How to prepare for AILET 2020 - National Law University, Delhi will conduct the law entrance exam AILET 2020, on May 3, 2020. NLU Delhi is considered one of the best law institutes of India and it conducts a separate law entrance exam, So, it is very obvious that thousands of law aspirants from all over India will compete for 70 seats of BA LLB and 70 seats of LLM in NLU Delhi. Given the stiff competition, devising a preparation strategy is of utmost importance. Often, many law aspirants face difficulty when it comes to completing the AILET 2020 syllabus within a stipulated time. But, with proper planning and dedicated execution, one can make it look easy, as many AILET toppers like Naomi Manoj (AIR - 7, 2019), Devansh Kausshik (AIR -1, 2018), and Agam Aghrawal(AIR - 5, 2019) did it in previous years. Remember, every success story takes time and requires meticulous planning. Dreams only become reality when intentions turn into daily actions, and it doesn't happen overnight. Careers360 has interacted with many AILET toppers and here, we are sharing with you everything that we found common in their preparation strategy. Read below to get aware of AILET 2020 preparation strategies, exam pattern, syllabus etc.
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NLU Delhi publishes the AILET exam pattern 2020, which contain information aspects like mode of the exam, types of questions asked, marking scheme, etc. So, candidates may refer to the exam pattern to align their preparation with exam requirements.
Mode of examination
1 hour 30 minutes
Type of question
Multiple Choice questions
Total number of questions
1 mark for every correct answer
Negative Marking - 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer
As Naomi Manoj, AILET rank - 7 puts it, the syllabus of AILET is a bit unclear and tricky when you start your preparation. But still, understanding the syllabus is half the job done. If you are not familiar with the syllabus of AILET 2020, it will be a real challenge to put your preparation in the right order. Below we are providing you the detailed AILET 2020 syllabus for BA LLB and LLM programmes, along with their weightage in the AILET exam.
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fill in the blanks, comprehension passages, antonyms, synonyms, idioms and phrases, jumble words and sentences, choosing the correct words
Algebra, profit and loss, time and work, average, speed and distance, permutation - combination and Venn diagrams, numerical ability
Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics
Study of law, Research aptitude, Problem-solving ability
Logical and Analytical reasoning skills
Law of torts, Family law, Law of Contract, International law
Jurisprudence, legal theory, Nature and role of legal systems and legal institutions in society,
Schools of law - analytical school, natural school, historical school, sociological school,
Sources of law - custom law, legislation, precedent and canons of statutory interpretation. etc
Essay and others
Essays will be largely be related to the legal topics
Once you are aware of AILET 2020 syllabus and exam pattern, planning the preparation becomes a lot easier. There are a few standard AILET books available in the market; candidates should refer to them and also simultaneously prepare the general knowledge section, especially the current affairs section.
When it comes to AILET preparation, reliable and up-to-date books are the best companion for your journey to NLU Delhi. There are a lot of books and study material available in print form or in online mode, but remember, accumulating a lot of books in your study room is of no use unless you use them in the right manner. There is a lot of study material available in both online and printed form, however, it is important to stick with some standard books as suggested by many AILET toppers. Below we are providing you the subject-wise book list for AILET 2020.
Books and study material
AILET UG 2020
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
Questions are asked in a fixed pattern for english section, identify the topics from previous years’ papers and prepare them from standard english books.
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
NCERT books upto 10th
Maths is all about practice and practice, add mock test in your daily study plan for a better result in AILET
General knowledge (Static)
Lucent’s General Knowledge
NCERT books of History and civics
Revise the static portion regularly in order to get a hold of it
General knowledge (Current affairs)
India year book
Additionally read The Hindu to cover current affairs.
Universal's Guide to CLAT & LLB Entrance Examination
Solve the legal aptitude problems, focus on increasing your speed while solving questions.
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Practice exercise given in the books, also solve mock tests.
AILET PG 2020
Dr. DD Basu's - The Introduction of Constitution
Constitutional Law of India by JN Pandey & Bare Act
Tort Law: The Law of Torts by Ratanlal and Dhirajlal
Make short notes and do regular revision.
Dr. VD Mahajan's Jurisprudence
Decoding the Jurisprudence
Practice essay writing (800 - 1000 ) words
Make a study plan -
‘Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out’ - Robert Collier
Executing one’s daily routine over a period of time can lead one towards AILET 2020. The study plan may vary from candidate to candidate, but, It should be practical and executable. Remember, making a study plan is just one aspect of your preparation, execution is the other aspect and the most important one. Regarding execution, Thomas Edison has rightly said “Vision without execution is just a hallucination”. And, not executing the study plan will surely damage your chances of clearing AILET 2020.
Mock tests and previous years’ papers - Solving mock tests is highly recommended by many AILET toppers. Solving mock test helps in giving a reality check of AILET preparation and tells you exactly where you stand. Candidates should make it a routine to solve at least one mock test everyday. Generally, the good mock tests are designed a bit tougher than the actual AILET exam. Solving these will put the candidates in a better position while attempting the real AILET exam. Apart from this, solving previous year papers and mock tests give a lot of learnings about time management and level of difficulty.
Daily current affairs - The general knowledge section is majorly dominated by the topics related to current affairs; so to score well in AILET 2020, prepare current affairs smartly. Agam Agrawal, AIR - 5, 2019 suggests reading ‘The Hindu’ is extremely beneficial for AILET. One may read daily newspaper and write down important news, events, appointments, and other important information. Additionally, you can also follow any good current affairs book at the end of the month and revise the monthly current affairs.
There are many AILET 2020 aspirants who are going for their board exams. Preparing AILET along with board exam is a tough balancing act. Still, there are many AILET toppers like Devansh AIR - 1, 2018, who cleared his board exams and AILET in the same year.
In an interview with careers360, Devansh admits that balancing board exam preparation and AILET is really a hectic job. The 2018 AILET topper prioritized law preparation while according a lower profile to board preparation. However, from January, he gave equal time to both, board exams and AILET preparation. Once the board exams were over the AILET preparation was on full swing.
There are 70 seats each BA LLB and LLM programme of NLU Delhi.
No, AILET is an offline exam which uses OMR sheets for recording candidates’ answer.
No, NLU Delhi only offers BA LLB at undergraduate level. There are other NLUs like NLU Bengluru that offer both BBA LLB and BA LLB.
Yes. there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer.
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There is no upper age limit for AILET UG Law programmes. You need to complete your 12th from any recognised Board. And you need to secure a minimum percentage of 50%. This 50% is the same for both General and Reserved Categories. That is the only eligibility criteria. You can check complete details at:
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Hello aspirant. Firstly, the subjects are english, mathematics just the basic maths, GK, legal aptitude and reasoning. Hope you would be aware of the syllabus. If not, drop a comment, I will help you with that.
1. English... usual ones like, blanks, synonyms, passages so on and so forth. Practice the previous year question papers
2. Basic mathematics .. algebra, work and time, Quant of basic level, distance etc ..practice RS agarwal books and ncert books bits, it would be more than enough. But practice daily
3. GK... get to know all the static gk question and answers that are constant. Regarding current affairs ,follow news and news paper daily. If possible note down the issues going on for long time
4.legal aptitude .. solve the current legal problems, read the case studies given in the net that are solved before related to legal problems. The many you solve, the better it would be
5. Reasoning.. again, practice rs agarwal book, previous reasoning and non verbal questions. Solve the test papers
All the best
Hope you are doing well!
Well dear with hard work,determination,time mangement ,perseverance and vigorous practise any exam can be easily cracked.If you are confused between the two then you can select the one that lies more in your interest zone.
Hope this was helpful!
All the best!
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