"I was just searching for DU Law Faculty groups so I could get in touch with students/ex-students for some first hand information.
If you have time, I was wondering if you could help provide some information. I'm currently in third year, studying English Hons, and I plan on sitting for the Law Fac exam next year. Since there aren't any specific coaching classes for the DU law exam, I'm left to prepare for it on my own. I was hoping you could give me pointers on how to prepare- any resources, question banks, anything that would aid the process. It would be extremely helpful to get first hand information!"
Query from a reader - again, I'm out of my depth. Any ideas?
DU Law Fac's entrance exam isn't a big deal. Don't waste any money on a coaching class. Just buy a cheap law entrance textbook / question bank and read it yourself. If you're reasonably smart, you can manage without even that. The Law Fac application form will give you the layout of the paper and some sample questions-- it didn't have a logical/mathematical reasoning section when I took it. (Which is why coaching classes are a waste of time, and a lone textbook is good enough.)
If you're desperate, a bunch of crash courses spring up around Law Fac near entrance time.
And, hint hint, the standard of the entrance exam should tell you something about the standard of the institution.
Please purchase UNIVERSAL's Guie for DU Law Entrance Examination. It is a good book. Available with all the book sellers near the DU Law Faculty.
Keep a mock answer sheet containing cells numbered 1 to 200 or so and a blank space against each of it for giving your answer. (In fact one can get a number of such sheets prepared in EXCEL and keep handy).
Note the starting time. Take the test papers given in the Universal's guide one by one. Note the answer against the question in the sheet mentioned above. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT ANY ANSWER PLEASE LEAVE THE SAID QUESTION AND GO TO THE NEXT. DO NOT GUESS - IT WILL CARRY NEGATIVE MARKS.
After finishing the question paper - NOTE the finishing time.
Now see the Answer to the respective Test paper given at the fag end of the Guide. Verify your answer. For every right answer award 4 marks. For every negative answer deduct 1 mark. Initially even if your marks are very poor, do not panic. Persist with it. Over the time, you will master.
Make a tally. By this method, you will go on improving your tally. If your tally is consistently 325 and above, you will get sure success in the entrance exam and also admission.
LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, wherever you are not sure about the answer, or where you made a mistake in answering, verify the answer sheet and try to catch up with the correct answer!
By this method, you will ensure that while your current GK fetches you the marks which you arrived at, you will also get to know the answers for the questions which you have left and the ones which you answered wrong.
THE ABOVE EXERCISE WILL ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS! BEST OF LUCK.
Not desperate, but definitely apprehensive about what to expect from the exam, but that's sorted now. Would definitely like to know more about the course, etc. but is there a less public way to exchange addresses?
Delhi University(DU) is the best university for studying law in India as far as study programme is concerned. Unlike other law colleges, DU uses case study method to teach law.
It's true that seats in DU are greater in number than other national law schools but only few are able to qualify for its law degree at the end of a three year bath. In first year a lot of students are admitted but till third year only a few of them stay because most of the students fail to qualify the semester exams of DU. It's hard to pass the DU's law degree exam.
DU's alumni are more in litigation and judiciary than any other law college.
Other law schools like NLS and Nalsar spend crores in marketing and they are just media hyped.
I can challenge anybody on this fact that a DU law graduate with above 55 percent marks is 100 times better than a NLS and Nalsar school graduate as far as legal knowledge and aptitude is concerned. Many of the DU law graduates are alumni of famous colleges like St Stephen's, Sri Ram college of commerce, Hindu college, where getting admission is tougher than cracking CLAT etc.
DU's law faculty was established in 1924 and it's study material was copied by all the national law schools.
you surely dont have any idea what the National Law Schools are about..case study method in India was introduced by NLS, and was taken up by other law schools only after that..and stop ranting dude coz you are not in one of the Nationals. Given a choice you would anyday prefer a National over DU..I mean, I agree DU has given us great lawyers but its certainly lagging behind the Nationals and whoever told you that Nationals spend "crores" in marketing must have surely been doped...Nationals get the best students and they have a tough curriculum, thats what makes them the best...keep ranting...
From where do you belong? If in Delhi, UILS is only and good option for classroom coaching. If outside Delhi, you can trust S.S. Guide to LL.B. written by Anand P. Mishra (myself) and available only in Law Faculty, North Campus of Delhi University or you can buy a Universal's Guide to LL.B. from local book shop.
You must understand, DU LL.B. Entrance Test is now more a test of GK/GS (National, International, Legal GK) & Objective English. You can pick good books from the market and prepare on your own. Exam is in Mid-June. So, no need to worry. Adequate time available. Must go through The Hindu 'Diary of Events 2011'.
All the best. Congratulations that you chose LAW!
To pass DU LL.B. Entrance, preparing with a good guidebook like S.S. or Universal helps.
Prep required to pass the exam varies from student to student. A student with good command over English Vocab and grammar and having excellent GK build-up with a good reasoning skills may not need any preparation or guidebook.
An average student needs at least a month of preparation to master objective english, GK, Reasoning & Legal Aptitude.
A below average student may need few months of good prep. else he will never pass the entrance.
DU Law Fac is among the best for 3 year LL.B. course alongwith GLC, ILS & BHU.
However the finest 3 year LL.B. programs could be IIT KGP's LL.B. in IPR for BTech/MSc/BPharma/MBBS (technical grad/post-grads) & LL.B. at Jindal Global Law School which could match with the finest 5 year LL.B. courses offered at top National Law Schools in terms of curriculum, faculty, internships & placements, global exposure and opportunities of studying abroad!