Representational Image. (Getty Images) To become a lawyer in India you need to have a bachelor’s degree in Law – Legum Baccalaureus or Bachelor in Law degree commonly known as LLB degree. The course is either a 5-year integrated degree or 3-year LLB. The three years degree is only for those who already have an undergraduate degree like B.A., B.Com or B.Sc etc from a recognized institute or university. The Class 12 pass (10+2) candidates can opt for an integrated degree. This 5-year integrated degree, after completing some specific course, can be BBA LLB, B.A. LLB, B.Com LLB or B.Sc. LLB.

Types of the institutes
There are mainly three types of institutions to choose from for LLB.

1) Public university departments/colleges
2) National Law Schools
3) Private institutions

Getting admission

Candidates should have minimum 50% marks in graduation if he/she wants to get admission in the LLB course. There are mainly four/five entrance exams conducted in India for granting admissions in a law institute.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) ia an entrance exam for getting entry into National Law Schools. Some law colleges grant admissions based on the score in the Law School Admission Test – India (LSAT-India). All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is another entrance exam for seeking admission to NLU, Delhi. SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) is a test for admission to SLS, Pune. Besides these tests some states also conduct their own entrance exam for granting admissions in the Law institutes – govt or private colleges.

Some of the popular entrance exams conducted in India for law admission
1) Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)2) LSAT India – Law School Admission Test.3) All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)4) AIL Entrance Test (Army Institute of Law B.A. LL.B Entrance Test)5) Symbiosis Law Entrance Test (SLET)6) BVP CET Law. 1) Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) CLAT is a national level entrance test for admissions to 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India to their under-graduate and postgraduate degree programmes – LL.B and LL.M. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of […]

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