AILET 2021: Eligibility, Registration, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Fees, Cut-Offs And Much More

February 12, 2021

AILET 2021: Eligibility, Registration, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Fees, Cut-Offs  And Much More

 

All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University Delhi to seek admission into one of the top law schools that is NLU Delhi. For all other NLUs candidates have to take the CLAT EXAM. The exam is usually taking place in May. For 2021 it was earlier expected that the exam will take place on the 2nd of may but as the board exams for class 12th have been postponed to May and the dates for the exam are also expected to change. 

 

AILET is a university level entrance test that allows candidates to seek admission into 5-year B.A.LLB integrated program,  LL.M, and Ph.D. programs. The exam is conducted in online mode across various test centers in India. 

 

These are a few states where AILET is conducted are:

Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Guwahati, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Raipur, Patna, Varanasi. 

 

The Exam is conducted only once a year. Below you find a detailed eligibility criterion for the exam. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERION

FOR B.A.LL.B(HONS) 

AGE: 

A general candidate applying should not be more than 21 years of age as of July of the applying year. For SC/ST the age limit extends to 23 Years. 

EDUCATION CRITERIA:

  • The candidate must secure more than 50% aggregate in their 10+2. 
  • Candidates who are about to take their 10+2 Exams can also apply for the exam, but they have to produce their final mark sheet by the time of admission. 
  • The University/Board should be recognized by law in India.
  • Candidates who are foreign nationals should secure 65% aggregate in their 10+2. NRI candidates if they meet certain criteria can directly apply without taking AILETS.
  • To seek admission a general/OBC candidate has to secure 40% marks and SC/ST should secure 35% marks

FOR LLM

  • For Indian candidates, they should have secured 55% aggregate in LLB for General/OBC. And 50% aggregate marks for SC/ST. 
  • For international students, have to secure over 55% in relevant subjects and have to sit for interviews and also clear their English proficiency test

FOR Ph.D.

The candidate will be eligible for pursuing a Ph.D. in law if they fulfill any one or more than one criterion: 

  • Must have completed masters in law with 55% aggregate marks for general and OBC and 50% for unreserved category.
  • The candidate must have completed LLB with Masters in social service and Humanism. 
  • Has a degree of Lam and a doctorate in any stream is eligible

EXAM PATTERN B.A.LL.B(HONS)

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS 150
NUMBER OF SECTIONS 5
TOTAL DURATION OF THE EXAM 90 MINUTES

 

SECTION WISE DIVISION

ENGLISH AND READING COMPREHENSION 35
MATHS 10
LEGAL APTITUDE 35
LOGICAL APTITUDE 35
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS 35

+1 is awarded for every correct answer and -0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

FOR PG LEVEL ENTRANCE TEST THE FOLLOWING PATTERN IS PREPARED

TOTAL MARKS 150
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS 100 MARKS
ESSAY 50 MARKS
TOTAL DURATION 90 MINUTES

 

APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION PROCESS

The application form is usually out by the third week of January and goes on till February. The exam is usually conducted in the month of MAY.

The form will be available to candidates on the official NLU Delhi website. 

  • First, the candidate has to register oneself. You have created an account by providing your basic details such as name, phone no., email id.
  • In the next step, the application form will open up. Candidate has to give in personal details and select the program they are applying for i.e. UG or PG.
  • The candidate has to further provide other basic information such as exam center preference and upload academic documents and pictures. 
  • By paying the fee the application form is successfully submitted. One should clearly review before submitting the form.

APPLICATION FEE

GEN/OBC - Rs 3000

PERSON WITH DISABILITIES - Rs 2000

SC/ST - Rs 1000

 

SYLLABUS AND PREPARATION TIPS

FOR LEGAL REASONING: There will be 6 to 8 passages of 450 words each. The section tests your reading and comprehension skills and definitely your legal presence of mind. The more you are able to read and comprehend the better hand you will have. 

To prepare for this section It is really important to take daily notes of the legal aspects in our country. You can refer to the following:

LIVE LAW.IN, THE WIRE, BLOOMBERG QUINT, LEGAL SERVICES IN INDIA, GK TODAY.

 

FOR CRITICAL REASONING:

There will be short passages known as arguments on the basis of which you will have questions of assumption, inference, strengthening and weakening, evaluation. These questions are adapted from GMAT and GRE format. So it is recommended to be practiced from these exam sources. For these types of questions knowing the concept of answering is extremely important. They check your comprehension skills and judgment. These topics cannot be left till the last moment hence the regular practice of 10 questions daily is advisable.

 

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY: Here the examiner checks your data interpretation skills. Data will be provided in the format of graphs and on the basis of your comprehension you have to attempt the questions. Each graph will carry 3-4 questions. Important Topics to be covered are PERCENTAGES, RATIO PROPORTION, PROFIT & LOSS, and AVERAGES. 

 

FOR ENGLISH: Reading and attempting passages is extremely important. By the exam, it is recommended to have the ability to read 300 words per minute. Vocabulary is also an important aspect and hence one should mark and learn words from everyday reading, you can also take up books like word power made easy to learn vocabulary in a structured format.

 

FOR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Questions revolve around current affairs and static gk. As per the new trend it is expected to have a full article clipping on the bases of which you will have 4-5 questions, 2-3 relating to current affairs, and 1-2 related to static gk i.e. relating the topic to the past.

 

FEES AND CUTOFFS 

The annual tuition fee for B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) is Rs. 85,000/- (Rupees Eighty-Five Thousand only) for Indian Nationals,
 $ 5,000 (US Dollar Five Thousand only) for candidates from SAARC countries 
 $ 10,000 (US Dollar Ten Thousand only) for students from other countries along with other annual payments for that year. 

Round

2019

Cut-off by score

2020

Cut-off by score

1 72.75 75.75
2 71.5 -
3 71 -

By Shirin Tarachandani

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