Updated On : September 13, 2022
Several PG law entrance examinations are conducted nationwide at national, state, and college levels.
Note that these entrance examinations can be written only if you satisfy certain eligibility criteria. However, there are colleges offering admission based on merit as well. So if you are not interested in writing an entrance test, you must take a look at the college offering LLM based on merit.
The most common eligibility criteria for admission to LLM is to have an LLB degree.
The LLM has a course duration of 2 years, giving you an in-depth comprehension of a certain subject of law by conducting significant research in the areas like International Law, Corporate Law, Business Law, Criminal Law, etc.
Let’s understand what are the different entrance exams for LLM in India?
There are several LLM entrance examinations conducted. However, let's check the top 10 LLM entrance exam names and their eligibility requirements for each of these exams.
CLAT PG is conducted for candidates who wish to pursue an LLM program at top NLUs in the country.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
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AILET PG exam is conducted for students who wish to pursue LLM at National Law University.
To be eligible to appear for admission to One year- LL.M. Programme, a candidate should have passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability category).
If you want to pursue your LLM course in central universities across the country, be sure to take the CUET LLM examination 2022 that will be conducted on September 6th.
Candidates having three years or five years LL.B. degree from a recognized Indian or foreign university with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate (Relaxation of 5% to the SC/ST/PWD/OBC/Non-Creamy Layer candidates)
This entrance test is conducted for admission to both 3 year LLB program and a 1-year LLM program offered at Symbiosis Law School All India.
You must have a three or five-year LL.B. 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.
There are several colleges offering LLM admission without entrance exam.
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The examination is conducted to assess the capacity of the candidate to practice the profession of law in India.
AIBE Eligibility requirements:
Almost all the states have state-level entrance exams conducted for students who want to pursue LLB and LLM programs. A list of a few state-level entrance exams is as follows:
Common eligibility requirements:
The common eligibility criteria are to have a bachelor's degree in law, and the mark to be scored in bachelor's might change for each state respectively.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducts the TISS exam for several programs, including the LLM program.
To order to take the TISS exam, you must have valid scores in the LLB program with qualifying marks.
The exam is conducted to offer a one-year LL.M. program, and students will be selected based on their performance in LSAT India. The eligibility requirement is to have valid scores in your LLB exams.
Delhi university conducts the DU LLM exam to offer admission to the LLM program. Several candidates apply for this exam every year.
The exam is conducted by the Punjab university to offer an LLM program to desiring and eligible aspirants. You must have cleared a 3-year LLB or 5 years integrated BA LLB or B.Com LLB with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD candidates) from this university or equivalent to be eligible to apply.
Some of the university-level entrance examinations are listed below:
There are a lot more college-level entrance exams and law colleges offering LLM based on merit as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are all LLM courses entrance exam based?
Which are the states giving LLM program through state level exams?
When is CLAT PG 2023?
AILET entrance exam is conducted by whom?
List a few college level entrance exams?
UPES, AMU LLM exam, BHU LLM exam, Christ College of Law Entrance Test, etc. are some college-level entrance exams you can target to pursue LLM.