DU LLB is a National level examination conducted annually by National testing Agency on behalf of Delhi University. DU LLB application form was supposed to be released on April 2 but due to Coronavirus, it has been delayed.
DU LLB exam is for those who are looking for admission in the 3 year LLB Course. This exam is conducted online. Now, this exam is supposed to be conducted from June 2, 2020, to June 9, 2020. Let’s look at the exam pattern:
- Question paper type: Multiple Choice questions
- Number of paper:1
- Language: English
- Duration of exam: 2 hours
- Maximum marks: 400
- Total number of questions: 100
- Each Question carry: 4 marks
- Negative Marking: 1 mark
(i) For Unreserved Category candidates: Graduate/Post-Graduate Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate in either of them.
(ii) For Other Backward Classes (OBC) Category candidates: Graduate/Post-Graduate Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with at least 45% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate in either of them.
(iii) For Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) Category candidates, Graduate/Post-Graduate Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with at least 40% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate in either of them.
(iv) Relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to widows/wards of defence personnel (CW) category.
(v) Relaxation of up to 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to the candidates belonging to Person with Disability (PwD) category.
(vi) Candidates in the final year of qualifying degree are also eligible to give this exam.
(vii) Candidates who have already passed LLB course from any university are not eligible to give this exam.
(viii) No candidate on the rolls of LL.B. of any University including the University of Delhi shall be allowed to take admission in the LL.B. Course irrespective of whether the candidate is an ex-student or regular in that University. Any candidate who had taken admission in any University including Delhi University LL.B. course may take the admission only if they have cancelled their admission in that University on the date of their admission in the University of Delhi.
Section 1: English Language Comprehension
Mainly this section focuses on comprehension and grammar. Incomprehension, candidates are evaluated based on passages and in grammar, based on Para-completion, a summary of the passage, meaning of different words and phrases, synonyms or antonyms.
To perform well in English and crack CLAT, you should dedicate 1.5-2 hours daily for English. In which read a newspaper daily as it will enhance your vocabulary and make a practice to read long passages. Also, to perform well in grammar section practice as much as you can but always keep in mind that before solving such questions your basics should be cleared.
Section 2: General Knowledge
Candidates are tested based on their awareness of national and international issues including static General Knowledge. These may include Contemporary events of significance from India and the world, Arts and culture, International affairs; and Historical events of continuing significance.
To crack this section you should know about recent and important awards, UN bodies, the state capital, chief minister, governors and policies imposed. You should have a good overview of Indian geography and history. Read current affairs very thoroughly, for that daily read newspaper and make notes of important points and learn them. You can use the relation method to learn current affairs.
Section 3: Legal Aptitude
This section focuses on the student’s problem-solving ability with knowledge of the law. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. The questions may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You should also know general awareness regarding legal and moral issues.
To score in Legal reasoning, the practice of different kind of issues is important. As you will practice more you will get know the pattern or interpretation which is required. Mostly, two of the four options are very close to each other in interpretation. Don’t go through options always read problem first then draw a legal interpretation than you can look into options.
Section 4: Analytical Abilities
The reasoning is another important section as if you know tricks and tips it is very easy to solve question in less time and it is scoring section. Questions like argument conclusion based questions, direction problems, blood relation problems; analogies, inference based questions etc may be asked.
The practice is the key for this section; the more you practice the more confident you are to solve these kinds of questions. You should have practised every type of question-based on the topic.
Seat distribution is as follows:
While studying make your notes and study from them. For GK and Current affairs, you can take daily and weekly test available online. Some online sources also have standard questions of reasoning you can take them also. For studying GK and Current Affairs rely on only two to three sources and keep them constant throughout. You should read a standard newspaper daily most preferable are The Hindu, Indian Express or Times of India. Mainly focus on the editorial page of these newspapers as it will help you in both ways in grammar and GK.
As there is not much time left for the exam, so you should study at least 8-10 hours a day it is possible as lockdown is there due to coronavirus. Practice as much as you can as everything is about practice. It will help you in time management and accuracy.
Take as much as mock test you can take with timing yourself and making an environment similar to examination. Mock tests will give you an idea about your strengths, weaknesses, time management etc. Before taking mock test make sure that your syllabus is completed otherwise there will be no benefit of taking a mock test. One of the most important things to think about is Negative marking. As this exam has a negative marking of 1 mark, work on reducing the number of negative marks in every mock test. The most important thing is the Question Selection. Don’t over attempt questions just to increase the number of attempts; it can lead to negative marking. Question selection is important because it will help you focus on those questions on which you are confident in and also your accuracy will be good.
With mock tests also solve previous year question papers as it will give you an idea about what type of questions are asked and accordingly how your preparation is going on. After that analyze previous year question papers and prepare a list of topics or questions which are continuously asked, and prepare it very well.
Time management is very important, do manage your time. Take short breaks while studying. It will help you in studying for a long time and will also maintain your accuracy. you should also learn some legal maxims which are used in day to day life as there is a slight chance to be asked.