AILET Exam Pattern 2020
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AILET exam pattern 2020 - The National Law University Delhi decides the exam pattern of AILET 2020. The University will publish the AILET 2020 exam pattern in 1st week of January 2019, along with the admission notification. The exam pattern of AILET 2020 is not expected to undergo any changes and will follow the pattern set by the University last year. Though the All India Law Entrance Test is conducted separately for undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes, there is no difference in the AILET exam pattern 2020 for both these examinations. According to the exam pattern of AILET 2020, those attempting the examination will be given 90 minutes to complete the examination. AILET 2020 exam pattern is basically a guideline set by the University and defines the manner in which the examination will be conducted. AILET 2020 is a tough nut to crack, thus understanding the AILET exam pattern 2020 is very important. Read the complete article to understand the exam pattern of AILET 2020, and more.

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AILET exam pattern 2020 - Overview

The entrance examination for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses are held on the same date. Candidates can refer to the table given below to understand the paper pattern of AILET 2020.

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Mode of Examination


Duration of Examination

1 hour 30 minutes

Language Options


Type of Questions


Total Number of Questions


Negative Marking


AILET exam pattern 2020 - Mode of examination

AILET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode, that is, candidates will have to mark the answers on an OMR sheet. To mark the answers on the OMR sheet, one can use a black ball point only. No cutting or changing of answers on the OMR sheet is permitted, thus the test takers are advised to mark the answers carefully.

AILET 2020 exam pattern - Duration of the examination and total number of questions

The entrance will test the law aspirants on the basis of 150 questions. To attempt these, a candidate will be given 90 minutes. AILET 2020 is said to be the most difficult law entrances in India. The difficulty level of the examination can be judged by the fact that for each question, the exam pattern of AILET 2020 permits less than a minute.

AILET exam pattern 2020 - Type of Questions

According to the exam pattern of AILET 2020, there will be 150 objective type or multiple choice questions. Which means, for every question there will be four answer options. Candidate has to mark the correct answer on the OMR sheet.

For Example -

Question - Who is the current Prime Minister of India?

  1. Pranab Mukherjee

  2. Arvind Kejriwal

  3. Ram Nath Kovind

  4. Narendra Modi

For the above question, candidate has to mark ā€˜Dā€™ on the OMR sheet.

Negative Marking System of the AILET exam pattern 2020

According to the exam pattern of AILET 2020, each question carries one mark. This means that for every correct answer candidate is awarded one mark. However, the University follows a negative marking system and deducts 1ā„4th mark for every incorrect answer.

Subject- wise exam pattern of AILET 2020

For undergraduate courses -


Number of Questions Asked

General Knowledge




Legal Aptitude






For postgraduate courses -


Number of Questions Asked

Constitutional law




Essay and Others


Why is referring to AILET exam pattern 2020 so important?

AILET 2020 exam pattern is important because it helps candidates strategize their preparation. The exam pattern of AILET 2020 will also familiarise the candidate with the examination and prevent him/her from getting overwhelmed during the examination. It also suggests the difficulty level of the examination thus he/ she will be able to prepare for AILET 2020 better.

AILET exam pattern 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How many marks will be deducted if I leave a question unattempted?

  1. No marks will be awarded or deducted for the questions that are left unattempted.

Q2. Can I request the University to give the examination in any other language?

  1. No, AILET 2020 will be conducted in English language only and there are no exceptions to this rule.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AILET Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What information can be found in AILET 2020 exam pattern?


By consulting AILET exam pattern 2020, one can know about exam details like types of question asked, mode of exam, marking scheme, and number of questions asked. This information will aid in effective exam preparation. 

Question: If I don't refer the exam pattern, can I still do well in the exam?


It is recommended to consult the AILET exam pattern, as otherwise one may get too many surprise on exam day, which can affect the result. 

Question: How do I enter an answer in the answer sheet of AILET 2020?


Answers have to be entered on OMR sheets, which will be provided to candidates inside the exam hall, by darkening circles given against the answer option. 

Question: What are the subjects covered for undergraduate courses in AILET 2020?


Questions for UG program will be asked from General Knowledge (35 questions), Mathematics (10), Legal Aptitude (35), Reasoning (35), and English (35).  

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what is differece between clat and ailet

Kanupriya Gupta 15th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

AILET and CLAT both are the two most popular and important law entrance exams of the country. AILET stands for All India Law Entrance Test and CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. While both the tests serve the law aspirants, there are few factors that make them different from each other.

Being the most sought-after law exams across the country, it is natural for students to face the dilemma of choosing between two tests.

Here is the difference between them for your better understanding.


CLAT is way ahead from AILET when it comes to the institutes which accept the candidates based on the exam. CLAT has 19 national universities participating in the test while AILET is just for one institute, that is NLU or National Law University, Delhi.


CLAT is conducted on rotational basis by the participating institutes and as we have seen that AILET has only one participating institute, its the only one which conducts the exam. For instance, For the academic session 2018- 19, CLAT will be conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.


CLAT offers 3000 seats in all National universities under it. So the success rate for the same is 6% as 50,000 students appear for this exam.

AILET has 110 seats under it and more than 18000 students appear for the test. So the success rate is around 0.006%.

So the competition in AILET is huge. So if you are appearing for both, there is more chance that you will get selected in CLAT rather than AILET.

The paper patterns and syllabus are mostly the same for both. Even the marking is the same.

Hope this helps. All the best!


i am already graduate (BA) can i write this exam ?

Pankhuri Kumari 14th Dec, 2019

Hii Akshay!

Aap you said you are already a graduate, you can still apply for AILET in the post graduation program. The minimum aggregate in your qualifying examination for this is 55% for general category and 50% for reserved categories. There is no upper age limit. For more details and to check your eligibility, refer the following link -

Hope this helps.

Good luck!


Delhi university llb counseling mode

Harshita Gupta 8th Dec, 2019

The counselling for DU LLB will be offline. This means that the candidates will have to report to the centre on the day of counselling. The counseling will include registration, document verification, and submission of all documents and forms. Also, make sure you bring all the original documents as well.

If you miss the counselling on the given day, you will be disqualified. The counselling session will be after the release of merit list and only the candidates who get a call letter will be allowed in the counselling.

The counselling for 1st round will begin in July 2020.

For more details, check the link below:

Hope this helps!

on which website are we to register fpr ailet?

Yashu Shrivastava 5th Dec, 2019

Hello Mehak

The National Law University, Delhi will conduct All India Law Entrance Test - 2020 (AILET - 2O2O)" for admission to Five Year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. and Ph.D Programme on Sunday, May 3, 2O2O from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at various test centres across the country. The admission notice will be issued in the first week of January 2020 and the Online Application Forms will be available on the University website from first week of January 2O2O.

Best Of Luck For The Exam !


We can prepare for ailet with out taking coching

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 4th Dec, 2019
NLU Delhi will conduct AILET 2020 in the month of May 2020. So, you have 5-6 months for preparation. Start with making a proper and programmatic study schedule. Then go through the whole syllabus. Once you are aware of AILET 2020 syllabus and exam pattern, planning the preparation becomes a lot easier. Choose the best books for your preparation. Give mock tests, solve previous years' question papers. Solving mock tests will help you to analyze where you are actually standing. Read newspapers thoroughly to be aware of the current affairs.
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