ILICAT Counselling Process 2023

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The Indian Law Institute conducts an annual entrance examination for admission to its 1 year LLM course. This examination is the Indian Law Institute Common Entrance Test (ILICAT). 

The official dates for ILICAT 2023 are yet to be notified by the conducting body. Candidates can enrol themselves for the exam online. Candidates who have completed their graduation or are in the final year of graduation (3-year or 5-year LLB course) are eligible to appear for the ILICAT exam 2023.

Name of the ExaminationIndian Law Institute Common Entrance Test (ILICAT)
Examination Conducting BodyIndian Law Institute (ILI)
CourseLLM (1-year)
Level of ExamNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Examination Offline (pen and paper)
Duration of the Examination2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)
Language of the ExaminationEnglish

ILICAT Counselling Process 2023

The counselling session is the final stage of the admission procedure for LLM in The Indian Law Institute. Candidates who will be shortlisted for the ILICAT exam will then be called for a viva-voce. It is important to note that the counselling will only be conducted offline (in person).

Candidates are also advised to acquaint themselves with the weightage associated with each round of the selection process in order to be well prepared. The breakdown of the weightage is discussed in the table below:

ComponentThe weightage (maximum marks)
Objective-type questions in the exam140
Subjective-type questions in the exam40

The candidates will be selected as per a merit list based on the performance of the candidates in the above-noted components.

Candidates should note that in order to complete the admission process, the candidates must appear in the viva. Non-appearance will lead to cancellation of the candidature. 

Further, candidates should keep an eye on the official website for any updates to the selection process.

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ILICAT Exam 2023 Tie-Break Rules 

Since the selection process of ILICAT is mark-based, there is a possibility of two or more candidates securing the same scores which may cause confusion in the selection process. Accordingly, in order to avoid such confusion from arising, the conducting body has notified tie-break rules which are as follows:

  • In case of a tie, candidates who secure more marks in the legal writing section and the viva put together will be ranked higher.
  • In case the scores between the contesting candidates are still tied, the candidate who scored more in the legal writing section will be ranked higher. 

ILICAT Counselling 2023 Important Documents

Once the candidate has qualified for the ILICAT exam 2023 and reaches the stage of the counselling session, there is a list of specific documents that a candidate needs to carry to the venue of counselling for verification by the official authority. The list of documents is noted below to allow candidates to gather these documents well in advance:

  1. Passport photographs
  2. Marksheet of class 10th
  3. Marksheet and passing certificate of class 12th
  4. Graduation degree from a government-recognised institution/university or recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI)
  5. Admit card of the ILICAT 2023
  6. Valid scorecard of ILICAT 2023
  7. A copy of the application/registration form of the ILICAT 2023
  8. Caste certificate (if applicable)
  9. Specially-abled certificate (if applicable)
  10. Domicile certificate (if applicable)
  11. NRI certificate (if applicable)
  12. Sponsored NRI certificate (if applicable)


What is the application fee for the ILICAT exam 2023?

The application fee for the ILICAT exam 2023 is INR 2500 which is to be paid at the time of registration.

What are the educational qualification requirements for ILICAT exam 2023?

The appearing candidate must have completed their bachelor’s or be in the final year of a 3-year or a 5-year LLB course to be eligible to apply and appear for the ILICAT exam 2023. 

What is the weightage of viva in ILICAT exam 2023?

The viva carries a weightage of 20 marks out of the total 200 marks. 

The Indian Law Institute is one of the most reputed and prestigious colleges in the country and candidates who are able to complete the selection process will surely be able to benefit from the education as well as the legal expertise provided. We hope the information provided in this blog is helpful for appearing candidates and will help them in the admission procedure.

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