All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) (AILET - 2017)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.3000 | SC / ST / Physically Disabled - Rs.1000

Q - For how long is the AILET score valid?

A -

The AILET score is valid for just one year.

Counselling Process

Selection & Counselling Process after AILET
Selection & Counselling Process after AILET
National Law University, Delhi conducts Ail India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for the admission to law courses. The candidates can check the detailed selection and counselling process ...

How to Prepare

Preparation Tips for AILET:

AILET is a reputed law exam in India and it is highly sought after among the aspirants of 5 year Law courses. So it is very important to have clear approach while preparing for the exam. A student aiming for the one best law schools in India (NLU-D in this case) must have a strategy in his/her mind right from the beginning of his/her preparation and should focus highly on practicing from diverse sources. Last but not the least, they should keep themselves updated of all current affairs happening around the the World all through his preparation journey.

  • The trick is to understand that not all subjects are equally important. An efficient preparation of English will also prepare you for Critical Reasoning (this section of CLAT paper was solely comprised of Critical Reasoning type questions), as well as Legal Reasoning, in addition to English. Also, preparation of Mathematics will also prepare you for Analytical Reasoning (Puzzles, coding-decoding etc) as skills require to master both these subjects are largely similar. The strategy should be to devote the maximum amount of time in mastering subjects with compound effect (i.e. Mathematics and English). Do lot of practice in GK as well. The inclusion of subjects like Static General Knowledge and Legal General Knowledge has generally been criticized, and it is a usual consensus that even more importance must be given to subjects like Logic and Legal Reasoning. Remember that 75 GK (along with Legal GK) questions are there and anyone having command over GK can not only score with ease but also with less time.
  • Another strategy for quickly improving scores is by solving as many Mocks as possible, and more importantly, giving enough time to yourself for analyzing these Mocks.
  • Read daily newspaper for Current affairs and general awareness.
  • Consistently practice model papers for reasoning questions.
  • Prepare a time table and allot time to subjects on the basis of priority and knowledge level.
  • Plan Time Management for the success of AILET entrance exam as allotted time is less compared to other Law Entrance Tests.

Suggested Materials for Preparation for all sections

  • Logical Reasoning – Any good Author
  • Pratiyogita Darpan and Competition Success Review for GK and English
  • Legal Reasoning- Books from Pearson or Arihant publications.

Application Process

Step 1
Create Login ID
Step 2
Completing the Online Form
Step 3
Uploading Photograph and Signature

AILET 2017 Question Paper Format

questions 150
of Questions
duration 1.5 Hr
online Pen & Paper
Exam Type
marks 150
Total Marks
marks 1.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks 0.0 Mark
Negative Marking

AILET 2017 News and Updates

AILET 2017 LLM & Ph.D. Results to be Declared by July 5
July 03, 2017 04:50 PM

National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi) is expected to declare the results for AILET 2017 LLM & Ph.D. courses by July 5, 2017. According to the previous schedule, AILET 2017 LLM & Ph.D. results were expected on July 1, 2017. However, the results were postponed, and Registrar of NLU ...Read more

AILET 2017 Results & Merit List for B.A. LLB Declared, Check Now
May 24, 2017 10:11 AM

National Law University (NLU) Delhi has declared the AILET 2017 results for B.A. LLB programme on May 23, 2017. Now, the results are available on the official website of NLU Delhi. Besides results, NLU Delhi also released the merit list for eight different categories. The candidates can just visit ...Read more

AILET 2017: NLU Delhi Postpones Result Announcement by Six Days
May 16, 2017 04:45 PM

The results of AILET 2017 have been postponed by six days, and National Law University, Delhi will announce the results of AILET 2017 examination for B.A. LLB course on May 24, 2017. According to the previous schedule, NLU Delhi was to announce results on May 18, 2017. Now, NLU will release the ...Read more

AILET 2017 Question Booklet and Answer Key Released
May 12, 2017 04:30 PM

The official answer key and question booklet of AILET 2017 is available now on the official website of National Law University, Delhi. AILET 2017 examination took place on May 7, 2017. Most of the candidates who took the examination were unable to answer all the questions. The examinees opined that ...Read more

AILET 2017: Rise in Number of Candidates Appearing for Exam
May 08, 2017 04:42 PM

AILET 2017 was organised by the National Law University Delhi (NLU-D) on May 7. Close to 17,054 law aspirant appeared for the exam in the paper pencil mode. The test was conducted from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Admission to various NLUs is done on the basis of AILET exam. Convenor of the AILET exam, ...Read more

AILET 2017

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET ) is conducted for admission to the National LAW University, Delhi exclusively. Students who crack AILET are eligible to pursue B.A. L.L.B (Hons).

  • All candidates, other than those applying under the Foreign Nationals category, should appear for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and selection shall be solely on that basis.
  • Candidates should score at least 40% of the marks in the AILET (30% for SC/ ST candidates).

Age Below 21 years as on 1 July, 2017 (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates). 

AILET 2017 Conducting Body

National Law University, Delhi is a relatively younger national law school. Dynamic in approach and innovative in outlook, the NLU Delhi aspires to be known as a University with focus on research. It has already commenced its journey in this direction. Equipped with a very capable world class faculty, the NLU Delhi intends to extend quality legal education to prepare a new generation of lawyers to advance the cause of justice. The academic curriculum, pedagogy and teaching methods are designed to enable the young budding lawyers to think critically, well conversant with legal principles and practice in a holistic perspective. As a distinguishing institution, the NLU Delhi is engaged in training of teachers and other professionals in big way. The University has a strong component of legal aid segment.

AILET Contact Details

Address National Law University Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078.
Phone no 011- 28034257
Type National
Mode Pen & Paper


1) What is the difference between AILET and CLAT?

There are very few differences between AILET and CLAT exams. The main difference between the both is the format of the exams. AILET is a Paper-Pen exam while CLAT is an online examination. The difficulty level of AILET is higher as compared to CLAT. 

2) How to apply for AILET online?

The online application may be filled at university website .The registration may be done and payment may also be done online.

3) How can I confirm that my AILET registration form is duly submitted?

You will receive a unique ID after making payment and successful submission of registration form on your registered mail id. Those who submit offline registration form with demand draft will also receive the unique ID on their registered mail id.

4) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print in the Second week of May (onwards). You will have to log onto the AILET website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission from website.

5) I am unable to access the Online application. Can you send the application form by email or post?

The application cannot be sent by email/post. If you get any specific error while applying, please send an email to University.

6) How Can I Make Corrections In My Application Form ?

Write an application mentioning the corrections to be done in the application form & send it along with the application form.

7) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the following details: Name of the candidate Test date Test City & Centre address User ID / Registration Number PWD/DA status.

8) I forgot my application number, how do I download my admit card?

It can be downloaded by submitting e­mail id and DoB. However, check the confirmation page of the application form, the required number will be given there.

9) The admit card has been issued but I am unable to login. What should I do now?

Not to worry, when the admit card is released the website crashes down due to high traffic. The conducting body will take the appropriate measures to resolve the issue.

10) What is the eligibility criteria for AILET?

  • All candidates, other than those applying under the Foreign Nationals category, should appear for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and selection shall be solely on that basis.
  • Candidates should score at least 40% of the marks in the AILET (30% for SC/ ST candidates).
  • In order to appear for the AILET, candidates should have passed the 10+2 examination and scored a minimum of 50%. However, candidates appearing for 10+2 examinations in the year of the AILET can also apply, provided they meet the above eligibility at the time of admission.

11) How many marks will be awarded for right answers?

One mark each will be awarded for each right answer. No marks will be deducted for any wrong answers. Questions marked with multiple responses will be awarded wrong.

12) How many sections are there in entrance paper?

The examination will be divided into five parts-

  • English
  • General knowledge and Current affairs
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics with numerical ability.

13) While entering the 12th exam marks, should I include the practical marks also? Can I include 11th and 12th year marks?

The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th year examination only. Don't include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, use the method used by your board to calculate the subject-wise marks.

14) What is the duration of these B.A.LL.B courses?

All courses are full time five years (ten semesters) program.

15) Will there be any breaks during the exam?

No, there will be no scheduled breaks during the test but candidates are allowed to go to the restroom by raising their hand to inform the test centre administrator. 

16) May I use calculator or Log Table during examination?

No, use of Textual Material, Calculator, Slide Rule, Log Table, Electronics Watch, Printed or Written Material, Papers, Mobile Phone, Pager or any other device is strictly prohibited.

17) For how long is the AILET score valid?

The AILET score is valid for just one year.

18) Is AILET result based on ranking or percentile?

The result is based on ranking.

19) I am general category.How many seats are covers under AILET Exmaination?

There are 52 seats for general category.

20) Will there be any quota facility available?

Yes, 15% of total seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% of total are reserved for ST and 3% for person with disabilities. One seat will be reserved for Kashmiri Migrants. 10 seats are reserved for foreign nationals. Also, foreign national applicants are exempted from taking AILET exam.

21) What is the fee structure for B.A. L.L.B (Hons). program at National Law University, Delhi ?

Fee (Approximate) Rs. Rs.85,000/- .

22) Does the University offer any scholarships to meritorious candidates?

  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India has approved the name of National Law University, Delhi for Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for Schedule Caste (SC) students. Under this scheme five scholarships per year have been allocated to National Law University, Delhi. The Scholarship would cover tuition fee, boarding lodging charges, books and stationery expenses and one computer system for the eligible SC students.
  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India has approved the name of National Law University, Delhi for Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe (ST) students. The Scholarship would cover tuition fee, boarding lodging charges, books and stationery expenses and one computer system for the eligible ST students.
  • Government of NCT of Delhi has approved Post Matric Scholarships.
  • Financial assistance is given to deserving students from endowment created by Dr. Santosh Chawla.
  • Fee waiver is provided by the Vice-Chancellor to the deserving and needy students.

23) I am SC/ST student.How many seats are covers under AILET Exmaination?

There are 16 seats for SC/ST category.

24) Can parents attend the counseling instead of the candidate?

No, physical presence of the candidate is a must on the day of counseling.

25) What is the Counselling fee?

Counselling fee is the payment made by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.

26) I am J&K student.How many seats are covers under AILET Exmaination?

There are 02 seats for J&K student.
Note: One additional seat for Kashmiri Migrants. Two supernumerary seats for the residents of Jammu & Kashmir. The candidates have to appear in the AILET and fulfill the eligibility criteria as applicable.