Kerala LLM Common Entrance Examination

Details of the Kerala LLM Common Entrance Exam

The Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations conducts the Kerala LLM Common Entrance Examination – CEE for admission to the LLM Courses in various Government and Private Self financing colleges in Kerala. Normally, there are around 50 ~ 60 LLM seats in Government colleges and around 40 LLM seats in the self-financing colleges.

An indicative list of colleges that participate in the exam is as below.

Government Colleges
Govt. Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
Govt. Law College, Ernakulam
Govt. Law College, Thrissur
Govt. Law College, Kozhikode

Private Self financing Law Colleges
Al-Azhar Law College, Thodupuzha,Idukki
CSI College for Legal Studies, Ettumanoor, Kottayam
Mar Gregorios college of Law, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram
Sree Narayana Guru College of Legal Studies, Kollam

Seats are normally reserved for candidates who originate from Kerala, have studied in Kerala or have resided in the State for a prescribed number of years. e.g. 5 years in the previous 12 years.

Overview of the Kerala LLM Common Entrance Examination (CEE)

(i) The Entrance Examination for admission to the LL.M Course will be held at Thiruvananthapuram or other centers decided by the Government.
(ii) The Questions of the Entrance Examination will be of objective type.
(iii) The questions shall be of the standard of LL.B Examination.
(iv) There shall be two papers each of 90 minutes duration.

Paper I – 100 marks
1. Jurisprudence 25 marks
2. Constitutional Law 25 marks
3. Law of Crimes 25 marks
4. Law of Contracts 25 marks

Paper II – 100 marks
1. Public International Law 20 marks
2. Administrative Law 20 marks
3. Law of Property 20 marks
4. Company Law 20 marks
5. Interpretation of statutes 10 marks
6. Law of Torts 10 marks

(v) Answer sheet (OMR Answer Sheets) will be given to the candidate to mark the answers. All entries in the OMR Answer sheet including the filling of bubbles should be done by ball point pen only. (blue or black ink)

(vi) Each answer with correct response shall be awarded three marks. One mark each will be deducted for each incorrect response. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be given negative mark. However, in the event of failure to answer a question ie, no response is indicated against an item in the answer sheet, no deduction from the total score will be made.

(vii) At the end of the examination, candidate should hand over the OMR Answer Sheet to the invigilator, who will separate the Answer Sheet along the perforation, in the presence of candidate. Candidates are permitted to take the Question Booklets with them after the Examination.

(viii) A fully computerized system has been adopted for evaluation of the answer scripts, using Optical Mark Reading (OMR) system and for the preparation of the rank list. There is no provision for revaluation or re-checking of Answer Sheets.

The exam notification, admit-cards and results are published between December – February on the Kerala Government Common Entrance Exams website at :

Kerala LLM Common Entrance Examination
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