List of Top Law Entrance Exams 2023-2024 - Check Application (Open), Dates, 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 2023-2024 in India like CLAT, AILET, LSAT India, DU LLB, MHCET Law, TS LAWCET and more.

Top Law Entrance Exams in India - Law education is a meticulous choice of aspirants who want to explore fields other than Engineering and Medicine. In India, law education is gaining popularity as the other options have limited admission opportunities and high competition. Law education has renowned law colleges including National Law Universities, as well as 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. The Law colleges in India offer admission to only those candidates who hold a score in a law entrance exam. Law aspirants can find here list of top law entrance exams in India that are accepted by law colleges in India. 

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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 Dates 2023 -2024

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


To be announced for CLAT 2024


LSAT India

11-Jan-2023 for January session (Over)

26-May-2023 for June session (Open)

22-Jan-2023 to 24-Jan-2023 for January session

08-Jun-2023 to 11-Jun-2023 for June session


To be announced for 2024


DU LLB Entrance Exam


05-Jun-2023 to 12-Jun-2023

UPES Law School Admission Test


Now from 31-May-2023 to 02-Jun-2023

Banaras Hindu University BA LLB Entrance Test

11-Apr-2023 (through CUET 2023)

21-May-2023 to 06-Jun-2023

CUET for Law


21-May-2023 to 06-Jun-2023


16-Apr-2023 for five-year LLB course

20-Apr-2023 for three-year LLB course

20-Apr-2023 for 5-yr LLB course

02-May-2023 and 03-May-2023 for 3-yr LLB course



21-May-2023 to 06-Jun-2023 (any day)

Allahabad University LAT

20-May-2023 02-Jun-2023





16-April-2023 (Open)



AMU Law Entrance Exam

29-Mar-2023 for AMU Entrance Exam

11-Apr-2023 for CUET courses

30-Apr-2023, 14-May-2023 (BA LLB)

21-May-2023 to 06-Jun-2023 for CUET courses

PU UG Law 

10-Apr-2023 30-Apr-2023

PU LLB Entrance Exam

24-May-2023 with late fee  04-Jun-2023


22-May-2023 with late fee 24-Jun-2023


28-May-2023 04-Jun-2023


22-Apr-2023 without late fee 20-May-2023


29-Apr-2023 without late fee 25-May-2023


22-Apr-2023 without late fee 20-May-2023


29-Apr-2023 without late fee 25-May-2023


14-May-2023 20-May-2023


To be announced  To be announced 


31-May-2023  03-Jun-2023 to 04-Jun-2023

Also Read: Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET) 2023 for Law Courses Admissions

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 2023

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 Exam 

The consortium of NLUs conducts the law entrance exam for admission to 5-year integrated LLB course, and one-year LLM course offered by the 24 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 2024 application will open soon. 

  • 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 2023

CLAT Eligibility Criteria CLAT Question Papers - Past Years CLAT Exam Centres
CLAT Preparation Tips and Strategy CLAT Syllabus CLAT 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 could apply for AILET 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

AILET Important Dates AILET Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme AILET Syllabus
AILET Preparation Tips and Strategy AILET 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 

SLAT Important Dates SLAT Application Form SLAT Exam Pattern
SLAT Syllabus SLAT 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 application process is provided at the official website - 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 exam
LSAT India Important Dates LSAT India Syllabus LSAT India Exam Pattern 
LSAT India Test Prep and Mock Papers LSAT India 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, the exam is held in computer-based test mode for a duration of two hours. Know key features of MHCET Law 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 exam

MHCET Law Syllabus MHCET Law Exam Centres MHCET Law Colleges
MHCET Law Admit Card MHCET Law Results MHCET Law 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 Exam Pattern  DU LLB Syllabus DU LLB Preparation Tips 
DU LLB Question Papers DU LLB Exam Analysis  DU LLB 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 2023 be conducted?

A: The CLAT 2-23 exam is now scheduled to be held on December 18 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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