Bachelor Of Laws [L.L.B.] - Course Overview

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  • January 14, 2019
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The favorite course of Bachelor of Legislative Law (L.L.B.) is available at multiple colleges in India which is basically divided into two parts. The first part comprises of 3-year course which demands minimum eligibility, whereas the other is considered as an integrated course of 5-years for the students who are undergraduate.

The L.L.B. Course is distributed into six semesters in almost all the universities offering law academics for which student has to attempt the entrance exams like CLAT, LAWCET, etc.

There is no barrier to the age or minimum age requirement for the course of L.L.B. Thus, LLB Eligibility only demands the minimum aggregate marks to take the admission followed by the entrance exam.

The course has its prestige as it offers multiple LLB career options; no matter you pursue the course from private or public institutes/universities. It is believed that majority of lawyers like to become an advocate or practice law in their professions after the completion of the course.

The course was started by the BCI (Bar Council of India) in 1987. The very first university established by the authority was “National Law School of India University” in Bengaluru. The total count of National Law Universities in India has become 16 followed by other 100 law schools conducting LLB Entrance for the admission.

Details of LLB Course

As we mentioned above that the course duration is 3 years, it is divided into 6 semesters. If the student successfully completes the 4 semesters, he/she is eligible for LLB (General) whereas the LLB Degree can only be granted after completion of all 6 semesters. The course structure in the universities of India is as follow:

  • Tutorial Work
  • Seminars
  • Practical Training Programs
  • Moot Courts.

The LLB course fee differentiates in different law schools and is estimated as 1, 69,900 INR as per National Law School, Bengaluru. The course fee also includes refundable deposits, hostel fee and annual tuition fee around 80,000 INR.

Eligibility Criteria of LLB

The student aspiring for the LLB Degree/Course must have the following minimum eligibility:

  • Graduation in any discipline course.
  • For the general category, there is a requirement of minimum marks in graduation whereas the marks requirement for other categories is flexible.
  • The minimum marks requirement varies from institute to institute.
  • No age barriers for seeking this course.

Admission Process of LLB

The LLB Admission depends upon the marks obtained by the student in qualifying degree for which the institute may also demand you to go through an entrance test.

Students pursuing the last year of their graduation may appear in the entrance test for admission in LLB course in 2019.

Entrance Tests for LLB Course

The admission to the LLB Course is made after you appear the entrance test be it on the national or institute basis. The entrance tests for the LLB Course are mentioned here:

  • CLAT:The exam- Common Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law Universities for the admission of LLB Course.
  • LSAT:The Law School Admission Test is in high demand by many India Universities as it is a globalized entrance test.
  • AILET:National Law University, Delhi conducts the exam- All India Law Entrance Test.
  • LAWCET:The colleges and universities of Andhra Pradesh conduct the Law Common Entrance Test for the admission of the students in LLB Programs.


  1. Can I pursue the LLB Course after my 12th?

Ans. Yes, one can pursue the LLB Course right after their 12th in any stream.

  1. What is the duration of LLB Course?

Ans. 3 for graduated ones and 5 years (for undergraduates).

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