AILET 2015 Analysis

The All India Law Entrance Test conducted by the National Law University-Delhi is a pen and paper-based exam. AILET 2015 was divided into 5 sections and consisted of a total of 150 questions. These questions had to be attempted in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Each correct answer carried 1 mark, and there was no negative marking in AILET 2015 examination. The overall level of difficulty of the exam varied from moderate to difficult.

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AILET 2015: Sectional Overview
Area Allotted Marks
English 35
General Knowledge 35
Legal Aptitude 35
Reasoning 35
Elementary Mathematics 10
Legal Aptitude:
Question Type No. of Questions
Principle- Fact 25
Legal Facts/ Legal G.K. 10
Break-Up of Legal Section: The table below explains the weightage given to various areas in the legal aptitude section:
Area No. of Questions
Constitution 2
Law of Torts 7
Indian Penal Code 10
Contract 3
Legal misc. 3
Legal G.K. 10
Total 15

EVALUATION: The legal aptitude section was a mix of principle fact questions and current legal G.K questions. There were a total of 10 questions from the current legal section. Hence an aspirant who regularly read newspapers and kept himself or herself apprised of the current legal events, had a clear edge in this section. A good attempt would be of 28-30 questions.

General Knowledge:
Area No. of Questions
Static GK 7
Current Affairs 28

Break-Up of General Knowledge Section: The table below explains the weightage given to various areas in the general knowledge section:

Area 2015
Sports 1
Science & Technology 4
Economics & Govt. Policy 7
History/ Art & Culture 2
Polity 3
National & International Events/ Organizations/ people 11
Miscellaneous (Geography, Environment, Books, Awards, etc.) 7
Total 35

EVALUATION: The 2015 AILET general knowledge section surprisingly had 80% questions from current affairs. The questions were direct, and aspirants reading the newspaper daily would have found this section to be a cakewalk. The level of difficulty of the questions was moderate. 28-30 questions would have been a fairly good attempt.

Areas No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 6
Vocabulary in context 5
Vocabulary - Odd one out 4
Idioms and Phrases 5
Para jumbles 5
Vocabulary based Fill in the Blanks 10
Total 35

EVALUATION: As is evident from the table, the focus was on vocabulary based questions, Reading Comprehension and Para Jumbles. Considering this, you should focus on these areas and practice as many questions as you can during your preparation for AILET English section. The questions were of moderate difficulty level and an attempt of 30+ questions would be considered good.

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Elementary Mathematics:
Area No. of Questions
Percentage 1
Time & Work 1
Time, Speed & Distance 1
Ratio & Proportion 2
Average 1
Number system (H.C.F & L.C.M), etc. 2
Permutation & Combination 2
Total 10

EVALUATION: The overall level of this section can be considered as moderate to difficult. The 2 questions on Permutation and combination can be considered as both difficult and time-consuming. If your basics were clear, 6-7 questions could be easily solved. For time-consuming questions, it was advisable to move to the next question and come back to it later if time permits.

Area No. of Questions
Logical conclusions 5
Pattern identification 6
Blood relations 3
Syllogisms 4
Conditional syllogisms 3
Directions 3
Logical assumptions 2
Binary logic 5
Logical actions 4
Total 35

EVALUATION: The overall level of questions in this section can be considered as easy to moderate. Questions on Pattern identification & Binary logic were time-consuming. With a thorough and clear understanding of concepts, you could easily attempt 30-32 questions with good accuracy. Though, a couple of questions were time-consuming, practising the ample number of questions would increase your speed at solving these questions.

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