HPNLET is a law entrance test which is conducted by Himachal Pradesh National Law University for admission to law programs offered by it. HPNLET has to be taken by candidates who wish to study Under-Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph. D. Programmes of Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla. In this law entrance exam candidates are evaluated out of 150 marks in a 02-hour duration test. The HPNLET is conducted offline, and the question paper follows different structure for different courses. Check more details regarding the HPNLET in the article below.

HPNLET 2018     HPNLET 2019


HPNLU conducts HPNLET for admission to BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM, PhD. This exam is conducted once a year only.

HPNLET Exam Dates
HPNLET 2018 20 May 2018
HPNLET 2019 May 2019

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HPNLET Eligibility Criteria

For UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES [B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Five Year Integrated Course]

  • Passed 10+2 with minimum of 50% marks (Unreserved / OBC / Specially Abled Person (SAP) / NRI / NRI Sponsored Categories / Kashmiri Migrants); 45% marks (SC / ST).


  • Obtained LL.B. (Three /Five Years) or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks (Unreserved / OBC / SAP categories), 50% marks (SC / ST).

For Ph. D. Programme

  • Obtained LL.M. with a minimum of 55% marks.

HPNLET Exam Pattern

BA/BBA LLB (Honors) Exam Structure

Subject No. of Questions
General Awareness 50
Legal Awareness & Reasoning 40
Quantitative Aptitude 30
English Comprehensive 30
Total Questions 150

LLM Exam Structure

Topics Marks Allotted
Constitutional Law MCQs of 120 marks
Law of Contract
Law of Torts
Family Law
Criminal Law
Public International Law
Corporate Law
Intellectual Property Right Law
Contemporary Legal Problems Essay question of 30 marks
Total Marks 150

Ph.D. Exam Structure

Exam Topic No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper I Legal Research Methodology 50 MCQs 100
Paper II Law and Social Transformation (and related topics) 1 Essay type question 50
Total 51 150

Seat Distribution in HP National Law University

BA/BBA LLB (Hons) Course
Category HP State Seats All India Seats
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST) 3 9
Other Backward Classes (OBC) N/A N/A
Physically Handicapped (PH) 1 1
Children/Widows/Wives of the Officers and Men of the Armed Forces (CW) 1 2
Women N/A N/A
General 10 33
Total 15 45
LLM Course
Category HP State Seats All India Seats
SC/ST 1 4
PH 1 1
CW 0 1
Women 1 4
General 2 11
Total 5 15
PhD Course
HP State Seats (General Category) 2
All India Seats (General Category) 8
NRI/NRI Sponsored Candidates
BA/BBA LLB (Hons) 9

Reservation Details in HPNLU

Category Reservation of Seats
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Differently Abled 03%
Wards of Serving/Retired Defence Personnel 15%

HP National Law University Fee Structure

The fee structure for various law courses offered by HPNLU is as follows:

Particular Amount in Rs
B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. LL.M. Ph. D. Diploma Courses
Admission Fee (One Time) 20,000/- 1000 5,000/- 1,000/-
Tuition Fee:
Indian Students 60,000/-

(Per Semester)


(Per Semester)


(per semester)*


(One Time)

NRI / NRI Sponsored Students 7,50,000/-
SAARC Candidates (Excluding Indians) 3,50,000/-
Note: In case of NRI/SAARC Candidates rest of charges are same as applicable to Indian students
Examination & Facilities Fee:
Campus Development Fund 5,000/- 3,000/- 3,000/-
Student Development Fund 3,500/- 25,00/- 2,000/-
Student Bar Council Fund 2,500/-
Library and Multimedia 4,000/- (Per Semester) 4000/-
Internet Charges 9,000/- 9,000/-
Journal Fee 1,500/- 2,000/-
Sports and Game Facilities 2,000/- 2,000/-
Reading Material Fee 1,000/- 3,000/-
Examination Fee 5,000/- 3,000/- 3,000/-
Dissertation Fee 1,000/- 1,000/- 6,000/-
Re-registration Fee 5,000/- 5,000/- 5,000/-
Repeat Examination Fee 500/-

(per Paper)


(per Paper)


(per Paper)

Moot Court & Seminar workshop/visiting Faculty 5,000/- 5,000/-
Electricity Charges 8,000/- 6,000/-
Hostel Charges
Halls/Hostel Residence Charge 20,000/- 20,000/- (subject to availability) 20,000/- (subject to availability)
Mess deposit 3,000/- 3,000/- 3,000/-
Mess Advance 20,000/-

(for 10 months)


(for 10 months)


(for 10 months)

Refundable Charges (One Time)
Library Security Deposit 5,000/- 5,000/- 5,000/-
Hostel Security Deposit 5,000/- 5,000/- (2,000/- for SC/ST) 5,000/- (2,000/- for SC/ST)
Indian Students Fees
1st Semester Fees 156500/-
2nd Semester Fees 64000/-
Total for Indian Students 220500/-
N.R.I Students Fees
1st Semester Fees 9,06,500
2nd Semester Fees 64,000
Total for N.R.I. Students 9,70,500/-

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