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National Law School (NLSIU) Bangalore MA Admissions 2018

Updated On - June 14th 2017
NLSIU MPP Admission 2017

NLSIU is a premier Law University in the country. It was the first ever National Law University to be established in India. The school consistently ranks as the most prestigious law school in India. It has an intake of around 80 students in its undergraduate law programme, 40 in Masters of Law and 40 in its, recently introduced, Masters of Public Policy.

NLSIU invites applications for the Masters of Public Policy Programme for the Academic year 2018-19. The programme is a two year multidisciplinary post-graduate programme with a special thrust on law as an interface between development and public policy.

The admissions will start with the issue of Application which should be submitted by April 18, 2018 (tentative). The admission will be through an Entrance Test, qualifying which, you will have to face the interview. The final selection list will be announced on May 26, 2018 (tentative).

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    01st May, 2018


    10th May, 2018

Important Dates

Master of Public Policy [MPP]
Last date to receive filled in Application Forms 18th Apr, 2018
Entrance Examination (Policy Aptitude Test) 01st May, 2018
Announcement of shortlisted candidates for personal interviews on the website 10th May, 2018
Personal Interviews in Bangalore NLSIU campus 20th - 21st May, 2018
Announcement of selection list 26th May, 2018
Last date to pay the fee 15th Jun, 2018
Commencement of the Course 01st Jul, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Master of Public Policy [MPP]

You should have a graduation degree from any discipline (10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+5

How to apply?

Master of Public Policy [MPP]

You should preferably apply through the online mode, as is also encouraged by the University. To apply online, go to the University website.

To apply for offline mode,

Step 1: Download the Application form from the University website. Print the form and fill in the necessary details like the choice of centre.

Step 2: Affix two passport size photos in the required areas.

Step 3: Submit a two page Curriculum Vitae (CV) in any of the desired formats. However, do not repeat the information provided in the application, such as educational qualifications and employment history. CV should be used as an opportunity to spell out some achievements that may not be captured in the application format.

Step 4: Send the Demand Draft of Rs.1000 (in favour of Registrar, National Law School of India University payable at Bangalore) along with the application form.

Step 5: Send the duly filled application form and list of annexures as listed above to:

Admission Coordinator,

Master of Public Policy, National Law School of India University,

Nagarbhavi, Bangalore 560 072.

Note: Mark the packet containing the application with ‘MPP Application’.

Selection Process

Master of Public Policy [MPP]

You will be selected on merit based on a two-step process consisting of a Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) followed by a Personal Interview.

Policy Aptitude Test (PAT)

It shall have two parts. First part will be multiple choice section with negative marking. Second part will be descriptive analytical writing about a policy issue. Only those who obtain minimum of 40% of marks in the first part will be evaluated for the second part.

First part of Policy Aptitude Test will have five components: General Knowledge, Numerical Problem Solving, Policy Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English Language. Each component will have 20 questions. Each question carries 1 mark, and negative marking will be -0.25. All components have equal weight.

Second part of Policy Aptitude Test will be for 50 marks and it concerns descriptive writing about an issue that will be provided. The second part will examine candidate's policy analysis ability as well as English comprehension. Both parts together, Policy Aptitude Test carries 150 marks. Total duration of Policy Aptitude Test will be two hours.

Centres for the Exam: Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

The Personal Interview is based on the PAT score at NLSIU, Bengaluru. Personal interviews have weight of 25% (or 50 marks). 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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