ILICAT Syllabus 2023

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The Indian Institute of Law (ILI) is all set to begin the application process, along with releasing other notifications for the ILICAT 2023 examination very soon. The ILICAT syllabus will help aspirants in preparing as per the ILICAT exam pattern. As examination focuses on analysing the legal aptitude skills of the applicants who want to pursue the LLM/PhD Programme at ILI. Hence, the syllabus will include both objective and subjective questions from English, Legal Aptitude and Aspects, and General Knowledge. Candidates aiming to appear in the law admission examination should follow the ILI-prescribed syllabus, along with the recommended ILICAT preparation books mentioned below to ace the entrance test. Let’s explore this blog to know more about the ILICAT syllabus in detail.

ParticularsRelevant Details
Name of Examination Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test 2023 
Conducting BodyIndian Law Institute (ILI)
FrequencyOnce a year
Courses OfferedLLM and PhD 
Exam ModeOffline
Exam DateYet to be announced

ILICAT 2023 LLM Syllabus

The ILICAT 2023 syllabus is distinctive as per the offered law courses of LLM and PhD. Therefore, it becomes important for the aspirant to understand the specified syllabus and try to cover the complete syllabus to mark a beginning of a good preparation strategy. Candidates who are going to pursue LLM after the ILICAT examination should take note of the following section and its weightage while preparing for the entrance exam.

ILICAT LLM SyllabusWeightage
General English40 Marks
General Knowledge40 Marks
Legal Aptitude100 Marks
Legal Aspects (Subjective Questions)40 Marks

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ILICAT General English Syllabus

The first part of the ILICAT LLM Question paper contains objective-type questions. To be thoroughly prepared for the ILICAT general English syllabus, candidates should follow these specified topics of the LLM syllabus.

  • Grammar
  • Reading comprehension
  • Inference-based questions
  • Vocabulary

ILICAT General Knowledge Syllabus

The second section of the LLM syllabus requires candidates to answer objective questions based on general knowledge and current affairs. This section alone carries a weightage of 40 questions carrying 1 mark each. Therefore, candidates should follow all the recent news and happenings to prepare for the ILICAT General Knowledge syllabus of LLM. 

ILICAT Legal Aptitude Syllabus

The ILICAT examination comprises three sections that require candidates to answer objective-type questions. While the other two were generic sections, the Legal Aptitude section will test the legal aptitude and critical thinking of the candidates to be eligible for the LLM course. Candidates may check the important topics of the ILICAT Legal Aptitude syllabus mentioned below:

ILICAT Legal Aspects Syllabus

The ILICAT Legal Aspects section of the syllabus requires candidates to prepare the subjective type of questions. As per the ILICAT exam question paper, candidates are suggested to practise questions on the following Legal aspects topics:

  • Constitutional Issues
  • Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Legal theories on law subjects
  • Education, Children’s and  Family Rights

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ILICAT 2023 PhD Syllabus

The syllabus for the ILICAT 2023 PhD degree is recommended in the following table. Candidates must note that the question paper will be divided into two parts. The first part will carry 8 questions giving a choice to attempt any 5. While the second part will carry 5 compulsory questions based on the ILICAT PhD syllabus.

ILICAT PhD SyllabusWeightage
Legal Research and Methodology (Part A)50 Marks
Legal Aptitude Topics (Part B)JurisprudenceConstitution law
Indian Penal CodeCommercial laws 
50 Marks

ILICAT 2023 Best Preparation Books

The key to starting with a good preparation strategy for any competitive exam always begins with the right mindset and the best preparation materials. So is the case for the ILICAT examination. Although there is plenty of knowledge available on the internet, candidates are recommended to follow these specific ILICAT preparation books rated high by many ILICAT aspirants in the past.

  • Norman Lewis’s Word Power Made Easy
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Dr R.K. Bangia’s Law of Torts
  • Garima Tiwari’s Jurisprudence
  • Public International Law by S.K. Verma 


What is the full form of ILICAT?

ILICAT is the short form for the Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test. It is a common entrance examination conducted by the Indian Law Institute (ILI) to invite admission for its LLM and PhD courses. 

What are the eligibility criteria for the ILICAT exam?

To be eligible for the ILICAT examination, candidates must have cleared an LLB degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% of marks. Candidates who want to apply for the PhD course through the ILICAT exam should have a postgraduate degree in Law with 55% of marks.

What is the application date for the ILICAT 2023 exam?

The examination authority is yet to start the application process for the ILICAT 2023 exam. Candidates who want to apply for the examination may expect the institute to release the ILICAT 2023 application by the end of February 2023.

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