Top Law Entrance Exams other than CLAT

28 Jan 2021  Read 4658 Views

We generally read, hear and also witness lakhs and lakhs of law aspirants slogging at their max just to get into their dream institutions and it all turns out to be so worth it once they are seen to be emerging with flying colors. We are also familiar with the concept that in order to get into these institutions the aspirants are required to be all prepared to write exams like CLAT that are conducted on a country-level. Obviously, the competition is going to be top notch and that’s where the ‘slogging’ comes into picture. However, due to CLAT being into the mainstream for a long time now, the aspirants generally overlook all the other opportunities that prevail in the form of other examinations that would get them a step closer to their goals as much as CLAT would do. All we need here is a little more awareness.

There are plenty of other exams that an aspirant can prepare for by putting the same amount of effort as they would do preparing for CLAT. So let’s get familiar with other options too (with a presumption that we are already familiar enough with the concept of CLAT).

AILET

The first exam in the list is the All India Law Entrance Test commonly known as AILET that is conducted specifically by the National Law University, Delhi. This exam is conducted in order to admit the qualifying candidates into the institution and into various programs that are provided by the institution. This exam is conducted by the University once in a year and the applicants can apply for the same by filling the application form online from the website. The students selected from this examination are admitted into the university into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses like B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. and Ph.D. programs. This year considering the situation, the exam would be conducted online. 

The exam patterns consists of total marks as 150 out of which questions are asked related to -

  1. Verbal ability.

  2. Mathematics.

  3. Logical reasoning.

  4. General awareness.

  5. Legal aptitude.

For every correct answer you get 1 mark each and for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks is deducted. The paper is to be attempted within 90 minutes. The student seeking admission into undergraduate and postgraduate programs also have to check their eligibility as if they have completed their 10=12 education with not less than 50% of marks and for the ones seeking admission into LL.M. should have their LL.B. degree acquired from a recognized institution.  The number of applicants here is no less than the ones appearing in CLAT but losing hope is not an option here!

LSAT

The next in the list is the Law School Admission Test commonly known as LSAT which is a half-day standardizing test that’s conducted a few times every year. The purpose to conduct this test is to select the prospective law students and get them into prestigious institutions. This exam is perceived in two parts, the first one where multiple choice questions are asked based on various topics like -

  • Reading comprehension.

  • Analytical reasoning.

  • Logical reasoning.

However, again due to the pandemic, the Law School Admission Council has delivered the exam in LSAT-Flex form where the exam is proctored in an online mode. The other part of the test is the writing part that again is to be done on software required to be installed in the candidate’s computer.

The LSAT is also the one test that is acceptable to the ABA-accredited law schools.

LSAT might not be accepted as a mode of entrance in some institutions but in order to maximize the chances of getting into a law school is maximized when a candidate adds LSAT and other exams on its to-appear-exam list.

CULEE (Christ University Law University Exam)

The law aspirants can also apply for the CULEE entrance exam that is conducted by the Christ Law School in an offline mode. The exam duration is 120 minutes and for each correct answer the candidate gets 1 mark and for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks would be deducted. The exam questions consist of areas like-

  1. General knowledge.

  2. Reasoning.

  3. English.

  4. Data.

  5. Quantitative aptitude. 

ULSAT or UPES Law School Admission

Another important entrance exam that the aspirants do not know of ULSAT or UPES which is another law entrance exam that is conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies for admitting to law courses provided by the University. This entrance exam would be conducted in an online mode this time. The questions that it contains relates to:

  1. Language comprehension.

  2. Quantitative and Numerical Ability.

  3. Logical reasoning.

  4. Legal General Knowledge and Legal aptitude.

In order to be eligible for this exam, the candidate has to clear their 10th and 12th grade with more than 50%. The other criterion for entering into the university is through the CLAT exam under the rank of 10000 with a percentile of 60%.

Kerala LL.B. Entrance Exam

The next on the list is the Kerala LLB entrance exam that is conducted by the Commissioner for the Entrance Examination (CEE) through which the students can get admitted for both integrated Five-year LL.B. course and the Three year LL.B. course. Like the other exams too this one would be conducted in an online mode and consists of 200 questions. The Commissioner of Entrance Examination has the final decision of taking in the candidates which is based on the merits.

Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

The Banaras Hindu University also conducts entrance examinations to admit applicants into various undergraduate and postgraduate schools. The admission to university is done purely based on the merit list. The exam consists of 120 questions related to general knowledge, legal aptitude, English comprehension, quantitative aptitude. For every right answer +3 marks and wrong answers amount to deduction of 1 mark. 

So these are few universities and exams that you can consider to step closer to the college of your expectations. All the best!

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Shalu Shravan Singh, currently a final year law student, and quite enamoured of writing. A music aficionado that’s also a wanderer and desires to visit more of these places.

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