NLSIU announces admission to its 3-year LL.B (Hons.) programme. Classes for the first cohort of the programme will commence on July 1, 2022.
All candidates seeking admission to the LL.B (Hons.) programme shall appear for the NLSAT. The NLSAT will have a single-question paper comprising two parts - Parts A and B. All candidates shall be required to attempt both parts of the question paper. The examination shall be for a duration of 150 minutes.
Any person holding a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized national or international University is eligible to apply to the program. Applicants in the general category should have graduated with an aggregate of not less than 45% of total marks. Applicants in the SC/ST category should have graduated with an aggregate of not less than 40% of total marks. Students in the final year of their Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final offer of admission will be contingent upon successful completion of their Bachelor's degree with the minimum aggregate marks specified above.
60 candidates will be admitted to the programme in the Academic Year 2022-23. Admission to the programme will be through a three-stage national-level examination process conducted by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU). The first two stages will comprise an all-India written admissions test, the National Law School Admissions Test (NLSAT). The third stage will be an interview.
Part A will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions and shall be for a maximum of 75 marks. 0.25 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. Part A will constitute the first stage of the admissions process. A merit list of candidates will be prepared based on their performance in Pali A of the NLSAT. Only those candidates who qualify in Part A of the test shall have their Part B responses evaluated. Candidates shall be selected in a ratio of 1:5 for evaluation of Part B of NLSAT. That is, five candidates per seat will qualify for Part B of the examination. Marks secured in Part A shall not be carried over to the rest of the admissions process.
Part B shall consist of subjective questions which shall be for a maximum of 65 marks. A fresh merit list shall be prepared based on performance in Part B of the NLSA T. Candidates
will be selected in a ratio of 1:2.5 per seat for the interview.
Candidates will be invited for an interview based on the rank secured by them in Patt B of the NLSAT. The interview, which shall be the third and final stage of the admissions process,
will be for a maximum of ten (10) marks. The final rank list shall be prepared by consolidating marks secured in Part B of the NLSAT, and the interview. Offers of admission shall be made accordingly.
Note: The applicable reservations policy shall be applied at each stage of the admissions process.
Release of application form- January 16, 2023
Last date to apply- April 06, 2023
Release of admit card- To be notified
Exam date- April 30, 2023
Classes commence- July 1, 2023
Application fees shall be Rs. 2000 (Two thousand only). Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Economically Weaker Sections, and Persons with Disabilities shall be required to pay Rs. 1500. (One Thousand, Five hundred only).