Tips for AILET Maths Section

Tips for AILET Maths Section

All India Law Entrance Test, popularly known as AILET is one of the most prestigious national level law examination conducted annually by National Law University, Delhi (NULD). The paper based entrance exam contains 150 questions in total of which 10 questions are on Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability. In this article we will discuss the types of questions, generally asked in this section and the level of difficulty you can expect while attempting these questions. In addition, we will provide you with a sound strategy to master this section.

Even though the weightage of this section is lesser when compared to the other sections, you should devote a good preparation time for this. In AILET 2014 & AILET 2015, the major areas from which questions were asked have been

  • Percentage
  • Time & Work
  • Time Speed Distance
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Average
  • Number system (H.C.F & L.C.M), etc.

You should practice and master the basic concepts of all the major topics of Quant, with special focus on the above mentioned areas.

Let us look at some of the questions from previous AILET papers, to analyze the level of difficulty and your current level of preparation:

Q.  Mohan credits 15% of his salary into his bank and spends 30% of the remaining amount on household articles. If cash on hand is Rs. 2,380/-, what is his salary?
  1. Rs. 5,000
  2. Rs. 4,500
  3. Rs. 4,000
  4. Rs. 3,500
Q. Two whole numbers whose sum is 64 can be in the ratio of?
  1. 7:2
  2. 7: 6
  3. 3:1
  4. 8:7
Q. A group of men decided to do a job in 8 days. But since 10 men dropped out every day, the job got completed at the end of the 12th day. How many men were there at the beginning?
  1. 165
  2. 175
  3. 80
  4. none of these

It is evident here that in order to answer these questions only the basic concepts of the concerned topics is required. The level of difficulty of AILET Maths section questions varies from easy to moderate. There are hardly one or two questions, which can be considered "tough", for instance the above mentioned third question. You should not invest a lot of time on such questions and move on to the next one. You can always come back to it later if you have time left at the end of the exam.

We have come up with some suggestions and tips for a concrete preparation strategy to help you score well in this section of AILET:

  • Clear basics of all Topics: The questions of AILET Maths section are of "elementary" nature, so the foremost thing is to clear your basics well. Most of the questions require only the basic understanding of the concepts and hence will give you easy scoring options.
  • Speed & Accuracy: Your focus should be on solving the questions with a good speed without compromising on the accuracy. As the weightage of this section is lesser you cannot afford to spend a lot of time on this section. If your fundamentals are clear, you can solve questions in a limited time.
  • Practice, Practice & Practice: Preparing for AILET requires consistency, dedication, focus and good mentorship. Plan your preparation keeping in mind the time you have and your areas of strength & weakness. It is also essential that you take multiple Mock Tests and solve previous years' papers.