Top Law Entrance Exams 2022 - Check Dates, Application (Open), Exam Pattern and More

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Aspirants seeking admission to popular law colleges including NLUs can get here the list of top law entrance exams 2022 in India like CLAT, AILET, LSAT India, DU LLB, MHCET Law, TS LAWCET and more.

Top Law Entrance Exams in India - Studying law is a popular choice among aspirants who want to explore fields other than Engineering and Medicine. In India, law education is gaining popularity as the other two options have limited admission opportunities and high competition. India has many renowned law colleges including National Law Universities and top private law colleges including Symbiosis Law Schools, Symbiosis International University (SIU); School of Law, UPES; ILS Law College; Faculty of Law, Jamia Milia Islamia; Army Institute of Law; ICFAI Law School and more.

In order to secure admission to the top law colleges in India, candidates need to appear in the law entrance exams. For example, admission to the NLUs is conducted through CLAT; the only exception is NLU Delhi which conducts its own law entrance exam i.e. AILET. Likewise, there are state-level law entrance exams like MH CET law (for admission to 5-year and 3-year LLB courses in the state of Maharashtra), and TS LAWCET ( conducted for admission to 3-year and 5-year law courses in the state of Telangana).

In this article, you can find the list of popular law entrance exams in India that every aspirant can appear for if they want to join a good college and make a career in the field of law.

Top Law Entrance Exams 2022 Dates

Generally, the law entrance exams in India are held once a year and this year, the exam authorities are conducting the upcoming exams as per the schedule below:

Law Entrance Exams

Last Dates of Application

Exam Dates


09-May-2022 (Over)

Anytime soon for CLAT 2023

19-Jun-2022 (Over)

18-Dec-2022 for CLAT 2023

LSAT India

  • Now conducted in TWO sessions - January and May

January Exam - Application Closed

May Exam - 12-Jun-2022 (Over)

January Exam - 15-Jan-2022 (Over)

May Exam - 22-Jun-2022 to 24-Jun-2022 (over)


25-May-2022 (Over)


DU LLB Entrance Exam

30-Jun-2022 (Reopened)

To be announced

UPES Law School Admission Test

31-Jul-2022 (Open)

02-Aug-2022 to 04-Aug-2022

Banaras Hindu University BA LLB Entrance Test

31-May-2022 (Through CUET 2022)

15-Jul-2022 to 10-Aug-2022


22-Jun-2022 (Closing soon)

02-Aug-2022 for five-year LLB course

03-Aug-2022 and 04-Aug-2022 for three-year LLB course


31-May-2022 (Through CUET 2022)

To be announced

Allahabad University LAT

Expected to be announced in July

To be announced


22-Apr-2022 (Over)

01-May-2022 (Over)


15-Jun-2022 (Closing soon)


AMU Law Entrance Exam

04-Jun-2022 (Over)


PU UG Law 

01-Jul-2022 (Open)


PU LLB Entrance Exam

08-Jul-2022 (Open)



17-May-2022 (Over)



23-Jun-2022 (Open for Phase II)



04-Jul-2022 with late fee INR 2,000 



12-Jul-2022 with late fee INR 1,000 (Open)

21-Jul-2022 for three-year LLB course

22-Jul-2022 for five-year LLB course


04-Jul-2022 with late fee INR 2,000 (Open)



12-Jul-2022 with late fee INR 1,000 (Open) 22-Jul-2022


15-Jun-2022 (Over) 21-Jun-2022 (Conducted)


To be announced

To be announced


10-Jul-2022 (Open) 12-Jul-2022 

The law entrance exams in India are conducted at two levels i.e. national level (candidates irrespective of region or nationality can apply and appear), and at the state level (only the candidates who are locals of the state can apply and appear for the examination). Generally, the law aspirants opt for both national as well as a state-level examination of their state to improve chances of admission in a top law school in India. Therefore, for the convenience of the candidates we have shared the detailed features of top law entrance exams in India: 

Top Law Entrance Exams in India 2022

Among the most popular law entrance exams in India are CLAT, AILET, LSAT India, SLAT, DU LLB Entrance Exam, and the details regarding these entrance exams including courses offered, key features, exam pattern are as under:

CLAT 2022 Exam 

The consortium of NLUs will conduct the law entrance exam for admission to 5-year integrated LLB course, and one-year LLM course offered by the 22 participating NLUs. The exam is conducted at a national level. In addition to the NLUs, the CLAT exam is also accepted by a number of private law schools for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The law entrance exam will be held in a pen-paper mode in around 80 test cities in India. CLAT 2022 application is now OPEN. 

  • Exam duration - Two hours
  • Subjects - English including Comprehension, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Quantitative Techniques, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning
  • Total questions - 150 MCQs 
  • Total marks - 150 marks

Know more about CLAT 2022

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria CLAT Question Papers - Past Years CLAT 2022 Exam Centres
CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips and Strategy CLAT 2022 Syllabus CLAT 2022 Important Dates


The only law entrance exam in India conducted and accepted by the NLU Delhi. The UG and PG courses offered at NLU Delhi are BA LLB (Hons) and LLM courses. Candidates can apply for AILET 2022 in online mode. 

  • Exam timings - 10 am - 11.30 am
  • Subjects - English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning, and Mathematics
  • Total questions - 150 questions
  • Total marks - 150 marks 

Know more about AILET 2022

AILET 2022 Important Dates AILET 2022 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme AILET 2022 Syllabus
AILET Preparation Tips and Strategy AILET 2022 Exam Centre AILET Question Papers from Past Years


The law entrance exam, SLAT is conducted by SIU Pune - Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission to undergraduate courses offered at its four law schools in Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune, SLS Hyderabad, SLS Nagpur and SLS Noida

  • Subjects - Analytical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and GK
  • Total questions - 60 questions
  • Total marks - 60 marks 

Know more about SLAT 2022

SLAT 2022 Important Dates SLAT 2022 Application Form SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern
SLAT 2022 Syllabus SLAT 2022 Exam Centres

Previous Years SLAT Exam Analysis

LSAT India 

The law entrance exam, LSAT India is conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admission to undergraduate as well as postgraduate law schools in India. Initially, Pearson VUE conducted LSAT India examination on behalf of LSAC. However, since 2020 LSAC has setup LSAC Global - Discover Law for conducting and managing LSAT India entrance exam. The LSAT India 2022 application process is in progress, and the exam will be held from June 22 onwards on multiple days. Below are some crucial information about the exam:

  • Exam duration - 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Subjects - Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning 1 & 2 and Reading Comprehension
  • Total questions - 92 questions
Know more about LSAT India 2022
LSAT India 2022 Important Dates LSAT India 2022 Syllabus LSAT India 2022 Exam Pattern 
LSAT India 2022 Test Prep and Mock Papers LSAT India 2022 Preparation LSAT India Paper Analysis 

MH CET Law Exam 

The entrance exam is conducted for five-year integrated LLB as well as three-year LLB courses offered at the Maharashtra state universities and law colleges. The law entrance exam is conducted at a state level by the Common Entrance Test Cell (CET Cell) Maharashtra. As per the exam pattern of MHCET Law 2022, the exam is held in computer-based test mode for a duration of two hours. Know key features of MHCET Law 2022 as under: 

  • Exam duration - Two hours
  • Subjects - English, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, General Knowledge including Current Affairs, Mathematical Aptitude and Legal Aptitude
  • Total questions - 150 questions
  • Total marks - 150 marks 

Know more about MHCET Law 2022

MHCET Law 2022 Syllabus MHCET Law 2022 Exam Centres MHCET Law 2022 Colleges
MHCET Law 2022 Admit Card MHCET Law 2022 Results MHCET Law 2022 Counselling Process

DU LLB Entrance Exam 

The three-year LLB entrance exam is conducted by DU - Delhi University for admission to its three law centres i.e. Campus Law Centre, Law Centre - I and Law Centre - II. The exam is held in a computer-based test mode across 18 test cities in India. The key features of DU LLB entrance exam are as under: 

  • Exam duration - Two hours
  • Subjects - English including Comprehension, Analytical Ability, Legal Awareness and Aptitude, and General Knowledge 
  • Total questions - 100 questions
  • Total marks - 400 marks 
DU LLB 2022 Exam Pattern  DU LLB 2022 Syllabus DU LLB 2022 Preparation Tips 
DU LLB Question Papers DU LLB 2022 Exam Analysis  DU LLB 2022 Cut off Marks

Top Law Entrance Exams in India - FAQs

Q: Is CLAT necessary for LLB admission?

A: Candidates seeking LLB admission in some of the top National Law Universities (NLUs) in India need to mandatorily appear for CLAT. However, apart from CLAT candidates can also appear for some other state- and university/college-level law entrance exams such as:
  • MH CET Law
  • BHU UET 
  • DU LLB Entrance Exam
  • AMU Entrance Exam

Q: Which entrance exam is best for LLB admissions?

A: CLAT, AILET, LSAT-India and DU LLB Entrance Exam are some of the top law entrance tests for LLB admissions.

Q: Is CLAT required for three-year LLB admissions?

A: No, through CLAT exam, admissions are offered to candidates in integrated law courses such as BA LLB and BBA LLB and postgraduate law programmes such as LLM. Admission to three-year LLB courses are not offered through CLAT. 

Q: What should I study for a law entrance exam?

A: To crack prestigious law entrance exams such as CLAT and AILET for UG-level course admissions, you should focus on studying the following subjects:
  • English Language
  • Current Affairs including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques (Mathematics)

Q: How do I crack the law entrance exam?

A: Some of the essential tips to be kept in mind for cracking the law entrance exams include:
  • Keep yourself updated with the latest happenings around the country and the world
  • Focus on improving your English comprehension skills
  • Focus on improving your analytical skills
  • Solve as many previous year CLAT and AILET question papers as possible
  • Attempt as many mock tests as possible

Q: Is CLAT easy?

A: The difficulty level of CLAT question paper is usually easy to moderate. However, considering the stiff competition for the exam, CLAT is a hard nut to crack. Also Read: CLAT exam analysis

Q: When will CLAT 2022 be conducted?

A: The CLAT 2022 exam is now scheduled to be held on June 19 by Consortium of NLUs. 

Q: What other law entrance exams should I give apart from CLAT and AILET?

A: Apart from CLAT and AILET, you can consider giving the following law entrance exams:
  • LSAT India
  • MHCET Law
  • DU LLB Entrance Exam
  • AMU Entrance Exam

Q: Which are the top entrance exams for LLM admissions?

A: Some of the top law entrance exams for LLM admissions include:
  • CLAT
  • LSAT India

Q: Which are some of the good state-level law entrance exams?

A: Some of the good state-level law entrance exams in India include:
  • MH CET Law (Maharashtra)
  • TS LAWCET (Telangana)
  • AP LAWCET (Andhra Pradesh)
  • TS PGLCET (Telangana)
  • AP PGLCET (Andhra Pradesh)

Q: Apart from NLUs, which are some of the good universities for LLB admissions?

A: Apart from NLUs, some of the good universities for LLB admissions include:
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