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LL.M. is a 2-year post-graduate degree in Law. LLM is the short term of Master of Laws. The program allows a law graduate to specialize in one of many legal sub-streams. It is a two years program. L.L.M. is divided mostly into four or more semesters depending upon the Institute. The maximum duration to complete LLM course may vary, as per Banaras Hindu University the course should be completed in maximum four years duration. LLM program is also offered through Correspondence or Distance mode by various Institutes, for example – Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Tirupati.

LLM Eligibility

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) program can be pursued only by the students who have successfully completed their under-graduation in law.i.e. LL.B / B.L. Degree / 5 Year LL.B. Degree course under 10+2+5 from any BCI recognized university or college with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.

LLM Course Duration

The duration of  LLM is two years or four semesters.

LLM Admission Process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their marks obtained in the entrance test conducted by the respective university or institute. The application forms for L.L.M. course are available in the month of May every year.

LLM Entrance Test Pattern

The LLM entrance test paper contains around 150 questions which can be both objective and subjective in nature. The duration of the test is 2 hours. The entrance exam includes negative marking for objective type questions. The marks deducted are usually 1/4th of the marks allocated to the question. The marking scheme is not fixed for all the universities and institutes, it may vary accordingly.

LLM Entrance Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for LL.M. (Master of Laws) entrance exam generally covers the following topic.

  • Jurisprudence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Legal Aptitude

LLM Career Prospects and Job Scope

After completion of LL.M., Aspirants can work in both Public and Private sectors. They can also go for practicing law as a profession and also go for even higher studies. Students can also be able to join judicial services by taking the exams conducted by PSC. 

Employment Areas

  • Banks
  • Business Houses
  • Educational Institutes
  • Legal Constancies
  • News Channels
  • Newspapers
  • Judiciary
  • Private Practice

Job Types

  • Advocates
  • Attorney General
  • District and Sessions Judge
  • Law Reporters.
  • Legal Advisor’s
  • Magistrate
  • Munsifs (Sub-Magistrate)
  • Notary
  • Oath Commissioner
  • Public Prosecutor

LLM Salary Trends

Salaries of an LLM graduate can vary according to the experience, industry, and Client and job type. The initial salary for an LL.M. graduate depends highly upon the sector they work in and the job profile they hold. Below is an approximation of Law professionals in different sectors.

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Kaziranga University - KU

Approved by: AICTE, UGC | Affiliated with: Private University

Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya - MSSV

Approved by: UGC, BCI | Affiliated with: Private University

North East Frontier Technical University - NEFTU

Approved by: AICTE, UGC, NCTE, BCI, NAAC | Affiliated with: Private University

Assam Down Town University - ADTU

Approved by: AICTE, UGC, DEB, PCI, INC | Affiliated with: Private University

Assam Don Bosco University - ADBU

Approved by: AICTE, UGC, NCTE, PCI, NAAC | Affiliated with: Private University

Venkateshwara Open University - VOU

Approved by: UGC | Affiliated with: Private University

Himalayan University - HU

Approved by: AICTE, UGC, NCTE, BCI, PCI, MCI | Affiliated with: Private University

Arunodaya University - AU

Approved by: AICTE, UGC | Affiliated with: Private University

The Assam Royal Global University - TARGU

Approved by: AICTE, UGC, BCI, COA | Affiliated with: Private University

Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Science University - IGTAMSU

Approved by: UGC, MCI, COA | Affiliated with: Private University

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