BHU BLAT LLB Exam Pattern 2021: Marks, Weightage, Exam Time

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 14th, 2023
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BHU BA LLB Entrance Exam Pattern 2021

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) conducts the Banaras Hindu University Law Admission Test (BLAT), also known as the BHU BA LLB entrance test for aspirants who want to study and pursue a career in law. The university itself decides the pattern of the exam and the syllabus for the same. 

Understanding the BLAT 2021 exam pattern before appearing for the exam is extremely important. The university releases the exam pattern every year that contains the essential details about the exam:

  • Subjects covered in the sections
  • Question types
  • Marking scheme for different types of questions
  • Duration of the exam

Interested applicants must check all of these details before sitting for the main exam. You must also go through the detailed BLAT syllabus 2021 for a better understanding. 

Highlights of the BHU Law Exam Pattern 

BHU BLAT is one of the most prestigious exams conducted in our country for law aspirants. Some of the most important things about the exam are listed in the table enclosed below:








2 hours, i.e., 120 minutes


  • BHU UET: 150 questions
  • BHU PET: 120 questions


Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) format


Only once a year


  • BHU UET: 450 marks
  • BHU PET: 360 marks

Negative Marking

Deduction of 1 mark for every negative answer

Weightage per Question

3 marks

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BHU BLAT Paper Pattern- Syllabus

The syllabus of the BHU BLAT is quite comprehensive. All the questions are from 4 major divisions. These four sections are:

  1. Current Affairs and General Awareness
  2. English and Hindi Comprehension
  3. Aptitude and Mental Ability
  4. Common Legal Knowledge

Several aspects are covered under these categories. You can refer to the breakup of each category to channelize your preparation.

1. Current Affairs and General Awareness

Current affairs include anything that has been around the globe. To prepare for this section, students must read newspapers or news sites to be up-to-date on topical happenings in the world.

General awareness is a very holistic topic, and it includes several aspects of the environment we live in generally. Some of the aspects or topics that come under general awareness are as follows:

  • Awards and Honours
  • Banking & Finance
  • Defense & Space
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indian Agriculture
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Judiciary
  • International Relations
  • Indian Industries
  • Institutions
  • Literature
  • Movies
  • Personalities
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports

The list given above is not exhaustive. However, it is good enough to kickstart your prep. 

2. Comprehension

The comprehension section tries to evaluate the language and comprehension skills of the candidate. It is also there to check how strong candidates are with their grammar.

  • There are two sets of MCQs. There are English as well as Hindi comprehension questions.
  • If you have opted for English as your medium, you will only have to attempt the English passage. The passage in Hindi can be taken up by people who have Hindi as their medium.

3. Aptitude and Mental Ability

Questions on aptitude form an essential part of any competitive exam. In this section, the questions will demand your logic. You might have to do a quick calculation to come to a solution for these questions.

The section covers several topics of quantitative aptitude as well as logical reasoning. You can expect questions from the following categories:

  • Blood Relations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency

4. Common Legal Knowledge

As BHU BLAT is an entrance exam for law, you can expect some questions from the legal field. These questions try to measure the knack of the candidate towards legal studies.

  • The section covers questions on legal theories, events, legal facts, etc.
  • It can also have questions on current events based on the legal field.
  • These questions will be common and something related to what people already know. A daily dose of newspaper or any news website will help you prepare for this section.

BHU BLAT Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of the BHU BLAT is pretty simple. It follows the following pattern:

  • Every correct answer would fetch you three marks in both BHU UET (Undergraduate Entrance Test) and BHU PET (Post Graduate Entrance Exam). These two exams form a part of the BHU BLAT.
  • There are 150 questions in BHU UET, and the total marks are 450, i.e., 3 X 150. The paper is divided into four sections.
  • There are 120 questions in the BHU PET exam, and each question is for three marks. Hence, the total weightage is 360 marks.
  • There is a negative marking scheme too in both of these exams. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • If you decide to leave any question unanswered, you will not be marked for the question.

BHU BA LLB Selection Process

Every year, a cut-off is released for BHU BLAT. If you clear the cut-off, you will become eligible to joining BHU for legal studies.

You might have to face the interview once you clear the aptitude test. Therefore, make sure that you practice regularly to make it through this exam.

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