Top Law Entrance Exams other than CLAT | Courses, Seats, Application Process

CLAT is the most commonly known Law entrance exam. Know top law entrance exams other than CLAT that can help you build a career in the field of law.

Updated: Feb 7, 2019 16:16 IST
Top Law Entrance Exams other than CLAT | Courses, Seats, Application Process
Top Law Entrance Exams other than CLAT | Courses, Seats, Application Process

Any aspirant who is willing to pursue law in higher studies should have an idea about law exams at higher secondary level.  One of the most important exams for law courses is CLAT which is held for offering admissions to 2o National Law Universities (NLUs), CLAT offers as many as 2400 seats and the admission test scores are widely accepted by a number of other law schools in India.  But students must have an idea about other law entrance examinations so that they could be well prepared for taking admission into law course with wasting their 1 year in case they do not succeed in CLAT.

Why look beyond CLAT?

Why to look beyond CLAT? This is an important question one should raise in one’s mind while someone advises for appearing in law exams other than CLAT. The general rule says appearing in more than one entrance exam also helps you in increasing your chances of getting an undergraduate law program seat in various other good law schools including the other two NLUs located in Delhi and Shimla.

Apart from it, one also gets to have a hand-on experience of different law entrance exams before you actually appear for CLAT 2019, which again may help in boosting up the confidence. And, if due to any reason one does not score well in CLAT one will have other options opened to perform well after or before CLAT.

List of Law Entrance Exams other than CLAT

The list given below:

  • LSAT India: It is conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for LLB, BA LLB (Hons), BTech LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, LLM and PhD programs
  • AILET: It is conducted by National Law University (NLU), New Delhi which offers BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD courses.
  • DU LLB Entrance Exam:  It is conducted by Faculty of Law, Delhi University which offers LLB, and LLM courses.
  • ULSAT:  It is conducted by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) which offers BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB (Hons) and BTech+LLB (Hons) courses
  • IPU CET:  It is conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)
  • BHU UET Law: It is conducted by  Banaras Hindu University
  • JMI Law Entrance Exam: It is conducted by Jamia Milia Islamia University
  • Christ University Law Entrance Exam: It is conducted by Christ University
  • AMU Law Entrance Exam: It is conducted by Aligarh Muslim University
  • APLAWCET: It is conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad
  • APPGLCET: It is conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad
  • TSLAWCET: It is conducted by Telangana State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad
  • AIBE: Bar Council of India, New Delhi
  • CUSAT CAT Law: It is conducted by  Cochin University of Science and Technology

Top Law Entrance Exams other than CLAT


This exam is conducted by National Law University (NLU), New Delhi. The notification for AILET exam is released by NLU New Delhi on its official website as well as leading national newspapers each year.

On the basis of their score in AILET 2019, candidates can secure admission in BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD programmes offered at NLU, New Delhi. AILET results are the means through which aspirants are shortlisted for admission to fill 83 seats in the BA LLB (Hons) course and 40 in LLM course. In BA LLB programme, there are 73 seats available for admission on merit through AILET followed by 10 seats which are open for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit. Here, Foreign Nationals are exempted from giving AILET.


HPNLET is conducted by Himachal Pradesh National Law University for admission to law programs offered by it. HPNLET has to be taken by candidates who wish to study Under-Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph. D. Programs of Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla. In this law entrance exam candidates are evaluated out of 150 marks in a 02-hour duration test. The HPNLET is conducted offline, and the question paper follows different structure for different courses

MH CET 5 Year LLB Exam

MHCET Law is conducted by Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra to shortlist aspirants for admission in law programs offered in the state. On the basis of an aspirant’s performance in MHCET Law 2019 exam, candidates can secure admission in BA LLB (5 years integrated course) and LLB (3 years) programs offered in law colleges of Maharashtra state.

MHCET Law comprises of 150 questions which candidates need to attempt in two hours duration. CET for law test paper consists of objective type questions in English and Marathi language. There is no negative marking in the entrance exam.

IPU CET Law Entrance

 IPU CET Law is conducted by  Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in second week of May. Candidates seeking admission into the undergraduate law program need to appear in the Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test for law and qualify the same. The national level law examination will be conducted in offline mode for the law aspirants to grab seats into two undergraduate law programs on offer - BA LLB & BBA LLB. By conducting the law examination, IPU will be offering 1700 BA LLB and 660 BBA LLB seats. To attempt IPU CET Law 2019, candidates will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes of time starting from 10:30am. IPU CET Law 2019 will witness participation of eight participating institutes with approximately 12000 test takers appearing in the law entrance examination. The university will conduct IPU CET Law 2019 in Delhi only for the law aspirants.  For more information on IPU CET Law candidates need to read the complete article given below


Till last year, Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU) conducted a common written entrance exam – Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) to offer admission to aspirants in undergraduate programs. However, from 2018 onwards, SIU would be conducting a separate entrance exam for law course admissions called Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT). Programs in which aspirants can secure admission basis their score in SLAT are BA LLB and BBA LLB

Law Entrance Exams without Mathematics

There are many students who aspire to pursue law courses but have inculcated irrational fears about mathematics. The section is however an important section of majority of law entrance examinations including CLAT. The weightage of Mathematics (Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude) section ranges between 5 percent and 15 percent in a majority of the law entrance tests.  So such students who fear mathematics must be asking whether there is any undergraduate law entrance exam which does not have this section. There is a good news for such students that the Law School Admission Test for Indian law schools commonly known as LSAT India is the only law admission test which evaluate a law aspirant on the basis of his/her reasoning and writing skills.

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