NLSIU Admission Update 2020

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Being established in 1986, National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has emerged as leader in the field of legal education in India. This college manifests a legacy of more than 30 years and has been anchoring the transformation of Indian legal system through research and policy interventions. NLSIU, Bangalore has been ranked No. 1 law college for three consecutive years (2018, 2019, 2020) in the survey of National Institutional Ranking Framework, NIRF.

NLSIU Admission Events Important Dates
Application Form release date September 3, 2020
Last date to submit the form September 10, 2020
Mock Test September 9 – September 11, 2020
NLAT Exam 2020 September 12, 2020
Release of Provisional Answer key September 12, 2020
Final Answer key September 14, 2020
Result & provisional Admission List September 15, 2020
Commencement of Academic Term 2020-21 September 18, 2020

BA LLB (Hons.) Admission Notification 2020-21:

As there are lots of confusion being raised among the students regarding the admission for BA LLB (Hons.), NLSIU has uploaded a notice to clarify the queries on its official website- “The university will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission to academic year 2020-21”.

The decision was taken in the view of repetitive postponement of CLAT 2020 exam due to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19. Students seeking admission to NLSIU must apply directly to the university and complete the NLAT UG 2020 Entrance Exam. The total intake for BA LLB (Hons.) is 120.

As per the official notice- “If NLSIU is unable to complete admissions before the end of September 2020, it will inevitably result in a Zero Year with no admission”.

NLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum aggregate of 45% in HSC/ PUC/ 10+2 from a recognized board of state or center.
  • Reserved candidates like SC/ ST are given a relaxation of 5% in their minimum aggregate.
  • No upper age limit to apply.

LLM Admission Notification 2020-21:

The admission to one-year LLM program offered by NLSIU will also be conducted through NLAT PG 2020 Entrance Exam. The LLM specializations and their intake capacity are listed below-

LLM Specializations Intake Eligibility Criteria
Business Laws 30 Minimum aggregate of 50% or equivalent grade in LLB from a recognized university*
Human Rights Laws 20

*However, the reserved categories are provided with 5% relaxation in the required eligibility for LLM program. There is no upper age limit to apply.

Press Release:

Due to extremely short availability of time,it was resolved to-

  • Conduct a Home-Based online Entrance Exam to ensure that candidates do not need to travel physically to different exam centers.
  • Examine on only those subjects proposed to be tested in the CLAT 2020.
  • Cap the application fees at nominal rate: INR 150 for General & INR 125 for SC/ ST.

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