AILET – All Indian Law Entrance Test – Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and more

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Do you want to pursue your studies in legal affairs to ensure your constructive involvement in the active dissemination of justice? Do you aspire to be tailored by a top-class law university that has limitless potentials to offer? Then AILET opens your door to one of the most reputed law universities in our nation, National Law University, New Delhi.

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)

All India Law Entrance Test, popular by the acronym AILET, is a national level joint entrance exam conducted once every year by National Law University (NLU) Delhi in various centers across the country to admit students to the following programmes offered by the institute:

  • Five-year integrated B.A.LLB
  • One-year LLM
  • Research(Ph.D.)

Important Dates

Events Tentative Dates 
Notification will be released by January first week 2019
The application form will be made available by January first week 2019
Last week for submitting application form April first week 2019
Admit Cards can be downloaded by April second week 2019
All India Law Entrance Test May first week 2019
Results of AILET for undergraduate program May fourth week 2019
Results of AILET for postgraduate program July first week 2019
Results of AILET for research program July third week 2019

Eligibility Requirements

(I) For undergraduate program:

The following conditions must be met with to be eligible for admissions to the five-year integrated B.A. LLB program:

  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50%. The minimum score required for those applying under the Foreign Nationals Category is 65%. Candidates appearing for the exam in 2019 can also apply.
  • The candidate must be less than 20 years old as of 1st July 2019.

(II) For postgraduate program

The following conditions must be met with to be eligible for admission to the one-year LLM program:

  • The candidate must have passed LLB or any equivalent degree from any recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 55%. The minimum aggregate score required for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories is 50%.

(III) For research program:

The following conditions must be met with to be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program:

  • The candidate must have passed Masters degree or an equivalent professional degree with a minimum score of 55%. The minimum score required for candidates belonging to the Reserved Categories, that is, SC/ST/PWD categories is 50% OR the candidate must be a law graduate and must have a Masters degree with M.Phil in social sciences or humanities from any recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 55%. The minimum score required for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories is 50%.

Application Procedure

Documents Required 

  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s photo in JPG/BMP/GIF format with a maximum size of 150KB.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature in JPF/BMP/GIF format with a maximum size of 150KB.

How to Apply 

The application form will be made available on the official website tentatively by January first week 2019. Create an account using your name,  date of birth, mobile number, password, email ID, and contact address. Select the course of your choice. Fill in the registration form with the requested details including your religion, category, nationality, the address for communication, examination center, educational details, and parent/guardian details. Upload the above-stated documents in the prescribed format. Pay the application fee which amounts to 3050INR for General Category and 1050INR for SC/ST/PWD candidates. Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories below the poverty line are exempted from paying the application fees.

Admit Cards

Admit Cards can be downloaded by April second week using your login credentials. Valid admit card is a prerequisite to writing the exam.

Exam Pattern

(I) For Undergraduate Program 

This is an offline exam spanning 90 minutes with a maximum of 150 questions and a maximum score of 150 marks. The questions will be Multiple Choice Questions and the answers have to be marked using an HB pencil. There will be a penalty of 0.25 for the wrong answers. The subjects covered and the mark distribution is as given in the following table:

Subject Marks
English 35
General Knowledge 35
Legal Aptitude 35
Reasoning 35
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 10

(II) For Postgraduate Program

This will be an offline exam spanning 90 minutes. There will be a total of 150 questions with 100 MCQs each carrying 1mark and an essay question carrying 50 marks. The maximum time allotted is 90 minutes. There will be a penalty of 0.25 for the wrong answers. You have to use HB pencil for answering.

(III) For Research Program

AILET for research programs will be an offline exam spanning 90 minutes. This paper will have a total of 100 objective-type questions with a maximum of 100 marks.

Apart from writing the entrance test, interested candidates must submit a research proposal. This section is a Research Proposal Specific Paper where you have to submit a research proposal of not more than 15 pages. This paper carries a maximum of 100 marks.

Exam Syllabus

(I) For Undergraduate Program 

No specific syllabus is officially prescribed. However, the following will give you an idea about the topics to be covered while preparing for the exam:

  • English: This section has questions relating to such areas as vocabulary, grammar, inference-based questions, foreign words, word usage, synonyms, antonyms, idioms, phrases, jumbled words and sentences, and comprehension questions to test the candidate’s basic acquaintance with English language and grammar.
  • General Knowledge: This section aims at testing the candidate’s general knowledge and has questions relating to such areas as current affairs, International events, UN bodies, awards, honors, sports, major developments in geopolitics and environmental agreements, history, civics, general science, geography, economics and related areas.
  • Elementary Mathematics: This section aims at evaluating the candidate’s numerical ability and has questions pertaining to such areas as profit and loss, speed and distance, work and time, algebra, average, permutation and combination, Venn diagrams, and other related areas.
  • Legal Aptitude: This section aims at evaluating your fitness to study law and tests your problem-solving skills and research aptitude. A set of propositions and a set of facts satisfying the propositions will be given. Based on the set of available facts, assume the true proportion and give your answers accordingly. This section will have questions pertaining to such areas as torts, vicarious liability, strict liability, International law, intellectual property rights, contracts, constitutional law and polity, the law of crime, and other related areas.
  • Reasoning: This section aims at evaluating your basic logical and analytical skills and has questions pertaining to such areas as blood relations, series, directions, critical reasoning, syllogism, analogy, and other related areas.

(II) For Postgraduate Program

No specific syllabus is officially prescribed. However, questions relating to such areas as the law of contracts, the law of torts, criminal law, constitution law, and legal theory can be expected.

(III) For Research Program

The written test will have questions relating to research methodology.

Results

Results of AILET 2019 for B.A.LLB will be published tentatively by May fourth week. Results of AILET 2019 for LLM will be published tentatively by July first week and that for Ph.D. will be published tentatively by July third week. Candidates can check their results online on the official website.

Counseling

The counseling session shall commence by May fourth week after the declaration of the results. Attend this session at the prescribed time and place with the requested documents.

For further information, notification and updates, visit the official website.

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