One of the most popular courses for students in India, along with engineering and medicine, is law. Legal education offers an idealistic person a realistic way to make a difference in the world. A law graduate with a strong sense of justice can see the defects in the system, and work constructively and effectively to change it.
A good law student is required to be skilled at critical evaluation and analysis, and verbal as well as written communication. No surprises hence this is exactly what the top law universities in the country test for in their admission tests before accepting students.
In India, law can be pursued directly after +2, through an integrated 5-year course, or after graduation for a 3-year LL.B. degree. Whichever route a prospective law student takes, they must clear an entrance exam to gain admission to any reputed law school. Here we have listed the leading entrance exams for admissions to top law colleges, along with the important dates for these exams in 2018:
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
CLAT is an all India entrance examination and is conducted on rotation by 18 National Law Universities in India. The entrance exam is for admissions to under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M). NLUs like NALSAR, NLSIU and WBNUJ consider CLAT scores for admission. The CLAT 2018 entrance exam will be held on 13th May 2018.
LSAT India – Law School Admission Test
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills. The exam, specially designed for LLB and LLM admissions, is conducted four times every year. LSAT scores are accepted by top institutes like Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law and IIT Kharagpur Law School. LSAT 2018 entrance exam will be held on 20th May 2018.
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
All India law entrance test is an exam conducted only for National Law University (NLU) Delhi for admissions to their BA-LLB, LLM and PhD programs. The entrance exam has 150 questions for 150 marks that must be attempted within 1 hour 30 minutes. The exam has sections on General Knowledge, English, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, and Legal Aptitude. The AILET 2018 entrance exam will be held on 6th May 2018.
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)
Symbiosis Entrance Test is an exam for Under Graduate law admissions. The university has 3 branches where the candidates get to study – situated at Pune, Noida and Hyderabad. The college offers 300 seats for their 5-year integrated course and 60 seats for the three-year course. The SET 2018 entrance exam will be held on 5th May 2018.