The Army Institute of Law (AIL) was established in July 1999 by the Indian Army under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). This institution is located in Patiala and is affiliated to the Punjabi University. Its main objective is to impart high quality legal education through its Law courses. Army Institute of Law (AIL) Law Entrance Test (LET) releases its application form in the month of March. Interested candidates will be able to apply through online procedure on the official website.

AIL LET 2019


The AIL conducts the entrance examination every year for the admission of the students into its Law courses. The institute ensures 100% placement for the students after the completion of the course. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programme in Law. It also provide the scholarships to the students during the course by awarding the cash price to the students who do well in the semesters.

LET Resources

The AIL LET generally held in the month of the July. Every year number of students appear for this entrance examination. Interested candidates will be able to apply for the examination from the official website of the Army Institute of Law (AIL) at The process to fill the application form will be completely online process, there will be no offline mode. The admission given in the institute shall be based on the marks obtained in the Law Entrance Test of AIL Entrance Test.

Tentative Dates of AIL LET

AIL LET Exam  Dates
AIL LET 2019 08 Jun 2019
AIL LET 2020 1st week of July 2020

The Law Entrance Test for Army Institute of Law is only for the Wards of Army Personnel, Punjab Resident Civil Category and All India Civil Category. 

Courses Offered by the Army Institute of Law

It offers the five year undergraduate course and One Year Postgraduate course in Law. Details of the courses are mentioned below:

B.A., LL.B (Five Year Course) BA LLB is a five year integrated programme in which institute impart knowledge about the laws subject and make them professional strong required to become a full-fledged responsible member of the legal profession.

LL.M (One Year Course) LLM is a one year integrated programme in which the students will get the depth knowledge in the field of law with specializations. Student will be awarded with the Post Graduate degree after the completion of the course.

Know the Eligibility of the AIL LET

The eligibility criteria of AIL LET is different for all the categories which is as follows:

Common Eligibility Criteria For BA LLB Programme for all categories

To be eligible candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have passed the 12th examination with minimum 45% aggregate marks from a recognised school
  • Candidates who will appear in 10+2 examination in  March/April are allowed to appear in the entrance examination. If in case candidate fails in the qualifying examination then their admission will be cancelled.

Common Eligibility Criteria For LLM  Programme for all categories

As per the norms of the Punjabi University, candidates with minimum pass percentage of 55% marks in the BA LLB (5 years) or LLB (3 years) will be eligible to apply for the AIL LET LLM.

Eligibility Criteria as per the Category

Given below are the eligibility criteria for the  for Wards of Army Personnel, All India Civil Category and Punjab Residents Civil Category. This will be same for the candidates applying for BA LLB O LLM programmes.

Wards of Army Personnel – Candidate applying in this category must be a Ward of serving Army personnel with minimum 10 years continuous service in the Army.

Children of All India Civil Category other than Punjab Residents- Candidates applying under this category must be citizen of India who intend to settle permanently in India and have obtained the citizenship before taking admission in AIL.

Children of Punjab Residents Civil Category– To claim the benefit under this category Candidate must mention in the application form that he or she belongs to the  Punjab Residents Civil category. In this regard candidate have to submit the required documents along with the application form.

AIL LET Exam Pattern

Given below is the examination pattern for the students who will apply for the BA LLB programme in AIL LET. There will be four sections in the question paper and the questions will be based on the level of 12th standard. All the questions will be of objective type (Multiple Choice Questions). The paper will be in english language only with total 200 questions, each section containing 50 questions.

Subjects Total No. of Questions Marks
Section 1- Mental Ability 50 50
Section 2- General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 50
Section 3- Law Aptitude 50 50
Section 4- General English 50 50
Total 200 200

Army Institute of Law Selection Procedure

The selection of the candidates to the Institute will be done on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance examination. After the declaration of the result of AIL LET, first 100 candidates in order of merit will be of Army Category will be called for the seat allotment process to fill the 60 seats and 20 candidates in order of merit of All India Civil Category will be called to fill the the 4 seats. Whereas, admission to the Punjab category students under All India Civil Category will be based on the merit of class 12th.

Distribution of Seats for BA LLB Programme

The seats are distributed among Wards of Army Personnel, Punjab Resident Civil Category, All India Civil Category. The Admission for the seats of Wards of Army Personnel and All India Civil Category will be done through the  AIL Law Entrance Test . While the admission for Punjab Resident Civil Category seats  will be done on the basis of the 12th class merits. The seat distribution for the BA LLB Programme is as follows:

Category No. of Seats
Wards of Army Personnel 60
Punjab Resident Civil Category 16
All India Civil Category 08
Total 80

Distribution of Seats for LLM Programme

There are total 15 number of seats in the LLM programme. The seats are distributed among the different categories. The list of seat distribution for LLM Programme is as follows:

Category No. of Seats
Wards of Army Personnel 12
Punjab Resident Civil Category 02
All India Civil Category 01
Total 15

Fee Schedule of Payments for Students (Common For BA, LLB & LLM )

After the seat allotment, candidates are required to pay the fee of the course in the form of two demand drafts. The fee structure for the BA LLB and LLM course is mentioned below:

Army Category Civil Category Army/Civil Category
122476.00 146997.00 131313.00

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