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Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.]

  • STREAM

    LAW

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    General

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

L.L.B. or Bachelor of Legislative Law is an undergraduate law course offered by various Indian universities. There are two options to pursue LLB course. One is the 3-year course for which the minimum eligibility criterion is graduation and the other is integrated course of 5-year duration for undergraduate students.The course is divided into six semesters in most of the law universities and admission to the same is based on entrance exams like CLAT, LAWCET to name a few.

LLB course is considered to be one of the most prestigious courses and a various career options for the same are available in both private and public sectors. Although, most of the lawyers prefer to become advocate and practice law as profession.

Law education in India was started in 1987. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education in India. The first law university in India was established in Bangalore named as “National Law School of India University”. Currently there are 16 National Law Universities in India. Apart from these, there are about 100 other law schools in India.

Duration3 to 5 year
TypeGraduation
LevelDegree
EligibilityGraduation in any discipline
Admission ProcessBased on entrance exam

LLB Course Details

L.L.B. course is generally divided into six semesters. During the 3 year course, students get the LLB (General) after successful completion of 4 semesters. On the other hand, LLB degree is given to candidates only after completing 6 semesters.The basic course structure in most of the Indian Universities comprises:

  • Seminars
  • Tutorial Work
  • Moot Courts
  • Practical Training Programs

LLB course fee varies from institute to institute and also depends upon the grants provided by UGC (University Grants Commission) to different colleges. The course fee for National Law School, Bangalore is around INR1,69,900 per annum inclusive of refundable deposits and hostel fee while the annual tuition fee is around INR 80,000.  

LLB Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for L.L.B. course is listed below:

  • Successful completion of graduation in any discipline.
  • Minimum 45% marks in graduation are required for general category and 40% for reserved categories.
  • There is also a criterion for minimum marks required in graduation which may vary from institute to institute.
  • There is no age limit for taking admission in this course.

LLB Admission Process

LLB Admission is done either on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in qualifying degree or through a relevant entrance test. Students who are in final year of their graduation can also apply for entrance tests conducted for LLB admissions.

There are various entrance tests conducted for LLB admission in India. On the other hand, candidates also get direct admission into the same. 

LLB Entrance Tests 

Admission to LLB course is generally done on the basis of entrance exams conducted either on a national level or institute-wise. A list of entrance exams for admission to the course has been mentioned below:

  • CLATCommon Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law Universities for admissions to LLB courses.
  • LSAT- Law School Admission Test is a globalized entrance test and many Indian universities consider its score for LLB admission.
  • AILETAll India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University, Delhi
  • LAWCET- Law Common Entrance Test is conducted by colleges and universities in Andhra Pradesh for admission to LLB programs

LLB Top Institutes

Following is the list of some top colleges offering LLB course in India-

LLB FAQs

Ques 1. Am I eligible to pursue LLB after 12th Commerce?

Ans: Yes, one can pursue LLB course after having completed undergraduation in the Commerce stream. 

Ques 2. What is the duration of LLB course?

Ans: There are two options to pursue LLB course. One is the 3-year course for which the minimum eligibility criterion is graduation and the other is integrated course of 5-year duration for undergraduate students.

Ques 3. Can one pursue LLB after 12th Science?

Ans: Yes, one can pursue LLB course even after studying Science at the senior secondary level. 

Ques 4.  I want to know more about the career after LLB.  

Ans: After completing LLB course, one can opt for following job profiles:

  • Legal Advisor
  • Advocate
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Teacher or Lecturer
  • Legal Manager
  • Legal Services Chief