ILICAT 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

ILICAT 2023: The Indian Law Institute (ILI) will conduct the ILICAT examination to choose the candidates for admission to LLM and doctorate Programs offered by the institute. The admission into 1-year LLM and Ph.D. in Law will be available through the ILICAT 2023 exam. Interested candidates who are looking to apply for the ILICAT examination need to fill and submit an online application form before the last date. Before filling the form, aspirants should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria. In this article, all the important details regarding the ILICAT 2023 exam are provided.

ILICAT 2023 Important Dates

The tentative dates regarding the ILICAT 2023 exam are provided in the table below.

For Ph.D. Programmes

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Events Tentative Dates
Availability of application form 1st week of May 2023
Last date to submit application form along with the research plan 1st week of June 2023
Release date of the admit cards 2nd week of June 2023
Date of admission test 2nd week of June 2023
Result Declaration Last week of June 2023
Personal Interview and Presentation of the research plan 1st/ 2nd week of July 2023

For LL.M Programmes

Events Tentative Dates
Availability of application form 1st week of May 2023
Last date to submit application form along with the research plan 1st week of June 2023
Release date of the admit cards 2nd week of June 2023
Date of admission test 2nd week of June 2023
Result Declaration 4th week of June 2023
Group discussion and viva-voce 1st week of July 2023
Display of merit list 2nd week of July 2023
Last date of fee submission 2nd week of July 2023
Beginning of classes 1st week of August 2023

For Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Events Tentative Dates
Availability of application form 1st week of May 2023
Last date to submit application form along with the research plan 1st week of June 2023
Release date of the merit list 2nd week of June 2023
Last date of fee submission 2nd week of June 2023
Commencement of classes 4th week of June 2023

ILICAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of ILICAT 2023 depend upon the course in which you are looking for admission as given below.

  • LLM: Candidates must have an LLB degree with a minimum of 50% marks from any institute/ university recognised by Bar Council of India or Association of Indian University Guidelines (for those who have completed law from a foreign University)
  • D. in Law: LL.M. Degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks is required.
  • PG Diploma: The candidates having a bachelor’s degree can apply. For PG diploma in Labour laws, the aspirants should have LLB or MA in Social Sciences (II division).
  • Online Certificate Courses: The applicant must have completed a diploma or degree in any discipline after completing 10+2.

Note: A relaxation of 5% marks will be given to the candidates from SC/ ST/ PH categories. Kashmiri migrant students will also get a relaxation of 10% marks in the qualifying exam.

ILICAT 2023 Application Form

Interested and eligible candidates who are looking to apply will be able to access the application form online through the official website.

  • After accessing the form, aspirants have to provide their necessary educational, personal, and contact details.
  • The details to be entered in the application form must be correct. Otherwise, the candidature will be rejected.
  • Apart from the details, aspirants are also required to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature, and other relevant documents in the application form.
  • The documents must be uploaded as per the specifications mentioned on the official website.
  • Then, the duly filled application form should be submitted along with the requisite application fee.
  • It is advised to keep a copy of the application form submitted for future requirements.

Application Fee

The application fees for different courses are as follows.

  • For Ph.D.: Rs. 3000/-
  • For LLM: Rs. 2500/-
  • PG Diploma: Rs. 2000/- (those who are looking to apply for multiple diploma courses need to pay the application fee separately)

Mode of payment: The fee can be paid online using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking.

ILICAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The pattern of ILICAT 2023 exam is explained below

For Ph.D.

  • Mode of exam: Offline (Pen and Paper-based exam)
  • Number of papers: 2
  • Duration of the exam: 3 hours

For LLM

  • Mode of exam: Offline (Pen and Paper-based exam)
  • Language of questions: English
  • Type of questions: Both objective and subjective type of questions.
  • Marking pattern
    • Objective questions: Each question will carry 1 mark. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
    • Subjective questions: Each question will carry 10 marks.
Parts Topics Type of questions Number of questions Maximum marks
Part I English language and General Knowledge Objective type 40 40
Part II Topics related to field of law Objective type 100 100
Part III Topics to test legal writing skills Subjective type 4 40
Part IV Viva-voce (only for shortlisted candidates) 20
Total 200

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: How many questions are asked in ILICAT 2023 exam?

Answer: There are four parts of ILICAT exam, however part IV is viva-voce for shortlisted candidates only. Part 1 has 100 objective type questions, part II has 4 objective type question and part III has 4 subjective type questions.

Question 2: Which types of questions are asked in ILICAT entrance exam?

Answer: Objective and subjective both.

Question 3: What will be the mode of ILICAT application form?

Answer: ILICAT will be a Pen and Paper-based exam.

ILICAT 2023 Admit card

  • The admit card for the ILICAT 2023 exam will be made available for download through the official website.
  • To download the admit cards, candidates have to sign-in to their accounts on the official portal.
  • It is expected that the admit card will be made available around 3-4 days prior to the examination dates.
  • After downloading the admit card, candidates have to take its printout and carry that to the examination centre.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without an admit card.

ILICAT Result 2023

  • The institute will declare the ILICAT 2023 result in online mode through the official website only.
  • The result is expected to be released around 15 days after the examination date.
  • Those candidates who will clear the written test will then be called to participate in the personal interview/ viva-voce round.
  • The final selection will be based on the combined performance of the candidate in all rounds of the selection process.
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