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DU LLB 2019 Syllabus, Important Topics, Books

Updated On - September 24th 2018

DU LLB Syllabus 2019 is not officially released by the Faculty of Law, DU. However, based on previous year question papers and other LLB level law exams, we have curated below the most important topics for this year’s law entrance exam. The syllabus will include questions from English, General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude

This year, DU LLB Entrance Exam is scheduled for June 19 in a computer-based format. The registration process will start in April 2019. Intermediate graduates with 50% marks can visit the official portal to apply for the exam.

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Highlights of DU LLB Exam Pattern

The faculty of Law has made changes in the paper pattern of the examination over the years. The number of questions were reduced to 100 from 175. Earlier, there were speculations related to the medium of exam, but now the test takers can answer the questions in English only. Also, the mode of examination was changed to online (computer-based) from offline (pen-paper) mode. Tabulated below are some important points related to the pattern of DU LLB exam:

Exam ModeOnline (computer-based)
Total no. of questions100
Total marks400
Exam Duration120 minutes
No. of Sections4
Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: +4 marks
Incorrect Answer: -1 mark

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DU LLB Entrance Exam Syllabus 2019

There are four sections in the examination viz.

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

The section wise syllabus of DU LLB 2019 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 a passage including its central theme and word meanings. 
ChapterImportant Topics
English VocabularySynonyms
Antonyms 
Homonyms
Word definitions 
Analogies
English ProficiencyIdioms and Phrases
One-word substitution
Sentence improvement & rearrangement
Fill in the blanks
Subject-Verb Agreement
Noun/ Pronoun/ Articles & Conjunction
English Usage ErrorsGrammatical errors- tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors
 Correct Spelling
Spotting errors
Inappropriate usage of words
English ComprehensionQuestions related to passage provided. Read questions first and then read the passage to make it easier to point out the answers. 

DU LLB Recommended Books –  English Section

DU LLB Books
Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
High School English Grammar and Composition KeyWren and Martin
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal

DU LLB Syllabus for General Knowledge 

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

  • There will be static GK questions as well. Static GK signifies facts about the places, people and things that will remain same in the future as well.
  • Questions are asked from the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2019 and April 2019.

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

PoliticsAncient, Medieval, Modern and World History
GeographyEconomics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)
Science and technologyEnvironment & Ecology
General ScienceNational & International Burning topics
Books and AuthorsEnvironment
IndustriesMajor Industries in India
AgricultureAwards and Achievements

DU LLB Preparation Books – GK Section

DU LLB Preparation Books
DU LLB BookAuthor/ Publisher
Manorama Yearbook 2018Mammen Mathew
Current Affairs Yearly 2018Arihant Experts
General Knowledge 2018: Latest Current Affairs & Who's WhoRPH Editorial Board

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 & AssumptionsStatement & Conclusions
Statement & ArgumentsStatement & actions
Assertion – ReasonSyllogism
Number testDirection and distance test
Coding and DecodingBlood Relationships
RankingAnalogy

DU LLB Preparation Books – Logical Reasoning Section

DU LLB Preparation Books
DU LLB BooksAuthor/ Publisher
Universal's Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance ExamsJain Prateek
Analytical ReasoningM. K. Pandey
Logical ReasoningR K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

DU LLB Syllabus for Legal Awareness and Aptitude 

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 suitable proposition and answer questions based on the given set of facts. 
DU LLB Syllabus for Legal Aptitude
Indian ConstitutionIndian Penal Code
Indian Contract ActFamily Law
Law of TortsLegal fundamentals and terms
Legal MaximsImportant Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgements

DU LLB Preparation Books – Legal Aptitude Section

DU LLB Preparation Books
DU LLB BooksAuthor/ Publisher
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance ExaminationsBhardwaj
Legal Awareness Legal ReasoningBhardwaj
Legal AptitudeRK Gupta

General Preparation Tips for DU LLB Exam

  • 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 affair 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 memorising important constitutional articles, landmark and recent judgments and new laws/amendments.

*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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