Preparation Tips for Legal Aptitude Section of AILET 2020

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: September 25, 2020 | AILET

Check out the preparation strategy for AILET Legal Aptitude section that will carry 35 marks. Prepare for the important topics in legal aptitude section of AILET 2020 which will now be held on September 26, 2020.

Legal Aptitude Section of AILET 2020

Preparing for AILET 2020 and looking for the best preparation strategy to score high in the AILET 2020 Legal Aptitude Section? You have landed on the right page. CollegeDekho has curated the best tips to make a strategy or plan to ace the section. The Legal Aptitude section of AILET 2020 will have a total of 35 questions, each of which will carry 1 mark. Every wrong answer in this section will lead to a deduction of 0.25 marks.

As the exam is just around the corner, candidates often tend to freak out for not having a well-planned strategy or the tips that could help them create the best preparation plan. Don’t worry, we will help you with the preparation plan as well as the last-minute tips to not have to deal with the last-minute anxiety.

Analysis of AILET 2019 Question Paper

Going through the AILET 2019 question paper, we have provided a table listing the type of questions in the Legal Aptitude section and the number of questions for each of these types. Have a look at the AILET 2019 exam details in order to come up with a good preparation strategy.

Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Principle-Fact Questions


Legal Principles


Assertion-Based Questions


Legal Awareness




Although NLU Delhi might introduce some new structure and type of questions for the section, we can still gather the idea that the above-mentioned are the type of questions that you should be expecting in AILET 2020. Principle-Fact and Assertion based questions equate to Legal Reasoning and the rest will be factual questions.

Now, let’s divide the Preparation Strategy for AILET 2020 Legal Aptitude according to the type of questions or topics.

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Topic-Wise Legal Aptitude Section of AILET 2020

Legal Reasoning:

In this, you will find a legal principle along with a situation. The smartest thing to do here is to analyse the facts and apply them before even going through the options.

  • Law doesn't give you the scope of assuming anything. Hence, DON'T.
  • The principle has never been wrong. So, go BY it.
  • You might get more than one correct answer. Answer the one that you think is the closest to your pre-decided answer.

Legal Facts:

To excel in questions based on facts or legal general knowledge, you must have a clear knowledge of the Indian legal structure. The primary emphasis in this should be on topics like the Preamble of India, FD and FR, General theory of Law of Torts, Contracts and Criminal Law, Constitution and Polity, Supreme Court of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, High Court of Delhi, the hierarchy of Indian judiciary, Bar Council of India, Government of India, Torts, amendments, recommendations, landmark judgments, law commission appointments.

Preparation Tips for Legal Aptitude Section of AILET 2020

Here are some AILET 2020 preparation tips for the section of legal aptitude that students can take help from in order to do well in the section.

Start with a Preparation Plan

Are you one of those who is preparing without really having a plan? Before even carving out a plan, make sure you know where you are at. If you can’t identify where you are lagging or in which section you would need to put in the most effort, then you are certainly doing it wrong. Do not copy someone else’s plan. Make yours on your own.

Be Thorough with the Basics

Have clear concepts of the most important law topics in your head. Remember, to ace this section, you must be thorough with basics. Especially while you are preparing for the Legal Aptitude section, memorizing the laws and the concepts can be a little tricky. So, it is always recommended to first get an idea of the most basic legal ideas.

Make Notes

Be it any section or any exam, making notes YOURSELF always helps. Do it your way. Take pens of different colours of ink and underline or fold the most important pages. Jot down the points because writing by hand improves your memory and we always tend to remember what we write. Your notes should not have more than 2-3 oneliners because short and crisp notes make revisions easier.

Manage your Time Properly

For you to not waste time on the questions, you must ensure that you have a good legal vocabulary. The terms must not confuse you. You must not waste your time on understanding the facts and the principles and rather invest it in getting the correct answer.

Do not spend more than 30-60 seconds on any question in the AILET 2020 Legal Aptitude section.

Stay Updated

Always stay updated about the latest ongoings in the country and across the world. While doing so, don't rely on sources that are not credible. The best news sources include Indian Express, The Hindu or the legal magazines available in the market.

Practice Mock-Test Papers

Unlike CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern, since the AILET 2020 remains unchanged, practising previous year question papers would pay off on the exam day. You would definitely find questions on similar lines.

Along with the previous year question papers, practise mock-tests online. They would give you an idea of the exam environment, tell you how much time you would need to eventually complete the section and most importantly, these mock-tests will put you in a position to analyse your preparation level.
Remember to not start with the mock tests before preparing enough for the entrance exam. It will not help you in any way and instead lead to demotivation.

Also Read: The Difference between CLAT, AILET and LSAT

Last-Minute Tips for AILET 2020 Legal Aptitude Section

Despite having a solid preparation plan for any exam, students always find themselves perplexed when it comes to the last-minute revisions. Undoubtedly, the preparation strategy resorted to in the last few days left for the exam can be quite helpful. Given below are the last-minute tips for the Legal Aptitude section of AILET 2020.

  • Revise the notes. Glance through them so that they are fresh in your memory.
  • Go through the previous year question papers.
  • Work smart.
  • Be confident.
  • Don’t panic and you are good to go.

Best Books for AILET 2020 Legal Aptitude

While selecting books for the Legal Aptitude section of AILET 2020, see to it that you only refer to the best-recommended books. It is advised to not read too many books as it will lead to confusion. Find the list of the best books for AILET 2020 Legal Aptitude section here.

Name of Book


Legal Aptitude for the AILET and other Law Entrance Examinations


Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations


You can also check out the entire list of best books for AILET 2020 here.

AILET 2020 Section-Wise Weightage and Marking Scheme

To help you have an overall understanding of the weightage allocated to the sections in AILET 2020, the following table has been provided with the major details of AILET 2020 and weightage given to its sections.

No. Of Questions


Total Marks


Negative Marking

-0.25 for each wrong answer

Duration of the exam

1.5 hours

Here is the section-wise division of AILET 2020 and the marks allocated for each section.

Legal Aptitude

35 Marks


35 Marks

General Knowledge (History, Current Affairs, Geography, General Science, Economics, Civics)

35 Marks


35 Marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

10 Marks

Hope this article helps you with the AILET 2020 Legal Aptitude preparation. Stay tuned to the CollegeDekhoAILET 2020 Exam Page to get updates of the exam along with the answer keys and other notifications.

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