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AILET 2020: Application Form, Syllabus, Preparation

All Indian Law Entrance Test (AILET 2020) is a national level entrance exam. It is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi every year for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. AILET is held on the first Sunday of May every year. Those who are interested to appear for the entrance test, need to register for the test and submit the application form before the last date. Admission to courses such as BA LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. programmes is done through AILET at NLU. AILET 2020 is a pen-paper based test that will be held in more than 21 cities of India.

The notification for the AILET 2020 will be published in the leading national newspapers and on the University website during January every year. The candidates can check complete details about AILET 2020 from this page

AILET 2020

AILET 2020 is one of the important exams for the law aspirants who wish to study in the premier college. Read this page till the end to know what all things they have to take care of and other crucial information.

AILET 2020 Important Dates
Application Form Starts 01st week of January 2020
Application Form Ends 02nd week of April 2020
Availability of Admit Card 03rd week of April 2020
AILET 2020 Exam 01st week of May 2020
Date of Result Declaration (BA LLB) 03rd week of May 2020
Date of Result Declaration (LLM) 01st week of July 2020
Date of Result Declaration (PhD programme) 02nd week of July 2020

AILET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Checking the Eligibility Criteria of AILET 2020 is important before applying for the exam because if the student applies for the exam without checking the eligibility criteria of AILET 2020, the student will become ineligible and thus they will not be eligible to appear for the exam. Aspirants take a look at the AILET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for all the courses:

Eligibility Criteria for BA LLB Programme:

  1. The applicant must have passed Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
  2. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2019 are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria for LLM Programme

  1. Those who are applying for this programme must have an LL.B. or an Equivalent Law Degree with 55% marks. For the candidates of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities category, the applicants must have scored 50% marks.
  2. The candidates appearing in final year LL.B. Examination in April/May 2019 can also apply.

Eligibility Criteria for  Ph.D.-Programme

  1. Applicant must have an LL.M. Degree with 55% aggregate Marks or its Equivalent. For the persons of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities categories, they should have scored 50% aggregate marks.

AILET 2020 Exam Pattern

AILET 2020 is an important exam. Students who are preparing for it must have the information on the exam pattern. It means that the student should have all the information about how it will be conducted, how many sections and questions are there and other such details. Check the expected exam pattern of AILET 2020 for all the courses which are offered by NLU.

BA LLB Program

  1. Nature of Test: Pen and Paper Test (Offline)
  2. Nature of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  3. Total Time Allotted: 1.5 hours
  4. Number of Questions: 150
  5. Number of Sections: 5

The questions will be divided as follows:

Topics Marks
English 35
General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) 35
Legal Aptitude 35
Reasoning 35
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 10

LLM Program

  1. Nature of Examination: Pen and Paper Based
  2. Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Question
  3. Total Time- 90 minutes
  4. Number of Questions- 100 MCQ and 1 Essay Based Question

PhD Programme

  1. Nature of Examination: Pen and Paper Based Test
  2. Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Question
  3. Number of Questions: 100

AILET 2020 Marking Scheme

Now that the students are aware of the exam pattern of AILET 2020, they should also know about its marking scheme. It is an important thing which the aspirants of this exam must know since it will be useful at that time when the NLU will be releasing the answer key and the aspirants shall like to calculate the provisional marks which they have secured in the exam. Check the expected marking scheme of AILET 2020 for all the courses:

BA LLB Programme

  1. Marks for Correct Answer: 4 mark
  2. Marks for Wrong Answer: 0.25 mark
  3. Total Marks- 150 marks

LLM Course

  1. Marks for Correct Answer: 1 mark (MCQ Questions)
  2. Marks for Wrong Answer: 0.25 mark
  3. Marks for Essay Question: 50 marks
  4. Total Marks: 150

PhD Program

  1. Marks for Correct Answer: 1 mark
  2. Marks for Wrong Answer: 0.25 mark
  3. Total Marks: 150

AILET 2020 Syllabus

Candidates preparing for AILET 2020 must have the syllabus of the respective exam with them. In this way, they will be preparing only those things which are necessary and the questions are likely to come from this only. Note down the expected syllabus for AILET 2020.

  • For B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) course, questions will be asked from English, General Knowledge (Current Affairs, History, Geography, General Science, Economics and Civics), Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability). Whereas,
  • For LL.M. programme, questions will be asked from Law of Contracts, Criminal Law, Law of Torts, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory.

AILET 2020 Important Books

Having the best set of books for preparation of any competitive exam is very much important if they wish to ace the exam with flying colours. Same goes for AILET 2020. It is a crucial exam which guarantees admission to the best colleges for Law which is National Law University, New Delhi. Hence it is required that the students have the books which help them clear their concepts and get good marks in the examination.

Check all the important books for AILET 2020 which the students must have with them definitely to clear the AILET 2020.

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis Buy Here
Objective English for Competitive Examination by Tata McGraw Hill Buy Here
Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal Buy Here
Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal Buy Here
Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Buy Here
Legal Aptitude
Universal’s Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination 2017-18 Buy Here
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations Buy Here
Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning 5/e Buy Here
Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal Buy Here
Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey Buy Here
General Awareness
Manorama Yearbook 2017 Buy Here
General Knowledge 2017 by Arihant Buy Here

AILET 2020 Preparation Tips

Law is considered one of the respectable professions. Cracking the AILET 2020 is one way of entering this profession. Lakhs of students sit for this exam every year to secure a seat in the best law college. Hence it is required that the students prepare for this exam in a planned way. Follow some of these preparation tips followed by toppers of this exam which we are giving on this page :

  1. For the General Knowledge section, the students should make it a habit of reading newspapers and editorials on the daily basis. This habit will help them prepare for the verbal section of the exam as well.
  2. The regular practice of all the sections should be done. It is necessary to do so that you pass the exam with great marks.
  3. Solving previous year papers will be of great help in helping to understand how the paper has to be attempted. Taking a lot of mocks will be of great help.
  4. If required, the students should make up small revision notes. These will be of great help during the last days before the examination when the students look up for quick revision.

AILET 2020 Previous Exam Papers

Students who are preparing for AILET 2020 must download the previous year papers which are available on the official website of NLU. These will help the candidates have an idea of what type of questions can up in the exam. Click on the link given on this page to download the previous AILET Papers.

  • Click here to download AILET 2018 Paper for BA LLB.
  • Click here to download AILET 2018 Paper for BA LLB.

AILET 2020 Application Form

Filling the AILET 2020 Application Form is the next step to be completed after checking the eligibility criteria for the exam. It is the compulsory step which the candidates need to do without which they shall not be eligible to appear for the exam. The AILET 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website of NLU for the students.

The first step which the candidates have to do is to get themselves registered for the process. A registration form shall be available for the same. In it, the students will have to enter some details as asked in it. Through this process, the students will get the login details for filling the application form. In the next step, they will have to choose the college as National Law University from the Application-Locker. From here, they will have to choose the appropriate college and fill out all the details as mentioned in the form.

In the next step, they will be re-directed back to the application locker page from where they shall choose the payment method and pay the application fee. Only after making the payment, their application will be considered valid and complete. Hence they will get the admit card and appear for the examination.

AILET 2020 Application Fee

Students who are applying for AILET 2020 will have to pay an application fee to complete the process of applying for the exam. Without paying the fee, the student will not be eligible to appear for the exam. For AILET 2018, the application fee for different categories was as follows:

Category Application Fee
General Candidate Rs 3050
Reserved Categories(SC/ST/PWD) Rs 1050
Below Poverty Line Exempted from Paying the Fees

The fee could be paid through any of the means such as :

  • Cash Deposit at Post Office
  • Online Payment via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking

Thus for AILET 2020, it can be assumed that the complete application fee procedure will remain same.

AILET 2020 Test Cities

AILET 2020 will be conducted across various cities. The aspirants have to choose the test city where they would give their AILET 2020 Exam. Check the expected AILET 2020 Test Cities:

  1. Amritsar
  2. Bangalore
  3. Bhopal
  4. Chandigarh
  5. Chennai
  6. Cochin
  7. Cuttack
  8. Delhi
  9. Gandhinagar
  10. Guwahati
  11. Hyderabad
  12. Jaipur
  13. Jammu
  14. Jodhpur
  15. Kolkata
  16. Lucknow
  17. Mumbai
  18. Nagpur
  19. Patna
  20. Raipur
  21. Varanasi

AILET 2020 Admit Card

AILET 2020 Admit Card will be released for those students who shall complete the application form along with the payment of the fee before the last date. It will be available online on the official website of NLU. The admit card of AILET 2020 shall contain various details such as the name, roll number, test venue details and the day and timings of the test.

The students shall bring the coloured printout of the admit card of AILET 2020 with them. Those who have registered themselves for the exam under the PWD category shall bring the disability certificate also along with them. One thing which they should check is that the photo of the candidate should be clear on the admit card, failing which they shall not be eligible to enter the exam hall and give the exam.

AILET 2020 Answer Key

The answer key of AILET 2020 is the most important document for the candidates who will be appearing for this exam. The answer key will be released separately for all the courses of AILET 2020 which include BA LLB Program, LLM Programme and PhD programme. The candidates need to ensure that they check and download the correct answer key.

Through the AILET 2020 Answer Key, the student can calculate their tentative marks in the examination. One thing which they should know is that the answer key will be a provisional answer key. It means that the students, if they find any error in the answers, can raise objections to this provisional answer key. The official body shall check all the challenges and after it will release the final answer key.

One important thing which the candidate must know is that they have to submit the challenges well before the last date.

AILET 2020 Result

AILET 2020 Result will be declared on the official website of NLU after the exam has been conducted. Only those students will be able to check their result who shall give the AILET 2020 Exam. It will be released for various categories. It is usually declared in the form of list containing the names of the candidates and the categories as follows:

  1. General Category
  2. Kashmiri Migrants
  3. PWD list
  4. Residents of Jammu and Kashmir
  5. SC Category
  6. ST Category
  7. Roll Number Wise
  8. Marks Wise

The eligible students can check the result through any of the ways given. After the result, the students will be called for thr further rounds.

AILET 2020 Reservation of Seats

It is another important thing which the students must know, especially those who are planning to appear through the category for AILET 2020. Take a look at the percentage distribution of the seats.

AILET 2020 Category BA LLB Programme LLM Programme
SC 15% 15%
ST 7.5% 7.5%
PWD 5% 5%

AILET 2020 Seat Distribution

NLU has provided the number of seats for all the three courses on their official website. The students must take a look at the number of seats which are available. Because through this, they shall know how much they need to prepare vigorously since many students will be appearing for this paper. Take a look at the seat distribution for AILET 2020. It is an estimate based on the previous records and is very much likely to remain same.

BA LLB Programme:

Seat Description No of Seats
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 70 Seats
Direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit 10 Seats. They need not give the AILET 2020 Exam. They should have scored minimum 65% marks in the exam.
Total Seats 80

Note: One additional seat has been reserved for Kashmiri migrants and two supernumerary seats for Residents of Jammu & Kashmir will be kept for the admission purpose.

LLM Program

Seat Description No of Seats
Seats for Indian Nationals 35 seats
For Foreign Students 5. This number may vary. Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET.
Total Seats 40

PhD Programme: For the PhD program, the total number of available seats is 5.

AILET 2020 Fee Structure

The students who will be getting admissions to this college for any of the courses must know about its fee structure. The fee structure for all the courses are different and those who will be taking admissions to these courses must know about the fee structure. Take a look at the fee structure.

BA LLB Hons: The fee is divided into annual fees, one time fees and deposits.

Annual Fees

  1. Tuition Fee: Rs. 85,000 p.a
  2. Halls of Residence: Rs. 18,000 p.a
  3. Electricity Charges: Rs. 12,000 p.a.
  4. Other Fees*: Rs. 28,500 p.a
  5. Mess Advance: Rs. 21,000 per semester

One-Time Fees (to be paid only at the time of admission to the I-year)

  1. Campus Development Fund: Rs. 5,000
  2. Admission Fee: Rs. 2,500


  1. Library Deposit: Rs. 5,000 (Rs. 2,500 for SC/ ST students)
  2. Hostel Deposit: Rs. 5,000
  3. Mess Deposit: Rs. 5,000

LLM Programme

Official Website:

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