AILET 2017 Exam Analysis
Updated on May 7, 2017 - 7:51 p.m. IST by Somesh S Menon
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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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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

Hope this helps


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

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.

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