AILET 2020: Complete Information

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National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) is a law university offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. NLUD is one of the National Law Schools in India built on the five-year law degree model, proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India. The National Law University Act, 2007 provides for the Chief Justice of India to be the University’s visitor, whereas the Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi to function as the University Chancellor. 

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted by NLUD to offer admission to eligible candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) level law courses. This is a university level entrance exam only for admission to NLU Delhi, as the University does not accept any other law entrance exam for the admission.

NLUD was ranked second in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) law ranking in 2019. The university was given a score of 3.59 on a four-point scale by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Exam LevelNational Level Exam
FrequencyOnce a Year
Conducting BodyNational Law University Delhi
Duration1 hour 30 minutes


All India Law Entrance Test, also known as AILET, is conducted by National Law University, Delhi for admission to 5-year integrated BA LLB and LLM law programs offered by the institute. Each programme has an intake of 70 seats. AILET 2020 exam will be conducted in offline mode and include 150 MCQs. The exam will be held across 20 cities in India. The application form of AILET 2020 will open in the 1st week of January; last date of application submission is 2nd week of April. Applicants who qualify the examination are further called for counselling and admission procedure conducted by NLU Delhi.

AILET 2020 Eligibility Criteria  

NLU Delhi announces the eligibility criteria of AILET 2020 along with the application form. According to the AILET 2020 eligibility criteria, the following applicants are considered eligible to apply for the BA LLB programme.

  1. Applicants who have completed 10+2 with senior secondary system or equivalent examination from a recognised board
  2. Applicants scoring minimum 50 per cent marks in the qualifying examination
  3. There is no age bar for applicants who wish to apply for AILET 2020 as per the supreme court’s stay on age bar in 2017
  4. Applicants appearing for class XII examination are also eligible to apply for AILET 2020.

AILET 2020 Application Process

AILET 2020 application form will be released online. Applicants have to fill and submit completed application form before the deadline. While filling the application form, one needs the following – a valid email id, a valid mobile number, scanned copy of a photograph and signature in the prescribed format. The application fee could be submitted in both online and offline modes. The application fee is different for different categories. Applicants have to first register before starting the application filling process.

GeneralPWDOffline, OnlineTransgender, Female, Male₹1050
SC, ST Offline, OnlineTransgender, Female, Male₹1050

AILET 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of AILET 2020 is as follows:

  1. The examination will be conducted in the offline mode.
  2. The language of conduct will be English.
  3. The examination is conducted for a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  4. 150 questions are asked for a total of 150 marks.
  5. Questions asked are of Objective Type.
  6. Negative marking is applicable (one mark is awarded for each correct answer and 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect
  7.  answer).

AILET Exam Pattern

General Knowledge3535
Basic Mathematics1010
Logical Reasoning3535
Legal Aptitude3535

AILET 2020 Important Dates

EventsTentative Dates
Issue of Notification2nd week of October, 2019
Start of Online Application Form1st week of March, 2020
Application Form ClosesLast week of April, 2020
Issue of Admit CardLast week of April, 2020
Exam Date1st week of May, 2020
Publication of Official Answer Key2nd week of May, 2020
ResultLast week of May, 2020
Start of CounsellingLast week of May, 2020

                            AILET 2020 Syllabus

AILET 2020 shall be conducted in offline mode where the paper will have 150 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

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

General Knowledge and Current Affairs: General Knowledge of the candidate will be tested on the general awareness including static General Knowledge. Questions on Current Affairs will test applicants on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Mathematics: This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., math taught up to 10th class.

Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in paper) and set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, applicants will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

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

AILET 2020 Admit Card

NLU Delhi will release the admit card for AILET 2020 in the last week of April. AILET admit card 2020 is issued to only those applicants whose application form of AILET 2020 has been accepted by the University. Applicants can download the admit card of AILET 2020 online and are advised to print extra copies of the same for future use. Applicants should note that the AILET admit card 2020 will not be sent by post to any candidate. No applicant will be allowed to sit in the examination hall without the admit card.

AILET 2020 Preparation Tips

Executing one’s daily routine over a period of time can lead one towards AILET 2020. Remember, making a study plan is just one aspect of your preparation, execution is the other aspect and the most important one. The study plan may vary from candidate to candidate.

Mock Tests and Previous Year’s Papers: Solving mock tests is highly recommended by many AILET toppers. Solving mock tests helps candidates take a reality check of their AILET preparations and tells them exactly where they stand. A candidate should make it a routine to solve at least one mock paper every day.

For the General Knowledge section: The candidate should make it a habit of reading newspapers and editorials on the regular basis. This will help them prepare for the verbal section of the exam as well.

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