AILET 2016 exam analysis: ‘English, the easiest and reasoning difficult to score’ says Rajneesh Singh
Updated on May 2, 2016 - 3:05 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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‘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.


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i completed my graduation in now in 2020 i want to join National law university delhi AILET.can i eligible to this year entrance exam or not?? is my admission will be or not.

Charvi Nayyar 26th Jan, 2020

Hello aspirant

You are eligible for this course(llm) unltil you full fill the following criteria:

  1. Those who are applying for this programme must have an LL.B. or an Equivalent Law Degree with 55% marks. For the candidates of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities category, the applicants must have scored 50% marks.
  2. The candidates appearing in final year LL.B. Examination in April/May 2019 can also apply.
  3. If you want to apply for phd you must have llm degree

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i am cbse private candidate am i eligible for Ailet 2020 conduct by nlu delhi if yes, plz tell me what to be filled in school name blank in the form of Ailet 2020

Archita Aggarwal 26th Jan, 2020


You are eligible for Ailet 2020, in school name fill your school name from which you are giving exams from. You are a private candidate so you must be from some right, just mention that name in the school blank, or else you may contact helpline no.

Hope this answer helps.


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

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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

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