National Law University, Delhi has prescribed the exam pattern for AILET 2021. The exam pattern specifies the structure of the question paper, type of questions asked in the exam, marking scheme, and more. Also, it will help you get an idea of how the question paper will be framed. 

The All India Law Entrance Test is scheduled for 30 July 2021. If you are someone who is preparing for the law entrance exam, then going through this post will help you know the detailed AILET Exam Pattern 2021.

AILET Exam Pattern for B.A.LLB 2021

NLU, Delhi has released the exam pattern for the LLB course on the official website. The B.A.LLB is a five-year duration program at the National Law University, Delhi. 

The paper pattern differs for BA LLB, LLM, and Ph. D courses. Hence, you must be aware of the exam pattern of the particular course you are applying for.

The All India Law Entrance Test comprises five sections which are English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Elementary Mathematics.

  • The question paper shall include a total of 150 MCQ questions and each question carries one mark.
  • The duration of the AILET Exam for the LLB program is 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes)
  •  Also, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrongly answered question.

Subject-wise Marks Distribution for BA LLB

Let us have a look at the table below to know the number of questions and maximum marks allotted for each section. 

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English 35 35 1 hour 30 minutes
Logical Reasoning 35 35
General knowledge 35 35
Legal Aptitude 35 35
Elementary Maths (Numerical Ability) 10 10
Total 150 150

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AILET Marking Scheme for BA LLB

As per the notification, marks will be deducted for each wrongly answered question. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Avoid changing answers as it can lead to the loss of potential marks. 

Particulars Marks Allotment
Correct Answers +1 Mark
Incorrect Answers -0.25 Marks
Questions left unattempted No marks
Overwriting/ Cutting Answers Loss of Marks

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AILET 2021 Exam Pattern for LLM

The LLM is a postgraduate degree course conducted for the duration of 1 year. The AILET Exam Pattern for LLM consists of 100 MCQ-type questions and 1 essay-type descriptive question on the assigned topics.

You can attempt Mock Tests for AILET 2021 to get an idea about the difficulty level of questions and the type of questions asked in the exam.

The  LLM papers include the following topics: Law of Contracts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Family Law, Law of Torts, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law. The AILET LLM exam pattern given below in the table:

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

AILET Study Plan 2021

AILET Study Plan 2021

AILET Exam Pattern for Ph.D. 2021

Getting admission to the Ph.D. level program at the National Law University of Delhi requires humongous effort. Initially, you have to qualify for the written exam, which comprises 100 MCQ questions and the time duration is 90 minutes.

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

  • The written test is a mere qualifier, but the final selection doesn’t consider any marks from this examination.
  • If you secure up to 50% marks (40% for SC/ST), you are further asked to submit the research paperwork.
  • The research proposal can be on any of the topics which you want to pursue in their Ph.D. program.
  • After proper evaluation of the research proposal by the doctoral committee, you are selected for the Ph.D. level program in NLU. 

Go through the table below to know the marks distribution for the Ph.D. program.

Topics Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
MCQ based on Research Methodology and Legal Research Aptitude 100 100 1 hour and 30 minutes
Total 100 100

FAQ's

Does AILET have negative marking?

Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrongly answered question in the exam.

Can I request the university to give the exam in any other language?

No. As per the notification, the exam is conducted only in the English language and no one is exempted from this rule.

What are the subjects covered in undergraduate course of AILET 2021 exam?

The following subjects are covered in undergraduate course of AILET 2021 exam:

  • General Knowledge
  • Mathematics
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English


What is the mode of AILET Exam 2021?

As per the new changes introduced by the NLU, the exam is conducted in the online mode.

What is the AILET Exam Duration?

The duration of the exam is 1 hour 30 minutes i.e. 90 minutes

What are AILET Exam Total Marks?

The AILET exam is conducted for a total of 150 marks for BA LLM and LLM programs while it is 100 marks for Ph. D. program.