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Calcutta University Entrance Exam ( Calcutta University Entrance Exam )

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Updated on Mar 6, 2023 17:20 IST

Calcutta University Exam Pattern 2023 - The University of Calcutta no longer conducts exam for admission to UG and PG law courses. It accepts admissions to both BA LLB and LLM programmes through a merit-based admission process based on the marks obtained by candidates in their respective qualifying exams. The University of Calcutta will be conducting Calcutta University entrance exam 2023 in offline mode for BA LLB and LLM admission. 

Candidates taking Calcutta University Entrance Exam and LLM courses at CU should prepare well for the examination in order to score well and, secure a merit rank in the examination. To prepare for the Calcutta University entrance exam 2023, candidates can take the help of the tips shared in this article. 

Make a preparation strategy for Calcutta University Entrance Exam

The candidates can prepare for the law entrance exam following a preparation strategy as under: 

Step 1: Make a preparation time-table 

Step 2: Know the details of the exam pattern and syllabus

Step 3: Get study material including, books and sample papers for practising 

Step 4: Analyse preparation, take mock tests and revise

Calcutta University Entrance Exam Pattern 2023

The entrance exam pattern of Calcutta University includes details of exam mode, type of questions, marking scheme and more. Here are some details of the Calcutta University entrance exam 2023 exam pattern: 


  • Type of questions: MCQ only
  • Total marks: 100
  • Negative marking: None
  • Time: 2.5 hours
  • Mode: offline

For LLM course:

  • Type of questions: MCQ and Subjective
  • Total marks: 100 (60 marks for MCQ, and 40 marks for subjective test)
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Mode: offline

Calcutta University Entrance Exam 2023 Subjects

The question paper will be based on four main subjects - General English, General Awareness & Current Affairs, General Mathematics and Reasoning. Therefore, candidates should go through the syllabus and weightage of each section in the examination. Here it is: 

Sections Topics
General English

Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Inference-based questions, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Usage, Foreign Words/Phrase, Para Jumbles

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

International events, UN bodies, Major developments in the areas of sports, geopolitics and important environmental agreements, Current affairs, Eminent personalities, Awards and honours

General Mathematics

Average, Numbers, Geometry, Probability, Quadratic equations, Arithmetic progression/ geometric progression, Ratios proportions, Basic algebra, Mensuration, Statistics, Profit and loss, Mensuration, Time and work 

Reasoning (Verbal & Non-Verbal)

Series, Blood Relations, Sequences, Directions, Critical Reasoning, Syllogism, Arguments and Conclusions, Analogy

Books for Calcutta University Entrance Exam Preparation 2023

Here are some section-wise books that candidates can practise to prepare for Calcutta University entrance exam 2023: 

Books for General English

  • Objective General English 2023 by A P Bhardwaj 
  • Objective General English 2023 by R S Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman 

Books for General Awareness

  • Manorama Year Book
  • Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications 
  • Lucent’s Objective GK 2023

Books for General Mathematics

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams
  • 30 days wonder for Maths
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Books for Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning (English) by M K Pandey

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