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.

AILET 2018 AILET 2019


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 Exam Dates
AILET 2018 06 May 2018
AILET 2019 1st week of May 2019

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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.

Topics Marks
English 35 Marks
General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) 35 Marks
Legal Aptitude 35 Marks
Reasoning 35 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 10 Marks
Total Questions 150

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.

AILET Syllabus

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.

AILET Preparation

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
Legal Aptitude
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
General Awareness
Manorama Yearbook Buy Here
General Knowledge by Arihant Buy Here


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
General 105 98 103
SC 85 75 85
ST 83 72 81
PWD 78 85 83
KM 76 82 101

AILET Seat Distribution

The distribution of seats under AILET is as mentioned below:

Course Seat Intake
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)
Ph.D 05
Total 125

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
SC 15
ST 7.5%
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.)
Annual Fee
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

Particulars Fee
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)
Refundable Deposit
Library Deposit Rs. 3,000/-
Hostel Deposit Rs. 5,000/- (Rs.2,000/-for SC/ST candidates)
Mess Deposit Rs. 3,000/-

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