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Top Law Entrance Exams- Application Process, Exam Pattern and More

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Studying law is a popular choice among aspirants who want to explore fields other than engineering and medicine. In India, law education is gaining popularity as the other two options have become limited in terms of admissions. India has many renowned law colleges including National Law Universities and top private law colleges including Symbiosis Law Schools -Symbiosis International University (SIU), School of Law, UPES, ILS Law College, Faculty of Law, Jamia Milia Islamia, and more.

In order to secure admission to the top law colleges in India, candidates have to appear and qualify for their accepting law entrance exams. 

In this article, you can find a list of the top 5 law entrance exams in India that every aspirant can appear for if they want to join a good college and make a career in the field of law.

Top Law Entrance Exams in India

Among the most popular entrance exams in India are CLAT, AILET, LSAT India, SLAT, DU LLB Entrance Exam and the details regarding these entrance exams including courses offered, key features, exam pattern is as under:

CLAT Exam 

CLAT exam is conducted by the consortium comprising 22 participating NLUs and the exam is conducted at a national level. It is the only entrance exam that can help candidates make a way to the most sought after law universities in India. Moreover, the CLAT exam is also accepted by the top law schools for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The entrance exam is now held in the pen-paper mode in around 40 test cities in India.


  • Exam timings – 2:00-4:00 pm 
  • Exam duration – Two hours
  • Subjects – English including Comprehension, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Quantitative Techniques, Legal Reasoning, and, Logical Reasoning
  • Total questions – 150 MCQs 
  • Total marks – 150 marks


The only law entrance exam in India conducted and accepted by the National Law University, Delhi (NLUD). The courses offered at NLU Delhi are BA LLB (Hons.) and LLM course.


  • Exam timings – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Subjects – English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning, and, Mathematics
  • Total questions – 150 questions
  • Total marks – 150 marks 


The entrance exam is conducted by SIU Pune – Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admissions to undergraduate courses offered at its four law schools in Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune, SLS Hyderabad, SLS Nagpur and, SLS Noida. The SLAT exam is also conducted in a pen-paper based mode for a duration of. The exam pattern features are as under: 


  • Exam timings – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Subjects – General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension
  • Total questions – 150 questions
  • Total marks – 150 marks 

LSAT India 

The law entrance is conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admissions undergraduate as well as postgraduate to law schools in India. Earlier, Pearson VUE conducted LSAT India examination on behalf of LSAC. However, this year onwards LSAC has setup Discover Law to conduct the examination.


  • Exam duration – 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Subjects – Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning 1 & 2, Reading Comprehension and Variable section
  • Total questions – 150 questions
  • Total marks – 150 marks 

MH CET Law Exam 

The entrance exam is conducted for five-years integrated LLB as well as three-years LLB courses offered at the Maharashtra state universities and law colleges. The law entrance exam is conducted at a state-level by the Common Entrance Test Cell (CET Cell) Maharashtra. As per the exam pattern of MHCET Law 2021, the exam is held in computer-based test mode for a duration of two hours. Know key features of MHCET Law 2021 as under: 


  • Exam duration – Two hours
  • Subjects – English, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, General Knowledge including Current Affairs, Mathematical Aptitude and, Legal Aptitude. 
  • Total questions – 150 questions
  • Total marks – 150 marks 

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