National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Entrance Test
The National Law School of India University, Bangalore was established under the National Law School of India Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). NLSIU started its journey in 1987 under the stewardship of its Founder Director, Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon. The first batch of students joined on July 1, 1988 in the integrated five year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Course. NLSIU started its courses in the premises of the Central College, Bangalore University and then NLSIU moved to its own premises at the present address in 1992. The University offers a five-year Integrated B.A.,LL.B.(Hons.) It is the best Law school in India today and has been topping the India Today Ranking of law colleges in India for the last couple of years. It is the topmost Law College in Karnataka, India. Infact, this Bangalore Law School has been producing Rhodes and Inlaks Scholars on a regular basis. A number of students have gone abroad for further studies and currently NLS Bangalore has a tie up with Warwick University (U.K). Indian Today (ORG-MARG Survey Poll) has been ranking NLS Bangalore as the Top Law College in India for the past couple of years. The NLSIU Prospectus is being made available here - just click on NLSIU (its in a pdf format and you will need an acrobat reader to view it), its also available on the NLSIU website.
From 2008, NLSIU along with 6 other top law schools will be conducting a common law admission test.
The Admission formalities are usually completed by end of June and classes begin by 1st July each year.
Undergraduate Degree Programme : 5-year integrated B.A., LLB (Hons.) Degree Programme
Eligibility : The student should have completed 10+2 secondary school examination or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks. All Students taking qualifying examination in March/April of the year of the ENTRANCE TEST are also eligible to apply.
The student should be below 20 years of age as on July 01 of the year in which he is seeking admission(22 years in case of SC/ST candidates).
Intake and Reservation: The intake is 80 with reservation of 15% for SC and 7 ½% for ST candidates. Financial assistance /fee waiver / Scholarship is available in deserving cases. Admissions are based purely on merit.
NRI Students : The Admission of Foreign nationals however, shall be made based on satisfying the prescribed Academic Qualification and on a review of the academic and co-curricular accomplishments as assessed by the Admission Committee, preference being given to candidates from developing countries. They are exempted from taking the admission test and the rule concerning the age limit. The candidate must have studied English language as one of the compulsory subjects in 10+2 or equivalent Higher Secondary School Examination. The Admission Committee may conduct an English language competence test. Only on the basis of requisite English language standard, the candidate will be provisionally admitted. Please get in touch with NLSIU for details
Entrance Test Syllabus : The Test Paper is of 2 hours duration carrying 200 marks and will contain questions on (a) General Knowledge (b) General English (c) Legal Aptitude (d) Reasoning and (e) Mathematics.
Old test papers :
Students can get past years' test papers by writing to the Registrar of the college at the postal address given below or by emailing the college.
Officers of the University:
Prof. A Jayagovind ( Director)
Prof. Vijaykumar (Registrar)
National Law School of India University
P.O. Bag 7201,
Bangalore - 560 072
Phone: (+ 91) 080 – 2316 0532; 2316 0533; 2316 0535; 2321 3160 ; 2321 1303; 2321 1065
Fax: (+ 91) 080 - 2321 7858