BLAT 2023: Exam Date, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Parvathy Krishnakumar
Parvathy Krishnakumar

Updated on - Nov 23, 2023

BLAT 2023 notification will soon be released by the university. The application form for the exam is expected to be available on the official website from the first week of Jun 2023. As per the previous year trends, the exam will be conducted in the month of Jul 2023, and the admit cards for the same will be released then. More details related to BLAT 2023 will be updated below after the official notification is released.

Banaras Law Admission Test is conducted for LLB (Hons.) and BA LLB (Hons.) admissions. Aspirants who want to pursue a career in Law in the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, can appear for this exam. Candidates are required to check the official website regularly for updates regarding the exam. Read the article below to get more information on BLAT 2023.

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About BLAT Exam

Banaras Hindu University will release BLAT 2023 official notification soon. BLAT stands for Banaras Hindu University Law Admission Test which is conducted for admission into Law courses. Students who clear the cut-off marks in the national level entrance test in BLAT 2023 will be offered admission to Five years integrated law courses in colleges affiliated with Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU), established by Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviyaji in 1916, is a standout amongst the most renowned government universities in the nation.


BHU is one of the biggest universities having the honorable president of India as its visitor. BLAT 2023 is an undergraduate Law entrance exam conducted to provide admissions to students in the integrated five-year BA LLB (Honours) and LLB (Hons) program offered by the Faculty of Law.

BLAT 2023 is a national level entrance exam that is usually conducted in May every year. BLAT 2023 entrance examination is administered by the central University for admission, and BHU has the supreme rights in conducting BLAT 2023 and to choose modalities of confirmations and allocation of seats. There are 30 and 60 seats available for LLB and BA LLB courses respectively.

The exam highlights for BLAT 2023 are tabulated below.

BLAT 2023 Highlights
Exam Name Banaras Hindu University Law Admission Test
Full Form BLAT
Exam Level National level
Conducting Body Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline/Pen and Paper Based
Language English
Exam Duration 120 Minutes
Official Website

Courses Offered Through BLAT 2023 

BLAT offers 2 major courses in the field of Law studies. Candidates can go through the mentioned courses and available seats and move forward with their application accordingly. 

BLAT Courses and Seats offered
Course Duration No of Seats
LLB (Hons.) 6 Semesters (3 Years) 30
BA LLB (Hons.) 10 Semesters (5 Years) 60

BLAT 2023 Exam Date

BLAT 2023 exam date will be announced by the conducting authorities along with the official notification. The application form will be available on the official website of BLAT, and the admit card will be issued to those candidates who registered successfully on time.

BLAT 2023 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PPT), and the result will be declared on the official website once the date is announced by the official authorities.

Important Dates for BLAT 2023 
Events Dates (Tentative)
Application Start Date Jun 2023 - First Week
Application End Date Jun 2023 - Third Week
Admit Card Release Date Jul 2023 - First Week
BLAT 2023 Exam Date Jul 2023
Result Date Jul 2023
Counseling Date Jul 2023

BLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility requirement for LLB (Hons) is BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ Shastri (at least 10+2+3 pattern),is a minimum 50% marks in aggregate. Any other degree under the pattern 10+2+3 recognized by the Bar Council of India securing a minimum of 50% in aggregate considering. The age restriction for BHU Law has been removed by the Supreme court and hence candidates of all ages are eligible to apply for the test.

  • The eligibility criteria in terms of Indian citizenship conditions require candidates to obtain a Migration Certificate that should be produced from the previous university.
  • Foreign Nationals are eligible if they meet the eligibility of 10+2+3 from an equivalent university, hold a valid foreign passport, and have adequate knowledge of English and Hindi as required for the test.
  • There is no restriction on the attempts made by candidates.

Read More: BLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

BLAT Application Form 2023

BLAT 2023 application form for BA LLB and LLB will be available on the official website of BHU from the first week of Jun 2023. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam must check the eligibility criteria and submit the filled out application form before the last date. Those who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

BLAT 2023 registration fee is INR 500 for the general category and INR 250 for SC/ST category candidates. The fee can be paid through online (Net Banking, Credit/ Debit Card), or offline (Challan payment at any branch of HDFC) mediums. Candidates have to upload the scanned copy of a recently taken colored passport size photograph and signature as well. 

Read More: BLAT Application Form 2023

BLAT 2023 Admit Card

BLAT 2023 admit card will be available on the official website of BHU by the official authorities. The admit card for BLAT exam is generally released a week or even a few days before the exam. Registered candidates will be issued the admit cards, and they can use their login credentials to download the same.

Once BLAT 2023 admit card is downloaded, candidates are required to affix a passport size colour photograph on the admit card. Candidates must download the admit card and take multiple printouts of it, which should be preserved until the admission process. The admit card must be carried to the examination venue along with other essential documents.

Candidates must thoroughly go through BLAT 2023 admit card in case of any printing mistakes should immediately contact the program coordinator.

Read More: BLAT 2023 Admit Card

BLAT Exam Centres 2023

BLAT 2023 will be conducted in 115 cities and various exam centres. The exam centre once allotted cannot be changed upon request or under any circumstance. Candidates should reach the respective exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the examination and must carry the admit card along with identity proof is required at the exam centre. 

Read More: BLAT Exam Centres 2023

BLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

BLAT will be conducted through the offline process, i.e., (Pen & Paper-Based Test). The test has only one paper for which the time duration is 120 minutes or 2 hours. The paper contains 4 sections namely General Awareness and Current Affairs, Common Legal Knowledge, Aptitude and Mental Ability, and English/ Hindi Comprehension. The exam will be conducted in Hindi and English medium of language. 

The exam pattern for BLAT 2023 is tabulated below.

BLAT Exam Pattern 2023
Exam Mode Offline 
Type of Exam Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions 150
Marking Scheme +3 for the correct answer, -1 for the incorrect answer
Exam Duration 120 minutes

Read More: BLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

BLAT 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for BLAT Entrance includes objective questions based on diverse topics. The exam syllabus comprises English Comprehension, General Awareness, and Current Affairs, Aptitude and Mental Ability, and Common Legal Knowledge.

Some of the Reference Books which are suggested are the BHU Banaras Hindu University LLB Entrance Exam 2019, General Knowledge 2019, BHU Banaras Hindu University LLB Bachelor of Law & Legislation Entrance Exam. The syllabus for BLAT 2023 is mentioned below.

Subject Syllabus
General Awareness and Current Affairs
  • Awards and Honors
  • Personalities
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • General knowledge
Legal Aptitude Legal Reasoning is the most significant component of the legal aptitude section, in terms of marks allotted. The other component is Legal Knowledge, which consists of questions based on legal facts and current events which will be related to the field of law
Mental Ability

It includes various topics which test the mental ability of the candidates. It requires a lot of practice to master this section. The subtopics of mental ability are mentioned below.

  • Analogy
  • Blood Relations
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Coding and decoding
  • SeriesData 
  • Data Sufficiency
English Comprehension English Comprehension basically covers all the topics of English grammar only.

Read More: BLAT Exam 2023 Syllabus

BLAT 2023 Result

BLAT 2023 result will be published by the Banaras Hindu University on the official website. Banaras Hindu University is responsible for releasing the results for this exam based on the candidate’s performance which includes the rank and marks secured. In such a competitive exam, there is always a possibility that two students might score equal marks and rank for which need to follow some tie-breaker rules.

BLAT 2023 cut off marks are the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score to get through the examination and to be considered for further counseling.

Read More: BLAT 2023 Results

BLAT 2023 Counselling

BLAT 2023 counselling will be held at Banaras Hindu University. Eligible candidates are required to register for the counseling procedure and fill the form which includes the name of the desired colleges they wish to apply to. The respective call letter needs to get downloaded by the candidate from the official site of BHU to proceed further with the admission procedure. Some of the important details like location, timings, and dates are mentioned in the call letter.

Students are required to report at the given time at the BLAT 2023 counselling venue along with the call letter and all the other educational documents.

Read More: BLAT 2023 Counselling

BLAT 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates are advised to go through the set of instructions given out by the organizing authorities for BLAT 2023 to avoid unnecessary mistakes during the attempt. 

  • BHU Law entrance exam 2023 admit card is mandatory and candidates will not be permitted without a valid admit card
  • The seating arrangement allotted to candidates will be as per the registration number and the order will not be changed.
  • Candidates are instructed to reach the examination hall when in advance to avoid last-minute rush and traffic
  • Candidates will be expected to sign a list of forms for verification purposes so plan accordingly
  • Candidates will not be permitted into the exam hall 30 minutes after the exam commences.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to leave the exam hall until the completion of the exam time.
  • Candidates are prohibited from carrying any kind of electronic device inclusive of Mobile phones, calculators, cameras, watch calculators, digital watches, earphones, slide rulers, etc. into the exam hall. The same can be handed over to the invigilator before the exam and collected while leaving back
  • Candidates will be provided with a rough working sheet for calculation purposes. The sheet has to be returned to the faculty at the time of leaving the hall
  • Candidates are advised to carry an additional set of stationery for safety purposes.
  • It would be advisable to carry light baggage as it will not be permitted inside the exam hall
  • Malpractice of any kind will be punishable by the court of Law
  • Any rough paper or unauthorized electronics will be considered as Malpractice
  • The photograph attached to the BHU Law entrance exam admits card should be recent. The candidate can be disqualified if the invigilator finds a difference in the person and the photo given.
  • Candidates must meet the minimum qualification deemed by the university and can be disqualified if found unfit
  • All litigations are subject to the Local Court of Varanasi and Hon'ble High Court of Allahabad only

BLAT 2023 Contact Details

The Director,
Institute of Management Studies,
Banaras Hindu University (BHU),
Varanasi - 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Fax No.: +91 542 2369332



What is BHU BLAT?

Banaras Hindu University Law Admission Test (BLAT) is conducted for admission into Law courses. Students who clear the cut-off marks in the national level entrance test in BLAT 2023 will be offered admission to five years integrated law course in colleges affiliated to Banaras Hindu University.

Is there any age restriction to apply for the BHU Law Entrance exam?

No. There is no age bar to appear for the exam.

What is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for BLAT exam?

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions: Eligibility for BA LLB (Hons) The applicants should have completed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks. Reserved category candidates must have completed 10+2 with a minimum of 45% marks. Eligibility for LLB (Hons)Applicants must have passed BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com (at least 10+2+3 pattern) from a recognized college/ university which is recognized by the Bar Council of India.

What is the application fee for BLAT?

The application fee for General and OBC candidates is INR 500/- and for SC/ST/PC candidates it is INR 250/-

Is BHU BLAT exam Bilingual?

Yes, the question paper will be in both English and Hindi. Candidates can answer the paper in any one of the two languages.

What is the exam pattern for BLAT?

The exam is conducted in offline mode. The duration of the exam is 2 hours i.e. 120 Minutes. Paper has 4 sections namely General Awareness and Current Affairs, Common Legal Knowledge, Aptitude and Mental Ability and English/Hindi Comprehension.

What is the marking scheme of BLAT exam?

Candidates get three marks for every correct answer and one mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

How many seats are available for BHU Law?

The University has 230 LLB (Hons) and 60 BA LLB (Hons) seats.

Should I send the hard copy of the BLAT application form through the post to the BHU university?

No, candidates need not send the hard copy of the application form.

How many questions will the BLAT exam have and how many marks will each of them carry?

BLAT will have 150 MCQs and each answer will carry three marks.


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