HPNLET 2021 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

HPNLET 2021: Himachal Pradesh National Law University conducts a Common Entrance Test called HPNLET 2021. The exam is to provide admissions in various programs such as BA LLB, BBA LLB (Hons.), and LLM. Admission to 69 seats for BA LLB/BBA LLB (Hons.) and 23 seats for the LLM program will be given. The law admission test will be conducted in only offline mode. HPNLU will be one of the 21 participating NLUs for CLAT 2021. Admissions to its BA LLB and BBA LLB seats will be offered through the Common Law Admission Test. Get more details about HPNLET 2021 in the following article.

Seat Matrix

BA LLB/BBA LLB (Hons) Course

Category HP State Seats All India Seats
Physically Handicapped seats 1 1
Other Backward Classes N/A N/A
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 3 9
General 10 33
Children/Widows/Wife of Officers and Men of Armed Forces 1 2
Women N/A N/A
Total 15 45

LLM Course

Category HP State Seats All India Seats
Physically Handicapped 1 1
Other Backward Classes N/A N/A
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 1 4
General 2 11
Children/Widows/Wife of Officers and Men of Armed Forces 0 1
Women 1 4
Total 5 21

Ph.D. Course

Category Seats
HP State Seats General Category 2
All India Seats General Category 8

NRI/NRI Sponsored Seats

Category Seats
BA LLB/BBA LLB Course 09
LLM 03

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Check Here — HPNLET Application Form


HPNLET 2021: Important Dates

Start Date of Application Form 4th week of January 2021
Submission of Application ends on 1st week of April 2021
Admit Card 1st Week of May 2021
Entrance Examination 3rd week of May 2021
Result Declaration 1st week of June 2021
Cut off List 2nd week of June 2021
Required Fees to be Paid on 2nd week of July 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Under-Graduate Programmes

  • Passed the 10th/ Matriculation along with ITI Course from a recognized board/Institution with passing marks.
  • Applicant belongs to the Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Person (SAP)/NRI/NRI Sponsored Categories/Kashmiri Migrants are required 50% marks. (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST Categories)
  • Appearing candidates in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.
  • 10+2 through Open School/Universities passed candidates without having any basic qualification are also not eligible for the Law Course.

Ph.D. Programme

  • Completed the 10th/ Matriculation along with ITI Course from a recognized board/Institution with passing marks.
  • An LL.M. or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • Candidates appearing in the Qualifying Examinations are also eligible to apply.

Reservation Criteria

Category Seats
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Differently Abled 5%
Wards of Serving/Retired Defence Personnel 5%
Kashmiri Migrants 02 Seats
Non-Resident Indians or person sponsored by them 10 seats

Application Fee

  • The application fee will be Rs 3000/-
  • For SC/ST and other PWD category candidates, the application fee will be Rs 2500/-
  • The Below Poverty Line (BPL) candidates do not need to submit an application fee.
  • The Payment of Fee is only through Online Mode through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking.
  • Print the Acknowledgment Slip from the E-mail id for future use.

Exam Pattern

BA/BBA LLB (Honors) Exam

Subject Number of Questions
General Awareness 50
Legal Awareness and Reasoning 40
Quantitative Aptitude 30
English Comprehensive 30
Total 150

LLM Exam

Topics Marks Allowed
Constitutional Law MCQs of Total 120 Marks
Law of Torts
Family Law
Law of Contract
Criminal Law
Public International Law
Jurisprudence
Corporate Law
Intellectual Property Right Law
Contemporary Legal Problems Essay Question of 30 Marks
Total 150

Ph.D. Exam

Exam Topic No.of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper 1 Legal Research Methodology 50 MCQs 100
Paper 2 Law and Social Transformation 1 Essay Type 50
Total 51 150

Exam Centers

Ahmedabad Dharamshala Jalandhar Mumbai
Bhopal Delhi Jodhpur Shimla
Chandigarh Jalandhar Lucknow Raipur
Bhubaneshwar Jammu Kolkata Vizag
Dehradun Jaipur Pune Varanasi

NLU Shimla Cut off 2018

Category Cut off Marks
General 88
Scheduled Castes 20
Scheduled Tribes 20
Persons with Disability 20
Wards of Defence 88
Kashmiri Migrants 30

Documents Required during Admission of HPNLET 2021

  • TC (Transfer Certificate).
  • 10th and 12th Certificate and Mark Sheet.
  • Migration Certificate
  • Mark sheet of the Qualifying Examination.
  • SC/ST/OBC Certificate on the basis of which reserved quota seat is claimed.
  • UET Admit Card issued from the office of the Controller of Examinations, MAH.
  • Certificate(s) in support of a claim for ‘Sports Seats’.

Syllabus for HPNLET 2021

LLB courses LLM courses
English Comprehensive Constitutional Law
Legal Awareness & Reasoning Public International Law
General Awareness Intellectual Property Right Law
Quantitative Aptitude Criminal Law, Family Law & Corporate Law
Jurisprudence & Law of Contract

Important books to prepare for HPNLET 2021

  • Family Law by Paras Diwan
  • Labour and Industrial Law by PK Padhi
  • Pearson general Knowledge by Thorpe Edgar
  • Jurisprudence and legal theory by VD Mahajan
  • Law of torts with Consumer Protection act by RK Bangia
  • Wileys reasoning ability and Quantitative Aptitude by TCY Online

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