AILET 2016 Exam Analysis
Apratim Chatterjee, 01 May 2016, #AILET
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AILET 2016, one of the most popular law entrance exams in India with as many as 16,777 aspirants appearing for 81 BA LLB seats in NLU Delhi was conducted on May 1, 2016. While the paper is, generally, considered to be one of the toughest law entrance tests, this year the paper was surprisingly easier compared to previous years. “The paper was easier compared to last year,” said Rajendra Khadav of Crack CLAT Tutorials. “GK was, of course, full of questions from current affairs, so aspirants who were updated with daily news had a good chance of scoring.”

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English and GK make it easier for students


As in the previous years, Reasoning was the toughest section in AILET 2016 with puzzles and analogies covering most of the section. “Critical reasoning took a bit of my time,” said Sunil. “I got stuck in analogies and lost almost 20 minutes of the test covering one question.”


However, some students were already expecting this section to be tough and were geared up for it. “I knew reasoning would take time, especially, puzzles. I took a lot of mock tests to set my timing for this section which really helped me to manage my time in the test,” said Naman Dubey who took the test from Delhi.


While Critical Reasoning was tough, Legal Aptitude was the surprise element in the test. Previously, AILET papers usually had questions from Principles and Facts, while this time, the entire pattern of this section was changed. However, while the pattern took students aback for a while most were able to recover as the new pattern was relatively easier. “I was expecting questions on principles and theory but instead the entire set of questions followed a new format,” says Sanam. “Nonetheless, the section was not so tough.”


As in previous years, GK and English were the easiest sections of the lot. Most of the questions were from Current affairs and offered students a very good opportunity to score. “English was very easy. Besides, for those who were updated with the latest news GK was easy too,’ says Naman Dubey.


Experts on AILET

Most of the experts echoed the view of the students putting English and GK in the easier slot while Reasoning and Legal aptitude where a notch higher on the difficulty scale.


“Overall the paper was easier compared to last year,” said Harsh Gagrani, LegalEdge Tutorials. “English was a relief as topics reading compressions and grammar were easy to solve and took less time,” he said.


According to Rajendra Khadav, there were 10 passages and five fill in the blanks in English. “It was less time consuming than last year.”


In legal aptitude, there were questions from assertion reason, legal current affairs, legal static GK and regal reasoning according to Harsh. “Legal current affairs was the most difficult topic in this section.”


In terms of Cutoff, the experts did not differ much with Rajendra Khadav putting the score at 105 and Harsh Gagrani putting it at 104.

AILET 2016 was an offline paper comprising 150 questions of 150 marks. Candidates were required to choose one option among the four provided in the question-booklet of AILET 2016. The 150 questions covered five sections including English, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude and Basic Mathematics.


AILET 2016 Results will be announced on May 15.

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I m in class 11 now in 2019 i will give my board exams in 2021 so can i appear for clat and ailet exam next year in 2020 when i will be in 12 class?

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


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whats the syallabus of AILET ?? can i attempt AILET after 12 or NOT ????

Aditya kumar Student Expert 4th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Yes , you are eligible after your 12th for AILET. Eligibility criteria for AILET 2020 is listed below :-

  • You should have completed 10+2 with Senior Secondary System or equivalent examination from a recognized board or should be appearing for Class XII examination
  • You need to score a minimum 50 percent marks in the qualifying examination
  • There is no age bar for candidates who wish to apply for AILET 2020 .

Syllabus :-


Language and comprehension.

Current affairs
General science


Numerical ability

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I failed in Maths in science stream, but passed overall with 70%. So am I eligible for CLAT & AILET exams. plzz reply!!!

Ashish pal Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

As of now you will be facing a great problem at the time of admission because they can't allow a failed candidate. Yes in eligibility criteria you will find that only +2 passed is required. But it will be not sufficient when you go for admission.

Hope you get it.

Good luck.

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