Everything You Want To Know About The AILET


In this article, we have dealt with all the important questions that students usually ask about AILET – the exam pattern, the questions, the syllabus, the marks, the time for the exam, the type of questions etc. Read on!

AILET Overview

AILET stands for the All India Law Entrance Test. AILET is the law entrance exam which is conducted to offer admission to aspirants in LLB, LLM and PhD programmes on offer at National Law University (NLU), New Delhi. All India Law Entrance Exam (AILET) is conducted by NLU Delhi in the month of May, each year.

Eligibility for AILET

Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2017 can also apply.

Age: Below 20 years (22 years in case of SC/ST candidates).

AILET Paper Pattern

Exam Description
Total Marks 150
Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 150
Duration of Examination  One hour thirty minutes (01:30 hours)


Subject areas with Weightage
English including Comprehension  35 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs  35 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)  10 Marks
Legal Aptitude  35 Marks
Logical Reasoning  35 Marks

Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answer.

Subject areas of AILET

1. English including comprehension

The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

2. General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March 2016 to April 2017)

3. Mathematics

This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class X.

4. Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving abilities. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

5. Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

AILET score accepting Universities 

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