All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)


All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is a national common Law exam which is conducted by National Law University (NLU), Delhi. This exam is conducted to offer admission to the various Law courses such as BA LLB (Hons), LLM and Ph.D courses.

National Law of University:

NLU, Delhi is responsible for conducting this exam which has 26 research centres such as centres for cyber laws, centre for disaster management and law, centre for right of tribal, centre for tax laws, centre for training faculty, centre for gender injustice, etc.,

AILET entrance exam will be conducted during the month of May every year at different examination centres across all states of India.

Eligibility criteria for AILET 2016:

The eligibility criteria differ for UG and PG admissions. They are

UG admission to B.A L.L.B (Hons) courses:

  • Applicant must have completed his/her own higher secondary education from a recognized board to apply for this examination.
  • Applicants must have scored at least 50% of marks in their examination to attend this AILET 2016 exam.
  • Applicant must be below 21 years as on July 1st 2015 for general category students whereas 23 years for SC/ST category students.
  • Applicants who are currently in the 12th standard can also apply for this examination. But however, they must show their graduation certificate during the admission process.

PG admission to L.L.M course:

  • Applicant must have passed in LLB degree (UG degree) from a known or recognized University to attend this examination.
  • Applicants must have secured 55% of aggregate marks in their LLB degree (General category students) and 50% marks (SC/ST category students).


  • Applicant must have passed in LLM degree from the known University to apply for the examination.
  • They must have scored at least 55% to attend this examination.

Syllabus for AILET 2016:

The syllabus covered for AILET 2016 are below:


The English section comprises of 35 questions which consist of questions based on synonyms, antonyms, comprehension passages, jumbled words and sentences, fill in the blanks, correcting the incorrect sentences, etc., This section is mainly to test the candidate’s knowledge in English language.

Logical Reasoning:

This section consists of 35 questions which consist of questions based on logical and analytical questions. Students can refer the Logical and Analytical book of R.S..Aggarwal to solve any kind of questions asked in this section.

The topics which must be concentrated are coding and decoding, blood relations, series completion, alphabet combination, syllogisms and calendars, direction sense test, puzzle test, analogy, etc.,

Legal aptitude:

This section is a very important section which tests your thinking ability, problem solving ability and your knowledge in Law studies. This section also contains 35 questions which consist of legal propositions and facts satisfying the legal propositions. These propositions will not be true in real and thus the students have to guess the correct proposition based on the set of facts provided.

The topics which must be concentrated are Torts, criminal law, Indian constitution, legal maxims and legal terms.

Basic Mathematics:

This section consists of 10 questions which test the fundamental knowledge in Basic mathematics. The most important topics which are covered under this AILET exam is Time and work, Algebra, Average, Permutation and combination, venn diagrams, profit and loss, speed and distance, etc.,

General Knowledge:

This section also consists of 35 questions which included various subjects such as History, Geography, Economics, Civics, Current affairs, etc., This section is to test you general knowledge and awareness of the current affairs in the world. The questions are little difficult and students can better go through the books such as Pearson’s Comprehensive General Knowledge and Manorama year book.

Pattern for AILET 2016:

The pattern for AILET 2016 is below:

AILET 2016 will contain 150 multiple choice of questions. The time duration for the examination is 90 minutes.

Section A: English with 35 questions each carrying one mark

Section B: General Knowledge with 35 questions each carrying one mark

Section C: Legal Aptitude with 35 questions each carrying one mark

Section D: Reasoning with 35 questions each carrying one mark

Section E: Mathematics with 10 questions each carrying one mark

AILET 2016 PG entrance exam will consists of 100 objective types of questions and one essay carrying 50 marks. Thus, total marks of the examination are 150. The objective types of questions are from the areas of laws of contracts, laws of torts, criminal laws, constitutional laws and legal theory.

This exam does not carry any negative marking scheme.

Important dates for AILET 2016: (Tentative)

The important dates for the AILET 2016 examination are

Online application form available from: 1st January 2016

Last date for the submission of the application form: First week of February 2016

Admit card availability: Mid of the month April 2016

AILET 2016 examination date: 1st May 2016 (3.00 to 4.30 P.M)

Seat reservation for AILET 2016:

  • For B.A.L.L.B (Hons) Five years:

Total number of seats offered is 80 among which 70 seats are offered on merit through All India Law Entrance Test and 10 seats are for the direct admission of foreign nations through merit.

  • L.M (one year):

20 seats for students under merit list of AILET, 5 seats are for foreign nationals.

How to apply for AILET 2016:

The following are the steps to be followed to apply for the AILET 2016 exam:

  1. Visit the official site of AILET
  2. Please click on the register button and register your name, contact address and email id.
  3. You will be getting a username and password to your mail id.
  4. Kindly use this to login into the official site and download the application form of AILET
  5. Enter all the details correctly like correct mail id, contact address and full name. This is very important since it is very much necessary for the future communication.
  6. Pay the application fees as below:
  7. 3000/- for general candidates, Rs.1000/- for SC/ST and Persons with disability excluding the service charge.
  8. Below poverty line students of SC/ST category are exempted from the application fee.
  9. You can pay the application fees either through cash deposit at post office or net banking facility.

Admit card for AILET 2016:

The admit card for AILET 2016 are planned to be issued on mid of April 2016. You can visit the official site of AILET 2016 and download the admit card by entering your name and date of birth. Also please make sure that you are aware of your application number to download the admit card.

This admit card can be treated as a hall ticket for attending the All India Law Entrance Test.

More details about the admit card are:

  • The admit card for AILET 2016 are available as E-admit card only. This means that they are available only through online mode and can be downloaded from the respective website only.
  • Admit card is a very important document which is very much necessary to attend the examination. Without admit card, students are not allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • AILET 2016 admit card contains the details of the candidate such as full name, contact mobile number, address, application number, roll number, time of the exam, test centre and paper duration.
  • In case if you have any problem with your admit card, you have to immediately raise a complaint to the NLU officials as early as possible.
  • Always carry passport size photographs along with the admit card before entering the examination hall.

Books to refer for AILET 2016:

Logical reasoning:

The books which can referred for Logical reasoning are

  • A modern approach to logical reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal
  • Analytical reasoning by M.K.Pandey

Legal aptitude:

The books which can be referred for Legal aptitude are

  • Legal awareness and Legal reasoning for the CLAT and LLB examination


  • Quantitative aptitude by R.S.Aggarwal
  • Quantitative aptitude for competitive examination
  • Magical books on quicker maths

General Knowledge:

  • Manorama year book
  • Lucent’s general knowledge
  • Pearson’s Comprehensive General Knowledge


  • Word power made easy by Normal Lewis
  • Objective general English by R.S.Aggarwal

The other important books to refer are

  • GK Today
  • Wren and Martin
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Person’s concise GK
  • Competition success review
  • Analytical and logical reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal

Counselling for AILET 2016:

The short listed candidates are called for the counselling during the month of June 2016. The

candidates are required to carry the following documents such as

  • AILET 2016 Admit card
  • Class X and Class XII mark sheets.
  • SC/ST/KM certificates
  • BPL (Below Poverty Line) certificate attested by competent authority.
  • Passport size photographs
  • Academic certificates
  • Residential proofs

Official contact address for the AILET 2016 exam:

 National Law of University, Delhi

Sector 14, Dwarka,

New Delhi-110078, India

Phone number: 0120-4160880, 0120-4160881

Email id: [email protected], [email protected]

How to prepare for AILET 2016:

                     AILET exam is tougher when compared to the CLAT examination. Thus, students who are aiming to take up this exam must concentrate more on the syllabus of AILET examination.

These tips are provided by the experts and toppers in AILET exam.

  • Time management:

This is the most important thing for any entrance examination. Practice accordingly and try to finish any question within the specified time. Practice to solve questions through mock test, previous year question papers, etc.,

  • Know your pattern and syllabus thoroughly:

This is rather very important thing that the student must know. They must be very clear about the pattern, number of questions asked, application of negative marks, total duration and important topics to be covered for the exam preparation. This will definitely make any candidate to be confident before attending the exam.

  • Attend the question paper according to the pattern:

If the question paper does not imply any negative marks, students must prepare their mind to attend all possible questions. Also, they must attend more mark weighing sections on first hand and less weighing at last.

The examination is only for 90 minutes. Thus, plan and attend the questions accordingly.

  • As per last year records, the students must score more than “cut-off 100 mark” to be in the safer zone.
  • Students must train themselves to read daily newspapers, magazines and must be aware of current affairs in and around the world.

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