Panjab University B.A. LL.B/ B.Com LL.B 2016 Analysis

Every year, Panjab University, Chandigarh holds the BA LL.B/ B.Com LL.B entrance exam. This is conducted for the admissions to the University Institute of Legal Studies (U.I.L.S) for admitting students to the 5 year integrated law course . The question paper has a blend of questions from areas like: General Knowledge/ Current Affairs, Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Legal Aptitude. However, The PU BA LL.B/ B.Com LL.B exam does not have sectional divisions like other Law entrances: CLAT, SET- Law and AILET.
The main highlights of the exam were:
  • The paper was conducted on 24th April, 2016.
  • The overall level of difficulty of the exam was easy to moderate.
  • It was conducted in offline mode for the maximum duration of 90 minutes.
  • There were 100 questions and each question carried 1 mark.
  • Each correct answer was awarded 1 mark and 0.25 marks were deducted as penalty for the wrong answer.
  • In case, more than one option was marked, it was regarded as a wrong answer and negative marking was applicable.
  • No sectional divisions of the questions.
Following is the in-depth analysis of the question paper of PU B.A. LL.B/ B.Com LL.B:
PU UG LAW 2016: Legal Questions
PU UG Law exam does not have a sectional division. The test is a mixed bag of questions from different subject areas. PU UG Law 2016 consisted of 24 questions from the legal aptitude section. The table below provides a subject wise breakup of the legal aptitude questions:
Subject Area No. of questions
Constitution 12
Contract 2
Indian Penal Code 1
Legal G.K 2
Legal Misc. 7
Evaluation: It is evident that the paper primarily consisted of questions from the subject area of constitution. The legal miscellaneous questions were mainly based on the current affairs from the field of law. An average attempt for the legal aptitude questions would be 18-22.
PU UG LAW 2016: Verbal Questions
The table given below presents the break -up of questions of the Verbal Ability Section:
Area No. of questions
Antonyms and Synonyms 3
Idioms 3
One Word Substitution 3
Sentence Completion 2
Total 11
Evaluation: The overall level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. It comprised questions primarily based on vocabulary. While Antonyms & Synonyms and Sentence Completion were easy; Idioms and One Word Substitution were of moderate level. You should make sure that success would come only if the level of vocabulary is good.
PU UG LAW 2016: Reasoning Questions
Area No. of questions
Blood Relations 3
Series 2
Coding & Decoding 1
Miscellaneous 3
Total 9
Evaluation: This was easiest among all the sections in the exam. The 9 questions that comprised this section were from blood relations, series, coding- decoding and some were miscellaneous. An attempt of 4-6 questions was considered good to score well in these questions.
PU UG LAW 2016: General Knowledge/ Current Affairs Questions
Area No. of questions
Govt. Policies and Services 2
Indian Geography 4
Indian History 15
Indian Polity 13
Science and Technology 7
International and National Organizations 3
Finance 2
Miscellaneous 10
Total 56
Evaluation: The overall level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. Majority of the questions were cake walk for the test- takers. It covered almost all the major areas of GK. A good score of this section was 42-45.
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