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I scored less than 60% in 12th standard. Am I eligible for LLB?


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L.L.B. or Bachelor of Legislative Law is the graduate law degree offered by Indian universities. The course duration for L.L.B. is generally three years. However, there are two options to pursue an undergraduate law degree. One is 3 years course whose eligibility is graduation and the other is integrated which is five-year duration course for 10+2 pass students. Graduates from any field can opt for the LLB course. The course is divided into six semesters in most of the law universities.

LLB course is considered prestigious and a lawyer is revered in society as he has the knowledge of laws that are very essential part in many aspects of life. Apart from this factor Law degree holders can find job opportunities in both private and public sectors. Although most of the lawyers prefer to become advocate and practice law as profession.

Course Structure

A L.L.B. course is generally comprised in six semesters. During the 3 year course, students get the LLB (General) after the successful completion of the 4 semesters and LLB Degree is given after the 6 semesters. The basic course structure in most of the Indian Universities include

Seminars
Tutorial Work
Moot Courts
Practical Training Programs

Also Read: What is the pattern of CLAT?

Eligibility of The Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.]

 

 

B.A. L.L.B: This is a 5-year course and the students can pursue this course after passing Class 12.
L.L.B.: This is a 3-year course, open for graduates.

The basic eligibility criteria for L.L.B. admission is graduation. Candidates applying for this course should have completed their graduation. There is also a criterion for minimum marks required in graduation which may vary from institute to institute. Generally, 45% marks in graduation are required for general category and 40% for reserved categories. There is no age limit for taking admission in this course.

Admissions are done either on the basis of marks in qualifying degree or through some entrance test. Students who are in final year of their graduation degree can also apply for entrance tests conducted for LLB admissions.

How To Get Admission In Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.]


There are two modes of admission in law schools. You can get direct admission or you can take entrance test. There are various entrance tests conducted for LLB admission in India.  Most of the law schools of India offer admission on the basis of performance in Common Law Admission Test.

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Entrance Tests For Law Schools/Universities

CLAT- Common Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law Universities for admissions to LLB courses.
LSAT- Law School Admission Test is a globalized entrance test and many Indian universities consider its score for LLB admission.
AILET- All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University Delhi
LAWCET- Law Common Entrance Test is conducted by Colleges and Universities in Andhra Pradesh for admission to LLB programs


You should have a minimum 17 years of age at the time of appearing for this examination. You should have a passed intermediate(12th) exam from a recognized School or equivalent qualification and you must secure at least 45% aggregate marks in your examination and 40% aggregate marks for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes

3 - year course L.L.B/B.L: Candidates should have appeared or passed any Graduation (10+2+3 pattern) of a recognized University with 45% of aggregate marks or any other examination recognized as equivalent by the Universities concerned.

5 - year course (BA+LLB): Candidates should have appeared or passed 2 - year Intermediate Examination (10+2 pattern) with 45% of aggregate marks for any other examination recognized as equivalent by the University concerned or the Board of Intermediate Education.

(generally for 3-year course LLB, an entrance test is not conducted whereas some universities conduct a test).

 

Also Read: Is there any integrated course option to pursue a career in Law?


Best LLB Colleges in India

-Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU).
-National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).
-The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
-National Law University, Jodhpur(NLU).
-Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU).
-Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU).
-National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
-NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).
-National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU).
-Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU).
-Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)


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