ILICAT: Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test

ILICAT or Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test is conducted by Indian Law Institute for admission to two year LLM programme. It is a postgraduate law examination for conducted by one of country’s premier law institute. Students who have passed out from Indian Law Institute New Delhi have been placed in higher posts. It is a national level examination where students are selected purely on the common admission test.

ILICAT Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidate should have a bachelor degree in the relevant field i.e. LL.B with more than 50% marks from any university / Institution recognized under Bar Council of India
  • Candidate holding Law degree from foreign country with 50% marks can also apply
  • The candidates appearing for the qualifying exam can also apply

Post Graduate Diploma Programme

  • Candidate should have a bachelor degree from a recognized degree
  • Candidates having law degree will be given 5% weightage in all programmes
  • The candidates pursuing five year integrated law course from any recognized university and have completed 4th year are also eligible to apply
  • The candidates applying for PGD programme in Labour Law must have at least Law degree or MA in Social Sciences

ILICAT – Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test Important Dates

The All India Admission Test for admission to LL.M. One Year Programme to be conducted by the Indian Law Institute with the objective of Testing Aptitude for Research, Legal Reasoning and Comprehensions and Basic Knowledge in different branches of Law and held in June in the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. The Shortlisted candidates will be called for Viva-Voce. The components and weightage of marks of admission finalized by the Academic Council are as under:-
  • Objective Type: 140 MARKS
  • Publication / Research/ Writing Skill Subjective Paper to test the legal writing skills of the candidate (along with the All India Admission Test): 40 MARKS
  • Viva-Voce (of the shortlisted candidates on merit on the basis of marks obtained in i & ii above): 20 ,MARKS 
  • Total: 200 MARKS

ILICAT Examination Pattern

  • The test comprises 3 parts with a total of 140 MCQs and subjective questions
  • 1 mark for correct answer and 1/4 for incorrect answer
  • 5 marks for subjective answer
  • Total time of the test – 150 minutes

ILICAT Syllabus

  • Part 1- General Knowledge and English Language
  • Part 2-     Constitutional Law, Public International Law, IPC, Law of Torts, Jurisprudence, Law of Limitations and Environmental Law
  • Part 3 – Legal Writing

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Contact Details

Indian Law Institute
Bhagwan Dass Road
New Delhi 110001

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