What Is The AILET Exam, And How Difficult It Is?

What is AILET?

The All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is a national level law examination conducted every year on the first Sunday of May. The National Law University (NLU) takes responsibility for the management of the examination. All the details and notifications about AILET get released on its official website and newspapers by NLU. This exam is for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. The exam is held online in a couple of centres in India. The other centres conduct it offline. Based on the AILET scores, you can take admission in BA LLB, LLM, and PhD programmes offered by National Law University New Delhi. AILET scores help you get admission in 83 BA LLB programmes and 20 LLM programmes. Last year, the numbers of AILET candidates for the BA LLB were around 18,500 and around 1,200 AILET candidates for the LLM programmes. There were a total of 83 seats for BA LLB and 20 seats for LLM programmes.

Mode of examination

AILET exam is conducted in offline mode with objective type questions. The applicants have to mark the answers on an OMR sheet. For this, applicants can use black ball pen only. No one can change the answer on the OMR sheet, and no cutting is permitted, so be careful while marking the answers on the OMR sheet.

AILET 2020 exam pattern

Duration of the exam and number of questions in AILET

There are a total of 150 questions to test law candidates. The aspirants are given 90 minutes to attempt these questions. AILET is one of the most difficult law entrances in India. AILET gives less than a minute for each question which shows the difficulty level of the exam. The exam for LLB programmes includes five main sections, such as General Knowledge, English, Maths, Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude.

Section Area of Assessment
General Knowledge and Current Affairs ●       Tests how you are up to date with the world

●       Tests your basic level of awareness

English ●       Assesses your level of the English Language

●       Evaluates your aptitude in English

Maths ●       Evaluates your memory

●       Test your aptitude

Reasoning ●       Tests your ability to identify the answers

●       Evaluates your ability to follow the instructions

Legal Aptitude ●       Analyses your decision-making ability

●       Checks your ability to analyze legal situations


AILET 2020 Highlights

Exam Name – AILET

Exam Mode – Offline

Duration of Exam – 90 Minutes

Exam Frequency – Annual

Negative Marking – Yes

Official Website – https://nludelhi.ac.in/home.aspx

AILET Exam Analysis

NLU Delhi conducted the AILET 2019 on Sunday, 5th of May in many cities across India. The exam is for the students who want to pursue LLM and BA LLB programmes offered by NLU Delhi. The test takers said that the AILET 2019 was very difficult even though it followed last year’s paper. It consisted of 150 questions to attempt in 90 minutes. The aspirants will be given one mark for each correct answer, and 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

How difficult is AILET?

AILET is a quite difficult exam as compared to other exams in India. The difficulty level of the exam can be judged by that, for 18,500 candidates, only a total of 83 seats are available. There are around 200 aspirants competing for a seat in National Law University Delhi, and NLU gives less than a minute to solve each question. The negative marking makes this exam more difficult. As per the test taker’s reviews, they said that last year, the exam was difficult and it was kind of impossible to attempt all the questions in 90 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is AILET Academic Criteria for B.A. LLB?

A: A graduate in 10+2 securing 50% or more in aggregate is eligible

Q: Are state board students eligible for AILET?

A: Of course yes, state board students are eligible for AILET, but they must have scored more than 50% in +2 (for SC/ST 45%).

Q: How many times can a student appear for AILET?

A: A student can appear for AILET as many times as he/she wants. There are no limitations.

Q: What items are prohibited from the AILET Exam Centre?

A: Students cannot carry books, Mobile phones, sheets, electronic gadgets, calculators, watches, etc. to the examination centre.

Q: When is the AILET exam conducted?

A: AILET is conducted on the first Sunday in the month of May