While AILET has always been considered to be a relatively tougher law entrance test, the initial feedback received from students and coaching experts suggests that AILET 2017 conducted on May 7 was among the tougher exam papers hosted by NLU Delhi thus far. Careers360 presents to you a comprehensive exam analysis of AILET 2017, with students describing how they fared in their paper and leading coaching experts sharing their insights.

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The All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) conducted by National Law University (NLU) Delhi has made a name for itself over recent years for being one of the most popular law entrance exams held in India. With over 18,000 applications being received for AILET 2017, the increasing demand for the 83 BA LLB and 50 LLM programme seats at NLU Delhi was reflected this year as well. Held in offline mode on May 7, AILET 2017 exam pattern remained unchanged with the question paper comprising 150 Objective MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). The total duration of the paper was 90 minutes.


The AILET 2017 paper pattern was on the following lines


Number of questions





General Knowledge



Basic Mathematics



Logical Reasoning



Legal Aptitude




Candidates would be awarded one mark for each correct answer and there would be no negative marking. Zero marks would be awarded for questions left unanswered.


Student feedback


As mentioned, a majority of test-takers found the test to be tougher than in preceding years. Because of the difficulty level of the questions, many students also shared that the time limit of 90 minutes was insufficient for them to complete the paper in a satisfactory way. “AILET 2017 was definitely tougher and lengthier than expected,” shared Vishnu, who was appearing for the paper for the second time.


Section-wise, most students shared that General Knowledge was the toughest in terms of the type of questions asked, while Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning were the most time consuming. “English and Mathematics were not so difficult, but I struggled with General Knowledge, and to a lesser extent with Logical Reasoning and the Legal Aptitude,” said Diksha.


For Shantanu, the Legal Aptitude questions were toughest but he was among the minority who found the GK section to be balanced with an equal proportion of static and current affairs questions. In lieu of GK, many students looked to other sections to compensate. “GK was indeed tough but thankfully the Logical Reasoning and Basic Mathematics sections came to the rescue,” said a relieved Prerna. “Overall, the paper was tough and lengthy and for me English also consumed a lot of time,” shared Aniket.


Insights from coaching institutes


“The paper was definitely more difficult than usual, probably one of the most difficult AILET exams ever,” said Harsh Gagrani, Director of LegalEdge Tutorials. According to him, AILET 2017 held plenty of surprises for students across different sections. “For the first time ever, there was no English Reading Comprehension passage as it had been completely replaced by CLOZED test. But the remaining English section questions remained the same, covering antonyms, synonyms and phrases. Also, legal aptitude was very surprising because of the lengthy fact-based questions asked”, he shared. In his opinion, students who kept their calm when faced with difficult questions, had good reading speed and had brushed up on their legal knowledge would have the best chances of clearing the exam.


According to Rajneesh Singh, Mentor at The Do-Zen, the cutoff this year might come down significantly, perhaps even reaching 90 as compared to 105 for AILET 2016. “Many considered it a tough paper but I feel it was a good paper for those who are good students. If the paper quality is good, then it helps weed out the undeserving students. CLAT should also take a lesson from this,” he said. Mr. Singh agreed with most students’ assessments regarding the difficulty of the GK section. “There were atleast 10 questions in the GK section which were almost impossible to answer unless a student had specifically prepared from these topics. However I don’t feel this is an injustice as the students who prepared well and kept their calm would waste no time on it,” he concluded.


AILET Result 2017 will be declared on May 18 and AILET Answer Key 2017 will be released soon.


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syllabus for ailet clat,????????

KUNAL LANJEWAR 1st Apr, 2020


The AILET Syllabus for BA LLB program is given below:

1. English :

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Comprehension passages

  • Antonyms

  • Synonyms

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Jumble words and Sentences

  • Choosing the correct words

2. Elementary Mathematics:

  • Algebra

  • Profit and Loss

  • Time and Work

  • Average, Speed and Distance

  • Permutation-Combination and Venn diagrams

  • Numerical ability

3. General Knowledge :

  • Economics

  • Civics

  • Current Affairs

  • History

  • Geography

  • General Science

4. Reasoning :

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning Skills

5. Legal Aptitude :

  • Study of law

  • Research aptitude

  • Problem solving ability

The AILET Syllabus for LLM exam is given below:

  • Law of Torts
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Contracts
  • Criminal Law

The syllabus of CLAT PG examination is given below:

1. Constitutional Law

2. Law of Torts

3. International Law

4. Jurisprudence

5. Intellectual Property Law

6. Law of Contracts

7. Criminal Law

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Am law aspirant I have applied for clat and ailet.. If i want to apply for VIT law collage. How should I ? is lsat required? will it benifit? if my clat n ailet scores are not upto Mark? how does this process go can anyone help me

sushmitha M 27th Mar, 2020


To get admission in VIT Law School, you must have a minimum of 60 % in your 12th. It considers  CLAT, LSAT & anyother widely recognized law test as an entrance test. So you can write either of them and then fill your application for LLB course in the official website of VIT by filling the required details and submit your registration form. Then the merit screening happens based on your marks in LSAT, CLAT or any other law exam and candidates are shortlisted in that process.

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due to covid 19 nlu Delhi,clat symbiosis pune,mahacet. or other exam date will be extended

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


see due to covid19 pandemic there is many competitive exam, board exam, university exam has post poned, so the exam will be reschedules and it depends on exam control authorities decision , so right now you need to frequently check the official website, and be update about the current news, right now there is nothing can be predicted about the exam dates.


whats the application fee in this exam?

sushmitha M 27th Mar, 2020


The application fee for AILET for general category is 3050 INR and for SC,ST and OBC is 1050 INR.

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do there is any change in ailet pattern for 2020

Smrity 22nd Mar, 2020


There is no change expected in the pattern of AILET exam for law aspirants in 2020. It is going to be the same as last year,  there will be 150 objective type or multiple choice questions. Which means, for every question, there will be four answer options. Candidates have  to mark the correct answer on the OMR sheet.

For more details regarding the exam pattern you can visit the link below:


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