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AILET 2021 (June 20): Registration, Admit Card, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

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Urvashi Singhal

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NLU Delhi has released admission notification for AILET 2021 and Application form is available from January 23, 2021. AILET 2021 Registration will remain open until May 20. The test will be conducted on June 20, 2021 (10:00 am to 11:30 am) for B.A.LLB., LLM, and Ph.D. Click here to apply

AILET 2021, or All India Law Entrance Test is an annual University entry level examination organised by National Law University, Delhi. It is conducted to select candidates for B.A, LLB, LLM and Doctorate Programmes through AILET. Check AILET 2021 Exam Schedule

  • Eligibility criteria for AILET is 50% in Higher Secondary for B.A.LLB and 55% in graduate for LLM.
  • AILET 2021 Exam pattern differs depending in the course opted for. Check AILET 2021 Exam Pattern

Qualifying the examination, the candidate will be able to get admission to NLU, Delhi. The test is held for 90-minutes in offline/ Pen-Paper Mode where candidates English, Reasoning, Legal skills, Mathematics and General Knowledge is tested. 

Highlights 2021

AILET 2021 Highlights

Exam Name All India Law Entrance Test
Conducting Body National Law University
Exam Type University Level Entrance Test (UG & PG)
Exam Timing 90 Minutes 
Courses Offered 5 Year B.A.LL.B.(Hons.), LL.M and PhD. Program
Application mode  Online mode 
Exam Mode Offline/ Pen-Paper Mode 
Number of Seats BA LLB program- 80, LLM program- 80, Ph.D. program- 5-10
Exam Date 2021

AILET 2021 Exam Date

AILET Notification Date January 22, 2021
AILET Registration Process begins January 23, 2021
Last Date of submitting AILET 2021 Application form  May 20, 2021
AILET Admit Card Date June 5, 2021
AILET Exam Date June 20, 2021
AILET Result Declaration Date BA LLB program- May 2021, LLM program- July, PhD program- 3rd week of July
AILET Counselling Date  July 2021
AILET Closing date of Admission July 2021
Note: The application dates will be declared by the university along with the release of the Application Form.
Eligibility Criteria

AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NLU, Delhi has defined an eligibility criterion for all the law aspirants that must be fulfilled to register for the All India Law Entrance Test. 

All the courses have their different sets of Eligibility Criteria required for the candidates to appear in the examination. Listed below are the same:

AILET for B.A.LL.B. (Hons)

  1. The candidate should have at least 55% aggregate in the exam from a recognized board. 
  2. The candidate should acquire minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
  3. Candidates who are currently perusing can also apply for the examination. 

AILET for LL.M. Course

  1. The candidate is required to have passes LL.B. or any other equivalent degree. 
  2. The candidate needs to attain 55% marks as aggregate and 50% marks for those who belong to ST, SC category. 
  3. The candidates who are pursuing LL.B. can also apply for the examination. 

AILET for PhD Courses

  1. The candidate should hold a master degree from any recognized university. 
  2. The candidate needs to acquire a minimum of 55% marks as aggregate and 50% for those who belong to reserved category. 

Check AILET 2021 Course Wise Eligibility

Application Process

AILET 2021 Application Process

The candidate needs to follow certain guidelines for registering in the exam. The stepwise process for registering effectively for AILET 2021 is listed below:

STEP 1: Register for AILET 2021

  1.  The candidate needs to login to the Official website of AILET.
  2.  Then click on ‘Apply Online’
  3. A candidate is required to fill out the following details– Name, contact number, email ID of the applicant, along with their parents’ name, address and date of birth.
  4. On filling out the form the candidate needs to click on the Registration button.
  5. Next step, the applicant will be taken over to the Application Locker page, whereby he or she needs to confirm the details provided earlier.

STEP 2: Filling the Application form

A list of NLUs is presented and the candidate will need to choose their desired college from the list and then simply click on ‘Click here to Apply’ button.

  1. The candidate will now be directed onto the next page, where he or she have to select the course from the drop-down menu.
  2. Then click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
  3. After being redirected to the online application form of AILET 2021, the candidate needs to fill the form.

STEP 3: Uploading Images

  1. Upload a recently clicked coloured passport size photograph.
  2. The accepted formats are .bmp, .jpg and .gif formats.
  3. The size of the photo should not exceed 150 KBs.
  4. The face of the candidate should cover at least 75% of the photograph.

STEP 4: Paying the Application Fee

  1. The application fee can be paid in online mode via a Credit Card or Debit Card or even through Net Banking.
  2. Candidates making the payment through the card, need to provide card no., expiry date, and the CVV (present at the back of the Credit/ Debit Card)
  3. Candidates choosing to pay via Net Banking will be redirected to the respective bank’s site where the account details are verified and payment is approved.

AILET 2021 Application Fee

Category  Fee
General  Rs.3050
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 1050
SC/ST (BPL) Exempted 
Kashmiri Migrants/ Foreign Nationals Rs. 3050
Admit Card

AILET 2021 Admit Card

The Examination Authority will publish AILET 2021 Admit Card on June 5, 2021, via online mode through the university website. 

The candidate will be able to download their respective admit card with the specified registration id and password. 

Stepwise procedure to download AILET 2021 admit card comprises the following steps:

Step 1: On the official website of AILET 2021 follow the banner which has the Admit Card

Step 2: The candidate needs to enter their name and date of birth or the issued application number.

Step 3: Take a print out of your AILET Admit Card and save a soft copy for future reference.

All candidates must carry the admit card along with 1 valid ID Proof on the day of the exam.

Exam Pattern 2021

AILET 2021 Exam Pattern

National Law University has designed different exam patterns for all the programmes: B.A.LLB, LLM and PhD. The pattern for AILET 2021 is mentioned below:

  1. Exam Mode: The examination will be organized via offline mode.
  2. Medium: Question paper will be in English medium.
  3. Time Duration: Candidates will get 1 hour 30 minutes to solve the question paper.
  4. Questions Type: The Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) will be asked in the question paper.
  5. Total Questions: There will be a total of 150 questions in the examination.
  6. Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will consist of 1 mark.
  7. Negative marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Compared to UG and PG courses, exam pattern for PhD entrance in NLU, Delhi is quite different. It consists of 2 sections; first level will be an objective test based on Research Methodology and Legal Aptitude sections.

The entrance test will be qualifying in nature, candidates clearing the minimum required AILET Cut off will be required to submit their Research Proposal on the desired topic. Check AILET 2021 Preparation Tips

Syllabus 2021

AILET 2021 Syllabus

The student should go through certain important topics for each section so to dwell a proper reasoning about the core of the subject. Listed below are the subjects and the syllabus the candidates need to study before appearing for AILET Exam:

AILET 2021 B.A.LLB Syllabus

English, Legal Awareness, Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics along with General Knowledge comprise the undergraduate entrance Syllabus.

  1. English: Reading Comprehension passages are based on Law themes along with grammar, vocabulary and verbal ability questions.
  2. Elementary Mathematics: Fundamental arithmetic skills are tested. Questions are framed around basic mathematical concepts and modern concepts as well.
  3. Logical Reasoning: Analytically comprehending of situations and conclusions that are logically driven comprise this section.
  4. General Knowledge: From static GK to current affairs every aspect is covered up in this section.
  5. Legal Aptitude: Legal propositions are put up for which answers are to be framed.

Check Course Wise Syllabus and Books for AILET 2021

Result and Counselling

AILET 2021 Result and Counselling

The official result for AILET 2021 will be declared on the university website, i.e. The tentative dates for the results are different for the specified courses, BA LLB program- May 2021, LLM program- July, PhD program- 3rd week of July

The results are available in the online mode in PDF format. The University specifically issues the result on the different categories of applicants. AILET Cut-off list is also announced along with the results. 

AILET Counselling Tentative Dates 2021

Events  Tentative Dates
AILET 2021 Result Date (BA LLB) May 2021
Admission Letter Issue Date May 2021
Fee Deposition Last Date (1st List) June 2021
Spot Counselling Start (Vacant Seats) June 2021
Admission Closed July 2021
Selected Candidates Interview July 2021

The candidate needs to verify certain documents during AILET 2021 counselling process:

  1. Marksheet of Class 10th and 12th
  2. Passing Certificate of Class 10th and 12th
  3. Candidates Scorecard of AILET 2021
  4. Admit Card of AILET 2021 (as a proof of appearing in the entrance test
  5. Caste Certificate (Reservation Category Certificate)
  6. Transfer certificate
  7. Demand Draft
  8. Passport size photographs.

The counselling will be held in the National Law University campus officially and its mandatory for the candidate to be present in the counselling process with proper documents and verification. 



Ques. Is CLAT better compared to AILET?

Ans. CLAT is Common Law Admission Test and as the name suggests, it includes all National Law Universities except NLU Delhi, for which AILET exams are held eventually. 

Ques. If I am appearing for Class 12 exams, will I be still eligible for AILET 2021?

Ans. Yes, appearing students will also be eligible for AILET 2021.

Ques. If I am not able to appear for AILET 2021, will I get my fees back?

Ans. No, the exam fee is non-refundable.

Ques. What information can be found in AILET 2021 exam Pattern?

Ans. The candidate will get the information about the questions asked, marking scheme (positive and negative marking), time, number of questions available etc.

Ques. Do the candidate need to process computer skills to appear in AILET 2021?

Ans. The candidate just needs to operate the mouse and keyboard; thus, no such skill is actually required. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

AILET 2021 : 4 answered questions


Ques. What is your CLAT or AILET strategy?

● Top Answer By Janvi Bhambri on 14 Jan 21

Ans. AILET is an examination where you need good speed with excellent conceptual knowledge. A good strategy and smart work plan while preparing can really help you clear the exam.  Strategy: The very first step is to get familiar with each subject and topic asked in each section of AILET. The next step is to have a time table. It will help you give a head start. Do not overstress yourself. You can follow the pattern given below with little alteration to suit your personal requirement. Mock Test – Start attempting 1 mock test per week followed by a thorough analysis of the questions asked and your answers. You can do it along with your CBSE preparation. This will help you to determine your weak and strong areas. Once you have given a few mocks, only after that you can be in a position to come up with your strategy. Initially, you should emphasize the time management part and not scoring.  When you take the mocks, you will be inclined towards attempting the sections first that you have always preferred over the rest, and taking your strong subjects first will help you get in the flow and will be a morale booster too. Irrespective of the order in which you take the paper, you will still have to divide the time wisely among the five subjects according to your weak and strong subjects.  You can follow the following pattern. General knowledge 10-12 minutes English  25 minutes Legal reasoning 30-35 minutes Logical reasoning 30 minutes Mathematics  18-20 minutes First, take a few mocks and analyze your weak areas. Do not worry about losing your marks based on negative marking. It will help you to have a fair idea of the time you need per section and make alterations accordingly. This exercise will make you realize the number of questions you can attempt without being hassled by the negative marking. Keep your primary focus on Time management and reading speed.Read more
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Ques. What approach (books, material, etc.) should I take to crack the AILET 2020?

● Top Answer By Arushi Anand on 14 Jan 21

Ans. The ILET exam can be cracked if you follow a good approach and smart study plan. Approach: When you start preparing, make a list of all topics that are covered in the AILET exam subject-wise. The next step is to follow the C.A.T strategy.Divide your chapters as per your level of understanding into very hard, hard, and easy chapters. Try to do the difficult topics first thing in the morning. Pick one chapter of each subject, every week. Try to cover those chapters conceptually and practice nearly 150 Qs per week per chapter, you'll have 5 topics covered per week if you follow this strategy. Application-based questions will improve your speed and you’ll learn new concepts and methods to solve questions. Also, you need to solve AILET level questions. For the better practice of English, you can follow the CAT MBA questions. After 3 months you'll observe your syllabus is over if you follow your timetable religiously. When your all concepts are clear, we get to the part of mocks and analysis. Give 2 mocks per week for AILET and analyze each and every mistake that you are doing. You will observe the minute details of the question when you analyze them. Write down your mistakes in a notebook and revise them daily. So that you won’t make the same mistake. Your practice should also be divided into two phases: Phase I -Basic level of questions Phase II - High-level questions (for AILET specific preparation). In AILET mocks you'll see a lot of new types of questions, write all the new concepts in a notebook. Revise your mistakes and the new concept every day. Books and Material: Quant - R.S. Agarwal's Quantitative Aptitude and your coaching material will be enough for quant.  English- For grammar, refer to S.P. Bakshi’s Objective English for competitive exams and Pearson’s Guide to CLAT by Harsh Gagrani.  Logical reasoning- For analytical reasoning as well as verbal logic, RS Agarwal’s Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, and Person’s Guide to CLAT by Harsh Gagrani will be helpful.  Legal Aptitude- This is the toughest section of AILET. Concentrate on your legal classes and note down each and every important aspect of the concept. A.P. Bhardwaj’s Guide to Legal Aptitude is preferable. GK- You can followGK TODAY, MonthLE by LegalEdge ProTalent's YT channel for monthly compilation. Static GK- For static GK, your coaching material and Lucent’s Manual for GK will be enough. The books mentioned above have a lot of AILET specific questions. You can refer to the question from basics.Read more
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Ques. Which exam is tougher to crack: CLAT or AILET?

● Top Answer By Jyotshna Ranjan on 14 Jan 21

Ans. AILET is a tougher exam compared to CLAT. AILET is held by the National Law University of Delhi while the CLAT exam is for admission in NLUs, IP University, and many more. Reasons: The number of applicants for the AILET exam is more than for CLAT. Thus, the difficulty level and the competition increases.  Number of seats: 80 seats are offered in the AILET exam while in CLAT, there are around 2538 seats in which 724 seats are available in CLAT PG. The seats are divided according to the reservation policy of the NLUs.There is only one participating institute under AILET, that is, the National Law University, Delhi. AILET is a cut-throat examination and chances to get a seat in NLU Delhi is minimal. Around 17000 candidates apply for the exam for only 80 seats thus, the difficulty level gets higher every year.  In CLAT, almost 18 students compete for a seat whereas, in AILET, there are around 203 students competing for a seat in NLU, Delhi. Although the same students who apply for AILET also apply for CLAT, the competition to get admission in NLU Delhi is tough, since it is one of the top 5 National Law Universities in India.Read more
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Ques. What is the AILET exam pattern?

● Top Answer By Aishwarya Bhatnagar on 14 Jan 21

Ans. All India law entrance test (AILET) admits students for its five-year B.A LL. B program. AILET 2021 is a university-level law entrance exam conducted by National Law University, Delhi for admitting students in its B.A. LL.B (Hons.), LL.M, and Ph.D. programs.  AILET exam for UG courses is based on English Language, General Knowledge, Basics Mathematics, and Legal & logical reasoning. Exam Pattern: Section No of questions No of Marks English 35 35 General Knowledge 35 35 Legal Aptitude 35 35 Reasoning 35 35 Mathematics 10 10 Total 150 150 There is a negative marking in AILET EXAM of 0.25 marks for each answer. The mode of the exam is offline and the duration is 90 minutes. The questions asked in the AILET EXAM are multiple-choice questions and the medium of the exam is English. The total number of questions is 150 and the maximum mark is 150.Read more
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surabhi s
How many colleges offer admission on the basis of score of AILET?
diya suresh

There are few colleges across the country that accepts score of AILET entrance test for admission to different courses.related to law. The total number of colleges in the country are around 15 and some of them are given below:

  • National Law University, New Delhi
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh and many more
mohammed najamuddin
How many seats are reserved in the colleges for the female candidates?
diya suresh

As such there is no reservation criteria applicable for female candidates, however seats are reserved for different category of students including SC, ST, OBC, EWS, Kashmiri migrants, NRIs, and J&K residents. The number of seats however varies with each of these categories and to know more details visit AILET 2021 reservation criteria.

When will AILET 2021 be conducted?
aniket ranjan

Hii Riyaz, Greetings from collegedunia. AILET 2021 exam is scheduled for the first week of May, 2021. For more details Click Here

karamjeet singh
i want to know that is LLB is good after
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Karamjeet, it will be advised that you choose the college as per your interest and field of specialization.
My ward has got admission in NLU,Lucknow.She had given first year papers there.We would like her to shift to NLU,Delhi.What formalities are required for this?