All about LLB : how much time LLB takes to complete and how to apply for LLB

About Bachelor of Law (LLB)


The 3-year Bachelor of Law is a postgraduate program  offered by various law institutes and universities in the country. The program targets various fields of law including labour law, criminal law, contractual law, family law, legal writing and many others.

In order to apply for this program, candidates have to complete their graduation. The 3-year LLB program is mandatory for those who want to practice law and also for the candidates who want to pursue LL.M or Masters of Law programs.

The course offers a broad understanding of constitutional law and it different sections to enable law aspirants in understanding the various case studies in the legal history of India. Classroom learning and internships are a part of the program to impart elaborate education.

Three-year LLB Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to pursue the LLB course should fulfil certain requirements in order to be eligible. Below are the eligibility criteria for  three-year LLB courses as mentioned by BCI:

  • Candidates need to be graduates i.e. they should have passed a bachelor degree of three-years or four-years duration in any subject/ discipline in order to pursue an LLB course.
  • Apart from this, some colleges also fix a minimum percentage requirement that candidates need to fulfil in order to secure admission in the three-year LLB course offered by them.
  • The (minimum) percentage requirement for General category candidates ranges from 45% to 55% and that for SC/ST category candidates it ranges between 35% to 45%.

LLB Admission Process:

  • In order to secure admission in the 3-year LLB program, it is essential to complete graduation without any back and an overall aggregate of 45% marks.
  • All admissions to the 3-year LLB program are done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by NLUs or the respective private universities.
  • A merit list is prepared on the basis of the scores in entrance exams and applicants are selected accordingly.
  • Some of the private universities also offer direct admission to the LLB program to candidates who have completed graduation.


Top LLB Entrance Exams

Although some colleges offer admission to candidates on the basis of merit.

The majority of the popular law colleges/ universities in India offer admission to aspirants on the basis of either national-level law entrance exams or on the basis of an entrance exam conducted by them.

Some popular law entrance exams that candidates can consider giving in order to secure admission in LLB course are listed below:

LLB entrance exams in India
DU LLB Entrance Exam Allahabad University LAT Exam
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law Panjab University LLB Entrance Exam
Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test Law School Admission Test India
Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test  BHU Undergraduate Entrance Test


Popular Law Specializations

Company Law Business Law
Corporate Law Criminal Law

Bachelor of Law (LLB) Syllabus


First Year:

Labour Law Criminology Constitutional Law
Women and Law Family Laws International Economics Law
Professional Ethics Contractual Law Law of Tort and Consumer Protection Act

Second Year:

Law of Evidence Environmental Law Jurisprudence
Comparative Law Property Law and transfer of Property Act Law of Insurance
Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative Intellectual Property Law Human Rights and International Law


Third Year:

Civil Procedure Court (CPC) Training in Moot Court Interpretation of Statutes
Legal Writing Code of Criminal Procedure Land Laws including Ceiling and other Local News
Administrative Law Training in Drafting Company Law
Law of Taxation Cooperative Law Banking Law and Negotiable Instruments Act


Three-year LLB Jobs and Career Opportunities

There are a plethora of job opportunities available to candidates after they complete an LLB degree. Candidates are informed that if they want to practice law in India then they need to clear All India Bar Exam (AIBE) that is conducted by BCI. On clearing, AIBE exam lawyers are awarded a ‘Certificate of Practice’ which is mandatory for practicing the profession as an advocate in India.

Some popular job profiles that candidates can pursue after securing an LLB degree are as mentioned below:

  • Lawyer: In this job profile, one needs to advise and represent clients in civil as well as criminal cases. Lawyers present cases in the court of law and take part in all proceedings and hearings.
  • Legal Advisor: Candidates opting to work in such a job profile are also lawyers who specialise in a specific field of law. Legal advisors are usually hired by governments as well as large organisations/ companies. The main task of a legal advisor is to protect their clients from any legal implication or consequence.
  • Advocate: In such a job profile one needs to do a lot of research work to gather factual data as well as physical evidence to support their claim. Apart from this, other responsibilities allocated to advocates include scrutinising and drafting contracts.
  • Solicitor: In such a job profile an individual usually specialises in a specific area of law like tax, litigation, family or property. Solicitors offer legal advice to private as well as commercial clients.
  • Teacher or Lecturer: After completing an LLB degree candidates can also teach law at the college or university level.


The salary package after completing LLB depends on the type of job that the candidate has taken up. Fresh Law practitioners can make Rs. 1.5 to Rs. 3 lakh per annum. However, government lawyers make up to Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum. Corporate lawyers and consultants also earn Rs. 5 lakh to 6 lakh per year. In order to scratch a good salary, masters in law is essential.



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