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National Law School (NLSIU) Bangalore BA.LLB and LL.M Admissions 2019

Updated On - October 17th 2018
NLSIU BA LLB and LLM Admissions 2018

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 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 is also sponsored by the Bar Council of 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 undergraduate BA LLB (Hons.) Programme which is a five-year course and the postgraduate LLM Programme which is a one-year course. Both the courses are based on the trimester system.

The admission to the courses will take place through the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) 2019 which will be held on May 13, 2019(tentative) for which online registration should be done by January 1, 2019 (tentative). The admission will based on merit.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    01st Jan, 2019 - 13th May, 2019

Important Dates

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.} , Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Business Law) & Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Human Rights)
Submission of online Application 01st Jan - 31st Mar , 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 13th May, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

You should have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, at minimum of 50% marks in aggregate for general category and 45% marks in the case of SC / ST category and persons with disability.

Foreign Nationals: You will be admitted directly on the basis of your performance in the qualifying examination, overall academic record and command over English language. You should have studied English language as one of the compulsory subjects in 10+2 or equivalent Higher Secondary School Examination. Preference will be given to the candidates from SAARC countries and other developing countries.

Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Business Law) & Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Human Rights)

NLSIU offers the following specializations in the LLM Programme:

  • Business Laws
  • Human Rights Law


You should have secured a LL.B. degree or its equivalent from a recognized University, having obtained not less than 55% marks in the aggregate for general category and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category.

Note: If you are in the final year of your LL.B. course, then also you can apply.

How to apply?

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.} , Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Business Law) & Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Human Rights)

Applications for CLAT can be obtained from the Convenor CLAT Committee by sending a Demand Draft (as per the fee details mentioned below) drawn on the State Bank of India or any other nationalised bank and made payable to CLAT Committee. You can also downloaded it from the website and submit it with the application fee.

Application Fee:

For General category/OBC/Specially abled Candidates: Rs. 4000

For SC/ST candidates: Rs.3500

Send the filled-in application for the CLAT to the Convenor, CLAT Committee on or before the last date specified.

Selection Process

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.} , Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Business Law) & Master of Laws [L.L.M.] (Human Rights)

  • You will be selected on merit-cum-preference, based on the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) conducted for post-graduate courses at an all-India level. That is, CLAT score and order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form 
  • The Test will be consisting of objective type questions and will be of 2 hours duration
  • The test will carry a maximum of 150 markswith 150 questions
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

Reservation Criteria

CategoryBusiness Laws Total (35 seats)Human Rights Law Total (15 seats)
General Category2711
Scheduled Caste 0502
Scheduled Tribe0201
Persons with Disability0101

*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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