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National Law University, NLU Entrance - AILET Paper Analysis

Last Updated - November 15, 2016

This article details the AILET Paper Analysis for 2015 & 2016. A paper analysis is all about examining and evaluating the paper in accordance with the number of questions asked form each topic, difficulty level & by comparing with the last years’ AILET Question papers. The AILET Question Paper for BA LLB, LLM & Ph. D differs from one another. This article exclusively focuses on the AILET Paper Analysis for BA LLB course. AILET is commonly known as “All India Law Entrance Test” which is conducted by National Law University – Delhi.

AILET Question paper was divided into 5 sections - General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. It contains a total number of 150 questions. The difficulty level of AILET paper varied from moderate to difficult. There is no negative marking in the AILET paper.

AILET Question paper for 2016 was comparatively easier than AILET 2015 paper. In AILET 2015 paper, English and Legal Aptitude section was quite easy but the reasoning section of the paper was quite difficult. Therefore it was amongst the most difficult AILET papers. However, the difficulty level within the sections varied from year to year.

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AILET 2015 Paper Analysis

This is the most difficult AILET paper till date. The examination was conducted on May 3, 2015. The Time duration of the paper was 1 hour 30 minutes. The paper contained 150 questions in English medium carrying total marks of 150. The paper was divided into 5 sections whose analysis was explained as below

AILET Paper Analysis – English

In this part, the main focus of the questions were on Vocabulary based questions, Reading Comprehensions, and Para Jumbles. The total number of questions asked from this section was 35. Following table explains the area from where the questions asked along with total no. of questions count:

AreasNo. of questions
Reading Comprehension6
Vocabulary in context5
Vocabulary odd one out4
Idioms and phrases5
Para Jumbles5
Vocabulary based fill in the blanks10
Total35

Vocabulary and Grammar section was easy whereas on the other hand passage was lengthy but easy. Questions asked from odd one out were based on Vocabulary. The difficulty level of the section was easy. In AILET 2015 paper questions were not asked from Word Usage, Cloze Test, and Foreign Words. 30-32 marks is considered as good marks.

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AILET Paper Analysis – General Knowledge

In General Knowledge section 80% questions were asked from current affairs. Those candidates found this section easy who read the newspaper daily. The difficulty level of the section was moderate. Following table explains the various area in general knowledge section

AreasNo. of questions
Sports 1
Science and Technology4
Economics and Government Policy7
History/ Art and Culture2
Polity3
National and International Events11
Miscellaneous7
Total35

In this section most of the questions were asked from the month of March and April, 2015. Questions were also asked from the International Organizations. Candidates who scored 25-27 considered as good marks.

AILET Paper Analysis – Legal Aptitude

This section was a mix of fact questions and legal G.K. questions. Most of the questions were based on aptitude and Reasoning. There were total 10 questions from the current legal section. 28-30 questions would be a good attempt for candidates. The following table describes the weight age of various areas in legal aptitude section

AreaNo. of Questions
Constitution2
Law of Torts7
Indian Penal Code10
Contract3
Legal Misc.3
Legal G.K.10
Total15

Reasoning questions were asked from the area of Crime including concepts of Murder, Homicide, Theft, Criminal, Kidnapping etc. whereas Law of Torts questions was comprised of Vicarious Liabilities, Absolute Liability, and Nuisance. In this section, few questions were also asked from Contracts and Constitutional Law. One question was asked from the family of law Comprised of Bigamy and Adoption principles. Equal numbers of questions were asked from Current Affairs and Static Legal Knowledge.  A score of 26-28 would be a decent score in this section.

AILET Paper Analysis – Reasoning

This section was the most time-consuming section. This section includes the topics such as Arrangement, Family Tree, True-False Statement, Directions etc. Logical Reasoning section comprised of questions such as Syllogisms, Course of Action, and Odd One Out. A score of 20-22 could be considered as good marks.

AILET Paper Analysis – Mathematics

This section was comprised of questions from Arithmetic, which includes Ratio-Proportion, Average, Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work. Few questions were also asked from Number System, Modern Maths, and Algebra.

AILET 2015 Cut-Off  

The AILET Question paper for 2016 was Moderate. The following table describes the category wise AILET cut-off for 2015:

CategoriesAILET Cut Offs – 2015
General85
Scheduled Caste (SC)65
Scheduled Tribes (ST)80
Persons with Disability (PWD)58
Kashmiri Migrants (KM)82

AILET 2016 Paper Analysis

The AILET 2016 Question paper was quite easy as compared to previous year papers but General Knowledge section was difficult. This paper was conducted on May 1, 2016. The paper format was similar to the previous papers. This paper was comprised of 5 different sections. This paper also contained 150 questions carrying 150 marks. Following is the subject wise paper analysis of AILET 2016.

AILET Paper Analysis – English

In this section the questions asked from Vocabulary and Grammar was really easy. RC passage was long and easy to read. The passage was based on the Rural Income and total of 9 questions, was based on it. Out of these 9 questions 7 were based on Inference. 14 questions were based on fill in the blanks out of which 5 were based on given verbs.

The Odd one out were based on Vocabulary and questions were asked from topics such as Run Down, Wind Up, and Run Off. Grammar questions were particularly based on Noun, Adjective, and Verb. This section was easy. 30-32 Marks scored by candidates would be a decent attempt.

AILET Paper Analysis – General Knowledge

There were total 35 questions asked in this section out of which 25 were based on Current Affairs. These current affairs questions were asked from the topics such as Nobel Peace prize, Interlinking of Rivers, FTII, Anupam Kher as UN Ambassador, Indian’s entry to Oscar etc. Apart from current affair, General Knowledge questions were asked from Science, Economics etc. The difficulty level of this section was also easy. 28-30 30 marks would be good attempt for this section.

AILET Paper Analysis – Legal Aptitude

In this section 16 questions were based on Legal Knowledge and 12 were based on Legal Reasoning. Whereas Reasoning questions were asked from the Constitution and only one question was asked from the Law of Torts and two from Contracts. 7 questions were based on reasoning and Assertion. Candidates who read regularly weekly Legal quizzes found this section easier. 28-30 Marks scored by candidates can be considered as good marks.

AILET Paper Analysis – Reasoning Analysis

This section was easier as compare to last year. Questions were asked from the Analytic Reasoning which comprised of topics such as Arrangement, Family Tree, True-False statement, Directions etc. Logical section questions were based on Odd One Out.

Candidate can easily attempt 2-3 questions out of 4 questions from Odd one out topic. In Logical section 2 questions were based on weak arguments, 4 on series out of which 2 were based on number series and other 2 were based on alphabetical. 6 passages and questions were based on weak argument. Candidates who scored 25-28 considered as good marks.

AILET Paper Analysis – Mathematics Analysis

This section was also easy as compared to other sections. It was comprised of questions asked from Arithmetic, which covers topics such as Average, Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work. 6-7 questions were easy and can be solved in very short span of time. Students who have practiced last year papers can solve this paper very easily.

AILET 2016 Cut-Off 

The following table describes the category wise AILET cut-off for 2016

CategoriesCut Offs
General106
Scheduled Caste (SC)85
Scheduled Tribes (ST)83
Persons with Disability (PWD)78
Kashmiri Migrants (KM)76

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AILET Sample Papers

Practicing the sample papers is an essential part of preparation. The candidates can download the previous year AILET Sample Papers in order to get acquainted with the pattern of the examination and get familiar with the difficulty level.  Download the previous years’ AILET Question Paper:

AILET Sample Paper 2015

AILET Sample Paper 2014

AILET Sample Paper 2013

AILET Sample Paper 2012

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