AILET 2020 Registration(Started), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is a university-level entrance exam for admission to B.A. LL.B (Hons.), LL.M and Ph.D. programs. NLU Delhi is the organizing body of AILET. This is a national level exam which is conducted once a year for various law courses. The exam helps candidates get admission into various UG and PG law courses at National Law University, Delhi. National Law University Delhi (NLU-Delhi) is a specialized law university offering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is one of the elite national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.

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AILET 2020 registration started, Check Here

AILET  2020 schedule

EventsDates (Tentative)
Availability of application form
1st Week of January
Application Form Closes1st week of April
Availability of Admit Card4th week of April
Exam date1st week of May
Declaration of result B.A. LL.B (Hons.)4th week of May
Date of issue of admission letter (1st list)
4th week of May
Last date to deposit fee (1st list)
2nd week of June
Declaration of result LL.M
1st week of July
Declaration of result Ph.D
3rd week of July

AILET 2020 Admit Card

National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi) will release the admit card of AILET in the last week of April 2020. The admit card will be available in online mode on the official website of NLU Delhi only. No hard copy of the admit card will be sent to the candidate via post. Candidates must make their top priority to take a printout of the admit card to the examination hall as it is a mandatory document. 

Steps to download Admit card:
  • Go to the official website of NLU Delhi
  • Log into the admit card link using name and application number
  • Click on submit to view the admit card
  • Take a printout of the admit card

AILET 2020 Syllabus

Syllabus for English:

English section will include the questions from vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, word usage, Para jumble, grammar, reading comprehension, and foreign words/ phrases, etc.

In this section, important topics are, strict liability, the law of crimes, torts, vicarious liability, contracts, and constitutional law, legal awareness and international law, etc.

Syllabus for Reasoning:

Logical reasoning will be based on the topics series, directions, syllogism, analogies, blood relations, critical reasoning, etc.

Syllabus for GK and Current Affairs:

This section will include questions from current affairs, sports, awards and honors, internal events, UN bodies, history, general science, economics, geography, civics, eminent personalities, etc.

Syllabus for Mathematics:

In this section, the candidate’s knowledge of elementary Mathematics, that is, Maths taught up to Class X will be tested.

AILET 2020 Exam Pattern:

AILET 2020 exam will be of 90 minutes
The exam will be of 150 marks
B.A.LL.B (Hons) – it will have 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and  LL.M. – It will have 100 multiple choice questions and one essay type question on law
For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

No. of Questions
General Knowledge
Legal Aptitude

AILET 2020 Cut-off

Candidates need to meet AILET cutoffs to secure admission in all the programmes in law offered at National Law University (NLU). After the AILET results are declared, NLU Delhi releases separate merit lists informing about the name and other details of candidates selected for admission. This merit list is released marks-wise, roll number-wise and category-wise. The AILET cut-off comprises the minimum mark a candidate has to secure in order to get admission into the law programs offered by NLU Delhi. The cut-off varies from category to category.

AILET 2019 cut-off:
Category AILET Cut-off
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Persons with Disability
Kashmiri Migrants
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir

AILET 2020 Application Form

The application form for AILET 2020 will be available to candidates in the 1st week of January 2020 at the official website of NLU, Delhi. Candidates will have to register and fill up the application form online. candidates have to submit the filled application form along with payment before the last date of registration in order to appear for the AILET.

Steps to apply for AILET
  • Go to the official website of NLU, Delhi
  • Click on "Register to Apply Now"
  • Fill all the necessary details and register
  • Re-login using the credentials provided to fill the application form
  • Select the course you are applying for and click on "Apply Now"
  • Fill all the necessary areas such as personal details, academic details, etc.
  • Upload documents as per the required size and specifications
  • Pay for the application fee through debit card/ credit card/ net banking and then click on "Submit"

AILET Counseling

AILET counseling is conducted by NLU Delhi after the result for the entrance exam is declared. AILET counseling is conducted only in the offline mode at the campus of NLU Delhi. Only those candidates who are in the merit list will receive admission letters from NLU, New Delhi and will attend the counseling process.

Documents required during the counseling process:

  • AILET 2019 admission letter issued by NLU Delhi.
  • AILET 2019 scorecard.
  • AILET 2019 admit card.
  • Self-Attested copy of Class 10 & Class 12 marks sheets
  • Self-Attested copy of Character Certificate from the school/college last attended.
  • Self-Attested copy of Transfer Certificate
  • Demand Draft of the Admission Fee of Rs. 50,000 drawn in favor if NLU, New Delhi

AILET 2020 Result

The result date for AILET 2020 is not disclosed yet. The result will be declared online by NLU, New Delhi. The candidates will have to go to the official website of NLU, New Delhi, click on the results tab, and log in to view the result.

In the result for AILET 2020, the following details will be mentioned:
  • Name of Candidate
  • Category of candidate
  • Subjects appeared for
  • Total marks and marks scored by the candidate
  • Qualifying status of candidate

AILET 2020 Answer Key

AILET Answer key consists of all the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance exam. The answer key is generally released after the exam. The answer key helps aspirants in calculating the total number of questions for which they have marked as the correct answer through which they can analyze their performance in the exam.

AILET 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (Five-Year Programme)

Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2) or equivalent examination in any discipline with 50% marks. Students appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April 2017 can also apply.

Age: Applicants should be below 20 years while appearing the exam (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates). Class 12th appearing candidates are also allowed to apply for the exam. 

LL.M. (One year)

Eligibility: Aspirants should complete LL.B. or an equivalent degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability). Candidates appearing in the final year exam of LL.B are also eligible to register for AILET 2018 exam. 

Ph.D. Programme

Eligibility: Applicants having an LL.M. Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability) are eligible for the examination.


Q:  Can I fill the application form offline?
A:  No, the application form will only be available in online mode at the official website of NLU, New Delhi.

Q:  Which colleges accept the AILET score?
A:  The AILET score is accepted by only one college i.e. the National Law University, New Delhi

Q:  Is there any lateral entry option for B.A. LLB in NLU, Delhi?
A:  No, there is no such provision for lateral entry into the BA LLB course in NLU, Delhi.

Q:  Can a candidate avail multiple category benefits during the time of admission?
A:  No, a candidate will avail any one of the benefits during the admission.

Q:  Is there any age limit for AILET?
A:  The supreme court has removed the age bar for AILET.

Q:  What is the application fee for AILET?
A:  The application fee for AILET according to the different category is mentioned below:

  • General - Rs 3,050/-
  • Sc/ST/PwD - Rs 1050/-
  • Kashmiri Migrant/ Foreign National - Rs. 3050/-

Q:  Can I get my admit card through the post?
A:  The admit card will only be available on the official website of NLU, Delhi. Candidates can get their admit card through online only.

Q:  What is the total number of seats offered in NLU, Delhi through AILET?
A:  A total of 70 seats are offered through AILET and 10 seats directly to foreign nationals on a merit basis.

Q:  What are the documents and their specifications needed to be uploaded during the form filling of AILET?
A:  Specifications of the documents needed to be uploaded are:

  • Photo - It should be in JPEG format and less than 150KB
  • Signature -  It should be in JPEG format and less than 150KB

Q:  Is there any negative marking in AILET?
A:  Yes, AILET has negative marking. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Q:  Is AILET tougher than CLAT?
A:  As the number of seats offered through AILET is much less than offered by CLAT, it is generally tougher due to the competition.

Q:  Is there any reservation in terms of seats at NLU, Delhi?
A:   15% seats for SC, 7.5% seats for ST and 3% seats for Persons with Disabilities, One seat for Kashmiri Migrants, and two supernumerary seats for students from J&K subject to the approval of Governing Council are reserved in NLU, Delhi through AILET.

Q:  How many candidates appeared the AILET 2019?
A:  A total of 18,853 candidates appeared for AILET 2019.

Q:  What are the best book to prepare for AILET?
A:  Books that will help to qualify AILET are:

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  • Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning (English) 1st Edition by A.K Gupta
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
  • Bare Acts of Indian Constitution


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