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The National Law University, Delhi (NLU) has begun the registration process for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2021 to offer admission into UG and PG level law courses like B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M., and Ph. D. professional courses. This post takes you through the detailed information regarding AILET Notification 2021. 

AILET Latest Updates

January 23, 2021: NLU, Delhi published the application form on the official website. As per the latest announcement, the last date to fill the application form is 20 May 2021.

January 22, 2021: The university has released the admission notice for the academic year 2021-22.

December 08, 2020: As per the latest notice, the National Law University, Delhi has rescheduled the AILET Exam date to 20 June 2021 (10 am to 11:30 am). The admission notice will be issued in the third week of January 2021. For more information, Check Official Notice.

December 04, 2020: NLU Delhi had released the official notification that includes exam dates and eligibility criteria for AILET 2021.

AILET Exam Dates 2021

The application process for AILET 2021 has begun on 23 January 2021 by the NLU, Delhi. If you satisfy the eligibility criteria, then make sure to fill the application form on or before the last date.

Events Dates
Release of official AILET Notification 2021 23 January 2021
AILET 2021 Registration begins on 23 January 2021
Last day to submit AILET 2021 Application Form 20 May 2021 (11:55 PM)
AILET 2021 Admit Card Release Date June 2021
AILET Exam Date  20 June 2021 (10 AM - 11.30 AM)
AILET Answer Key  June 2021
AILET Result 2021 Release Date July 2021
AILET Counselling 2021 To be Notified

Direct Link to Fill AILET 2021 Application Form

AILET 2021 Notification

The notification is an official document released by the exam conducting authority to inform you about the exam. 

  • If you are willing to get admission to NLU, then you must go through the complete notification and then continue with registration.
  • The official notification of the AILET exam includes details like eligibility, online registration, application fee, selection process, etc.
Course Notification PDF
B.A LLB Click here
LLM Click here
Ph.D Click here

AILET 2021 Seats

This year, a total of 188 seats are offering by the NLU through AILET Exam 2021. Go through the below table to know the number of seats available for each course.

Course Seats
BA LLB Hons 110
LLM 70
Ph. D 13

AILET Study Plan 2021

AILET Study Plan 2021

AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before proceeding with the application form, you must make sure to meet the AILET Eligibility Criteria set by the exam conducting body. The candidature will get cancelled if you fail to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for LLB

  • You must have passed Intermediate (class 10+2) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in order to be eligible for AILET (or)
  • If you are appearing for class 12 exams in 2021, then you can also apply for the exam.

AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for LLM

  • To apply for the LLM course, you must have completed your graduation or any other equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks (or)
  • If you are pursuing final year LLB, then you can apply for the exam.

AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D

  • To apply for AILET 2021 exam, you must hold LL.M or equivalent degree with 55% marks. However, it is 50% if you belong to SC/ST categories (or)
  • If you have completed your degree in law and a Ph.D. in any discipline, then you can also apply for the exam (or)
  • If you have worked as a State High Court Judge in India for at least 3 years or Judge at the Supreme Court, then you are eligible to apply for the AILET exam.

How to Apply for AILET 2021?

The AILET Application Form can be filled only through online mode. There are five stages involved in the AILET Application Process 2021 that are: Registration, Selecting the law course, Filling the form, Uploading documents, and fee payment. 

  • Visit the official website of NLU Delhi:
  • Complete the registration by entering all the basic information like name, contact number, email ID, Parents Name, Date of Birth
  • You will receive a User ID and Password which is autogenerated. 
  • On the homepage, click on Course
  • Select your desired course from the drop-down and start filling the form. 
  • Login to your account using the login credentials such as User ID and password
  • Enter all the required details like Education Qualification, Personal Details, Communication details, Parents Details, Category, Religion.
  • Choose your desired exam center and proceed to the next step. 
  • Upload the Scanned documents i.e., photographs and signature in the specified format
  • You can pay the application fee either through online mode or offline mode.
  • If you are paying through online mode then use your credit card/debit card/ net banking
  • For offline mode of payment, download the bank challan and pay the cash by visiting the nearest bank.

Check the below table for category-wise application fees.

Category Application Fee
Gen/OBC and all others Rs. 3050
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 1050

AILET Exam Pattern 2021

Knowing the exam pattern will help you to know how many questions asked from each section, marking scheme, etc. Here, we have provided the detailed AILET Exam Pattern 2021 for both UG and PG programs.

Exam pattern for B.A LLB

The B.A.LLB is a very renowned five-year duration program at the National Law University, Delhi, and the admission process is completed through the exam. The AILET exam for B. A. LLB consists of five sections: English, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning, and Elementary Mathematics.

  • The exam is conducted in the offline mode
  • The AILET Exam 2021 consists of 150 questions
  • The total time duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
  • The AILET Question Paper includes objective type questions
  • For each right answer, you will be awarded 1 mark and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted
Section Subject Marks Total Questions
A English 35 35
B General Knowledge(Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) 35 35
C Legal Aptitude 35 35
D Reasoning 35 35
E Elementary Mathematics 10 10
Total 150 150

Exam pattern for LLM

The paper Pattern of the AILET LLM course consists of 100 MCQ-type questions and one essay-type descriptive question on the assigned topics. The objective-based question carries 100 marks, and the essay-based question carries 50 marks.

Topics Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
MCQ based on Legal Awareness Concepts 100 100 1 hours and 30 Minutes
Descriptive Essay based on Legal Awareness Concepts 1 50
Total 101 150

Exam pattern for Ph.D. 

The questions in the AILET Ph.D. exams are framed from the concepts of Research Methodology and Legal Research Aptitude. 

  • The exam pattern for Ph. D program consists of two papers: paper 1 and paper 2.
  • Paper 1 exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions whereas, in paper 2, you have to submit a research proposal in 15 pages on the topic of their Ph.D. degree 
Topics Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
MCQ based on Research Methodology and Legal Research Aptitude 100 100 1 Hours and 30 Minutes
Total 100 100

AILET Syllabus 2021

Being aware of the syllabus will help you plan your preparation in a better way. the below table provides a glimpse of the AILET Syllabus 2021.

Section Syllabus
English including comprehension English comprehension passages and grammar. You will be tested on their understanding of the given English passage. They have to understand the central theme of the passage, the meaning of the words, make correct use of grammar, fill up 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.
Mathematics The Mathematics section tests your knowledge of Class 10 maths that is taught at the school level. You need not fret about this subject as it is elementary level mathematics, much of what is taught at school.
Legal Aptitude It tests your ability to understand law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may also include legal propositions and facts. You have to answer the questions based on propositions and facts that they have drawn from the questions.
Logical Reasoning The logical reasoning section tests the ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. The syllabus includes syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

AILET Admit Card 2021

The admit card is an important document to be carried to the exam hall without fail. Make sure to carry the hall ticket to the respective exam center without fail. The NLU will release the AILET Admit Card 2021 only through online mode on its official website. Follow the simple steps to download the AILET Hall Ticket correctly.

  • Visit the official website
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Download AILET Admit Card 2021"
  • Enter your login credentials and click on submit
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

AILET 2021 Exam Centers

You must ensure to reach the exam center at least half an hour before the reporting time. Check out the list of AILET Exam Centers tabulated below.

State/UT City
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Patna
Chattisgarh Raipur
Delhi Delhi
Gujarat Gandhinagar
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Rajasthan Jaipur and Jodhpur
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow and Varanasi
Maharashtra Mumbai and Nagpur
Kerela Cochin
Odisha Cuttack
Punjab and Haryana Chandigarh
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Telangana Hyderabad

AILET Sample Papers 2021

Sample Papers are model tests of the actual exam that follows the same exam pattern and the time limit. These tests give an idea about the type and pattern of the questions that are going to be asked in the real exam.

  • Practicing 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.
  • Sample papers will help improve your speed, accuracy, and build your confidence levels.
  • Solving previous year papers will help improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.
  • You are advised to download the AILET Sample Papers PDF and start your preparation well in advance to score good marks in the upcoming exam.

AILET Study Plan 2021

AILET Study Plan 2021

AILET Preparation Tips 2021

Gear up your preparation for the highly competitive exam by following the expert's AILET Preparation Tips 2021. You are advised to begin your preparation at least 3 months before the exam. Here is a glimpse of how to prepare for the AILET 2021 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 difficult topics.
  • Speed is an important factor in the exam. Try to solve questions faster and with accuracy.
  • Ensure to take up the AILET Mock Tests regularly to analyze your preparation levels.
  • Make sure to finish the mock tests on time and after completion of solving, check all your answers and allot marks yourself for each question.
  • Note down where you go wrong and know how to correct the mistakes.
  • Solve previous year question papers to know the difficulty level of the paper and which type of questions can appear in the exam.

AILET Preparation Books 2021

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

Best Books for B. A. LLB

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

Subject Books
English Word Power Made Easy
High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
Mathematics Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Agarwal NCERT Books 
General Knowledge Lucent’s General Knowledge NCERT Book (History and Civics)
Legal Aptitude Universal’s Guide to CLAT and LLB entrance examination
Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Best Books for LLM

Check the table below to know the important books for the preparation of LLM.

Subject Book/Study Material Author
Constitutional Law Introduction to the Constitution  DD Basu
Constitutional Law of India JN Pandey and Bare Act
The Law of Torts Ratanlal and Dhirajlal
Jurisprudence Jurisprudence Decoding the Jurisprudence VD Mahajan

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. 

  • The exam Analysis includes all the questions asked, overall as well as sectional difficulty level, a good number of attempts, and weightage of topics.
  • Knowing the exam analysis will help you to better focus on the important topics.

AILET Answer Key 2021

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 be released usually 2 weeks after the examination. The Answer key is released in PDF format. You can follow the below instructions to download the answer key PDF.

  • Visit the Official Website:
  • On the homepage click on the Answer Key link
  • Login to your account using login credentials
  • The AILET 2021 Answer Key will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the answer key and check your responses by comparing it. 
  • This way you can know your chances of getting shortlisted for counseling.

AILET Result 2021

The NLU will release the results on its official website. The AILET 2021 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 or not. The below table explains the result schedule of the exam. 

Course Result Dates (Tentative)
BA LLB July 2021
LLM July 2021
Ph.D July 2021

How to Check AILET Results 2021?

Follow the below instructions to check the AILET 2021 Result.

  • Visit the official website of NLU Delhi i.e
  • Click on AILET 2021 tab
  • On the new page, click on the AILET 2021 Result.
  • Fill in the details in all the required fields.
  • Check and Download the results PDF

AILET Score Card 2021

The National Law University, Delhi will release score card for those who will qualify in the written exam. The Scorecard for AILET 2021 will be released on the day of the results. The scorecard includes various details like the Candidate's name, roll number, total marks obtained subject-wise. The scorecard is an important document that has to be carried to counseling without fail.

Details Mentioned on the AILET Scorecard 2021

The AILET Scorecard includes various details like

  • Candidate's Name
  • Parent's Name
  • Marks scored in the exam
  • Category
  • Exam Date

AILET 2021 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 2021 is declared separately for all categories. You must score above the cut-off to receive the admission letter. Check the below tabulation to know the Previous Year 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 Merit List 2021

The Merit List will be released after the declaration of the result. The seat allotment is based on the AILET Merit List 2021. Candidates with a higher rank will be given higher priority. The following details are mentioned on the AILET Merit List 2021.

  • Name 
  • Roll number 
  • Guardian's name
  • Gender
  • Total marks obtained in AILET exam

AILET Admission Process 2021

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

  • You need to pay the admission-cum-counselling fee for AILET 2021.
  • You must make sure to remit the fee to the NLU Admission Office within the specified time. Otherwise, the candidature will get cancelled.
  • After the first slot of admission, the list of shortlisted candidates will be issued by NLU Delhi for spot counselling.

AILET 2021 Counselling Dates

The university will announce the counselling dates after the completion of the exam.

Events Dates
AILET 2021 Result Date (BA LLB) To be Notified
Admission Letter Issue Date To be Notified
Fee Deposition Last Date (1st List) To be Notified
Spot Counselling Start (Vacant Seats) To be Notified
Fee Deposition Last Date only for selected candidates in spot counseling To be Notified
Admission Closed To be Notified
Selected Candidates Interview To be Notified
Orientation program To be Notified
Start of session/classes To be Notified

AILET 2021 Seat Reservation

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

For BA LLB Course

Let us have a 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%
Persons with Disability 5%
Kashmiri Migrants 1%
J & K 2%

For LLM Course

Check out the table below to know the percentage of seats reserved for General, SC/ST, PWD categories.

Category Reservation
General 75%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Persons with Disability 5%


When will the AILET 2021 Registration Process begin?

The AILET Notification 2021 will be released expectedly in the month of January 2021. Therefore, the registration Process will begin after the release of notification.

What is the mode of AILET Exam 2021?

As per the AILET notification, the exam is conducted in offline mode.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for AILET 2021?

As per the AILET Notification, candidates passed class 12th with a minimum of 50% can apply for BA LLB while candidates passed the Graduation with 55% can apply for LLM.

Who releases AILET 2021 Notification?

The AILET 2021 Notification is released by the National Law University (NLU), Delhi.

When is the AILET Exam 2021 conducted for LLM course?

As per the recent notice, the AILET 2021 Exam is conducted in the month of May 2021.

What is the Selection Process for AILET 2021?

Candidates are selected based on the marks scored in the AILET 2021 exam.

Is AILET exam tougher than CLAT?

Yes. It is observed that the AILET exam is usually difficult compared to the CLAT exam. Hence, candidates must enhance their preparation to better succeed in the exam.




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