Have you chosen Law as your career option after 12th? It is very important to know the list of entrance exams that can help you get admission to your desired law school in the country.

There are more than 15 Law Entrance Exams conducted in India every year which offer admissions to top law institutions across the country. These are further classified into National Level, State Level, and Institutional level exams.

Top Law Exams in India other than CLAT

Find below the list of Top Law Exams in India other than CLAT. Know the details of each exam below:

AILET

  • The All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi.
  • The University offers various courses like BA LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. programs.
  • Through AILET Exam, a total of 83 seats are filled under the BA LLB program, 40 under the LLM course. Also, 73 merit seats and 10 direct admissions to Foreign Nationals are reserved for the BA LLB program.

HPNLET

  • HPNLET is conducted by Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla.
  • The University offers UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs.
  • The entrance exam is conducted for 150 marks with a time duration of 2 hours.
  • The HPNLET is conducted offline, and the question paper follows different structure for different courses

MH CET for 5 Year LLB Exam

  • MHCET Law is conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra.
  • Through MHCET, you can get admission into various law programs available in law colleges of Maharashtra.
  • MHCET Law comprises 150 questions with a time duration of 2 hours.
  • There is no negative marking in the entrance exam.

DU LLB

  • NTA conducts the DU LLB Exam every year to offer admission for a 3-year law program. 
  • DU LLB offers 886 for a combined intake of 2658 seats.
  • The exam is conducted in online mode and includes multiple-choice questions.

IPU CET Law

  • IPU CET Law is conducted by  Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
  • Through this entrance test, you can get admission into UG law courses: BA LLB and BBA LLB.
  • IPU will be offering 1700 BA LLB and 660 BBA LLB seats.

SLAT

  • SLAT is an entrance exam for law conducted by Symbiosis International University.
  • Through this exam you can get admission into BA LLB and BBA LLB courses.
Name of the Exam Level of Exam Total Candidates Registering for the Exam (as per 2019-20)
AILET National 20,000
DU LLB National 17,662
LSAT National 120,000
MH CET Law State Level 18114
IPU CET Law National 12,000

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Most Common Law Entrance Exam: CLAT

CLAT is the most common law entrance exam given by students across India since it offers admission to top NLUs or Law schools in the country. This exam is conducted for UG (5 Year LLB Program) admissions and 1-year LLM Program admissions as well.

2175 seats were allocated amongst 22 top law colleges namely NLSIU Bangalore, NUSRL, Ranchi, NLU Bhopal, NLU Jodhpur, etc. This year, the exam is scheduled in offline mode (unlike last year) on May 09, 2021.

National Level Law Entrance Exams Other Than CLAT

There are 4 more law entrance exams other than CLAT. The total strength of students appearing for these exams sums up to around 1.5 lacs.

Here is the list of law exams other than CLAT which are preferred by the students:

Name of Exam Conducting Body Notification/Application Date Date of Exam
AILET NLU Delhi 1st week of January 2021 May 02, 2021
LSAT Pearson VUE November 10, 2020- April 20, 2021 May 10, 2021
DU LLB/ DUET Exam Delhi University April 2021 June 2021
IPU CET Law Indraprastha University January 2021 May 2021

State Level Law Entrance Exams in India

There are a total of 6 law entrance exams in India that are conducted at the state level. Here is the list and brief information on the exams:

Name of the Exam Conducting Body Notification/Application Date Exam Date
MH CET Law DTE Maharashtra To be Notified To be Notified
AP LAWCET APSCHE To be Notified To be Notified
TS LAWCET TSCHE To be Notified To be Notified
KLEE Commissioner for Entrance Examinations To be Notified To be Notified
TS PGLCET Osmania University, Hyderabad To be Notified To be Notified
AP PGLCET APSCHE To be Notified To be Notified

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Top Institute/University Level Law Entrance Exams in India

There are around 8 exams conducted at the university level for admission to law courses in India which are enlisted below:

Name of the Exam Conducting Body Notification/Application Date Exam Date
Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (Law) Aligarh Muslim University Exam January 2021 June 2021
AIL LET Army Institute of Law January 2021 May 2021
SLAT Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU) January 2021 June/July 2021
CULEE Christ University To be Notified To be Notified
ULSAT UPES, Dehradun To be Notified To be Notified
BVP CET Law Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University To be Notified To be Notified
BHU UET (Law) Banaras Hindu University To be Notified To be Notified
KIITEE Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology To be Notified To be Notified

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FAQ's

What are the most popular law entrance exams in India?

CLAT, AILET, LSAT, DU LLB Entrance Exam are some of the most popular law entrance exams in India.

Which is the toughest Law Entrance Exam?

LSAT (Law School Admission Test) conducted by the Law School Admission Council is considered the toughest law entrance exam

Which is the best law college in India?

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is known as the best law college in India.


Is LSAT easier than the CLAT exam?

As per the survey, the level of the CLAT exam is a bit difficult to crack compared to the LSAT exam.


Is it mandatory to appear for the Law Entrance exam to get admission into a law college?

Some universities provide admission based on the marks scored in class 12 and graduation. However, you have to pass the entrance exam to get admission to any of the top colleges in India.

What are the minimum marks required in class 12 to get admission to a law college in India?

You must have scored a minimum of 45% of marks in class 12 to get admission to a law college in India.