Frequently Asked Questions on AILET Exams

When will the application form of AILET 2020 be available?

NLU Delhi starts the online application process of AILET exam on the official website from January 15 onwards.  

How to apply for AILET exam? 

Candidates can apply for AILET 2020 in online mode only and the application form will be available in online mode only at the official website of NLU Delhi.  

When will AILET 2020 exam be held? 

Generally AILET exam is conducted in the monthe of May. NLU Delhi will now conduct AILET 2020 exam on August 9 (due to COVID 19 pandemic) in pen-paper based test mode.  

Is AILET an important exam to take for law admissions? 

Yes, for candidates seeking admission in one of the top law universities India i.e. NLU Delhi, it is important to appear for AILET exam.  Number one option is still CLAT exam.

Is AILET conducted in online or offline mode? 

The law entrance exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. candidates get question paper and they have to mark their responses in the OMR sheet only. However in case of extreme emergency, it can be conducted in online mode also (as in case of COVID pandemic situation).

Is there any age limit to apply for AILET exam?

No, NLU Delhi has not prescribed any lower or upper age limit for admissions to its law courses.  

Is there any negative marking scheme in AILET?  

From 2020, yes. For each wrong attempt 0.25 marks will be deducted.

What is a good score in AILET?  

A good score for AILET as per the cut off marks for each category is as under: 

General : 93.25 marks 

Scheduled Caste: 59.75 marks 

Scheduled Tribe: 58.5 marks 

Persons with Disabilities: 64 marks 

Kashmiri Migrant: 35.25 marks 

Residents of Jammu and Kashmir: 54.25 marks

How many seats are offered through AILET?

There are a total of 160 seats available at NLU Delhi, however, only 140 seats (70 seats for each course) for BA LLB and LLM courses are offered through AILET exam.  

Can I take admission at NLU Delhi on basis of CLAT score? 

No, NLU Delhi accepts admissions either on basis of AILET scores or through merit scores in the qualifying exam. 

What is the difference between AILET and  CLAT?

Exam mode: The exam will be conducted in a pen-paper mode only in both CLAT and AILET exams. 

Exam timings: Timing for CLAT is 3 pm to 5 pm and that for AILET is 10 am to 11:30 am.

Type of questions: Objective-type of question-based on Comprehensive passages of 450 words in each section  in CLAT exam. However, in AILET only multiple choices based questions are asked.

Total questions: 150 in both the exams.

Negative Marking : Yes, in both the exams. There will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong attempt from the total score. 

Which is tougher – CLAT or AILET?

Before appearing for the law entrance exams, the aspirants want to know which one of is difficult to crack. If you compare the number of applicants per seat then definitely AILET is a tougher exam as compared to CLAT. It can be confirmed as under: 

Approximately 59,000 candidates appear for 3283 seats of 22 NLUs  

Approximately 19,000 candidates appear for 180 seats at NLU Delhi 

Thus, in CLAT approximately 17 candidates compete for a seat in at CLAT participating NLUs, whereas in AILET there are around 105 candidates compete for a seat at NLU, Delhi. 

However, an important fact to consider is that the majority of the applicants apply for both AILET and CLAT exam. Since NLU Delhi is ranked among the top 5 NLUs of India which makes it tougher to get admission in. Whereas, the difficulty level of CLAT question paper and AILET questions paper can be understood by the fact that the latter exam has tougher questions in Legal Aptitude which is based on core law topics. Moreover, now the CLAT consortium has modified the test paper by increasing comprehensive type of questions, to make it easier for candidates.