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AILET exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


NLU Delhi conducts AILET for admitting candidates to its 5-year integrated BA LLB, one-year LLM, and PhD programs. The exam is conducted once every year and is 90 minutes long.


Name of ExaminationAll India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
Conducting BodyNational Law University NLU) Delhi
Mode of ExaminationPen-and-paper (offline) mode
Purpose of examAdmission to BA LLB, LLM, PhD
Type of examinationUndergraduate and postgraduate
Level of the examinationNational
Seat intake at NLU DelhiBA LLB - 110 seats, BA LLB - 110 seats. Further, ten additional seats in each program are reserved for NRI candidates, which will be filled based on qualifying exam marks.


Notification issue date4th December 2020
Application form release date23rd January 2021
Submission of application form25th June 2021
Correction Facility1st - 3rd July 2021
Admit card availability19th July 2021
AILET 2021 Exam date30th July 2021
B.A. LL.B (Hons.) result declaration4th week of July 2021
1st list of admission letter4th week of July 2021
1st list fee deposit list1st week of August 2021
LL.M result declaration1st week of August 2021
Counselling session2nd week of August 2021


Candidates must go through the following AILET 2021 Eligibility norms carefully **** before applying for the exam-

B.A LL.B (Hons.)-

  • Qualification: Candidates must qualify 10th & 12th **** from any recognized board/ university to be eligible.
  • Percentage: They must score a minimum of 50% marks **** in the qualifying exam to be eligible.


  • Qualification: Candidates must qualify graduation degree from any recognized board/ university to be eligible.
  • Percentage: They must qualify 55% marks (50% for reserved category) to be eligible for the exam.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing for LLB final year exam are also eligible for the exam.

No upper age limit specified by the authorities to appear for AILET 2021 exam.


The application fee for various categories are mentioned below:

GeneralINR 3050
ST/ SC/ PwDINR 1050
Kashmiri migrant/ Foreign nationalsINR 3050


Step 1:Online registration-

  1. Candidates shall visit the official website of NLU Delhi.

  2. Click on 'Register to Apply Now' where you shall create an account by providing this information: Name, E-mail Address, Create a Password, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Contact Address.

  3. Click on confirm registration & log in again to fill the application form.

Step 2: Select the law course-

  • The exam is conducted for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law; therefore, candidates need to select the course they are applying.
  • For this, candidates need to choose the application form for – BA LLB (Hons), LLM, and PhD.
  • Once the candidates have selected the course, they need to click on the "Apply Now" button for the next step.

Step 3: Fill AILET application form-

On successfully creating the AILET login account, candidates shall fill the form to complete the application process.

Step 4: Upload Documents-

Candidates shall then upload their photograph & signature.

Step 5: Pay the application fee-

Alas, candidates need to pay the application fee.

Step 6: Application Form Submission-

Once the application fee has been paid & the status for it is reflected in the applicant account, candidates are suggested to cross-check the details entered on the form & submit it online only. Also, take a print-out of the submitted application form for future references.


The admit cards for AILET 2021 has been made available on 19th July 2021. It has been published on the website via online mode. Candidates can download admit cards by entering their registration ID & password.

All candidates must carry admit cards at the examination centre. Candidates are also advised to take one valid ID proof along with admit card in the examination hall.


The National Law University, Delhi, has declared the total seats in undergraduate, postgraduate & doctorate level law programs. The break-up of the category-wise seat intake is below.

CategoryDelhi Region (55 Seats)All India (55 Seats)Total Seats
Unreserved24 + 1(PWD)24 + 1(PWD)50
SC7 + 1(PWD)7 + 1(PWD)16
OBC11 + 1 (PWD)11 + 1 (PWD)24
Economically Weaker Sections6612
Total52 + 352 + 3110
Foreign Nationals (OCI- 5 Seats, Foreign Nationals- 5 Seats)--10
Supernumerary Seats (Kashmiri Migrants, which includes Kashmiri Pandits/ Hindu families)--1
A resident of Jammu & Kashmir (J & K)--2
Grand Total--123


The NLU sets the selection procedure of AILET. The two major phases are mentioned below-

  • AILET 2021 Examination
  • AILET Counselling


For UG courses-

Mode of examinationoffline
medium of question paperEnglish
Duration1 hour 30 minutes
Type of questionsMCQs
Total no. of questions150
Marking Scheme1 mark awarded to each correct input.
Negative marking
0.25 marks shall be deducted for each incorrect input.

For PG course-

Mode of examinationoffline
medium of question paperEnglish
Duration1 hour 30 minutes
Type of questionsMCQs
Total no. of questions150
Marking Scheme1 mark awarded to each correct input.
Negative marking0.25 marks shall be deducted for each incorrect input.

Marking scheme

Legal aptitude35
General Knowledge35
Logical Reasoning35


Here's the detailed syllabus for AILET 2021-

EnglishQuestions from English will include vocabulary, words usage, antonyms, synonyms, grammar, reading comprehension & much more.
Legal AptitudeLaw of crimes, contracts & constitutional law, legal awareness, international law & much more.
ReasoningThe topics under reasoning will be as directions, blood relation, analogies, critical reasoning, topic series & much more.
GK & Current AffairsCurrent affairs, general science, UN bodies, general science, economy, geography & much more.
Elementary MathematicsAlgebra, Average, Arithmetic Progression & Geometric Progression, Geometry, Numbers, Probability, Quadratic Equations.


The final result of the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2021 will be issued for admission to B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) programmes. The admission to the B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) programme of the National Law University, Delhi, will be based on the merit of AILET 2021 & the cut-off marks for a specific category. The National Law University (NLU) Delhi will conduct the online counselling process for the AILET Admission after announcing the result.


The National Law University (NLU) issues the provisional answer key to maintain transparency for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) within a week after the exam on the official website The answer keys of B.A L.L.B (Hons.) & LLM are released with the question paper. The candidates can check the status of the answer marked by them in the provisional answer key. If there is any discrepancy in the answer key, you can raise objections or give suggestions for the temporary answer key.

After checking the AILET answer key, candidates can calculate the marks secured by them. This will help them know the status of the result with the help of the previous year cut-off.


Cut off helps us know the number of questions to be attempted to beat the competition. Below you can go through the previous year AILET Cutoff 2020 exam:

CategoryB.A. LL.B Program
Residents of J&K57
Kashmiri Migrants52

Below you can go through the previous year AILET Cutoff 2019 exam:

CategoryB.A. LL.B Program
Residents of J&K51.25
Kashmiri Migrants35.25


Issuance of specific merit list by NLU Delhi-

  • NLU Delhi shall release a cut-off list based on the marks obtained in the entrance exam, and the officials will evaluate each candidate's performance to prepare a merit list based on obtained marks.
  • NLU Delhi shall display the merit list of the selected candidates over the official website ( It shows the names of the candidates along with their guardian's name, roll numbers, gender & marks in AILET.

Downloading call letter from the official website-

  • All the selected candidates will be issued a call letter. Same as the admit card download procedure. Candidates need to download the call letter for AILET counselling.
  • Candidates need to use their login credentials to download the AILET call letter for the counselling, such as the application number/applicant's name & date of birth.

Reporting at the AILET counselling venue-

  • The AILET Call letter consists of many details, including the counselling venue, date & time. Candidates must report at the counselling venue as mentioned date & time on the call letter.

Document verification by NLU Delhi-

  • All the selected candidates must carry all the necessary documents, including the AILET call letter, to the counselling venue. The officials of NLU Delhi shall verify all the documents to mark the candidates eligible for admission.

Payment of admission fee for confirmation of admission-

  • Candidates need to carry a demand draft of INR 50,000 drawn in favour of 'The Registrar' of the National Law University Delhi', payable at New Delhi on the counselling day.


The AILET 2020 exam was conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) methodology format at various centres. Earlier in 2019 and 2018, the examination was conducted in an offline mode (pen and paper-based examination). AILET 2020 is the 13th edition of the All India Law Entrance Test.

AILET 2020 Analysis: Difficulty Level

SectionsGood attemptsDifficulty Level
Mathematics7Easy to Moderate
Reasoning23 - 25Easy
Legal Aptitude16 - 18Difficult
General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)18 - 20Easy-Moderate
Overall Level85 - 90Moderate


  • Make proper timetable and strictly follow it.
  • Read current affairs and the latest news from many sources.
  • Solve previous year question paper and sample papers.
  • Make notes and revise them regularly.
  • Keep yourself fit & healthy.


Check the list of section-wise books to prepare AILET below-

For English-

Name of BooksAuthors
Objective General EnglishS P Bakshi
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Quick Learning Objective General EnglishRS Aggarwal
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren and Martin
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationTata McGraw Hill
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Objective General EnglishSP Bakshi

For General Knowledge & Current Affairs -

Name of BooksAuthors
Manorama YearbookMammen Mathew
Pratiyogita DarpanPratiyogita Darpan
General Knowledge (Latest Current Affairs & Who's Who), Daily GK
Lucent's General Knowledge--
Current Affairs YearlyGk today, Arihant Experts

For Mathematics-

Name of BooksAuthors
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsRS Agarwal
Fast Track Objective ArithmeticArihant's
Magical Book On Quicker MathematicsM Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha
Universal's Elementary Mathematics (Numeral Ability)Jain Prateek
Name of BooksAuthors
Legal Aptitude for the AILET and other Law Entrance ExaminationsA.P. Bhardwaj
Legal AptitudeRK Gupta
Universal's Guide to CLAT & LLB Entrance Examination--
Legal Awareness Legal ReasoningA.P. Bhardwaj

For Logical Reasoning-

Name of BooksAuthors
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningRS Agarwal
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
Verbal and Non Verbal ReasoningRS Agarwal
Logical ReasoningR K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta
Legal awareness and logical reasoningAP Bhardwaj


Identify your weaknesses- It is essential to analyse yourself from time to time and identify your strong and weak areas/topics. This will help you focus more on the basics and grey areas of lighter topics, thus making them stronger.

Choose your study material wisely- Gaining knowledge from the wrong source is a complete disaster. Thus you must choose the right and relevant reference for your preparations so that you do not study topics that are out of the question for the AILET 2021.

Learn short tricks to solve- Once you are through with the concepts from your high school books, it is time to learn short tricks to solve the questions, which will help you reach the correct answer in no time. Knowing quick tricks will help you solve more questions in the same time frame. Thus you have a scope to score higher marks.

Solve previous years' papers- To have the best idea about the type of questions asked in AILET, one must solve AILET question papers for at least the last five years and get well-versed with the exam pattern and difficulty level of the questions asked.

Mock tests- Practising AILET mock test is another incredible way to get yourself prepared for the AILET 2021. It is also very essential to be in a relaxed state of mind while doing your preparations for the AILET 2021 examination. An open mind helps you prepare better and retain things longer.

AILET undoubtedly helps shape your future and your dream career, and we believe you will make it to one of their well-esteemed prestigious colleges!

Link leading to the official notification- Click here.