PU UG Law Reservation Criteria 2023

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PU UG Law Reservation Criteria

The Panjab University determines the PU UG law reservation criteria. The Panjab University (PU) conducts its undergraduate law exams every year for admissions to their BA LLB and BCom LLB programmes. This year, the exam is going to be conducted on April 30, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. The entrance exam is conducted in offline mode and consists of objective-type questions (MCQs). The exam is conducted in three languages i.e, English, Hindi and Panjabi. This blog includes all the relevant details regarding the PU UG law reservation criteria which are followed under the Panjab University undergraduate law exam 2023. 

Examination Name Panjab University Undergraduate Law Entrance Exam (PU UG Law)
Conducting BodyPanjab University (PU)
Courses Offered BA/BCom LLB (Hons.) 5-years Integrated Course
Frequency of the exam Once a year
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 1 hour 30 minutes 
Official Websitehttps://uglaw.puchd.ac.in/index.php 

PU UG Law Reservation Criteria 2023

The reservation criteria which students can refer to before applying for PU UG Law 2023 are mentioned below: 

Reservation Criteria for General and Reserved Category (ST/SC/OBC) 

There will be around 50% seats in each course for the General category and 50% seats for the reserved category which includes Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) along with other categories such as the defence personnel and person in sports. These reservations are provided on the following conditions: 

  • Reserved category students are given a concession of 5% in courses where minimum qualifying marks have been determined by the university. 
  • If the reserved seats remain vacant, then the university offers more relaxation in marks to admit students of the reserved category in the vacant seats. 
  • Reserved category students who migrate from their native states will avail of the reservation benefits provided by the state of Panjab, as Panjab University is located in this northern state of India. 
  • 5% of seats are reserved for people in sports that can be availed only by providing proof of achievement in sports. 

Reservation Criteria for People with Disabilities (PWD)

There will be around 5% of seats available for persons with disabilities. The RPWD 2016 Act states that 1% of seats will be allocated to the following categories: 

Categories of Disability Types of Disability 
Physical Disability Dwarfism, Acid attack victims, Cerebral palsy, Leprosy cured persons, Low Vision, Blindness, Deaf, Speech Language Disability 
Intellectual DisabilityAutism spectrum disorder and Specific learning disabilities
Mental Behaviour Disability Mental Illness 
Neurological Disorder Multiple sclerosis, Blood Disorder, Sickle Cell disease, Haemophilia and  Parkinson‟s disease

Reservation Criteria for Defence Category

There will be around 5% seats available for the defence category people. People with the following conditions or circumstances are considered under this category:

  • CAPF personnel in service. 
  • The spouse/ children of ex-defence personnel who lost their lives in action. 
  • The spouse/ children of CAPF personnel who were martyred during service. 
  • The spouse/ children of CAPF and defence personnel who are financially dependent on them. 

Reservation Criteria for Riot Victims and Dependents of Freedom Fighters

Following people get reservations under this category: 

  • 2% of seats are reserved for children, spouses and siblings of people who lost their limbs or were killed in the 1984 riots and are considered riot victims by the Panjab Government. These people need to get a certificate from the district magistrate to prove their migration to that particular district. 
  • 2% for the children and grandchildren of people who participated in the freedom movement of 1947 are considered under this category. These eligible people must be sanctioned pensioners from the central or the state government of Panjab. 

Reservation Criteria for Non-Residents of India (NRI) 

The following people belong to this reserved category: 

  • Students who have received sponsorship or nomination from any foreign country, or embassy of the concerned country in India. 
  • Self-financed students with the nationality of a foreign country or a self-financed person with foreign nationality.
  • Children of NRIs. 
  • NRIs with an interest in law. 

PU UG Law Reserved Seats

The Panjab University offers the seats as per the reservation criteria set by the Government of India (GOI). A detailed break-up of the total number of seats available for different categories is given below in the tabular form. 

Category Percentage Reservation of Seats
General Category 50%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)5%
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Person with Disabilities (PwD)5%
Non-Resident of India (NRI)3.5%
Riot Victim 2%
Dependent of Freedom Fighter2%
Sports Quota 5%

PU UG Law 2023 Seat Allotment 

Panjab University has a set number of seats for all their three campuses. The 5-year integrated law courses have different seats on their respective campuses. The table given below will give the students an idea of the total number of seats available on each campus of Panjab University (PU). 

Panjab University Campus  Total Available Seats 
University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh360
UILS, Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur60
UIL, PU, Regional Centre, Ludhiana (Panjab)60

Description of Reserved Categories  

The reserved category was initiated in India when the government saw that the deprived backward classes and the upper classes were not on the same page. Before the introduction of the reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society, all the reservations or quotas for central government jobs were mainly based upon castes or tribes. 

Here are some definitions of the reservations: 

  1. Other Backward Classes (OBC) – OBC means socially and educationally backward classes. It was declared by the State Government of India. 
  2. Scheduled Castes (SC) – SC means the lowest castes that are now protected by the government.
  3. Scheduled Tribes (ST) – ST means the citizens who belong to the tribal communities of India. 
  4. Person with Disabilities (PwD) – PwD includes people of India who are deaf, blind, have mobility issues, have mental health conditions and other disabilities.
  5. Non-resident of India (NRI) – NRI means the citizens who live outside of the Republic of India. 


What is the total number of seats available for the PU UG 5-year LLB Law admission?

The total number of seats available for the PU UG Law admission for their 5-year LLB programmes is 480 seats. 

Is there any maximum age limit prescribed by the university to apply for PU UG Law 2023?

There is no maximum age limit to appear in the Panjab University 5-year law programmes.

What are the eligibility criteria for PU UG Law 2023?

The candidates who wish to appear for the  PU UG Law 2023 should have passed class 12th examinations with at least 50% marks from a recognised board of education. Candidates applying under the reserved category should have passed class 12th examinations with at least 45% marks from a recognised board of education. 

In this blog, we have discussed all the important details of the PU UG Law Reservation Criteria. The candidates who are interested in the PU UG Law entrance test will find this blog useful and we hope that they can use it to commence their application process.   

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