NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE NOTIFICATION
NLU Bangalore will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission to Academic year 2020-21. Any student who seeks admission to NLSIU must apply directly to the University and complete the NLAT UG 2020 Entrance examination.
All applications must be submitted online at https://admissions.nls.ac.in/ by 10the of September 2020
What are Imprtant Dates for NLAT 2020?
|03 Sept, 2020
|10 Sept, 2020
|09-11 Sept, 2020
|12 Sept, 2020
||National Law Aptitude Test, 2020
|12 Sept, 2020
||Release of Provisional Answer Key and inviting Objections
|14 Sept, 2020
||Notification of Final Answer Key
|15 Sept, 2020
||Notification of Results and Provisional Admission List by Email
|18 Sept, 2020
||Commencement of Academic Term 2020-21
ABOUT FIVE YEAR B.A., LL.B. (HONS.) PROGRAMME AT NLU BANGLORE
- The programme is taught in three trimesters each academic year. In each trimester, a student completes 4 courses and completes an intense programme of 60 courses before they graduate.
- The programme is strongly inter-disciplinary and students will develop an understanding of law as well as the humanities and social sciences;
- The pedagogy is Socratic where students engage actively with learning materials in the classroom and are challenged on a continuous basis;
- After students complete foundation courses in the first two years of the programme, they are permitted to choose courses from the third year of the programme. These courses are often taught by professionals and academics from around the world;
- All students write a mandatory paper in almost every course in the programme and present these materials to ensure that they develop research, writing and oral presentation skills;
- All students will complete mandatory internships through the five year programme and develop the field awareness and professional skills necessary for their future careers.
REVISED ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION 2020-21
- The Admissions Notification outlined below exclusively governs all admissions to the B.A.,LL.B (Hons) Programme of NLSIU for the year 2020-21. Any student who seeks admission to NLSIU must apply directly to the University and complete the NLAT UG 2020 Entrance examination.
- The University will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission to Academic Year 2020-21.
Intake in B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme
- The total intake of students shall be 120 (One Hundred and Twenty). The Reservation Notification 2021 has been published separately on the website.
Reservation in B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme
- The total intake capacity shall be 120 (One Hundred and Twenty) with the following breakup:
||No. of seats (out of 120)
|Scheduled Caste (15%)
|Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
- Six(6) seats comprising 5% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
- Upto 25% of total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of Thirty (30) students, shall be admitted under the horizontal institutional preference for “Karnataka Students”.
Eligibility of Candidates for B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme
- All candidates must have secured an unconditional pass and the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent examination) as specified below:
- Aggregate percentage of 45% or its equivalent grade in case of General Category and PWD students.
- Aggregate percentage of 40% or its equivalent grade in case of SC/ST.
- There is no upper age limit to apply.
Application for B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme
- The Online Application portal will open on 3rd September, 2020 and will close at Midnight on 10th September, 2020.
- All applications must be submitted online at https://admissions.nls.ac.in/ .
- Applicants must register themselves using their personal mobile number. On registration, an OTP will be sent to the given mobile number for validation. Once your mobile number is validated, you may login using your mobile number and password provided at the time of registration.
- Please fill the form carefully. All names should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature.
Required Documents for Application
- Candidates will be required to upload the following documents along with the application:
- Candidate’s recent passport size photograph,
- Scanned copy of an original Government issued photo-ID. Eg. Driver’s license, Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Ration Card, Passport, etc.
- Scanned copy of original marks statement and pass certificate of standard 10, or matriculation, or equivalent examination,
- Scanned copy of original marks statement and pass certificate of 10+2 or equivalent examination,
- Scanned copy of original caste certificate/ tribe certificate/disability certificate wherever applicable,
- Scanned copy of documentary proof, including Letter from the Head of Institution and School certificates/Report cards to prove schooling in Karnataka for ten years, wherever applicable.
All scanned documents must be clear and complete. In case scanned and uploaded documents are unclear, incomplete, or illegible, the application may be rejected. All documents will be subjected to physical verification at the time of admission. Any discrepancy in documents submitted will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.
NOTE: If candidates are unable to produce one or more of the documents listed at Serial Nos. 4, 5 and 6, they must ensure that the same are provided to NLSIU authorities at the time of admission, failing which the candidate’s provisional offer of admission will be cancelled.
Can we edit the NLAT application form after submission?
- No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form.
Application Fee for B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme
- After submission you will be required to pay an Application Fee of Rs. 150 (General and PWD Category) and Rs. 125 (for SC / ST Candidates).
- The last date for submission of applications and making payments is 10th September, 2020. Candidates are advised not to wait till the deadline for submission of applications but to submit them well in time. There will be no offline application or submission of documents.
National Law Aptitude Test 2020
- Candidates will be selected on the basis of the aggregate marks secured in an online home-based Entrance Examination known as the National Law Aptitude Test, 2020 (NLAT).
- The National Law Aptitude Test shall be an online entrance examination to be held on 12th September, 2020.
Syllabus and Guide for National Law Aptitude Test 2020
- The NLAT 2020 UG will test candidates on 5 (five) subjects (and the published format of the CLAT 2020 UG) comprising, English Language, Current Affairs Including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
- The NLAT 2020 UG will comprise 4 (four) General Comprehension (“GC”) passages.
- Each GC passage will be accompanied by 10 (ten) questions that candidates will have to answer based on the information provided in the corresponding GC passage and in the questions. NLAT 2020 UG will have a total of 40 (forty) questions.
- Each GC passage will be of a similar length (i.e., ~500 words) and order of difficulty as in the Mock CLAT 2020 UG papers.
- The 10 (ten) questions that accompany each GC passage will have 2 (two) questions each from the 5 (five) subjects.
Question Paper Format of National Law Aptitude Test 2020
- The NLAT 2020 UG shall be conducted in English.
- The Maximum Marks for the NLAT is 80 marks.
- All questions shall be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
- The total duration of the examination is 45 minutes.
- Marking Scheme:
- 2 marks per correct answer
- -0.25 marks per unanswered question
- -0.50 marks per wrong answer
- This is not an open book examination; candidates may not seek assistance from any other person to answer the questions in the examination.
- Candidates will only have 1 (one) attempt at each question. They will not be able to revisit a question once they have moved on to another question.
- Candidates may not take the assistance of any resources, whether electronic, print, or in any other form.
Merit List for B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme
- Following the examination and validation of the Final Answer Key, a General merit list of all candidates will be prepared solely on basis of their marks in the NLAT 2020 UG.
- Tie-break Rule: In case of equal marks, a break of tie shall be made by the following procedure and order:
- Higher number of correct answers to Legal Reasoning Questions
- Higher number of correct answers in the overall examination
- Computerised draw of lots
- All candidates will be informed of their Merit rank, aggregate marks and the aggregate mark of the last admitted candidate in their category over email/SMS.
- No consolidated Merit List or Admission list shall be published by the University.
Annual fee for B.A., LL.B (Hons) Programme
- Total Annual fee (including refundable deposits) for incoming students
- General Category and PWD - Rs. 2,62,000.00 p.a.
- SC / ST Category - Rs. 2,58,875.00 p.a.
- NLSIU reserves the right to unilaterally alter, modify, or cancel any component or stage of the selection process without prior notice.
- NLSIU shall not be liable for any failure of communication, delivery of emails, internet, computer device, etc., during any stage of the selection process.
- The decision of NLSIU on any student’s eligibility, candidature, shortlisting, and selection shall be final and not subject to any appeals or challenges by or on behalf of any student(s).
- By submitting an application for admission, a student undertakes to abide by all conditions of the application process, and further undertakes to furnish accurate, correct, and complete information and documents.
- Any subsequent discovery of malpractice, dishonesty etc. will render the student ineligible to get admission at NLSIU. No incomplete application will be considered. Any admission granted to such a student is subject to be cancelled at any point of time at the discretion of the University.
- NLSIU reserves the right to not grant admission to a selected candidate if any reason justifying such a decision comes to its notice at any stage of the admission process.