AILET 2016 exam analysis: ‘English, the easiest and reasoning difficult to score’ says Rajneesh Singh
Apratim Chatterjee, 02 May 2016, #AILET

‘Easy’ was the word majority of the AILET candidates used when asked to describe the law entrance paper which was held on May 1, 2016. Surprisingly, unlike previous years, English and GK scored the least points in the difficulty scale in this year’s test while reasoning and Legal aptitude were found to be tricky and time consuming.

Interestingly, experts too joined the chorus and termed the AILET paper comparatively easier to previous years, while taking exception to Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.

Here Rajneesh Singh, a seasoned law entrance examination expert shares his insights with Careers360 on the law entrance exam including analysis and the difficulty level.

Rajneesh Singh said that the questions in AILET paper have no fixed pattern. He says, “Every year it has few new things. This year, the paper was overall good, with balanced GK having some questions requiring a little more in-depth knowledge.”

The law exam expert also said that Logical Reasoning (LR) section was good. He remarked, “Legal Aptitude section had more of legal GK and test-takers needed little extra time for LR. This way AILET 2016 was a test more on the most important parameter, the reasoning skills.”

Read below to know how Rajneesh Singh analyses different sections of AILET 2016.


General Knowledge

The section was a very good set. While 5 questions were extremely tough, another 10 questions required in-depth knowledge. Rest were average to easy.

The test-takers who had put in their hard work and have deep interest towards general awareness can answer these questions amicably. However, there are some students who mistakes with a lot of preparation while expecting to solve all or majority of questions. This expectation often makes them diffident during the test and decreases their efficiency.

These candidates must understand and leave their false notion that it is not about scoring a perfect 100 per cent but about competing over the best even with the score of 58 per cent.

Candidates with a very good preparation would be able to score 31-33 in this section as 26 to 28 is a very competitive score for getting into the top 100 rank.

Legal Aptitude

Some legal reasoning questions required extra-legal knowledge. Legal GK questions were of the same trend. Overall the section was ok and the prepared candidates would be able to score 26 plus.


This section had a good set of questions, with a mixed of Verbal reasoning questions and complex analytical reasoning along with a few series questions. I would say it was a balanced section. AILET test-takers would have been able to score over 26 marks. On the contrary note it was not easy to score.

Rajneesh SinghRajneesh Singh,
Law Entrance Examination Expert

The paper was able to create a time pressure by making textual question little lengthy, complex and some off-beat questions, where aspirants needed to utilize their time-management skills.


The section was not as easy as it used to be. However, not a tough one as those good at maths would be able to make a competitive edge here.


This was the easiest section of all. Unlike the previous trends of AILET, the questions were of easy standards. However, despite being the easiest section, it had lots of side effects –

  1. It gave a false feeling of good performance.

  2. Well prepared students would not get the competitive edge.

  3. The easiest section would be easy for all and hence becomes a necessary scoring agenda in the law entrance exam.

  4. The questions were of paragraph time and those would be poor in time management would attempt lesser number of questions.


Candidates would require a decent score of 104 to 107 to get in the first list of AILET 2016 admissions.

The second list of AILET admissions 2016 would need as many as 101 to 104 marks.

The last list will require as many as 99 to 103 marks.

AILET 2016 paper can be regarded as an amazing rehearsal for CLAT 2016, which is scheduled to be held on May 8. If CLAT also continues setting questions of higher standard, then experience of AILET 2016 would help.


Candidates need to come out of the mind set of board exam pattern. Attempting correct set of question matters a lot and that is what would help you in qualifying the exams. Moreover, rejection of time consuming/undoable questions very quickly plays a vital role too.


As the law entrance exam was held on May 1 for admissions to BA LLB programmes for 81 seats on offer, the results of AILET 2016 will be declared on May 15.

*Rajneesh Singh is the founder and CEO of CLAT Essentials. He is also the founder and Chief Mentor at and mentor at The Do-Zen. He recently authored the book CLAT Essentials.


Also Read
AILET 2016 exam analysis

AILET 2016 in pictures

CLAT 2016 Last week preparation tips

Stay tuned to for more updates on AILET

Applications Open Now

UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
View All Application Forms

More like AILET

Questions related to AILET

Showing 213 out of 213 Questions

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.


how much extra time is given to pwd students in CLAT and AILET?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 1st Oct, 2019

Dear Sonu, Candidates with PWD can opt for Scribes. Scribes are those who assist PWD Candidates in writing the exam. The scribe will read out the question for the Candidate and the Candidate will give the answer and the scribe has to mention that as the answer. These scribes are used for visually imparied, Candidates with cerebral palsy, with locomotor disabilities and whose speed or writing or using a mouse is affected. And there is a compensatory time of 20 minutes allotted in additional for every 1 hour of exam duration. So for CLAT, there is 40 minutes of additional time that is allotted.


what are the important topics in Economics to be covered forAILET 2020

Afreen Anjum Student Expert 15th Sep, 2019


As you ask about the important topics in Economics for AILET 2020 ..

So AILET 2020 syllabus is like...


Elementary Mathematics

general knowledge in general knowledge you have to prepare economics, civics and in Economics you have to prepare about some common topics..


legal aptitude

For more information about the topics and syllabus of AILET 2020 click here:
All the best!!

are therw any institute for AILET preperations

Mahima Student Expert 10th Sep, 2019


AILET is an entrance test for admission to National Law University, Delhi. Admission to all other NLUs in India is done through CLAT exam. The syllabus and level for both exams is quite similar. And hence so is the preparation required. There are various coaching institutea that provide coaching for CLAT and AILET. Now it also depends on the city in which you are looking for as the faculty etc would differ. But a few top institutes are-

Career Launcher

CLAT Possible

Bulls Eye


TIMES institue

Best of luck


with last year graduation how to prepare for LLB entrance AILET and DU university without coaching? is it sufficient for crack these exams?

Gehna Chawla 6th Sep, 2019


Some tips which can help you to prepare for your LLB entrance :

1. You can solve the mock tests provided in this link, they are very benificial as they help you to practice and increases your knowledge as well. You can solve them when you are not willing to study or learn anything, by this way you can easily test your knowledge

2. You can refer to exam expert on Legal aptitude published by Wiley Publications, this will be helpful.

3. You must go through History, Geography, Economy and General Science from any national level publication such as Arihant, Pearson or Universal.

4. Go through newspapers such as The Hindu, especially its Editorial and National pages. Plus, online portals such as GK Today, TCY and Cloud Affairs are of much help.

5. For English, You should regularly practice it and while answeing questions you should read the passage properly

6. For quantitative aptitude, you can refer to  Tenth standard R.S. Aggarwal or R.D. Sharma, it will be more than sufficient.

7. For Logical reasoning, you may refer to Books by M.K. Pandey and R.S. Aggarwal .

Some tips for DU LLB entrance exam ;

1. Make a daily schedule and make sure that you stick to it as you have very less time being in 3rd year of graduation. Keep some leisure time as well.

2. Start managing your time according to your subjects. Start making short term goals.

3. You can take help of a good coaching institute. They can easily help you with clearing of doubts, tests etc.

4. you can go for online mock tests available on the internet. Link ;

All the best

Thankyou, I hope it helps, Feel free to approach for further queries

The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books