Law Entrance Exams after 12th

Law has undergone a complete overhaul, and has become the most sought after new age career. Law is one of the most dynamic and ever growing fields. If you have a flare for dealing with challenging issues, understanding human logic and analyzing real life cases along with logical clarity and a good grip over oral and written communication, then you are meant for law. Law will give you the rare opportunity to bring a huge difference to the lives of many. The article provides detailed information about the most prominent law entrance exams after 12th, conducted in India.
CLAT 2018 - COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST
CLAT is a national level Common Law Admission Test for admission to B.A LL.B (five-year integrated undergraduate) and LLM courses. 18 National Law Universities (NLU) will participate in CLAT-2018.CLAT 2018 will be conducted by an NLU on rotational basis .Chanakya National Law University, Patna conducted CLAT 2017.CLAT 2018 will be a computer based test/online test.
Date of ExamSecond Sunday of May, 2018
EligibilityA candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam with the following percentage:
45% marks for candidates belonging to the Unreserved/OBC/Specially abled Persons (SAP) category.
40% marks for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category.
Any candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 10+2 in the months of April/May 2018 can also appear for this examination. However, they should be able to produce sufficient evidence to prove that they have passed 10+2 at the time of admission.
Age LimitBelow 20 years as on 1 July, 2018 (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates).
ModeOnline
Negative Marking0.25 (1/4th) mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Total Questions200
Question typeObjective
Marking SchemeEach question carries 1 mark
DurationTwo Hours (120 minutes)
Exam mediumEnglish
Conducting  AuthorityNLU based on the system of rotation
Organizing BodyCLAT Committee
Participating Institutes18 National Law Universities
Pattern
SubjectsNo. of questionsMarks allotted
English including Comprehension4040
General knowledge and Current affairs5050
Elementary mathematics2020
Legal Aptitude5050
Logical Reasoning4040
AILET 2018 -ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST
AILET 2018 will be conducted for admissions to the National LAW University, Delhi exclusively. National Law University Delhi (NLU-D) will be conducting AILET- 2018 on the first Sunday of May, 2018 for admissions to its B.A LL.B (five-year integrated undergraduate) and LL.M (two-year postgraduate) law seats. The NLU-D offers as many as 83 seats for B.A LL.B programme.
Date of ExamFirst Sunday of May, 2018
EligibilityA candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam with a 50% score.
The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2018 can also apply.
Age LimitBelow 20 years as on 1 July, 2018 (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates)
ModeOffline/Paper-pen based
Negative MarkingNo negative marking
Total Questions150
Question typeObjective
Marking SchemeEach Question carries 1 mark
DurationOne and a half hour (90 minutes)
Exam mediumEnglish
Conducting  AuthorityNational Law University-Delhi
Organizing BodyNational Law University-Delhi
Participating InstitutesNational Law University-Delhi
Pattern
SubjectsNo. of questionsMarks allotted
English including Comprehension3535
General knowledge and Current affairs3535
Elementary mathematics1010
Legal Aptitude3535
Logical Reasoning3535
SET-LAW 2018 -Symbiosis Entrance Test-Law
SET-Law 2018 will be conducted at the university level by the Symbiosis International University (SIU). SET-Law will be conducted for admissions to the undergraduate course B.A LL.B/B.B.A LL.B (five-year integrated undergraduate) SET-Law 2018 will be conducted on the first Saturday of May, 2018.
Date of ExamFirst Saturday of May, 2018
EligibilityThe candidate should have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board with a minimum of 45% for the general category and 40% for SC and ST category.
Candidates who have appeared for the 10+2 examination and their result of the same is awaited, also hold the eligibility to apply. However, their admission is subject to the submission of 10+2 pass certificate.
Age LimitBelow 20 years as on 1 July, 2018 (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates)
ModeOffline/Paper-pen based
Negative MarkingNo negative marking
Total Questions150
Question typeObjective
Marking SchemeEach Question carries 1 mark
Duration Two and half hours (150 mins)
Exam mediumEnglish
Conducting  AuthoritySymbiosis International University
Organizing bodySymbiosis International University
Participating InstitutesSymbiosis Law School at Pune, Noida and Hyderabad
Pattern
SubjectsNo. of questionsMarks allotted
Logical Reasoning3030
Legal Reasoning3030
Analytical Reasoning3030
Reading Comprehension3030
General Knowledge3030
PU BA LL.B-Panjab University BA/B.Com LL.B (Hons) 2018-5 Years Integrated Course Entrance Test
Panjab University, Chandigarh will hold the BA LL.B/ B.Com LL.B (five-year integrated undergraduate)   entrance exam. The exam will be conducted for the admissions to the University Institute of Legal Studies (U.I.L.S) for admitting students to the 5 year integrated law course. The PU BA LL.B/ B.Com LL.B exam does not have sectional divisions like other Law entrances: CLAT, SET- Law and AILET.
Date of ExamThird week of May, 2018
Eligibility50% weight age is given to the marks scored in the entrance exam in addition to the marks scored in 10+2 examinations. An aspirant must score a minimum of 50% to be eligible to take the exam.
An aspirant who scores higher percentage of marks in the entrance exam shall be ranked higher in the merit list.
When two or more candidates secure equal marks in the entrance exams as well as the 10+2 exams, then the candidate senior in age shall rank higher in order of merit.
Age LimitBelow 20 years as on 1 July, 2018 (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates)
ModeOffline/Paper-pen based
Negative Marking0.25 (1/4th) mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Total Questions100
Question typeObjective
Marking SchemeEach Question carries 1 mark
DurationOne hour and fifteen minutes (75 minutes)
Exam mediumEnglish
Conducting  AuthorityPanjab University, Chandigarh
Organizing bodyPanjab University, Chandigarh
Participating InstitutesUniversity Institute of Legal Studies (UILS)
PatternThe question paper doesn’t have a sectional division. Questions are predominantly asked from the following areas: Current affairs, General knowledge/awareness, English, and law.
IPU CET LAW-Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test for law admissions 2018
The Indraprastha University formally known as Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi will conduct IPU CET Law 2018 for its undergraduate programs- B.A. LL.B/ BBA LL.B (five-year integrated undergraduate). It is one of the major Law entrance examinations besides CLAT, AILET and SET- Law.
Date of ExamFirst week of May, 2018
EligibilityA candidate needs to have passed 10+2 board examination from a recognized institution with English as compulsory subject. The minimum marks required is 50% in the aggregate of the subjects studied in the 12th board examination.
Age LimitBelow 20 years as on 1 July, 2018 (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates)
ModeOffline/Paper-pen based
Negative Marking1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Total Questions150
Question typeObjective
Marking SchemeEach question carries 4 marks
DurationTwo and half hours (150 minutes)
Exam mediumEnglish
Conducting  AuthorityGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Organizing bodyGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Participating InstitutesUniversity School of Law and Legal Studies
Amity Law School
Chanderprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies
Delhi Institute of Rural Management
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies
JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus
Shri Krishna College of Education
Pattern
SubjectsNo. of questions
Legal Aptitude37
Logical Reasoning38
Verbal Ability38
General knowledge37
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