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AILET 2018 - Eligibility, Dates (Released), Syllabus

Updated On - January 9th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA


National Law University, Delhi conducts AILET each year. The law entrance examination is conducted to provide admissions to B.A. LL.B (Hons.), LL.M and Ph.D. programs offered at NLU Delhi. The exam is scheduled for May 6 and the registration is expected to be around 20,000.

 AILET 2018 Latest Updates

  • AILET 2018 Application Form Released at Apply Online
  • The minimum eligibility to appear for the exam is to be an Intermediate level graduate. 
  • For LLB and LLM Program, 15% seats are reserved for SC category and 7.5% for ST category. Check Detailed Reservation Criteria   
  • The offline mode exam will be conducted at 21 centers in India. Check AILET Exam Center
  • AILET Scores are only considered by NLU Delhi and no other NLUs. Check Difference between CLAT and AILET

Highlights of AILET 2018

AILET Full FormAll India Law Entrance Test
Exam TypeUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOffline
Conducting AuthorityNational Law University Delhi (NLU D)
Courses OfferedB.A.LL.B.(Hons.), LL.M and Ph.D. Program
Number of Test TakersB.A. LL.B program- 17,054;
LL.M program- 1095
Number of Seats OfferedBA LLB program- 80; LLM program- 35, Ph.D program- 5

What is new in AILET 2018?

With the release of official notification for the exam, the following changes are introduced:

  • AILET Application Fee – The fee has increased by INR 50. Now, the general category has to pay INR 3050 and SC/ ST candidate has to pay INR 1050 to apply for the examination.
  • Seats Offered at NLU Delhi – For LLM Program, seats have increased by 20 i.e. now 40 seats are available under the PG Program. And for Ph.D. program, only 5 seats will be offered.  

Quick Insights of AILET 2017


AILET 2018 Exam Dates

The official schedule for AILET 2018 will be released by NLU Delhi shortly. Tabulated below are tentative dates for AILET Exam:

EventDate (tentative)Reference Links
Release of AILET Notification 2018January 3, 2018NLU Delhi has released AILET 2018 notification
Availability of AILET Application Form 2018January 3 – April 7, 2018The registration can be done via online mode only
Availability of AILET 2018 Admit CardApril 14, 2018NLU Delhi will issue the admit card at
AILET 2018 ExamMay 6, 2018 (3 pm – 4:30 pm)AILET 2018 is conducted in offline mode
AILET Result (BA.LL.B)May 24, 2018Results are released separately for all the programs online 
AILET Results (LL.M)July 2, 2018
AILET Result (Ph.D.)July 16, 2018 
AILET Counselling 2018May 24, 2018NLU Delhi will hold AILET Counselling in offline mode

AILET Eligibility 2018 

There are certain eligibility parameters defined by NLU Delhi for AILET. Law aspirants must satisfy the same to register for All India Law Entrance Test. All the programs have different AILET Eligibility standards. Listed below is a brief about the same: 

AILET Eligibility Criteria for LLB Program:

  • have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with minimum 50% aggregate marks.
  • age limit criterion is withdrawn.
  • appearing in class 12 examination in March/April are eligible to apply for AILET.

AILET Eligibility Criteria for LLM Course:

  • Graduate in LLB or any other equivalent degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks (In case of SC/ST/PwD it is 50% marks)
  • appearing in last year of LLB can also apply

AILET Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D course:

  • LL.M. Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability)

AILET Application Form 2018

AILET Application Form will be available from January 3 onwards. Applicants can access the form on the official website of NLU i.e. The last date to submit AILET Application Form is April 7. The stepwise process to register for the law entrance exam is as follows:


Step 1 – Registration

  • Visit AILET Official website i.e.
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ link.
  • Fill the required details – Name, contact number, email ID, parents’ name, address and date of birth.
  • After filling the form, click on the Registration button.
  • You will be redirected to Application Locker page, confirm the provided details.

Step 2 – Fill AILET Application Form

  • Choose the college from the list of NLUs and click on ‘Click here to Apply’ button.
  • On the next page, select the course from the drop-down menu.
  • Then click on ‘Apply Now’ button.
  • After being redirected to the online application form of AILET 2018, you need to fill the form.

Step 3 – Uploading Images

  • Upload the scanned photograph. Guidelines for uploading the photograph:

Note 1 The size of photograph must not exceed 150 KB.

Note 2 The face of the candidate should cover at least 75% of the photograph.

Note 3 Scanned copy of photograph can be in .bmp, .jpg or .gif format.

  • Click on “save” and proceed to the next step i.e. AILET Fee Payment.

Step 4 – AILET Application Fee Payment

  • The application fee can be paid via Credit Card/ Debit Card and Net Banking mode.
  • Making payment through card, provide card no., and the expiry date.
  • Candidates paying via Netbanking will be forwarded to the respective bank’s site where your account details are verified and payment is approved. 

AILET Application Fee

The category wise details of AILET 2018 Application Fee are given below. 

CategoryApplication Fee (INR)
General/ OBC3000
SC/ ST/ PwD1000
SC/ ST (Below poverty line)Exempte

AILET 2018 Admit Card

  • The examination authority will issue AILET Admit Card on April 14, 2018.
  • The document will be available online at
  • Stepwise procedure to download admit card for AILET 2018 comprises of following steps:

AILET Admit Card

  1. Visit the official website of AILET 2018 – NLU Delhi.
  2. Enter your name and date of birth or AILET 2018 application number.
  3. Take a print out of your AILET Admit Card.
  4. Save e-admit card for future reference.

AILET Exam Centers

  • AILET is held in 21 cities across India.
  • They can choose an AILET Exam Centers while filling up the AILET Application Form.
  • The final allotted exam center is mentioned in the AILET Admit Card.

Here is the complete list of AILET Exam Centers:

AILET 2018 Exam centers

AILET 2018 Exam Pattern

The paper pattern is defined by the conducting body, NLU Delhi. AILET Exam Pattern for each of the BA LLB, LLM and Ph.D Programs is different. It has been described below:

AILET Exam Pattern for BA LLB

  • The time duration for BA LLB AILET is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The exam consists of 150 questions
  • Every question carries one mark each. Each incorrect entry and multiple answer entry is considered for negative marking. A negative marking of 0.25 is applicable.
  • AILET 2018 question paper will contain the following sections- English, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics.
  • There are 35 questions in each of the first four sections and 10 question in the last section.

AILET Exam Pattern for LLM

  • The duration of AILET 2018 for LLM is 90 minutes.
  • AILET Exam Pattern for LLM consists of two sections- 100 Objective questions and one Essay question.
  • The total marks of the test is 150- 100 marks for the objective section and 50 marks for the essay section.

AILET Exam Pattern for Ph.D. Programmes

  • AILET exam for Ph. D programs consist of two papers- Paper 1 (Research Methodology) and Paper 2 (Research Proposal Specific Paper).
  • The paper 1 contains 100 multiple choice questions and the time duration is 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • In paper 2, the candidates have to submit a research proposal in 15 pages on the topic of their Ph.D. degree. 

AILET 2018 Syllabus

Candidates appearing for AILET 2018 must be thorough with the complete AILET Syllabus. The important details of AILET Syllabus is given below:

SectionImportant Topics 


Comprehension passages, Synonyms, Antonyms, Choosing correct words, Idioms and phrases, Jumble words and sentences, Fill-in the blanks

General Knowledge

History, Geography, General Science, Economics, Civics and Current Affairs

Basic Mathematics

Profit and Loss, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Algebra, Average, Permutation and Combination and Venn Diagrams

Legal Aptitude

Study of law, Research aptitude and Problem solving ability


Logical and Analytical reasoning skills

AILET Sample Paper

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

AILET YearLink to Question Paper
AILET 2015AILET Question Paper 2015
AILET 2014AILET Question Paper 2014
AILET 2013AILET Question Paper 2013
AILET 2012AILET Question Paper 2012

AILET Result 2018

  • AILET Result is announced on the official website of NLU Delhi i.e. 
  • The results will be available only in the online mode in PDF format.
  • NLU releases result according to different categories. 
  • You need to search for your name in the list in the PDF. Along with the result, it also releases AILET Merit Lists.  

Tabulated below is the schedule for the result declaration as per the program offered

AILET CourseAILET Result Date
AILET-BA LLBMay 24, 2018
AILET- LLMJuly 2, 2018
AILET- PhDJuly 16, 2018

How to Check AILET Result?

Candidates can check their results for AILET 2018 by following the steps given below:

  1. Log on to the official website of NLU Delhi i.e
  2. Click on AILET 2018 Portal.
  3. Next, click on AILET 2018 Result.
  4. Fill in the details in all the required fields.
  5. Check and Download the results

AILET Score Card 2018

  • All qualifying candidates will receive their respective AILET Score Card from NLU Delhi.
  • The score card for AILET is disppatched on the day of declaration of results.
  • It will contain a candidate’s name, roll number, total obtained marks vis-à-vis score in each of the subjects of law entrance exam.
  • Candidates participating in AILET Counselling will be required to present their AILET Score Card.


  • On the basis of AILET Results, NLU prepares AILET cut off which forms the basis of short listing candidates for admission into law programs.
  • It will be declared separately for all categories by NLU Delhi.
  • Candidates who meet cutoff will be entitled to receive the admission letter.
  • AILET Cut off enables candidates to find out how many marks they require to seek admission in the law programs.

For admission in BA LLB programs, AILET 2016 Cut off was 98 out of 150 for General category, 65 for Scheduled Caste, 60 for Scheduled Tribe, 58 for Person with Disability and 82 for Kashmiri Migrants. For admissions to LLM programs, AILET 2016 Cut off was 85 out of 150 for General category, 70 for Scheduled Caste, 52 for Scheduled Tribe and 65 for Person with Disability.

AILET Cut off trend

AILET 2018 Counseling

  • AILET counseling will be conducted in offline mode by National Law University, Delhi.
  • It will be held after merit list is published by the university on its website.
  • The examination authority will issue the admission letters to the qualified candidates. Such candidates should remit the admission-cum-counseling fee for AILET 2018.
  • In case a candidate fails to do so within the stipulated time, his candidature for admission in the law program will stand canceled.
  • The admission-cum-counseling fee of AILET has to be remitted to the NLU admission office latest by the third week of June. 
  • Once the admissions are made in the first slot, a list of shortlisted candidates is issued by NLU Delhi for AILET 2018 Spot Counseling Round.
  • AILET Spot Counseling Round will be conducted in the fourth week of June. It is the last round of AILET 2017 admissions. It will be valid for the candidates in the waiting list category.
  • No further admissions will be made after AILET Spot Counseling Round.

Read details about AILET Counselling

AILET 2018 Counselling Schedule

AILET 2018 Result Date (BA LLB)May 24, 2018
Admission Letter Issue DateMay 24, 2018
Fee Deposition Last Date (1st List)June 13, 2018
Spot Counselling Start (Vacant Seats)June 25, 2018
Fee Deposition Last Date only for selected candidates in spot counsellingJuly 5, 2018
Admission ClosedJuly 25, 2018
Selected Candidates InterviewJuly 28-29, 2018
Orientation programmeJuly 30, 2018
Start of session/classes

August 1, 2018

AILET Seat Reservation

For BA LLB Courses

reservation for ba llb in ailet

CategoriesSeats Reserved
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Persons with Disability3%
Kashmiri Migrants1%
J & K2%

For LLM Courses

reservation for llm in ailet

Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Persons with Disability2.5

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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My ward has got admission in NLU,Lucknow.She had given first year papers there.We would like her to shift to NLU,Delhi.What formalities are required for this?

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