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2017 LLB Exams: BCI Increases Age Limit For 5-Yr Course To 22 Yrs; For 3-Yr Course To 45

Taking a relook at its decision to introduce age restriction for LLB examination, the Bar Council of India has increased the age limit from 20 to 22 years for 5-year law course and from 30 to 45 years for 3–year graduate course.

At its general body meeting held in Kolkata on Wednesday, the BCI took an interim measure for this academic year 2017, but for future course of action, the apex lawyers’ body has left it to the Legal Education Committee to take a final call in consultation with all stakeholders.

Talking to Livelaw, BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said: “We have to inform the Supreme Court on Friday about our decision. This is an interim measure as the deadline for submission of application is March 31 and the academic session will start. The final decision will be taken by the Legal Education Committee after consultation with the stakeholders.”

He said two members of the committee had submitted their report to the BCI earlier.

With regard to the 5-year LLB, both the members recommended increasing the age limit from 20 to 22 years. However, with regard to the 3-year course, one member suggested 35 years, while the other suggested 45 years.

Of the total 19 members, 18 were present at the general body meeting.

The Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the BCI’s decision to introduce age limit for the LLB examination.

The apex court had asked the BCI to take a good decision so that nobody should come to the court.

The BCI’s clause of limiting age for LLB examination had created confusion among the aspirants.

A bench of Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswar Rao will take up the plea for hearing on Friday.

In the meantime, the Bombay High Court also stayed the BCI’s decision on a plea filed by a student.

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  • Dr Kathiravan says:

    I am a state govt employee and I am a Mbbs graduate ,I work for food safety department,we mostly deal with food safety cases and I am well versed with food safety act 2006 now I think I need to do a bachelor course in law and I am 38 yrs old ,I can take a break in service for studies is there any university in south India which can accommodate me in the bachelor law course considering my medical UG background and my age 38yrs kindly advice looking for a reply

  • Himadri Sekhar Ray says:

    A 50 years old and schedule caste candidate can apply to admit in the degree course of LLB

  • Pinku says:

    I have been doing LLB. I had taken admission in LLB I year in 2015-16 session. This year I am in LLB part II. Now tell me whether the new age rule declared by Bar council of India is applicable to me or not?

  • Hirendra singh chauhan says:

    I am serving with army and my education is12th in Hindi bord of up and I am 38years old and I want to the 5 years course in LLB

  • R radhika says:

    I am R. radhika , my age is 37 yrs, I want to do LLB 3yrs course I am eligable or not. I am OBC . What is the age limit for this course pls tell me. thnak you

  • Ganesh Bhuyar, says:

    If I want to learn about law of my country then why other people have any objections.

  • Dhwani pandya says:

    Respected sir,
    My name is Dhwani Pandya. I did my BBA in 2002 . Right now my age is 35 years complete.

    I love in ahmedabad GUJARAT. Kindly guide me can get admission in LLB IN GUJARAT.

    Thanking you in ad face,

    Dhwani pandya.

  • upendra sharma says:

    age limit 25 year BA LLB

  • Ganesh Borkar says:

    I am Ganesh Borkar central government employee and I have got this job on my father’s place and because of this job I have abandoned my education in mid way. I wanted to be a lawyer as I have a sister and she is also a very strong lawyer I her era. Now I want to pursue again my education in lawyer streams fir 5 year course and now I am almost 30+ in age. However, I believe that I can give my 100 percent with my education. I m also thankful and respect to supreme court verdict about age criteria for 5/3 years LLB course that stay on BCI’s petition dated 1/1/2017 by SC. So I am requested BCI as well that please do not make any rule or condition for age criteria to whom want to pursue theirs education in LLB..As we can look by logically that the age criteria of 3 years LLB is 45 years,It means he has to wait 3 years to complete of course 3 yeasr and till 48 years for his age. And it’s directly reversed if we see for 5 years LLB course age criteria,means 22 plus 5 is 27. There is nothing any logical sequence aligned in age criteria. So please do not keep any age criteria for the aspirant who wants to pursuing LLB 5 or 3 years course. Thank you

  • Siddhartha biswas says:

    Sir, i am siddhartha biswas from kolkata.
    Now I am 20 .
    Am i eligible to take admission in any law colleges? (for 5years ba llb)

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