NLSAT 2023 Exam: Dates (Out), Registration (Started), Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

National Law School Admission Test 2023 ( NLSAT )

Anjum Khan

Anjum KhanAssistant Manager

Updated on Apr 6, 2023 19:30 IST

NLSAT 2023: NLSIU Bangalore has extended the online applications for NLSAT 2023 till April 10, 2023. Ealier, the last date of application was April 6, 2023, but it has been extended due to several requests recived from aspirants, as informed by the exam authority in its latest notification. The admission notification for NLSAT 2023 was released on January 16, 2023 for three-year LLB course offered at NLSIU Bangalore. The official website of NLSAT 2023 is NLSIU Bangalore will conduct National Law School Admission Test (NLSAT) 2023 will be held on April 30, 2023. The total seat intake for three-year LLB at NLSIU Bangalore is 120, which will be filled on the basis of entrance exam - Part A and B, and the eligibility criteria for the course. Candidates can check here all about NLSAT 2023 including eligibility criteria, admission process, exam pattern, syllabus and other details on this page. 

What is NLSAT? 

The National Law School of India (NLSIU) Bangalore has introduced a three-year LLB course from the year 2022 onwards. In order to shortlist candidates, the university is conducting the National School Law Admission Test, also known as NLSAT. The entrance exam is being conducted at the national level that candidates from all over the country can take at their nearest allotted test centres. The mode of examination is offline i.e. pen-paper based test mode. The question paper pattern of NLSAT is divided into two parts i.e. Part A comprises 75 marks for objective-type questions, and Part B comprises 65 marks for subjective-type questions. The final selection process is based on the entrance test scores out of 140 marks, and personal interview scores out of 10 marks. The total seats to be filled through NLSAT exam are 60 as per the reservation criteria followed by NLSIU Bangalore. 

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NLSAT 2023 Dates

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

DatesPast Exam Dates

30 Apr '23

NLSAT 2023 exam date

17 Jan '23 -

10 Apr '23

NLSAT 2023 Application process

16 Jan '23

NLSAT 2023 Admission Notice

NLSAT 2023 Highlights 

Since, the exam has been introduced in 2022 only, here are the key features that candidates can refer in order to get an insight about the exam:



Ongoing event

Application process extended till April 10, 2023

Name of the exam 

National Law School Admission Test 

Popularly known as 


Conducting body

National Law School of India University (NLSIU Bangalore)

Course offered

Three-year LLB course only

Test medium 

English only

Exam fee

INR 2,000 for General category, and INR 1,500 for SC, ST, EWS, PwD categories

Exam mode

Offline exam (Pen-and-paper exam, subject to COVID conditions)

Exam duration

2 hours 30 minutes

NLSAT 2023 exam date

April 30, 2023

Number of applications


Number of test-takers


Total seats 

60 seats of three-year LLB course

Accepting colleges

NLSIU Bangalore

Exam helpdesk number 


Official website

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NLSAT 2023 Admission Process 

The admission-cum-selection process at NLSIU Bangalore through NLSAT 2023 for three-year LLB course is as under: 

Step 1: Online Application - In order to apply for three-year LLB course admission at NLSIU Bangalore, candidates need to apply for NLSAT 2023 at the official website - 

They need to register, fill up the application form, and pay the requisite fee for successful application. 

Step 2: Download Admit Card - The exam authority issues admit cards to the applicants of NLSAT 2023, so that they can appear for the exam on the scheduled date and time. The candidates can download the admit card that mentions the exam schedule, as well as an allotted exam centre where they can take the exam. 

Step 3: National Level Entrance Exam - Candidates have to appear for NLSAT 2023 with their admit card. The exam is pen-paper based, and carries 140 marks for Part A MCQs based test, and Part B Subjective questions based test. The exam timings are from 2 pm onwards, for a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. 

Step 4: Answer Key - The exam authority publishes the answer key for NLSAT 2023, which candidates can download from the official website. Moreover, candidates have to verify their responses, and raise objections if any discrepancies are found on it. To file objections on NLSAT 2023 answer key, candidates can login on the website using their application number and password. Candidates need to pay INR 1,000 for each objection raised against NLSAT 2023 answer key. The exam authority will verify their objections, and release a revised answer key in case the objections are found to be correct. 

Step 5: Declaration of Entrance Test Results - NLSIU Bangalore will declare the results of NLSAT 2023 within two-three weeks of conducting the examination. The results will mention the qualifying status of candidates, their marks obtained in each paper, and rank secured as per their category. 

Step 6: Personal Interview Rounds - The candidates qualifying NLSAT 2023 written examination, will be called for Interview rounds at the law school for the final selection round. The weightage assigned for the Interview round is 10 marks. 

Step 7: Publication of Admission List - NLSIU Bangalore will publish the admission list for NLSAT 2023, which will be prepared on the basis of written examination and personal interview scores. The candidates securing higher marks out of 150 will be ranked higher in the admission list. The schedule of admission rounds will be shared by the exam authority in the first week of June 2023. Those who successfully secure an LLB seat at NLSIU will start classes from July 1, 2023 onwards. 

NLSAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

In order to take the exam, candidates must know the details of the written entrance exam. Therefore, NLSAT 2023 exam pattern details including, type of questions, weightage and subjects is as mentioned below: 

NLSAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Part A

The key details of Part A are as under:

  • Type of questions - Objective - MCQs based questions
  • Medium - English only
  • Marks per question - 1 marks 
  • Negative marking - 0.25 marks for each wrong attempt 


Questions per section

Marks per section

English Comprehension

25 questions 

25 marks 

Current Affairs

25 questions 

25 marks 

Critical Reasoning (including logical reasoning and legal aptitude)

25 questions 

25 marks 


75 questions 

75 marks 

NLSAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Part B 

The key details of Part B of NLSAT 2023 are as under: 

  • Type of questions - Subjective - short questions and an essay based question 
  • Medium - English only
  • Marks per question - 5 marks for short answer question, 15 marks for essay based question
  • Negative marking - No negative marking 


Questions per section

Marks per section

Legal Aptitude and Reasoning 

10 questions 

50 marks 

Analytical Ability

1 essay based question 

15 marks 


11 questions 

65 marks 

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NLSAT 2023 Contact Information

Contact number - 7406711092

Email address - 

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