Law Entrance exam after class 12th and Graduation:
December 24, 2019
The most fundamental part of the Constitution in India, is Law. A proper legal education is the only sort of education in India through which students can pursue the degree, for directing towards academics or pursuing to practice law and become lawyers. The degree of Law is offered by many universities and at various academic levels.
But do you know the journey of the course in India?
Degree in Law was seen as important in India, when in the year 1987, it was seen imperative to introduce as a three-year programme which would be granted under the Advocate Act of 1961. Under this Act, the Bar Council of India was created as the chief regulatory body of our education in Law.
In the year 1985, the Law Commission of India decided to establish a university for Law Education to raise an awareness in the academic standard and procedure of the legal profession in India, after which the first Law University was established in Bangalore, and was called as National Law School of India University, which is now commonly called NLU. Today, lakhs and crores of Law Aspirants think of cracking the Common Law Admission test (CLAT), a centralized test which determines who gets to enter the National Law Universities as well as other reputed Law Schools of India.
The entrance test which can be given by aspirants right after senior secondary school in India is CLAT. What are the entrance tests all about? Let us examine it in detail.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the most aspired examinations in India, after Civil Services, a test which can be given right after class XII. Each year, the exam is given by more than 55,000 aspirants who yearn to secure a spot in a list of 18 listed National Law Universities in India.
The examination is organised by the Union of National Law Universities, chiefly anchored by NLSIU. The exam is held for admission to the Undergraduate study as well as Post Graduate Law programs offered by the National Law Universities. The need for a centralized exam system was felt after a Public Interest Litigation was filed by Varun Bhagat, in 2006, against the Union of India and the existing National Universities in the Supreme Court of India. The issue drew national attention, and finally the Supreme Court mandated for a common entrance exam, where all National Universities participate, except NLU Delhi, as it maintains its own entrance tests for its intake. The following are some reputed exams that an aspirant can take right after their class XII examination as well as after graduation. The key to success in the following exams is perseverance and dedication towards achieving what you want. Do you know what all exams to look out for? Here is a compilation of all the coveted exams for you to be in a hunt for the upcoming academic year.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Every year, an All India common entrance test (CLAT) is conducted which is chiefly administered by the National Law Universities for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs relating to the field of Law.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
A standardized test conducted to examine the reading and verbal reasoning skills for LLB admission and LLM Degree, four times a year. Other than CLAT, LSAT scores are accepted in some reputed universities and Law Schools like The Jindal Global Law School, UPES Dehradun, Amity Law School, SRM University and many more.
All India Bar Exam (AIBE)
A test not conducted for admissions to any Law College. The motive behind this exam is to examine an advocate’s capability to practice Law in India. The exam addresses some pertinent questions that every advocate while grasping the theoretical knowledge. The test examines a candidate’s analytical abilities and understanding of the basic knowledge related to the subject. Upon successful completion of the exam, the candidate is awarded the certificate of Practice by the Bar Council of India.
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
A special examination conducted for National University of Law Delhi for admissions in BA LLB, LLM and Ph.D courses offered in the University.
Lloyd Entrance Test:
A national level test, Lloyd Entrance Test is conducted by Lloyd Law College every year, in the month of May for selecting candidates for admission to a 5 year course of BA LLB or 3 year LLB course program. Any candidate aspiring to seek admission in Lloyd Law College has to go through a two step process, first is the entrance test, if the aspirant qualifies in the written exam, the aspirant is called for a round of interview after which they are permitted for an admission into the college.
Symbiosis, Aligarh Muslim University, Benaras Hindu University as well as Delhi University has its own entrance tests who notify on their websites much in advance. Apart from them, Lloyd Law College also offers a wide range of Law courses for BA LLB and LLM. Through the Lloyd Entrance Test (LET), an aspiring law student gets an exposure to the nuances of the course.
Ms. Rittuporna Chatterjee