Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree Entrance Exams: Success Building Blocks

21 Feb 2024

Let us Discuss the Syllabus of the LLB (3 Years) Entrance Exam

The prestigious Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree provides graduates with a thorough understanding of legal theories and procedures. A three-year LLB program can lead to a wealth of legal opportunities. However, one must successfully clear the LLB (3 Years) Entrance Exam to be admitted to such a program. The syllabus of this entrance exam will be explored in this blog and light will be shed on critical aspects related to LLB and the subsequent Masters of Laws (LLM) program.

The pursuit of a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree hinges on clearing the LLB (3 Years) Entrance Exam, a crucial step toward accessing prestigious programs like the one offered at Manav Rachna University. Known for its curriculum tailored to align seamlessly with this exam, Manav Rachna’s LLB course stands out for its holistic approach. Beyond imparting a deep understanding of legal fundamentals, the program prioritizes practical learning through internships and mock courtroom sessions. Graduates emerge not just with legal acumen but also with honed research abilities and a strong ethical foundation, positioning them for thriving careers in the legal sphere.

Let’s discuss the syllabus of the Bachelor of Law LLB (3 Year) Entrance Exam-

  • Current Affairs and G.K.- The Current Affairs and G.K. section aims to evaluate the candidate’s awareness of various subjects, including history, geography, politics, legal and constitutional developments, and current events of national and international importance. Areas of emphasis:
  • Politics: Indian politics, the Constitution of India, governance, political ideologies, international relations, and significant political events and figures.
  • Legal and Constitutional Developments: Key legal landmarks, critical constitutional amendments, landmark judgments, and recent legal and constitutional developments in India.
  • English Language and Comprehension- English grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing capabilities are the potentialities examined in the English Language and Comprehension area.
  • Reading Comprehension: Capability to comprehend and analyze paragraphs, recognize the central theme, understand crucial ideas, decode information, and draw conclusions from the given text.
  • Writing Skills: Essay writing, letter writing, precise writing, and grammar usage in writing.
  • Legal Aptitude- The part on Legal Aptitude examines the applicant’s legal reasoning, problem-solving, and analytical skills. The aim is to assess the understanding of legal principles, concepts, and their application.
  • Legal Reasoning: Understanding and applying legal principles to facts, identifying legal issues, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Legal Knowledge: Basic legal concepts, important legal terminologies, principles of law, and landmark cases.
  • Constitutional Law: Fundamental rights, directive principles, division of powers, structural provisions, and foundational structure principle.
  • Criminal Law: Indian Penal Code (IPC), criminal accountability, crucial components of crimes, penalizing, and fortifications.
  • Civil Law: Law of contracts, the law of torts, property law, family law, and the law of partnerships.
  • International Law: Principles of international law, treaties, international organizations, and human rights law.

Logical Reasoning is a crucial part of the LLB 3-year Entrance Exam. The candidate’s ability to analyze, interpret, and draw logical conclusions from information is dealt with in this section. Additionally, they evaluate a candidate’s numerical and quantitative reasoning skills.

  • Analytical Reasoning: This section tests a candidate’s ability to analyze a complex situation or relationship and draw logical conclusions. It may include topics like:
  • Syllogism: Evaluating the logical relationship between statements and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Analogies: Identifying relationships between pairs of words or concepts and applying those relationships to solve problems.
  • Logical Connectives: Understanding logical connectives like AND, OR, NOT, IF-THEN, etc., and applying them to solve problems.
  • Logical Deduction: Evaluating a set of premises and drawing logical inferences based on them.
  • Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions/Arguments: Identifying implicit assumptions, conclusions, or arguments in each statement.
  • Statement and Inference: Drawing logical inferences from a given statement.
  • Logical Venn Diagrams: Using Venn diagrams to understand and apply concepts of overlapping sets, relationships, and categorical statements.
  • Blood Relations: Analyzing familial relationships and solving problems related to family trees.
  • Coding-Decoding: Decoding patterns and applying rules to solve coded messages or sequences.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning: This Section helps to evaluate a candidate’s numerical and quantitative reasoning skills.
  • Number Systems: Understanding properties of numbers, operations, and number series.
  • Fractions and Decimals: Simplification, comparison, and basic arithmetic operations involving fractions and decimals.
  • Percentages: Calculating percentages, finding percentage change, and applying percentage-based problems.
  • Ratio and Proportion: Solving problems related to ratios, proportions, and variations.
  • Profit and Loss: Understanding concepts of cost price, selling price, profit, loss, and calculating percentage profit or loss.
  • Simple and Compound Interest: Solving problems related to interest calculations and applications.
  • Time, Speed, and Distance: Calculating average speed and relative speed and solving problems related to time and distance.
  • Data Interpretation: Analyzing and interpreting data presented in the form of tables, charts, graphs, etc., and answering questions based on them.

After completing the LLB (3-year) program, individuals have exposure to various opportunities and career paths to pursue in the legal field.

Choosing a career depends on personal interests, aptitude, aspirations, and specializations within the law. Pursuing higher education, such as an LLM, can enhance career prospects and open up specialized opportunities in the law field. The program offers diverse career opportunities, and individuals can explore different avenues based on their interests, skills, and career aspirations. Through internships with continuous professional development, networking, and gaining practical experience,  career prospects can be further enhanced in the legal field.

  • Legal Professional: Several LLB students opt to become practicing lawyers. They can join law firms, work as advocates, or become legal consultants, providing legal advice and representation to clients.
  • Judiciary: Some LLB graduates aspire to become judges. They can pursue a career in the court by appearing for judicial service examinations and qualifying for positions in the judicial system.
  • Public Prosecutor: LLB graduates can work as public prosecutors, representing the government in criminal cases.
  • Corporate Counsel: Many organizations employ LLB graduates as in-house counsel. Corporate counsel provides legal advice and guidance to companies, having compliance with regulations and laws, handling legal matters related to the organization’s operations.
  • Legal Researcher/Writer: LLB graduates with solid research and writing skills can work as legal researchers or writers. Contribution is made by them to academic institutions, think tanks, or law firms by working on legal publications, writing legal publications, and as legal researchers.
  • Legal Consultants/Advisors: LLB graduates can easily work as legal advisors or go for Government Services: LLB graduates can pursue opportunities in various government departments, ministries, or public sector undertakings.
  • Academia and Teaching: LLB graduates with a passion for teaching can choose to pursue careers in academia. They can become law professors, lecturers, or legal researchers in universities and law schools, sharing their knowledge and contributing to legal education after completing LLM and qualifying UGC NET Examination.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Some LLB graduates specialize in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration. They can work as mediators, arbitrators, or conciliators, helping parties resolve legal disputes outside formal court proceedings.
  • Social Advocacy: LLB graduates who are passionate about social justice can work in non-profit organizations, human rights commissions, or advocacy groups. They can contribute to social advocacy, policy reform, and work towards improving society.

LLM Programme

After achieving the LLB degree (3 years), learners can further opt for their legal education by pursuing a Master of Law (LLM) program. LLM programs are divided into two courses: one-year and two-year. The duration and format may differ depending on the institute or university offering the LLM degree. Here is a brief description of each program option:

One-Year LLM Program:

Some universities offer LLM programs that can be completed in one year of full-time study. These are for students who already hold a law degree. LLM’s one-year program has a well-structured curriculum that focuses on specific areas of law. The program is well suited for students wanting to gain knowledge in a particular legal area and specialize quickly. 

Two-Year LLM Program:

Other universities offer LLM programs that span over two years of Part-time study. It is ideal for students who have completed their studies in law with a bachelor’s degree and yearning to obtain an extensive and in-depth understanding of the law. A two-year LLM program often provides a more comprehensive range of voluntary courses and research possibilities. They allow students to explore various areas of law, conduct independent research, and often involve the completion of a thesis or major research project.

Common specializations in LLM include:

Constitutional Law

Corporate Law

Criminal Law

Intellectual Property

International Trade Laws

Cyber Law

Banking Law

Corporate Law

Commercial Arbitration

Let’s explore the possibilities of how we can do LLB after graduation.

To pursue an LLB degree after completing graduation, you can follow the steps outlined below:

Research and Choose a Law School: Identify law schools or universities offering LLB programs. Reputable, accredited, institutions having a strong faculty and legal education curriculum. Consider location, specialization options, infrastructure, and placement opportunities.

Review Eligibility Criteria: Eligibility criteria set by the law schools, in which the aspirants are interested should be checked. Generally, most law schools require a bachelor’s degree in from a recognized university in any discipline/stream with a minimum specified percentage or CGPA. Some institutions may also consider entrance exam scores for admission.

Prepare for Law Entrance Exams (if required): Some Law Schools conduct their Entrance Exams, and some accept scores from National-Level Law Entrance Exams.  Standard Law Entrance Exams in India are  LSAT (Law School Admission Test), AILET (All India Law Entrance Test), CLAT (Common Law Admission Test), and State-level entrance exams.

Prepare for the entrance exams by focusing on G.K., legal aptitude, English, Mathematics, and  Reasoning.

Application and Admission Process: After you’ve chosen your law schools and verified that you meet the requirements, the following step is to finish the application procedure. This entails completing an application form, providing the required documentation (such as identity documentation and pictures), paying the application fee, and fulfilling any other conditions specified by the law school.

Clear the Entrance Exam and/or Selection Process: If your Law School organizes an Entrance Exam, then focus on the preparation of the Exam, and aim to give your best. Some law schools may also have other activities like Test, Interviews, and Group Discussions to hone and polish the skills of their students.

Finish your LLB Course: You’ll register for the three-year LLB course in which you will be dealing with a range of legal topics, including corporate law, criminal law, civil law, and more, along with being part of lectures, seminars, participating in moot court competitions and gaining benefit from apprenticeships to get hands-on-experience.

Gain the LLB Degree: Upon finishing the B.A. LLB program students would be awarded the LLB degree. Ensure you fulfill all academic requirements, including passing the necessary examinations and meeting any internship or project requirements per the Law School’s Directives.

Bar-Exam Preparations: After earning your LLB degree, you may be required to pass a Bar Exam in the jurisdiction if you intend to practice law. 

Optional: Pursue Higher Education (LLM): After obtaining the LLB degree, you may also pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) course for specialization in a particular domain of law. LLM programs generally last for one year and provide an opportunity to go into the depth of a specific legal field.



AUTHOR: Ms. Yamini Atreya, Assistant Professor, School of Law, MRU

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