DU LLB Entrance Exam | Eligibility, Exam Pattern – All you need to know

By | March 18, 2020
DU LLB Entrance Exam | Eligibility, Exam Pattern - All you need to know

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About DU LLB Entrance Exam

The constant urge to be a part of one of the most prestigious colleges in India and to challenge a huge number of law applicants has given rise to the number of students applying for 3- year DU LLB program.

Every year, around 20,000 applicants write the DU LLB entrance examination out of which only 2658 gets selected.

This figure has resulted in an immense amount of competition among students applying for the course, thus, making the examination quite complex and intriguing. With the difficulty level rising every year, students have become more cautious while attempting questions in order to get rid of the hassle of negative marking.

I. Duration

The examination is 2 hours long (120 minutes), with all multiple-choice questions and is computer-based. It generally takes place during the first or second week of June.

II. Eligibility for DU LLB Entrance Exam

The candidates appearing for the examination from the general category must attain a minimum of 50% marks in bachelor’s degrees. Whereas the candidates belonging to Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribes’ category requires a minimum of 40% marks in graduation.

The OBC (other backward classes) /PwD (people with disabilities) and CW (children of war) are required to attain 45% in their degree.

III. Marking Scheme for DU LLB Entrance Exam

Each correct answer rewards the candidate with +4 marks and every incorrect answer deducts 1 mark.

IV. Examination Fee

The examination fee for the general/OBC/CW category is 750 rupees, whereas for SC/ST/PwD category is 300 INR.

V. How to Apply

VI. Exam Pattern

The question paper only includes multiple-choice questions and is divided into 4 sections:

  1. English language comprehension,
  2. Analytical ability,
  3. Current affairs and general knowledge,
  4. Legal Aptitude.

Further, each section is then dissected into various other topics that test the mental ability of a student as well the general awareness.

English Language Comprehension

It is mostly considered as a general section which requires good grammar knowledge and analysis of comprehensions. It covers topics like synonyms, antonyms, sentence improvement and rearrangement, subject-verb agreement, nouns, pronouns, spotting errors, etc.

Apart from this, a comprehension of 400-500 words is also given which requires the candidate to answer the question by referring to the above-mentioned comprehension. Re-doing and practising grammar can act as a real boon in this section, also reading different passages every day and solving it can save a lot of time on the exam day.

Analytical Ability

The next section examines the analytical ability of students. The main motive to include this section is to apprehend the logical reasoning skills of a student which plays an important role in developing a successful law career.

The sub-topics cover a lot of interesting headings like syllogisms, coding-decoding, questions on statements and arguments, blood relations, analogy, direction tests, assertion reason, etc. A good score in this section is mostly expected by students.

Regular practice and complete concentration can gear up your performance in the analytical ability test.

Current affairs and General knowledge

One of the most challenging but scoring sections of all is current affairs and general knowledge because it not only demands the study of current events taking place but also requires a student to know about the important facts and events of the past.

A daily read of a newspaper and online GK quizzes can grant few extra points for the aspirants. The subtopics of this section mainly includes current news on national, international, sports, science and technology, art and culture, politics, books and authors, geography, history, etc.

Legal Aptitude

The last section focusses on Legal aptitude and knowledge. The only way to crack this section is by “Studying, studying and studying”.

This strategy might seem a little hectic but it is one of the easiest and scoring sections. By studying basic legal principles, practicing it daily and being acquainted with the kinds of questions can make you score highest in the legal aptitude. It mainly includes the study of contracts, torts, family law, The Indian constitution, legal terms and maxims, Court judgments, etc.

The overall examination is 2 hours long and contains 100 questions. Each correct answer will reward the applicant with +4 marks and each incorrect answer will lead to a deduction of 1 mark. The medium of the examination is in English and it is an online-based exam.

A good amount of dedication and hard work can enable any student to crack this DU LLB entrance examination and thus helping him to become a future reputed lawyer.

Contributed By: Urvashi Arora


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