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

Find below the list of Top Law Exams in India:

Name of the Exam Level of Exam Total Candidates Registering for the Exam (as per 2019-20)
CLAT National 75,183
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.

The notification for this exam is already out on the official website of the Consortium of NLUs. Also, the online application process for CLAT 2021 begins on January 01, 2021.

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

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.