AILET stands for All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and is conducted by National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) to enroll eligible candidates in undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), and doctorate (Ph.D.) level law courses at NLU Delhi. The university does not accept any other law entrance exam for admissions.AILET 2021 will be held on 20 June 2021.

All those who wish to join the prestigious law institute- National Law University, Delhi must take this test. It is a university-level examination. The BA LLB in this college has a seat intake of 110 seats, while there are 70 seats for the LLM program.

Name of ExaminationAll India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
Conducting BodyNLU Delhi
Mode of ExaminationPen-and-paper based
Courses OfferedBA LLBLLMPhD
Type of examinationUndergraduate and postgraduate
Level of the examinationUniversity-Level
Seat intakeBA LLB – 110LLM – 7010 seats of both these programs reserved for NRI candidates.

Important Dates

The important dates for the examination are given below:

Release of admission notification9 December 2020
Start of online AILET 2021 application (OPEN)23 January 2021
Last date to submit AILET 2021 application20 May  2021 (11.55 pm)
Issue of AILET 2021 admit card5 June 2021
AILET 2021 exam date (Announced)20 June 2021 (10:00 am -11:30 am)2 May 2021
Provisional answer key of AILET 2021 release dateTo be notified soon
Declaration of AILET 2021 resultTo be notified soon
Issue of admission letters (1st List)To be notified soon
AILET result (for one-year LLM program)To be notified soon

Application Form

The conducting authority has released the application form on 23 January 2021. The application form has been released on the official website of the conducting authority. 

Application fee

General/ OBC/ Kashmiri migrantsRs. 3050
SC/ ST/ PWDRs. 1050
BPL candidates from SC and ST categoriesExempted

Eligibility Criteria

Only the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the exam.

CourseEligibility Criteria
UG Candidates who have cleared Class 12th or SSC examination or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.Candidates appearing for the qualifying exams are also eligible.
PG Candidates having LLB or an equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks are eligible.Candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories need to secure at least 50% marks in the final year of the LLB degree.Candidates appearing for their final year LLB examinations are also eligible.
PhD Candidates holding an LLM degree from any recognized universityThey should have secured at least 55% marks in the qualifying degree examination. However, if belonging to SC/ ST categories then the qualifying marks are 50% at least.OrIf candidates have completed their law degree along with a master’s degree such as M.Phil in Social Sciences/ Humanities from any recognized university with minimum of 55% marks. Such candidates should ensure that the research work they have conducted is relevant to any discipline of law and with a special focus on topics like Public Policy of Law.OrCandidates who have completed a degree in law and a PhD in any discipline.OrCandidates who have worked as a State High Court Judge in India for at least three years or Judge at Supreme Court of India.

Exam Pattern

The AILET exam is considered to be a very hard nut to crack. The AILET exam pattern is quite similar to that of CLAT. Many students resort to CLAT Online Courses for AILET preparations too.

The complete Exam Pattern for AILET is given below:

For UG Courses

Subject Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Knowledge3535
Legal Aptitude3535
Logical Reasoning3535
Elementary Mathematics1010
  • There are a total of 5 subjects tested in AILET.
  • The total duration of the test is 90 minutes.
  • There are a total of 150 questions in the test.
  • Each question comprises of 1 mark.
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable in the exam. 

For PG Courses

  • There are a total of 100 MCQs comprising of 1 mark each.
  • 50 marks are reserved for essay.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 is applicable for every incorrect answer.
  • There is no negative marking for the descriptive paper. 
  • The subjects for AILET LLM Entrance Test by NLU, Delhi is as follows.
Law of ContractsFamily Law
JurisprudenceInternational Law
Property LawIntellectual Property Law
Law of TrotsCriminal Law
Constitutional LawLegal Theory

For PhD Courses

  • There are 100 objective questions.
  • The duration of the test is 90 minutes.
  • The written test is qualifying in nature.
  • Those securing 50% marks (40% for SC/ST/PWD) out of 100 in the written test will have to submit their research proposal.

Top Law Colleges Accepting AILET

Apart from NLU Delhi, many other leading law colleges in India accept AILET scores for their admission process.

  • Ansal University
  • Faculty of Law, SRM University
  • International School of Management Excellence (ISME) Law College
  • School of Law, The Northcap University
  • Xavier Law School, Xavier University