BLAT (Banaras Hindu University Law Admission Test) is an entrance examination conducted by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for admission to its undergraduate law programs. This comprehensive exam provides aspiring law students with the opportunity to secure a seat in BHU's esteemed Faculty of Law.
BLAT typically assesses candidates in various areas, including English comprehension, general awareness, legal aptitude, and current affairs. It is designed to evaluate a candidate's analytical and logical reasoning skills as well as their knowledge of legal principles and concepts. Successful performance in BLAT opens doors to the highly sought-after 3-year LL.B. program (Bachelor of Laws) and the integrated 5-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) program.
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|Application form release||January 2024|
|Application form last date||February 2024|
|Admit card release||May 2024|
|Exam date||June 2024|
|Result announcement||July 2024|
|Exam Name||BLAT (Banaras Hindu University Law Admission Test)|
|Conducting Body||Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University|
|Exam Date||June 2024 (Tentative)|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Total Questions||150 (LLB) / 120 (PG)|
|Total Marks||450 (LLB) / 360 (PG)|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Eligibility||Graduate with at least 50% marks in a Bachelor's degree in any discipline|
|Application Fee||Rs. 1000 (General/OBC/EWS) / Rs. 500 (SC/ST/PwD)|
|Nationality||Indian nationals only|
|Educational qualification||Graduate with at least 50% marks in a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university|
|Age limit||There is no upper age limit for applying for BLAT. However, the candidate must have been born on or before December 31, 1998, to be eligible for the 2024 session.|
|Other criteria||Candidates who have appeared for the graduation examination but are awaiting the results can also apply for BLAT. However, they will be provisionally admitted and will have to submit their graduation completion certificate before the final seat allotment.|
|Name||Full name of the candidate|
|Date of birth||Date of birth of the candidate in DD-MM-YYYY format|
|Gender||Gender of the candidate|
|Nationality||Nationality of the candidate|
|Educational qualification||Details of the educational qualification of the candidate|
|Permanent address||Permanent address of the candidate|
|Contact details||Contact details of the candidate (email ID and phone number)|
|Photograph||Photograph of the candidate (passport size)|
|Signature||Signature of the candidate|
|Application fee||Application fee (Rs. 1000 (General/OBC/EWS) / Rs. 500 (SC/ST/PwD))|
The BLAT 2024 admit card has not yet been released. It will be released on the official website of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the month of May 2024.
The admit card will contain the following information:
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks|
|General Awareness and Current Affairs||30||90|
|Common Legal Knowledge||60||180|
|Aptitude and Mental Ability||30||90|
General Awareness and Current Affairs
Common Legal Knowledge
Aptitude and Mental Ability
The BLAT 2024 results are not yet out. They are expected to be released in the month of July 2024 on the official website of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
The results will be available in the form of a merit list. The merit list will be prepared based on the candidate's performance in the exam. The candidates who are shortlisted in the merit list will be called for the counseling process.
|Release of merit list||July 2024|
|Counseling registration||August 2024|
|Counseling (Phase 1)||August 2024|
|Counseling (Phase 2)||September 2024|
|Reporting to allotted college||September 2024|