LAW ENTRANCE EXAMS
Law Entrance Exams in India
National Law University (AILET- All India Legal Entrance Test)
The only National Law School outside the CLAT, NLU-D, has broken protocol to emerge amongst the top five National law schools in the country sans the fact that not a single batch has passed out. The number of seats to number of test takers is the most disproportionate amongst all law schools making it perhaps the most competitive law entrance exam in the country. Though the syllabus mirrors CLAT at the first flush, there are some differences between NLU-D and the CLAT paper.
Firstly, there is a strong focus on Conventional GK.
Secondly the Legal portion of late has been balanced between knowing the Constitution and legal theory rather than relying on legal reasoning alone. Legal reasoning questions have also been asked in the past without supplying principles.
Lastly the exam time is 90 minutes compared to 120 minutes available for CLAT, making time management even more crucial
Last year’s notification at NLU-D detailed the syllabus as follows.
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Symbiosis Law School, Pune established in June 1977, was affiliated in the beginning to University of Pune. But since 2002, it became the constituent college of the Symbiosis International University. A candidate interested in taking admission in SLS will have mandatorily go through the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is usually conducted in the month of May. The total intake is 200 seats. SET is a Multiple Choice Questions test for 150 marks constituting of English (40 Marks), Quantitative Reasoning (40 Marks), General Awareness (40 Marks), Analytical and Logical Reasoning (30 Marks) questions.
Army Law School Mohali
Army Institute of Law (AIL) was established in July 1999 under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). Admission at ALS, Mohali is done on the basis of and Entrance Test conducted on an all India basis usually during the month of May. The total number of seats is 80. The 120 minutes Entrance Test consists of 220 objective questions of 1 mark each, with 4 sections covering areas of English (66 Marks), General Knowledge and Current Affairs (55 Marks), Logical Reasoning/Mental Ability (55 Marks) and Legal Reasoning (44 Marks).
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprasta University, Delhi
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IP University) is established by Government of NCT of Delhi under the provisions of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Act, 1998 read with its Amendment in 1999. Admission at IP University is done on the basis of Common Entrance Tests (CET) conducted by the University in the month of May.
The Test is of 600 Marks and includes 150 objective questions from
English (25% Marks),
General Knowledge (25% Marks),
Legal Aptitude (25% Marks) and
Reasoning (25% Marks).
LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India. LSAT -India measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school.
LSAT-India is specially created for admissions to law schools in India by the Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC). The colleges that take LSAT marks as their admission criteria are – Central India College of Law, Godhani Nagpur, College of Legal Studies(UPES), Dehradun, Faculty of Law (ICFAI University),
Dehradun, G. H. Raisoni Law College, Nagpur, ITM College of Law, Gurgaon, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat (Haryana), JSS Law College, Mysore, K.L.E. Society’s Law College, Bangalore, MATS Law School, MATS University, Raipur, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL), Kharagpur (3 yr LL. B.) and Saveetha School of Law, Chennai.
The test is conducted during the month of May at 16 different centres spread across India. The Test duration is 2 hours and 20 minutes and in the format of Multiple Choice Question. The test majorly covers questions from Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning.
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
UPES, Dehradun is the first of its kind university in the Pan Asian region. It is the first Indian Energy University recognised by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Admission for B.A.LL.B. is done on the basis of UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (UL-SAT) Board Merit / CLAT Merit / LSAT
Merit followed by Group Discussion & Interview, for B.B.A.LL.B. on the basis of UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (UL-SAT) Board Merit / CLAT Merit / LSAT Merit followed by Group Discussion & Interview, and
for B.Tech. LL.B. on the basis of UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by Central Counseling or Board Merit/ AIEEE Merit/ CLAT Merit/ LSAT Merit followed by counseling on Merit Ranking. 80% of the seats are filled by ULSAT, usually conducted in the month May.
The test consists of 200 questions for 1 mark each, to be completed within 3 hours. The subjects covered by the test are English, General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and Mathematics.