AILET Study Plan

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 21 Nov, 2019 09:25 IST

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AILET Preparation Strategy & Study Plan

Preparing for an entrance exam can be a tough task if you don't have an exact idea of what and how to prepare. For any examination, it is important for students to study the subject matter well. For AILET, candidates should have a good hold on selected subject matters, especially on legal terms and phrases. All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is one of the most popular law entrance exams. It is going to be conducted by National Law University Delhi (NLU-D) most probably during the first week of May for admissions into five-year integrated undergraduate and two-year postgraduate law programmes. The main aim of conducting AILET is to organise advanced studies and promote research in all branches of law. AILET covers questions from five major areas, including English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics. For all those who are appearing for AILET 2020, having complete knowledge about AILET 2020 syllabus and AILET 2020 exam pattern beforehand is essential in the process of preparation. 

Section-Wise Preparation Tips for AILET 2020

The All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2020 is conducted every year by the National Law University, Delhi (NLUD). This national level examination is a gateway for candidates to get admission in BA LLB and LLM programmes offered by the university. The papers for both the courses comprise different sections. Candidates must go through the section-wise preparation tips for the exam of their choice to make sure that the preparation process is going smoothly. 

Section-wise Preparation Tips for AILET BA LLB

The paper for BA LLB consists of 5 different sections. The total number of questions asked in the paper are 150 and all the questions are of objective type. Candidates get 90 minutes to complete this section being mindful of the marking scheme. Candidates have to be careful while attempting a question that they are not sure about as 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. For every correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark. Following are the sections involved in the paper -

AILET 2020 Preparation Strategy for General Affairs

  • This section of the exam contains 35 objective type questions. 

  • Every question carries one mark making it a total of 35 marks.

  • For every four incorrect answers, one mark is deducted from the total marks. 

  • Ideally, candidates should complete this section in 21 minutes giving 0.6 minutes to every question. 

  • In order to prepare well for this section, candidates must have or develop an interest in reading newspapers.

  • Candidates should stay aware of the latest happenings and events around the globe.

  • According to the previous years’ question papers of AILET, more questions are asked from current affairs than static GK. 

  • Candidates should cover the topics for static data from reliable sources. 

  • For current affairs, candidates should prefer major newspapers and monthly magazines. 

  • Following are the major areas that are asked in the section. Candidates must focus on preparing these topics more.

  1. Sports

  2. History, Art & Culture

  3. Economic and Govt. Policy

  4. Books

  5. Geography

  6. Awards

  7. National & International Events, Organizations and people

AILET 2020 Preparation Tips for English

  • This section of the exam also contains 35 questions carrying one mark each. 

  • Candidates should finish this section of the paper in 21 minutes to complete the whole exam in time.

  • Ideally, one question should not be given more than 60 seconds. 

  • This section of the exam checks the proficiency in grammar and comprehension. 

  • Candidates should build a good vocabulary.

  • It is important to read as much as you can.

  • Try to learn at least one new word from every alphabet every day. 

  • Along with learning new words, also learn about the sentence usage of that word.

  • Get a good grip over grammatical rules. This will help candidates tackle error detection based questions. 

AILET 2020 Preparation Tricks for Elementary Mathematics:

  • This section of the paper contains 10 questions. 

  • Every question is of objective type and carries a weightage of one mark.

  • For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks are deducted from the total marks scored by the candidate in the exam.

  • Ideally, candidates should solve this section of the paper in 6 minutes to make sure that they complete the whole exam in time. 

  • To ace this section, candidates need to clear their basic concepts of Elementary Mathematics i.e., X grade Mathematics. 

  • Candidates should not undermine the value of this section as the weightage of this section is less compared to the other sections of the paper. 

  • Mug up the common formulae that might be of any use to candidates during solving the questions from this section.

  • Practising more and more for this section is the only way to ace this section.

AILET 2020 Preparation Tips for Logical Reasoning

  • A total of 35 questions make up this section. 

  • Every question of this section is of objective type.

  • Candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer and -0.25 for every incorrect answer. 

  • Questions from 9 different topics are asked in this section of the exam.

  • This section tests the ability to understand logical links and identify patterns. 

  • Candidates must solve previous years’ question papers to ace this section regularly. This will help them in finding the tricks and shortcuts to solve the questions from this section. 

  • Candidates should try to imagine the shapes to solve puzzle related questions. 

  • Majority of questions in this section are asked from topics like Critical and Verbal Reasoning, Analogies, Number Series and Fact inference judgement.

AILET 2020 Preparation Tips for Legal Aptitude

  • The Legal Aptitude section of the paper carries a weightage of 35 marks.

  • A total of 35 questions are asked under this section.

  • Candidates should not spend more than 21 minutes to complete this section. 

  • According to the exam pattern and recent trends of the exam, most of the questions in this section are Principle-fact based.

  • Candidates must answer these questions on the basis of given legal principles and facts and should not just make assumptions. 

  • If possible, candidates should memorize each and every constitutional article. 

  • Candidates should be aware of the landmark as well as recent judgements and new laws and amendments. 

  • Candidates must practice mock tests and previous years’ question papers to solve this section as this will help them in gaining the speed to solve the questions faster. 

  • Majorly, questions from the Indian Constitution and Legal GK are asked under this section.

General Tips and Tricks for AILET 2020

If you want to be more organised and confident about your preparation, then here are some pointers that may help:

Time Table:

Making a timetable is not a bad idea. It actually helps to solve the riddle of what to study first. Divide your time in a way that all your subject matters are covered properly.


‘Practice makes a man perfect’, is the apt proverb for the preparation of AILET. The more you practice the more you know the subject matter. This will also help you manage the time taken to solve a selected section or the entire paper.

Previous Years' Papers:

This will help you gain an idea about the types of questions that can appear in the actual exam. Sometimes, it can also serve to be a good guess material too. There are probable chances of questions getting matched. Solve these papers with timers on so that you may get an idea of how much time you are taking to solve the paper. This in a way will help you manage your time in a proper way and check the time taken to solve a particular section.

Reference Books/Materials:

There are a number of books and reference materials that can really serve to be a good source of information for the AILET applicants. These books have sections divided in the way you will see in your question paper.

Coaching Centers:

One of the most common ways of preparation these days is to join reputed coaching centres. With the help of coaching institutes, you can easily get an idea of all the types of questions and answers that can come in the exam.

Important Instructions for AILET Exam Day

  • Personal items like mobile phones, electronic watches, calculator and other electronic devices should not be carried at the time of examination.

  • Carrying Admit Card along with valid ID Proof is a must on the day of the examination.

  • Applicant should also carry pencil, eraser, blue/black ball point pen, and their photographs.

  • Candidates should not carry any unauthorised documents.

  • Candidates should reach at least an hour before the commencement of the examination,

  • Those appearing for the exam should keep themselves hydrated and eat light but filling food.

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