Candidates interested in appearing for the DU LLB exam must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks. Faculty of Law, DU has scheduled the law entrance exam to be held in the month of June 2021, in computer-based mode.
There are 3 participating institutes under DU- Campus Law Center, Law Center I, and Law Center II. Every year around 15,000 candidates across India register for DU LLB Entrance Exam. Read on to know about the qualification required to seek admission into the three-year law program, minimum qualifications, and the passing percentage according to the criteria laid down by the central university.
DU LLB 2021 Eligibility: Qualification & Age
For admission in LLB Course, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:
- General category candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in their graduation degree.
- For SC/ST category, they must score 40% marks in their qualifying degree.
- For OBC, PwD and CW category, a minimum score of 45% is required in the qualifying degree.
- For General and OBC, candidates must possess a graduate or post graduate degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi.
- Candidates having a PG degree or appearing in the final year PG degree examination can also apply for the DU LLB 2021 entrance exam.
- There is no age bar to appear in the exam as per the order of the Supreme Court of India.
DU LLB Eligibility: Category-wise Relaxation
- Candidates must score at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate in either of them. But, the cut-off marks for admission of OBC candidates shall be up to 10% less than the marks notified for general candidates in the Entrance Test.
- Relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.
- Relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to widows/wards of defense personnel (CW) category.
- Relaxation of up to 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to the candidates belonging to physically handicapped (PH) category on the recommendations of the Medical Board.
Category-wise Marks requirement
|Other Backward Classes||45%|
|Persons with disability||45%|
|Children/ wives of Army Personnel (CW)||45%|
DU LLB 2021 Reservation Criteria
Out of 2611 seats that are offered in LLB course of Delhi University, a total of 301 seats are under reservation for supernumerary categories including those who are Physically Handicapped, War Widows and Foreign Nationals. Delhi University follows the Bar Council of India (BCI), University Grants Commission (UGC) and Government of India rules and regulations in order to offer relaxation seats to the reserved categories.
Reservation for the current year is explained below:
|CATEGORY||BACHELOR OF LAWS (2310+301)|
|Campus Law Center (770+101)||Law Center I||Law Center II||Law Center III|
|Other Backward Classes||208||249||166|
|Persons with disability||23||28||18|
|Children/ wives of Army Personnel (CW)||39||46||31|
Following is the reservation criteria for candidates approaching admission in Law Institutes under Delhi University-
- Candidates who are claiming reservation under more than one category must indicate all those categories while filling the application form.
- If there is any vacant seat in SC category, it can be filled by ST category candidate and vice versa.
- Reservation for OBC candidates can be granted on the basis of the Central list.
- If there are vacant seats under reservation, they will be allotted to eligible candidates belonging to the general category.
- Although, supernumerary seats will not be allotted to any other candidate if left vacant.
- The Widows/ Wards of defense personnel (CW) shall be admitted as per 5 priorities listed below:-
- Widows/ Wards of Defence personnel killed in action;
- Wards of serving personnel and ex-servicemen disabled in action;
- Widows/Wards of Defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service;
- Wards of Defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to military service;
- Wards of Ex-servicemen Personnel and serving personnel of the Defence/Armed Forces and all Police Forces who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards.
- The Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates shall be admitted according to the following categories:-
- Person with low vision or blindness- 1%
- Person having hearing impaired- 1%
- Person with locomotor disabilities and/or cerebral palsy 1%
DU LLB Eligibility FAQs
Q1. My age is 25. Am I eligible to apply for the DU LLB exam?
Yes, you are eligible to apply. There is no age limit to appear for DU LLB.
Q2. What are the minimum marks required to be eligible for DU LLB?
For the general category the minimum marks required are 50% and for reserved category 40% are the minimum marks required.
Q3. How many times can I apply for the DU LLB exam?
There is no limit to the no. of attempts i.e you can appear as many times as you want.
Q4. What percentage of seats are reserved for marginalized categories?
The reservation of seats is listed below:
OBC- 27%, SC-15%, ST-7.5%, EWS-10%, PwD/CW/sports quota/foreign applicants- 5%
Q5. What happens when the seats for SC/ST category candidates remain vacant?
If SC/ST seats remain vacant even after interchange, such seats will remain vacant and wouldn’t be filled through any other category.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.