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The law entrance exams like NLU-CLAT, LSAC-LSAT, UL-SAT, NLUD-AILET, Symbiosis-SET, IPU-CET is gateway to a rewarding career in the field of law. Lets have a look on these various upcoming law entrance examinations in 2016.

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT): It is an all India entrance examination conducted by 16 National Law Universities (NLU) for admission to under-graduate (LL.B) and post-graduate programmes (LL.M). The 14 members of National Law Universities (NLU) are:
S.No Name of Universities Undergraduate Programmes Postgraduate Programmes
1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) B.A. LLB Hons.
(5 years)
LL.M(1 year)
2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR) B.A. LLB Hons.
(5 years)
LL.M and M.Phil (1 year),
MBA (2 years)
3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) B.A. LLB Hons.
(5 years)
LL.M(1 year) and MS(Master of Science) in: Cyber Law and Information Security
4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata (WBNUJS) B.A. or B.Sc. with LLB LL.M
5. National Law University, Jodhpur(NLU) BBA.,LL.B.(Hons.); B.A.,LL.B.(Hons.); B.Sc.,LL.B.(Hons.)
(5 years)
LL.M (1 year)
6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU) B.A. LLB Hons.
(5 years)
LL.M (1 year)
7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) BA/ BCom/ BBA/ BSc/ BSW LL.B. (Hons.)
(5 Years)
 
8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU) B.A. LLB Hons.
(5 years)
LL.M (1 year)
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) B.A. LLB Hons.
(5 years)
LL.M (1 year)
10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU) BA LLB (Hons) and
BBA LLB (Hons)
(5 years)
 
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS) B.A. LLB (Hons.)
(5 years)
LL.M (2 years)
12. National Law University, Odisha (NLUO) B.A. LLB, BBA LLB
(5 years)
LL.M (1 year)
13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL) B.A. LLB, BBA LLB
(5 years)
 
14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA) B.A. LLB (Hons.)
(5 years)
LL.M (2 years)
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) B.A. LLB (Hons.)
(5 years)
 
16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) B.A. LLB, B.Com LLB (Hons.)
(5 years)
 
  •  All India Law Entrance Test (AILET): It is conducted to take admission into B.A., LL.B. Hons. (undergraduate programme) and LL.M (postgraduate programme) in law by National Law University (NLU), Delhi. The National Law University, Delhi was established in 2008 by Act No. 1 of 2008 is premier Law University established in the capital city of India.
  • The Law School Admission Test (LSAT): It is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. It is designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admissions to law schools in India.
  • UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (ULSAT): It is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). It is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). The competitive entrance test is conducted to grant admission to B.A L.L.B, B.com L.L.B and BBA L.L.B. 
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET): Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a common written test exclusively for undergraduate students seeking admission to Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Noida.
  • IPU CET: This entrance examination is conducted for admission to law schools affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.  It offers B.A.LLB (Integrated) and BBA LLB (Integrated) for undergraduate students and LL.M for post graduate students.

The eligibility criteria for CLAT, AILET, LSAT, ULSAT, SET, IP-CET 2016

The eligibility criteria 2016 for entrance exam of CLAT, AILET, LSAT, ULSAT, SET, IP-CET 2016 is given below:

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2016 is mentioned below:

For undergraduate programmes

  • A candidate should have obtained a Higher Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates) and
  • A candidate should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2016 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates).

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For post-graduate programmes

  • A candidate should have obtained a LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. degree/any other equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in case of SC and ST category candidates)
  • The candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination through supplementary/ compartment and repeat attempts are also    eligible for appearing in the test.
  • Submitting the final results of the qualifying examination within the timeframe prescribed by the respective universities, the candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the qualifying degree examination by March/April, 2016 are also eligible to appear in the test.

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 All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

The eligibility criteria for AILET 2016 for undergraduate and postgraduate programme are given below.

For Undergraduate B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Programme

  • The candidate should have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination thereto securing in the aggregate not less than 50% of the total marks. The Candidates appearing in the 12th Standard Examination in March/ April, 2016 can also apply.
  • Be less than 21 years of age on the first day of July of the year of admission. However, in cases of SC or ST candidates the maximum age limit shall be 23 years as on the above date.
  • The candidate should have selected at the All India Entrance Test held by National Law University, Delhi. 

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For Postgraduate (LL. M.) Programme

  • The candidate should have passed the LL.B. or an equivalent degree from a recognized university with not less than 55% marks on aggregate (50% in case of reserved categories, i.e. SC/ST/Persons with Disability).
  • Admission of foreign nationals shall be made on the basis of academic record of LL.B. or equivalent degree recognized by the UGC/ Association of Indian Universities with not less than 55% marks or the equivalent grade.

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The Law School Admission Test(LSAT):

The eligibility criteria for LSAT 2016 is mentioned below:

  • All registrants who complete the test registration, pay the test fee in a timely way, and follow published test rules may sit for the LSAT—India. It is the candidate's responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the participating law schools to which one is applying before deciding whether to register for the LSAT—India.
  • For the eligibility requirements of the participating law schools, please visit the participating law schools' webpages and also please visit the websites of the participating schools for more detailed information about the school, their eligibility requirements and their courses.

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UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (ULSAT)

For undergraduate programmes

The eligibility criteria for ULSAT-B.A L.L.B, B.com L.L.B and BBA L.L.B 2016 are mentioned below:

  • Minimum 50% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th). (Class 12th Science or Commerce stream only in case of B.com + LLB).

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For postgraduate programmes

The eligibility criteria for ULSAT- LL.M 2016 with specialization in Energy Laws is mentioned below:

  • LLB + 1 year experience as a Corporate lawyer or Practicing lawyer
  • Minimum 50 % Marks at Higher & Secondary Level (10th & 12th) and LLB Degree

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Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

For undergraduate programmes

The eligibility criteria for SET-B.A L.L.B (Hons) and BBA L.L.B (Hons) 2016 are mentioned below:

  • The candidate should have passed XII (10+2) examination from any recognized Board with minimum 45% marks (40% for S.C. /S.T. candidates). Students who have appeared for their Standard XII final examination and awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidate should be less than 20 years of age at the time of appearing for SET as on 3 May, 2016 (2 years relaxation for SC/ST candidates i.e. 22 years).

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For postgraduate programmes

The eligibility criteria for SET- LL.M 2016 is mentioned below:

  • Three/Five years LLB Degree from any Indian or Foreign University recognized by the UGC with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade. [45% for SC/ST Candidates]. Candidates who have appeared for the final year LL.B. examination may also apply.

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IPU Common Entrance Test (CET)

For undergraduate programmes

The eligibility criteria for IPU CET- B.A.LLB (Integrated) and BBA LLB (Integrated) 2016 are mentioned below:

  •  Pass in 12th Class of 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* and must also have passed English (core or elective or functional) as a subject.

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For postgraduate programmes

The eligibility criteria for IPU CET- LL.M 2016 is mentioned below:

  • LL.B. Degree as required by the Bar Council of India for enrolment as an advocate or an equivalent law degree from a foreign university, in either case with not less than 50% marks.

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The syllabus/exam pattern for CLAT, AILET, LSAT, ULSAT, SET, IP-CET 2016

The syllabus/exam pattern 2016 for entrance exam of CLAT, AILET, LSAT, ULSAT, SET, IP-CET 2016 is given below:

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

The syllabus/exam pattern for CLAT 2016 is mentioned below:

For undergraduate programmes

S.No Section Marks & Number of Questions Time
1. English including Comprehension 40

 

2 Hours

2. General knowledge & Current affairs 50
3. Elementary Mathematics 20
4. Legal Aptitude 50
5. Logical Aptitude 40
  Total 200

There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answer.

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For post-graduate programmes

Multiple-Choice Questions

Allocation of questions to be asked from different areas of law:

S.No Section Marks No of Questions Time
1.

Constitutional Law

50 50

 

2 Hours

2.

Jurisprudence

50 50
3.

Other law subjects

such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, property Law, IPR etc.

50 50
  Total 150 150

Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks each will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to Multiple Choice Questions.

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All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

The syllabus/exam pattern for AILET 2016 for undergraduate and postgraduate programme is given below.

For Undergraduate B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Programme

S.No Section Marks & No.of Questions Time
1. English 35

 

1 Hours 30 mins

2. General knowledge 35
3. Legal Aptitude 35
4. Reasoning 35
5. Elementary Mathematics 10
  Total 150

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For Postgraduate (LLM) Programme

Exam pattern
Total Marks 150
Subject Areas Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory
Total no. of questions 100 (objective type) and 1 (Essay)
Objective Type 100 questions of one mark each
Essay One Essay of 50 marks on a topic of law from the above subjects.
Duration of Exam 90 Minutes

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The Law School Admission Test (LSAT):

S.No Type of Multiple choice questions No of Questions Time
1. Analytical reasoning Approx. 24 35 mins for each section
2. 1st Logical reasoning Approx. 24
3. 2nd Logical reasoning Approx. 24
4. Reading comprehension Approx. 24
  Total Questions 92- 100 Questions 2 Hours 20 Mins
  1. It is a paper and pencil based test with four sections.
  2. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five.

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UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (ULSAT)

For undergraduate programmes

The syllabus/exam pattern for ULSAT-B.A, B.com and BBA L.L.B 2016 are mentioned below:

Scheme of Test:

S.No Sections No. of Questions
1. Language Comprehension 40
2. Quantitative & Numerical Ability 40
3. Logical Reasoning 40
4. Legal General Knowledge 40
5. Legal Aptitude 40
  Total no.of Questions 200

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For postgraduate programmes

The eligibility criteria for ULSAT- LL.M 2016 with specialization in Energy Laws is mentioned below:

  1. Entrance Test is allowed by Interview

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Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

For undergraduate programmes

The syllabus/exam pattern for SET-B.A L.L.B (Hons) and BBA L.L.B (Hons) 2016 are mentioned below:

S.No Sections No. of Questions Total Marks
1. Logical Reasoning 30 30
2. Legal reasoning 30 30
3. Analytical reasoning 30 30
4. Reading comprehension 30 30
5. General Knowledge 30 30
  Total no. of Questions 150 150

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For postgraduate programmes

  1. The candidate has to apply online at www.symlaw.ac.in 
  2. All registered and eligible candidates will be called for Group Discussion, Interview and Legal Writing Sample. 

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IPU Common Entrance Test (CET)

For undergraduate programmes

The syllabus/exam pattern for IPU CET- B.A.LLB (Integrated) and BBA LLB (Integrated) 2016 are mentioned below:

Subject Weightage of Subjects Time
English Language & Comprehension 25%

 

150 Minutes

General Knowledge 25%
Legal Aptitude 25%
Reasoning 25%
Total no of Questions 150
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For postgraduate programmes

The syllabus/exam pattern for IPU CET- LL.M 2016 is mentioned below:

Subject Weightage of Subjects Time
English Knowledge (including English Language) 20%

 

150 Minutes

Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Commercial Law & Family Law 30%
Public International Law, Human Rights Law and Environment Law 30%
Current Trends in Law 20%
Total no of Questions 150

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Law: Average Package/Salary Level

Students hired by law firms get an average package of 8- 12 lakhs for a year. The well-known International recruiters for CLAT are:

  • Allen & Overy
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Herbert Smith LLP
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • SJ Berwin LLP
  • Slaughter & May LLP  

Few National firms who recruit fresh law graduates are:

  • Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co
  • Anand & Anand
  • AZB & Partners
  • J. Sagar Associates
  • Juris Corp
  • Khaitan & Co.
  • Luthra & Luthra
  • Majmudar & Co.
  • Nishith Desai Associates
  • Trilegal Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Some of the famous corporate recruiters include:

  • Ansal Housing
  • Bajaj Allianz
  • BMR & Associates
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Deloitte
  • Dr. Reddy’s
  • Ernst & Young
  • H5 Asia Pacific
  • ICICI
  • Infosys
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • KPMG
  • Pangea 3
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Quislex
  • Reliance Communications
  • Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
  • SDD Global, and
  • Wipro

Benefits

Lawyers today aren't just taught the tenets of law, they are taught to lead the world.  Gone are the days when a Lawyer had to choose a career in either Criminal or Civil domains. Students from the top Law Schools do not need to hunt job; the jobs come looking for` them. Every year the best law firms in the country set placement targets for their HR teams to ensure that they don't miss out top talent in the country.

The IITs and IIMs are not the only schools in the country to get top jobs. Law School graduates now earn salaries at par (and often exceeding) with the best offered in Business Schools or Engineering Colleges.

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