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DU LLB 2021 Syllabus: Important Topics, Preparation Tips, & Recommended Books

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Shekhar Suman

Exams Prep Master | Updated On -Jun 10, 2021

DU LLB Syllabus 2021 has not been released by the Faculty of Law, DU yet. However, based on previous year question papers and other LLB level law exams, we have curated below the most important topics for the upcoming law entrance exam. 

The syllabus of DU LLB entrance exam includes questions from English, General Knowledge, and Legal Aptitude. This year, the exam will be conducted in the month of June, 2021 (tentative) and will likely follow a computer based test pattern. Check DU LLB Exam Pattern.

Latest Updates:

  • June 2: BCI has set up a panel to decide the method of exam for Law candidates.
  • May 24: Law aspirants planning to appear for DU LLB 2021 can download practice papers for preparation. Download Here.
  • April 28: DU authorities plans to complete the admission of foreign students by the end of June 2021.
DU LLB Syllabus

DU LLB 2021 Entrance Exam Syllabus

There are four sections in DU LLB Entrance Exam viz.

  • English Language Comprehension,
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs,
  • Analytical Abilities, and
  • Legal Awareness and Aptitude. 

The section wise syllabus of DU LLB 2021 is as follows:

DU LLB Syllabus for English

This section tests a candidate’s proficiency in English. The section usually has three major components viz.

  • Vocabulary – it will majorly cover synonyms, antonyms, and analogies.
  • Grammar – you will have to correct the grammatical errors in questions, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, etc.
  • Comprehension – will test the understanding of passage including its central theme and word meanings. 
Topics of DU LLB Syllabus for English
Synonyms Antonyms
Homonyms Word definitions 
Analogies Idioms and Phrases
One-word substitution Sentence improvement & rearrangement
Fill in the blanks Subject-Verb Agreement
Noun/ Pronoun/ Articles & Conjunction Grammatical errors- tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors
Correct Spelling Spotting errors

DU LLB Recommended Books – English Section

DU LLB Book Name Author/ Publisher
High School English Grammar and Composition Key Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal

Check DU LLB Cutoff for All Sections

DU LLB Syllabus for General Knowledge

This section is considered as make it or break it a section of the law entrance exam. The section that tests a candidate's level of awareness within the country and worldwide.

  • There will be static GK questions as well. Static GK signifies facts about the places, people and things that will remain the same in the future as well.
  • Questions are asked from the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2021 and April 2021.

Tabulated below are some important topics that form DU LLB syllabus for GK section:

Politics Ancient, Medieval, Modern and World History
Geography Economics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)
Science and technology Environment & Ecology
General Science National & International Burning topics
Books and Authors Environment
Industries Major Industries in India
Agriculture Awards and Achievements

DU LLB Recommended Books – GK Section

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Manorama Yearbook 2021 Mammen Mathew
Current Affairs Yearly 2021 Arihant Experts
General Knowledge 2021: Latest Current Affairs & Who's Who RPH Editorial Board

Check DU LLB Counselling & Selection Process

DU LLB Syllabus for Analytical Abilities

This section is devised to evaluate a candidate’s ability to analytically comprehend different aspects of a situation or scenario and logically derive solutions. No visual questions are asked in the section. It covers a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

Statement & Assumptions Statement & Conclusions
Statement & Arguments Statement & actions
Assertion – Reason Syllogism
Number test Direction and distance test
Coding and Decoding Blood Relationships
Ranking Analogy

DU LLB Recommended Books – Analytical Abilities Section

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Universal's Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams Jain Prateek
Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey
Logical Reasoning R K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

It is considered to be the most interesting area of study among the law aspirants. This section primarily focuses on the legal aptitude of candidates.

  • The questions are framed as legal propositions having a set of facts that satisfy the propositions.
  • One has to analyze a suitable proposition and answer questions based on the given set of facts. 
Indian Constitution Indian Penal Code
Indian Contract Act Family Law
Law of Torts Legal fundamentals and terms
Legal Maxims Important Landmarks
Supreme Court Judgements -

DU LLB Recommended Books – Legal Awareness and Aptitude Section

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations Bhardwaj
Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning Bhardwaj
Legal Aptitude RK Gupta
General Preparation Tips

General Preparation Tips for DU LLB 2021

  • Brush up the basics of grammar to tackle the error detection questions and sentence correction.
  • Read Newspaper daily or watch the news to stay up to date with the affairs of the country and the world.
  • Solve puzzles, Sudoku, riddles, etc. to get a hang of the Reasoning section.
  • Read books and online general awareness forums for static general knowledge.
  • No assumptions should be made while attempting the paper.
  • Always pick the option that is closest to the principle.
  • This section requires speed and time management, especially the principle fact questions.
  • The legal fact and legal G.K questions can be attempted well by identifying and memorizing important constitutional articles, landmark and recent judgments and new laws/amendments.
  • Candidates must make a proper study plan and stick to the same. Spend at least 2 to 3 hours every day for preparation.
  • Solve as many DU LLB Question Paper & Mock Tests as possible. Solve at least 2 to 3 in the final month before the exam.
Frequently Asked Questions

DU LLB 2021 Syllabus FAQs

Ques. What is a good strategy to attempt the DU LLB entrance exam?

Ans. A good strategy while attempting the paper is to attempt all the easy questions first followed by the questions you find difficult. 

Ques. Is it a good idea to attempt all the questions in the exam? 

Ans. NO, it is not a good idea to attempt all the questions in DU LLB. There is a negative marking of 1/4th marks, so every wrong answer will cost you a lot. Attempt questions you are confident you can solve. 

Ques. How to save time during the exam?

Ans. The easiest way to save time during the exam is to solve the questions that you take less time in first and attempt the lengthy ones at the end. You can also reduce your overall timing by practising using sample papers.

Ques. How to improve English section? 

Ans. The best way to improve english section for DU LLB entrance is to solidify your basics first. Work on your vocabulary and grammar. 

Ques. How to improve the legal knowledge sections?

Ans. The Legal Knowledge section requires a lot of reading. You should prepare notes for every topic and go through the sample papers and last years paper to understand the pattern of questions asked.

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


srishti sahu
Does DU offers ba.llb(integrated)course after 12th?
spandita hati

No, Delhi University (DU) doesn’t provide BA LLB (integrated) course. Most of the colleges providing 3 year LLB courses in DU are private. There are 3 different types of colleges where the law is studied in DU, campus law centre, law centre-1 and law centre- 2. 

Will any change in syllables of 2021
diya suresh

Hi Yogesh, The exam dates and syllabus has not been officially released by DU Faculty of Law and the same will be declared after the release of notification in April 2021.Based on previous year, there will questions from English, General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude. It will be a computer based test which will tentatively be conducted in the month of June. Find more details at DU LLB 2021.

garima godara
what to do after ba for going to judiciary
garima godara
what to do after ba for going to judiciary
garima godara
what to do after ba for going to judiciary
diya suresh

Hi Garima, To proceed with judiciary, you need to qualify LLB and for that DU conducts LLB entrance test for every academic session. The application process will release in April 2021 tentatively. More details will be updated on the official website of DU. To know more visit DU LLB 2021.