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What is All India Law Entrance Test  (AILET) ?

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted by National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) to offer admission to eligible candidates in undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and doctorate (PhD) level law courses. This is a university-level entrance exam only for admissions at NLU Delhi as the university does not accept any other law entrance exam for admissions.


AILET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates seeking admissions at NLU Delhi through AILET can check the eligibility criteria as under: 

Course level

Eligibility Criteria

UG Law course

  • Candidates passed in Class 12th or SSC examination or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying exams are also eligible.

PG Law course

  • Candidates holding LLB or an equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks are eligible.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories need to secure at least 50% marks in the final year of the LLB degree.
  • Candidates appearing for their final year LLB examinations are also eligible.

PhD course

  • Candidates holding an LLM degree from any recognised university
  • They should have secured at least 55% marks in the qualifying degree examination. However, if belonging to SC/ ST categories then the qualifying marks are 50% at least. Or
  • If candidates have completed their law degree along with a master’s degree such as MPhil in Social Sciences/ Humanities from any recognised university with minimum 55% marks. Such candidates should ensure that the research work they have conducted is relevant to any discipline of law and with special focus on topics like Public Policy of Law. Or
  • Candidates who have completed a degree in law and a PhD in any discipline. Or
  • Candidates who have worked as a State High Court Judge in India for at least three years or Judge at Supreme Court of India.


AILET 2021 Highlights

Exam Name

All India Law Entrance Test

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Accepting Colleges

10 colleges

Official Website


AILET 2021 Important Dates

NLU Delhi has announced the exam date for AILET 2021, however, the complete schedule is now available as under:

AILET Events


Salient Features

AILET exam date notification


NLU Delhi released exam date and schedule for the upcoming examination. 

AILET official admission notification


The detailed notification mentioning schedule, application process, admission requirements for courses and seats has been released. 

Start of online applications 


NLU Delhi has started the application window in online mode.

Last date of applications


Candidates need to complete and submit the application form including fee payment.

Availability of admit cards


All registered candidates will be issued admit cards to appear for the examination. 

AILET exam date


Candidates need to appear at the allotted test centres with their admit cards and a valid photo ID proof.

Result declaration 


The results will be available on the official website in the form of merit list.


Courses offered through AILET

Check the table below for courses offered at NLU Delhi on basis of AILET scores: 

Law Courses Offered at NLU Delhi

Seat Intake

BA LLB (Honours)


Master of Law (LLM)


Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)




*To be notified every year by the university. However, there can be an increase of 25% in seat availability. 

Colleges accepting AILET scores

Besides the exam authority, NLU Delhi, listed below are some private colleges accepting admissions on the basis of AILET scores:

Colleges accepting AILET

Courses offered

School of Law, Ansal University

BA LLB, LLB, LLM, PhD in Law

The NorthCap University

BA LLB (Hons.)

SAGE University


ISME Law College



AILET Admission Process

The admission process of NLU Delhi through AILET is as under:

Step 1: Online Registration - Candidates need to register online at the official website of NLU Delhi - and fill the application form including candidates' details, uploading documents, fee payment and exam centre selection. The application forms need to be submitted in online mode only.  

Also Read: How to fill the AILET 2021 Application Form? Check steps to apply

Step 2: Issue of admit cards - The university will issue admit card to candidates who have successfully registered before the last date of application. Candidates have to carry the admit card on the exam day as it mentions important details regarding the test takers, centre and exam. 

Step 3: Appear for Exam - Candidates have to appear for the examination at the allotted test centres as mentioned on their AILET admit card. They should report to their test centres at least an hour before the examination. 

Step 4: Results declaration - The university will announce AILET results within a month after conducting the examination. The scorecard of candidates qualifying the examination will mention All India Rank, sectional scores, as well as overall scores. 

Step 5: Counselling on basis of the rank-cum-merit list - The university will conduct counselling on the basis of the rank list and also verify the candidates' eligibility for the law course they are seeking admission in. 


AILET Exam Analysis 

The analysis is provided by the law experts after the exam has been conducted to give details about the question paper such as difficulty level, type of question asked and weightage of topics from each section.

Last year, the exam was conducted on May 5, 2019, in multiple cities throughout India. As per the experts, AILET 2019 question paper carried no surprises and was quite similar to previous year’s. Moreover, the question paper was lengthy and moderate on difficulty level, read here - AILET 2019 exam analysis.


AILET 2021 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the application form of AILET 2021 be available? 

A: NLU Delhi has started the online application process of AILET exam on the official website from January 15 onwards. 

Q: How to apply for AILET exam?

A: Candidates can apply for AILET 2021 in online mode only and the application form will be available in online mode only at the official website of NLU Delhi. 

Q: When will AILET 2021 exam be held?

A: NLU Delhi will now conduct AILET exam on a new date (to be announced soon) in second or third week of June, in pen-paper based test mode. 

Q: Is AILET an important exam to take for law admissions?

A: Yes, for candidates seeking admission in one of the top law universities India i.e. NLU Delhi, it is important to appear for AILET exam.

Q: Is AILET tougher than CLAT?

A: Yes, the difficulty level of AILET is usually higher than the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Also Read: Difference between CLAT and AILET exams

Q: Is AILET conducted in online or offline mode?

A: The law entrance exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. candidates get question paper and they have to mark their responses in the OMR sheet only. 

Q: Is there any age limit to apply for AILET exam?

A: No, NLU Delhi has not prescribed any lower or upper age limit for admissions to its law courses. 

Q: Is there any negative marking scheme in AILET? 

A: Yes, for each wrong attempt 0.25 marks will be deducted. Check the complete details of AILET 2021 exam pattern and marking scheme here.

Q: What is a good score in AILET? 

A: A good score for AILET as per the cut off marks for each category is as under: 


AILET Cut off marks


93.25 marks

Scheduled Caste

59.75 marks

Scheduled Tribe

58.5 marks

Persons with Disabilities

64 marks

Kashmiri Migrant

35.25 marks

Residents of Jammu and Kashmir

54.25 marks

Q: How many seats are offered through AILET?

A: There are a total of 160 seats available at NLU Delhi, however, only 140 seats (70 seats for each course) for BA LLB and LLM courses are offered through AILET exam. 

Q: Can I take admission at NLU Delhi on basis of CLAT score?

A: No, NLU Delhi accepts admissions either on basis of AILET scores or through merit scores in the qualifying exam. 


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