Candidates who appear for CLAT also attempt SLAT. It is a computer-based test. SLAT score is applicable:
1. Symbiosis Law School-Pune
2. Symbiosis Law School-NOIDA
3. Symbiosis Law School-Hyderabad
4. Symbiosis Law School-Nagpur
Structure of the exam is:
- Logical Reasoning-30 M
- Legal Reasoning-30 M
- Analytical Reasoning-30 M
- Reading Comprehension-30 M
- General Knowledge-30 M
*Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.
Pursuing BA.,LLB. at DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)-Vishakhapatnam