Many of you might be thinking that the English subject doesn't require much practice. But this is not true. Just like other sections, the English section holds much importance in the AILET exam.

As we all know, the questions asked in AILET English are tougher and lengthier than the questions asked in CLAT. So, hard work is definitely required to clear this section.

We have curated the best AILET English Preparation Tips provided by experts at Legal Edge (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for law entrance exams) in this post.

When Should I Start my Preparation for AILET English?

Preparation needs to begin with planning. The process of preparation shall initiate after having clarity on topics and especially the weak areas.

Our experts mention a minimum 6-month window is required to work on the subjects and get a grip on answering more questions in lesser time.

Well, if you realized it a little later, you need to put in efforts in the right direction now. We can help you curate a 1-month or 2-month preparation strategy for your preparation.
For guidance, you can also enroll in the CLAT/AILET Crash Course.

However, you must study for 6-7 hours a day to complete the syllabus in such a short period. Also, you should work on brushing up on your grammatical rules and vocabulary.

How to Prepare for the English Section in AILET Exam?

The best trick to prepare for this section is to build a good vocabulary and increase your reading speed without compromising on accuracy.

In the AILET exam, a total of 35 questions will be asked from the English section. The questions are designed to test your grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. 

You should get a grip over grammatical rules as this will help you tackle error detection-based questions.

You must make sure to allocate at least 2 hours per day to prepare for AILET English.

Also, make sure to solve previous year's papers on a weekly basis as this will help you get an idea about the type of questions and the difficulty level.

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What are the Important Topics for the English Section of AILET 2021?

Before you begin with the preparation, make sure to understand the complete Syllabus for AILET Exam as this will help you know the important topics that you need to be prepared from the exam point of view, Harsh Gagrani, director of the Legal Edge said. The syllabus is based on elementary-level English grammar.

Chapter Topics
English Vocabulary Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word definitions, Analogies
English Proficiency Idioms and Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence improvement & rearrangement, Fill in the blanks
English Usage Errors Grammatical errors, speech errors, Correct Spelling, Spotting errors
English Comprehension On the basis of the passage provided, various questions will be asked. It is advisable to first go through the questions first and then read the passage. 

Which Books Should I consider for AILET English Preparation?

As per Harsh's Opinion, you can consider referring to the following AILET Books while preparing for the English subject.

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • English Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English by S P Bakshi

After collecting the required books/study plan, how can I start my preparation for the AILET Entrance Exam?

Topic-wise Preparation Strategy for AILET English

You need to plan and strategize each area precisely to score well in the English Section, Harsh quoted. You can enhance your English preparation by following the topic-wise Preparation Tips for AILET 2021 provided in the post below.

AILET English Preparation Tips for Vocabulary

In the vocabulary section, most of the questions are asked from topics like synonyms, antonyms, Idioms, spellcheck, fill in the blanks, etc. Therefore, you should require strong vocabulary skills to attempt this section.

  • Make a habit of reading the newspaper daily.
  • Try to earn at least 20 new English words daily.
  • Also, learn about the sentence usage of those words.
  • Solve daily Quizzes on synonyms, antonyms, and meaning of words to improve your vocabulary.
  • Practice as many questions as possible from Previous Year Papers of AILET.
  • Make sentences out of the idioms/phrases as this trick will help you remember what was learned.

AILET English Preparation Tips for Grammar Rules

The level of grammar questions may vary each year, Therefore, you should be grammatically strong to attempt these questions

It is important to be well-versed with the grammar rules to attempt sentence correction and error detection-based questions.

While answering the question, identify the differences between the choices and eliminate those that offer less effective or grammatically incorrect alternatives.

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AILET English Comprehension Preparation Tips

As per the previous analysis, the passage is generally on legal and law matters. 

  • Reading the newspaper daily will not only improve your reading comprehension skills but also help improve your general knowledge.
  • You need to practice plenty of passages to score week in the English comprehension section.
  • Try to read the question along with the passage, so it will help you answer the questions in less time.
  • Attempt Mock Tests for AILET to improve your reading speed and performance.

How to Attempt English Questions in AILET 2021 Exam?

  • The first and most important thing is to read the passage carefully
  • You do not have much time to spend reading questions again and again. So, make sure you read it with a focus on the first time, Harsh said.
  • Each passage will mainly have one main point that you need to find.
  • After detecting the main point, try to remember several questions about the passage.
  • It is wise to approach the questions only after you have understood the passage as best as you can. 
  • It is essential to be absolutely concentrated while reading the questions. 
  • It is advisable not to be over-confident and overlook answers. Even if you feel you have the right answer, it is better to have a look at all of them before making the final decision.
  • Do not waste more time on a single question if you are not able to identify the correct answer
  • Move to the next question if you feel the question is tricky and time-consuming

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Sample Questions for AILET English

To help you better understand which type of questions will be asked in the exam, we have provided some sample questions for your reference here.

Passage 1

In order to understand the development of Gangetic Valley plains, scholars have traditionally relied primarily on evidence from historical documents. However, such documentary sources provide a fragmentary record at best. Reliable accounts are very scarce for many parts of Northern India prior to the fifteenth century, and many of the relevant documents from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries focus selectively on matters relating to cultural or commercial interests.

Studies of fossilized pollens preserved in peats and lake muds provide an additional means of investigating vegetative landscape change. Details of changes in vegetation resulting from both human activities and natural events are reflected in the kinds and quantities of minute pollens that become trapped in sediments. Analysis of samples can identify which kinds of plants produced the preserved pollens and when they were deposited, and in many cases, the findings can serve to supplement or correct the documentary record.

For example, analysis of samples from a bay in Jammu has revealed significant patterns of cereal-grain pollens beginning by about the fourth century. The substantial clay content of the soil in this part of Jammu makes cultivation by primitive tools difficult. Historians thought that such soils were not tilled to any significant extent until the introduction of the wooden plough to India in the seventh century. Because cereal cultivation would have required tiling of the soil, the pollen evidence indicates that these soils must indeed have been successfully tilled before the introduction of the new plough.

Another example concerns flax cultivation in Jammu, one of the great linen-producing areas of India during the sixteenth century. Some aspects of linen production in Jammu are well documented, but the documentary record tells little about the cultivation of flax, the plant from which linen is made, in that area. The record of sixteenth-century linen production in Jammu, together with the knowledge that flax cultivation had been established in India centuries before that time, led some historians to surmise that this plant was being cultivated in Jammu before the sixteenth century. But pollens analyses indicate that this is not the case; flax pollens were found only in deposits laid down since the sixteenth century.

It must be stressed, though, that there are limits to the ability of the pollen record to reflect the vegetative history of the landscape. For example, pollen analysis cannot identify the species, but only the genus or family, of some plants. Among these is turmeric, a cultivated plant of medicinal importance in India. Turmeric belongs to a plant family that also comprises various native weeds, including Brahma Thandu. If Turmeric pollen were present in a deposit it would be indistinguishable from that of uncultivated native species.

1. The phrase “documentary record” (para 2 and 4) primarily refers to -

(A) articles, books, and other documents by current historians listing and analyzing all the available evidence regarding a particular historical period.

(B) government and commercial records, maps, and similar documents produced in the past that recoded conditions and events of that time.

(C) documented results of analyses of fossilized pollen.

(D) the kinds and qualities of fossilized pollen grains preserved in peats and lake muds.

2. The passage indicates that pollen analyses have provided evidence against which one of the following views?

(A) In certain parts of Jammu, cereal grains were not cultivated to any significant extent before the seventh century.

(B) Cereal grain cultivation began in Jammu around the fourth century.

(C) In certain parts of India, cereal grains have been cultivated continuously since the introduction of the wooden plough.

(D) Cereal grain cultivation requires successful tilling of the soil.

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3. The passage indicates that prior to the use of pollen analysis in the study of the history of the Gangetic Valley plains, at least some historians believed which one of the following?

(A) Turmeric was not used as a medicinal plant in India until after the sixteenth century.

(B) Cereal grain was not cultivated anywhere in India until at least the seventh century.

(C) The history of the Gangetic Valley plains during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries was well documented.

(D) The beginning of flax cultivation in Jammu may well have occurred before the sixteenth century.

4. Which of the following most accurately describes the relationship between the second paragraph and the final paragraph?

(A) The second paragraph describes a view against which the author intends to argue, and the final paragraph states the author’s argument against that view.

(B) The second paragraph proposes a hypothesis for which the final paragraph offers a supporting example.

(C) The final paragraph qualifies the claim made in the second paragraph.

(D) The final paragraph describes a problem that must be solved before the method advocated in the second paragraph can be considered viable.

5. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?

(A) While pollen evidence can sometimes supplement other sources of historical information, its applicability is severely limited, since it cannot be used to identify plant species.

(B) Analysis of fossilized pollen is a useful means of supplementing and in some cases correcting other sources of information regarding changes in the Gangetic Valley plains.

(C) Analysis of fossilized pollen has provided new evidence that the cultivation of such crops as cereal grains, flax, and turmeric had a significant impact on the Gangetic Valley plains.

(D) Analysis of fossilized pollen has proven to be a valuable tool in the identification of ancient plant species.

Q) Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/ phrase in the question.

1. Purple Patch

(A) a dark period (B) a period of success (C) safe way to royalty (D) mending old ties

2. French Leave

(A) an insulting defeat (B) a time of revelry (C) leave without permission (D) a great deception

3. Hang out to dry

(A) to desert one in troubling situation (B) to ridicule (C) a time of truce (D) be critical of

4. Down to the wire

(A) digging deep (B) no chance of error (C) in great details (D) until the last moment

FAQ's

Is solving AILET Previous Year Paper is really beneficial to score good marks in the English Section?

Yes. Solving previous year papers of AILET exam will help you know the difficulty level of the paper, type of questions asked in the exam. Also, it will help your time management skills and speed.

Which newspaper is best for AILET English Preparation?

The Hindu Newspaper is the best material for the preparation of AILET 2021 exam.

How to make a AILET Study Plan?

Before making a study plan, it is important to go through the detailed syllabus.

  • In the study plan, allot at least 1-2 hours of time for studying each topic.
  • If you are already well versed with any topic then give less time for that topic. Instead, concentrate on the topic you are weak.
  • Also, the AILET 2021 study plan must include reading the newspaper at least for 45 minutes daily.

Can I complete the AILET English syllabus in 3 months?

Yes. With proper preparation strategy, candidates can easily complete the AILET English Syllabus 2021 in 3 months.

How do I prepare for AILET English Section?

Following the expert tips will definitely help you to prepare better for the AILET English Section 2021. Begin your preparation by studying from the right books which cover all the concepts and topics according to the latest exam pattern and make sure you are aware of the detailed Paper pattern and latest Syllabus before starting your preparation.

Taking up Mock Tests regularly and solving Sample Papers helps to test your preparation and improve your speed and managing time.

What is the difficulty level of the English section in AILET?

Based on the previous year AILET Exam Analysis, the English Section's difficulty level was easy-moderate.