NLSIU (National Law School) Bangalore MA Admissions 2018

Last Updated - February 21 2018

NLSIU (National Law School) Bangalore MA Admissions 2018

NLSIU MPP Admission 2017

NLSIU is a premier Law University in the country. It was the first ever National Law University to be founded in India. The school consistently ranks as the most prestigious law school in India. It has an intake of around 80 students in its undergraduate law programme, 40 in Masters of Law and 40 in its, recently introduced, Masters of Public Policy.

NLSIU invites applications for the Masters of Public Policy Programme for the Academic year 2018-19. The programme is a two-year multidisciplinary post-graduate programme with a special thrust on the law as an interface between development and public policy.

The admissions will start with the issue of Application which should be submitted by April 18, 2018 (tentative). The admission will be via an Entrance Test, qualifying which, you will have to face the interview. The final selection list will be released on May 26, 2018 (tentative).


    10th May 2018


    01st May 2018

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both

Important Dates for NLSIU Bangalore MA Admissions 2018

Master of Public Policy [MPP]
Last date to receive filled in Application Forms18th Apr 2018
Entrance Examination (Policy Aptitude Test)01st May 2018
Releasement of shortlisted aspirants for individual interviews on the website10th May 2018
Individual Interviews in Bangalore NLSIU campus20th - 21st May 2018
Releasement of selection list26th May 2018
Last date to pay the fee15th Jun 2018
Commencement of the Course01st Jul, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for NLSIU (National Law School) Bangalore MA Admissions 2018

Master of Public Policy [MPP]

You should have a graduation degree from any branch (10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+5

How to apply for National Law School Bangalore MA Admissions 2018?

Master of Public Policy [MPP]

You should preferably apply via the online mode, as is also encouraged by the University. To apply online, go to the University website.

To apply for offline mode,

Step 1: Download the Application form from the University website. CV should be used as an opportunity to spell out some achievements that may not be captured in the application pattern.

Step 4: Send the Demand Draft of Rs.1000 (in favour of Registrar, National Law School of India University payable at Bangalore) along with the application form.

Step 5: Send the duly filled application form and list of annexures as listed above to:

Admission Coordinator,

Master of Public Policy, National Law School of India University,

Nagarbhavi, Bangalore 560 072.

Note Mark the packet containing the application with ‘MPP Application’.

However, do not repeat the information offered in the application, such as educational qualifications and employment history. Print the form and fill in the necessary details like the choice of centre.

Step 2: Affix two passport size photos in the need areas.

Step 3: Submit a two-page Curriculum Vitae (CV) in any of the desired patterns.

Selection Procedure of NLSIU Bangalore MA Admissions 2018

Master of Public Policy [MPP]

You will be selected on merit based on a two-step procedure consisting of a Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) followed by an Individual Interview.

Policy Aptitude Test (PAT)

It shall have two parts. The total period of Policy Aptitude Test will be two hours.

Centres for the Exam: Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

The Individual Interview is based on the PAT score at NLSIU, Bengaluru. All components have equal weight. First part will be multiple choice section with negative marking. Each component will have 20 questions.

The second part of Policy Aptitude Test will be for 50 marks and it concerns descriptive writing about an issue that will be offered. Each question carries 1 mark, and negative marking will be -0.25. Individual interviews have the weight of 25% (or 50 marks). 

Both parts together, Policy Aptitude Test carries 150 marks. Only those who obtain at least of 40% of marks in the first part will be evaluated for the second part.

The first part of Policy Aptitude Test will have five components: General Knowledge, Numerical Problem Solving, Policy Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English Language. The second part will examine aspirant's policy analysis ability as well as English comprehension. The second part will be descriptive analytical writing about a policy issue.

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