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Difference Between CLAT PG and AILET PG 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : April 19, 2023


Law, being one of the popular fields in India, is in good demand among the aspirants these days. Various colleges in India offer post-graduate level programs in law.

However, admission to these colleges is based on the marks scored in the entrance exams. CLAT and AILET are the most sought-after law entrance exams in the country.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into the significant difference between CLAT PG and AILET PG.

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Both CLAT and AILET are national-level law entrance exams conducted to provide admission to top Law colleges in India. However, these exams differ in terms of competition, difficulty level, participating institutes, and more.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) PG is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) to provide admission to LLM programs at 22 NLUs. 

On the other hand, AILET PG Exam is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi, to select students for the LLM program, and it is considered only for law admissions.

Difference Between CLAT LLM And AILET LLM (Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application, etc)

Most of you might be still wondering which exam you can attempt after completing your degree in law to get admission into prominent PG law colleges in India.

To help clear all your doubts, we have come up with the similarities and differences between CLAT PG Exam and AILET PG Exam.

Conducting Body The Consortium of National Law Universities  National Law University, Delhi
Number of Participating Institutes 22 NLUs + Private Colleges NLU Delhi + Private Colleges
Number of Seats Offered Around 800 70
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB)
Application Mode Online Online
Application Fee Rs. 4000/- Rs. 3050/-
Exam mode Pen-paper mode Pen-paper mode
Exam duration 2 hours 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes)
Exam Syllabus Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, other law subjects including contemporary issues Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Jurisprudence, Law of Tort and International Law
Type of questions Objective as well as subjective Objective as well as subjective
Total questions 102 102
Total marks 150 marks 150 marks
Negative Marking  Yes Yes
Difficulty Level Moderate Moderate-Difficult

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Top Private Law Colleges Accepting CLAT PG Score

Check out the table below to know the list of top colleges in India that accept CLAT PG scores, apart from the National Law Universities.

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 Private Law Colleges Accepting AILET PG Score

Apart from NLU Delhi, many other private colleges accept AILET PG scores to provide LLM programs admission.

Check out the table below to know some of the private colleges that accept the AILET PG exam 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

Frequently Asked Questions

The full form of LLM is Master of Laws.
CLAT PG is compulsory for pursuing LLM from NLUs forming part of the Consortium of NLUs. To pursue LLM from any other college, the aspirant needs to apply for a separate exam from the targeted college.
CLAT PG Exam pattern 2024 consists of 120 MCQ questions asked in form of a comprehension passage. 
AILET LLM entrance exam consists of 150 MCQ questions. The broad syllabus for 150 MCQ will be from all major subject of law like Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Jurisprudence, Law of Tort and International Law etc..
The criteria for negative marking will be based on the formula 0.25*4=1 that means per wrong answer 0.25 Marks will be deducted. 


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