AILET exam pattern and syllabus tests the aptitude of the candidates in various topics. The All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is held every year around May. National Law University, Delhi is the only NLU among the total of 23 that does not admit the students on the basis of CLAT or Common Law Admission Test. AILET is conducted to grant students admission into various programmes like BA.LLB, LLM and Ph.D. Each year thousands of students prepare to crack the highly anticipated exam. The first step of any preparation strategy should be familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus.

AILET 2021: Eligibility

  • Candidates appearing for the AILET should have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10 + 2) with a minimum aggregate of 50 percent
  •  Foreign Nationals have to score a minimum aggregate of 65 percent in Higher Secondary School Examination (10 + 2) or in an equivalent examination.

AILET Exam Pattern 2021

ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes)
Total Marks150 marks
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ- Objective Type)
Total Number of Questions150 Questions
Marks awarded for correct answer+1
Marks deducted for incorrect answer-0.25
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The All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2021 is broadly divided into five categories. The distribution of marks is as follows

S. NoSectionsNo. of TopicsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1English635   35
2Elementary Mathematics710  10
3Reasoning835  35
4Legal Aptitude735  35
5General Knowledge935  35
Total 37150150

AILET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of AILET 2021 covers majorly 37 topics that are categorized into five categories. Let’s have a look at them.


This AILET section tests a candidate’s aptitude in English language. The goal of this section is to assess the candidate’s language skills and quick thinking skills. Topics covered in this section are:

  • Comprehension Passage
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
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Elementary Mathematics

This AILET subject  mainly tests the basic arithmetic knowledge of the candidate and includes 10th standard mathematics. The topics covered under this category are:

  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Percentage and Averages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Proportion 

This section tests a candidate’s interpretation and analytical skills. The section is designed to assess their critical thinking by needing them to solve numerical and sequential patterns. The topics included in this section are:

  • Word Formation
  • Coding
  • Directions, Number and Letter Series
  • Syllogisms 
  • Statement and Assumption 
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Critical Reasoning
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Legal Aptitude

This section tests a candidate’s awareness about recent legal issues and prominent landmark judgements that affect the legal trends in India. The topics to be covered under this section are:

  • Corporate Law
  •  Current Legal News
  •  Environmental Law
  •  Criminal Law
  •  Family Law
  • Legal Principles
  • Constitution
General Knowledge

This section of AILET is there to test a candidate’s general awareness about numerous socio-political and economic fields. This section is spread over a number of topics like arts, geography, history, politics etc. The topics to be studied in this category are:

  •  Current Affairs
  • Science, Economy
  • History
  • Static GK
  • International Events
  •  UN Bodies
  • Sports
  • Awards and Honours
  • Eminent Personalities
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Important Things to Keep in Mind
  • The medium of the paper will be English language
  •  There are a total of 5 sections and attempting each question is mandatory.
  • It is important to start from the basics and cover the topics you are already familiar with.
  • Make sure to go through the previous year question papers as the syllabus has remained more or less the same over the years.
  • One should also focus and work on the skill of time management along with syllabus management.
Things to look out for
Starting of Online AILET Applications 20211st week of January 2021 (tentative)
Last date of Applications2nd week of April 2021 (tentative)
Last date of withdrawal from AILET 2021April 2021 (tentative)
Release of Admit Cards2nd – 3rd week of April 2021 (tentative)
AILET exam date2nd May 2021 (tentative)
Result DeclarationTo be announced

It is important to be aware about and keep your knowledge updated with regards to the AILET exam pattern and syllabus pattern over the years. Starting your preparation early would help cover the AILET syllabus in time. 

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