All About AILET


All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted by National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) to offer admission to eligible candidates in undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), and doctorate (Ph.D.) level law courses. This is a university-level entrance exam only for admissions at NLU Delhi as the university does not accept any other law entrance exam for admissions


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AILET 2020 Eligibility Criteria


The candidates seeking admissions at NLU Delhi through AILET can check the eligibility criteria as under: 


Course level

Eligibility Criteria

UG Law course

· Candidates passed in Class 12th or SSC examination or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.

· Candidates appearing for the qualifying exams are also eligible.

PG Law course

· Candidates holding LLB or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 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.

Ph.D. course

· Candidates holding an LLM degree from any recognized university

· They 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. Or

· If candidates have completed their law degree along with a master’s degree such as MPhil in Social Sciences/ Humanities from any recognized university with a 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. Or

· Candidates who have completed a degree in law and a Ph.D. in any discipline. Or

· Candidates who have worked as a State High Court Judge in India for at least three years or Judge at the Supreme Court of India.


AILET 2020 Important Dates


NLU Delhi has announced the exam date for AILET 2020, however, the complete schedule is now available as under:

AILET Events


Salient Features

AILET exam date notification


NLU Delhi released the exam date and schedule for the upcoming examination. 

AILET official admission notification


The detailed notification mentioning schedule, application process, admission requirements for courses and seats has been released. 

Starting of online applications 


NLU Delhi has started the application window in online mode.

Last date of applications (extended)


Candidates need to complete and submit the application form including fee payment.

Last date of withdrawal from AILET 2020


Candidates who do not want to take AILET 2020 due to COVID-19 and, changed exam mode can fill the withdrawal form. 

Change in exam city preference 

24-Jun-2020 to 07-Jul-2020

Candidates can change their exam city for test center preferences in online mode.

Availability of admit cards


All registered candidates will be issued admit cards to appear for the examination. 

AILET exam date (postponed)


Candidates need to appear at the allotted test centers with their admit cards and a valid photo ID proof.

Result declaration 

Last week of August 2020

The results will be available on the official website in the form of a merit list.



Exam Features


Exam mode

Remotely-Proctored Test mode

Exam level

National level exam

Test duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Exam timings

10 am to 11:30 am 

Test medium


Type of questions

Multiple choices questions

Total questions

150 questions

Total marks

150 marks


Counseling on the basis of the rank-cum-merit list - The university will conduct counseling on the basis of the rank list and also verify the candidates' eligibility for the law course they are seeking admission in. 


AILET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

NLU Delhi defined the exam structure of AILET 2020 on the key features as mentioned below:



AILET 2020 Sectional Weightage

The question paper comprises four subjects divided as under: 



Total Questions

Total Marks

English including Comprehension



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



Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)



Legal Aptitude



Logical Reasoning







AILET 2020 Syllabus for English Section

AILET question will carry 35 questions of one mark each for English. The section will be based on topics of General English and grammar as under:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Inference-based questions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word Usage
  • Foreign Words/Phrase
  • Para Jumbles


AILET 2020 Syllabus for GK and Current Affairs Section

The section will carry 35 marks from the total score. Candidates will be attempting questions from General Knowledge and Current Affairs based on the topics as under: 

  • International events
  • UN bodies
  • Major developments in the areas of sports, geopolitics and important environmental agreements
  • Current affairs
  • Eminent personalities
  • Sports
  • Awards and honors


AILET 2020 Syllabus for Legal Aptitude Section

The candidates should carefully prepare the following topics for legal aptitude section of AILET 2020 question paper as it will include current affairs (related topics) of legal importance as well:

  • Torts
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Strict Liability
  • Law of Crimes
  • Contracts and Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights 
  • Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity


AILET 2020 Syllabus for Reasoning Section

This section of the question paper will carry 35 MCQs based on the following topics:

  • Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions
  • Critical Reasoning 
  • Syllogism
  • Analogy


AILET 2020 Syllabus for Mathematics Section

In this section, the candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics, that is, Maths taught up to Class 10th will be tested.

The question paper will carry 10 MCQs based on the elementary mathematics topics as under: 

  • Average 
  • Numbers
  • Algebra 
  • Geometry 
  • Probability
  • Quadratic equations 
  • Arithmetic progression/ geometric progression
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