Everything You Wanted To Know About KLEE


In this article, we have dealt with all the important questions that students usually ask about KLEE – the exam pattern, the questions, the syllabus, the marks, the time for the exam, the type of questions etc. Read on!

KLEE Overview

Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala conducts KLEE to offer admission to aspirants in law programmes offered in colleges in the state of Kerala.

Kerala Law Entrance Exam (KLEE) is a state-level entrance exam on the basis of which CEE offers admission to shortlisted candidates in law courses such as LLB 3 years, LLB 5 years and LLM in Government Law Colleges and Private Self-Financing Colleges in Kerala.

Eligibility for KLEE

  • Cleared Kerala Higher Secondary Examination or any other exam recognised to be equivalent by Universities in Kerala


  • Cleared 10+2 course as recognised by the Educational Authority of Central or State Government


  • Possess academic qualifications that are considered to be equivalent to 10+2 level course by Bar Council of India, wherein, aspirants have secured atleast 45% aggregate marks. Aspirants who fall under the SC/ST category and are seeking admission in LLB 5 year programme should have passed the qualifying examination with atleast 40% aggregate marks.

Note: Candidates who are appearing or have appeared for their qualifying examination in the year of KLEE exam are also eligible to apply for KLEE. However, admission of such candidates will be confirmed only if they submit their pass certificate as well as mark list of the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

Age Limit: Candidates are eligible for admission if they are atleast 17 years of age.There is no upper age limit criteria that aspirants need to fulfill in order to secure admission in integrated five year LLB course in Kerala.

Pattern of KLEE (Under-graduate Programme) 

Exam Description
Total Marks 600
Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of Examination Three hours (03:00 hours)
Subject areas with Weightage
English including Comprehension  65 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs  65 Marks
Legal Aptitude  70 Marks

Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 1 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answer.

Subject Area of KLEE

1. English including comprehension

The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

2. General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs.

3. Mathematics

This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class XII.

4. Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving abilities. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

5. Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

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