If you prepare for LLB entrance exams test section-wise, you can appear in most of the exams without further preparation.This blog post helps you in making an Unified approach in Law Entrance Exam preparation.
Yes, there are total 900 BCI recognized law college/universities (209 Govt. & 691 Private) in India. You can find this list here. How do you get a seat in the best law schools? For this, you can find the name of 20 best Indian law college names, along with their number of seats & their entrance exams name in my previous blog post titled: Entrance Exam Names for 20 Best Law Colleges in India
Unified approach in Law Entrance Exam preparation:
While preparing for these LL B entrance exams, I would advise you to study test section-wise (i.e. English, GK, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude & Numerical Ability) - which would help you appear in more than one entrance exams with ease, with the same exam preparation. Why?
For last few days I have analysed the exam pattern of the law entrance exams for the best law colleges in India. It is with this exam analysis I want to show you that once if you prepare test section-wise for any one law entrance exam, you can appear in any other law exams without much preparation as the test-sections are identical which you can see from the following five most prestigious law exams in India:
CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Exam Pattern:
CLAT is conducted for admissions to fourteen very prestigious National Law Universities of India. It has five test sections. You can find the test section-wise question/mark distribution in the table at right The 200 question paper has to be answered in 2 hours. You can find following two exhaustive articles of mine on CLAT:
1.0 CLAT 2015 Notification, Eligibility & Forms
2.0 CLAT 2015 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Papers & Books.
There is no negative marking in CLAT 2012. So attempt all questions.
Click here for Official CLAT website.
IPU CET Exam Pattern:
SET (Law) Exam Pattern:
AILET Exam Pattern:
DU LLB Entrance Test Pattern:
BHU UET LLB Entrance Exam Pattern:
SLCU Entrance Test Pattern:
BVP NLC Entrance Test Pattern:
ILSAT Test Pattern:
AMU LLB Admission Test Pattern:
1. General English
2. Current Affairs/GK (with emphasis on legal issues)
3. Reasoning and Aptitude
Duration of AMU LLB Admission Test is 2 hr.
There are four Multiple Choice Question test sections in LSAT:
Logical Reasoning-I: 24 to 26 questions
Logical Reasoning-II: 24 to 26 questions
Analytical Reasoning: 22 to 24 questions.
Reading Comprehension: 26 to 28 question.
Thus with all four test sections combined, there are about 96 to 104 questions, which has to be answered in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
In addition to above four test sections, LSAT contains a fifth no-mark test section called "Writing Sample", in which you have to write an essay in 30 minutes. A copy of this essay is sent to law school to which you want to seek admission and is used as a tie-breaker between two applicants, if their marks are same.
After going through the exam pattern/format analysis of above twelve law entrance tests, you would naturally would like to have some sample or previous years exam papers of these exams. But before going for the papers, you should go through the exam analysis of these exams to have an overall idea about what type of questions are asked and their difficulty level in each of the test sections of these law entrance tests.
Career Launcher provides you the exam analysis of following four law exams - as the test sections are almost identical for all the exams, if you go through their analysis, you can at once know what sort of questions are asked in the individual test sections:
Click here to download CET – IP University 2011 Analysis
Click here to download NLU Orissa 2011 Analysis
Click here to download SET(Law) 2011 Analysis
Click here to download NLU Delhi 2011 –Analysis
Law Entrance Exam Sample/Previous Years Papers:
I am giving below links to download some sample/previous years exam papers of law entrance tests. These papers should be used to find what are the standard of questions asked. Your actual preparation for law entrance tests should be based on books, given in the next section of this article.
Click here to download Fully Solved Papers of CLAT 2009, CLAT 2008, NLSU 1988-2007, NALSAR 1998-1007, NUJS 2000-2007 etc.
You can find some CLAT exam papers in this page.
Prep Books for Law Entrance Exam:
There are no dearth of prep/guide book for Law Entrance Exams in the market - the question is not of availability but of choosing the right book. I am therefore shortlisting few books, based on the recommendation/feedback from users who found these books useful in their preparation for LLB Entrance exams. These books can be found in most of the good books stores. But however, if you do not find them, you can order them online from Flipkart.com by clicking the links below. Flipkart offers huge discounts (up to 20%) apart from free home delivery. In addition, it also offers Cash-On-Delivery (i.e. pay only after it is delivered at your doorstep):
Prep Books for Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning:
Most of the examinees, since they are novice to the topics of law, are stumped in the test section of legal aptitude & reasoning. Therefore, following books held in high esteem by readers are recommended. You can buy any one of them.
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning for the CLAT and L.L.B. Entrance Examinations (English); Publisher: Pearson
Cover Price: Rs. 475; Offer Price: Rs. 447 Discount: Rs. 28 (5%)
Above book contains 1000 new advanced-level MCQs. It contains 2012 and 2011 solved papers of CLAT, SET and PU (CET and OCET) and also 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 papers of AILET and NLU Delhi.
Guide Books covering all the topics:
Following books cover all the topics (Legal Awareness, GK, English, Mathematical Ability & Logical ability) of law entrance exams:
The Ultimate Guide to the LLB Entrance Examination 2014 by M A Rashid, Nisa Fasil; Publisher: LexisNexis
Cover Price: Rs. 545; Offer Price: Rs. 480; Discount: Rs. 65 (11%)
Books for solved model/sample/previous years law entrance exams:
Following books can be used to find what is your area of strength and weakness, so that you can improve upon the same:
CLAT & AILET Chapter - Wise Solved Papers 2008 - 2013 : 4 Model Papers & 1 Online Mock Test by Gautam Puri; Publisher: G. K. Publication
Cover Price: Rs. 320; Offer Price: Rs. 256; Discount: Rs. 64 (20%)
Law Entrance Exam Prep Websites:
That's all for now - hope with above analysis of law entrance exam patterns and also sample papers/prep books for the same I have been able to make your life easier in preparing for LLB entrance exams. I am going to find if any more prep materials are available for the LL B exams and post the same here. So please keep visiting. Best wishes!