Order Order! If you believe that you are a person who has the power to change the world with your words, arguments and your extremely ethical logic, then carry forward your career in the field of Law. 

A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it

– Henry Beecher

If you are interested in learning and making your career in the field of law after 12th then you have to appear in the Common Law Admission Test conducted by the government. For this you need to dive deep into the insights of the entrance examination or how to get into the course. So let us explore more about graduation in law.

About the exam

In order to obtain admission in law in this state of the art university, you have to clear the CLAT entrance examination post your intermediate exam.

CLAT is a centralized exam conducted by the government in order to take admissions into various universities providing graduation in law. Through the scores obtained in CLAT, students get admission into the Under Graduate law courses available in the universities, IP university being one of them.   

About GGSIPU

IP university, or Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, was established on 28th March 1998 by the Government of Delhi. The university runs 50 courses of study as of now and there are 120 colleges affiliated to it.

University rankings

Ranking of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University by NIRF in 2019
Overall category :  95th Rank 
Among Indian Universities : 66th Rank

About the course

There are two courses available for law in the schools of law affiliated to GGSIPU.

BA LLB: Integrated (Bachelor of Arts) – (Bachelor of Law)

BBA LLB: Integrated (Bachelor of Business Administration) – (Bachelor of Law) 

Below is the table representing the number of seats available in different colleges.

Name of InstituteProgrammeDurationSeats
Ideal Institute of Management and Technology, 16X, Karkardooma Institutional Area, Delhi – 92BA LLB (Integrated)5 years110
Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies, Sector – 22, Rohini, Delhi – 110085.BA LLB (Integrated)5 years120

For more information please visit the official link provided: http://ipu.ac.in/Pubinfo2020/Admission2020main/admbr2020main270220.pdf

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: There will be no upper age limit for UG CLAT 2020.
  • Educational Criteria: Candidates must have secured minimum qualifying marks in 12th or an equivalent examination. Minimum qualifying marks differ based on category as shown below:
CategoryQualifying Marks
General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI45% Marks
SC/ST40% Marks
  • The candidates who are going to appear in 12th or an equivalent examination in March/April, 2020 are eligible. However candidates will have to produce the proof of passing the 12th or an equivalent examination at the time of admission failing to do which, candidates will not be able to take admission to the course.

Structure of exam

Below is the table representing the structure of CLAT

STRUCTURE OF CLAT
Purpose of ExamEntrance for law schools
ConductedYearly
Mode of ExamOffline
Duration of Exam2 hours
Validity of scoreOne Year 
Number of attemptsNo Restrictions
Eligibility criteriaSenior Secondary Exam
Examination feesFor General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI applicants: 4000 INR
For SC/ST/BPL applicants: 3500 INR
Official websitehttps://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/
Link to apply onlinehttps://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2020/
Last date to applyRegistrations are open last date to apply is 1st of July 2020

Exam Syllabus

Main subjects to be covered in the exam are as follows:

Subjects
English Language
Current Affairs including General Knowledge
Legal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Techniques And Mathematics 

Exam Pattern

Total number of question150
Total Marks150
Duration Of Exam2 hours
Marking Scheme1 for correct answer and -0.25 for incorrect answer

Future Opportunities

Law is a career which will never go out of fashion or significance. This is one of the most lucrative careers as the need for law in societies will always foster the need for great lawyers. After 5 years of degree you will have plenty of opportunities in your hand.

After this course, you are open to choose various career avenues like:

  • Judge
  • Legal advisor
  • Lawyer
  • Litigation lawyer
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Company Secretary

Salary trends for a law degree holder: Salary may vary company to company. Mostly, a graduate with good knowledge can start his career from a range of 55000 INR per month.

Exam Centers

The conducting authority of the CLAT 2020 will decide the center of examination. However you are allowed to choose three different cities as per your convenience while filling the CLAT application form.

So below is the list of a few exam centres for CLAT 2020.

StateCities
NCRDelhi
HaryanaGurgaon
RajasthanJodhpur, Jaipur
UttarakhandDehradun, Nainital

For more information regarding exam centres you can visit the official website of CLAT.