AILET 2021: What and How to Prepare?

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), conducted by the National Law University (NLU), is a national-level entrance examination.

The test is conducted once a year. Candidates clearing the examination can get admission to LL.M, Ph.D., and 5 years B.An LL.B programme in NLUs in India. Eligible candidates can apply for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate level law programmes in NLUs.

Important. The application form for AILET 2021 has been released on 23rd January 2021.

  • Aspiring candidates can fill the form online with valid details.

  • The last date for the submission of the application form is 20th May 2021.

  • The exam dates have been revised and are now fixed for 20th June 2021.

Eligibility Criteria.

For B.A. LL.B, candidates should have over 50% score in higher studies. On the other hand, for LLM, a minimum 55% score in graduation is required. For PH.D. programmes, candidates must hold a Master's degree from recognised universities. There is no upper age limit for attempting the test.

Exam Pattern.

The examination is conducted in offline mode (Pen and paper-based) in English medium. The duration for attempting the paper is 1 hour 30 minutes. There will be 150 Multiple Choice Questions where each correct answer will carry 1 mark. In case of a wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the score.

Exam Centres.

The following cities will hold the AILET 2021 examination: Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, and Varanasi.

Exam Subjects and Marking Scheme.

  • English: 35

  • Legal Aptitude: 35

  • General Knowledge: 35

  • Mathematics: 10

  • Logical Reasoning: 35

English. The English section questions will include synonyms, grammar, word usage, antonyms, vocabulary, reading comprehension, etc.

Legal Aptitude. International Law, Law of Crimes, Contracts & Constitutional Law, Legal Awareness, etc., will be included.

Logical Reasoning. Topics included are Directions, critical reasoning, blood relation, analogies, topic series, etc.

General Knowledge: Current Affairs, economy, general science, UN bodies, geography, etc.

How to Prepare?

  • A planned study timetable is the best way to prepare. Stick to the study plan.

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the exam syllabus and pattern.

  • Read newspapers and watch the news for current affairs and the latest news. Candidates can use various sources.

  • Collect relevant study books and material.

  • Practice and solve previous years' papers and sample papers found online. Attempting these papers daily will help in developing time management skills. Candidates can also find out their strong and weak points.

  • For Mathematics and English, go through the basic concepts.

  • Jot down notes, keeping a small book and pen nearby. While revising regularly, go through the notes.

  • Have a balanced diet, proper sleep, and exercise regularly. Keep healthy and fit to study better.

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