NLSIU launched a new interdisciplinary 3-year LLB (Hons) Programme in 2022 which reimagines legal education for the 21st century. The 3-year LLB (Hons) is a full-time residential programme that will admit 60 students in the Academic Year 2022-23. Admission will be on the basis of all-India National entrance test to be held on April 24, 2022. The inaugural batch will begin classes on July 1, 2022. Please note, 75% attendance is mandated for each course offered under the programme.
Admission to the LL.B (Hons) programme will be through a national-level entrance examination process. Classes for the first cohort of the programme will commence on July 1, 2022.
IMPORTANT EVENTS AND DATES
- Start Date for Online Registration - 07th January 2022
- Last Date for submitting application - 26th March 2022 - 11:59 PM
- Date of Examination - 24th April 2022 - 02:00 PM
- Interview Date - May 2022
- Final admissions list will be publish date - First week of June 2022
- Classes commencement - July 1, 2022
Mode of Examination - Offline Paper Based
* Subject to COVID conditions
- Any person holding a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized national or international University is eligible to apply to the programme.
- Applicants in the general category should have graduated with an aggregate of not less than 45% of total marks.
- Applicants in the SC/ST category should have graduated with an aggregate of not less than 40% of total marks.
- Students in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final offer of admission will be contingent upon successful completion of their Bachelor’s degree with the minimum aggregate marks specified above.
60 candidates will be admitted to the programme in the Academic Year 2022-23. Admission to the programme will be through a three-stage national-level examination process. The first two stages will comprise an all-India written admissions test, the National Law School Admissions Test (NLSAT). The third stage will be an interview.
The written test shall be for 140 marks, of which 75 marks shall be for objective type MCQs, and 65 marks shall be for subjective questions. The interview shall be for 10 marks.
All candidates seeking admission to the programme shall appear for the NLSAT. The NLSAT will have a single question paper comprising two parts – Parts A and B. All candidates shall be required to attempt both parts of the question paper. The examination shall be for a duration of 150 minutes.
Part A: Part A will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions, and shall be for a maximum of 75 marks. 0.25 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. Part A will constitute the first stage of the admissions process. A merit list of candidates will be prepared based on their performance in Part A of the NLSAT. Only those candidates who qualify in Part A of the test shall have their Part B responses evaluated. Candidates shall be selected in a ratio of 1:5 for evaluation of Part B of NLSAT. That is, five candidates per seat will qualify for Part B of the examination. Marks secured in Part A shall not be carried over to the rest of the admissions process.
Part B: Part B shall consist of subjective questions which shall be for a maximum of 65 marks. A fresh merit list shall be prepared based on performance in Part B of the NLSAT. Candidates will be selected in a ratio of 1:2.5 per seat for the interview.
Candidates will be invited for an interview based on the rank secured by them in Part B of the NLSAT. The interview, which shall be the third and final stage of the admissions process, will be for a maximum of ten (10) marks. In the interview, applicants will be assessed on basic articulation skills, original thinking, reasoning ability, and passion for the law and public service. The panel for the interview shall consist of academics and eminent jurists.
The final rank list shall be prepared by consolidating marks secured in Part B of the NLSAT, and the interview. Offers of admission shall be made accordingly.
Note: The applicable reservations policy shall be applied at each stage of the admissions process.
Part A: Applicants will be tested on the following in the objective test:
- English comprehension (25 marks)
- Current Affairs (25 marks)
- Critical Reasoning (including logical reasoning and legal aptitude) (25 marks)
Part B: The syllabus for the subjective test is as follows:
Legal Aptitude/Reasoning (50 marks): Legal aptitude will consist of problem-based questions to which short answers will be sought. Prior knowledge of law is not expected. This section will have 10 questions of 5 marks each.
Current Affairs (15 marks): Current affairs shall consist of one essay of no more than 500 words. Students shall be required to answer one of three options. Applicants will be tested on their knowledge of the issue, the ability to make cogent written arguments and write a well-structured essay. Knowledge of the law is not expected.
INTAKE AND RESERVATION
- The total number of seats shall be 60 (sixty). Seats shall be reserved as follows:
- Scheduled Castes – 15%, Scheduled Tribes – 7.5%, OBCs – 27%, EWS – 10%, 5% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PWD); 30% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for women, and 25% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally (compartmentalised) for Karnataka Students.
APPLICATION FEES: Application fees shall be Rs. 2000 (Two thousand only). Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Economically Weaker Sections, and Persons with Disabilities shall be required to pay Rs. 1500 (One Thousand, Five hundred only).
SAMPLE QUESTIONS: https://www.nls.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NLSAT-Sample-Questions-150122.pdf
REGISTRATION LINK: https://admissions.nls.ac.in/llb/index_controller_NLS/register
LOGIN LINK: https://admissions.nls.ac.in/llb/index_controller_NLS/login
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Before filling the application form read the Instructions below carefully
- Candidates should go through the Admission Notification carefully to understand the eligibility requirements and the admission process before submitting the application.
- E-mail ID and mobile number, which are mandatory for submission of the application, must be valid and kept active throughout the admission process.
- Before clicking the “Submit” button in the application form, candidates should satisfy themselves that the details entered by them are true and correct in all respects.
- Candidates will not be able to make any changes once the application form is submitted.
- The items superscripted with “*” , are mandatory and cannot be left blank.
- If any information submitted in the application form is found to be false/incorrect during verification or at a future date, the application / candidature will be rejected/ admission may stand cancelled.
- Incomplete and incorrect applications shall be rejected
- Candidates are required to keep their login credentials safely for future use.
- There are fields where the candidate will be required to upload documents
- Once the application fee is paid, it shall not be refunded.
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