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AILET 2017 Exam Pattern

AILET Exam Pattern for 2017 is different for all the courses- BA. LLB, LLM. and Ph.D. AILET 2017 is a pen and paper based examination. For BA LLB, the AILET 2017 Exam Pattern consists of 5 sections- English, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics. The total duration of AILET is 1 hour 30 minutes. The AILET 2017 Exam Pattern is designed to test the legal knowledge, sense of basic application of law, and reasoning abilities and basic mathematical abilities. 

In this article the aspirants of AILET 2017 can find the complete details of AILET Exam Pattern, syllabus and important books for AILET Preparation. National Law University will release the official notification of AILET 2017 on December 31, 2016. The AILET 2017 is scheduled on May 7, 2017.

AILET 2017 Exam Pattern for BA. LLB

The AILET 2017 Exam Pattern for BA. LLB course consist of 5 topics. The duration of the course is five years. The important information regarding the BA LLB AILET Exam Pattern is mentioned below:

Exam mode: The entrance exam is held offline at various examination centers. The format of the question paper is objective type.

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

Number of questions: There are 150 questions

Marking scheme: For one right answer, one mark is awarded. Hence, making it a total of 150 marks.

Subject areas: The question paper is framed from the following topics:

  1. English
  2. General Knowledge
  3. Legal Aptitude
  4. Reasoning
  5. Elementary mathematics

Distribution of mark

AILET Question Paper SectionsSection-wise Marks
General Knowledge35
Legal Aptitude35
Elementary Mathematics10

There are various career options for a law graduate in the field. An LLB graduate can opt for practising as an advocate in the court of law, practising with corporate firms, working as a legal advisor for various organizations, working as a solicitor general or public prosecutor or offer services to government department and ministers.


AILET 2017 Exam Pattern for LLM

It is a post graduate program for the students completed with their LLB or an equivalent law degree. The duration of the course is one year. Some of the important information for the LLM AILET 2017 Exam Pattern is mentioned below:

Exam mode: The entrance exam is held offline at various examination centers. The format of the question paper is objective type. There is another section of the paper where the candidate has to write an essay on any of the topics from the subjects. 

Duration:90 minutes

Number of questions: There are100 questions and 1 essay

Marking scheme: 1 mark is awarded for every one right answer, making it a total of 100 marks. The essay carries 50 marks.

Subject areas: The question paper is framed from the following topics:

1. Law of contracts

2. Law of Torts

3. Criminal Law

4. Constitutional Law

5. Legal Theory

Essay: on any topic of law from the above subjects.

There are many job prospects after completing LLM. Some of the job designations are lawyer, legal counselor, legal advisor, legal manager, law officer. There is an option of working independently as a consultant in legal matter.


AILET 2017 Ph.D. Exam Pattern

The duration of the Ph. D. course is minimum 2 years and maximum 3 years for submitting the research proposal. The details regarding the AILET 2017 Exam Pattern for Ph. D. course is elaborated below:

Exam mode:  The entrance exam is held offline at various examination centers. The format of the question paper is objective type. The candidates appearing for the test also have to submit a research proposal.

Duration:  1 hour 30 minutes

Number of questions: There are 100 questions and 1 research proposal 

Marking scheme: 100 marks for each paper.

Paper 1- Research methodology

Paper 2- Research Proposal specific paper

The research proposal shall contain:

  • Title
  • Statement of problem and background information on the subject
  • Research questions, hypothesis and methodology
  • Research design

Distribution of marks

Paper 1 carries 100marks.

Paper 2 is a research proposal of 100 marks. This shall not be a written test. The candidate has to submit a research proposal not exceeding 15 pages on the topic in which the candidate wants to pursue a Ph.d.

There are plenty of job opportunities as it a vast field. The candidates can work have their own law firms, or can  work in various law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, PSUs, IP firms, research work, arbitration consultancies, chamber practice, work with senior counsel, litigation firms.

AILET Sample Papers

Candidates can dowload the previous years’ AILET Sample Papers so that they can have the idea about how the paper was, what was the difficulty level and how to attempt the questions. Practicing the previous years’ question papers helps in overcoming the fear of the exam as it enlightens you with the exam pattern and improves the speed. Mugging up the laws would not satisfy to crack the entrance test.  The aspirants of AILET 2017 can go through the previous years’ question papers below:

AILET Sample Paper

AILET Sample Paper

AILET Sample Paper

AILET Sample Paper

AILET Preparation Books

There are various books for the preparation of the entrance exam of AILET. Some of the books referred by experts and toppers are mentioned below:

  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • GK Today
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Pearson’s Concise GK
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Competition Success Review
  • Wren and Martin
  • Logical reasoning by RK Sharma

Apart from the books, experts suggest to practice previous years papers and mock tests as many as possible. Therefore, referring to the books and practicing the sample papers and mock tests, would be of great help for the understanding of laws and increases the sense of basic legal applications practically.



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