Everything You Wanted To Know About BHU BA LL.B.

In this article, we have dealt with all the important questions that students usually ask about BHU BA LL.B. – the exam pattern, the questions, the syllabus, the marks, the time for the exam, the type of questions etc. Read on!

BHU BA LL.B. Entrance Exam Overview

The BHU LLB Entrance exam in conducted by Banaras Hindu University for the candidate seeking admission in law courses. For the purpose of admissions in two different kinds of LL.B. Courses, Banaras Hindu University conducts two Undergraduate Entrance Tests (UET) during April / May in every year. Admissions are made according to merit of the UET, and fulfilling the eligibility requirements and availability of seats in respective courses.

For the purpose of BA LL.B. (Hons) (Five Year/ Ten Semester ) Course admission, the Banaras Hindu University conducts Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET), during 3rd /4th week of May every year. Admissions are made according to merit in the UET, subject to fulfilling of eligibility requirements mentioned below.

BHU BA LL.B. Admission Process

BHU will be shortlisting candidates on basis of merit list prepared after announcement of entrance exam results. The candidates qualifying as per the minimum marks criteria are eligible for admission to BA LLB programmes. Besides, candidates also need to fulfill academic criteria and age limit criteria as mentioned by Banaras Hindu University. Moreover, candidates with equal marks in BLAT will be ranked in merit list of BLAT as mentioned below –

  • Candidates having higher marks in qualifying examination of 10+2 standard will be given preference
  • Further, candidates elder in age will be preferred

The admission for BA LLB programmes will be done only on basis of admission criteria.

Eligibility for BHU BA LL.B.Entrance Exam:

  • Candidates passed or appearing in 10+2 standard qualifying examination from any recognised Board of Education in India or equivalent
  • Candidates need to obtained minimum 50% marks if belonging to General category. 45% marks for OBC category candidates and 40% for SC/ST categories candidates
  • Candidates must not be more than 20 years of age and for reserved categories candidates i.e. SC/ST must not be more than 22 years of age at the time of admission

Test Paper Pattern of BHU BA LL.B. Entrance Exam:

  • The BHU LLB entrance exam will be held in offline mode.
  • There will be one Paper of 120 minutes (Two hours) duration carrying 450 marks containing 150 multiple-choice questions.
  • The questions would be based on General Awareness and Current Affairs, Common Legal Knowledge, Aptitude and Mental Ability.
  • The exam will be conducted in English and Hindi Language.
  • Three marks will be given for every correct answer, while one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. There will be negative marking for every response. Zero marks will be awarded for unattempted question.

Subject Areas of  BHU BA LL.B Examination

1. English including comprehension

The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

2. General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March 2015 to April 2016)

3. Mathematics

This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class X.

4. Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving abilities. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

5. Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


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