About Kerala Law Entrance Exam

Kerala Law Entrance Examination is conducted by the commissioner for entrance examinations, Thiruvananthapuram. This exam is conducted to pursue graduate and post graduate courses in various law colleges in Kerala. The admission to the various courses such as the 5 year L.L.B course, 3 year L.L.B course and 2 year L.L.M course is based on the rank of the candidate in the entrance examination.
The colleges offering the courses which can be applied through KLEE are:
  • Govt Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Govt Law College, Ernakulam
  • Govt Law College, Thrissur
  • Govt Law College, Kozhikode
  • English Language
  • General Knowledge
  • Legal Aptitude
Structure and Pattern: 
  • Separate tests are conducted for providing admissions to the graduate and postgraduate programs in law.
  • The structure and pattern of the test is of objective type.
  • As it is a multiple-choice test, aspirants have to choose the correct answer from the 4 given options.
  • Every correct answer fetches 3 marks and every wrong answer will deduct 1 mark from the total.
  • More than one answer indicated against a question will also be considered as wrong and no marks are deducted for not attempting any question.
  • Questions on legal aptitude, current affairs and English language will be included in the graduate level test.
  • In the postgraduate level test, there will be questions on the law subjects studied during their graduation.
  • English will be the only mode of instruction for the KLEE test.
Study Level
Under Graduate
Post Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram

Test Format

180 Min

Duration of Test


Frequency per year

0 - 200

Score Range


Test Score Validity


(i) Nativity:
Applicant should be an Indian Citizen. However only those candidates who are of Kerala origin are eligible for any type of reservation or any type of fee concession. [See clause 6(i) of the Prospectus]

(ii) Academic Qualifications:
(a) Candidate should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or any other examination recognised by the Universities in Kerala as equivalent thereto.

(b) A candidate who has passed an examination in 10+2 Course of schooling recognised by the educational authority of the Central or State Government or possesses such academic qualifications which are considered equivalent to such 10+2 course by the Bar Council of India can also apply for admission to the course. Applicants who have obtained +2 Higher Secondary pass certificate or first degree certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission. The applicants who have obtained 10 +2 or graduation/post graduation through open school system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission.

(c) Candidates who are appearing/ appeared for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination. Such candidates become eligible for admission only if they produce the Pass Certificate and Mark List of the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

(d) No candidate shall be admitted to the Course, unless he/she has passed the qualifying examination with a minimum of 45% marks. However, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes need only 42% marks and those belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes need only 40% marks in the qualifying examination. No rounding off of percentage of marks to the nearest higher integer is permitted.

(iii) Age: The applicant should have completed 17 years of age as on 31.12.2020. The upper age limit for admission to the Integrated Five Year LL-B Course-2018 will be subject to the final order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

(iv) Qualifying Standards in the Entrance Examination: To qualify in the Entrance Examination, and thereby figure in the rank list, a General/SEBC category applicant should secure a minimum of 10% of the total marks in the Entrance Examination whereas a candidate belonging to SC/ST category should get a minimum of 5% of the total marks.


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Application Process

Submission of Online Application and Application Fee: The application fee is Rs. 685/-(Rupees six hundred and Eighty five only) for General and SEBC candidates and Rs. 345/-(Rupees three hundred and forty five only) for SC/ST candidates. Candidates seeking admission to the course can apply online through the website http://www.cee.kerala.gov.in/ of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations from 08.03.2020 to 18.03.2020, 5pm and then remit the required application fee by way of online payment or by way of e-challan available during the submission of online application [see clause 13.2.3]. Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card can be used for Online Payment. Payment through e-challan can be made in cash at any of the Head Post Offices in Kerala. Application fee once remitted will not be refunded. After remitting the fee the candidate has to upload a recent passport size colour photograph, signature and required documents/certificates as mentioned in clause 13.2.4 of the prospectus along with the online application. No need to send the printout of the application to the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

Certificates/Documents to be uploaded in the Online Application
  • Nativity Proof: Any one of the documents mentioned under clause 6(i).
  • Certificate to prove age: Relevant page of SSLC/Birth Certificate/Passport
  • Certificates obtained from Tahsildar in the case of SC/ST candidates.
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate in the prescribed format from the Village Officer concerned in the case of SEBC/OEC candidates.
  • Community Certificate from the Village Officer concerned in the case of OEC candidates who do not come under Non-Creamy layer category.
  • Non-Creamy Layer/Community and Income Certificates from the Village officer concerned in the prescribed format in the case of candidates belonging to the communities listed in Annexure IV (a).
  • Inter-Caste marriage certificate: Candidates who are children of Inter-Caste married couple of
  • whom one is SC/ST, need to upload Inter-Caste marriage Certificate issued by Tahsildar.
  • Attested copy of Certificate from the District Medical Board for Persons with Disabilities (if applicable).
  • Certificate in support of special reservation, if any, in the prescribed format
  • Certificate from the Fisheries Officer concerned of Kerala Fishermen Welfare Fund Board for fee concession in the case of candidates who are the children of registered Fishermen.
  • Certificate from the Director, Department of Women & Child Development for fee concession in case of candidates who are inmates of Sri Chithra Home, Nirbhaya Home, Juvenile Home or any other such institution run by the Government
  • The candidates eligible for the supernumerary seats to be sanctioned for EWS Quota seats should submit the EWS Certificate from the Village Officer in the prescribed format as per the G.O.(Ms)No.02/2020/P&ARD from the Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Rules) Department) dated. 12.02.2020.(If applicable) 


Required Time: 3 months / 6 months

Preparation Tips

  1. The examination won’t be difficult for those students who have prepared well.
  2. Students must understand the concept of the subjects really well when they start the exam preparation.
  3. It is also needed by the students to have a good knowledge about legal aptitude.
  4. When preparing for the exam, students can keep a schedule on each subject. This will help them to a very great extend.
  5. It is also necessary for students to have good general knowledge.
  6. Solving question papers of the previous exams will also help the students a lot in their preparation.
  7. Apart from providing them with a good knowledge on the exam pattern, doing this will help them gain speed as well. If students need more help, they can enroll themselves with coaching centre or refer guide books and study by themselves. Practicing either of these methods will ensure the success of the candidates.
Preparation Planning
  1.     The student should try to spend at least an hour everyday on reading good news papers like ‘The Hindu’ to improve on your General Knowledge.
  2.     They can go through Yearbook, Magazines, Newspaper
  3.     They can also subscribe to competitive magazines like Competition Master or CSR.
  4.     They can read through law related websites for latest updates on Law and GK.
  5.     They should learn all the algebraic formulae.
  6.     They need to work on topics like profit and loss, and percentage in Commercial Mathematics.
  7.     Try to solve many exercises and sample question papers. This practice will help in increasing speed and accuracy.  Every law prep institute gives its students mock tests of various law entrance examinations. Practice as many questions as they can.
Every minute counts:
  1.     And the way they manage their time might end up being the deciding factor.
  2.     With limited time in hand for preparing for KLEE, making notes is not foolish, but is probably the wisest thing to do. They will be reading in the next one month what many have been reading for the past one year. Amidst all this, there is a high probability that you will end up forgetting a major part of what you learnt and memorized, and forgetting to the extent that you can't even recall it on seeing the options.
  3.     Student can dedicate a section to topics like (a) Appointments and Removal (b) Records (c) Awards and Honors (d) Sports (Including Sports Awards) (e) Notable deaths (f) Important state news and so on.
  4.     Mnemonics, according to the Oxford Dictionary is "a system such as pattern of letters, ideas or associations which assists in remembering something".
  5.     To remember the long list of important dates, names, and awards in a short period of time, use mnemonics techniques.
  6.     They can connect the record holders with their respective records by using acronyms (remember BODMAS?) or make funny sentences out of them.
  7.     Students can refer to some books or sample questions available in the web.
  8.     Keep at least 20 per cent of their time for revising everything. Keep at least the last one week for revising all their notes and acronyms.