Eligibility

I. INTEGRATED FIVE YEAR LL.B COURSE, KERALA 2017-18

Eligibility for admission

(i) Nativity: Candidate should be an Indian Citizen. The candidate should produce any one of the following documents along with the application, to prove Indian Citizenship.

(a) Certificate (in original) from a Village Officer or a competent authority to show that the candidate is a native of any State or Union Territory of India in the prescribed format.

(b) True copy of the birth certificate of the candidate, issued by competent birth registering authority (panchayat/ municipality/ corporation), showing place of birth in any State or Union territory of India.

(c) True copy of the relevant page of Secondary School Leaving Certificate of the candidate, showing place of birth in any State or Union territory of India.

(d) True copy of the relevant page of the passport of the candidate issued by Government of India.

(ii) Academic:

(a) Candidate should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or any other examination recognised by the Universities in Kerala as equivalent thereto.

(b) A candidate who has passed an examination in 10+2 Course of schooling recognised by the educational authority of the Central or State Government or possesses such academic  qualifications which are considered equivalent to such 10+2 course by the Bar Council of India can also apply for admission to the course. Applicants who have obtained +2

Higher Secondary pass certificate or first degree certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission. The applicants who have obtained 10 +2 or graduation/post graduation through open universities system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission.

(c) Candidates who are appearing/ appeared for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination. Such candidates become eligible for admission only if they produce the Pass Certificate and Mark List of the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

(d) No candidate shall be admitted to the Course, unless he/she has passed the qualifying examination with a minimum of 45% marks. However, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes need only 42% marks and those belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes need only 40% marks in the qualifying examination. No rounding off of percentage of marks to the nearest higher integer is permitted.

(iii) Age: The applicant should have completed 17 years of age, as on 31.12.2017.The upper age limit for admission to the integrated five year LLB Course will be subject to the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In case if age restriction under clause 28 of Legal Education Rules, 2008 of Bar Council of India is reinstated, only those candidates within the stipulated age limit will be allowed to appear for the Entrance Examination.

II. THREE YEAR LL.B. COURSE, KERALA   2017-18

(i) Nativity

The candidate should be an Indian citizen. The candidate should upload any one of the following documents along with the online application, to prove Indian Citizenship.

(a) True copy of the birth certificate of the candidate, issued by competent birth registering authority (panchayat/ municipality/ corporation), showing place of birth in any State or Union territory of India.

 

(b) True copy of the relevant page of Secondary School Leaving Certificate of the candidate, showing place of birth in any State or Union territory of India.

 

(c) True copy of the relevant page of the passport of the candidate issued by Government of India.

 

(d) Certificate (in original) from a Village Officer or a competent authority to show that the candidate is a native of any State or Union Territory of India in the prescribed format.

(ii) Academic

(a) Candidate seeking admission to the course should be a graduate in any faculty of any University in Kerala or of any other Universities, recognised by any of the Universities in Kerala as  equivalent thereto.

 

(b) A candidate who has passed the Bachelor’s Degree examination with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (i.e., 45% marks for all the parts of the Degree Examination taken together) shall alone be eligible for admission to the 3 year LL.B course. However, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes need only 42% marks and those belonging to

the Scheduled castes/Scheduled Tribes need only 40% marks in the qualifying examination. No rounding off of percentage of marks to the nearest higher integer is permitted. Applicants who have obtained first degree certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission. The applicants who have obtained graduation/post graduation through open universities system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission.

 

(c) Candidates who are appearing /appeared for the qualifying examination (regular examination of 2016-17 academic years) are also eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination. Such candidates become eligible for admission only if they produce the Provisional / Degree certificate of the qualifying examination and the mark lists of all parts of the qualifying examination at the

time of admission.

(iii)Age

There is no lower age limit for admission to the 3 year LL.B course. The upper age limit for admission to the Three year LLB Course will be subject to the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In case if age restriction under clause 28 of Legal Education Rules, 2008 of Bar Council of India is reinstated, only those candidates within the stipulated age limit will be allowed to appear for the Entrance Examination.