The entrance examination is directed each year in the month of June. The centres are allotted in several colleges of the north campus. It is recommended to reach at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time to grab the seat assigned to you, recall your breath and calm down in the insanely hot weather. Not every room has an air conditioner, so you would be lucky if you happen to get one with an AC. Even otherwise the rooms are large, well lit, and ventilated. Exams start on time and a delay of more than half an hour to reach the centre after the exam has been started is not at all entertained. If are from the out-station and have come along with your parents or relative, the staff is quite considerate to accommodate them for those 2 hours in the library and other vacant classrooms.
The environment inside the examination hall is quite decent, the classrooms are comfortable and cool even without air conditioners for the sake of old buildings and thick walls, the seats are comfortable and you are provided cold water at your seat every 15 minutes.
The invigilators are considerate and soft-spoken. But if you feel they are shouting at your head or talking loud you would not have to point it out for more than one time. The management is quite good, you are given the OMR sheet and question paper 15 minutes before but you are not allowed to write anything over it until the invigilator asks you to start. That means you can go through the paper and sought out questions from the English or general knowledge section.
BEST WAY TO PREPARE FOR DU LAW ENTRANCE EXAM
The following are some good sources:
- Universal’s Guide to CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examination
- SS Guide for LL.B. Entrance Exam by Anand P. Misra.
- IMS India CLAT Correspondence Course
- The Hindu Dairy of Events for current affairs, ClatGyan’s General knowledge Compendiums, IMS CLAT Correspondence current affairs material.
- Delhi University Law Faculty LL.B. Entrance Test Solved Papersby Universal Publication.
- Universal’s Guide to CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examination is sufficient for Constitution, basics of criminal and civil law, law of tort and the entire legal knowledge and aptitude preparation. There are ample of multiple choice questions for practice and memorization.You may find some very easy questions like who is the Chief Justice of India or Chairman of Bar Council of India or Union Minister of HRD. So, information about courts, lawyers and judges is most important in Legal GK. At the same time paper may contain some difficult questions for them who do not follow legal news and developments in the country. For example, there was a question about Supreme Court judgment dated 22.03.2010 interpreting Articles 72 and 161 of the Constitution. There was another question about Delhi High Court’s judgment dated 22.03.2010 about protection of women from domestic violence. Another question related to IP litigation between Toyota & Prius Industries for trademark ‘Prius’.
- The best way to prepare Static GK is to solve every question from Universal’s Guide to CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examination and Lucent’s General Knowledge book.
- Don’t miss to solve past years entrance papers, minimum 50 questions are repeated every year.
- You need to master three areas of English:
- Grammar & Sentence Correction, and
- Reading Comprehension
- Building vocabulary on a daily basis from every possible source is important i.e. from your daily newspaper to your text books or from books like Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis. Similarly, doing some grammar and sentence correction exercise daily is important from any good book on objective English like ‘English is Easy’ of Chetanand Singh or a book on similar subject by R.S. Agarwal. For mastering comprehension, reading habit as well as practice from papers given in aforementioned books is needed. A two-month plan working two-hours daily on English can do the magic even for students of non-English medium.
- Though a look at DU 2008-2010 papers suggests that this area is not-so-important as very few questions (5-10) are asked each year, still students should practice this area thoroughly because 40 to 50 questions from reasoning were asked in DU LL.B. Entrances of year 2001 to 2006.
As the pattern of the DU LL.B. exam keeps on changing and is highly unpredictable, students must solve at least a few exercises from all types of reasoning questions to be on the safer side. Many good textbooks on reasoning are available in the market but taking just one like that of M.K. Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning or any such similar book will suffice.