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1. What options do I have?
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU-J)
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  • National Law University Odisha, Odisha (NLU-O)
  • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  • Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirapalli (TNNLU)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU)
  • Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU)
  • Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (DNLU)
  • Additionally, these universities conduct their own entrance examination:
  • National Law University, Delhi (NLUD)
  • Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune (SLS)conducts the Symbiosis Law Admission Test.
  • Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)conducts AMU Law Admission Test.
  • Army Institute of Law, Mohali (AIL)conducts an annual entrance exam.
  • University of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (GGSIPU)conducts a Common Entrance Test (CET).
  • Amity Law School also admits students based on their score in the CET conducted by GGSIPU
  • Jindal Global Law School (JGLS),Sonipat selects students through Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)conducts AMU Law Admission Test.
  • These universities have no entrance tests and select students based on merit in the 12th board examinations:
  • Indian Law Society Law College, Pune (ILS)
  • Government Law College, Mumbai (GLC)
  • University Law College, Bangalore (ULC)
2. My 12th Board marks are not good. What do I do?

It might be difficult to get into universities where selection is based on merit in the 12th qualifying examination. However, the Common Law Admission Test and other law entrance examinations have a ‘base percentage’, and if you get this score, you are eligible to sit for it, and after this point your 12th board marks cease to matter. For example, to sit for CLAT, you need 45% marks for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 40% marks for SC/ST categories.

3. Can I sit for law entrance examinations the same year as 12th board?

Yes, upon undertaking to produce your 12th board results at the time of admission. Also, please note that there is no maximum number of attempts for which you can sit for CLAT. There is also no upper age limit to appearing for CLAT.

4. What is a safe score for CLAT?

There is no ‘safe score’ in CLAT that will guarantee admission into NLUs. The admission and cut-off will vary depending on the difficulty of the paper. For example, in 2015 (admittedly a difficult paper), a score of 120 could get you into NLSIU, whereas in 2016, a score of 130 would not be sufficient for gaining admission to any of the NLUs.

5. How do I balance school work with preparation for CLAT?

Although it might seem like a daunting task to prepare for competitive entrance examinations over and above your school work, if you can come up with an exam strategy, CLAT can be cracked with as little as 30 days to go for the D-date.

  • Working smart – Instead of shooting arrows in the dark, it is useful to first find out the areas which are relatively more important from the perspective of the examinations.
  • Strategizing – Planning pays, and the earlier you plan, the easier it becomes to crack the paper.

For tips, tricks and strategies on individual sections of CLAT, please refer to the subject-wise sections on our website here.

Although the exact pattern of CLAT cannot be predicted, being that different NLUs have been taking turns in setting the paper, from 2019 onwards the exam is being conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities, containing executives from all the NLUs. However, broadly speaking, we can analyse the past papers of CLAT to get some pointers of how exams can look like:

Duration of CLAT – 2 hours
Maximum Marks – 200Multiple Choice Questions – 200 questions of one mark each

Subject Areas with Weightage
English including comprehension – 40 marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 50 marks
Elementary Mathematics – 20 marks
Legal Aptitude – 50 marks
Logical Reasoning – 40 marks
Negative Marking = 0.25 mark for each wrong answer
For more details, please visit https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/syllabus.html

Therefore, preparation for law entrance exams requires discipline and sincerity. A serious aspirant needs to devote a portion of his time each day towards his preparation and juggle the same with the rigours of class 12 board exams. BellCLAT can help you find this balance in your daily schedule by offering structured classroom lectures, up-to-date course materials and even individual mentors to guide you through this journey. For those who have dropped a year to prepare for law entrances, we can guide you to utilise your time well and maximise your chances of making it to the law school of your choice. You can explore our courses here.

Which are the different law entrance exams?

It is the most prestigious law entrance exam in India after class XII. The top National Law Universities of India come under CLAT. This exam helps in getting entry into 21 NLUs- like NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, NUJS Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur, GNLU Gandhinagar and NLIU Bhopal among others. In 2018, around 50,000 students appeared for the CLAT exam. CLAT is conducted online, where the paper will have 200 questions (Multiple Choice Questions) from five subjects – English, Static General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for CLAT, the candidates must have secured:
(a) Forty five percent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons and other categories.
(b) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

CLAT Exam Pattern

Total Marks- 200
Total Number of Questions- 200
Duration of the Exam- 2 hours

Subjects Number of Questions
English/Verbal Ability 40 Questions
Mathematics/ Quantitative Aptitude 20 Questions
Legal Aptitude 50 Questions
Logical Reasoning 40 Questions
General Awareness 50 Questions
Marking Scheme +1/-0.25

This year dates are as follows

Application begins January, 2019
Application Ends 15 April, 2019
Exam Date 26 May, 2019
Date of Result Yet to be announced

Although, NLU Delhi is one of the prestigious National Law University, it has still not come under the ambit of CLAT. A separate exam known as AILET is conducted by NLU Delhi, which is on similar pattern to that of CLAT. In 2018, around 20,000 students appeared for the AILET exam. AILET 2019 is conducted in offline mode where the paper will have 150 questions (Multiple Choice Questions) from 5 different subjects-English, Static General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Eligibility:

  • Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or equivalent Examination with not less than 50% of marks in the aggregate
  • There is no age limit
  • Candidates who have appeared in Class 12th exam in March or April same year may also apply. However, such candidates are requested to carry requisite documents to prove they have passed with required marks.

Exam Pattern:

  • Total Marks: 150
  • Total number of questions: 150
  • Duration of the Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

AILET Exam Structure

Subjects Number of Questions
English 35 Questions
General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) 35 Questions
Legal Aptitude 35 Questions
Logical Reasoning 35 Questions
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): 10 Questions
Marking Scheme +1/-0.25

This year dates are as follows

Application begins January, 2019
Application Ends 8 April, 2019
Exam Date 5 May, 2019
Date of Result 24 May, 2019

SLAT is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune. The 840 seats are divided under three institutes of Symbiosis (SLS Pune, SLS Noida and SLS Hyderabad).SLAT is conducted in online mode, with the paper having 150 questions (Multiple Choice Question) from 5 different sections- Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, and General Knowledge.

Eligibility:

  • The basic eligibility criterion states that for BBA/BA LLB course, candidates should have cleared their 12th class with at least 45%.
  • There is no age limit
  • The SC/ST category candidates are required to score 40% as the minimum aggregate to be eligible for the course.

Exam Pattern:

  • Total Marks: 150
  • Total number of questions: 150
  • Duration of the Examination: 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Marking Scheme- There is no negative marking in the exam.
Subjects Number of Questions
English 35 Questions
General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) 35 Questions
Legal Aptitude 35 Questions
Logical Reasoning 35 Questions
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): 10 Questions
Marking Scheme +1/-0.25

This year dates are as follows

Application begins 27 January, 2019
Application Ends 15 April, 2019
Exam Date 4 May, 2019
Date of Result 14 May, 2019

IPU-CET is conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. The exam is conducted in offline mode (Paper/Pencil mode), with the paper having 150 questions from 4 subjects- English Language and Comprehension, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude and Reasoning.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates should have passed their 12th class under the 10+2 pattern of CBSE or equivalent with at least an aggregate of 50%. They should have also passed in English (core or elective or functional) as a subject.
  • There is no age limit
  • A relaxation of 5% in the minimum eligibility requirement pertaining to marks in the qualifying examination will be provided to SC/ST/Widows or Wards of Defence Personnel/Persons with disability categories.

Exam Pattern:

  • Total Marks- 600 Marks
  • Total number of questions: 150
  • Duration of the Examination: 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Marking Scheme- 4 Marks per Question
  • Negative Marking- 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Subjects Number of Questions
English Language and Comprehension 152 Questions
General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) 152 Questions
Legal Aptitude 148 Questions
Logical Reasoning 148 Questions

This year dates are as follows

Application begins January, 2019
Application Ends 31 March, 2019
Exam Date 12 May, 2019
Date of Result 31 May, 2019

India is a standardized test designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. LSAT is a test of reading and verbal reasoning skills, which is meant to help people with good critical thinking skills. Unlike other exams, LSAT does not require you to have prior legal knowledge, no questions related to mathematics, current affairs or grammar.

Eligibility:

  • A candidate to appear in LSAT India 2019 need to qualify his/her 10+2 examination under senior secondary norms or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Securing at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination is mandatory.

Exam Pattern:

  • Total Marks- 100
  • Total Number of Questions- 92-100 Approx
  • Duration of the Examination- 2 Hours 20 Minutes
  • No Negative Marking
Subjects Number of Questions
Analytical Reasoning Approx 24 Questions
1 st Logical Reasoning Approx 24 Questions
2 nd Logical Reasoning Approx 24 Questions
Reading Comprehension Approx 24 Questions

Q1. WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE?

So, you have your sights set on law school? The profession of law is becoming increasingly attractive career choice among students after school. This is evidenced by the fact that the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has seen an increase in applicants to the tune of 12-13% annually. Moreover, to accommodate the increasing trend, more National Law Universities have been established, all accepting CLAT scores for admitting students. Currently, there are 21 National Law Universities in India:

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU-J)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University Odisha, Odisha (NLU-O)
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirapalli (TNNLU)
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU)
  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU)
  21. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (DNLU)
  22. ADDITIONALLY, THESE UNIVERSITIES CONDUCT THEIR OWN ENTRANCE EXAMINATION:

  23. National Law University, Delhi (NLUD)
  24. Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune (SLS)conducts the Symbiosis Law Admission Test.
  25. Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)conducts AMU Law Admission Test.
  26. Army Institute of Law, Mohali (AIL)conducts an annual entrance exam.
  27. University of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (GGSIPU)conducts a Common Entrance Test (CET).
  28. Amity Law School also admits students based on their score in the CET conducted by GGSIPU
  29. Jindal Global Law School (JGLS),Sonipat selects students through Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  30. Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)conducts AMU Law Admission Test.
  31. THESE UNIVERSITIES HAVE NO ENTRANCE TESTS AND SELECT STUDENTS BASED ON MERIT IN THE 12TH BOARD EXAMINATIONS:

  32. Indian Law Society Law College, Pune (ILS)
  33. Government Law College, Mumbai (GLC)
  34. University Law College, Bangalore (ULC)
Q2. MY 12TH BOARD MARKS ARE NOT GOOD. WHAT DO I DO?

It might be difficult to get into universities where selection is based on merit in the 12th qualifying examination. However, the Common Law Admission Test and other law entrance examinations have a ‘base percentage’, and if you get this score, you are eligible to sit for it, and after this point your 12th board marks cease to matter. For example, to sit for CLAT, you need 45% marks for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 40% marks for SC/ST categories.

Q3. CAN I SIT FOR LAW ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS THE SAME YEAR AS 12TH BOARD?

Yes, upon undertaking to produce your 12th board results at the time of admission. Also, please note that there is no maximum number of attempts for which you can sit for CLAT. There is also no upper age limit to appearing for CLAT.

Q4. WHAT IS A SAFE SCORE FOR CLAT?

There is no ‘safe score’ in CLAT that will guarantee admission into NLUs. The admission and cut-off will vary depending on the difficulty of the paper. For example, in 2015 (admittedly a difficult paper), a score of 120 could get you into NLSIU, whereas in 2016, a score of 130 would not be sufficient for gaining admission to any of the NLUs.

Q5. HOW DO I BALANCE SCHOOL WORK WITH PREPARATION FOR CLAT?
  • Working smart – Instead of shooting arrows in the dark, it is useful to first find out the areas which are relatively more important from the perspective of the examinations.
  • Strategizing – Planning pays, and the earlier you plan, the easier it becomes to crack the paper.

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