DU LLB ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
What is DU LLB?
DU LLB is one of the most popular undergraduate level entrance examinations. The Entrance Exam is conducted at the national level by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is a university level test that is conducted annually in order to shortlist aspirants in a 3 year LLB program which is offered at the Faculty of Law, Delhi University.
Currently, the university has three participating institutes i.e. CLC, LC-1 and LC-2 which is inclusive of the combined strength of 3320 seats. The seat allotment is based on the merit rank of the candidate as well as the preferences are given. Other factors such as candidate’s category and seat availability influence the seat allotment.
DU LLB has given eligibility criteria for admission to its 3-year postgraduate law program. Aspirants are required to meet the criteria which relate to age limit, qualifying exam passed and minimum marks in the qualifying exam.
- There is no fixed age limit for appearing in the entrance.
- The aspirant is required to be a graduate or a post-graduate from a recognized university.
- General category candidates need to qualify at least 50% in their graduation whereas a reserved category candidate does have relaxation in this regard.
As we are aware, seats will be allotted to either of the three participating institutions. In order to acquire a seat, the candidate needs to attend the counselling in person. The seat allotment would be according to the rank in the merit list. DU LLB administration is very particular with respect to the documents required for the admission process. Eligibility criteria need to be proved and if the candidate fails to do so, their seat will be allotted to the next candidate.
EXAM PATTERN AND SYLLABUS
Before you begin with your preparation, you need a better and a clear picture of what you should be preparing else you might end up achieving an unpleasant end product. DU LLB entrance examination is a 2-hour exam that comprises 100 multiple choice questions with 4 marks for every right question and a penalty of 1 mark for every incorrect question. It is divided into 4 sections including English Language Comprehension, Analytical Abilities, Legal Awareness and Aptitude, General Knowledge and current affairs. The GK portion mostly lays emphasis on Indian Polity and the Constitution.
Cracking DU LLB is not rocket science. Though it could be a bit hard as around 20,000 applicants appear for the entrance of which only 3320 would make it. Here, hard work is the key to your seat. The first step is to plan a strategy to initiating the preparation. Once you get a grip on your preparation, there’s no stopping then. Sticking to the schedule is the most important. Practice should be consistent and you are all set for the journey to one of the most prestigious law schools in India.
1. Previous Year Question Papers
In order to understand the patterns, there’s no better option than referring to the previous year question papers. Though there is no specific set pattern of the entrance test a rough overview is more than enough.
Burdening oneself with multiple sources that are not even reliable would not result in a productive end. It should be taken care of that the source is carefully selected as it may contain errors and lead you to wrong concepts. I highly recommend Laxmikant’s Indian Polity as it helped me get handy with the polity section of the test which constitutes a heavy portion. You may also find good sources on Youtube as there are several channels which help you prepare for law exams.
3. Online mock Tests
Thorough online mock test series, you can acknowledge the status of your preparation. These tests not only boost confidence but also help you get an experience of how you will be performing in the real-life arena.
The purpose I mentioned reading here is to get yourself a strong vocabulary. There are almost 25-30 questions that comprise of English Section. There is a need of getting a good grip over your vocabulary as you would have to deal with an intermediate level comprehension which can easily be done by somebody with good vocabulary and reading skills. Investing at least 2 hours a day can be a lifesaver during the entrance.
5. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Current affairs could be either from the past three months or the past three years. A newspaper is the best source to gather enough knowledge regarding current affairs. The GK section could be covered by any good updated book like Lucent’s General Knowledge Book.
Every year the competition for places is at a peak. The reason for the same is that the Law Faculty, Delhi is an excellent place for law aspirants. All you need to do is work hard and right sources will eventually reserve a seat which you rightly deserve.