National Law School (NLSIU) Bangalore BA.LLB and LL.M Admissions 2020: Application form, Dates, Fees

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National Law School of India University based in Bangalore, was the first ever national law school established in India. It is one of the most prestigious university in the country and also sponsored by Bar Council of India. 

NLSIU offers Undergraduate integrated and Post graduate program in the field of Law i.e. BA.LLB (Hons.) and LLM (masters of law) on its campus for the duration of 5 years and 1 year respectively. The university follows Trimester (3) system for its programs.

Admissions in the UG program is based on the national level entrance exam conducted for law admissions which is CLAT (Common Law Entrance Test) 2020. While the admissions in the PG program is based on the merit list and scores of the qualifying exam.

Foreign national admission seekers or NRI’s are directly admitted to the university based on their scores of the qualifying examinations. They are exempted from entrance test and can directly apply at University following the criteria.

Candidates applying for CLAT will be charged an application fees of INR 4000/- for general category and INR 3500/- for SC/ST candidates which is to be paid online through the payment gateway on the website of CLAT.

University admissions will tends to be open in the month of June just after the exam of CLAT which is held in the month of May every year.

Read about NLSIU Courses & Fee

How to apply?

  • Visit the site of CLAT before or on the date of issuance of application form.
  • Register yourself on their website.
  • Fill the form with your academic details, personal and any other detail required.
  • Upload your photograph and signature in the format mentioned their (both will be uploaded in JPG format with size not more than 100kb).
  • Then upload following documents:-
    • Birth Certificate
    • Caste certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
    • Certificate of impairment (if any) 
    • Residential Proof
  • Pay the application fees through the payment gateway or by issuing ICICI bank challan.
  • Submit the form. Now you can appear for the exam.

Documents to be enclosed 

  • 10+2 mark sheets 
  • Diploma certificate/mark sheet
  • Graduation degree & mark sheet (for PG program)
  • Address Proofs
  • Birth Certificate
  • Recent passport sized photographs
  • CLAT admit card
  • CLAT rank card
  • Caste Certificate 

Check NLSIU Admission 2020

Eligibility Criteria


  • Minimum 45% total marks (40% for SC/ST) scored in 10+2.
  • No upper age limit
  • Result awaited candidates can also apply for CLAT.

BA.LLB (Hons.) (5 years)

  • Not completed 20 years of age as on July 1st of the applying year.
  • In case of SC/ST/PwD, maximum age limit is 22 years.
  • CLAT qualified.
  • 10+2 or equivalent from any recognised board and institute of the country.


Selection Process

Admissions in the university’s UG programs is based on the rank list prepared by the conducting body of CLAT on the website of CLAT according to the preferences of the students.

In case of Tie breaking for UG/PG programs, 

  • Higher marks in component/section on legal aptitude in the CLAT exam.
  • Higher age
  • Computerised draw of lots

Admissions in the PG program is also based on the rank list prepared by the CLAT examination followed by personal interview.

University have an intake of 80 seats in the UG program and 50 seats in PG program, reserved under various categories according to the policies framed by the National Government.


About CLAT

CLAT examination will be an objective based questions examination which is conducted for the duration of 2 hours and carries 200 marks in total. The syllabus of the exam is to the level extent of 10+2. 150 question for PG program.

The examination is divided into 5 categories having unequal weightage i.e.

  • English (40 marks)
  • GK and Current Affairs (50 marks)
  • Elementary Mathematics (20 marks)
  • Legal Aptitude (50 marks)
  • Logical Reasoning (40 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



1 Comment
Mahboob Idrisi

May i get admission in nlsiu without give clat

25 Oct, 2018 19:01
Akansha Expert

Hi Mahboob, 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.

26 Oct, 2018 12:21

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