DU LLB Entrance 2017 Analysis and Cutoff

DU LLB Entrance 2017: Question Paper, Answer Key, Solutions and Analysis

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DU LLB Entrance 2017 Analysis and Cutoff

DU LLB Entrance 2017 is Over!

Pat yourself on the back, take a deep breath – the DU LLB Entrance 2017 exam is over! This time DU kept us all on tenterhooks right upto the date of the exam, with delays and postponements and new announcements coming out almost every second day. The paper pattern changed for the first time in over a decade, and for a time it looked like the number of seats was going to reduce by almost 900. Finally though, as we know, the number of seats remained the same at 2310.

Question Paper and Solutions Download

Without spending any more time, let’s get straight to the point – if you want to download the DU LLB 2017 Entrance Exam Question Paper and full detailed solutions, just click the buttons below:

Download DU LLB 2017 Question Paper SET B
Download Detailed Solutions to DU LLB Entrance 2017 SET B

Please note: the question paper and solutions are for SET B. Match the questions according to your set and then compare the answers.

Also note: several questions have ambiguities and errors, which we have pointed out in the solutions. We will also be dealing with them in greater detail below.

Paper Analysis and Cutoff Prediction

This was the first time in over a decade that DU changed the pattern of the question paper. As we all know by now, the paper was of 100 questions rather than the 175 questions that everyone is used to. Since the time limit remained the same at 2 hours, it was widely expected that the paper would be much tougher this year.

However, this was not strictly the case. Let us examine the paper section by section.

Legal Aptitude and Awareness

This is the section which deals with Constitution, Polity, Legal GK, Legal Aptitude and Principle-Fact-Decision type of questions. The questions here were more or less along expected lines, with no real surprises as such. A student who was well prepared with Polity and Legal Aptitude would have been able to score well in this section. Of special note was the fact that several questions were straight from the Delhi Law Academy study material, and have even been discussed in the Live Doubt Sessions in the past.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

In this section DU definitely threw a spanner in the works. The Current Affairs questions were universally acknowledged to be much tougher than anticipated. Several of the GK questions were also quite tough. However, it is possible that some of these questions may be struck off due to the potential ambiguities, as we shall see later. Students would have had to be completely thorough with Current Affairs for the last 12 months to be able to score well in this section. Overall, this was an area where one could clearly feel that the difficulty level had been taken up a few notches.

English Comprehension

The big surprise in this section was the RC passage, which was tougher than usual and was a Law-based essay. It required careful reading and understanding. A student who had practiced with slightly tougher RC passages in the past would have been able to see past the convoluted structure and divine the answers – many of the answers were given directly in the passage itself. The rest of the questions were along expected lines and would not have really bothered a well-prepared student.

Logical Reasoning

There was no logical puzzle this time – instead, the Coding-Decoding question was structured as a puzzle. Questions were along expected lines, and were not unduly tough either. Again, in this section DU has maintained the status quo and given questions from usual parts of the syllabus. The level of toughness was also predictable. In the run up to the examination, this was one of the areas where it was expected that much tougher questions may be formulated, but as it turned out, that was not the case.


Surprisingly, the level of Maths questions asked this time were significantly higher than in previous years. There were only 5 questions, which was in line with the established pattern. However, the kind of questions asked were certainly tougher than what DU has usually tested in the Maths section in the past. Most students who give the DU LLB exam are not from a Maths background, and hence this area tends to be a bugbear. This year’s questions would not have given them any relief or respite. Even for a well-prepared student, the Maths questions would have been challenging.

Overall Paper and Cutoff Prediction

There isn’t any section which we can call out as being ‘easy’. All the sections were either at the level of previous year’s papers, or tougher. There were a few errors and ambiguities in the paper, which we will be discussing below. But overall, given the pattern change and short notice of events, it was a remarkably well-balanced paper. We believe that the cutoff for the General Category would be between 225 and 235.
Of course, all possible disclaimers apply – at the heart of it, this is an educated guess from our side. Cutoffs for OBC, SC, ST would be correspondingly lower.

Ambiguities and Possible Errors

As we have mentioned, and as several students have also pointed out on our Facebook page, there were several questions that had errors and ambiguities. This is normal, and should not be a source of panic. Each year, there are always some questions where ambiguities exist. Typically what happens is that DU opens a window of time where it is possible for students to submit issues and problems with the paper to them. Then they take these issues into account and examine them for validity. Finally, they release a revised and final answer key, in which the questions with ambiguities and errors are removed from scoring.

To take an example – if students submit that Question 24 has an error, and DU accepts that Q24 has an error, then Q24 is removed from the scoring and the score is calculated from 99 questions only, not 100.

What were the errors?

Let’s examine the questions with issues one by one.

Question: Who was the first Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha?
A) Jagjivan Ram
B) Ram Suhag Singh
C) Y. B. Chavan
D) Sharad Pawar
Issue: The Leader of the Opposition is the politician who leads the official opposition in either House of the Parliament of India. The post received statutory recognition through the Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977 which defines the term “Leader of the Opposition” as that member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha who, for the time being, is the Leader of that House of the Party in Opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength and recognized, as such, by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha or the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. As in the given question Alphabet “L” and “O” are given in capital that could mean that the question is referring to recognized opposition leader and thus the answer would be C i.e. Y. B. Chavan.
The second possibility is the opposition leader of 1st lok sabha was A. K. Gopalan, until then the post of opposition of leader was not recognized. Of course, this is not an option.
The third possibility could be option B, as in the 4th Lok sabha election the Indian National Congress (INC) satisfied the criteria of 10% of vote and thus Dr. Ram Suhag Singh was elected as the Opposition leader.

Question: The Legislative Assembly of each states shall consists of……..
A) Not more than five hundred fifty and not less than fifty members
B) Not more than fifty hundred and not less than sixty members
C) Not more than four hundred and not less than seventy members
D) Not more than and not less than as many members as decided by parliament.
Issue: The official answer key gives B, but we feel the right answer is D because there are states such as Assam, Goa etc which have less than 60 members, and this is because Parliament has passed amendments which allow this to happen.

Question: Justice social, economic and politieal is…..
A) A Directive Principle of states policy taken into account while making law
B) An ideal enshrined in the preamble to the constitution of India
C) Guaranteed by fundamental Rights in the constitution of India
D) Guaranteed by Supreme Court though its writ jurisdiction
Issue: The answer could be either A or B, as the same language is present in both DPSPs and the Preamble

Question: Find out the incorrect match :
A) Tim Cook: Apple
B) Sundar Pichai: Google
C) Kunal Bahl and Binny Bansal: Snapdeal
D) Brian Acton: Amazon
Issue: Both option C and D could be the correct answer. Snapdeal was founded by Rohit Bansal and Kunal Bahl, and Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos.

Question: To which of the following court, though now non-operational, does equity owe its origin?
A) Curia Regis
B) House of Lords
C) Privy Council
D) Court of Chancery
Issue: The official answer key gives C, but the passage clearly states “Equity is the case law developed by the Court of Chancery which is now defunct.”

Question: Pick the odd one out:
A) Lake
B) River
C) Pond
D) Ocean
Issue: The official answer key gives D, but we feel that the right answer should be B because river is the only moving body of water, the remaining are not. If the intention was to differentiate between freshwater and saltwater bodies, there are many saltwater lakes too, so that would fail.

Question: Pick the odd one out:
A) Lion
B) Rabbit
C) Dolphin
D) Shark
Issue: The answer would be B if the differentiator is herbivores vs carnivores, but the answer would be D if the differentiator is mammals vs non-mammals. Again, there is not enough information given in the question to decide.

What Can a Student Do?

As we mentioned, DU typically opens a window of time for students to submit issues with the paper. Usually this is done by email, with documentary proof and evidence for the issues. We will update on our Facebook page once we come to know the relevant information for 2017.


As we began by saying – for better or for worse, the exam is done for this year! You deserve a well-earned break, so make sure you take some time for yourself!
By all means, go through our solutions, cutoff predictions and whatnot, and do raise issues with DU as and when you can, but remember – the results will be out in a few days and everything will become clear then.
Until then, all the best!

Let us know your thoughts and reactions in the comments section below. And in case you are just tuning in, we at DLA offer a fantastic coaching program for DU LLB. You can find the full details here – www.delhilawacademy.com/du-llb-online-course/

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  1. I think question no 35 of Set B is also wrong. World bank has revised it’s estimate in May’17 . Have a look on the following news items

    “The World Bank expects India’s economy to expand at 7.2 per cent this fiscal, but said that the note ban temporarily disrupted growth last fiscal, which slowed to an estimated 6.8 per cent”

    “The World Bank had in January scaled down India’s growth forecast to 7 per cent for 2016-17”

    World bank had originally forecasted growth of Indian economy at 7.2%. In January 2017, it had scaled it down to 7% and in may 2017, wb further reduced growth to 6.8%

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  2. Believe every questions u picked here I left in exam coz of contradiction….coz I don’t wanted to earn negative marks……what should I do ???….or would u guys raise this issues …when du would open the windows……..??? Do u guys think based on ur knowledge du could only marking upon on these errors ….for only 95 questions or so…???

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  3. Believe me every questions u picked here I left in exam coz of contradiction….coz I don’t wanted to earn negative marks……what should I do ???….or would u guys raise this issues …when du would open the windows……..??? Do u guys think based on ur knowledge du could only marking upon on these errors ….for only 95 questions or so…???

  4. Sir, Question number 93 regarding Vicarious Liability. In 2012 same question was asked but the answer key says that the Girl will succeed. But now the same question has different answer. Kindly help me clearing my doubt.

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      These questions are always tricky because of subtle differences and variances in the wording of the questions. The answer we have provided is what we feel should be the most appropriate one given the circumstances, but of course, all of Legal Aptitude is finally an opinion and subject to change.

  5. which of the following article of the constitution of india ,1950 provides for right to property?
    a)art 31
    b)art 43
    c)art 31A
    d)art 300A

    issue: in ans key ans is D but in question it asked about 1950 constitution so acc to that ans will be A bcoz after the amendment in the constitution in 44th ammdt act this right is shifted to art 300A.

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      1. can u plz let me know when will this window of DU will open………??

    2. Read article 53 of the constitution of India before doing such blunders. As for the people running this website you guys need to first enhance your knowledge about the fundamental law of the law i.e. The Constitution before jumping to conclusions.

  6. Would cut-off be lesser then previous year or higher then previous year for general?

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  7. Great analysis. One thing i am curious to know is the general category cut off for Campus Law Centre. Any thoughts?

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  8. The above questions mentioned by you have ambiguities. I have the same analysis as pointed out by you. I couldn’t believe some of the answers given by the answer key, I couldn’t match the logic which they have given with mine and it should be challenged. The question pattern is not satisfied.

  9. SIR what about the question number 98 Of set B. president exercise thier executive power on the advise of cabinet minister but . but in answer key answer is B .

  10. SIR what about the question number 98 Of set B. president exercise thier executive power on the advise of cabinet minister but . but in answer key answer is B .

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  11. I m very curious to know that all subjects section will be divided into four parts and how many number given to each part? Plzz it’s very important for us.

  12. Sir, according to the information bulletin, the issues should be raised within 48 hrs of the answer key being uploaded. So I already sent them a mail. Was that okay? Will they even read it?

  13. Constitution of India 1950 would mean constitution in the year 1950 only and not in 2017? So what should we call the constitution now? Constitution of India 2017? Such childish queries.

  14. As for the question on Justice social, economic and political who says the answer should be DPSP? Which article of the constitution of India(Part 4) even mentions of this? Besides do u even know the basic difference between FR and DPSP apart from justiciable and non justiciable? The difference is FD aims to provide political rights and DPSP socio economic.

  15. Sir, 96 question of set B says ( which artical of the constitution of India, ‘1950’ provides for the right to property ? ) in my opinion it should be answer A article 31 .
    So You you please explain me about this question.

  16. Most answer is wrong according to answer key but they are right ?? What is this happening ?!

  17. Sir I am expecting around 260 marks, should I wait for cutoff of this year or should I take admission in any other universities where my admission is possible.
    Please reply ASAP

  18. Sir
    Now that a revised list has been published and the answer to the world bank prediction on gdp growth as per du is 7.6%.
    But it is 7%
    Also in

  19. Sir,
    I have solved 66 questions.7are wrong.so, over all 57 questions are correct after subtracting negative marks.what is my chance. I am from general category.

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  20. I have attempted most of questions mentioned above and did right according to this portal but unfortunately wrong according to official answers.
    Please do inform about the revised answer key

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  21. No, this Constitution document always mentions 1950 ,however,amended but that is always Constitution of India,1950

  22. sir, I received a link from DU in which i have to mentioned the aggregate percentage of 10+2 and aggregate percentage of all the semesters of the Qualifying exam, please tell me that what is qualifying exams.

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  23. Final answer key uploaded by DU on 07 July.
    Question 31 (Set – A) Only one question (wherein Binny Bansal is mentioned as found) has been scrapped.

    Question 45 (Set – A) Answer is C (whereas in last answer key it was given as B)
    Question 64 (Set – A) Answer is D ( Court of Chancery, whereas in last answer key it was C)

  24. 1. kindly note that a number of questions remains clear cut ambiguous of series EA-6050-A question number 6, 15,16,45, 67,81 and 82.
    2. There hasn’t been any window or link for challenging these questions so far.
    3. Please update for how to reach the concerned authorities to challenge these questions.

  25. Sir, on which date result will be announced. May, you provide me any valuable information regarding expected cut off for PWD category?

  26. Hello sir set -d question no -15 world bank india’s 2016-2017 was 7.2% mentioned or estimated but 7.2 % not given in answer what will be correct answer for this is this question has error. Con you clarify sir ?

  27. sir when i have to pay fee for llb admissiin after counselling or before its my councelling on 20 july. plz help me sir

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  28. Can i know about the expected du law cut off for 2018 please? I’m really confused.
    And will you be posting such analysis of this year’s question paper like you did it for 2017 entrance?

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      Yes we would be posting the analysis once the question paper is released by DU.
      Cutoff should be similar to last year, 1st round around 68 to 70% and final cutoff around 60%

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