Which is a good choice – LLB after 12th or LLB after graduation?


Aspirants who are interested in legal profession can pursue L.L.B course after 12th or graduation. Those who want to pursue L.L.B after 12th can look for a 5 year Integrated L.L.B course while 3 year L.L.B course is available for graduates. The advantage of five year course is that the candidates will get the benefit of doing B.A, B.Com or B.B.A course along with the L.L.B course and save one year. A three year L.L.B course is a good opportunity for those who decide to take up legal profession after graduation.

LLB after 12th

B.A LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA  LLB and B.S.L  LLB are the 5-year integrated courses available in law. This course not only covers theoretical areas but also include practical sessions like court attendance and training at legal aid centers. Research projects are also there in the course structure.

Premier institutions which offer 5 year Integrated LLB course are

  • National Law School in Bangalore
  • Symbiosis Society’s Law College
  • Amity Law School
  • ILS Law College in Pune and
  • National Law Institute University in Bhopal

The most popular law entrance exam conducted for the admission to prestigious law schools in India is Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Law School Admission Test (LSAT), NALSAR Test and National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Entrance Test are the other popular entrance tests.

After pursuing 5-year integrated course, one can join any of the post graduate diploma programs in field like Criminology, Forensic Sciences, International Law, Taxation and Labour. It is also possible for them to pursue postgraduate degree courses like LLM.

On successful completion of integrated LLB course, one can practice law after the enrolment with Local/State/Central Bar Council. They can start up their career as apprentices or assistants. Later on, with experience they can find better job opportunities like legal advisors, company secretary, oath commissioner or judge.

LLB after graduation

Three year LLB course includes only law subjects as the aspirants already posses an undergraduate degree. Both theoretical and practical sessions are there in the course structure.

Government Law College in Mumbai, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Indira Priyadarshini College of Law in Bangalore and Bharti Vidyapeeth University in Pune are some of the prestigious institutes which offer three year LLB course. Several law entrance tests are there to get admission for three year LLB course like Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and state level exams.

LLM is the most suitable higher study option available for the aspirants who have completed three year LLB course. Even so, they can pursue diploma courses like Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Laws.

After completing three year LLB course, one can pursue their career as lawyers, legal consultants, oath commissioner or company secretary. But they need to enroll with Bar Council and gain experience as a practitioner of Law.

Which is better?

The main advantage of five year LLB course over three year LLB course is that the candidates can save one year. They can select either  B.A LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB or B.S.L LLB according to their interest. They need not pursue the concerned undergraduate course and then join LLB as an additional course. Integrated course will give them an opportunity to complete their law course in a continuous stretch without any break. It is better for those who have taken a decision to pursue a legal profession after 12th. If the candidates are interested to pursue LLB as an additional course after graduation, then three year course is better for them.



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46 Responses to “Which is a good choice – LLB after 12th or LLB after graduation?”

  1. 46

    I have completed my 12th from up board and after tgat I have done diploma in electrical passed out in 2008. Now , can I do my llb on the bases of my 12th

  2. 45
    mayuri sen:

    I am doing integrated mba now. is it good for me to do LLB after completion of this integrated mba course?

  3. 44

    i am working but i want to do law and want procedure to do the law correspondence or is there is any option from which i can do law.

  4. 43
    Preeti Rani:

    plz sir….
    tell me that how to apply this course….

  5. 42
    Tarak Jain:

    BBA LLB Vs.BSC LLB-Which course is better ?

  6. 41
    ranajoy chakraborty:

    After completing graduation from a open university, shall I be allowed for admission in a regular couurse of LLB ?? And what if I am pursuing the LLB course from Correspondence/distance, shall I be allowed to practice in the court ??

  7. 40

    i am a 12th commerce student and my question is opting for LLB after 12th, the course is for 5 years which includes both LLB and LLM (3+2) or only LLB for 5 years.

  8. 39

    I m a 12th class science student(maths stream). Can i appear for law exam? And what are criteria required?

  9. 38
    A Anandita Iyer:

    Currently, i m studying in class 12. i want to appear for llb exam, but i do not know, its format, criteria and its colleges.
    Sir please provide me with all the necessary details.

  10. 37

    llb karne ke liye graduation me kitna percent chahiye,plzzzz tell me about its. namaskar sir !!!!!

  11. 36

    currently i am pursuing my mcom , company secretary course and i want to do LLB , so i just wanted to know that whether to give enterance exam for law admission

  12. 35

    what roles does a b.coml .l.b degree hold in different sectors from job point of view? And what is the average salary given to such?

  13. 34

    Sir,i just passed in 2nd pu arts 39%. iam now 3rd year ba in distance education after finishing ba can join llb i want to do the llb pls tell me sir

  14. 33
    muzdalfa mashkoor:

    i want to do LLB AFTER 2nd year with fsc in math plz i need your help for choose my subject for 5 year LLB so plz help me

  15. 32

    is bcom+llb a better option?

  16. 31

    can i pursue llm from a prestigious university after completion of llb thgough long distance please do tell me some colleges that provide long distancellb course

  17. 30

    can I do LLB after BHMS graduate?

  18. 29
    suzanne Dsouza:

    I have just passed my SYBA. I hv one more year to fininsh my BA graduation. I want to do LAW, pls give me iformation where do I give entrance exam and where are these entrance exam held. Some good place in mumbai

  19. 28

    i have got 85 marks in clat can i get some collage to do itrgrated law

  20. 27
    akash patil:

    I got 67% in 12std can i get admission for 5years law

  21. 26

    i have just pass out my 12th by just 38% so can i join llb

  22. 25
    Ravikant toppo:

    I am graduation final year appearing student. n also qualified the clat 2013. Can i get l.l.b degree only and not alongwith b.a l.l.b, b.com l.l.b etc. pls help…

  23. 24

    can i do llb from pcb stream

  24. 23

    can i do llb course in 36 years as i completed my b.com in open university

  25. 22
    kanika rajora:

    hey! i want to parsue L.L.B. but i have some other important things to complete, is that possible i can join college on weekends? i’m 12th student after the results i want to join L.L.B. after 12th.

    p.s. what percentage require to join?

  26. 21

    after completion of three years course of bsl do i get a degree of graduation and get and admission simultaneously MBA and persue LLB as well

  27. 20

    I wanna know that if we join integrated course is it compulsory to give Clat????????

  28. 19
    monika rana:

    hi…i am goin to appear for 2013 entrance exam for llb. please let me know how and what to prepare for it as i am not getting any information in this regard..thank you

  29. 18
    Tabassu shah:

    how many subjetc in first year, and which book refer the all the sybjects.

  30. 17

    when do coaching classes start for CLAT EXAM 2014 ?

  31. 16

    What are the subjects offered in 5 years course of Law with options if any….?? Please reply..

  32. 15
    priti shaw:

    main b.com 2nd yr mein padhti hu or mujhe ek lawyer banna hai. after graduation llb me admission k liye kitne % lagege or after graduation llb me kya kya acha opportunities hai.kya entrance ka exam dena hoga?agar dena hoga to pls suggest me the criteria.after graduation kaun kaun se department me llb kar sakte hai.or kolkata me kaun sa college best hoga llb karne k liye. pls suggest me.

  33. 14
    neha vyas:

    is there any exam to become directly judge wihout practicing as an advocate??

  34. 13
    lubna iram:

    Me F.Y.B.Com. me pdhti hu or mujhe ek lawyer bnna h lekin llb me admition k liye T.Y.B.Com ka kam se kam kitna % chahiye mera 12th me 70% tha lekin us waqt mujhe pta nhi tha k LLB ka admition 12th baad hota h to ab mujhe kitne % lgege aage. or Kalyan me koi college h kya LLB k liye pleas suggest me

  35. 12

    what is the fee structure to the reserved category?

  36. 11
    abhas agrawal:

    at presentmy age is 21 n i am in final year of B.com.
    further i want to do LLB from a good college.
    so can you please infrom me that for which entrance test i have to aplly for and which will be better.

  37. 10

    i have completed BCOM, L.L.B. now i m planning to go abroad. i want to knw on wich post i can apply there.

  38. 9

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I completed my B.tech and pursing my MBA 2nd year and am interested in doing LAW. Please suggest me good colleges and my LAW course should complete within a year. Is there any chance that i can fulfill my ambition. Please suggest me……..

    Thank You,

  39. 8

    i am in fybcom and want to take law. Can law be done along with bcom?

  40. 7


  41. 6
    sagar mishra:

    Is there any exam to become directly judge without practising as an advocate?

  42. 5
    andleep zahera:

    what is the scope of l.l.b.

  43. 4
    Kevin James:

    I have completed 12th. I want to be an IAS officer,so could you please suggest me a degree course other than B.Tech or MBBS (among the art subjects) which will be useful for civil service exam.

  44. 3
    Bharti bansal:

    kya percentage se koi farak padta he?? agar ha to kya ap bata sakte he ke kitne persentage chahea???? i m studing 12 plz answer me……..!!!!!!!!!

  45. 2

    i would to ask that what would be the choice or what to choose aim after completing law what to do

  46. 1
    pooja g pandey:

    how many types of law. n which one is easy n how much fee. when its better after 12th aur after graduation plz do favour me plzzzzzzzzzzz. in that type of law how many subject.