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Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.] - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    LAW

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    General

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

Updated On - November 13th 2018

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope, and Salary

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 LLB course duration is 3-year for which the minimum eligibility criterion is graduation and the other is the 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.

For LLB Eligibility, there is no minimum age requirement for admission to LLB course. You just have to secure minimum aggregate marks to secure admission to LLB course. LLB Admission commences in the month of January and the entrance exam is conducted around the month of May. 

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

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 syllabus is formulated in a manner that the students are given an opportunity to opt for their preferred specialization later during the course. 

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 INR 1,69,900 per annum inclusive of refundable deposits and hostel fee while the annual tuition fee is around INR 80,000. 

What after LLB? Check LLB Career Options and Jobs

LLB Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for LLB course is listed below:

  • Successful completion of graduation in any discipline.
  • Minimum aggregate marks in graduation are required for general category and the marks are relaxable 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 the final year of their graduation can also apply for entrance tests conducted for LLB Admission 2019.

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 under graduate in the Commerce stream. 

Ques 2. What is the LLB course duration?

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 the 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 career options and job:

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

How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.]

Bachelor of Legislative Law or LLB is a 5-year duration course. The admission to this course can be attained through entrance exams conducted at national or state level. Most renowned entrance exams conducted are CLAT and AILET. Both the exams are conducted in the month of May followed by a round of group discussion and personal interview. LLB being the most sough-after course, there are various aspirants that aspire to pursue law as their career. LLB syllabus is divided into semesters covering every aspect of law in course duration of 5 years. 

There is a plethora of LLB career options and job available after the completion of course. We have briefly elucidated the details of LLB entrance exams below:

CLAT

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is conducted by NLUs (Except NLU Delhi). For the year 2019, the test will be conducted by NLU Odisha, Cuttack on May 12, 2019, in computer-based mode. The students aspiring to study law from 19 NLUs and other private law schools can apply for CLAT in January 2019.

Imperative Details

Name of the ExamCLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Mode)
Exam NotificationDecember 20, 2018
Application FormJanuary 1- March 31, 2019
Admit CardApril 26, 2019
Exam DatesMay 13, 2019

AILET

AILET is an entrance exam conducted by NLU Delhi. The entrance exam will be conducted on May 5, 2019, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Aspirants can get the detailed schedule in the month of January. AILET Registration will start from January 3 and conclude on April 7, 2019.

Imperative Details

Name of the ExamAILET
ModeOffline
Exam NotificationJanuary 3, 2019
Application FormJanuary 3- April 7, 2019
Admit CardApril 14, 2019
Exam DatesMay 5, 2019

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