Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILI CAT)


ILICAT-2014ILICAT 2014: Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT) is conducted by Indian Law Institute, New Delhi for admission to its LLM program. ILI conducts ILICAT for admission to its various programs including 2 year LLM program. Indian Law Institute is a premium institute for law education in the country. It has the chief justice of India as its ex-officio president and other high dignitaries in the field of law holding very important posts. Alumni from the university have gone on to hold the highest positions in the Supreme Court as well as High Courts in the country.

Exam Name
: Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT)

Commonly known as: ILICAT

Exam type
: National

Exam Category
: PG

ILICAT 2014 Eligibility Criteria:

The LLM is a two year course and in order to seek admission the candidate must hold an L.LB degree with a minimum of 50% marks. Those in the final year of the LLB can also apply however they will be asked to submit their mark sheet and original certificate at the time of admission. Candidates from all over India can apply for admission. The institute offers thirty seats for L.LM and another five seats can be created for the Non Resident Indians or NRIs. Candidates who hold a law degree from a foreign university are also eligible for admission. 

ILICAT 2014 Paper pattern (tentative)

  • The students are selected purely on merit basis. The ILICAT has two parts; test paper and viva voce. Clearing the test paper does not ensure admission; the students have to pass the viva as well.
  • The ILICAT entrance test paper is of 130 marks and is divided into three parts
  • Part 1: English Language and General Knowledge: There are thirty questions in this part of the test. The objective type questions each carry one mark making the total of Part 1 to 30 marks.
  • PART 2: LAW: This part tests the candidate’s knowledge on Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, IPC, Commercial Law (Contract and Specific Relief Act, Partnership and Sale of Goods Act), Public International Law, Law of Torts, Family Law and Law of Limitations. In this section too the candidates will have to answer objective type questions; there are 60 questions in all, each carrying one mark. The total marks of this section are 60.
  • Part 3: The candidate is required to answer five subjective questions; the word limit set for the answers is 150 words. The total marks allotted to this part of the test are 40 and the questions are based on the following topics
  • The students are advised not to attempt those objective questions they are not sure off as there is negative marking. Any question left unanswered will be given a zero but  a minus ¼ marks will be awarded for every wrong answer.
  • The successful candidates will be short listed and called for a viva-voce. Candidates clearing the viva as well will be offered admission.
  • IPC
  • Jurisprudence
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Commercial Laws (Contract, Partnership and Sale of Goods Act)

ILICAT 2014 Important Dates (tentative) and Guidelines:

  • For the entire academic calendar released by Indian Law Institute, New Delhi refer to the official document here.
  • Contact address : Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi – 110001
  • Contact details : 23387526, 23382190 ; Fax : 23386321
  • Email :
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