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DU LLB 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

Updated On - September 21st 2018

DU LLB Exam Pattern/ Paper Pattern: The Faculty of Law, Delhi University changed the exam pattern of DU LLB Entrance Exam in the year 2017. The law entrance exam is now conducted in online (computer-based) mode each year in the month of June. The official schedule will be released shortly at

This year, DU LLB is expected to be conducted on June 18, 2019. Law aspirants can register by visiting the official portal and completing all the steps before the window closes in the 1st week of July 2019. The speculations related to medium of exam has also been put to an end. Candidates can attempt the exam in English only but the instructions will be in Hindi and English.

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Highlights of DU LLB Exam Pattern

DU LLB Exam ModeOnline i.e. Computer Based Mode
Question Paper typeObjective (MCQs)
Number of Sections4
Maximum Questions100
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: + 4
Incorrect Answer: -1
Exam duration2 hours (120 minutes)
Medium of languageEnglish

DU LLB Exam Pattern – Details

The paper for LLB course is divided into four sections. The first section aims to check a candidate’s ability to logically solve a situation. The second section tests a candidate’s interest and knowledge for Law. Other sections evaluate candidate’s passage comprehension ability, mathematics and Basic English knowledge.

Mode of Exam

  • The mode of examination for DU LLB changed from offline to online mode in the year 2017.
  • It is a Computer Based Test, wherein, each candidate will be appointed a computer at the DU LLB Exam Center only.
  • It is suggested that each test taker must practice through ‘Online Test Series’ only.

Duration of Exam 

  • The duration of law entrance exam is 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • It will be conducted from 12 pm to 2 pm. 
  • After submission of the test, candidate will not be allowed to re-enter the test hall.  

Type of Questions

  • Questions in the law entrance examination are objective type i.e. multiple choice questions.
  • There will be four choices to question.
  • Candidates have to mark the most appropriate answer.
  • There will be a question of an essay too, which is descriptive in nature.

No. | Name of Sections 

  • There will be four sections in the examination.
  • The name of the sections are General English; Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency; Analytical & Logical Reasoning and Current Affairs.

The distribution of questions is given below-

SubjectNo. of Questions
English Language Comprehension15 – 20
General Knowledge20 – 25
Analytical Abilities20 – 25
Legal Awareness and Aptitude25 – 30

DU LLB Marking Scheme

  • Each question in the exam will carry 4 marks.
  • For every correct response, the candidate is awarded 4 marks.
  • In case of wrong answer, there is a penalty of 1 mark.
  • For unattempted questions, there is no negative marking. 
  • In case, a candidate marks two answers to a question, it will be treated as a wrong answer and there will be a penalty of 1 mark.

DU LLB Syllabus

Syllabus for the UG program covers questions from General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, English, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning. The GK and Legal Aptitude section will carry the highest weightage in the law entrance exam. The details regarding each course in order of their weightage is provided below:

In General Knowledge

The syllabus is usually very vast and varied for this section. This section will include questions from both General Knowledge as well as Current Affairs. The questions on GK will test the static knowledge of candidates on some of the prominent aspects of national and international level.

Some of the frequently asked topics are:

  1. Outline of Indian Economy 
  2. National Income of India 
  3. Indian Tax Structure 
  4. Major Industries in India
  5. Banking & Finance

In Legal Awareness & Aptitude

This section will test candidates’ ability and interest towards understanding and solving issues of legal nature. They will have to apply their research aptitude and reasoning to solve various legal propositions.

This section will cover the following topics:

  1. Legal fundamentals and terms 
  2. Legal Maxims and Important Landmarks 
  3. Supreme Court Judgments

In English Language Comprehension

This section aims to test the grammatical knowledge of candidates. The questions will focus on making corrections in sentences that are grammatically incorrect, jumbled sentences, idioms, and phrases etc. It will also include passage of approximately 300 – 400 words. Candidates have to answer questions based on the main theme of the passage as well as some of the keywords present in the passage.

Some of the important topics to be covered under this section are:

  1. Comprehension Passages 
  2. Subject-Verb Agreement 
  3. Noun 
  4. Pronoun 
  5. Adjective and Determinants 
  6. Adverb
  7. Active Passive Voice

In Analytical Abilities

The section is aimed at checking a candidate’s ability to analyze patterns and arguments. This would include questions on syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. Understand and analyse various conditions set in questions and deduce correct conclusions.

The important topics under this section are:

  1. Logical Puzzles 
  2. Statement Conclusions Derivation of Conclusions 
  3. Cause & Effect Reasoning 
  4. Statements Assumptions and Statement Arguments   

Check detailedDU LLB Syllabus

DU LLB Exam Recommended Books

DU LLB Entramce exam is a topmost competitive law entrance exam and it requires a thorough revision of all the topics. There is no right time to start for the exam, but it is always better to start as soon as you decide to sit for the exam. Hence, it becomes important for a candidate to prepare a schedule, know where all they should study for university level exam.

Candidates can refer following books to prepare for the exam:

DU LLB BooksAuthorSubject
Word Power Made EasyNorman LewisEnglish
Objective General English R. S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations R. S. AggarwalMathematics
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Exam 6th Edition Abhijit Guha
Legal Aptitude For The CLAT - Workbook: A Workbook A.P. BhardwajLegal Aptitude
A Modern Approach To Logical ReasoningR. S. AggarwalLogical Reasoning
Analytical ReasoningM K Pandey
Manorama Yearbook 2017 (English)Mammen MathewGeneral Knowledge
Quick Reference General KnowledgeEdgar Thorpe

*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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1 Comment
dinesh kumar

i heared somewhere du has revised their pattern in 2018 they will ask 100 question not 175

22 Apr, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

The Test Paper of DU LLB will consist of 175 objective-type questions with multiple choice answers.

31 May, 2018 14:18

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