NLSIU Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore Admission 2018

Last Date to Apply

31 March 2018

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About NLSIU Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore (National Law School of India University) is a state government institution that established by Government of Karnataka and approved by Bangalore University. The National Law School of India University came into existence through a Notification under the National Law School of India University Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). National Law College Bangalore Admission is offered in various graduate & postgraduate courses, research degrees, and distance programs to the students. Scroll down to get the complete information of NLSIU Bangalore Admission 2018.

NLSIU Admission 2018

NLSIU Bangalore Admission 2018 Dates



 CLAT Online Application Begins

1 January 2018

 CLAT Online Application Ends

31 March 2018 

 CLAT Admit Card

20 April to 12 May 2018 

CLAT Exam Date

13 May 2018
(3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)


Courses offered at NLSIU Bangalore

Undergraduate Courses

  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 

 Postgraduate Courses

  • MPP (Master of Public Policy)
  • LL.M (Master of Law)

 Research Degree

  •  M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) 
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
  • LL.D. - Doctor of Laws

Distance Courses

  •  Master of Business Laws (P.G. Degree) (2 years programme) – MBL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law – PGDHRL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics – PGDMLE
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law – PGDEL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law – PGDIPRL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Child Rights Law – PGDCRL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Consumer Law and Practice – PGDCLP
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics – PGDCLCF


NLSIU Bangalore Seat Matrix

Name of Courses


 B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five-years Integrated Course


 LL.M (Master of Law)


MPP (Master of Public Policy)


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NLSIU Bangalore Eligibility criteria

Eligibility Criteria for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

  • Candidates must have a valid score card of CLAT examination to get admission in B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) Degree programme of NLSIU Bangalore.
  • Candidates must have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, not less than 50% (45% in the case of SC / ST candidates and persons with disability) in the aggregate, and not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission. (Age relaxation for SC/ST candidates is 22 years)
  • The University reserves the right to cancel the admission of any candidate in accordance with the Rules.

Eligibility Criteria for LL.M (Master of Law)

  • A candidate for admission to the LL.M. course should have passed the LL.B. Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University and should have secured not less than 55% of marks in the aggregate of the maximum marks prescribed (50% in case of SC/ST and PWD).
  • The common eligibility criteria for CLAT are same for LL.M (Master of Law) Course.

Eligibility Criteria for MPP (Master of Public Policy)

  • Candidates with a graduate degree from any discipline.
  • Candidates have to participate and clear the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) which will be conducted in Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

NLSIU Bangalore Application form and Admit Card

Candidates have to fill the application form of CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) to get admission in B.A. LL.B (Hons.) or LLM (Master of Law) course of NLSIU Bangalore. Candidates can click on the following link to fill the CLAT application form.

CLAT Application 2018

MPP (Master of Public Policy) Application Process:
Candidates have to appear in the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) to get admission in the MPP course of NLSIU Bangalore. The application form for PAT examination can be filled through both online and offline mode. Both the application links are mentioned on this page. Candidates can click on the following links to fill the MPP application form. Both the links are described below:

Click here to Apply Online For CLAT

Click here to Download Application Form
(Link activated when available)

Online Process: The application form can be filled through online mode. Candidates have to create their login ID & password through signup. After successful login, they can fill the application form. The application fee also can be paid through online mode.

Offline Process: Candidates can also download the application form for the offline process. Candidates have to fill the download application form and have to send it to the following address along with the demand draft of application fees. The demand draft has to be drawn in the favour of Registrar, National Law School of India University payable at Bangalore.

Admission Coordinator, Master of Public Policy,
National Law School of India University,
Nagarbhavi Bangalore 560 072

NLSIU Bangalore Fees


Name of Courses

NLSIU Bangalore Fee Structure
 B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five-year Integrated Course

Fee for First Year

  • General Candidates: Rs. 1,98,700
  • SC/ ST Candidates: Rs. 1,96,200
  • Foreign Nationals: USD 7,981

Fee for 2nd to 5th Year

  • Indian Candidates: Rs. 1,81,500 P.A.
  • Foreign Nationals: USD 7,780
LL.M (Master of Law) 
  • General Cadidates: Rs 1,26,200 P.A.
  • SC/ ST Category: Rs 1,23,700 P.A.
  • Foreign Nationals: SD 4164 P.A.

MPP (Master of Public Policy)

  • General Candidates: Rs 2,18,700 P.A.(For General Category)
  • SC/ST Candidates: Rs 2,16,200 P.A.
  • Foreign Nationals: USD 7809 P.A.

NLSIU Bangalore Result and Counselling

The selection of candidates in B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) The degree programme is purely on merit as assessed through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) conducted by the CLAT Committee constituted for the purpose.

Those candidates who want to get admission in MPP (Master of Public Policy) course have to participate in Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) that will be conducted by the Institute itself. After the Policy Aptitude Test, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

NLSIU Bangalore Exam pattern

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is an all India law entrance exam conducted on rotation by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate law degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.). Candidates can click on the following link to get complete information about the CLAT.

CLAT 2018

NLSIU PAT Exam Pattern for MPP

The Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) will be conducted in four centres such as Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai for admission in MPP (Master in Public Policy) course of NLSIU. The PAT exam will be conducted in two parts. First part will be in the multiple-choice format with negative marking and the second part will be descriptive analytical writing about a policy issue. Only those who obtain the minimum of 40% of marks in the first part will be evaluated for the second part. Both the first & second part is mentioned below:

  • PAT First Part: There are five components in this part such as General Knowledge, Numerical Problem Solving, Policy Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English Language. Each question carries 1 mark, and negative marking will be -0.25.
  • Pat Second Part: This part has carried 50 marks and it concerns descriptive writing about an issue that will be provided. The second part of PAT is designed to examine candidate's policy analysis ability as well as English comprehension. 

Both parts together, Policy Aptitude Test carries 150 marks. The total duration of Policy Aptitude Test will be 2 hours.

NLSIU Bangalore Important details

The NLSIU offers various scholarships for undergraduate courses to attract meritorious students from the lower socio-economic strata of society. The main objective behind this scholarship schemes is that no one who secures admission to NLSIU shall discontinue studies on account of financial constraints. The NLSIU also offers Prizes & Medals to the postgraduate students. The name of scholarships and Prizes & Medals are mentioned below.

NLSIU Bangalore Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

  • The Shankaramma Memorial Trust Scholarship
  • Velakacherla Narasa Reddy Rural India Merit Scholarship
  • Justice Venkataswamy, Mrs.&Mr.Mariappa Gowda and Mrs.&Mr.B. Narayan Scholarship
  • Late Justice B. Vasudevamurthy scholarship
  • Hemant Narichania Scholarship
  • The Bodh Raj Sawhney Scholarship
  • The Lalit Bhasin Scholarship
  • Dr. K. Manorama Scholarship
  • Sam Byramji Nariman Scholarship
  • M.S.S. Rao Scholarship
  • Manupatra Scholarship
  • Shivaraya Mallar and Yamunabai
  • Vagdevi Merit Scholarship
  • Mrs. Sarojini Menon Scholarship
  • Central Government Scholarship

NLSIU Prizes & Medals for Masters Programme

  • Hunasagahalli Muthanna Parvathamma Medal
  • Mrs. Chandra Sriram Gold Medal
  • Nani A. Palkhivala Gold Medal
  • N.L. Mitra Memorial Gold Medal

NLSIU Bangalore Contact

National Law School of India University
P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore - 560 072 Karnnataka, India

Phone: +91 80 2321 3160, 80 2316 0532, 80 2316 0533, 80 2316 0535
Email Id: registrar@nls.ac.in

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