BLAT 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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    BLAT or BHU Law Entrance Exam is a university level entrance exam organized by Banaras Hindu University for admission to LL B (Hons) and BA LL B (Hons) courses. It is an offline mode (pen and paper-based) examination. BLAT 2020 will be conducted in the month of May.

    BHU Law Entrance Exam is organized at two separate levels: (a) BHU UET (Undergraduate entrance test) for 3 years LLB (BHU LLB) course & other graduate courses and (b) BHU PET (Postgraduate entrance test) (BHU LLM) for 2 years master degree course & other postgraduate courses.

    BLAT 2020 Application FormBLAT Admit CardBLAT Result
    • For UG courses, It comprises 1 paper, with a total of 150 multiple choice questions, total marks of which is 450.
    • For PG courses, it has 120 questions, with total marks of 360.
    • The paper needs to be completed in 2-hours duration.
    • The undergraduate paper has 4 sections namely General Awareness and Current Affairs, Common Legal Knowledge, Aptitude and Mental Ability and English/Hindi Comprehension.
    • Question paper will be set in 2 languages: English or Hindi. Candidates can attempt the paper in any one of the two languages.    

    BLAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Total number of paper1
    Mode of examOffline
    Exam mediumEnglish or Hindi
    Entrance test
    Entrance exam for BHU LLBBHU UET (Undergraduate Entrance Test) & BHU PET (Postgraduate Entrance Test)
    Total number of questions in UET150
    Total number of questions in PET120
    Marks of each question3
    Negative Marking- 1 mark for each wrong answer
    Question typeObjective type multiple choice
    Total time2 hours
    Sections for UET
    • General Awareness and Current Affairs
    • Common Legal Knowledge Aptitude
    • Mental Ability
    • English/Hindi Comprehension

    BLAT 2020 Marking scheme

    • Each question of BHU UET 2020 and BHU PET 2020 carries 3 marks.
    • In case of a wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
    • No marks will be given for unanswered questions.
    • If questions are attempted with more than one option, the answer will be considered

    No. of Questions

    BHU UET for Law question paper has a total of 150 questions in 4 sections. Whereas BHU PET for Law question paper has 120 questions.

    BHU Law Entrance Exam syllabus


    There is no definite syllabus for BHU LLB entrance test. It is advisable for candidates to go through previous papers and prepare for the entrance according to the exam pattern. The question paper will have multiple choice objective questions on the following subjects:

    • General Awareness and Current Affairs
    • Common Legal Knowledge
    • Aptitude & Mental Ability and
    • Language Comprehension

    Language comprehension includes both Hindi and English comprehension and the candidates have to attempt the question paper in one language only. BHU LLB course is of two types: LLB (Hons) (06 Semesters-3 Years) and BA LLB (Hons) (10 Semester-5 Years)


    For BHU LLM entrance exam, candidates being law graduates need to be thorough with legal concepts.  Candidates need to prepare themselves on concepts like as follows:

    • Jurisprudence
    • Law of Contracts
    • Law of Torts
    • Law of Crimes
    • Environmental Law
    • Constitutional Law
    • Public International Law
    • Hindu Law
    • Muslim Law
    • Indian Evidence Act

    Important Books for BHU Law entrance exam

    Candidates can refer to these books for the preparation of exam:

    BHU Banaras Hindu University L.L.B Entrance ExamArihant ExpertsArihant Publication
    BHU Banaras Hindu Vishwavidyalaya L.L.B Bachelor of Law & Legislation Parvesh Pariksha (Hindi)Arihant ExpertsArihant Publication
    Universal's Guide to LL.M. Entrance ExaminationGaurav MehtaUniversal Publication
    The Complete Success Package - CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) (Old Edition) (For LLM)Arihant ExpertsArihant Publication

    Important Instructions for BHU Law Entrance 2020

    Candidates need to follow various instructions so that they may not face any problem during the exam. 

    • Reach the exam centre of BLAT 2020 at least an hour before the scheduled time.
    • Candidates reaching test centre after half an hour of scheduled time won’t be allowed in the examination hall.
    • Candidates need to carry admit card of BHU LLB as issued to them along with a valid identity proof.
    • Candidates will be provided one question paper for the entrance test and the answers need to be marked on an OMR sheet
    • Four choices will be given for 1 question and candidates have to mark one answer.
    • Ten minutes time will be given to read instructions and to cross-check a number of pages and misprints.
    • For any discrepancies regarding BHU law entrance booklet, candidates must report to the invigilator immediately.
    • Candidates need to carry Ink/Ball Point pen in Blue or Black colour to answer the paper.
    • Blind candidates can avail the facility of a writer by sending request application to the conducting authorities of BHU
    • Watch, pager, calculator, mobile phones, electronic diary, alarm clock, earphones, side ruler are not allowed inside the hall
    • No candidates can leave the examination hall before the exam timings are over

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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