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AILET Syllabus (LLB and LLM) by NLU Delhi

Updated On - January 16th 2019 by DEEKSHA

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 have curated the syllabus  for BA LLB, LLM and Ph.D. programs.

This year, AILET 2019 is scheduled for May 5 in offline (pen-paper) mode. Being the top most law entrance exam like CLAT, aspirants can refer to its syllabus to prepare for the examination. Listed below is a brief of AILET Syllabus:

  • AILET Syllabus for 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.
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AILET 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 2019 Syllabus for English Section

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 Section

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 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

AILET Syllabus for Elementary Mathematics


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 CLATShailesh Kumar

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 March 2019 and April 2019.
  • 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 Section

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 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 the Logical Reasoning

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 Section

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 

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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