DU LLB 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    Exam pattern for DU LLB was changed by The Faculty of Law in the year 2017. The law entrance examination is now conducted in online (computer-based) mode every year in the month of June/July.

    For 2020, DU LLB is scheduled from June 2, 2020 to June 9, 2020. Registration window for the examination is expected to open from April 2, 3030. Though last minute changes from the exam conducting body NTA cannot be ruled out in the midst of Coronavirus pandemic.

    DU LLB 2020 exam pattern will be similar to last year. Below mentioned is the basic exam pattern.

    • Candidates can attempt the exam in English. However, the instruction guide will be in both Hindi and English.
    • Paper will be of 2 hours and all questions will be MCQ based.
    • Each right answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for wrong answer. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.
    • Paper will be divided into 4 sections- General Knowledge, English Language, Analytical Abilities and Legal awareness and aptitude.

    Read the article to know the details of DU 2020 LLB exam pattern.

    DU LLB 2020 Exam Pattern- Highlights

    DU LLB Exam ModeOnline
    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

    DU LLB 2020 Exam Pattern– Details

    The paper for the LLB course is divided into four sections,English Language Comprehension, General Knowledge, Analytical Abilities, and Legal Awareness and Aptitude.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 the law entrance exam is 2 hours (120 minutes).
    • It will be conducted from 12 pm to 2 pm. 
    • After submission of the test, candidates 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 a question.
    • Candidates have to mark the most appropriate answer.
    • There will be a question of an essay too, which is descriptive in nature.

    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- Syllabus

    DU LLB 2020- Syllabus

    Syllabus for the DU LLB entrance test 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:

    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

    Legal Awareness & Aptitude

    This section will test candidates’ ability and interest in 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

    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

    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 detailed DU LLB Syllabus

    DU LLB- Recommended Books

    DU LLB 2020- Recommended Books

    DU LLB Entrance 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 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 the university-level exam. Candidates can refer the 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


    DU LLB Exam Pattern FAQs

    DU LLB 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs

    Ques.  Is there any negative marking in DU LLB 2020?

    Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking in DU LLB 2020. For each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

    Ques.  What should I practice – Objective or subjective type questions?

    Ans. In DU LLB 2020 questions will be multiple choice type. So during the exam preparation major thrust should be on solving objective type questions. Focus on your speed and accuracy.

    Ques.  In how many sections DU LLB exam is divided?

    Ans. There are 4 sections in DU LLB 2020 namely, English Language, General Knowledge, Analytical abilities and Legal awareness and aptitude,

    Ques.  What is the duration of exam?

    Ans. Each candidate will be given 2 hrs to attempt the exam. Since there are 4 sections so manage your time accordingly i.e 30 minutes for each section.

    Ques.  How many questions will be there in all the sections ?

    Ans. The distribution of no.of questions in each section is listed below :

    English Language Comprehension –  15 to 20

    General Knowledge –  20 to 25

    Analytical Abilities –  20 to 25

    Legal Awareness and Aptitude – 25 to 30

    *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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    anushree chaudhary

    how much time is taken to complete the couse of llb du entrance entranc e test

    24 Mar, 2020 23:57
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Anushree, candidates will get 2 hours to complete the entrance exam.

    25 Mar, 2020 01:47
    Sarita Chourasia

    Hi I'm done my master in 2014 . My marks was 57% . Will I be eligible for du llb admission. ??

    31 Dec, 2019 14:42

    I am in third year of B.COM course from IGNOU. Will i be eligible for DU LLB admission? whether BCI recognize the IGNOU B.COM for LLB admission. Kindly help get these issues clarified at earliest.

    13 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Tenzin, yes, you are eligible to apply for admission in the concerned course provided you have scored at least 50% (45% in case of reserved categories) in your graduation degree. However, you may check other Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here.

    13 Nov, 2019 10:46
    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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