Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOAU) Law Admission 2018

Last Updated - February 22 2018

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA) is a private research focused, deemed to be University located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It has been accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A’ grade. The university is composed of nine degree-granting schools and provides Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs in engineering, medicine, pharmacy, business, nursing, biotechnology, science, humanities, environment, nanotechnology, materials science, agriculture, and law.

The University provides Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs in law via SOA National Institute of Law. The undergraduate programmes provided are BA LLB, BBA LLB, and B.Sc. LLB Programmes which are for a period of five years. The postgraduate programme provided is LLM Programme which is for a period of two years.

The admission to both the programmes will be on the basis of the SAAT 2017 (Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test) Examination or CLAT 2017 or Law School Admission Test India (LSAT -India).


    02nd Feb, 2018 - 02nd Apr, 2018

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both

SOAU Law Admission 2018 Important Dates

Registration02nd Feb - 16th Apr , 2018
Date of Entrance Examination22nd - 25th Apr, 2018

SOAU Law Admission 2018 Eligibility Criteria


For admission to all the Undergraduate courses in law, the aspirant must have passed the 10+2Examination or equivalent examination in any stream with at least 45% marks for General Category, 42% marks for OBC Category and 40% marks for SC/ST Category.

LLM Programme

The aspirant must have passed or should be appearing in the final examination for the Bachelor’s Degree in Law or studied Integrated Law Course or the equivalent thereof, from any recognised University, securing minimum 50% marks in aggregate.

SOAU Law Admission 2018 Application Process


You can reach the Application Form online on the University website.

Step 1: Visit the official website and click on the tab for the online application form. This clears your registration procedure.

You must enter the OTP to proceed to the Application Form.

Step 3: Fill in the Form with the need individual and educational details.

Step 4: Upload the scanned copy of your photograph and signature. Your photograph should be recent color passport size photograph

Step 5: Submit your Application Form by clicking on the “Final Submission” tab.

Step 6: Download your Application Copy and take a print out of the application form for future reference. You must fill in your Name, Date of Birth, Email id, and Mobile number.

Step 2: You will receive an OTP on your mobile number after filling the above-mentioned information. The application form will be sent to your email inbox as well.

The acknowledgment of the receipt of the SAAT 2017 application will be intimated to your Email-Id and Mobile Number via SMS.


Step 1: Register yourself on the CLAT official website.

Step 2: Fill your individual, academics and other details as mentioned in the form.

Step 3: Upload the following documents:

  • Latest Category Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
  • signature of JPost Graduate pattern within 100kb of size
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of impairment for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and Declaration by the Scribe in the prescribed pattern
  • recent passport size photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) in JPost Graduate pattern
  • Domicile Certificate (if eligible)

Step 4: CLAT Application fees: You must make the payment of application form fees of Rs. 4000 for General Category and Rs. 3500 for Reserved Category online via Debit/ Credit Card.

Step 5: You should then finally “Submit” your Application Form online only.

SOAU Law Admission 2018 Selection Procedure

For all the Programmes

You will be selected on the basis of either SAAT 2017 (Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test) Examination or CLAT 2017 Examination or Law School Admission Test India (LSAT -India).

SAAT 2016

The paper will have objective type questions. The number of questions will have a total of 180 questions. Each question shall have four probable responses with only one accurate response. Every accurate response shall carry four marks. There will also be negative marking wherein each inaccurate response will lead to deduction of one mark. Each un-response question will carry zero marks.

CLAT 2016

Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) 2017 is organized for both Under-graduate and Post-graduate courses at an all-India level. The Test will consist of objective type questions and will be of 2 hours’ duration. The test will carry a maximum of 200 marks. If more than one aspirant gets the same rank in the merit list, the order of priority for the selection of the aspirant against the available vacancies will be strictly based on the percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

Reservation Criteria

  • 30% of seats under each category for all the programmes are reserved for women aspirants.
  • 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped (PH) aspirants.
  • 15% and 7.5% seats in all programmes are reserved respectively for aspirants belonging to Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe by birth (not by marriage or adoption). SC/ST aspirants from Odisha who are staying outside the state have to produce SC/ST certificate from the competent authority of Odisha State during counseling.

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