Law Entrance Exams : Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus
A degree in Law offers vast opportunities. If you are planning to appear for Law Entrance exams conducted in India by the Central/State government or Universities, there are many Colleges that conduct their internal entrance exam for a limited number of seats.
The major examinations and their dates, pattern, structure & eligibility can be found at List of Law Entrance Exams
The Bar Council of India manages all the Legal Education in India. The Bar Council manages the syllabus, practical sessions, and Live Court Proceedings for the students. For any Law Pass out a student must have a license from the Bar Council of India to practice as an advocate in India.
Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability).
Application procedures/details for all exams can be found at this link.
Most exams structure the test into the following 5 sections:
English (including comprehension)
General Knowledge/Current Affairs
For more detailed information on the number of questions, negative marking, question breakup etc, check the links given under each exam at the 'Test Pattern' Tab.
Short-listed candidates will be called for Interview/Counselling at which time they may be required to carry educational documents/residential proof/photographs/ SC/ST certificates (if applicable) for verification.
Most Law entrance tests comprised of questions from these topics :
Basic mathematics and
Legal and logical reasoning
Runashree Saikia, LL.B., who got her Law Degree from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University says," The entrance exam question paper generally consists of the following sections -
1) Numerical reasoning/maths
3)English (grammar/passage reading etc.)
Logical reasoning & English cover around 60% of the test, current affairs covers around 30%, and maths covers around 10% of the test. For logical reasoning, numerical reasoning, there are many books in the market one can buy and practice. For English sections, one should try to improve upon grammar. Also, passage reading should be practiced to save time in the exam hall. For the current affairs section, one can buy the yearbooks or monthly magazines. But don't forget to read the newspaper daily and make note of every important news. For the current affairs section, I took up the Manorama yearbook. But my old habit of reading the newspaper daily and making note of important news every day helped me the most."
The pointers & links above should help Law aspirants, with all the information that they need, crack the entrance tests and get into a Law college of their choice.
For a listing of Law Entrance Exams applicable after Class XII HERE
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