Why is NLU Delhi not part of CLAT - Objectives, CLAT vs AILET
Why is NLU Delhi not part of CLAT - There are 23 National Law Universities (NLUs) currently leading the legal education in India. Some of the prominent names are National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi), NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad and GNLU Gandhinagar. Out of 23 NLUs, 22 are on one side as they conduct a Common Law Admission Test and the NLU Delhi is on another side which conducts its own All India Law Entrance Test (AILET). So what makes NLU Delhi different from other NLUs? And why NLU Delhi is not a member of CLAT Consortium despite being an NLU? Let’s understand how NLU Delhi is different from other NLUs and how AILET is different from CLAT.
National Law University Delhi - Objectives of establishment
The university was established in 2008 under the NLU Delhi Act passed by the Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The primary objective of the university is to evolve and impart comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education that is socially relevant. The university strives to promote legal awareness in the community and to achieve political, social and economic justice.
Why is NLU Delhi not part of CLAT
You must be wondering that NLU Delhi is also a National Law University then why doesn’t it accept CLAT scores. The question becomes more pronounced when all other NLUs and many other law schools of India are respectfully accepting CLAT for admissions.
Back in 2012, Dr Ranbir Singh, founder of NLU Delhi, who himself was very instrumental in bringing CLAT, told “Bar and Bench” that;
“One of the reasons was that [NLU Delhi] would be the 13th law school [in CLAT]. So when students filled in their preferences, I would be the 13th choice.”
The VC also cited the administrative and financial issues for NLUD as not becoming part of CLAT.
Today, NLUD has become one of the most reputed law schools in India and has secured #2nd rank in NIRF ranking of law schools in 2020. Not only this, but NLU Delhi is also maintaining its top position from past 3-4 years.
Success of AILET
NLU Delhi received only 4000 applications in the first year of bringing AILET. However, since then the number of applications for AILET has increased steadily. Last year (2019) more than 18,000 students appeared for NLU Delhi’s AILET. The success of AILET is also one reason why NLU Delhi would like to maintain a separate place in the hearts of law aspirants.
Around 65,000 candidates appear in CLAT, while around 18,000 candidates appear in AILET. The exam pattern of CLAT has been changed in 2019, it is now a comprehension based test conducted to test the reading and critical thinking abilities of the candidates. On the other hand, AILET is an objective type test conducted to test the candidates on various topics. Below are the highlights of CLAT vs AILET.
CLAT vs AILET - Highlights
Consortium of NLUs
Comprehension based test with MCQs
Objective type test with MCQs
Total number of questions
Participating law schools
22 national law universities plus more than 50 law schools
Total number of seats
Level of competition
High, but CLAT is considered a tougher exam than AILET
National Law University Delhi - Fast facts
NLU Delhi offers BA LLB, LLM and PhD programmes through AILET.
The university offers 110 seats in BA LLB programmes through AILET while 10 seats are filled by foreign nationals on merit basis.
Under LLM programme, NLUD offers 70 seats through AILET and 10 seats to foreign nationals on direct admission basis. 8 seats are offered in PhD programmes through AILET.
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Questions related to AILET
good score in ailet 2020 to clear it...
Hello student ,
As you know result has been not declared till yet and cut off is released only after the released of the result and as you know cut off also changes every due to various factors so it would be tell exact about the good score to ckear ailet exam.
So recognising previous year cut off and assuming your general category cut off is about 75 - 76 and if you will score more then this then you will be in safe zone .
Hope it helps !
what can be the ews cutoff for ailet 2020?
For LLB course,candidates of reserved category must get 50% aggregate in class 12th.Candidates of reserved category must get 30% aggregate marks in 12th.10% EWS category reservation has been implemented by NLU,DELHI for AILET 2020.An income and asset certificate issued by a competent authority is to be produced to claim reservation under this category.
To get admission in National Law University,SC/ST candidates 30% marks in AILET to get admission while general and obc candidates must get 40% marks in AILET to get admission.
can solving previous ten years problem of ailet can be helpful to me in exam?
Yes, it will be very very helpful if you solve previous ten years question papers of AILET Examination. This will be helping you a lot in understanding the level of questions and will give you a feel of exam before the actual exam.
Refer here to get previous year and sample papers - https://law.careers360.com/download/ailet-sample-papers-previous-years
Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.
I hope this information helps you.
how to score good in ailet? pls suggest last week tip
The exam experts suggest for a thorough revision of the basic concepts while the candidates should keep themselves abreast with updates on General Knowledge keeping AILET syllabus in view. “Law aspirants should now focus on revising concepts keeping in-line the AILET syllabus and re-look their knowledge to be thorough with the revised concepts. Further, I would also suggest them to keep a track of all the important news events, even during the last week so that it helps them in solving questions for the Current Affairs section
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How many marks are required in AILET exam for got addmission in NLU DELHI ?
Dear Aspirant, National law university , delhi ,The university will release the category wise AILET cutoff for various programs.Any candidate who will miss the Ailet cutoff score or rank then they will not be eligible to get admission.
So the candidate must try to score more than cutoff in AILET.cut off may varies for every year it depending upon many factors like no.of candidates applied,no.of seats, paper toughness etc.
Till last year the university offers only 80 seats in BA LLB, from this year it offers 120 seats for BA LLB.Giving you previous year cutoff trends for category wise:-
* Kashmir migrants-35.25.
* Kashmir resident's-51.25.
Exam officials will release the cutoff whenever the Ailet results released.Foe general category the you need to score above 80 or between 75-76,if you score more than this then you can be in safer zone.
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I will recommend you to use our college predictor based on AILET please visit the given link :-
Hope the given information is helpful to you,
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All the very best.