Test, which is also known
as ILI CAT, is conducted by the
Law Institute, which is a
deemed University. The
test is conducted for
admission in postgraduate level programme in the field of
law � Master of Laws (LLM),
a two-year full time course. After the test, a merit list is
prepared based on the performance of the candidates in the
entrance test. The short-listed candidates are then called
for viva-voce. Final selection of the candidates is done on
the basis of their performance in both the entrance test and
viva-voce. Indian Law Institute, located in Delhi, came into
existence in 1956. In 2004, it was declared as a �Deemed
University� under the Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Government of India. The institute is also
recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC).
The entrance test is conducted for the following
Eligibility for ILI CAT
The students, who are seeking
their admission in postgraduate level programme in law at Indian Law
Institute (ILI), have to appear for ILI CAT exam. This
exam is conducted by Indian Law
Institute, which is a deemed university. The University conducts this
entrance test only in its campus. Final selection of the candidates is
determined by their ranks in this written test and performance in Viva-Voce.
The eligibility criteria regularized by the Indian Law Institute are
given in following lines:
- The candidates must be Indian citizens.
- The candidates should have done Bachelor of Laws
(LLB) degree recognized by Bar Council of India (BCI).
- The candidates are required to have passed the
qualifying examination (at the graduation level), with not less than 50%
marks in aggregate.
- Students appearing for final year examination or
those who are waiting for results are also eligible to apply for this
competitive entrance test.
Examination Pattern for ILI CAT
The Indian Law Institute conducts an entrance test every year - ILI CAT.
This entrance test is conducted for enrolling students to its postgraduate
level programme in the field of law - Master of Laws (LLM), a two-year full
time course. Candidates are finally selected on the basis of ranks obtained
by them in this written test and their performance in Viva-Voce.
Before appearing for the exam, the
candidates must have knowledge about the examination pattern of Indian Law
Institute Common Admission Test. The entrance test is divided into
which are given in following lines.
Part one of the entrance test carries only multiple-choice type questions.
Each question contains four answers in which the student has to find out the
correct one. The questions in this part are generally asked from the
subjects of English and General Knowledge. � mark is deducted for each wrong
The second part of the question
paper also consists of objective-type questions. The candidates have to
answer the correct option out of given four options. The questions are
generally based on the
subjects including jurisprudence,
Constitutional Law, IPC, Commercial Laws (Contract, Partnership and Sale of
Goods Act) and Family Law. There is a provision of negative marking in this
part, that is, one fourth mark is deducted for each wrong answer.
The third part of the entrance test consists of subjective type questions,
which are asked from the law stream. The candidates are required to answer
in not more than 150 words. The questions are asked from the subjects of
jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, IPC, Commercial Laws (Contract,
Partnership and Sale of Goods Act) and Family Law.
The candidates who have successfully passed the ILI CAT Exam are short
listed to appear for Viva-Voce. It is conducted at the campus of the Indian
Law Institute. For final selection, merit list is prepared on the basis of
the marks of the candidates in both written test and viva-voce.
Syllabus for ILI CAT
ILI CAT, which is also known as Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test,
is conducted by Indian Law Institute. It is a deemed university. The
entrance test is conducted by the institute to admit students to its
postgraduate level programme in the field of law � Master of Laws (LLM), a
two-year full time programme.
Paper One - Jurisprudence
Nature and Scope of Jurisprudence (the Ancient Indian Legal Thought and
the�Early�Greek Theories), School of Legal Theory and Legal Concepts.
Paper Two - Judicial Process
Independence of Judiciary, Hierarchy of Courts, Individual and the State,
Doctrine of Stare Decisis, Interpretation of Constitution, Appointment of
Judges, Judicial Reasoning, Ratio Decidendi and Obiter Dicta of a case,
Value Judgments in Law and Interpretation of Statutes.
Paper Three - Legal Research and Methodology
Legal Research in India, Legal Research and Law Reform, Law and Logic,
Different Kinds of Legal Research, Techniques of Legal Research, Tools of
Legal Research and Sources of Information in Legal Research.
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