DU LLM Entrance test – Syllabus and Overview

Syllabus and Overview of the Delhi University LL.M. Entrance Test conducted every year, also referred to as DU LLM Entrance.
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The admission to Delhi University LL.M. courses is made on the basis of merit in the LL.M. Entrance Test conducted every year, also referred to as DU LLM Entrance Test

The eligibility criteria for admission to LL.M Degree course is :

(i) For General category and Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates, a three- year/five-year LL.B. 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 for Two-Year/Three-Year Course LLM. The OBC candidates shall be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination and in the minimum eligibility to take the entrance test to the extent of 10% of the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for the general category candidate. For example, if the minimum eligibility for admission to a course is 50% for the general category candidate, the minimum eligibility for the OBCs would be 45% i.e. (50% less 10% of 50%). It is re-iterated that the OBC candidates who belong to the ‘non-creamy layer’ and whose castes appear in the Central List of the OBC only shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC category.

(ii) The candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) having a three year/five-year LL.B. 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 for 2yr/3yr LLM or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate in either of them.

(iii) Relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to widows/wards of ex-servicemen/serving personnel (CW) category.

(iv) Relaxation of up to 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to the candidates belonging to physically handicapped (PH) category on the recommendations of the Medical Board as per the prescribed procedure.

Note:
(a) The candidates securing the marks prescribed above or appearing in the qualifying Degree examination or awaiting the results of any such examination are eligible to appear in the LL.M. Entrance Test but the admission will depend on their securing the minimum eligibility marks prescribed above.
(b) Rounding of a fraction of marks is not allowed.

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  • Eleven Previous DU LLM Entrance test Question Papers - 2008 to 2018
  • Fifty Full-Length DU LLM Entrance 2019 Mock Tests  - Sample Papers - with 100 questions each
  • Fifty Mini Mock Tests - 25 MCQs - for quick practice anytime
  • All mock tests and Sample Papers are timed and have negative marking to simulate the real exam
  • Each test can be attempted unlimited number of times for consistent practice - No Restrictions
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DU LLM Entrance Test pattern and Syllabus:

1. The LL.M. Entrance Test will be held at various Centers located in Delhi.
2. The test will be of two hours duration.
3. The language of the Entrance Test will be English.
4. Each question shall carry four marks. For every correct answer, four marks will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.
5. No mark will be awarded or deducted for a question which is left unanswered.

Syllabus Outline for the DU LLM entrance test:
The Test Paper will consist of one question paper containing 100 questions. (The 2017 DU LLM Entrance had only 100 questions, previous years had 175 questions) Questions will be objective-type , with multiple choice answers drawn from various areas of the LLB syllabus, including the following areas :
– Constitutional Law of India
– Jurisprudence
– Law of Contracts
– Sale of goods Act
– Law of Torts
– Consumer Protection Act
– Family Law (Hindu law & Muslim law)
– Public International Law
– Criminal Law
– Company law and Partnership
– Intellectual Property Rights
– Cyber Law
– Environmental Law
In addition a few questions may address contemporary legal issues

DU LLM Entrance 2019 - 100 Mock Tests - Sample Papers , Previous Papers online prep pack
  • Eleven Previous DU LLM Entrance test Question Papers - 2008 to 2018
  • Fifty Full-Length DU LLM Entrance 2019 Mock Tests  - Sample Papers - with 100 questions each
  • Fifty Mini Mock Tests - 25 MCQs - for quick practice anytime
  • All mock tests and Sample Papers are timed and have negative marking to simulate the real exam
  • Each test can be attempted unlimited number of times for consistent practice - No Restrictions
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DU LLM Entrance Test Detailed Syllabus

Constitutional Law of India
Preamble
Essential Features of Indian Constitution
Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy
Directive Principles of State Policy
Judiciary and Executive
Union – State Legislative Relations – Parliament and State Legislatures
Distribution of Legislative Powers between Union and States
Emergency Provisions
Amendment of the Constitution and Amending Process of the Constitution
Writ Jurisdiction
Role of Election Commission in Democratic Process

Jurisprudence
Nature and Sources of Law
Positivism, Natural Law Theory, Sociological Jurisprudence
Theories of Punishment
Rights and Duties
Law and Morality
Legal Concepts – Right, Duty, Ownership, Possession and Person
Judicial Process-Application of Doctrine of Precedent of India
Judicial Contribution in Bringing Social Changes

Law of Contracts
General Principles
Essentials of a valid contract Offer, acceptance and consideration
Capacity to Contract – Minor’s contract
Elements vitiating contract-mistake, fraud, misrepresentation, public policy, coercion, undue influence, frustration of contract
Remedies for breach of contract – Damages.

The Sale of Goods Act, 1930 ( and The Hire-Purchase Act, 1972 )
Concept of ‘Goods’
‘Sale’ and ‘Agreement to sell’
Statutory Transactions
Contract for ‘Works’/ ‘Labour'(Pre and Post 46th Constitutional Amendment)
Hire-Purchase Agreement

Law of Torts
Nature and definition of Tort
Foundation and Genefral Principles of Tortuous Liability
Specific Torts – Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation
General Defences to an action of Tort
Vicarious Liability
Remoteness of Damages
Contributory Negligence
Absolute and Strict Liability – Emerging trends in India

Consumer Protection Act
Evolution of Consumer Rights
Redressal of Consumer Grievances

Family Law
Concepts in Family Law
Sources of Family Law in India
Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
Maintenance
Matrimonial Remedies Uniform Civil Code
Adoption and Guardianship

Public International Law
Nature of International Law and its relationship with Municipal Law
Sources of International Law
Concept of sovereignty and its relevance today
Recognition of States and Governments
United Nations
Settlement of International Disputes
Extradition, Asylum, Nationality and Status of Refugees
Human Rights
International Court of Justice
UNO and its organs
Global Trade Regime under International Law

Criminal Law
General Principles
Nature and Definition of Offence
General Principles of Criminal Law – meaning, nature, essentials and stages of offence
General Exceptions
Common Intention and Common Object
Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy and Abetment
Joint Liability; Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy Offences against Human Body
Offences against Women
Offences against Property
Defamation

Company Law and Partnership
Advantages of registration of firms
Company Law – Role of Directors, Doctrines of Indoor Management and Ultra Vires
Partnership Act – Nature and essentials of partnership mutual rights and liabilities of partners
Sales of Goods Act
Negotiable Instruments Act

Intellectual Property Rights
Overview of Intellectual property
Copyright
Patent
Trade Marks
Designs
Geographic indication
Semi conductors
Plant varieties
Major international agreements relating to the protection of IP – Berne Convention, Paris Convention, TRIPS

Cyber Law
Cyber Jurisprudence at International and Indian Level
Cyber Crimes against Individuals, Institution and State
Concepts – Hacking, Digital Forgery, Cyber Stalking/Harassment, Identity Theft & Fraud, Cyber terrorism, Cyber Defamation
Different offences under IT Act, 2000
Different Types of Civil Wrongs under the IT Act, 2000
Intellectual Property Issues in Cyber Space
Interface with Copyright Law
Interface with Patent Law
Trademarks & Domain Names Related issues
E-commerce-Salient Features

Environmental Law
The Idea of Environment and various concepts of Environmental Policy and Law: Pre & Post Independence
Stockholm to Johannesburg Declaration (Rio)
Role of Government in Environmental Protection
International conventions in the development of Environmental Laws and its Policy – From Stockholm to recent conventions (Special Emphasis on Major conventions & Protocols) – Control on Marine Pollution
Common Law aspects of Environmental Protection; Remedies under other Laws (I.P.C., Cr.P.C, C.P.C.) – Riparian rights and prior-appropriation.
Prevention and Control of Pollution: The Water Act, 1974, The Air Act, 1981
Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
Forest Conservation Act, 1980
Environment Protection Act, 1986

Note: The syllabus details given here are only indicative. Students should refer to the official LLB syllabus of the Delhi University & official notifications for complete details of the syllabus for the LLM entrance exams.

Results, Answer Keys and Admissions

Answer Key for the DU LLM Entrance test:
1. The proposed answer key of LL.M. Entrance Test may be uploaded on the DU website within 2 days after the completion of the Entrance Test Examination. Any objection regarding the answer(s) must be made in writing to the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, along with authoritative written proof of the claim of correct answers with supporting documents (not objective test books but from descriptive texts) either physically at the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Law or by e-mail to dean_law@du.ac.in with the subject line : Objections to LL.M. Answer Key.
2. An expert body of the Law teachers shall decide on the objections to the proposed answer key and will notify a final answer key. No objections regarding the final answer key shall be entertained.
3. Finality of the Answer key notified as above shall be maintained so as to enable the Faculty of Law to proceed with the Admission process as scheduled and notified.

Result of the Entrance Test :
The result of the Entrance Test shall be notified on the University website http://www.du.ac.in and may be displayed on the Notice Board of the Admission Committee, Faculty of Law.
All notices relating to admission, counseling, etc. shall be displayed only on the Notice Board of the Admission Committee, Faculty of Law. No individual communication will be sent to any candidate for this purpose.

Admission in case of Tie:
If there are more candidates with the same marks/rank in the LL.M. Entrance Test than the number of seats available, admission will be made as per the following rules:
(a) The candidate(s) securing higher marks in the qualifying Degree examination will be offered admission;
(b) If two or more candidates have the same marks in the qualifying Degree examination, the older in age will be offered admission;
(c) If admission cannot be made under the above rules, the admission will be made by draw of lots from amongst the candidate(s) covered above who are present at the draw of lots.

DU LLM Entrance 2019 - 100 Mock Tests - Sample Papers , Previous Papers online prep pack
  • Eleven Previous DU LLM Entrance test Question Papers - 2008 to 2018
  • Fifty Full-Length DU LLM Entrance 2019 Mock Tests  - Sample Papers - with 100 questions each
  • Fifty Mini Mock Tests - 25 MCQs - for quick practice anytime
  • All mock tests and Sample Papers are timed and have negative marking to simulate the real exam
  • Each test can be attempted unlimited number of times for consistent practice - No Restrictions
Inclusive of all taxes

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