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Author : Tanya Kaushal

November 22, 2022

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Reader's Digest: AILET is the go-to exam if you aspire to study at the premier law university in the capital city of India, the National Law University Delhi. Only 123 seats are available for BA LLB (Hons) course. Almost 2 lakhs students apply for it. So, even a single mistake can cost you a year. Read this blog post to get 360 degrees insights about the AILET exam pattern, syllabus, preparation, and more. 

The National Law University, Delhi, conducts the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) annually to provide admission to BA LLB (Hons), LLM, and PhD courses.

The classic fact about National Law University, Delhi, is that it has been the only law school in the nation with its stand-alone entrance exam, i.e., AILET, since 2008. 

Coming to the context of the article, we have tried to answer a few queries that students will have about AILET Notification 2023.

  • Who can apply for AILET? Students applying for AILET 2023 UG courses must have passed class 12 or equivalent exams with a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for the exam.
  • I appeared for AILET last year. Am I eligible to appear for the AILET 2023 session? Yes, there is no limitation to appearing for the AILET exam. However, you must satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the NLU.
  • I am appearing for the class 12 board exams in 2023. Am I eligible for the AILET 2023? Absolutely, yes. Anyone who will give their board exams in 2023 can apply for the exam.
  • I have secured 45% marks in class 12. Am I eligible for the AILET 2023 exam? It depends on your category; you can apply for the entrance exam if you are from the reserved category.

Download Free Study Material For AILET 2023 Exam by LegalEdge

Latest Updates on AILET 2023:

20 November 2022: Last Day Extended to Fill AILET 2023 Registration Form

The National Law University (NLU), Delhi, has extended the last date for submitting the AILET Form 2023. Now, the candidates can apply for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) online till 20 November 2022.

07 September 2022: AILET Registration Started!

The National Law University, Delhi, started the online registration for the AILET Entrance Exam 2023 on 07 September 2022. The last date to fill out the AILET Application Form 2023 is 15 November 2022.

Make sure to fill out the registration form on or before the last date to avoid discrepancies at the last moment.

01 September 2022: AILET Exam Date Announced

As per the latest notice published by the National Law University Delhi, the AILET 2023 Exam will be held on 11 December 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at all India levels.

The university will start the online registration process beginning on 07 September 2022.

AILET Exams 2023 Highlights

Look at the essential details about the All India Law Entrance Test.

  • Course Associated: B.A.LL.B. (Hons)/LL.M/PhD
  • Conducted by: National Law University, Delhi
  • Date of Exam: Sunday, 11 December 2022, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
  • Exam Frequency: Once a year
  • Official Website: https://nationallawuniversitydelhi.in
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • AILET Exam Application Fee 
  1. General /OBC/EWS/Foreign Nationals/ Kashmiri Migrants/ Residents of Jammu & Kashmir: Rs.3,050/-
  2. SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PwD): Rs.1,050/- 
  3. Fee Exempted: Below Poverty Line (BPL) candidates of the SC/ST Category only

AILET 2023 Exam Date & Schedule

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the All India Law Entrance Test.

Events Dates 
Release of official AILET Notification 2023 07 September 2022
AILET 2023 Registration Begins on 07 September 2022
Last Day to Fill AILET 2023 Application Form 20 November 2022
AILET 2023 Fee Payment 20 November 2022
AILET 2023 Application Correction Window 16 November - 20 November 2022
AILET 2023 Admit Card Release Date December 2022 (Tentative)
AILET 2023 Exam Date  11 December 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (announced)
AILET Answer Key  11 December - 12 December 2022
AILET Result 2023 Release Date December 2022
AILET Counselling 2023 January 2022

AILET Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The National Law University, Delhi, has prescribed specific criteria you must satisfy to be eligible for the entrance exam.

See below the detailed AILET Eligibility Criteria for LLB, LLM, and PhD courses.

AILET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for LLB

All those appearing for the AILET Exam this year, double-check the below-mentioned criteria.

  • General category students must have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination securing not less than 45% of the total marks in the aggregate.
  • In the case of SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities, secure not less than 40% of the total marks in the aggregate of the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination.
  • Foreign Nationals shall have 65% marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination of (10+2) system or an equivalent examination.
  • Appearing/awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also apply and appear.

AILET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for LLM

Follow the eligibility criteria of AILET if you are applying for LLM, as mentioned in the table below:

Nationality

Category 

Eligibility Criteria

Indian Nationals

General Category 

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate 

SC/ST/Persons with Disability category

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 45% marks in aggregate 

OCI/PIO Category 

Foreign National category 

The academic record of LL.B. or equivalent degree recognized by the UGC/ Association of Indian Universities with not less than 55% marks or the equivalent grade 

Assessment of necessary communication skills in written and spoken English

Performance at the interview in terms of aptitude and capacity.

Indian National

General Category

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate

SC/ST/Persons with Disability category

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 45% marks in aggregate

AILET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for PhD

To be admitted to the candidature for a doctoral degree, you must fulfil the eligibility as mentioned:

Degree Name

 

Eligibility Criteria

Master's Degree in Law 

General Category

Master's degree in Law or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master's degree in Law, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale 

SC/ST/PwD/Those who have obtained a Master's degree before 19 September 1991

Master's degree in Law or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master's degree in Law, with at least 50% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale 

 

Or, an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognised or authorised by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country 

 

Or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting, or assuring the quality and standards of educational institutions.

Master's Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities 

 

Master's Degree in social sciences or humanities from any recognised educational institution Indian or a foreign educational institution accredited as per UGC Regulations

General Category

Scored at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale

SC/ST/PwD/Those who have obtained a Master's degree before 19 September 1991

Conduct research in the discipline of law with a particular focus on public policy or law.

Degree in Law 

Degree in law and passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Or, passed the Company Secretary examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and awarded the Associate Membership of the Institute 

Pursue research interfaces with the discipline of law

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How to Apply for AILET 2023 Exam?

You can able to fill out the application form only through online mode. Eight stages are involved in the AILET Application Process 2023: Registration, Selecting the law course, Filling out the form, Uploading documents, and fee payment. 

  • Step 1 - Visit the official website of NLU Delhi: nludelhi.ac.in
  • Step 2 - Complete the registration by entering all the essential information like name, contact number, email ID, parents' name, date of birth
  • Step 3 - You will receive a User ID and Password, which is autogenerated. 
  • Step 4 - Login to your account using the login credentials such as User ID and password
  • Step 5 - Enter all the required details like education qualification, personal information, category, and religion.
  • Step 6 - Choose your desired exam centre and proceed to the next step. 
  • Step 7 - Upload the Scanned documents, i.e., photographs and signature, in the specified format.
  • Step 8 - Pay the application fee either online mode or offline mode.

AILET 2023 Application Fee 

Candidate can pay requisite application fees through any debit/credit cards, NET banking, UPI etc.

After successfully delivering the registration fee and generation of the acknowledgement receipt, you can view the same in the AILET login.

Check the below table for category-wise application fees.

Category Application Fee
Gen/OBC and all others Rs. 3050
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 1050
BPL SC/ST/PWD No Fee

Mistakes to Avoid While Filling the AILET 2023 Registration Form

If you have decided to fill in the application form for AILET 2023, make sure you don't commit these serious errors.

Do's Don't
White Background Green/red background
Passport Size Photograph Selfie, profile picture 
Recent Colored Photograph Black & white photograph of childhood
Clear Photograph  Photo with cap, goggles, and spectacles
Face covers 75% of the photograph  Cap covers 75% Photograph 
Photograph in .jpg/.jpeg format Photograph in PNG, GIF, TIFF, PSD
Signature with black/blue pen Signature with a red pen

AILET 2023 Exam Pattern

As said above, the AILET Exam Pattern 2023 has been revised by the National Law University, Delhi. 

Therefore, knowing the paper pattern will give you a fair idea about the number of questions from each section, the marking scheme, and the exam difficulty level.

The exam pattern is similar to the last year, which means there will be only three sections in the question paper:

  • English language
  • Current affairs & general knowledge
  • Logical reasoning

It means Mathematics and legal aptitude sections have been removed from the question paper.

AILET New Exam Pattern 2023 for BA LLB

The BA.LLB is a renowned five-year program at the National Law University. According to the new AILET exam pattern, the BA. The LLB question paper consists of only three sections: English, Current Affairs & General Knowledge, and Logical Reasoning.

Must Read: Short tricks to enhance your AILET GK preparation

Check out the table below to know the detailed paper pattern of the AILET 2023.

Section

Subject

Marks

Total Questions

Total Duration

Type of Question Paper

Marks Allotted

A

English Language

50

50

90 minutes

Objective

Correct Answer - 1 Mark

Incorrect Answer - 0.5 Marks

B

Current Affairs & General Knowledge

30

30

C

Logical Reasoning

70

70

Total

150

150

AILET New Exam Pattern 2023 for LLM

The paper Pattern of the AILET LLM course consists of 100 MCQ-type questions and two essay-type descriptive questions on the assigned topics.

The objective-based question carries 100 marks, and the essay-based question has 25 marks each.

Sections

Parts

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Section A

Part 1: English language 

50

50

90 Minutes

Part 2: Legal reasoning 

50

50

Total

100

150

Section B 

Descriptive Paper

6-8 

(The candidates will have to answer any two (2) descriptive questions)

50

AILET 2023 Syllabus

Being aware of the syllabus will help you plan your preparation better. The below table provides a glimpse of the essential topics for the AILET exam.

Section Syllabus
English including comprehension
  • English comprehension passages and grammar.
  • You will be tested on your understanding of the given English passage.
  • You have to understand the central theme of the passage, and the meaning of the words, make correct use of grammar, fill in the blanks and use appropriate words wherever necessary.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • General awareness and static general knowledge, national and international current affairs, People in courts, Famous people in law, countries, capitals, and currencies.
Logical Reasoning
  • The logical reasoning section tests identifying patterns and logical links and rectifying illogical arguments.
  • The syllabus includes syllogisms, logical sequence identifying patterns, and logical links.

AILET 2023 Admit Card

A hall ticket is an important document you carry to the exam centre. You can follow the simple instructions below to download the AILET admit card.

AILET Mock Tests

AILET Mock Tests

List of AILET Exam Centers 2023

Ensure to reach the exam centre at least half an hour before the reporting time. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to take the exam. The candidates may give up to three preferences about the test centres.

As far as possible, the National Law University will try to allocate the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd preferences. However, due to administrative/ technical reasons, the NLU may allot any other test centre.

Check out the list of AILET Exam Centers from the table below.

Must Read: Short tricks to enhance your legal reasoning skills for the AILET exam.

Bengaluru Bhopal
Chandigarh Chennai
Cochin Cuttack
Dehradun Delhi
Gandhinagar Greater Noida
Gurugram Guwahati
Hyderabad Jaipur
Jammu Jodhpur
Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur
Patna Raipur
Varanasi Visakhapatnam

AILET 2023 Cut Off

Based on the result, the NLU decides the cut-off marks to shortlist you for admission into law programs. The AILET Cut-Off is declared separately for all categories.

You must score above the cut-off to receive the admission letter. Check out the table below to know the Previous Year's cut-off marks.

Categories AILET 2020 Cut Off AILET 2019 Cut Off AILET 2018 Cut Off
General 72.75 71.25 89
Scheduled Caste 49.75 49.5 71
Scheduled Tribe 50 48.25 68
Persons with Disability 35.25 42.75 74
Kashmiri Migrants 35.25 40.25 81
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir 51.25 58 78

AILET 2023 Answer Key

The answer key is an official document released by the exam conducting authority to help you check the responses in the exam.

The AILET Answer Key will usually be released two weeks after the examination, and the Answer key will be released in PDF form.

You can follow the instructions given below while downloading the answer key PDF.

AILET Answer Key

  • Visit the official website of NLU Delhi, i.e., i.e., nludelhi.ac.in (or) the direct link on this page (will be given on the day of answer key release)
  • Click on the 'AILET Answer Key' link.
  • Under the notification tab, you can find UG and PG answer key PDF
  • Click on the course and enter login details like registration ID and password
  • Download the AILET answer key in PDF form.
  • Take a printout of the answer key and save it for future reference

AILET 2023 Seat Distribution

According to the AILET Notification 2022, the university has released 198 seats to provide admission through AILET merit and 22 seats for foreign nationals and OCI/PIO.

Go through the below table to know the number of seats available for each course.

Course Seats
BA LLB Hons 110+13 (110 seats on AILET merit; 13 seats for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO for direct admission on merit) 
LLM 70+11 (70 seats on AILET merit; 11 seats for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO for direct admission on merit)
PhD 9+2 (9 seats on AILET merit and two seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit of Research Proposals)

The seats offered for various courses are filled based on different categories. Check out the category-wise distribution of AILET Seats.

AILET Seats 2023 for BA LLB Course

Let us look at the table below to know the number of seats reserved for SC, ST, PWD, and other categories.

Categories Seats Reserved
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC Non-creamy Layer 22%
EWS 10%
Persons with Disability 5%
Kashmiri Migrants One supernumerary seat
Residents of Jammu & Kashmir 2 supernumerary seats

Must Read: Top 5 tricks to improve your vocabulary skills for AILET

AILET Seats 2023 for LLM Course

Check out the table below for the percentage of seats reserved for the General, SC/ST, and PwD categories.

Categories Seats Reserved
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC Non-creamy Layer 22%
EWS 10%
Persons with Disability 5%
Kashmiri Migrants One supernumerary seat

AILET 2023 Preparation Tips

Gear up your preparation for the highly competitive exam by following the expert's Preparation Tips for AILET.

You are advised to begin your preparation at least six months before the exam. Here is a glimpse of how to prepare for the AILET exam.

  • Make a proper study plan and start studying all topics one by one.
  • Go through the pattern and syllabus to know which topics has to be studied and given more importance.
  • After knowing the syllabus, collect the required study materials from a proper source, including the best books.
  • Then start your preparation with easy topics and then proceed to complex topics.
  • Speed is an essential factor in the exam. Try to solve questions faster and with accuracy.
  • Ensure to regularly take up the AILET Mock Tests to analyze your preparation levels.
  • Solve previous year's question papers to know the difficulty level of the paper and which type of questions can appear in the exam.

AILET 2023 Preparation Books

As per the experts, choosing the right books will help you to better prepare for the exam. To ease your preparation, we have assembled a list of the Best AILET Books you can refer to.

Let us look at the table below to know the most recommended books for preparation for the LLB exam.

Subject Books
English Word Power Made Easy
High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
General Knowledge Lucent’s General Knowledge NCERT Book (History and Civics)
Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

AILET 2023 Sample Papers

Sample Papers are model tests of the actual exam that follows the exact exam pattern and time limit. These tests give an idea about the type and pattern of the questions in the actual exam.

Practising AILET Previous Year Question Papers will let you know the difficulty level of the paper and how to attempt the tricky questions in less time. 

Also, you can improve your speed & accuracy and build your confidence.

AILET Exam Analysis 2021

Going through the AILET Exam Analysis will let you know the difficulty level of the exam and which type of questions can appear in the examination. 

Overall Difficulty Level of AILET 2021 Moderate to Difficult
English Subject Review
  • English was easy
  • More questions related to Idioms, Grammatical errors, and general English.
  • No Reading Comprehension
  • Good Attempts - 21+
Mathematics
  • Maths was lengthy and difficult
  • The highest number of questions were from arithmetic
  • Good Attempts: 7+
Legal Aptitude
  • Included questions on both Legal GK and Aptitude
  • GK questions were from very recent legal issues
  • 1/3 rd of the questions were from current affairs
  • Good Attempts: 18+
GK/Current Affairs
  • This was an easy section
  • Static GK was slightly tricky
  • Most of the current affairs were from 2019
Logical Reasoning
  • True or False questions were easy
  • There were no questions from deductive logic and conditionals.
  • Good Attempts: 20+

AILET 2023 Exam Result

The NLU will release the results on its official website. The AILET Result will be released in PDF format based on the categories.

You can download the PDF and check whether your name exists in the list. Follow the below instructions to check the AILET Exam Result.

Direct Link to Download AILET 2022 Result PDF

  • Visit the official website of NLU Delhi, i.e., nationallawuniversitydelhi.in
  • Login to the portal using your registration ID and password.
  • Click on the result link.
  • The AILET Result 2022 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the pdf and take a printout of the AILET result for future reference.

Must Read: Important legal knowledge questions for the AILET exam

AILET 2023 Counselling 

The AILET Counselling is conducted offline by the National Law University, Delhi. This process is held after the merit list is released by the University. 

The key highlights of the AILET Counselling 2023 Procedure are as follows:

  • The university will conduct the counselling offline at NLU, Delhi campus.
  • Shortlisted aspirants must draw a demand draft of Rs. 50,000 in favour of "The Registrar, National Law University, Delhi."
  • Seats are allotted based on various factors such as the marks scored in the entrance exam, choice filling, and availability of seats.
  • The university will release another merit list for the spot counselling round if seats are left.
  • Note that requests for payment of a counselling fee after the last date will not be entertained under any circumstances. 

List of Documents for AILET 2023 Counselling

Keep the following documents/certificates handy to avoid last minute rush:

Courses Documents Required
B.A.LL.B.(Hons)  Marks Statement of Class XII and Class X
LL.M
  • Marks Statement of B.A.LL.B./ LL.B. or equivalent
  • Class XII and Class X
PhD Programme
  • Marks Statement of LL.M or any other qualifying examination
  • B.A.LL.B./LL.B. or equivalent
  • Class XII and Class X.
Common Documents
  • Latest Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Valid SC/ST/OBC/EWS/ Persons with Disability / Kashmiri Migrant/ Resident of J&K Certificate (wherever applicable)

Summing Up - In conclusion, the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is a national-level law entrance exam. The National Law University, Delhi, conducts the exam for admission to their undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. Good luck with your preparation. Happy Reading! For more information on the AILET, click here.

“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The National Law University, Delhi, started the AILET registration Process on 07 September 2022.
As per the official AILET notification, the exam is conducted in offline mode.
As per the AILET Notification, you must have passed class 12th with a minimum of 45% marks  for BA LLB while those who passed the Graduation with 50% marks can apply for LLM.
No. As per the official notification, you have to fill the AILET 2023 registration form only in online mode.
No. It is not necessary to send the AILET Registration Form 2023 to NLU Delhi by post.
As per the notification, you are selected based on the marks scored in the AILET 2023 exam.
A total of 123 seats available at NLU, Delhi for undergraduate law program i.e,  BA LLB and those are filled through AILET exam.
The exam pattern is similar to the lats year. You can go through the above post to know the detailed exam pattern.
AS per the latest notice, the last date to fill the online registration form is 25 May.
There is no limitation to appear for the AILET exam. However, you must satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting body to appear for the AILET Exam.
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Author : Tanya Kaushal

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Reader's Digest: AILET is the go-to exam if you aspire to study at the premier law university in the capital city of India, the National Law University Delhi. Only 123 seats are available for BA LLB (Hons) course. Almost 2 lakhs students apply for it. So, even a single mistake can cost you a year. Read this blog post to get 360 degrees insights about the AILET exam pattern, syllabus, preparation, and more. 

The National Law University, Delhi, conducts the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) annually to provide admission to BA LLB (Hons), LLM, and PhD courses.

The classic fact about National Law University, Delhi, is that it has been the only law school in the nation with its stand-alone entrance exam, i.e., AILET, since 2008. 

Coming to the context of the article, we have tried to answer a few queries that students will have about AILET Notification 2023.

  • Who can apply for AILET? Students applying for AILET 2023 UG courses must have passed class 12 or equivalent exams with a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for the exam.
  • I appeared for AILET last year. Am I eligible to appear for the AILET 2023 session? Yes, there is no limitation to appearing for the AILET exam. However, you must satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the NLU.
  • I am appearing for the class 12 board exams in 2023. Am I eligible for the AILET 2023? Absolutely, yes. Anyone who will give their board exams in 2023 can apply for the exam.
  • I have secured 45% marks in class 12. Am I eligible for the AILET 2023 exam? It depends on your category; you can apply for the entrance exam if you are from the reserved category.

Download Free Study Material For AILET 2023 Exam by LegalEdge

Latest Updates on AILET 2023:

20 November 2022: Last Day Extended to Fill AILET 2023 Registration Form

The National Law University (NLU), Delhi, has extended the last date for submitting the AILET Form 2023. Now, the candidates can apply for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) online till 20 November 2022.

07 September 2022: AILET Registration Started!

The National Law University, Delhi, started the online registration for the AILET Entrance Exam 2023 on 07 September 2022. The last date to fill out the AILET Application Form 2023 is 15 November 2022.

Make sure to fill out the registration form on or before the last date to avoid discrepancies at the last moment.

01 September 2022: AILET Exam Date Announced

As per the latest notice published by the National Law University Delhi, the AILET 2023 Exam will be held on 11 December 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at all India levels.

The university will start the online registration process beginning on 07 September 2022.

AILET Exams 2023 Highlights

Look at the essential details about the All India Law Entrance Test.

  • Course Associated: B.A.LL.B. (Hons)/LL.M/PhD
  • Conducted by: National Law University, Delhi
  • Date of Exam: Sunday, 11 December 2022, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
  • Exam Frequency: Once a year
  • Official Website: https://nationallawuniversitydelhi.in
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • AILET Exam Application Fee 
  1. General /OBC/EWS/Foreign Nationals/ Kashmiri Migrants/ Residents of Jammu & Kashmir: Rs.3,050/-
  2. SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PwD): Rs.1,050/- 
  3. Fee Exempted: Below Poverty Line (BPL) candidates of the SC/ST Category only

AILET 2023 Exam Date & Schedule

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the All India Law Entrance Test.

Events Dates 
Release of official AILET Notification 2023 07 September 2022
AILET 2023 Registration Begins on 07 September 2022
Last Day to Fill AILET 2023 Application Form 20 November 2022
AILET 2023 Fee Payment 20 November 2022
AILET 2023 Application Correction Window 16 November - 20 November 2022
AILET 2023 Admit Card Release Date December 2022 (Tentative)
AILET 2023 Exam Date  11 December 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (announced)
AILET Answer Key  11 December - 12 December 2022
AILET Result 2023 Release Date December 2022
AILET Counselling 2023 January 2022

AILET Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The National Law University, Delhi, has prescribed specific criteria you must satisfy to be eligible for the entrance exam.

See below the detailed AILET Eligibility Criteria for LLB, LLM, and PhD courses.

AILET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for LLB

All those appearing for the AILET Exam this year, double-check the below-mentioned criteria.

  • General category students must have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination securing not less than 45% of the total marks in the aggregate.
  • In the case of SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities, secure not less than 40% of the total marks in the aggregate of the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination.
  • Foreign Nationals shall have 65% marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination of (10+2) system or an equivalent examination.
  • Appearing/awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also apply and appear.

AILET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for LLM

Follow the eligibility criteria of AILET if you are applying for LLM, as mentioned in the table below:

Nationality

Category 

Eligibility Criteria

Indian Nationals

General Category 

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate 

SC/ST/Persons with Disability category

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 45% marks in aggregate 

OCI/PIO Category 

Foreign National category 

The academic record of LL.B. or equivalent degree recognized by the UGC/ Association of Indian Universities with not less than 55% marks or the equivalent grade 

Assessment of necessary communication skills in written and spoken English

Performance at the interview in terms of aptitude and capacity.

Indian National

General Category

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate

SC/ST/Persons with Disability category

Passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 45% marks in aggregate

AILET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for PhD

To be admitted to the candidature for a doctoral degree, you must fulfil the eligibility as mentioned:

Degree Name

 

Eligibility Criteria

Master's Degree in Law 

General Category

Master's degree in Law or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master's degree in Law, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale 

SC/ST/PwD/Those who have obtained a Master's degree before 19 September 1991

Master's degree in Law or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master's degree in Law, with at least 50% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale 

 

Or, an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognised or authorised by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country 

 

Or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting, or assuring the quality and standards of educational institutions.

Master's Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities 

 

Master's Degree in social sciences or humanities from any recognised educational institution Indian or a foreign educational institution accredited as per UGC Regulations

General Category

Scored at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale

SC/ST/PwD/Those who have obtained a Master's degree before 19 September 1991

Conduct research in the discipline of law with a particular focus on public policy or law.

Degree in Law 

Degree in law and passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Or, passed the Company Secretary examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and awarded the Associate Membership of the Institute 

Pursue research interfaces with the discipline of law

AILET Online Coaching

AILET online coaching

How to Apply for AILET 2023 Exam?

You can able to fill out the application form only through online mode. Eight stages are involved in the AILET Application Process 2023: Registration, Selecting the law course, Filling out the form, Uploading documents, and fee payment. 

  • Step 1 - Visit the official website of NLU Delhi: nludelhi.ac.in
  • Step 2 - Complete the registration by entering all the essential information like name, contact number, email ID, parents' name, date of birth
  • Step 3 - You will receive a User ID and Password, which is autogenerated. 
  • Step 4 - Login to your account using the login credentials such as User ID and password
  • Step 5 - Enter all the required details like education qualification, personal information, category, and religion.
  • Step 6 - Choose your desired exam centre and proceed to the next step. 
  • Step 7 - Upload the Scanned documents, i.e., photographs and signature, in the specified format.
  • Step 8 - Pay the application fee either online mode or offline mode.

AILET 2023 Application Fee 

Candidate can pay requisite application fees through any debit/credit cards, NET banking, UPI etc.

After successfully delivering the registration fee and generation of the acknowledgement receipt, you can view the same in the AILET login.

Check the below table for category-wise application fees.

Category Application Fee
Gen/OBC and all others Rs. 3050
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 1050
BPL SC/ST/PWD No Fee

Mistakes to Avoid While Filling the AILET 2023 Registration Form

If you have decided to fill in the application form for AILET 2023, make sure you don't commit these serious errors.

Do's Don't
White Background Green/red background
Passport Size Photograph Selfie, profile picture 
Recent Colored Photograph Black & white photograph of childhood
Clear Photograph  Photo with cap, goggles, and spectacles
Face covers 75% of the photograph  Cap covers 75% Photograph 
Photograph in .jpg/.jpeg format Photograph in PNG, GIF, TIFF, PSD
Signature with black/blue pen Signature with a red pen

AILET 2023 Exam Pattern

As said above, the AILET Exam Pattern 2023 has been revised by the National Law University, Delhi. 

Therefore, knowing the paper pattern will give you a fair idea about the number of questions from each section, the marking scheme, and the exam difficulty level.

The exam pattern is similar to the last year, which means there will be only three sections in the question paper:

  • English language
  • Current affairs & general knowledge
  • Logical reasoning

It means Mathematics and legal aptitude sections have been removed from the question paper.

AILET New Exam Pattern 2023 for BA LLB

The BA.LLB is a renowned five-year program at the National Law University. According to the new AILET exam pattern, the BA. The LLB question paper consists of only three sections: English, Current Affairs & General Knowledge, and Logical Reasoning.

Must Read: Short tricks to enhance your AILET GK preparation

Check out the table below to know the detailed paper pattern of the AILET 2023.

Section

Subject

Marks

Total Questions

Total Duration

Type of Question Paper

Marks Allotted

A

English Language

50

50

90 minutes

Objective

Correct Answer - 1 Mark

Incorrect Answer - 0.5 Marks

B

Current Affairs & General Knowledge

30

30

C

Logical Reasoning

70

70

Total

150

150

AILET New Exam Pattern 2023 for LLM

The paper Pattern of the AILET LLM course consists of 100 MCQ-type questions and two essay-type descriptive questions on the assigned topics.

The objective-based question carries 100 marks, and the essay-based question has 25 marks each.

Sections

Parts

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Section A

Part 1: English language 

50

50

90 Minutes

Part 2: Legal reasoning 

50

50

Total

100

150

Section B 

Descriptive Paper

6-8 

(The candidates will have to answer any two (2) descriptive questions)

50

AILET 2023 Syllabus

Being aware of the syllabus will help you plan your preparation better. The below table provides a glimpse of the essential topics for the AILET exam.

Section Syllabus
English including comprehension
  • English comprehension passages and grammar.
  • You will be tested on your understanding of the given English passage.
  • You have to understand the central theme of the passage, and the meaning of the words, make correct use of grammar, fill in the blanks and use appropriate words wherever necessary.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • General awareness and static general knowledge, national and international current affairs, People in courts, Famous people in law, countries, capitals, and currencies.
Logical Reasoning
  • The logical reasoning section tests identifying patterns and logical links and rectifying illogical arguments.
  • The syllabus includes syllogisms, logical sequence identifying patterns, and logical links.

AILET 2023 Admit Card

A hall ticket is an important document you carry to the exam centre. You can follow the simple instructions below to download the AILET admit card.

AILET Mock Tests

AILET Mock Tests

List of AILET Exam Centers 2023

Ensure to reach the exam centre at least half an hour before the reporting time. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to take the exam. The candidates may give up to three preferences about the test centres.

As far as possible, the National Law University will try to allocate the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd preferences. However, due to administrative/ technical reasons, the NLU may allot any other test centre.

Check out the list of AILET Exam Centers from the table below.

Must Read: Short tricks to enhance your legal reasoning skills for the AILET exam.

Bengaluru Bhopal
Chandigarh Chennai
Cochin Cuttack
Dehradun Delhi
Gandhinagar Greater Noida
Gurugram Guwahati
Hyderabad Jaipur
Jammu Jodhpur
Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur
Patna Raipur
Varanasi Visakhapatnam

AILET 2023 Cut Off

Based on the result, the NLU decides the cut-off marks to shortlist you for admission into law programs. The AILET Cut-Off is declared separately for all categories.

You must score above the cut-off to receive the admission letter. Check out the table below to know the Previous Year's cut-off marks.

Categories AILET 2020 Cut Off AILET 2019 Cut Off AILET 2018 Cut Off
General 72.75 71.25 89
Scheduled Caste 49.75 49.5 71
Scheduled Tribe 50 48.25 68
Persons with Disability 35.25 42.75 74
Kashmiri Migrants 35.25 40.25 81
Residents of Jammu and Kashmir 51.25 58 78

AILET 2023 Answer Key

The answer key is an official document released by the exam conducting authority to help you check the responses in the exam.

The AILET Answer Key will usually be released two weeks after the examination, and the Answer key will be released in PDF form.

You can follow the instructions given below while downloading the answer key PDF.

AILET Answer Key

  • Visit the official website of NLU Delhi, i.e., i.e., nludelhi.ac.in (or) the direct link on this page (will be given on the day of answer key release)
  • Click on the 'AILET Answer Key' link.
  • Under the notification tab, you can find UG and PG answer key PDF
  • Click on the course and enter login details like registration ID and password
  • Download the AILET answer key in PDF form.
  • Take a printout of the answer key and save it for future reference

AILET 2023 Seat Distribution

According to the AILET Notification 2022, the university has released 198 seats to provide admission through AILET merit and 22 seats for foreign nationals and OCI/PIO.

Go through the below table to know the number of seats available for each course.

Course Seats
BA LLB Hons 110+13 (110 seats on AILET merit; 13 seats for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO for direct admission on merit) 
LLM 70+11 (70 seats on AILET merit; 11 seats for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO for direct admission on merit)
PhD 9+2 (9 seats on AILET merit and two seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit of Research Proposals)

The seats offered for various courses are filled based on different categories. Check out the category-wise distribution of AILET Seats.

AILET Seats 2023 for BA LLB Course

Let us look at the table below to know the number of seats reserved for SC, ST, PWD, and other categories.

Categories Seats Reserved
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC Non-creamy Layer 22%
EWS 10%
Persons with Disability 5%
Kashmiri Migrants One supernumerary seat
Residents of Jammu & Kashmir 2 supernumerary seats

Must Read: Top 5 tricks to improve your vocabulary skills for AILET

AILET Seats 2023 for LLM Course

Check out the table below for the percentage of seats reserved for the General, SC/ST, and PwD categories.

Categories Seats Reserved
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC Non-creamy Layer 22%
EWS 10%
Persons with Disability 5%
Kashmiri Migrants One supernumerary seat

AILET 2023 Preparation Tips

Gear up your preparation for the highly competitive exam by following the expert's Preparation Tips for AILET.

You are advised to begin your preparation at least six months before the exam. Here is a glimpse of how to prepare for the AILET exam.

  • Make a proper study plan and start studying all topics one by one.
  • Go through the pattern and syllabus to know which topics has to be studied and given more importance.
  • After knowing the syllabus, collect the required study materials from a proper source, including the best books.
  • Then start your preparation with easy topics and then proceed to complex topics.
  • Speed is an essential factor in the exam. Try to solve questions faster and with accuracy.
  • Ensure to regularly take up the AILET Mock Tests to analyze your preparation levels.
  • Solve previous year's question papers to know the difficulty level of the paper and which type of questions can appear in the exam.

AILET 2023 Preparation Books

As per the experts, choosing the right books will help you to better prepare for the exam. To ease your preparation, we have assembled a list of the Best AILET Books you can refer to.

Let us look at the table below to know the most recommended books for preparation for the LLB exam.

Subject Books
English Word Power Made Easy
High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
General Knowledge Lucent’s General Knowledge NCERT Book (History and Civics)
Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

AILET 2023 Sample Papers

Sample Papers are model tests of the actual exam that follows the exact exam pattern and time limit. These tests give an idea about the type and pattern of the questions in the actual exam.

Practising AILET Previous Year Question Papers will let you know the difficulty level of the paper and how to attempt the tricky questions in less time. 

Also, you can improve your speed & accuracy and build your confidence.

AILET Exam Analysis 2021

Going through the AILET Exam Analysis will let you know the difficulty level of the exam and which type of questions can appear in the examination. 

Overall Difficulty Level of AILET 2021 Moderate to Difficult
English Subject Review
  • English was easy
  • More questions related to Idioms, Grammatical errors, and general English.
  • No Reading Comprehension
  • Good Attempts - 21+
Mathematics
  • Maths was lengthy and difficult
  • The highest number of questions were from arithmetic
  • Good Attempts: 7+
Legal Aptitude
  • Included questions on both Legal GK and Aptitude
  • GK questions were from very recent legal issues
  • 1/3 rd of the questions were from current affairs
  • Good Attempts: 18+
GK/Current Affairs
  • This was an easy section
  • Static GK was slightly tricky
  • Most of the current affairs were from 2019
Logical Reasoning
  • True or False questions were easy
  • There were no questions from deductive logic and conditionals.
  • Good Attempts: 20+

AILET 2023 Exam Result

The NLU will release the results on its official website. The AILET Result will be released in PDF format based on the categories.

You can download the PDF and check whether your name exists in the list. Follow the below instructions to check the AILET Exam Result.

Direct Link to Download AILET 2022 Result PDF

  • Visit the official website of NLU Delhi, i.e., nationallawuniversitydelhi.in
  • Login to the portal using your registration ID and password.
  • Click on the result link.
  • The AILET Result 2022 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the pdf and take a printout of the AILET result for future reference.

Must Read: Important legal knowledge questions for the AILET exam

AILET 2023 Counselling 

The AILET Counselling is conducted offline by the National Law University, Delhi. This process is held after the merit list is released by the University. 

The key highlights of the AILET Counselling 2023 Procedure are as follows:

  • The university will conduct the counselling offline at NLU, Delhi campus.
  • Shortlisted aspirants must draw a demand draft of Rs. 50,000 in favour of "The Registrar, National Law University, Delhi."
  • Seats are allotted based on various factors such as the marks scored in the entrance exam, choice filling, and availability of seats.
  • The university will release another merit list for the spot counselling round if seats are left.
  • Note that requests for payment of a counselling fee after the last date will not be entertained under any circumstances. 

List of Documents for AILET 2023 Counselling

Keep the following documents/certificates handy to avoid last minute rush:

Courses Documents Required
B.A.LL.B.(Hons)  Marks Statement of Class XII and Class X
LL.M
  • Marks Statement of B.A.LL.B./ LL.B. or equivalent
  • Class XII and Class X
PhD Programme
  • Marks Statement of LL.M or any other qualifying examination
  • B.A.LL.B./LL.B. or equivalent
  • Class XII and Class X.
Common Documents
  • Latest Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Valid SC/ST/OBC/EWS/ Persons with Disability / Kashmiri Migrant/ Resident of J&K Certificate (wherever applicable)

Summing Up - In conclusion, the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is a national-level law entrance exam. The National Law University, Delhi, conducts the exam for admission to their undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. Good luck with your preparation. Happy Reading! For more information on the AILET, click here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The National Law University, Delhi, started the AILET registration Process on 07 September 2022.
As per the official AILET notification, the exam is conducted in offline mode.
As per the AILET Notification, you must have passed class 12th with a minimum of 45% marks  for BA LLB while those who passed the Graduation with 50% marks can apply for LLM.
No. As per the official notification, you have to fill the AILET 2023 registration form only in online mode.
No. It is not necessary to send the AILET Registration Form 2023 to NLU Delhi by post.
As per the notification, you are selected based on the marks scored in the AILET 2023 exam.
A total of 123 seats available at NLU, Delhi for undergraduate law program i.e,  BA LLB and those are filled through AILET exam.
The exam pattern is similar to the lats year. You can go through the above post to know the detailed exam pattern.
AS per the latest notice, the last date to fill the online registration form is 25 May.
There is no limitation to appear for the AILET exam. However, you must satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting body to appear for the AILET Exam.

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