How to prepare for JMI BA LLB 2020 - Jamia Millia Islamia Law School conducts JMI BA LLB entrance test for admissions to BA LLB course. Owing to the popularity of JMI, thousands of candidates from all corners of India will be preparing for a mere 120 seats of BA LLB, thus, pushing the competition level at sky-high. So, before anything, the law aspirants will come across the big question - How to prepare for JMI BA LLB 2020? Candidates should be aware that only a full-fledged JMI BA LLB 2020 preparation is something that can secure a seat in such a prestigious law institute of India. From the article, candidates will get to know everything about JMI BA LLB preparation, exam pattern, important topics and the recommended book list to ace JMI BA LLB. Read below.
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To start off, candidates will need a syllabus covering all the important topics along with the clarity that, what topic carries more weightage than others. So, an indicative syllabus along with marks distribution is given in a table. Candidates may refer to the syllabus for streamlining their preparation.
Important topics to be covered
Legal language, English including Comprehension
Legal words and their meanings, English grammar, vocabulary, antonyms & synonyms, idioms and phrases, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, comprehension etc.
Current events of national and international importance, sports, awards, new appointments, national events with special focus on legal aspects etc.
Legal Aptitude/Legal Reasoning
Polity, legal prepositions and facts, constitution, legal reasoning etc.
Basic History, Polity, Geography, Environment etc (only up to intermediate level)
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
Algebra, time and distance, profit and loss, percentage etc. (Only up to secondary level)
The questions in the entrance test will be asked from 4 subjects, and candidates will have to answer maximum questions to score high. The subject wise preparation tips for JMI BA LLB are mentioned below in details.
Legal language and English - 30 questions will be asked from legal language and English. When it comes to English, candidates are advised to take help from a good grammar book that covers important topics like vocabulary, antonyms & synonyms, verbs, idioms & phrases etc. There will also be some questions from the comprehension passage, so practice a few unseen passages of intermediate level before going to JMI BA LLB exam 2020.
Legal words and their meanings and other related topics will be covered in legal language section. The candidates may be asked to choose the right meaning of a legal word as his/her answer. Such topics can be prepared by making a list of legal words and revising them at regular intervals.
How to prepare current affairs - This will be an important section as 30 questions will be asked from current affairs only. Candidates can grab these marks just by reading a daily newspaper like The Hindu and keeping an eye on current events of national and international importance. Along with daily newspaper, candidates should try a monthly current affairs book or videos that are available in an online platform such as youtube.
JMI BA LLB is a law entrance test so it legal aptitude and reasoning becomes an indispensable part of preparation. ‘Universal CLAT LLB Book’ is an inclusive book for BA LLB, so candidates may refer to the book for JMI BA LLB preparation. The legal aptitude and legal reasoning section will include questions from law, polity, preposition and facts etc. Also, while preparing this section, candidates should try to note the important legal and political developments and appointments to constitutional offices, such as election commissioner, chief justice, etc.
Attempt practice tests for legal prepositions and facts related section because such questions will be intended to test candidates reasoning and analytical understanding.
General studies - Questions related to general history, Polity, environment, geography etc will be asked in general studies. Candidates should try to read these topics at an intermediate level only as mentioned in the syllabus. Practice MCQ based questions for this section and make very short notes to memorise facts.
Numerical ability - This section will carry only 10 marks and questions from the secondary level will be asked. Practice the topics of elementary maths such as algebra, profit and loss, percentages, time and distance etc. Try to solve JMI previous year papers to understand the types of questions that are asked in the last years.
Candidates will have to refer a few important books that cover almost all the syllabus of JMI BA LLB. Below the book list for all subjects is given, candidates are advised to refer these books and study material for JMI BA LLB preparation.
Recommended books/study material
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
Daily newspaper preferably, The Hindu or Indian Express
Universal’s CLAT Guide
Bare Acts on Indian Constitution
Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Read the entire syllabus of JMI BA LLB. The official syllabus may not give insight into the topics that might be covered, so try to practice a few previous year papers.
Make a simple and executable study plan and be consistent during your preparation.
Make short notes and revise them at regular intervals. Without proper revision, your preparation will be ineffective.
Conceptual clarity is very important in legal aptitude, and general studies, so candidates should be aware of these points.
Attempt mock tests/sample papers of JMI BA LLB to understand the type of questions, and level of entrance test. The mock tests will help you learn time management for entrance test. Moreover, mock tests will also be helpful in identifying the weaknesses of the candidates.
Current affairs will be a deciding factor, so keep yourself updated with current affairs of the last 6-8 months.
During the course of preparation, candidates are expected to know the exam pattern of JMI BA LLB 2020 to prepare more effectively. There will be 150 objective type questions, each carrying 1 mark and as part of negative marking, 0.25 marks will be deducted. The exam pattern details are given in a table.
JMI BA LLB
Multiple choice based questions
Total number of questions
Total number of marks
1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking - 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
At present, there are 120 seats in JMI, out of 120 seats, 60 are self-financed.
Many have referred ‘universal CLAT LLB Book’ for JMI law entrance exam. Candidates should also refer to daily current affairs for better preparation.
The exam of JMI BA LLB will in offline mode, candidates will have to carry black/blue pen to the exam centre.
Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
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However, you may take full time admission in BS Physiotherapy in the college of your choice and pursue BA Arabic through distance from any university that may provide you with the course online. Arabic being a language can be easily learnt online, from any University of the world, and they would provide you a degree for the same. While, Physiotherapy would require you to complete lab modules as well, which are easier when done as a full-time course.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
In the lik below you can find the entrance syllabus link form their official website of Jamia Milia Islamia.
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