Improve your score in AILET GK Section

Improve your score in AILET GK Section

All India Law Entrance Test, popularly known as AILET is conducted annually for admission to integrated BA, LLB (Hons), LLM and Ph.D programmes of National Law University, Delhi (NULD). NULD is one of the prestigious and top ranked law schools in India. It is a pen-paper based test, which consists of 150 objective type questions from area of: English, General Knowledge, Reasoning, Legal aptitude and Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability.

Why is GK Important for AILET?

The General knowledge section in AILET contains 35 questions. The importance of this section lies in the fact that you can conserve a lot of time in this section, which can be utilized in relatively tough sections like Reasoning and English. The questions are all direct in nature; hence, is no scope of ambiguity. Your preparation for AILET GK section will prove to be beneficial in covering many aspects of AILET Legal Aptitude section that has questions on Legal GK also.

Why is GK Important for AILET?
  2014 2015
Static 18 7
Current 17 28
Total 35 35

It is evident from the above data that there is no fixed trend for number of questions from static GK or current affairs. AILET 2015 GK section had only a few questions on static GK but contained around 80% questions from current affairs. Candidates who read newspaper daily would have found this section to be very easy. Therefore, we recommend a balanced preparation strategy, allocating equal time and energy to both static GK and current affairs.

Area Wise Analysis:
Area 2014 2015
Sports 5 1
Economics & Govt. Policy 2 7
History/ Art & Culture 1 2
Polity 7 3
National & International Events/ Organizations/ people 8 11
Miscellaneous (Geography, Environment, Books, Awards, etc.) 7 7

Let us look at some of the questions asked in previous years' AILET papers to know what is the question type and level of difficulty:

Q. Who among the following is often called the "Greenest Chief Minister of India"
  1. Pawan Kumar Chamling
  2. Anandiben Patel
  3. Prakash Singh Badal
  4. Nabam Tuki
Q. Which part 0f world is referred to as Fertile Crescent?
  1. Latin Americas
  2. South East Asia
  3. Middle East
  4. Scandinavia
Q. How many members can be nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President?
  1. 10
  2. 20
  3. 12
  4. 16

Ideally, you should not devote more than 10-15 minutes on this section. This will help you allocate time to other time consuming sections. Further, we have come with a preparation strategy to help you ace both Static and Current GK for AILET:

1) Static GK:

Although the syllabus is very vast, the questions from this section are relatively easy. You can easily attempt around 90% of Static General Knowledge questions, if you plan your preparation in an intelligent manner. Topics of static GK should be covered from good and reliable sources. You should not study books randomly and cover to cover. Preparation materials given by your mentor / coaching institutes and books like Lucent's GK, TMH and India Year Book, are some of the good sources you can refer for preparing this section.

2) Current Affairs:

AILET 2015 had around 80% questions from this section, which means that this section should be given special attention. The best way to prepare AILET Current Affairs is to read newspaper daily. Newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, etc. provide reliable information. Regional or vernacular newspapers should be avoided. Apart from newspaper, magazines also play a significant part in providing you information in an organized and structured way. Magazines like Chronicle, Pratiyogita Darpan and Yojna, are some of the good magazines you can consider while preparing your Current Affairs section of AILET.