How to become a lawyer after 12th in India

Becoming an Advocate or lawyer can be a good career option for Indian students. When students complete their class 12th, they look for the best career options. It is the time when the student needs to decide for their future. If you also want to become a lawyer after the 12th. Don’t worry, we are here to tell you the complete process of how can you make your career in the law field and become a lawyer.

There are some advantages of becoming a lawyer in India. The first one is income, Many lawyers make lakhs of rupees per month. When you become a lawyer you get to know the Law of India. No one will make you fool or harass you, because they know you are a lawyer and you know to take legal actions against them.

There are a lot of opportunities for a lawyer or advocate in India. There is not gonna be a shortage of work. You can become a government lawyer or private lawyer and you can do other works too.

You can become a successful lawyer in India after the 12th and make your career in the law field. But there are some hurdles that you need to pass and finish your journey of becoming a lawyer. You should know the complete process of becoming a lawyer after the 12th.

Lets get started to know the process of becoming a lawyer after 12th in India.

How to become a lawyer after 12th in India?

Before we know how to become a lawyer, we should know what is the lawyer and what they do.

What is a Lawyer?

If you think the lawyer is the one who fights for justice in court then you right but not absolutely. The lawyer is not only the one who argues and fights a case in the district court, high court, or supreme court.

Nowadays there are a lot of opportunities for lawyers. A lawyer can be a law expert, legal advisor in business and social environments. lawyers can do pleadings, preparing documents, and conduct analysis and research of legal problems. A lawyer can work in many organizations or start their own business.

Where a lawyer can work?

A lawyer can work in many organizations like these :

  • Law firms
  • Judiciary
  • Government of legislative department
  • Ministry of legal justice
  • Department of legal affairs
  • Military (Army, Navy, or Air force)
  • Banks (Government or Private)

If you don’t want to work in these organizations then you can start your own business. Many lawyers like to start their own law firms and give advice and solutions to their clients. To start your own law firm you need a minimum experience of 5 to 10 years. When you do work 5 to 10 years in court or anywhere then you get experienced and make good relations with others. That’s why it becomes easy to do work with people.

Important skills set to become a lawyer

Some important skills set you to need to become a professional lawyer. It is one of the high profile career options and if you want to become a qualified lawyer then you need to develop these important skills.

  • Memorization
  • General Awareness
  • Time Management
  • Active listening
  • Judgment and Decision making
  • Instant thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • logical and analytical skills
  • Writing
  • English
  • Communication skills

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Degree to become a Professional Lawyer

If you want to become a professionally qualified lawyer in India. There are two ways to become a professional lawyer.

1) 5 years of LLB program

2) 3 years of LLB program

5 years of LLB program

If you go for the LLB program after the 12th. You have to score a minimum of 50% in class 12th. You can pursue your class 12 in any stream.

After 12th you can do these LLB program :

  • BA LLB
  • BBA LLB
  • BSW LLB
  • B.Com LLB
  • BSC LLB
  • BSL

It is also called an Integrated LLB program.

3 years of LLB program

You must have a bachelor’s degree if you go for 3 years of the LLB program. You can complete your graduation in any stream. In this, you study only the Law of India.

Law Entrance Exam for LLB program after 12th

  • CLAT – Common Law Admission Test
  • AILET – All India Law Entrance Test
  • SET – Symbiosis Entrance Test
  • LSAT – Law School Admission Test
  • Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam
  • AP law CET – Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test
  • Jamia Millia Islamia Law Entrance Exam

Law Entrance Exam for LLB Program after Graduation

  • LSAT – Law School Admission Test
  • (DU) Delhi University LLB Entrance Exam
  • (AP) Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Exam
  • (BHU) Banaras Hindu University LLB Entrance Exam

Course fee of LLB Program

1. If you do LLB after class 12th,

Duration : 5 years

Fee : INR 25,000 to INR 2 lakhs per year

total fee can be around INR 5 to 6 lakhs of 5 years LLB program.

2. If you do LLB after Graduation,

Duration : 3 years

Fee : INR 3 to 4 Lakhs total.

Salary of a Lawyer

When you become a lawyer and start doing your job. The starting salary of a lawyer you can get INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month. After getting experience of almost 5 to 10 years your salary increased up to INR 50,000 to INR 1 Lakh per month.


Guys, This is the whole process of “How to Become a Lawyer after 12th & Graduation in India”. If this is your dream to become an advocate or a lawyer then definitely you can follow this process to become a professional lawyer.

Many students and their parents want to make career in law field and become a good professional lawyer. But due to improper knowledge and guidance they get failed. But you don’t need to worry, here we have mentioned a complete process. With the help of it, you can start your journey of becoming a professional lawyer.

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