AILET Exam Pattern

The National Law University, Delhi conducts All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) once a year. The National Law University of Delhi does not participate in CLAT, and it admits students to its law courses based on AILET. The entrance examination conducted by National Law University, Delhi is for admissions to law programmes like B.A LL.B, LL.M and PhD. AILET was last held on 5th May 2019 at 21 centres across the country. However, for 2020, the exam will be held most likely in the first week of May. The total number of seats offered for B.A LL.B is 80. There is 1 additional seat for Kashmiri migrants and 2 supernumerary seats for the students from Jammu and Kashmir.

AILET is an offline exam. To score well in the exam, you have to understand the AILET exam pattern. Additionally, a clear insight into the AILET exam pattern will help you build a concrete preparation strategy. Here is an overview of the exam pattern followed in AILET 2019:

Overview of the Exam:
Number of Sections 5
Sections English including comprehension; General Knowledge and Current Affairs; Elementary Mathematics; Legal Aptitude; Logical Reasoning
Total no. of questions 150
Duration of the test 90 minutes (1hr. 30 mins)
Total marks 150
Marks per question 1
Negative Marking 0.25 Negative Marking
Mode of Examination Offline/Paper-Pen Based
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Sections
Number of Questions
Marks Allotted
English
35
35
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
35
35
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
10
10
Legal Aptitude
35
35
Reasoning
35
35
Total
150
150

The above-mentioned exam pattern will help you ace in AILET 2020. Since AILET is pen-paper based, students find it less challenging to attempt when compared to the online CLAT examination. However, the main challenge for the test takers for AILET is the time constraint. AILET consists of 150 questions, which you have to solve within 90 minutes without compromising on the accuracy. Hence, you should devise for yourself an effective preparation strategy combined with ample practice tests.

National Law School, Delhi has maintained a uniform sectional break-up of the exam since the year 2011. The level of difficulty of the exam varies from moderate to difficult. However, the level of complexity within the prescribed sections has changed from year to year.