ILICAT 2017: Eligibility, Important Dates, Exam pattern

The Indian Law Institute [ILI] is a well-known Autonomous Law institute based in New Delhi, which was inaugurated by the first president of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad on December 12, 1957. The Institute stands as the ‘Center for Excellence’ in the law discipline. ILI is conducting Common Admissions Test (CAT) annually in the month of April for the admissions to the Programmes such as- Ph. D. in Law, LL.M. – One Year Degree Programme, LL.M. – Two Year Degree Programme, Post Graduate Diploma Programmes, and Online Certificate courses. See below the details of ILICAT 2017 such as eligibility details, important dates, exam pattern, results, admit card, etc.

ILICAT 2017 – Important Dates

LL.M. Programmes – (1 year & 2 year)

Event Date
Sale of application form 1st Week of May 2017
Last Date for the Submission of Application Form 1st Week of June 2017
Entrance exam date 2nd week of June 2017
Notifications of Result 4th week of June 2017
Group Discussion and viva-voce of short listed candidates 1st week of July Onwards
First Merit list display date 1st week of July
Second Merit list display date Second week of July
Third Merit list display date Second week of July 

Post Graduate Diploma Programmes

Event Date
Sale of application form 1st Week of May 2017
Last Date for the Submission of Application Form 1st Week of July 2017
First Merit list display date 1st Week of July 2017
Second Merit list display date 2nd Week of July 2017
Third Merit list display date 3rd Week of July 2017

Ph. D. Programme

Event Date
Sale of application form 1st Week of May 2017
Last Date for the Submission of Application Form with research plan 1st Week of July 2017
Entrance exam date Second week of August
Notifications of Result Fourth week of August
PI 1st/ 2nd week of September 2017

Eligibility Criteria For ILICAT 2017

For Ph.D. in Law

Candidates with LLM degree from a recognized institute with Minimum 55% marks is eligible to apply.

For LLM One year programme/ LLM Two year programme

Candidates holds LL.B. Degree with minimum 50% marks from any University/Institution recognized by Bar Council of India are eligible to apply.


Candidates with a law degree from a foreign country affiliated by an eminent university, with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade are eligible to apply.

The candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply, only if they obtain the requisite marks in the qualifying examination.

For P.G. Diploma Programmes

Candidate holds Graduate Degree from a recognized University are eligible to apply. Law Graduates will get 5% weightage for admission to all Post Graduate Diploma Courses.


The candidates who passed 5 year LL.B course from a reputed organization are eligible for taking admissions in any P.G. Diploma Programmes at ILI. Five seats of each programmes are reserved for these candidates.

Note: The list of PG Diploma courses offered by ILI are- Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate Laws and Management, Cyber Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Rights Laws and Labour Law.

For Online Certificate courses

Anyone who is studied/studying Diploma or degree after 10+2 and having knowledge about the Internet eligibility can apply for online Certificate Courses.

Ph.D. in Law- General Info

Exam pattern

The candidates did UGC NET/ JRF, SLET, and M. Phil are exempted from writing ILI CAT 2017.

Written Examination: The total duration of written test will be of 3 hours. The short-listed candidates will invite for Presentation of their Research Proposal and Interview.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – One Year Programme & LL.M. Two Year Programme- General Info
The candidates applying for LL.M. – One Year and LL.M. – Two Year Programme must fill separate application form. There should be an All India Common Admission Test (CAT) for both the programmes. The questions asking in the exam are for Testing Aptitude for Research, Legal Reasoning and Comprehensions and Basic Knowledge in different branches of Law. The institute will invite the selected candidates for participating viva-voice over conducting at the institute.

Exam pattern (Common For all tests)

The ILI CAT 2017 consists of three parts

Part 1: Will consists of 40 questions to check the Candidate’s English Language proficiency.

Part 2: This part will consists of 100 objective type questions from the subjects such as Law of Torts, Law of Limitation, Environmental Law, Commercial Law (Contract and Specific Relief Act, Partnership and Sale of Goods Act), Constitutional Law, I P C, Public International Law, and Jurisprudence.

Part 3: This part will consists of 4 subjective type questions to test the legal writing skills of the applicant.

ILICAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2017

ILICAT Exam Pattern 2017: Explore this post in order gather overall details related to the exam pattern and syllabus of ILICAT 2017. The exam is managed and regulated by the Indian Law Institute for law admission. The test will consist of only objective type questions and candidates will get 2.30 hours in order to solve the question paper.

The question paper is divided into three parts and related details can be found below, please have a look:

Exam Sections Subjects Name Number of Questions
Part-1 English & General Knowledge 40
Part-2 Legal Aptitude 100
Part-3 Subjective Questions on Legal aspects 4
Total Number of Questions 144 Questions

Marking Scheme

Marking scheme for Part 1, 2 and 3 is mentioned below:

  • For Part 1-> One mark will be given for every correct response. If you have marked any wrong answer then -1/4 marks gets deducted for each wrong attempt.
  • For Part 2-> Marking scheme for Part 2 is as similar to Part 1.
  • For Part 3-> 5 marks will be awarded to candidate for every correct answer. This part doesn’t include negative marking.
  • Total marks of the question paper will be 160.

ILICAT Syllabus 2017

Please go through the complete ILICAT syllabus 2017 provided below:

Part 1 Syllabus

The first part of question paper will include questions from English and General Knowledge. List of key topics are:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Inference-based questions
  • General knowledge related topics
  • Vocabulary

Part 2 Syllabus

The syllabus of part 2 includes following topics:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • IPC
  • Commercial Law
  • Public International Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Law of Limitation

Part 3 Syllabus

The part 3 includes 4 questions of 5 marks each. All questions will be subjective type and based on the legal writing.

ILICAT Application Form 2017

ILICAT application form 2017 will be made available by the Indian Law Institute in online as well offline mode for admission to Law programmes. If you are interested to apply in online mode then you must apply from official web portal of the Indian Law Institute. Possible date of availability of ILICAT application form for the year 2017 is May, 2017.

Important Highlights

  • The Indian Law Institute will release application form in online as well as offline mode.
  • Verifying eligibility is must for a candidate before applying for ILICAT.
  • Candidates, who are applying in online mode, they need to register themselves first before apply.
  • After completion of the registration process, candidates will get a login ID and password.
  • Candidates are required to pay Rs.1000/- as an application fee.

Method of Obtaining ILICAT Application Form 2017

Candidates can obtain the application form of ILICAT 2017 in following ways:

  • Online Mode: Candidates will get the application form link after completion of the registration procedure. Apart from this, the application form can be also downloaded along with the ILICAT prospectus.
  • Offline Mode: In offline mode, candidates can obtain the application form by visiting the official address personally. While obtaining the application form in offline mode, you can pay the application fee in cash. Candidates can also request the prospectus via post. For the same, they need to send a request letter along with demand draft of Rs.1100/- to the address mentioned below:

Indian Law Institute,

Bhagwan Das Road,

New Delhi – 110 001

How to Apply in Online Mode?

  • Go to the official web portal of Indian Law Institute.
  • Now register yourself with providing few basic information including Email ID, Phone Number.
  • Post completion of the registration session, candidates will get an application number and password.
  • Now login with using the same application number and password and access the application form.
  • Fill up your educational and qualification details and upload your signature, photograph, statement of purpose and fee payment details.
  • Finally submit the form.

Application Fee

Mode of Application Fee (INR) Late fee, if you are submitting the form in person
Downloaded application Rs. 2500 + Rs. 500
Online Rs. 2500 + Rs. 500
In person Rs. 1500 + Rs. 500
Through Post/Courier Rs. 1100 Not Applicable


The amount can be paid either with using credit card/debit card/net banking in online mode or through demand draft in person.

The application form can collect from ILI at New Delhi. The completely filled application form should be submit in person or by Registered Post/ Speed Post/ Courier/ Messenger to the address ‘Registrar, Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi 110 001’ with perquisite demand draft fee.

Note: If the application fee is downloaded from the website of the institute, then extra of Rs. 1,000/- will taken along with the demand draft fee

Application Fee For Ph.D. programme: Rs. 2,000/-

Application Fee For LL.M. – One Year Programme: Rs.1,500/-

Application Fee For LL.M. – Two Year Programme: Rs.1,500/-

Application Fee For Post Graduate Diploma Programmes: Rs.1,000/-

The institute will offer Admit card and the Roll Number at the time of submission of application physically or the same will be sent by post as well.


ILICAT 2017 will publish online as well as the notice board of the institute. Notification regarding the result declaration date will releases on all major dailies.

ILICAT Admission Procedure 2017

Aspirants, who are appearing in ILICAT 2017, they must be aware with its admission procedure. The post describes here step by step procedure for law admission through ILICAT 2017. To become the part of Indian Law Institute admission procedure candidates must apply for the same before the notified deadline.

ILICAT admission procedure includes following steps:

Step 1: Apply for ILICAT 2017

I’d like to inform all aspirants that ILICAT application form 2017 will be available from the first week of May, 2017. Candidates need to apply with genuine information according to the deadline notified by the exam conducting authority.

Step 2: Obtain the Admit Card

Once your application will be accepted by the exam conducting authority then you can download your admit card from the official website. Candidates must obtain their admit card as without this they won’t be allowed to attend the exam.

Step 3: Appear in Entrance Test

ILICAT is going to be held at Delhi only. Candidates will get only multiple choice questions in the paper. The exam will be of 2 hours duration.

Step 4: Appear in a Legal Written Test

Along with appearing in the entrance test, candidates are also required to appear in a legal entrance test where legal writing skill of candidate will be verified.

Step 5: Next Step is appearing in Viva-Voce Conducted at Indian Law Institute

Candidates who are shortlisted after giving ILICAT they need to appear in Viva-voce which will be conducted at the Indian Law Institute only. Names of shortlisted candidates for viva-voce will be uploaded at the official website of the institute.

Step 6: Check Your Result

At the last, candidates can check their result by accessing the official website of exam conducting authority.

Weightage Criteria

Selection Criteria Weightage Description
Legal writing skill 20
Statement of Purpose(SoP) 20
Viva-Voce 20
January 6, 2017

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