NLSIU is one of India’s most prestigious law universities offering students undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses on legal education. Students can apply for UG & PG courses such as B.A., LL.B., LLM and MA. NLSIU also offers advance research-level courses like Ph.D., M.Phil. and LL.D.

  • Admissions for UG and PG courses have been already announced by the university.
  • Students have to give the CLAT exam (Common Law Admission Test) in order to apply for the desired course.
  • Selection will be completely based on the marks obtained in the CLAT exam. CLAT is a law entrance test for students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in India.

Apart from CLAT, NLSIU also conducts a separate entrance test, namely, Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) for MA in Public Policy & Research Entrance Test for M.Phil & Ph.D program.


Important Dates

Online Application Dec 17, 2020 – Apr 11, 2021
Policy Aptitude Test Apr 27, 2021
Entrance Exam Results Published May 10, 2021
Essay Writing and Personal Interviews using zoom May 27, 2021 – May 29, 2021
Proposal presentation and personal interviews ( Only for Integrated Ph.D. candidates) Jun 2, 2021 – Jun 3, 2021
Announcement of List of Admitted Candidates Jun 8, 2021
Last date to make payment of the fee Jun 23, 2021
Commencement of Academic year Jun 28, 2021
CLAT 2021 Registration Jan 1, 2021 – Mar 31, 2021
CLAT 2021 Exam Jun 13, 2021
B.A.L.L.B/LL.M Admission Starts Jun 22, 2021

NLSIU BA. LLB. Admission 2021

National Law School of India University (NLSIU) offers five years of integrated undergraduate course B.A-LL. B (Hons). First, candidates have to appear for the CLAT exam. The university will select students based on marks obtained in the CLAT exam. The university has already announced the admissions for its UG courses. Students can go online to the CLAT website and fill up the online form for the test.

Course Name Eligibility Selection Process
B.A., LL.B (Hons) Passed Higher Secondary School Exam (10+2) or an equivalent exam in the first attempt, with not less than 50% (45% in the case of SC / ST candidates and persons with disability) in aggregate. Not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission. (For SC/ ST candidates the age limit is 22). Candidates will be selected on a merit basis, based on the marks obtained in the CLAT exam.

Application process

  • Candidates will first have to log in to the CLAT website and fill up the online form.
  • Candidates will also have to upload self-attested copies of all the required documents.
  • Students have to pay the admission fee online using net banking, debit card or credit cards.

Application Fee

  • For General/ OBC/ SAP and other category candidates: INR 4000
  • For SC/ ST candidates: INR 4000
  • Candidates can also get the previous year’s question papers for practice. But they have to pay a fee of INR 400 for it.
  • NLSIU MPP & LL.M Admission 2021

    NLSIU also offers postgraduate courses such as Master’s in Public Policy and LLM. Interested students can apply for the entrance exams for their desired course.

    Course Name Eligibility
    Mater’s in Public Policy Candidates with a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university are eligible to apply.
    LL.M LL.B or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks for General/ OBC/ SAP candidates and 50% for SC/ ST categories.

    Admission Process for MA

    • Students have to appear for an entrance test called PAT (Policy Aptitude Test). 
    • Candidates will be selected based on the PAT exam and Personal Interview.

    PAT Pattern: The Policy Aptitude test has two parts. The first part is a multi-choice section with negative marking. In the first part, every question carries 1 mark and negative marking will be of 0.25 marks. Candidates securing 40% marks in the first part will be considered for the second part.

    The second part will be descriptive-analytical writing about any policy issue. This part is of 50 marks. The total marks for PAT are 150. PAT will have a total duration of 2 hours.

    Admission Process for LL.M

    •  Students have to give the CLAT exam to qualify for admission to the course.
    • Students will be selected on the basis of a merit list based on their performance in the entrance exam.
    • The whole admission process is according to the CLAT rules and guidelines. Students should check the official CLAT website for more details.

    Reservation Criteria

    The LL.M. Programme has a maximum intake of 50:

    • LL.M. Business Laws: 35
    • LL.M. Human Rights Laws: 15
    Category Business Laws Human Rights Laws
    General 28 12
    SC 05 02
    ST 02 01

    NLSIU M.Phil & Ph.D. Admission 2021

    NLSIU offers M. Phil & Ph.D. programs in different specializations. In order to avail admission in both the courses, students have to qualify the entrance test conducted by the University followed by an interview.

    Course Name Eligibility
    M.Phil (Law) Candidates should have passed an LL.M. Degree (regular) from a recognized university with at least B+ grade or 55% marks or its equivalent.
    Ph.D. (Law)

    Candidate with a Master’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized University are eligible to apply.

    A candidate who have passed the Company Secretaryship examination conducted by the ICS in India along with degree awarded by Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS) is eligible to apply.

    Candidates that have passed the Chartered Accountants examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants along with bachelor’s degree in law with 55% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply.

    Note: Candidates can apply for either the Ph.D. Degree (Law) or the Ph.D. Degree (inter-disciplinary).

    Application Process

    1. Candidates are required to submit the application along with the research proposal of about 10 to 12 pages.
    2. Candidates can download the application form from the university website.
    3. Candidates will have to pay an application fee of INR 3000.
    4. After the submission of the application, candidates are required to appear for the Admission test. The test will consist of the following:
      • Objective type questions on Research Aptitude: 50 marks.
      • Contemporary development in the field of law and society: 50 marks.
      • Specific questions in Law/ MBL/ MPP/ other disciplines: 50 marks.
    5. Candidates that are successful in the written test will be required to make an oral presentation in front of a panel of experts.

    Duration: The registered candidates will be required to carry out research for a minimum of one year from the date of registration and submit the thesis within a maximum period of 3 years.

    NLSIU LL.D Admission 2021

    For candidates, who want to pursue advanced studies/ research in the field of Law can apply for the LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) course offered by NLSIU.


    • Ph.D. in Law from a recognized university with a minimum of 10 years of Teaching and exceptional academic achievement in the field of Law.
    • Ph.D. (regular) in any discipline from any recognized university in India or abroad with relevant experience/expertise in the field.

    Application Process

    • Candidates have to download the online application form from the university website.
    • Application form should be submitted along with a research proposal of 10 to 12 pages.
    • Candidates also have to pay an application fee.
    • After the submission of the application form, candidates will have to appear for an Admission Test.
    • Candidates who secure 50% or more in the test will qualify for an oral presentation in front of a panel of experts.
    • The detailed application process along with the breakdown of every step can be found on the official university website.

    Duration: Candidates will be required to carry out research for at least three years from the date of registration. The thesis must be submitted within a maximum period of five years.

    NLSIU, Bangalore Fees & Eligibility

    BALLB {Hons.} ₹2.14 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) 10+2 with 45% + CLAT
    L.L.M ₹1.38 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) L.L.B. with 50% + CLAT
    L.L.D ₹85,000 (1st Year Fees) Post Graduation
    Ph.D ₹85,000 (1st Year Fees) Post Graduation
    MPP ₹2.2 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) L.L.B. with 50% + CLAT
    M.Phil ₹2.2 Lakhs (Total Fees) Post Graduation
    PG Diploma ₹21,700 (Total Fees) Graduation
    LLB, LLM,
    Ph.D Public Policy, Ph.D. Law, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary,
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