IF YOU ARE 12TH PASS
Eligible for B.A.LL.B (Hons.) – 5 years integrated course
Course offered by
- National Law Universities through “CLAT (Common Law admission test) + AILET.”
- Other universities such as IPU, BHU, Jamia Milia Islamia etc.
IF YOU ARE GRADUATE
Go for LL.B – 3 year
Open for graduates under any stream
Course offered by
- Delhi University through “DU.LL.B Entrance examination”
- Other universities such as BHU, MDU, Kurukshetra university, etc.
IF YOU ARE LAW GRADUATE
M – 1 year.
Course offered by
- National Law Universities through CLAT ( Common Law Admission Test) + AILET.
- Other universities such as BHU, DU, GLC Mumbai, etc.
|12th Pass||Graduate||Law Graduate|
|Eligible for B.A.LL.B (Hons.) – 5 years integrated course||Go for LL.B – 3 year
– Open for graduates under any stream
|M – 1 year.|
|Courses offered by –||Course offered by –||Course offered by –|
|National Law Universities through “CLAT (Common Law admission test) + AILET.”||Delhi University through “DU.LL.B Entrance examination”||National Law Universities through CLAT ( Common Law Admission Test) + AILET.|
|Other universities such as IPU, BHU, Jamia Milia Islamia etc.||Other universities such as BHU, MDU, Kurukshetra university, etc.||Other universities such as BHU, DU, GLC Mumbai etc.|
LOOKING FOR LAW CAREER AFTER 12TH– THIS IS JUST FOR YOU!
Students often face a dilemma about their Career after passing Class 12th. However, if you start thinking early and take some logical decisions, it can go a long way in giving you a head start. Among the various Career options, Law has become a highly coveted career nowadays. You will be surprised to know that among the nearly 30,000 Law graduates every year there is a huge chunk of women and people from ethnic backgrounds.
LAW AN EXCITING CAREER OPTION
The legal environment in India is highly dynamic with a lot of progressive changes happening in recent years. As a result, the legal profession has experienced staggering growth. Thus choosing, Law as a career has many pluses. Resolving the legal problems of clients gives the satisfaction of being at service for clients along with financial rewards. Diverse practice areas such as Family Law, Corporate Law, etc. help to satisfy different interests of aspirants. The ever-changing dynamism and global perspective of work offers new challenges making the sector highly vibrant and fulfilling.
PERSONALITY TRAITS THAT SUIT A CAREER IN LAW
Besides, the academic qualifications, the field of Law requires certain traits that you may already have or may acquire on the way to be a successful professional in the Law arena.
These include excellent communication skills, analytical ability and astute sense of judgment. Innovation, ability to research and perseverance can stand you in good stead. Since lawyers have to deal a lot with people so you must be a people’s man being able to relate, converse and understand their needs. If you have all these traits or are willing to develop then, Law is a perfect career choice for you.
ACADEMIC STATUS OF LAW
Over the years, Legal Education in India has been highly transformed offering multi-disciplinary and integrated education to students. With a focus on infrastructure and imparting quality education, the various Law Universities across India are becoming centers of excellence carving a bright future in the realm of Law for students. Law has become a much sought after the field for students with thousands of applicants vying for the prestigious courses offered by these Universities.
HOW TO DO GET INTO LAW?
Students now have two approaches to pursue Law, one is right after Class 12 to get a five-year Integrated L.L.B Degree and the second is after graduation in any stream also giving them an L.L.B Degree. Both approaches are equally good as they offer the best in accordance with the audience. Class 12th pass-outs can directly pursue the integrated course while graduates who missed out Law can take up after their graduation.
FIVE YEAR INTEGRATED COURSE
For Admission to the Integrated 5-year course, the students can either take CLAT for the various NLUs or go in for a similar exam conducted by other Universities such as IPU, BHU, SLS, and others that are not part of CLAT. These universities offer an integrated course and conduct their own exam and have their own pattern of the exam.
WHAT IS CLAT
Common Law Admission Test is an All India common entrance examination for admission to 19 National law universities for admission to their UG (BA.LLB) and PG (LLM) programs. The entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each university (amongst 19 NLUs) for admission
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the common entrance examination for the National Law Universities of India. These Law Schools are highly coveted with thousands of students vying for admission into these Law Colleges. CLAT is an online objective test conducted for admission to these prestigious Law universities, who conduct it on a rotating basis.
To be eligible for CLAT, the candidates must have secured:
(a) Forty-five percent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
(b) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in the CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
The 19 participating NLU’s in CLAT in the order of their year of establishment are:
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
- National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad
- National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
- National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
- Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
- Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
- Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
- The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
- National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
PATTERN OF EXAMINATION
CLAT is conducted in online mode at designated examination centers where the paper comprises 200 questions stretched over a period of 2 hours, the break-up of marks/questions is as follows – English (40), GK & Current Affairs (50), Mathematics (20), Legal Aptitude(50),Logical Reasoning(40). Every correct answer awards one mark while every negative answer deducts 0.25 marks from the total score.
English including comprehension: The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires the correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge will be tested on general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
Mathematics: This section will test a candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e., Mathematics taught up to 10th Class/standard.
Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
NON-CLAT EXAMS FOR THE 5-YEAR COURSE
ALL INDIA LAW ENTRANCE TEST (AILET) FOR B.A.LL.B CONDUCTED BY NLU, DELHI
- The duration of the Exam will be 1 Hour 30 Minutes.
- A total of 150 questions will be asked in the Examination.
- One mark is allotted to each question.
|Subject Areas||Marks distribution|
|General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science,||35 Marks|
|History, Geography, Economics, Civics)||35 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||35 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||10 Marks|
The candidate should have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination thereto securing in the aggregate not less than 50% of the total marks. The Candidates appearing in the 12th Standard Examination in March/ April 2015 can also apply.
The candidate should have been selected at the All India Entrance Test held by National Law University, Delhi.
The candidate should be less than 21 years of age on the First day of July of the year of admission. However, in cases of SC or ST candidates, the maximum age limit shall be 23 years as of the above date.
FACULTY OF LAW, JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA
B.A.LL.B (5 YEAR) ENTRANCE EXAM SYLLABUS
- Maximum Marks: 150
- Duration of Exam: 02:00 Hours
- Multiple-Choice Questions: 150 questions of one mark each
- Negative Marking: 5 mark for each wrong answer
SUBJECT AREAS WITH WEIGHTAGE
|Legal language English including Comprehension||30 Marks|
|Current Affairs||30 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude/Legal Reasoning||40 Marks|
|General Studies||40 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||10 Marks|
Candidates must have passed class 12 examination under 10+2 scheme or its equivalent in any discipline securing an aggregate of at least 50% of the total marks in all the core subjects and English has taken together.
According to the Bar Council of India, candidates seeking admission into the BA LLB program should be 20 years of age in case of general category. The age limit for those belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories is 22 years.
OTHER LAW EXAMS INCLUDE
|Entrance Exam||Participating law schools|
|LSAT India||Over 40 Law Schools|
|CET of GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi||6 law schools including USLLS Amity Law School, Delhi|
|SET||Symbiosis Law Schools Pune & Noida|
|CUSAT Cochin||School of Legal Studies, Cochin|
|Christ University||Christ University’s School of Law|
|Punjab Univ. Chandigarh||UILS Panjab University Chandigarh|
|AMU Aligarh||Faculty of Law, AMU|
|Bharti Vidyapeeth Pune||New Law College, Pune|
|LAWCET of Andhra Pradesh||All law colleges in AP affiliated to state universities|
|CEE – Kerala||Four government Law colleges of Kerala|
3 YEAR L.L.B COURSE
GRADUATE LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN LAW- YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE!
For aspirants of Law after Graduation, there are several Law Entrance exams which can get you entered into some of the most reputed Law Schools for a 3-year L.L.B degree. Many of the top judges, academicians and government officers at coveted posts are from these Courses. Offering a great learning experience, the course gives a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Law.
3 YEAR DU LL.B
DU L.L.B offers 3 year Law degree course after graduation and conducts an entrance exam for entry into the highly acclaimed course. One of the premier Law Schools in India, DU Faculty of Law is ranked among the Top 5 Law colleges of India.
All candidates who have completed their graduation or are in their final year are eligible for the entrance exam. However, the students who are in the final year of their graduation/post-graduation will be admitted contingent that they pass in their degree exam. The students must be from recognized Indian/International University or any other Institution of equivalent stature with a minimum of 50% marks in any stream. The minimum marks are 40% for SC/ST and 45% for OBC.
The entrance exam is for 2 hours with 100 multiple-choice questions. The maximum marks are 400 and there is negative marking with 1 mark deducted for every wrong answer.
The exam is for 5 subjects including English Language and Comprehension, Arithmetic, Reasoning and Analytical Abilities, General Knowledge and Current Affairs & Legal Awareness and Aptitude.
|University of Delhi (DU) LLB Entrance Test||Faculty of Law- Law Centre I&II and
Campus Law Centre
Vidhiwise offers students a comprehensive program to prepare for the DU L.L.B exam. All the aspects of the syllabus are covered thoroughly preparing the students not only for excellent performance in the exam but also in their career as a lawyer thereafter.
The Legal Aptitude and Awareness focuses on the understanding of the Indian Constitution, its various sections, structure, and schedules. Since this part of the syllabus is relatively new to most students, it is covered intensively in detail so that students become acclimatized with the content. Even the IPC and CrPC sections are covered in detail so that students can answer all types of questions. The curriculum is prepared after extensive research of the previous years’ questions giving students a larger view of the subject.
Since nearly 20-40% of the exam covers English Comprehension, a great focus is put on helping students master their Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills. Current Affairs and General Knowledge have a vast scope of the study, hence students are provided detailed course material and regular updates to keep their current affairs and general knowledge refreshed and in sync with the times.
Apart from this, the students are also given practice sessions in Logic and reasoning so that they can excel in this section also as that is part of the DU L.L.B exam. Regular mock tests are conducted to give the students intense practice so that they can finish the exam in the stipulated time and can gauge the level of their preparation.
OTHER UNIVERSITIES OFFERING 3 YEAR LAW COURSE
The various Universities offering the 3-year program include:
|BHU – UET (Law)||Law School, Faculty of Law Benaras
|MD University, Rohtak||Department of Law, MDU Rohtak||www.mdurohtak.ac.in|
|Panjab University||Department of Law, PU Chandigarh||www.puchd.ac.in|
|CEE – Kerala||Four Govt. law colleges in Kerala||www.cee-kerala.org|
|LAWCET of Andhra Pradesh||All law colleges in AP affiliated to
|Kurukshetra University||Department of Law, KU Kurukshetra||www.kuk.ac.in|
|IIT Kharagpur (Own Test & LSAT-India)||Rajeev Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur)||www.iitkgp.ac.in|
VIDHIWISE – YOUR BEST PARTNER FOR LAW DEGREE (5YEAR/3 YEAR)
Sailing through the different Law Entrance exams requires special skills and mastering of concepts. Legal awareness, regular practice, and focused learning are crucial to crack the exam. Vidhiwise offers comprehensive mentoring and training to aspirants enabling them to gain entry into the coveted Law Schools.
COURSES OFFERED FOR LAW ENTRANCE EXAMS AT VIDHIWISE
ACHIEVERS INTEGRATED PROGRAM (VWAIP 01)
Duration – 2 years (850 hours)
The law entrance exam tests the logic and the aptitude of the candidate appearing in exam, two year time period is appropriate to develop the right aptitude which gives a distinguishing edge. It is ideal for anyone who has decided to opt law as a career as soon as they start their 11th standard.
The course is smartly spread over 850 hours of extensive classroom teaching sessions that are covered over a period of two years. The classes commence from the first week of April and continue until the yearly examination. Usual breaks will be there for the exams. During the summer vacations, the classes will be thrice a week while they will be once a week once the school reopens. The classes will continue until the end of the second week of May just before the final day of the entrance exam.
Duration – 1 year (425 hours)
At Vidhiwise, the course module for this program has been designed to follow a fast but convenient pace which will give the candidates enough time for their preparation and ample time to clear their doubts. With this course program, students can maximize their chances of success.
This course is available in two modules.
This course is meant for the students who are enrolled in class 12th. The Duration of the Course is one year wherein effective teaching sessions will spread over 425 hours.
The classes will commence from the first week of April/May/June/July and will continue till the end of November. The classes will be thrice a week during summer vacation and will be twice a week when the school reopens.
The classes will be resumed at the end of March and will continue till the second week of May and classes will be every day except Sunday.
This course is meant for the students who drop the year for law entrance exam preparation. The Duration of the Course is one year and wherein effective teaching sessions will spread over 500 hours.
The classes will commence from the first week of April/May/June/July and will continue till the end of January. The classes will be thrice a week on alternate till January. The classes will be resumed in the first week of March and will continue till the second week of May and classes will be every day except Sunday.
Winners Flash Program (VWWFP01)
This course has been specially designed to meet the exigency of the time. The course program has been designed in a manner that deals with the intensive training of the candidate along with simultaneously ongoing doubt clearing sessions with regular mock tests that thoroughly prepare the candidate in the short period.
The classes will commence from the last week of March till the second week of May. The duration of the course is expected for 160 hours. The classes will be daily except on Sunday.
LL.B Course for DU/other universities
This course is meant for the students who are in the last semester or year of their graduation/post-graduation and wish to make their career in law after graduation.
The course usually starts from the first week of January and goes till Mid-June. The classes are thrice a week throughout the course period.