DU LLB Eligibility Criteria 2017 – University of Delhi will declare eligibility criteria of DU LLB 2017 in April while it notifies Delhi University LLB entrance examination. DU LLB 2017 eligibility criteria mentions minimum requirement for admissions to three-year LLB programmes in Delhi University. Candidates need to read and understand the DU LLB eligibility criteria so that they know the minimum academic qualification and age required to apply for the central university law entrance exam. DU LLB eligibility criteria 2017 are set of conditions which should be mandatorily met by the candidates who wish to apply for the LLB entrance exam of Delhi University. Further, it should be noted that those candidates who appear for the DU LLB entrance without meeting the eligibility criteria of DU LLB 2017, will be liable for cancellation of their candidature at the time of admissions, even if they qualify the entrance. Moreover, candidates should note that DU LLB 2017 eligibility criteria will be different from each category – General, Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Persons with Disability (PwD). Candidates are thus advised to go through DU LLB 2017 eligibility so that they don’t have any doubt or confusion regarding the qualifying examination, minimum passing percentage in the exam and age for appearing in Delhi University LLB entrance examination.
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DU LLB aspirants should read each and every mandatory condition required before filling DU LLB application form 2017, as no fees will be returned if found ineligible for the LLB admissions in Delhi University.
Why is it important to know DU LLB Eligibility Criteria 2017?
It’s imperative to go through and understand DU LLB 2017 eligibility criteria because if any candidate fills the application for of Delhi University for three-year LLB programmes without knowing the eligibility of DU LLB 2017, it won’t be worth filling the form and even appearing for the exam. Even as the candidature of the DU LLB 2017 test-taker will be cancelled on failing to meet DU LLB 2017 eligibility, it’ll also lead to wastage of time invested in preparation for the LLB entrance exam of Delhi University.
DU LLB Eligibility Criteria 2017: Academic Qualification
According to the eligibility criteria of DU LLB entrance, candidates should be a graduate from University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign university recognised as equivalent to and by the Delhi University.
Candidates should also meet the minimum score required in the qualifying graduation degree examination. The minimum qualifying marks in degree examination for different categories is given below–
General – As per DU LLB 2017 eligibility criteria, the candidates belonging to General category need to secure a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the qualifying degree-level examination.
OBC – Those applying for DU LLB 2017 under OBC category need to have scored a minimum of 45 per cent marks in the degree level examination.
SC – The candidates from SC category need to have scored at least 40 per cent marks in the qualifying examination.
ST – The ST category candidates also need to have obtained a minimum of 40 per cent marks in the qualifying examination.
PwD – The PwD category candidates should have obtained 45 per cent and more marks in the degree-level examination to be considered eligible for DU LLB entrance exam.
CW – The candidates applying for Delhi University LLB exam under CW category should also obtain 45 per cent and more marks in the degree-level examination, as per DU LLB 2017 eligibility criteria.
DU LLB Eligibility Criteria 2017: Age Bar
According to the Supreme Court order, vide date, March 3, 2017 which puts a stay on BCI age bar policy, DU LLB aspirants can now fill the application form irrespective of their maximum age. In other words, there is no maximum age for filling DU LLB application form 2017. Earlier, Bar Council of India (BCI) had modified the age norms for DU LLB admissions. According to the former eligibility criteria of DU LLB, candidates were needed to be 30 years of age and below as on the admission date, if applying for three-year LLB programmes. The SC, ST and OBC candidates were given a relaxation of five years on the upper age limit as on the same date, according to DU LLB 2017 eligibility prescribed by BCI. However, now this age criteria for DU LLB 2017 is void and null.
DU LLB Eligibility Criteria 2017: Other conditions for being eligible
Candidates can also apply for Delhi University LLB entrance exam, if they meet the following eligibility conditions–
The candidates appearing in the final year degree examination (university examination) of 10+2+3 year pattern can also fill the Delhi University law application form and will be considered eligible for DU LLB 2017, however their admissions will be subjected to the fulfilment of minimum marks and age required for DU LLB admissions.
If any candidate holds a postgraduate degree or is appearing in the final year postgraduate degree examination can also apply for DU LLB 2017 entrance examination. In such cases, the postgraduate degree holder/ the final year postgraduate degree examinee should have scored the minimum percentage of marks as given in the table below.
DU LLB Eligibility Criteria 2017: Category-wise minimum required marks
Minimum passing percentage required
50 per cent
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
45 per cent
Scheduled Caste (SC)
40 per cent
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
40 per cent
Persons with Disability (PwD)
45 per cent
Children/ wives of Army Personnel (CW)
45 per cent
DU LLB or Delhi University LLB entrance examination is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the University of Delhi for admissions to as many as 2611 seats offered into three-year LLB programmes at three centres under Faculty of Law of the university. Candidates who qualify the LLB entrance exam of Delhi University and meet DU LLB eligibility criteria 2017 are offered admissions into the undergraduate law programmes.
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