AILET 2016 Exam Analysis
Updated on May 1, 2016 - 7:38 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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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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Shareef 17th Feb, 2020

There is no upper age limit for AILET UG Law programmes. You need to complete your 12th from any recognised Board. And you need to secure a minimum percentage of 50%. This 50% is the same for both General and Reserved Categories. That is the only eligibility criteria. You can check complete details at:


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Raj Aryan Sharma 9th Feb, 2020

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How l can l prepare for AILET entrance exam

Nikhitha Sai 9th Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant. Firstly, the subjects are english, mathematics just the basic maths, GK, legal aptitude and reasoning. Hope you would be aware of the syllabus. If not, drop a comment, I will help you with that.

1. English... usual ones like, blanks, synonyms, passages so on and so forth. Practice the previous year question papers

2. Basic mathematics .. algebra, work and time, Quant of basic level, distance etc ..practice RS agarwal books and ncert books bits, it would be more than enough. But practice daily

3. GK... get to know all the static gk question and answers that are constant. Regarding current affairs ,follow news and news paper daily. If possible note down the issues going on for long time aptitude .. solve the current legal problems, read the case studies given in the net that are solved before related to legal problems. The many you solve, the better it would be

5. Reasoning.. again, practice rs agarwal book, previous reasoning and non verbal questions. Solve the test papers

All the best




which is easy to crack CLAT ( for nlsiu ) OR AILET ( for nlu delhi ) ?

Sanjana Singh 7th Feb, 2020

Hey Naghu,

Hope you are doing well!

Well dear with hard work,determination,time mangement ,perseverance and vigorous practise any exam can be  easily cracked.If you are confused between the two then you can select the one that lies more in your interest zone.

Hope this was helpful!

All the best!

Keep Smiling :)


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Manisha Gupta Expert 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

AILET is the entrance exam for the admission to five years Integrated law programme or post Graduate LLM programme to get into NLU Delhi. You can check the seat matrix to go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!

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