AILET 2021 Application Form , Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    All India Law Entrance Test is an annual exam conducted by NLU, Delhi. It is a gate pass for granting admission to eligible candidates into UG, PG and Doctorate courses. AILET 2021 will be conducted in the first week of May 2021. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can fill AILET application form from the first week of January 2021.

    National Law University, Delhi is one of the most prestigious law schools in India and accepts candidates through AILET. It is a 90-minute test conducted in offline (Pen-Paper made) to test candidates Language, Reasoning, Mathematical and Legal skills along with General Knowledge.

    AILET 2021 Highlights

    The key points about AILET 2021 are highlighted below:

    Exam Name

    All India Law Entrance Test

    Conducting Body

    National Law University, Delhi

    Exam Type

    University Level Entrance Test (UG & PG Law Courses)

    Exam Timing

    90 Minutes

    Courses Offered

    B.A.LL.B.(Hons.), LL.M and PhD. Program

    Application Mode


    Exam Mode

    Offline (Pen-Paper Based)

    Number of Seats

    BA LLB program- 80, LLM program- 80, Ph.D program- 5-10

    AILET 2021 Exam Dates

    AILET 2021 Exam Dates

    The official AILET 2021 Exam Date is yet to be disclosed, however, the detailed exam line up will be announced along with the release of the application forms. The table below mentions the tentative dates:


    Tentative Dates

    AILET 2021 Notification start date

    January 2021

    AILET 2021 Registration begins on

    1st Week of January 2021

    Last day to submit AILET 2021 Application Form

    1st Week of April 2021

    Issuance of AILET 2021 Admit Card

    4th Week of April 2021

    AILET 2021 Exam Date

    1st week of May

    AILET 2021 Result Declaration

    BA LLB program- May 2021, LLM program- July, PhD program- 3rd week of July

    AILET Counselling 2021

    June 2021

    Closing Date of Admission

    July 2021

    Interview Dates

    July 2021

    AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    There is an eligibility criterion defined by NLU Delhi for law aspirants which must be fulfilled to register for All India Law Entrance Test. All the programs have different AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Listed below is a brief about the same:

    For B.A., LL.B. (Hons):

    1. High school graduate with a minimum of 50% aggregate in the examination from a recognized board
    2. The minimum marks required must be at least 50% in the qualifying examination
    3. Those who are pursuing can also apply for the examination

    For LL.M. Course:

    1. The candidate is required to have passed LL.B. or some equivalent degree from the recognized university
    2. The candidate is required to attain at least 55% marks as aggregate and 50% for those who belong to ST, SC, and PH category
    3. Those who are appearing in the final year of LL.B. can also apply for the examination

    For PhD Course:

    1. Those who have attained a master’s degree in Law from the recognized university can apply for the examination
    2. The minimum required marks must be 55% and 50% for those belonging to the reserved category

    AILET 2021 Application Process

    AILET 2021 Application Process

    This article will help a candidate by guiding them through the stepwise process to register for AILET 2021. The steps for registering for the exam are listed below:

    Step 1: AILET 2021 Registration

    1. Logon to the Official website of AILET
    2. 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, click on the Registration button.
    5. Next, the applicant is taken over to the Application Locker page, whereby he or she needs to confirm the details provided earlier.

    Step 2: Fill AILET 2021 Application Form

    1. A list of NLUs is presented and the candidate needs to choose their desired college from the list and then simply click on ‘Click here to Apply’ button.
    2. On the next page, select the course from the drop-down menu.
    3. Then click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
    4. After being redirected to the online application form of AILET 2021, you need 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 must not exceed 150 KBs.
    4. The face of the candidate should cover at least 75% of the photograph.

    Step 4: Pay 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.
    3. Candidates choosing to pay via Net Banking will be redirected to the respective bank’s site where your account details are verified and payment is approved.

    AILET 2021 Application Fee

    Tabulated below is the application fee for the various categories of applicants:




    Rs. 3050/-

    ST/ SC/ PWD

    Rs. 1050/-

    ST/ SC (BPL)


    Kashmiri migrant/ Foreign nationals

    Rs. 3050/-

    AILET 2021 Admit Card

    AILET 2021 Admit Card

    The examination authority will tentatively issue AILET Admit Card in the 4th week of April via online mode through the website. Applicants will only be able to download their respective admit cards on entering the registered ID and password.

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

    1. Step 1: On the official website of AILET 2021 follow the banner which has the Admit Card
    2. Step 2: The candidate needs to enter their name and date of birth or the issued application number.
    3. 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.

    AILET 2021 Exam Pattern

    AILET 2021 Exam Pattern

    NLU designs the exam pattern differently for all the programs: B.A.LLB, LLM and PhD. Candidates appearing for the exam should be aware of the exam pattern accordingly. For the sake of reference a brief of AILET Exam Pattern 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.

    AILET Exam Pattern for B.A.LLB





    Legal aptitude


    General Knowledge




    Logical Reasoning




    AILET Exam Pattern for LLM

    The postgraduate paper entrance paper consists of both objective and subjective type of questions. There are two sections in LLM paper: 100 objective questions on legal aptitude and 1 Essay type of Question. 100 marks are alloted to 100 MCQ questions while Essay carries a 50 marks, bringing the total to 150 marks.

    AILET Exam Pattern for PhD Programs

    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.

    AILET 2021 Syllabus

    AILET 2021 Syllabus & Books

    Students appearing for AILET 2021 must be thorough with the complete AILET 2021 Syllabus. The important topics for each section are given below:

    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.

    A comprehensive list of some important topics in each section are tabulated below:


    Important Topics


    Vocabulary, antonyms, words usage, synonyms, grammar, reading comprehension, Jumble words and sentences.

    General Knowledge

    Current Affairs, Economy, Geography, General Science, UN Bodies, Civics and much more.

    Legal Aptitude

    Law of crimes, Legal awareness, contracts & Constitutional law, International law and much more.


    Directions, Analogies, Blood relation, Critical reasoning, Topic series, and much more.

    Basic Mathematics

    Profit and Loss, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Algebra, Average, Permutation and Combination and Venn Diagrams

    AILET 2021 Important Books/Study Material

    Preparing for any competitive exam should be based on a strategy in which sorting out relevant and updated study material is a prerequisite. AILET preparation books coincide with that of CLAT preparation books. Candidates can take reference from the later. Some Recommended books for AILET 2021 Preparation are mentioned below:

    Recommended Books for AILET 2020 Preparation: B.A.LLB




    Word Power Made Easy

    High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin


    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Agarwal

    NCERT Books

    General Knowledge

    Lucent’s General Knowledge

    NCERT Book (History and Civics)

    Legal Aptitude

    Universal’s Guide to CLAT and LLB entrance examination


    Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal

    Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

    Recommended Books for AILET 2020 Preparation: LLM


    Books/Study Material


    Constitutional Law

    Introduction to the Constitution

    DD Basu

    Constitutional Law of India

    JN Pandey and Bare Act

    The Law of Torts

    Ratanlal and Dhirajlal



    Decoding the Jurisprudence

    VD Mahajan

    AILET 2021 Preparation Tips

    Here are a few tips and tricks that all candidates must have a look at while preparing for the exam:

    1. Make a proper time table & strictly follow it.
    2. Read current affairs & latest news from many sources.
    3. Solve previous year question paper & sample papers.
    4. Make notes & revise them regularly.
    5. Clear your basic concepts of Mathematics.
    6. One must keep themselves fit & healthy.

    AILET 2021 Result

    AILET 2021 Exam Centers

    AILET 2021 Exam Centers

    AILET 2021 will be held in 20 cities across India. Applicant can mention their AILET Exam Center of their preference while filling up the online form. The final allotted exam centre will be mentioned in AILET Admit Card.

    Here is the complete list of AILET Exam Centers:





















    AILET 2021 Result & Counselling

    1. The AILET Result is disclosed on the official website of NLU Delhi i.e.
    2. The tentative dates for the result declaration are: BA LLB program- May 2021, LLM program- July, PhD program- 3rd week of July
    3. The result is available in the online mode in PDF format.
    4. NLU issues the result based on the different categories of applicants.
    5. When the results are announced, along with it comes the awaited AILET Cut Off.

    AILET 2021 Counselling Schedule

    1. AILET 2021 will be taking place physically in the campus of NLU Delhi.
    2. It is mandatory for all students who qualify the exam to participate in the counselling process.


    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

    Documents needed to be verified during counselling:

    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

    AILET 2021 Seat Reservation

    For BA LLB Course


    Seats Reserved

    Scheduled Caste


    Scheduled Tribe


    Persons with Disability


    Kashmiri Migrants


    J & K


    For LLM Course





    Scheduled Caste


    Scheduled Tribe


    Persons with Disability


    AILET 2021 Participating Colleges

    AILET 2021 Participating Colleges

    Amidst a wide array of colleges accepting students based on the AILET 2021 Scores, here are a few high ranking colleges participating in the counselling process.

    Colleges accepting AILET 2021 Score


    National Law University

    New Delhi

    Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, New Law College


    The Northcap University


    IFIM law college


    Ramaiah Institute of legal studies


    School of Law: ITM University


    AILET 2021 FAQs

    AILET 2021 FAQs

    Ques.  What is the difference between AILET and CLAT? Which one is better?

    Ans. CLAT is a common law admission test which includes all NLUs except NLU Delhi. Many private colleges give admission based on CLAT rank. AILET is only for admission in NLU Delhi.

    Ques.  How do I prepare the entire GK section for CLAT, AILET and other law exams in a couple of weeks?

    Ans. If you can have access to any CLAT centre in your area, you can purchase the black book of magic for current affairs. This book is a complete guide for current events and it is designed keeping law entrance exams in mind.

    Ques.  What items are banned from the AILET Exam Centre

    Ans. Candidates appearing for AILET 2021 are strictly prohibited from carrying mobile phones, books, chits, sheets, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators and other stationery.

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

    Ans. By consulting AILET exam pattern 2021, one can know about exam details like types of question asked, mode of exam, marking scheme, and the number of questions asked. This information will aid in effective exam preparation.

    Ques.  Which major law firms recruit from National Law Universities?

    Ans. Major law firms which recruit from National Law Universities are:

    • AZB and Partners
    • Khaitan and Co.
    • J Sagar Associates
    • Luthra and Luthra
    • Trilegal
    • Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan

    Ques.  Which major MNCs recruit from National Law Universities?

    Ans: Major MNCs which recruit from National Law Universities are:

    • ITC Ltd
    • SAIL
    • ICICI Bank
    • HDFC Bank
    • Unilever
    • P&G
    • Nestle

    Ques.  In case I lose or misplace my admit card at the exam centre, can I download it later?

    Ans. Yes, you must contact the concerned authorities and report the incident to them. The concerned authorities will assist you in downloading the duplicate admit card.

    Ques. Is there a requirement for possessing computer skills to appear for AILET 2021?

    Ans. You only need to operate a computer mouse. Hence, there is no such requirement directed by the authorities.

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

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    karamjeet singh

    i want to know that is LLB is good after

    24 Jan, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Karamjeet, it will be advised that you choose the college as per your interest and field of specialization.

    24 Jan, 2020 10:59

    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?

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