HPNLET 2018 application form deadline had been extended. Interested aspirants were able to apply for the entrance test until April 17, 2018. HPNLET 2018 is also known as Himachal Pradesh National Law University Entrance Test, conducted by Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla. The entrance test is conducted for admission in programmes such as – BA/BBA LLB (Hons), LLM and Ph.D. in law. In this law entrance exam candidates are evaluated out of 150 marks in a 02-hour duration test. The HPNLET 2018 will be conducted offline, and the question paper will follow a different structure for different courses. Check more details regarding the HPNLET 2018 in the article below.

Latest: HPNLET 2018 5th Cutoff for B.A/B.B.A.LL.B. has been released. Scroll down to check for the same.


In undergraduate courses like BA LLB/BBA LLB (Hons.) 60 students will be admitted to each program. Whereas in One year LLM program around 20 students will be admitted and 10 students will be admitted to Ph.D.

HPNLET 2018 Important Dates
Issues of notification Jan 2018
Starting date for availability of application forms 22 Jan 2018
Last date for submission of application forms 07 17 Apr 2018
Availability of Admit Card for all applicants on website Apr 2018
Date of Test (HP NLET 2018) 20 May 2018 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Uploading of Key and Inviting Objection May 2018
Last date of Receiving Objections May 2018
Final Key (Uploading) May 2018
Declaration of HP-NLET 2018 Result 02 Jun 2018
First Cut Off List 13 Jun 2018
Second Cut Off List 05 Jul 2018
Third Cut Off List 12 Jul 2018
Date for issue of letters for Admission 16 Jul and 17 Jul 2018
Last date of deposit of Fee (1st List) 13 Jul 2018
Date for spot counselling of vacant seats (If Any) Jun 2018
Date of submission of fee for vacant seats Jun 2018
Close of Admission Jul 2018
Orientation Programme Jul 2018
Semester to begins Jul 2018
LL.M (One Year Programme)
Uploading of Key and Inviting Objection May 2018
Last date of Receiving Objections May 2018
Final Key Uploading May 2018
Declaration of Results Jun 2018
Ph.D. Programme
Uploading of Key and Inviting Objection May 2018
Last date of Objection May 2018
Final Key Uploading May 2018
List for submission of Research Proposal Jul 2018
Meeting of Board of Research Studies Jul 2018
Final List of Selected Candidate Aug 2018
Coursework begins Aug 2018

Before applying for this state level entrance exam, one must check the HP National Law Entrance Test Eligibility Details and then apply.

HPNLET 2018 Cut – Off List

The category wise first cut off list of BA/BBA LLB HPNLET-2018 for the candidates who are called for the admission to Himachal Pradesh National law University, Shimla, is given below:

Category All India Seats (Marks up to) Himachal Seats (Marks up to)
S.C. 52 33.25
S.T. 48 42.25
C.W. 68.25 57.75
PwD 38.25 11.25
General 76.50 49.75
KM 27.25 NA

Cut Offs: 

  • Click here to check details of HPNLET 2018 5th cutoff List for B.A/B.B.A LL.B. admission.
  • Click here to check Fourth Cut – Off List of HPNLET 2018 for B.A.LL.B./BBA.LL.B admission.
  • Click here to check second Cut – Off List of HPNLET 2018 for LL.M. admission
  • Click here to check first Cut – Off List of HPNLET 2018 for LL.M. admission
  • Click here to check Third Cut – Off List of HPNLET 2018 for B.A.LL.B./BBA.LL.B admission
  • Click here to check Second Cut – Off List of HPNLET 2018 for B.A.LL.B./BBA.LL.B admission
  • Click here to check first Cut – Off List of HPNLET 2018 for B.A.LL.B./BBA.LL.B admission

HPNLET 2018 Application Form

Himachal Pradesh National Law University has now extended the last date to apply for HPNLET 2018. Now last date to apply is April 17. The application form is available online only at hpnlu.ac.in. To fill up the HPNET Application Form, you need to keep a valid email id, mobile number, scanned image of your photograph and signature ready beforehand. Once HPNLET application form is filled, applicants need to pay the application fee online by means of an Online Payment Gateway – Credit Card/Debit Card and Net Banking. The applicants need to choose a choose a list of colleges from HP National Law University at the time of filling the application form.

Application Fee

The candidates need to pay the following application fee:

Category Application Fee
General/KM/ Foreign Nationals/ wards of Serving /Retired Defence personnel/ Women Rs. 3000
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 2500

Mode of Payment – The application fee is payable by online mode only via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.

HPNLET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. Must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Person (SAP)/NRI/NRI Sponsored Categories/Kashmiri Migrants (candidates belonging to SC/ST Categories minimum qualifying marks will be 45%)
  2. Candidates who will be appearing for the qualifying examination March/April 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Note: Applicants who have obtained 10+2 through Open School/Universities system directly without having any basic qualification are not eligible for the law course in HPNLU.

Age Limit: In case of Unreserved/NRI/NRI Sponsored categories candidates should be below 20 Years of age. Whereas in case of SC/ST/OBC/SAP categories candidates should be below 22 Years of age.


  • Must have obtained LL.B. (Three /Five Years) or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories (in case of SC/ST Categories it will be 50%).

For Ph. D. Programme

  • Should have obtained LL.M. or equivalent Degree with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • Candidates who will be appearing for the qualifying examination March/April 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Test Centers for HPNLET 2018

The entrance exam will be held at the following centers:

Ahmedabad Jammu
Bhopal Jodhpur
Bhubaneshwar Kolkata
Chandigarh Lucknow
Dehradun Pune
Delhi Mumbai
Dharamshala Raipur
Jaipur Shimla
Jalandhar Varanasi

HPNLET 2018 Exam Pattern

HPNLET 2018 offline exam is conducted to offer admission in courses such as BA/BBA LLB (Hons), LLM and Ph.D. in Law. HP-NLET exam pattern for each course admissions will be different. In HPNLET exam for BA/BBA LLB (Hons), aspirants will be evaluated out of 150 marks. Also, one mark will be awarded for each correct answer.

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

In HPNLET exam for one year LLM course, 120 MCQs will be from the topics taught in LLB program and 30 marks will be assigned to the essay on Contemporary Legal Problems.

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

In HPNLET for Ph.D., there will be two papers – Paper I will have 50 objective type questions from Legal Research Methodology carrying 2 marks each and Paper II will have a 50 marks essay on a topic related to the Law and Social Transformation.

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

Note: The topics for essay mentioned for LLM and Ph.D. Program is as per last year.

HPNLET 2018 Admit Card

The Admit Cards for HPNLET 2018 for admission to B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. and Ph.D. are available for print online. All the candidates are required to carry a clear copy of the Admit Card available for print from the link that will be updated on this page. In case, if the face of the candidate is not clearly visible on Admit Card, the University has the right to decline the candidate from taking the test. So while taking print out make sure that every particular in the admit card is clearly visible.

You can download your HPNLET Admit Card 2018 by either searching by Applicant’s Name and Date of Birth or by searching Application Number and Date of Birth. The candidates belonging to Persons with Disabilities category have to bring a copy of Disability Certificate issued by the competent authority, at the Examination Centre on the day of exam for availing the facility of scribe/extra time.

HPNLET 2018 Result

The Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) declared the results for HPNLET 2018 exam conducted for BA LLB/BBA LLB (Hons), LLM and Ph.D. course on its official website.

HPNLU declares a separate list with names of aspirants shortlisted for admission through HP-NET 2018. The national law university also declares All India Rank list and All Himachal Pradesh State List. Under these, separate merit lists will also be declared for students under different categories such as General, Defence Personnel (DP), Kashmiri Migrants (KM), Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Scheduled Caste (ST) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).

Tie Breaker

In a scenario wherein two or more candidates secure the same rank in HPNLET 2018 then tie-break in such a scenario is to done as per the below mentioned criteria:

  1. Candidate with higher marks in 10+2 or equivalent exam will be ranked higher.
  2. If tie still remains, then the candidate with higher marks in Class 10 will be ranked higher.
  3. If tie still remains, then higher age/older candidate will be ranked higher.

Seat Distribution in HP National Law University

On the basis of HPNET ranks, around 60 seats will be available for admission in BA/BBA LLB (Hons) programme, 20 seats will be available in one-year duration LLM course and 10 seats are offered in Ph.D. program. Further, 25% of the total seats will be reserved for the Himachal Pradesh State Domicile students and apart from this, a total of 5 seats will be reserved for women candidates in LLM programme offered at 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

HPNLET 2018 Reservation Details

The details for reservation of seat is as follows:

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 students of B.A/B.B.A, LL.B (II & III Year) of Academic Session 2018 – 19 are required to pay fees by July 13, 2018 either in the form  of Bank Draft in favour of “Register HPNLU, at UCO Bank Halog Dhami” or NEFT/RTGS to
Account: Registrar H.P. National Law University,
Bank: UCO
Branch: Halog, Dhami
Account No: 14100110046586
IFSC Code: UCBA0001410

Year Year of Admission Anual Fee ( Tuition fee+Other+Examination fee)
III 2016 – 17 1.95.500/-
II 2017 – 18 1.90.500/-

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/-

Official website: www.hpnlu.ac.in.

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