ILICAT 2023 Exam: Dates, Fees, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Indian Law Institute All India Common Admission Test 2023 ( ILICAT )


Registration: 14 Mar '23 - 21 Apr '23

Anjum Khan

Anjum KhanAssistant Manager

Updated on Mar 14, 2023 19:53 IST

ILICAT 2023: The Indian Law Institute has published the exam notification for ILI Common Admission Test 2023 on March 14. The online application form of ILICAT 2023 is now available in online mode at till April 21, 2023. ILICAT 2023 will be conducted on May 7, 2023 for admission to Master of Laws and PhD course. The candidates who have obtained or are in the final year of law degree (3-years or 5-years LLB course) can apply and appear for ILICAT 2023. The candidaes who qualify the entrance exam, and Viva-voce + Presentation are shortlisted for final admission process. Check here all about ILICAT 2023 entrance exam including, dates, application process, selection criteria and results. 

What is ILICAT?

The Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT) is a law entrance exam conducted by The Indian Law Institute (ILI) for admissions to one-year LLM course. The exam is held in pen-paper based test mode and the question paper carries objective as well as subjective type questions. Candidates qualifying the examination have to appear for viva-voce and the final selection will be based on scores in both entrance exam and viva-voce.

Latest Update:

March 14: ILICAT 2023 Application begins for LLM, PhD Course, Exam on May 7; Check details here

ILICAT 2023 Highlights 



Exam Name

Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test

Conducting body

The Indian Law Institute, Delhi

Course offered

LLM - 1 year 

Exam Frequency

Once in a year

Exam Mode

Offline mode

Type of questions

Objective questions and subjective questions

Total questios

144 questions

Total marks

180 marks

Exam Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Official Website

ILICAT 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of ILICAT 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

14 Mar '23 -

21 Apr '23

ILICAT 2023 online application process


Apr '23 - May '23

ILICAT 2023 admit card


7 May '23

ILICAT 2023 exam day (2:30 pm to 5:00 pm)

Jun '23

Declaration of ILICAT 2023 results


ILICAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

The candidates seeking admissions to one-year LLM course at ILI need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as under:

  • They should have obtained an LLB Degree with minimum 50% marks from any University/Institution that is recognised by the Bar Council of India or Law course from a foreign country with minimum 50% aggregate marks or equivalent grade as per the Association of Indian University (AIU) Guidelines.
  • The candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped category need to secure at least 45% marks as per the relaxation is given for these reserved categories.
  • Those belonging to the Kashmiri Migrant category should have secured at least 40% marks in the qualifying degree examination. 

ILICAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2023

The question paper of ILICAT 2023 for LLM will be divided into 3 parts - Part 1 and 2 will carry objective-type questions, and Part 3 will carry subjective-type questions. Morever, the sectional-weightage for ILICAT 2023 will be as under: 

LLM Pattern for ILICAT 2023

Questions per section


Objective Type Paper

140 questions

140 marks

Descriptive exam

4 questions

40 marks


14 questions

180 marks

Also, for PhD course through ILICAT 2023, the exam pattern will be as under: 

PhD Pattern for ILICAT 2023

Questions per paper


ILI CAT 2023 Written entrance exam on Legal Research Methodology 

5 questions to be attempted out of 8

50 marks

Part II - Descriptive (150 words) five questions to be attempted from following subjects - 

(i)Jurisprudence, (ii) Constitutional Law, (iii) IPC (iv) Commercial Laws (Contracts, Partnership & Sale Of Goods)

50 marks



100 marks

Here are some commonly asked questions for ILICAT exam: 

FAQs for ILICAT 2023

Q. What is the mode of ILICAT examination?

A. The exam is generally held in an offline mode i.e. a pen-paper based test mode. 

Q. What are the type of questions asked in ILICAT exam?

A. The question paper of ILICAT carries both objective and subjective type of questions.

Q. What are the subjects of ILICAT exam?

A. The main subjects on which ILICAT question paper is based on are -  English Langauge, General Knowledge, and Legal Aptitude. Apart from this, the question paper for Legal Aptitude will be based on the core law topics including, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, IPC, Public International Law, Commercial Law (Contract and Specific Relief Act, Partnership and Sale of Goods Act), Law of Torts, Law of Limitation and Environmental Law. 

Q. Where can I apply for ILICAT ?

A. The application form of ILICAT is provided on the official website -, under the admissions tab. Candidates cannot send offline applications to the exam authority.

Q. What is the marking scheme of ILICAT?

A. Since, the question paper of ILICAT comprises objective-type and subjective-type of questions, the marking scheme is as under: Objective type questions - 1 mark for each question, and 0.25 marks deducted in case of wrong attempts.  Subjective-type questions - 10 marks for each question, and no negative marking. 

ILICAT 2023 Contact Information

Query Type Contact Information Email Contact Person
Help Desk 011-2307329508860022416 Intercom: 115 Mr. Bhoopendra Singh
(Computer System Administrator)
Technical Related 08888860310 MasterSoft ERP Solution Pvt. Ltd
Admin Related 011-2338219008588834525Intercom: 101 Mr. A.K. Verma
(Assistant Registrar)

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