AILET 2020 Reservation Criteria & Seat Allotment: B.A.LLB, LLM, PhD

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    NLU Delhi devises a set of AILET Reservation Criteria following which the seats are allocated to the qualified candidates. The exam is scheduled for May 3, 2020 in offline (pen-paper based) mode. From this session onwards, 50% of seats are reserved for students of Delhi whereas the rest of the seats will be filled by All India Quota. This will be applicable for all programs: B.A.LLB, LLM and PhD offered by AILET 2020.

    Latest Update: Application Form for AILET 2020 have been released on January 15, 2020. Candidates can register themselves till March 31, 2020. Check Here

    Number of seats in B.A.LLB and LLM programs have also increased as mentioned in the official notification. Candidates will be granted admission to 110 undergraduate seats and 70 postgraduate seats through AILET 

    National Law University, Delhi will follow the reservation criteria for the following categories – 

    • Scheduled Caste (SC) 
    • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
    • Other Backward Classes, Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)
    • Person with Disability (PWD)
    • Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

    Reservation Criteria: B.A.LLB, LLM & PhD

    AILET 2020 Reservation Criteria: B.A.LLB, LLM & PhD

    Aspirants eligible for reservation and satisfying the eligibility standards are required to meet a minimum level of performance in the exam and subsequent rounds of selection for final admissions. Tabulated below is the reservations percentage as per candidate’s category.

    CategoryReservation Percentage
    OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)22%
    PWD5% Horizontal Reservation

    AILET 2020 Reservation for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes

    Candidates can claim reservation under this category id provided with a valid certificate from authorities. 15% seats are reserved for SC whereas 7.5% of the total seats are kept for ST category. In case seats under SC category go unfilled, they are carried to eligible ST candidates and vice versa. If sufficient number of eligible candidates are not there, the seats are forwarded to Unreserved Category candidates. 

    AILET 2020 Reservation for Other Backward Class

    22% of all the seats are kept for non creamy layer OBC candidates. Certificates proving candidature under this category should be issued by the competent authority on or after January 1, 2020. The reservation norms are followed in all programs offered by NLU, Delhi through AILET 2020. 

    AILET 2020 Reservation for Economically Weaker Section

    10% EWS category reservation has been implemented by NLU, Delhi for AILET 2020. An income and asset certificate issued by a competent authority is to be produced to claim reservation under this category.


    AILET 2020 Reservation for Persons with Disabilities

    NLU, Delhi ensures horizontal reservation of 5% for persons with disabilities across all categories. NLU being a nationally accredited institute grants this reservation under Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. Thus seats are reserved in General, OBC, SC, ST nad EWS category for PwD candidates. 

    AILET 2020 Reservation for Residents of J&K Residents

    2 supranumerary seats are reserved for candidates hailing from J&K. At the time of applying online, candidates have to upload documents supporting their claim under this category. As the seats are supranumerary in nature, in case they go unfilled they are forwarded to any other category. 

    Reservation in AILET 2020 for Kashmiri Migrants

    Under this category Kashmiri Pandits/ Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) resideing in Kashmir valley are included. 1 supranumerary seat is alloted to Kashmiri migrants. If left unfilled, the seat is not converted to any other category and remains vacant. 

    Authorities to Issue Certificate

    Know RevisedSeat Allotment and Reservation Criteria in AILET 2020

    Approved Authorities to Issue AILET Reservation Certificate

    1. Office of District Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate, Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy Collector, Collector, First class Stipendiary Magistrate.
    2. City Magistrate (not below the rank of Stipendiary Magistrate), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Taluk Magistrate, Executive Magistrate or Extra Assistant Commissioner.
    3. Chief Presidency Magistrate, Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate and Presidency Magistrate.
    4. Revenue officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
    5. Administrator, Secretary to the Administrator or Development Officer for Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands.

    AILET 2020 Merit List 

    AILET 2020 Merit List 

    Admission to National Law University is made strictly through merit or scores secured in AILET Examination.

    • Minimum 40% (30% for SC and ST category) of the total marks in AILET 2020 are required for the admission.
    • University reserves the right to keep the seats vacant if there are no students who have secured minimum cut off marks. CheckAILET Cut Off
    • Candidates scoring same percentage of marks in law exam, the merit will be determined on the basis of % of marks in the Intermediate level (10+2 System) / Higher Secondary School or its equivalent examination recognized by the University
    • If the merit remains the same, then the marks of Class 10 will be taken into consideration. If still there is no change in rank, then the higher percentage shall get preference

    AILET 2020 Seat Allotment Criteria

    AILET 2020 Seat Allotment Criteria

    The seats are distributed as per candidate’s category in NLU Delhi. Check the seats & apply according to your interest. 

    AILET Seat (Delhi Region + All India Quota)
    CategoryB.A.LLB SeatsLL.M. Seats
    Foreign Nationals1010
    Kashmiri Migrants011
    J&K Residents02-

    AILET 2020 Reservation FAQs

    AILET 2020 Reservation FAQs

    Ques. How many seats are available through AILET 2020?

    Ans. NLU, Delhi has modified seat matrix for 2020 session of AILET. 110 seats are available in B.ALLB and 70 seats in LLM program through all India merit basis. 10 seats are reserved for direct admisson to Foreign Nationals. Moreover 1 supranumerary seats will be granted to J&K migrants and 2 for Residents of J&K.

    Ques. Are there seats reserved for Delhi Students in AILET 2020?

    Ans. Yes, NLU. Delhi has provided the provision of seats reservation for students of Delhi. 50% setas are reserved under this quota.

    Ques. What is the reservation criteria for Students of Delhi Quota?

    Ans. Candidates who have passed/ appearing in their qualifying examination from a college/institute located in Delhi NCR region are eligible to apply under this category. In case applicants have acquired a Diploma degree and their exam / study center is located in Delhi NCR they can apply for this quota.

    Ques. What is the required Reservation Certificate issue date in AILET 2020/

    Ans. Candidates claiming reservation under SC, ST, OBC-NCL, EWS category should make sure the certificate is issued by the competent authority in recent months, preferably on or after January 1, 2020. 

    Ques. What happens if seats go unfilled under SC/ ST category in AILET 2020?

    Ans. In case sufficient number of seats are not filled under SC category they are offered to ST category and vice-versa. 

    Ques. Is there reservation criteria for Persons with Disabilities in AILET 2020?

    Ans. Yes, 5% horizontal reservation is granted to PwD candidates qualifying in AILET 2020. This means that in every category: Unreserved, SC, ST, OBC-NCL, EWS 5% of the total seats are reserved for disabled candidates. For Example: Unreserved category has 24 seats this 1 seat is reserved for qualified PwD candidates.

    Ques. What is the reservation criteria for EWS category?

    Ans. General Category candidates applying for AILET 2020 and whose family income is not more than 8 lakh in a financial year are eligible to apply under EWS category.

    Ques.Is Creamy Layer in Other Backward Classes eligible for reservation in AILET 2020?

    Ans. No, only Non-Creamy layer candidates as mentioned in the central list of Government of India are considered for reservation in Other Backward Classes in 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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    1 Comment
    Shubham Mangla

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

    23 Sep, 2019 13:07
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shubham, 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 14:50

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