DU LLB – Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Admission Process

National Testing Agency (NTA), on behalf of Faculty of Law, Delhi University, conducts the DU LLB entrance test for the candidates seeking a bachelor degree in law. Delhi University offers the 3-year LLB programme at the following three centres: 

  1. Campus Law Centre (CLC)
  2. Law Centre I
  3. Law Centre II   

NTA is yet to notify the new date for Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) 2020, which was earlier slated to take place from June 2 to June 9 for different undergraduate programmes. The application form for Delhi University LLB entrance test was available from June 20 to July 18 (till 5 PM). 

To register for the DU LLB entrance test, candidates must have a graduation degree (in any stream) with at least 50% marks (5-10% relaxation to reserved categories) from a recognized university/college. The eligible registered applicants shall be issued Delhi University LLB entrance test admit card. 

The DUET entrance test question paper is divided into four sections – Legal Awareness & Aptitude, General Knowledge, Analytical Abilities and English Language Comprehension. Candidates need to answer 100 MCQs in 120 minutes. As per the marking scheme, examinees shall be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and they have to bear the deduction of 1 mark for each incorrect response.

Read this article further to gain insightful information about the DU LLB entrance test. 

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DU LLB Entrance Test – Key Highlights 

  1. Delhi University has decided to scrap 50% reservation for Delhi-based candidates from the year 2020 onwards 
  2. Delhi University has a total of 3320 seats available (across its three centres of law studies) for admissions to its 3-year LLB programme 
  3. Reservations shall be applicable for the candidates hailing from categories like SC, ST, OBC, PwD, EWS, etc. 
  4. Candidates already having an LLB degree from any institution shall not be considered eligible to take the Delhi University LLB entrance test
  5. Delhi University releases four cutoff lists. These cut off lists are released mark-wise and rank-wise 

DU LLB Entrance Test – Important Dates

Check out the key dates for various events of Delhi University LLB entrance test in the below table:

DU LLB Exam Dates 2020

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Events DU LLB Important Dates
DU LLB online registration start date June 20, 2020
Last date to register for DU LLB entrance test (DUET) July 4, 2020
Issuance of admit card Third week of July 2020 (indicative)
Conduct of DU LLB 2020 online exam Last week of July 2020 (indicative)
Release of answer key First week of August 2020 (indicative)
Declaration of result Delhi University will announce the date soon
Commencement of counselling process Delhi University will announce the date soon

DU LLB Entrance Test – Eligibility Criteria 

The Supreme Court of India removed the age restrictions to pursue a legal education (at any level) in 2017. However, it’s imperative to know the other eligibility criteria for DU LLB before submitting the application form for the entrance test. 

Minimum Qualification 

  1. Candidates who possess a graduate/post-graduate degree (in any discipline of study) from any recognised state/central university are eligible to apply for DU LLB. 
  2. Candidates appearing for their graduation final year examination can also apply for the Delhi University LLB entrance test. However, such candidates must complete their graduation and attain a passing certificate before the DU LLB counselling takes place. 
  3. Candidates already having an LLB degree or pursuing LLB from anywhere in India are not eligible.

Minimum Marks in Qualifying Education (Graduation)

Candidates must have graduated with at least 50% marks. However, there are relaxations in minimum marks requirement for reserved categories.

Category Wise Minimum Marks 

Category Minimum Marks Required (in graduation)
General 50%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 45%
Persons with Disability (PwD) 45%
Children/wives of Army Personnel (CW) 45%

DU LLB Entrance Test – Application Form Submission 

The DU LLB application form submission window was initially available from June 20 to July 4. Later, the authority decided to extend the application form submission process until July 18, 2020. Candidates need to first register and then fill the application form. The submission process concludes after the candidates pay the application fee successfully. 

How to fill the Delhi University LLB entrance test application form?     

The step-wise procedure to fill the application form of Delhi University LLB entrance test is as follows:

Step 1 – Visit the official website on ug.du.ac.in

Step 2 – Click on ‘New Registration’ Tab

Step 3 – Provide your details such as name, email ID, contact number and fill the CAPTCHA code. Then, hit submit button   

Step 4 – Validate your email ID by clicking the validation link

Step 5 – Enter your details such as qualification, date of birth, address, aadhaar card number, etc. in the specified boxes    

Step 6 – Upload your scanned photograph, signature and photo ID proof in the required format

Step  7 – Pay the Delhi University LLB application fee using Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card        

Note – Applicants must take the printout of the application form submission acknowledgement page for further reference

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Scanned Document Specifications

Document Type Pixel Size File Size  Format
Photograph 100 X 130 50-100 KB jpg/jpeg/png
Signature  140 X 60 Not more than 50 KB jpg/jpeg/png
Photo ID Proof  Not more than 50 KB jpg/jpeg/png

DU LLB Entrance Test – Application Fee 

The application fee for various categories is as follows:

Category Fee (in INR) 
General  750
SC/ST 300
OBC 750
PwD 300

DU LLB Entrance Test – Admit Card 

Candidates who successfully submit their application forms are issued the Delhi University LLB admit card. Candidates must mandatorily carry the admit card along with a photo ID proof to the examination hall. The hall ticket of DU LLB entrance test shall be issued online on the official website. Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps to download their respective admit cards:

Step 1 – Visit the official website of National Testing Agency, i.e. nta.ac.in/DUETExam

Step 2 – Click on ‘Download DU LLB Admit Card’ button

Step 3 – Enter your login credentials including DU LLB application number and date of birth/password

Step 4 – Hit the ‘Proceed’ button to enter the login dashboard

Step 6 – The admit card appears on the screen. Check all the details on the admit card carefully

Step 7 – Take at least 2-3 printouts of the admit card

Note – Candidates should retain the printout of Delhi University LLB hall ticket until the admission process gets over   

DU LLB Entrance Test – Exam Pattern

It is always considered a wise move to start preparing for the DU LLB entrance test after getting familiar with the exam pattern. The table below explains the key aspects of DUET for LLB exam pattern:

Mode of Exam  Computer-based Test (CBT)
Mode of Language in the Question Paper  English 
Duration of Exam  120 Minutes i.e. 2 Hours 
Number of Questions  100
Nature of Questions  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks  400
Marking Scheme +4 for each correct response 

-1 for each incorrect response 

  1. English Language Comprehension
  2. Analytical Abilities
  3. Legal Awareness & Aptitude
  4. General Knowledge

DU LLB Entrance Test – Syllabus

Along with the exam pattern, candidates should also know about the section-wise topics they need to prepare. The table below comprises the official syllabus of Delhi University LLB entrance test.

Section-wise DU LLB Syllabus 

Sections  Topics 
General Knowledge 
  • Outline of Indian Economy 
  • National Income of India 
  • Indian Tax Structure 
  • Major Industries in India
  • Banking & Finance
Legal Awareness & Aptitude 
  • Legal fundamentals and terms 
  • Legal Maxims and Important Landmarks 
  • Supreme Court Judgments
English Language Comprehensions 
  • Comprehension Passages 
  • Subject-Verb Agreement 
  • Noun 
  • Pronoun 
  • Adjective and Determinants 
  • Adverb
  • Active Passive Voice
Analytical Abilities 
  • Logical Puzzles 
  • Statement Conclusions Derivation of Conclusions 
  • Cause & Effect Reasoning 
  • Statements Assumptions and Statement Arguments 

DU LLB Entrance Test – Answer Key 

The answer key of Delhi University LLB entrance test enables candidates to estimate their probable score well before the result announcement. Test-takers need to follow the below-given steps to check the answer key of DU LLB entrance test online:

Step 1 – Browse the official website of Delhi University (du.ac.in)

Step 2 – Enter your login credentials (application form number and date of birth)

Step 3 – Click on the ‘Login’ button

Step 4 – You will find three links stating:

  • Download Interim Answer Key
  • Add Objection
  • Download Response Sheet

Click on the link ‘Download Interim Answer Key’

Step 5 – Download the Delhi University LLB answer key in PDF format

After downloading the answer key, candidates need to also download the response sheet that carries the answers marked by them in the test. It will help them calculate their probable scores precisely. Examinees can challenge the answers in the provisional answer key. After considering the challenges, Delhi University releases the final answer key.       

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DU LLB Entrance Test – Result 

Result declaration is the most awaited moment in any exam. It is anticipated that the result of the DU LLB entrance test shall be released after two weeks of the examination. Candidates can check their results online by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1 – Go to the official website of NTA for DUET (nta.ac.in/DUETExam)

Step 2 – Click on the link ‘DUET 2020 result’

Step 3 – Enter your application form number and date of birth in the specified boxes

Step 4 – After entering the login credentials, click on the ‘Login’ button

Step 5 – In the next window, you will find two options:

  • Download Response Sheet
  • View Score Card

Click on the ‘View Score Card’ link to check your DU LLB result

Step 6 – Your Delhi University LLB scorecard will  display on the screen

Step 7 – Take the printout of your scorecard for further reference  

DU LLB Entrance Test – Cutoff 

Faculty of Law, Delhi University releases the Delhi University LLB cutoff list after the result declaration. Only those candidates, who score equal to or more than the DU LLB cutoff marks in the entrance test, are shortlisted for the counselling process. The factors that help in determining the cutoff are the number of examinees, the difficulty level of the test, reservation scheme, etc. On the basis of previous years’ trends, our experts have predicted the expected Delhi University LLB cutoff 2020 as follows:

DU LLB Cutoff Ranks – Indicative

Category First Cutoff List Second Cutoff List Third Cutoff List Fourth Cutoff List*
General 81 – 84 84 – 88 84 – 89 60 – 65
OBC 134 – 137 139 – 145 141 – 146 106 – 110
EWS 114 – 117 119 – 125 121 – 125  119 – 124
SC 153 – 157 162 -167 163 – 167 160 – 165
ST 201 – 209 217 – 221 224 – 229 226 – 229

*The cutoff rank in the last round of admission decreases as the reserved category seats are merged with the general category seats

DU LLB Entrance Test – Counselling 

Faculty of Law, Delhi University hosts the DU LLB counselling in offline mode. Candidates who qualify the entrance test as per Delhi University LLB cutoff score in their respective category are shortlisted to attend the DU LLB counselling process. While participating in DU LLB counselling, candidates need to carry their original documents along with the photocopies for verification purposes. The documents that need to be carried are:

  1. Admission Ticket/Admit Card of DU LLB Entrance Test 
  2. Category Certificate (If claiming reservation against the same)
  3. Character Certificate issued by last attended institute (not older than six months as on the date of admission)
  4. Class 10th Certificate (as a proof of date of birth)
  5. Class 12th Mark Sheets and Certificates
  6. Degree Certificate (Provisional Certificate, if applicable)
  7. Eight passport size photographs (recent)
  8. Mark Sheet of the qualifying degree examination (Provisional Certificate, if needed)
  9. Medical and PwD certificate (for physically disabled candidates)
  10. Printout of the original registration form (submitted for registration of LLB admission)
  11. One valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Passport, Ration Card, Driver License) 

DU LLB Entrance Test – Seat Matrix

Candidates can check the table below to know the number of seats available for Delhi University LLB admission at different law centres.

Centre-wise DU LLB Seat Intake Capacity

Participating Institutes Number of Seats
Campus Law Centre (CLC) 1107
Law Centre 1 (LC1) 1106
Law Centre 2 (LC2) 1107
Total 3320

DU LLB Entrance Test – Reservation Scheme 

Delhi University follows a reservation scheme (defined by the Delhi government) for admission in its 3-year LLB course. Check out the seat reservation policy at Delhi University in the table below. 

DU LLB Reservation Policy

Category Reservation
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 10%
Supernumerary Seats
Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) 5% 
Armed Forces (CW) Quota 5%
Sports Quota 5%
Foreign Nationals 5%

Note – Unoccupied seats of SC category will be merged to ST category seats and vice versa. If the seats are still vacant after the conversion, the unoccupied seats will be left vacant for the course.

DU LLB Entrance Test – FAQs 

✔️ When will DU LLB entrance test 2020 be held?

After the COVID-19 disruption, the conducting body is yet to release the exam date of DU LLB entrance test. Keep visiting this page to catch the latest updates in this regard.

✔️ By when can I fill the DU LLB application form 2020?

Candidates can fill and submit the application form of Delhi University LLB entrance test by July 18, 2020 until 5 PM on the official website i.e. nta.ac.in/DUETExam. Earlier, the last date for DU LLB application form submission was July 4.

✔️ I am already an LLB student but want to pursue LLB from DU. Am I eligible for the DU LLB entrance test?

No. You are not eligible to take the Delhi University LLB entrance test. Candidates who are pursuing LLB or already possess the LLB degree from any institution are not eligible as per the DU LLB eligibility criteria.

✔️ How many questions will be there in the DU LLB entrance test?

There will be a total of 100 questions in the Delhi University LLB entrance test, segregated into four sections - Legal Awareness & Aptitude, General Knowledge, Analytical Abilities and English Language Comprehension.

✔️ Will there be any negative marking applicable in the DU LLB entrance test?

Yes, candidates shall be penalized with -1 mark for each incorrect response while 4 marks shall be credited to their score for each correct answer.

✔️ When can I expect the result of the DU LLB entrance test?

It is anticipated that the result of Delhi University LLB entrance test shall be released within the 2 weeks after the conduct of the exam. The conducting body is yet to notify the exact date for DU LLB result declaration.

✔️ I didn’t satisfy the DU LLB cutoff score of any of the lists. Do I stand a chance for admission?

No. It’s mandatory to score at least equal to Delhi University LLB cutoff marks to get shortlisted for the counselling round.

✔️ Why do I need to carry my original documents while appearing for DU LLB counselling?

The officials at the Delhi University LLB counselling venue verify your original documents before issuing the provisional admission letter. Hence, you need to carry your original documents along with the photocopies.

✔️ I belong to the ST category. Will I get any reservation benefit?

Ans. Yes, in compliance with the Delhi government reservation scheme, Delhi University offers 7.5% reservation on its LLB total seats to candidates who belong to ST (Scheduled Tribe) category. 

✔️ Is there any change in the reservation scheme of DU LLB admissions?

Ans. Yes, Delhi University has scrapped the 50% horizontal reservation for Delhi-based candidates in each category w.e.f Delhi University LLB admission 2020-21 session.   

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