A career in law is one of the growing options for Class 12 students. This has been identified with the number of aspirants applying for State level or University level law exams.

CLAT is the most popular entrance exam for law and the scores obtained in this exam can help you get admission into the top 22 law colleges in India.

AILET is another law entrance exam conducted by NLU Delhi for providing admissions to BA LLB, LLM courses.

Read about the List of Top Law Exams in India


Many students will be still wondering which exam they can attempt after the completion of their class 12 to get admission into prominent law colleges in India. To help clear all your doubts, we have come up with differences between these two exams.

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Parameters CLAT AILET
Exam conducting Body  Consortium of NLUs  NLU, Delhi
Level of Entrance CLAT offers admission to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Only UG courses are offered through the AILET exam.
Number of participating Institutes 22 law colleges+Other private colleges NLU (Delhi)
Exam Duration 150 minutes 90 minutes
Number of Seats Offered 2538 180
Type of Questions Objective-type questions based on comprehensive passages MCQs
Educational Qualification Required 45% aggregate marks are required in class 12 for the CLAT exam 50% aggregate marks are required in class 12 for the AILET exam
Location of Campuses Multiple Locations. Check the complete list of CLAT Colleges Delhi
Level of Difficulty As per the last session, the exam was a Moderate level of difficulty As per the last session, the exam was Moderate to Difficult level.
Application Fee Rs. 4000 Rs. 3050
PSU Recruitment through CLAT Yes. Check PSU Recruitment through CLAT No

Top Colleges Accepting CLAT Scores

Apart from the NLUs, here is the list of top colleges that accept CLAT scores. 

Name of the Institute Location
Amity University Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Shobhit University Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
ISBR Law College Bangalore, Karnataka
Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Indore Institute of Law Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Lloyd Law College Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University Bangalore, Karnataka
Xavier Law School, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies New Delhi, Delhi
ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Top Colleges Accepting AILET Scores

Check out the below list of colleges that accept AILET scores.

Name of the Institute Location
Faculty of Law, SRM University Sonepat, Haryana
International School of Management Excellence (ISME) Law College Bangalore, Karnataka
Xavier Law School, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, Odisha
School of Law, The Northcap University Gurugram, Haryana
Ansal University Gurgaon, Haryana


What is the age eligibility condition to apply for CLAT 2021?

There is no upper age limit applicable to anyone who wants to apply for the exam. But, the lower age limit has to be 20 years old and for the candidates who belong to SC/ST and PhD (Physically Disabled) categories, and for others the lower age limit is 22 years old.

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.

How does the allotment of NLUs happen through CLAT?

While applying for Law entrance Test, every candidate is required to submit the preference of the National Law Universities. The preference matching to the rank of the candidate is considered while allotting the National Law University. Apart from domicile, gender, caste category is also considered as each NLU has different seat allocation for each category of student.

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.

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