About Exam

All India law entrance test (AILET) is an entrance exam at university level for admission to B.A. LL.B (Hons.), LL.M, and Ph.D. programs. NLU Delhi is the organising body which also fixes the exam date. Nearly 20,000 law aspirants register each year. AILET is conducted every year on the first Sunday of May by NLU (National Law University).

NLU Delhi entrance test for law is conducted in offline mode. NLU Delhi is the only National Law University which conducts its own entrance test for law.

Application Fees

The Application Fees for the exam of AILET can be submitted through online or offline mode of payment. The fee details are as follows:

Category
Amount
General
3000 INR
Reserved
1000 INR (However, BPL candidates hailing from SC/ST families shall be exempted from AILET 2017 Application Fees)


Application Procedure

The application procedure for the exam of AILET exam can be understood below:

  • Visit AILET Official website i.e. nludelhi.ac.in
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ link.
  • Fill the required details – Name, contact number, email ID, parents’ name, address and date of birth.
  • After filling the form, click on the Registration button.
  • You will be redirected to Application Locker page, confirm the provided details.
  • After that you need to fill the form.
  • Upload the scanned photograph.
  • Click on “save” and proceed to the next step i.e. AILET Fee Payment.
  • The application fee can be paid via Credit Card/ Debit Card and Net Banking mode.
  • Applicants paying via Net banking will be forwarded to the respective bank’s site where your account details are verified and payment is approved.

Courses Under Exam

The courses under the exam of AILET are as follows:

Cut-Offs

Cut-off for AILET 2018 are as follows:

Category
AILET Cut-off 2018
General
71.25
Scheduled Caste
49.5
Scheduled Tribe
48.25
Persons with Disability
42.75
Kashmiri Migrants
40.25
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir
 58

Documents to be Carried

Candidates called for AILET Spot Counselling are needed to be present at the AILET counselling venue. The meritorious candidates would require to verify the necessary documents including:

  • Academic certificates
  • Proof of residence
  • Birth certificate


Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the exam of AILET can be seen below:

  • Applicants should have passed 10+2 or equivalent with a minimal 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates appearing for 10+2 exam in the year of admission may also apply.
  • Applicants who have compartmental marks in any of the subject in the qualifying exam is not eligible to apply.
  • The applicant should also meet the age requirement criteria for the admission process. The age of the applicant must not be more than 21 years as on July 1, of the year of admission. There is age relaxation for SC/ ST category. The candidate belonging to these categories need to not be more than 23 years as on July 1, of the year of admission.

Exam Pattern

Pattern of the AILET exam is given below in detail:

  • Section English, GK, legal aptitude and Logical Reasoning will contain 35 questions each but the elementary mathematics and Numerical ability section will contain of only 10 questions.
  • Correct answer will be provided 1 mark and no marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
  • Unattempted questions could be treated as incorrect and no marks will be provided for the same. The total marks of the test is 150.

FAQs

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) related to the exam of AILET are as follows:

Q: I am from OBC category and my son has physical disability certificate. As he is also visually impaired, if he writes AILET exam, will he get both the benefits at the time of admission. And do they allow physically disabled children to study?

Ans: Yes, your son can write the exam. But, he can avail only one of the benefits.

Q: How many marks will be awarded for right answers?

Ans: One mark each will be awarded for each right answer. No marks will be deducted for any wrong answers.

Q: How many sections are there in entrance paper?

Ans: The examination will be divided into five parts:

  • English
  • General knowledge and Current affairs
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics with numerical ability

Q: Will there be any quota facility available?

Ans: Yes there is quota facility, 15% of total seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% of total are reserved for ST and 3% for person with disabilities. 1 seat is be reserved for Kashmiri Migrants. 10 seats are reserved for foreign nationals.

Q: What is the mode of examination for AILET?

Ans: AILET is conducted in Offline Mode.

Q: What is the application fee for General Category candidates?

Ans: For General Category candidates, it is Rs. 3,000/-.

Important Dates

The important dates for the exam of AILET 2018 can be seen below:

Important Dates
Notification date
 4th January 2018
Start date for online application
4th January 2018
Last date to submit the application form
14th April 2018
Date of availability of admit card
21st April 2018
Date of Exam
6th May 2018 (3:00 PM to 4:30 PM)
Declaration of Result (BA.LL.B (Hons.)
 24th May 2018


Intakes

AILET is conducted by National Law university Delhi for 83 seats for the course of BA LLB, 40 seats for LLM course, every year in the month of May.

Selection Procedure

AILET selection process comprises of the following stages:

  • Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the AILET merit list. After the declaration of the merit list, applicants are shortlisted for an offline counselling process. With the merit-cum-rank list of AILET, candidates can check their scores and AIR secured in the test.
  • NLU-Delhi will then be conducting the counselling process for admissions to the undergraduate law pragrammes for the academic session 2016-21.

Study Material

Some reference books for the AILET exam are as follows:

  • Analytical reasoning by M. K. Pandey
  • Competition in focus
  • CLAT magazine by Achievers Guild
  • Lucent's GK
  • Ace the CLAT for Legal Reasoning
  • Legal GK by Manish Arora

Syllabus

The syllbaus for the exam of AILET can be seen below:

  • English: Reading comprehension passages, synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, para- jumbles, vocabulary, fill-in the blanks, etc. This section will test the candidates language skill and vocabulary. 
  • General Knowledge: History, Geography, General Science, Economics, Civics and Current Affairs of the past one year. Candidates should be well aware of national and international news, especially political and business affairs. 
  • Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability: Profit and Loss, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Algebra, Average, Permutation and Combination and Venn Diagrams.
  • Legal Aptitude: This section tests the student's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. The questions will be framed on legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions.
  • Logical Reasoning: Logical and analytical reasoning skills.

Test Centres

These are some exam centers for the exam of AILET:

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

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