AILET Exam 2020

An overview of All India Law Entrance Test 2020

The inclination for legal field is soaring high and so is the popularity of CLAT and AILET. With every passing  year, not only is the number of applicants increasing,  but the difficulty level of examination pattern is also  going up at meteoric speed. 

AILET is organized by The National Law University, Delhi consisting of the representative universities.

AILET is a pen and paper examination. That is, this examination will be conducted in offline mode and not in online mode.

Total seats: 110

Last date for submission of applications: July 7, 2020.

Change in exam city preference: 24-Jun-2020 to 30-Jun-2020 (Candidates can change their exam city for test centre preferences in online mode.)

Date for AILET Exam: August 18, 2020 (10 AM to 11:30 AM) (Candidates need to appear at the allotted test centres with their admit cards and a valid photo ID proof.)

Availability of admit cards: 27-Jul-2020

Result declaration: Last week of August 2020

Important -> AILETwill be pen and paper examination. In case of any problem in conducting pen and paper examination, the University will also explore the possibilities of conducting online AI-ENABLED REMOTE-PROCTORED EXAMINATION. In such a case, the candidates will be informed well in advance.

Eligibility for AILET 2020

Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the  12th standard examination in March/April, 2020 can also apply.

50% seats are reserved for students of Delhi. For category wise reservation for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/ Persons with Disabilities and  seat matrix, please visit University website

AILET Question Paper Format

The AILET has 150 Multiple Choice Questions for 150 marks that must be attempted within 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes). The AILET has sections on English, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.

There will be Negative Marking in AILET 2020-21. The criteria for negative marking will be based on the formula 0.25 x 4 = 1 that means per wrong answer 0.25 Marks will be deducted. Therefore, four wrong answers will lead to deduction of 1 Mark.

English, General Knowledge/Current Affairs, legal aptitude and reasoning would carry a weightage of 35 marks each. General Mathematics would be of 10 marks.

Syllabus of AILET 2020


Vocabulary includes Synonyms , Antonyms , Idioms, One Word Substitution, Spellings/Odd word

Rest of the section includes Grammar and Usage Error , Re-ordering, Comprehension, Filling the passage with words

Tip-> From the trend we see that vocabulary covers sizeable portion. 50%  questions are directly asked on various forms of vocabulary, such as synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, spellings, finding odd word and the closest meaning. It is because your word power must be strong for the legal field.

Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

Static G.K. includes (i) History (ii) Geography (iii) Science (iv) Economic (v) Polity (vi) General Awareness (Books, UNO,  Records, First and Last, Highest,  Tallest, Smallest, Biggest)

Dynamic G.K. (Current Affairs) inludes latest developments in the country and abroad.

Tip -> In CLAT exam, it is noted that more weightage is given to current affairs (dynamic GK) rather than static GK!

Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning

Legal awareness includes: (i) Legal Terms (ii) Constitutional  and (iii) Legal G.K.

Legal reasoning includes (i) Law of Torts (ii) Civil Law (iii) Criminal Law and (iv) Miscellaneous (Hindu Marriage and Adoption Act, Environmental Pollution. Copyright Violation)

Tip -> The trends of previous years’ papers  clearly indicate that Constitutional Law and Law of Torts are given the highest precedence as compared to other components of Legal Aptitude.

Logical Reasoning

This section includes Series , Analogy , Venn Diagrams, Blood Relations, Sitting Arrangement, Distance and Directions Statement and Assumptions Statement and Argument Cause and Effect Logical Deductions

Tip -> The most important topics (where multiple  questions are asked) are blood relations, distance, direction, sitting arrangements. In addition to these, the  other important topics are series, analogy, classification, Venn diagram, statement assumption and statement  arguments. This section demands lot of regular practice.

Quantitative Techniques (General Mathametics)

It includes Average , Simple  Interest, Simple/Compound Interest, Ratio Proportion, Loss/Proflt, Partnership, Time, Work and Distance Probability AreaArolume Surds and Indices

Tip -> The topics  invariably covered are average, simplification, ration/proportion, simple interest/compound interest, (time-workdistance),  partnership, area/ volume, probability, surds and indices. For this purpose, refreshing your fundamentals  from 9th and 10th standard school books and bit of practice will be sufficient.

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