AILET [All India Law Entrance Test]

All India Law Entrance Test also called as AILET. 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), L.L.M and Ph.D Degree Programs on a merit base. AILET 2019 will be conducted in more than 21 cities in India. All India Law Entrance Test offers 83 seats to five-year integrated law programme (B.A LLB). AILET 2019 is an annual exam. Candidates who qualify the examination are further called for the counselling and admission procedure conducted by NLU Delhi. AILET exam is conducted offline every year.The AILET exam for BA LLB (Hons) course comprises of 150 questions which aspirants need to complete in duration of 1 hour 30 minutes. AILET 2019 exam pattern is such that the test paper is divided into five sections which are English, Basic Mathematics, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Maximum marks which one can secure in AILET are 150. The distribution of questions asked and marks in AILET exam are as mentioned below:



• For LLB, Intermediate graduates (10+2) with minimum 50% aggregate marks.
• For LLM, LLB Graduates or any other equivalent degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks (In case of SC/ST/PWD it is 50% marks)
• Candidates in their last year of LLB can also apply.
• For Ph.D ,LL.M. Degree holders with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability)


1. The candidate shall secure minimum of 40% (30% for SC and ST candidates) of the total marks in the AILET to become eligible for the admission. The University reserves the right to keep the seats vacant if there are no candidates who secured minimum cut off marks.
2. If two or more candidates secure the same percentage of marks in the AILET, their merit will be determined in the following manner and order-
• On the basis of Percentage of marks in the Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) / Higher Secondary School or its equivalent recognized by the University
• On the basis of Percentage of marks in the X standard
• Elder in age will be preferred
• Draw of Lots

3. At least 30% of the total seats shall be filled by eligible horizontal reservation for women candidates including those selected in reserved and foreign national categories.



S. No. Subjects Questions Marks
1. English including Comprehension 35 35
2.  General Knowledge 35 35
3. Elementary Mathematics 10 10
4. Logical Reasoning  35
5. Legal Aptitude 35 35
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks 




AILET had a total of 150 questions to be attempted in 90 minutes. For the first time, negative marking was introduced in the paper, which didn’t help much to the cause, given the level of the AILET 2018 paper.


Just like 2017, reading comprehension was completely missing this year too. The entire section was based on grammar and few questions on vocabulary (idioms and phrases). Even para jumbles were missing this year. There were 8 questions based on sentence correction, 5 questions based on Idioms and phrases, 7 questions based on subject and verbs, 6 questions based on parts of speech and 8 questions on punctuation errors. Overall, the section moderate to difficult and a score of 18-20 can be considered good.

General Knowledge

This section would not have intimidated students much; however it can’t still be classified as easy. There were 9 questions based on static general knowledge including science, economics and polity. Rest of the questions (26) was from current affairs including sports, science, budget, polity, etc. A score of 18-20 would be considered good for this section.

Legal Aptitude

To the surprise of anyone, this section played the spoilsport this year. Not only it was lengthy, but was difficult too. The section had just 14 questions from legal reasoning but most of them had multiple principles given for the fact situation and the situation took time to read and understand. Questions were from contract, criminal law and law of torts. Of the 21 questions in legal knowledge, one could have easily attempted 12-13 questions. A score of 18-20 will be a good one for this section.

Logical Reasoning

This section was dominated by questions based on Analytical reasoning. Out of the 35 questions in this section, 22 questions were from Analytical. There were two sets on arrangements constituting 12 questions, 2 on series, 2 questions on direction, 2 odd-one out, 2 on coding-decoding. There were 1 question each on fractions and clocks. The verbal logic area had 13 questions with 5 questions on true-false, 6 questions based on the passages, and 2 questions on Reasoning and Assertion.OMEGA students should have handled the true-false questions easily as they were part of the last two AILET mocks. A score of 20 would be considered good.


Despite a universal fear of this section by most of the law aspirants, many would have found this comfortable considering the legal aptitude section. The section was mainly about arithmetic with 2 questions from ratio, 1 each from Profit & Loss, Time, speed and distance , simple interest, and clock. There was one question on probability. There were three questions on mensuration.

Overall, the paper was lengthy and a bit difficult.
With negative marking introduced, candidates may not have taken chances and this will ensure cut-off’s coming down this year. OMEGA expects the cut-off for AILET to be in the range of 105-110.



AILET and CLAT both are the two most sought-after law entrance exams of the country. AILET stands for All India Law Entrance Test and CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. While both the tests serve the law aspirants, there are few factors that make them different from each other.

  • CLAT offers admission to 19 National Universities which participate in this test.
  • On the other hand, AILET has just one participating institute, and that is National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
  • In CLAT, around 50000 students appear for nearly 3000 seats in all the National Universities under it. This means that the success rate in CLAT revolves around 6%.
  • On the other hand, AILET has 110 seats under it (for all the courses combined) and more than 18000 students appear for this test. Which means the success rate is around 0.006%.

This clearly indicates that the level of competition is huge for AILET. So, if you are appearing for both the exams, you are 1000 times more likely to get a seat under CLAT when compared to AILET.
Well, at first sight it seems quite obvious that AILET is tougher than CLAT. In CLAT, only General Awareness and Legal Aptitude can get you half of the maximum marks, but it is not the case in AILET.
Also, in AILET, time allotted per question is much lesser than CLAT. We have seen the success rates of both the papers as well, so statistics actually say that AILET is much difficult than CLAT.