The National Law University, Delhi conducts All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) to fill up 80 seats in BA LLB, 35+5 seats in LLM, and 05 seats in PhD courses. Check more details regarding AILET exam such as eligibility criteria, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, how to prepare, etc on this page.
The selection of candidate is on the basis of their performance in AILET. Foreign nationals are exempted from giving AILET. A total of 10 setas in the institute will be filled directly with the Foreign Nationals on the basis of merit in qualifying exam. Check here AILET Exam Date in the table below.
|AILET 2018||06 May 2018|
|AILET 2019||05 May 2019 (expected)|
AILET Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility for B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – Candidates should have cleared their 12th with minimum 50% marks. Candidates who are awaiting results for their last qualifying exams can also apply for the exam.
Eligibility for LL.M. – Applicant should have completed their LL.B. course from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks and 50% in case of reserved categories.
Eligibility Ph. D. – The candidates must possess LL.M / Equivalent degree with 55% marks.
AILET Exam Pattern
For BA LLB course – The exam will be of 1 hour & 30 minutes duration. The test will be total 150 MCQ questions. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
|General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)||35 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||35 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||10 Marks|
For LLM course – The exam will be of 90 minutes duration. The exam will consist of 100 MCQ questions and 01 essay question. It will be of total 150 marks. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
|Questions and distribution|
|Subject areas||Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory|
|Objective Type||100 questions of one mark each|
|Essay||One Essay of 50 marks on a topic of law from the above subjects.|
|Total questions||100 (objective type) and 1 (Essay)|
For PhD programme – There are 100 multiple choice Objective Type Questions of one mark each which has to be answered in the OMR Sheet. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
The syllabus will be different for all the courses.
For B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) course, questions will be asked from English, General Knowledge (Current Affairs, History, Geography, General Science, Economics and Civics), Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability). Whereas,
For LL.M. programme, questions will be asked from Law of Contracts, Criminal Law, Law of Torts, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory.
To prepare well for the examination, the candidates can refer to the below-given preparation tips.
- Read newspapers daily to catch up with GK and current affairs.
- It is advised that you give at least 7-8 hours each day to prepare for law entrance exams.
- Out of the 90 minutes in the exam, you should give around 20 minutes to the English section. 10 minutes each can be for Mathematics and GK. 25 minutes each will be required to attempt the Legal and Reasoning sections.
- Solve as much as AILET previous year question papers. It will not only help you in your revision but will also help you analyze your performance.
Best Books for Preparation
Here are some of the highly recommended books by the toppers for preparation for AILET exam.
|Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis||Buy Here|
|Objective English for Competitive Examination by Tata McGraw Hill||Buy Here|
|Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal||Buy Here|
|Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal||Buy Here|
|Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic||Buy Here|
|Universal’s Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination||Buy Here|
|Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations||Buy Here|
|Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning 5/e||Buy Here|
|Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal||Buy Here|
|Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey||Buy Here|
|Manorama Yearbook||Buy Here|
|General Knowledge by Arihant||Buy Here|
AILET Cut Off
More than 12,000 students appear for the AILET UG every year against only around 80 seats. The candidates can check the previous year cutoff to get an idea about the minimum qualifying marks.
|Category||AILET 2016 Cut Off||AILET 2015 Cut Off||AILET 2014 Cut Off|
AILET Seat Distribution
The distribution of seats under AILET is as mentioned below:
|B.A LLB||80 (70 for Indian Nationals and 10 for Foreign Nationals)|
|LL.M||40 (30 for Indian Nationals and 05 for Foreign National)|
Note: One additional seat for Kashmiri migrants, and two supernumerary seats for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. However, for LLM course the criteria for the additional and supernumerary seat is not applicable.
AILET Reservation Details
The following percentage of seats are reserved for BA LLB and LLM course:
|Category||Reservation of Seats|
|Persons with Disabilities||05%|
NLU Delhi Fee Structure
The fee structure for BA LLB and LLM programme at NLU Delhi is as follows:
For BA LLB course
|Particulars||Fee (in Rs.)|
|Tuition Fee||Rs. 85,000 p.a|
|Halls of Residence||Rs. 18,000 p.a|
|Electricity Charges||Rs. 12,000 p.a.|
|Other Fees||Rs. 28,500 p.a|
|Mess Advance||Rs. 15,000 per semester|
|One-Time Fees (to be paid only at the time of admission to the I-year)|
|Campus Development Fund||Rs. 5,000|
|Admission Fee||Rs. 2,500|
|Library Deposit||Rs. 5,000 (Rs. 2,500 for SC/ ST students)|
|Hostel Deposit||Rs. 5,000|
|Mess Deposit||Rs. 5,000|
For LLM Course
|Tuition Fee||Rs. 65,000/- p.a for Indian Nationals (to be paid in two equal installments at the beginning of each Semester)
US $ 2000 per annum or its equivalent in Indian Rupees for Foreign Nationals
|Academic Support Services Fee||Rs. 3,000/- p.a. (to be paid in two equal installments)|
|Admission Fee||Rs. 1,000/- (one-time payment)|
|Library Fee||Rs. 3,000/- p.a.|
|Internet Fee||Rs. 8,000/- p.a.|
|Electricity Charges||Rs. 12,000/- p.a|
|Sports and Games facilities fee||Rs. 3,000/- p.a.|
|Journals Fee||Rs. 2,000/- p.a|
|Dissertation Fee||Rs. 1,000/-|
|Re-registration Fee||Rs. 5,000/- per course|
|Repeat Improvement Examination Fee||Rs. 500/- per course|
|Room Rent||Rs. 18,000/- p.a.|
|Mess Advance||Rs. 20,000/-(@ Rs.2,000/- p.m. for 10 months)|
|Library Deposit||Rs. 3,000/-|
|Hostel Deposit||Rs. 5,000/- (Rs.2,000/-for SC/ST candidates)|
|Mess Deposit||Rs. 3,000/-|