All Indian Law Entrance Test (AILET 2020) is a national level entrance exam. It is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi every year for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. AILET is held on the first Sunday of May every year. Those who are interested to appear for the entrance test, need to register for the test and submit the application form before the last date. Admission to courses such as BA LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. programmes is done through AILET at NLU. AILET 2020 is a pen-paper based test that will be held in more than 21 cities of India.

What is 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 2020 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 2020 Highlights

Exam NameAll India Law Entrance Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration1 hour 30 minutes
Accepting Colleges
Official Website

Important Dates for AILET 2020

NLU Delhi has not released schedule for AILET 2020, however, candidates can refer the table below for tentative dates and events:

AILET Events

AILET Exam Dates

Salient Features

Start of online applications 

First week of January 2020

NLU Delhi opens the application window in online mode.

Last date of applications

Third week of April 2020

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

Availability of admit cards

Last week of April 2020

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

AILET exam date

First week of May 2020

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

Result declaration 

Last week of May 2020

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)




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 AILETCourses offered
School of Law, Ansal UniversityBA LLB, LLB, LLM, PhD in Law
The NorthCap UniversityBA LLB (Hons.)
SAGE UniversityBA LLB, BBA LLB (Hons.), LLB, LLM

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. 

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 2020 Exam Centres

Refer the list of test cities below where the law entrance exam will be held: 

AILET Exam Centres 2020





















AILET Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the exam should read the instructions mentioned on the admit card carefully. Some of the instructions for the exam day are:

  • Candidates should report their allotted test centre at least an hour before the exam timings i.e. by 9 am, so as for the necessary verification to be done by the exam centre officials.
  • Candidates should carry at least one valid photo Id proof along with their admit card for AILET 2020 such as PAN Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Driving License/ Ration Card/ Passport etc. (in original as well as one copy). 
  • They should also carry their own pens (at least two) and one HB pencil for filling OMR answer sheet. The pens should be ballpoint and colour should be black or blue. 
  • Also, candidates should avoid taking any study material or items like calculator, mobile phone, digital watch, iPad, and jewellery to the exam centre. 

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.

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AILET Student Reaction 

Every year, Shiksha cover the exam live from any AILET test centre so as to provide students’ reaction and reviews. This includes asking the test-takers about their experience of the exam, question paper, difficulty level, as well as how they prepared for the examination.

For AILET 2019, we covered the exam centre Gargi College, New Delhi, where a total of 600 students took the paper, read complete AILET 2019 Student Reaction & Reviews.

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AILET 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

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 ReadHow is CLAT different from AILET?

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: How can I apply for AILET exam?

A: The application form is AILET will be available in online mode only at the official website of NLU Delhi. 

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 2020 exam pattern and marking scheme here.


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AILET 2020 Contact Information


NLU Delhi
Sector-14, Dwarka,
New Delhi-110078

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AILET 2020 Dates

National Law University, Delhi will release the official notification for AILET 2020 in the first week of January 2020. The candidates seeking admission to NLU Delhi have to appear for the examination to be held in the first week of May 2020 in pen-paper based test mode. The candidates who want to appear for AILET 2020 for admission to BA LLB (Hons)LLM and PhD programmes can keep a track of all events and dates with help of exam calendar below.

AILET 2020 Important Dates

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AILET 2020 Application Form

AILET 2020 application form will be available in the first week of January 2020. The applications will be available only in online mode at the official website of . Candidates who want to apply for can register online from the official link provided below to access the application form. To register for AILET 2020, candidates have to fill details like name, personal mobile number, email address, and date of birth as per their official documents. Candidates should fill and submit the application f

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AILET 2020 Admit Card

National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi) will release the admit card of AILET in the last week of April 2020. The admit card will be available in online mode on the official website of only. The law university will not send the admit cards by post to any candidate. Candidates can download the admit card for by login with their name, date of birth and application number. They must download the admit cards at least 3-4 days before the exam date, which is expected to be held in the first week of

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AILET 2020 Pattern

AILET 2020 exam pattern mentions details about the question paper including subjects, marking scheme and other features. National Law University, Delhi conducts AILET exam in pen-paper based test mode. AILET 2020 question papers for BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD courses have different structure therefore, candidates should check the exam pattern for their respective course before taking the exam. Check details about the exam pattern of AIILET 202 including test medium, timings and sectional weighta

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AILET 2020 Syllabus

National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi) has mentioned the subjects for AILET 2020 for BA LLB (Hons) course, LLM and PhD course. The question paper for the law entrance exam will be based on these subjects only. Therefore, the candidates should check the 

AILET 2020 Syllabus for English Section

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Inference-based questions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word Usage
  • Foreign Words/Phrase
  • Para Jumbles

AILET 2020 Syllabus for GK and Curre

AILET 2020 Results

AILET result 2019 for BA LLB (Hons) was declared on May 27. Earlier, AILET 2019 result was scheduled to be declared on May 24. However, AILET result was later postponed till May 28. But NLU Delhi declared the result a day earlier on May 27. Result for LLM and PhD courses were declared on June 8 and June 22, respectively.  

Candidates can check AILET 2019 result on the official website of the exam. It may be noted that AILET result has been declared in the form of merit list. AILET 2

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AILET 2020 Question Papers

Download previous year AILET question papers and sample papers. Use them for practice and improve your speed and accuracy. You can download AILET previous year question papers and the preparation guides for free.

Download AILET Question Papers

AILET 2019 BA LLB Question Paper with Answer Key.pdf
AILET 2019 BA LLB Question Paper with Answer Key
AILET 2019 PhD Question Paper with Answer Key.pdf
AILET 2019 PhD Question Paper with Answer Key

Download AILET Prep Guides


AILET 2020 Answer Key

AILET 2019 answer key (final) along with AILET result 2019 has been released by National Law University (NLU), New Delhi on its official website on May 27. The official final AILET answer key and result has been released for BA LLB (Hons) course. Along with AILET 2019 answer key, NLU Delhi has also released the question booklet of the exam so that candidates can refer the questions asked in the test. This is done to help aspirants in calculating their score in AILET Exam. 


AILET 2020 Cut Off

Candidates need to meet AILET cutoffs to secure admission in BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD programmes in law offered at National Law University (NLU), Delhi. When AILET results are declared, NLU Delhi releases separate merit lists informing about the name and other details of candidates selected for admission. NLU Delhi’s first merit list is released marks-wise, roll number-wise and category-wise (General, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Person with Disabilities and Kashmiri Migrants).

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AILET 2020 Counselling

AILET counselling is conducted by NLU Delhi after result for the national-level law entrance exam is declared. NLU conducts AILET 2019 counselling in the offline mode. AILET counselling 2019 is conducted only in the offline mode at the campus of NLU Delhi. The counselling process for All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted on the basis of the merit list released for the law entrance exam.

Once AILET result is announced, candidates who make it to the merit list receive admission letters

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