AILET 2020 Syllabus (B.A.LLB & LLM): Important Topics and Books

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    AILET Syllabus: National Law University, Delhi does not release an official syllabus for the law entrance exam. However, on the basis of previous year question papers and CLAT syllabus, we at Collegedunia have curated the syllabus for BA LLB, LLM and Ph.D. programs.

    AILET 2020 is scheduled for May 3, 2020 in offline (Pen-paper) mode. Being the top most law entrance exam in India aspirants must be well versed with its syllabus to prepare well. Listed below is a brief of AILET Syllabus:

    • AILET Syllabus for B.A.LLB program will cover topics from English including Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.
    • AILET Syllabus for LLM program will cover topics from Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Legal Theory.
    • AILET Syllabus for PhD program consist of Research Methodology and Legal Research Aptitude.

    AILET Exam Pattern

    AILET 2020 B.A.LLB Syllabus

    AILET 2020 B.A.LLB Syllabus

    AILET Syllabus for BA LLB course covers the following sections-

    • English,
    • General Knowledge,
    • Legal Aptitude,
    • Reasoning and
    • Elementary Mathematics

    Candidates have to attempt 35 questions in each of the first four sections and 10 question in the last section.

    AILET Syllabus for English 

    AILET Syllabus for English 

    English section tests a candidate aptitude in English language in terms of Grammar, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. The four major groups under this section are as follows:

    1. Reading Comprehension: Passages focused on topics like Intro. duction to Law, International Law, Social Issues, Administrative Law, Criminal Law etc. The questions are theme based.
    2. Grammar: Fill in the Blanks, Identification of Part of Speech, Sentence Correction etc.
    3. Vocabulary: Error Spotting, Cloze Test, Synonyms etc.
    4. Verbal Ability: Para Jumbles, Critical Reasoning, Summary Writing etc.
    English Vocabulary

    Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word definitions, Analogies

    English Proficiency

    Idioms and Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence improvement & rearrangement, Fill in the blanks with suitable words, Subject-Verb Agreement, Conditionals, Noun, Pronoun, Articles & Conjunction, Adjective and Determinants

    English Usage Errors

    Grammatical errors- tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors, Correct Spelling, Spotting errors, Inappropriate usage of words

    English ComprehensionOn the basis of the passage provided, various questions will be asked. It is advisable to first go through the questions first and then read the passage. Doing this will help them to point out the answers and gather information relating to the questions. 

    AILET Preparation Books for English 

    CLAT Books
    AILET BooksAuthor/ Publisher
    High School English Grammar and Composition KeyWren and Martin
    Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
    A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal

    AILET Syllabus for Mathematics

    AILET Syllabus for Elementary Mathematics

    • Through this section, the examination gauges the fundamental arithmetic skills of candidates.
    • AILET contains 20 questions from this section.
    • It includes both the basic mathematical concepts and certain modern mathematical concepts.
    • The questions will be asked mostly from the class 10th Mathematics. Hence, the level of questions will be easy to moderate.
    • Make sure to brush up all the basic formulas and concepts of Class 10th and 12th

    Here are the most important topics for Elementary Mathematics in AILET:

    Important Topics
    Number SystemAlgebra
    Profit and LossHeight and Distance

    Elementary Mathematics Important Topics


    Areas, Volumes

    Commercial Mathematics

    Interest, Profit, loss and Discounts, Percentage, Partnership

    Modern Mathematics

    Permutation & Combination Probability, Clocks & Calendars

    Data InterpretationGraphs, Charts

    Number system, H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms and, Functions, Fractions and decimals, Roots and Indices, Simplification, Ratio and proportions, Time and work, Average

    AILET Preparation Books for Mathematics

    CLAT Preparation Books
    AILET Books Author/ Publisher
    Universal's Elementary Mathematics (Numeral Ability)Jain Prateek
    Mathematics for CLAT & AILETLAWGICIANS
    Mathematics for CLATShailesh Kumar

    AILET Syllabus for G.K

    AILET Syllabus for General Knowledge and Current Affairs

    • This section will test the knowledge of general awareness including static GK.
    • Apart from GK, questions will also cover the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between January 2020 and April 2020.
    • This section in AILET covers a vast range of topics. A total of 50 questions will come from this section.

    Here is AILET Syllabus GK section:

    AILET Syllabus for GK
    PoliticsAncient, Medieval, Modern and World History
    GeographyEconomics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)

    Science and technology

    Environment & Ecology
    General ScienceNational & International Burning topics
    Books and AuthorsEnvironment
    IndustriesMajor Industries in India
    AgricultureAwards and Achievements

    AILET Preparation Books for GK 

    CLAT Preparation Books
    AILET BookAuthor/ Publisher
    Manorama Yearbook 2017Mammen Mathew
    Current Affairs Yearly 2017Arihant Experts
    General Knowledge 2017: Latest Current Affairs & Who's WhoRPH Editorial Board

    AILET Syllabus for Reasoning

    AILET Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

    • This section is devised to evaluate a candidate’s ability to analytically comprehend different aspects of a situation or scenario and logically derive solutions.
    • The section will also cover a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, the logical reasoning section will not have visual reasoning questions.
    • A total of 40 questions is asked from this section.
    AILET Syllabus for Logical Reasoning
    Statement & AssumptionsStatement & Conclusions
    Statement & ArgumentsStatement & actions
    Assertion – ReasonSyllogism
    Number testDirection and distance test
    Coding and DecodingBlood Relationships

    AILET Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning 

    CLAT Preparation Books
    AILET BooksAuthor/ Publisher
    Universal's Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance ExamsJain Prateek
    Analytical ReasoningM. K. Pandey
    Logical ReasoningR K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

    AILET Syllabus for Legal Aptitude

    • This section primarily focuses on the legal aptitude of candidates.
    • The questions are framed as legal propositions having a set of facts that satisfies the propositions.
    • One has to analyze suitable proposition and answer questions based on the given set of facts. They will have to apply their legal aptitude in order to solve the problems.
    • This section covers 50 questions out of the total 200 questions in AILET.
    AILET Syllabus for Legal Aptitude
    Indian ConstitutionIndian Penal Code
    Indian Contract ActFamily Law
    Law of TortsLegal fundamentals and terms
    Legal MaximsImportant Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgements

    AILET Preparation Books for Legal Aptitude Section

    CLAT Preparation Books
    AILET BooksAuthor/ Publisher
    Legal Aptitude for the AILET and other Law Entrance ExaminationsBhardwaj
    Legal Awareness Legal ReasoningBhardwaj
    Legal AptitudeRK Gupta

    *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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