NLSAT Exam Pattern 2023

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NLSAT Exam Pattern

The NLSAT exam is conducted by the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru Campus. The test evaluates the aptitude of students willing to get admission to Law School for a 3-year LLB course. Candidates preparing for the exam this year can refer to the NLSAT Exam Pattern 2023 to plan their preparation for the exam. The NLSAT exam has a written exam, Group Discussion, and a Personal Interview.

The exam pattern helps in understanding the type of questions in the exam, the weightage of each question, the number of questions in every section and in total, the duration of the exam and if the exam time is divided between sections or is a combined time for the whole paper. The exam pattern will help students practice the question papers and sample papers within the given time frame and also to figure out what section they need to prepare better. 

Exam Name NLSAT 
Full Form National Law School Admission Test 
Conducting Body National Law School Of India University (NLSUI)
Exam Level National Level Exam
Written Exam Mode Online
Exam Counselling Offline
Exam Language English
Application Fee INR 2000
Exam Duration 2 hours 20 minutes 
Seats Available 120
Official Website 

NLSAT 2023 Latest Updates

The NLSUI released the exam notification for the National Law School Admission Test on the 16th of January 2023. On the same day, admission forms for the exam were released on the official website of NLSUI. The NLSAT Exam will be conducted on the 29th of April 2023 for NLSAT-MPP and on the 30th of January for NLSAT-LLB, and NLSAT-PhD programmes. 

The application process is open till the 06th of April 2023 and the last date for payment of the application fee is also the same. The candidates have to submit their application on time but it is advisable to do it as soon as possible so that the rest of the time is preserved for preparation for the exam. 

Event  Date
NLSAT 2023 Notification 16 January 2023
NLSAT 2023 Applications open on  16 January 2023
NLSAT 2023 Application submission deadline 06 April 2023
NLSAT Exam Date 29 April 2023 & 30 April 2023

NLSAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The NLSUI released the latest exam pattern for the NLSAT 2023 Exam on the 16th of January 2023. The exam pattern has several details that help the candidates to prepare for the exam in an organised way. The NLSAT 2023 Exam Pattern is as follows:

  1. The exam is conducted offline in the exam centre/s. 
  2. The duration of the exam is 150 minutes in all. 
  3. The exam is conducted in the English Language only and has both objective and subjective type questions.  
  4. The exam is divided into 2 parts; Part A is the objective type and Part B is the subjective section of two.
  5. The candidates are evaluated for the combined results of both parts. 
  6. However, if the candidate scores appropriately in the objective section only then their scores for the subjective section are evaluated. 
Part A
Number of Questions  75
Marks per Correct Answer 
Negative Marking per Wrong Answer 0.25 
Part B
Number of Questions  10 + 1 Essay
Marks per Correct Answer 5
Marks for Essay 15
Negative Marking per Wrong Answer None

NLSAT 2023 Syllabus 

In NLSAT Exam the syllabus for English, Legal Reasoning and General Knowledge & Current Affairs there are various topics that the candidates appearing for the exam should essentially cover. These topics along with the weightage of each section are mentioned hereunder. 

Part A 
Topic No. of Questions No. of Marks
English comprehension 25 25
Current Affairs 25 25
Logical Reasoning & Legal Aptitude 25 25

The section contains questions based on general problem-solving without the requirement of Law based knowledge. The candidates should ideally complete Part A in time and preserve more time for these questions that need more strategising. The key to cracking this exam lies in time management after one has prepared well for the exam. 

For the essay writing question the candidates have to choose between 3 topics to write on. The answer has to be given under 500 words. This section evaluates the ability to present well-structured arguments, the depth of knowledge on an issue and the capability to write relevant information within the given word limit. 

Part B 
Topic No. of Questions No. of Marks
Legal Aptitude/Reasoning 10 50
Current Affairs 1 15


What is the NLSAT exam?

The NLSAT is the National Law School Admission Test that is conducted by the National Law School Of India University (NLSUI). The test screens students for their ability to learn advanced Law at one of the best universities in India. 

How to improve Logical Reasoning for NLSAT?

The candidates can improve their scores in the Logical Reasoning section by following these simple steps: a) By thinking clearly. The candidate should analyze the situation clearly and think openly at every step of the question. b) Follow the trick patterns for each question type. Trick patterns are available in many preparation books for exams that include logical reasoning. c) Learn the vocabulary of the diagrams properly while preparing. d) Practice as much diagramming as possible e) Always improve on the knowledge of flaws. 

What is the eligibility for the NLSAT exam?

The eligibility criteria for NLSAT Exam include a graduation degree in any stream from a recognised university. The candidate must have cleared their bachelor’s with at least 45% aggregate marks. 

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