Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Legislative Law is a Five-Years undergraduate Administrative Law professional integrated course. They course is a combination of the study of Law and Commerce. The law is a set of categorised rules and regulations under which any society or country is governed. Commerce means trading (sales and purchases) of goods and services between two Countries, regions, people etc. B.Com. LL.B. is a five Years course with ten semesters. The maximum duration to clear the course is a period of eight years from the date of admission to the First Semester Course. It is called an Integrated Course because its course curriculum involves the study of Commerce along with the in-depth study of law and legislature. It is also referred as B.Com., LL.B. The medium of instruction is English unless specified. It is a specialised Law Course which is offered by only a few select institutes.
- The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing a B.Com. LL.B. Course is passing in the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system; candidates with Commerce will be given preference over other candidates. Aggregate marks should not be less than 50% of the total marks or an equivalent examination such as 11+1, ‘A’ level in Senior School Leaving certificate course) from a recognized University of India or outside or from a Senior Secondary Board or equivalent, constituted or recognized by the Union or by a State Government or from any equivalent institution from a foreign country recognized by the government of that country. These regulations can be varied but are mostly similar in almost all institutes.
- Applicants who have obtained + 2 Higher Secondary Pass Certificate or First Degree Certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission.
- Admission to the First Year of the 5-Year B.Com. LL.B. Degree Program is made strictly on merit, based on the Entrance Examination. An interview may be conducted as well.
- National-level Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)/State Level Law Entrance test scores are accepted, they provide extra weight-age in some institutes, while in others, these are not mandatory.
- The maximum age for seeking admission into a stream of integrated Bachelor of law degree program is limited to 20 (twenty) years in the case of general category of applicants and to 22 (twenty-two ) years in the case of applicants from SC, ST and other Backwards communities.
- Most of the institutes reserve a certain number of seats for foreign candidates.
- Certain numbers of seats are also reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, along with reservation for Persons with Disability.
- As per stipulation of the Bar Council of India the minimum percentage of marks not below 45% of the total marks in case of general category applicants and 40% of the total marks in case of SC, ST and OBC applicants, to be obtained in the qualifying examination, such as +2 Examination.
- Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also appear for the test on condition that they produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the prescribed marks at the time of interview.