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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Which books should I prefer for the preparation for CLAT, AILET, DU LLM 2020. Can we crack the exams without coaching and please help me to make a good time table for studies to crack the exams !! thanks

Malini S N 15th Jan, 2020


The below mentioned books are some of the best books that can be used for your CLAT exam preparation:

  • General Knowledge 2020 and 2019 by Arihant Publications and Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (English) by RS Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning and Quant by RS Aggarwal
  • Study Package for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations by AP Bhardwaj

To get a properly scheduled timetable for your CAT preparation,visit the below given website.The study timetable will ensure that you will stay focused and you will be able to complete the CLAT syllabus within time.All the best!!


is their any reservation for kashmiri students in ALIET

Yashu Shrivastava 13th Jan, 2020

Hello Syed

Yes there are seat for Kashmiri Students and Migrants.

Total Seats: 80 [70 Seats on merit through All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and 10 Seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit (5 seats for Foreign Nationals & 5 seats for OCI/PIO)] . Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET. Reservation: 15% for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates and 5% for Persons with Disabilities.

One additional supernumerary seat for Kashmiri Migrants. Two additional supernumerary seats for Residents of Jammu & Kashmir.

More Information you can check on National Law University,Delhi website

I Hope This Help

Best Of Luck!!!


When will the application form for 2020 admissions released?

ayush mishra 13th Jan, 2020

Hey Aditi!

All India Law Entrance Test will be conducted by NLU Delhi on May 3,2020. The application form of AILET 2020 will be opened online probably from the third week of January. The tentative date from which the online application form will be open to be filled by aspirants is around 20 January. Till then, stay connected to the official website to get knowledge about new updates regarding the exam. Also, you can check out other details about the exam including the eligibility criteria in the following link

Good luck.


do ailet application form has come ?

Pankhuri Kumari 12th Jan, 2020
Hii Ayushman!
The AILET 2020 application forms have not been released yet but will be released soon as the tentative dates were in the first week of January 2020. So, you must keep an eye on the official website. The exam dates have already been released, that is, it will be held on 3 May, 2020. You can refer the following link for detailed information -
Hope this helps.
Good luck!


Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 11th Jan, 2020

The AILET 2020 application forms were supposed to be released in the first week of January, 2020. However that was a tentative date and the application forms have not been released as yet. So at this point in time, there is no link where you can fill in the application form. Please keep an eye on the official notification for release of AILET 2020 application forms.

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