Law Entrance Exams

2016 will see another set of intelligent, high quality high school graduates opting for a career in law. Before they can do this, they have to pass some screening exams - namely Law Admission Exams to show that they are capable of studying this rigorous subject at a Bachelors level.  Keeping up to date with what is happening in the world and having the ability to read a lot is a good way to crack the law entrance exam. Law, as a profession, requires people who can apply common sense and intellect to situations, think well on their feet and enjoy proving a point. The entrance exam tries to gauge this aptitude and does not require students to cram facts. It really tests their problem solving abilities and the ability to dissect facts and information.

There are many entrance examinations that open the door for students to get into law. This includes the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), the Law school admission test (LSAT) and the Delhi university law test, to name but a few. State boards and regional law schools often conduct their own entrance tests. The CLAT and the LSAT can be taken by students after 12th standard and their scores are accepted by law schools offering 5-year undergraduate law programmes. The Delhi University exam on the other hand is for a 3-year undergraduate law programme that graduates of any discipline can take.

The CLAT exam was started in 2008 and  exam is an all India entrance examination conducted by 14 National Law Universities for admissions to their undergraduate (LL.B) and postgraduate (LL.M.) degree programmes.

Given below is a list of Law Entrance Examinations conducted by the most prominent law schools in India:

Important Law Entrance Exams in India, 2016

  • AIBE 2016 : All India Bar Exam
  • AILET 2016: All India Law Entrance Test
  • CLAT : Common Law Admission Test
  • DU LL.B & LL.M Entrance 2016 : Delhi University, Faculty of Law Entrance Exam for LL.B & LL.M
  • GLC Mumbai: Government Law College Mumbai
  • ILS Pune : Indian Law Society
  • KIITEE 2016: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIIT School of Law - for BA LLB/ BBA LLB/ B.Sc LLB)

If you successfully clear the entrance exam, you can either enroll for a five-year B.A.LL.B course straight after your 10+2 or join a three year LLB course after graduation. For different law programmes, Click Here.

India's best law schools teach you to be a leader, to bear responsibility and discharge it faithfully. Civil and criminal law are no longer the principal pillars of the five year law degree as students also study corporate and commercial law, mediation and negotiation, international law, intellectual property law, environmental law and human rights law, etc and further make a mark in these disciplines.

Consequently, the degree equips you, not just to be an accomplished lawyer but also a businessman, bureaucrat, diplomat, social activist or academician etc.

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