All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is the most important law exam after CLAT. It is the entrance exam for National Law University, Delhi. It was established in 2008 and is a premier law university in the country. Law aspirants have to work really hard and have to put in extra efforts to crack this exam since this exam is a bit more difficult than CLAT. This exam will tentatively be attempted by 15000+ students. 

Pattern of Examination

·          150 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

·          1 hour 30 minutes

·          One mark for each correct answer

·          There is negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

·          Offline Exam (Paper Based Exam)

·          Medium of Exam—English

·          5 Sections (English, GK, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Mathematics)


Subjects / Sections

No. of Questions



General Knowledge


Logical Reasoning




Legal Aptitude



The syllabus of AILET is on the same lines as that of CLAT. The important topics of each subject are as follows.


Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Foreign Words/Phrase, Para-jumbles, Vocabulary, Spellings, Inference-based questions, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Usage, and Fill in the blanks. The level of difficulty is medium and it should be a high scoring section.

General Knowledge

The questions asked in the GK section are from two domains i.e. Static GK and current GK. Static GK questions are questions from History, Geography, Civics, etc. while Current GK covers major events in news for the past 1 year. Major topics are International events, UN bodies’ Major developments in the areas of sports, geopolitics and important environmental agreements, eminent personalities, sports, awards and honours.

Legal Aptitude

The paper consists of mainly questions which are reasoning based and students are not required to possess any prior knowledge of the law. The AILET committee says that no reasoning based questions will be asked without legal principles being given. But sometimes, in past papers Legal GK based questions have also been given. Students who thoroughly prepare from all usual areas such as Torts, Contracts, and Criminal and Constitutional law should fare well in this section. Major topics are Vicarious Liability, Strict Liability, International Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity.

Logical Reasoning:

The Logical reasoning section has a fair mix of Puzzles, Directions, Seating Arrangements, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Series, Analogy etc. The Paper also has a few questions of Critical Reasoning. This section is fairly simple and should boost the marks of reasonably well prepared students.


In this section, knowledge on elementary Mathematics, that is, Maths taught up to Class X will be tested. Section has questions from topics like Number System, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Geometry, Menstruation, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, etc. There are a few questions which require calculation and are time consuming. However, most questions are straight forward.


AILET 2018 Eligibility:

·        All candidates, other than those applying under the Foreign Nationals category, should appear for the All India Law               Entrance Test (AILET) and selection shall be solely on that basis.

·        In order to appear for the AILET, candidates should have passed the 10+2 examination and scored a minimum of 50%.           However, candidates appearing for 10+2 examinations in the year of the AILET can also apply provided they meet the          above eligibility at the time of admission.


*As per 2018. Includes all categories and special seats.
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