AILET 2020 Exam Pattern (B.A.LLB, LLM, PhD), Syllabus, Marking Scheme & Sample Papers

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    AILET 2020 Exam Pattern was earlier released by NLU Delhi in its official brochure. The exam pattern remains same with the only difference in mode of paper. Now, AILET 2020 will be conduted in RPT mode (Remote Proctored Test) on August 18 pertaining to the current health situation of the nation. NLU Delhi has requested NTA to administer the paper. AILET 2020 Admit Cards Releasing Soon

    Paper structure is different for B.ALLB, LLM and PhD programs. Thus it is necessary to check AILET Exam Pattern carefully before starting preparation. The difficulty level of the exam can be understood by the fact that each question in AILET is granted less than 1 minute. AILET 2020 Syllabus is not specified by NLU, Delhi but it is similar to that of CLAT.

    AILET 2020 Exam Pattern at a Glance

    Getting an idea of Exam pattern is of utmost importance as it helps candidates have a preparation strategy. AILET is considered one of the toughest law entrance exam, thus candidates should prepare well with AILET Topper Tips.

    Mode of ExaminationRemote Proctored TestRemote Proctored TestRemote Proctored Test
    Type of QuestionsObjectiveObjectiveObjective
    Maximum Marks150150100
    Total Number of Questions150 MCQ Type100 MCQ100 MCQ Type
    AILET Sample/Previous Year Papers
    • Mode Of Examination- Exam will be conducted remotely by NTA. Candidates will have to answer all Obejctive questions using their personal systems in the given time. Read more about AILET 2020 RPT Exam Day Guidelines
    • Number and Type of Questions- Candidates have to attempt a total of 150 MCQ type questions for B.A.LLB program and LLM entrance exam while PhD candidates have to attempt 100 MCQ based questions.
    • Duration of Exam- A total of 90 minutes are provided to attempt the question paper. Duration of exam is same for all the programs in AILET. Medium of examination will be English only. Candidates must adhere to the time limit and try to finish the paper in time
    • Marking Scheme- Each correct question will carry 1 mark in AILET while for an incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

    AILET 2020 B.A.LLB Exam Pattern

    AILET 2020 B.A.LLB Exam Pattern

    B.A.LLB is a highly popular five year duration course at NLU Delhi, selection fow which is done through AILET. Thousands of students compete for 80 seats offered in the program. Thus a full fledged understanding of AILET 2020 exam pattern is necessary. The paper is divided into five sections viz.

    • English including Comprehension
    • General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)
    • Elementary Mathematics
    • Legal Aptitude and 
    • Logical Reasoning
    Subject AreaNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
    English35 35
    General Knowledge3535
    Legal Aptitude3535
    Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)1010

    AILET 2020 LLM Exam Pattern

    AILET 2020 LLM Exam Pattern

    LLM is a post graduate program for a duration of one year. AILET question paper for LLM comprises of 100 objective type questions and an essay type answer on the assigned topic. the objective questions carry 100 marks and 50 marks are kept for essay. The paper will cover the following sections:

    Law of ContractsFamily Law
    JurisprudenceInternational Law
    Property LawIntellectual Property Law
    Law of TortsCriminal Law
    Constitutional LawLegal Theory

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    AILET 2020 PhD Exam Pattern

    AILET 2020 PhD Exam Pattern

    Securing admission to PhD program in NLU Delhi is a herculian task. Candidates have to qualify AILET written test comprising of 100 MCQ questions in 90 minutes. The written test is merely qualifying in nature and marks will not be considered in final selection.  

    Questions are framed around Research Methodology and Legal Research Aptitude. Candidates securing 50% marks (40% for SC/ST) out of 100 in the written test will be asked to submit their research proposal. The proposal can be on the topic which candidates want to pursue a Ph.D on.

    • The research proposal shall contain:
      • Title
      • Statement of problem and background information on the subject
      • Research questions, hypothesis, and methodology
      • Research design
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    Marking Scheme for AILET 2020

    Marking Scheme for AILET 2020

    Here is a tabulated marking scheme for a better idea of AILET marks distribution:

    ParticularsMarks Allotted
    Correct Answer+1
    Incorrect Answer-0.25
    Unattempted Question0
    Overwriting/Cutting in OMR sheetLoss of Mark

    AILET 2020 Sample Papers

    Candidates can download the previous years’ AILET Sample Papersto prepare better for the examination. These will also help in getting an idea about the exam pattern of AILET. Listed below are some important sample papers for AILET.

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    AILET 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs

    AILET 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs

    Ques. Is there any time limit to attempt AILET 2020?

    Ans: Yes, candidates will be given 90 minutes to answer all the questions. B.ALLB has 150 objective type questions while LLM candidates have to attempt 100 objective and 1 essat type question in the same time duration. 

    Ques. What is the mode of AILET Exam? Is it Online or Offline exam?

    Ans: As per the official AILET Exam Pattern, the examination will be a remote proctored test.

    Ques. What is the syllabus for BA LLB (Hons.) course?

    Ans: The syllabus will cover topics from English, General knowledge and Current affairs, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics with numerical ability.

    Ques. What is the syllabus for LLM courses?

    Ans: The syllabus will cover topics from of Law of contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory.

    Ques. What is the nature of questions in AILET 2020?

    Ans: The questions in the law paper will be objective in nature. For each question, there will be four choices out of which you need to select the most appropriate one.

    Ques. What should I study for Legal Aptitude section?

    Ans: NLU Delhi does not define any fixed syllabus for AILET 2020, here are some important topics for Legal Aptitude:

    • Torts
    • Vicarious Liability
    • Strict Liability
    • Law of Crimes
    • Contracts and Constitutional Law
    • International Law
    • Intellectual Property Rights
    • Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity

    Ques. Is there any negative marking in AILET?

    Ans: Yes, there is a negative marking for the wrong answer. For every 4 wrong answers, 1 mark will be deducted.

    Ques. Which colleges will I be able to apply through this exam?

    Ans: You can take admission in National Law University Delhi and its affiliated colleges through AILET 2020.

    *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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    Aakash Mangla

    I have done my graduation in BBA(CAM),Can I Go For AILET,Can I Apply For AILET.

    23 Sep, 2019 13:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aakash, you can check the eligibility criteria for LLB, LLM and P.hD separately as explained below:

    • For LLB Course, 50% aggregate marks in class 12 for General category (30% aggregate marks for Reserved Category in class 12).
    • For LLM Course, LLB or an equivalent degree from a recognized university with not less than 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates)
    • For Ph.D., LLM degree with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD).

    Thus, now, you may check whether you are eligible for the concerned course or not.

    23 Sep, 2019 14:53
    Nikita Jaydevan

    Do you have Ailet pg past year papers?

    28 Feb, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    To get practice papers or previous year papers you can use this link : Practice paper

    25 May, 2018 12:06

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