AILET 2021: Updates, Application, Dates, Syllabus, Fees & Eligibility

Are you all set to crack AILET this year? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of AILET 2021. Here, readers will find the following details – application process, important dates, fees, eligibility criteria, syllabus, result and more.

AILET 2021

AILET is a popular entrance exam among law education aspirants in India. It stands for All India Law Entrance Test. This test can help aspirants secure admission into law programs such as – LL.M., BA LL.B. Integrated course and PhD programs.


Each year, hundreds of thousands of candidates take a shot at AILET. Applicants who want to build a decent career in law sector are known to apply for this test. Due to the sheer number of candidates applying for this test, AILET has become a competitive affair.


Do you want to crack AILET with flying colors in 2021? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Details provided in this post will make AILET application process an easy task for you! This post will guide you through tasks such as – application process, knowing important dates and paying application fees etc.


Come, let us take a quick look at the overview of this entrance exam. Here it is –

Name of the entrance exam:AILET (All India Law Entrance Test)
Conducted by:NLU (National Law University)
Level:National level
Frequency:Conducted once in a year
Purpose:Facilitating LL.M., BA LL.B. & PhD admission
Mode of examination:Offline
Medium (language) of examination:English
Duration:1 hour and 30 minutes
Total marks:150 marks
Negative marking scheme:Yes (-0.25 marks for a wrong answer)
Questions format:MCQs


AILET exam is carried out across India. AILET exam centers include – Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Nagpur, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Jodhpur, Patna, Telangana, Varanasi, Raipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Jammu, Guwahati and Bhopal.


The following law colleges are known to use AILET score for seat allotment – National Law University, New Law College – Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, School of Law – ITM University, The Northcap University, IFIM Law College, Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies etc.


Our AILET guide can be divided into five sections. Let us check out what each section deals with –

  1. Section 1: It deals with important dates
  2. Section 2: It deals with AILET application process and fees
  3. Section 3: It deals with eligibility criteria
  4. Section 4: It deals with exam pattern and syllabus
  5. Section 5: It deals with aspects such as – admit card, answer key, result and post-result activities


Come, let us check out section 1 now. Let us take a closer look at AILET events and relevant dates.


AILET 2021 Dates

Here is AILET timetable:

EventTentative Date
Official notification issued on1st week of January, 2021
AILET application form released on1st week of January, 2021
Last date to submit online application1st week of April, 2021
Admit card available for download4th week of April, 2021
Date of examination1st week of May, 2021
Result declared on4th week of May, 2021
Counseling roundFollowed by admission letter allotment


The dates provided above are tentative dates. Actual dates may vary.


Come, let us check out section 2 now. Let us take a closer look at the application process –


AILET 2021 application process

Here’s the application process overview –

Mode of application process:Online
Application process starts on:1st week of January, 2021
Last date for online application submission:1st week of April, 2021


Let us check out the step-by-step AILET application process


Step by step application process

  1. Application process can be carried out online. Candidates may visit the official website of AILET test and begin the application process.
  2. While filling up the application form, candidates will be asked to provide details such as – name, address, email address, phone number etc. Make sure that you enter correct details in the specified format.
  3. Apart from personal details and contact details, candidates will also be asked to provide their passport size photograph and signature specimen. Scan your passport size photo, signature specimen and upload wherever required. Make sure that the scanned specimen adheres to the guidelines set by the authorities.
  4. After submitting the application process, candidates may take printout of the application form (for reference and further use).


Application fees

  • The application process won’t be complete until an applicant pays the application fees. Application fees may be paid in two ways – online mode or offline mode.
  • Paying online is quite easy. An applicant may pay online via credit card/debit card/net banking.
  • When it comes to offline payment, an applicant may deposit the required sum at relevant post office.


How much should I pay, some of you may ask. Here’s the category-wise list of application fees –

Category of the applicantFees
General3050 INR
SC/ST (BPL candidates)Application fees exempted


Come, let us check out section 3 now. Section 3 deals with eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria may vary from one course to another. We will check out course-wise eligibility in this section –


AILET Eligibility Criteria

AILET is a National level law entrance exam. This entrance exam is conducted to facilitate admission into UG and PG level law programs. As a result, eligibility criteria too may vary from one academic level to another. Here are the details –


BA LL.B. eligibility criteria

Minimum educational qualification required is – 12th passed from a recognized board. Candidate must also have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.


LL.M. eligibility criteria

Minimum educational qualification required is – completed Bachelor’s Degree in law education from a recognized college/University. Minimum aggregate marks required in Bachelor’s Degree program is 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates). Candidates studying in final year of LL.B. program may also apply.


Let us check out section 4 now. This section deals with AILET syllabus and exam pattern. Let us take a closer look at these aspects –


AILET 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

If you want to pass a competitive exam with flying colors, you should get to know the test inside-out first. If you know what the syllabus and exam pattern is like, you may plan, strategize and tackle the test accordingly.


Come, let us check out AILET syllabus now. Here is everything you need to know –



AILET syllabus can broadly be classified into the following subjects/sections –

  • English language
  • Legal aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • GK & Current affairs


Exam pattern and marks distribution


BA LL.B. pattern and marks distribution

Legal aptitude35
General Knowledge and Current Affairs35
Logical reasoning35

LL.M. pattern and marks distribution

LL.M. paper contains objective and subjects questions. In other words, LL.M. paper contains both MCQs and essay type questions.

Legal Aptitude MCQs100
Subjective question50 marks

PhD pattern and marks distribution

PhD entrance paper consists of two sections. It contains objective type questions related to research methodology and legal aptitude.


Let us move to section 5 now. This section deals with aspects such as – admit card, answer key, result, interview, counseling and other post-exam events. Let us begin –


AILET 2021 Admit Card

AILET admit card contains the following details about the candidate –

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Exam venue details
  • General instructions for the candidate


Admit card is an important document. If you want to enter AILET exam hall, you must provide your admit card before relevant authority at the exam hall. How to obtain the admit card, some of you may ask.


AILET admit card can be downloaded online. NLU will publish it online on April 2021. After providing relevant credentials, a candidate may download his/her admit card online.


AILET 2021 Answer Key

Generally speaking, the answer key will be released few days after the exam is conducted. The answer key is released online. Candidates may keep an eye on the official website of NLU for updates regarding the answer key.


It is usually published in PDF format. Candidates may access the official website, provide relevant credentials and obtain it easily.


AILET 2021 Result and Merit List

NLU is known to announce AILET result online. Candidates may keep an eye on the official website and news portals. They are known to publish updates and notifications regularly.


BA LL.B. entrance result will be announced by May, 2021. LL.M. entrance result will be announced by July 2021 and PhD entrance result will be announced by July 2021.


Candidates may visit the official website, provide relevant credentials and obtain AILET result. The result is declared in category and rank-wise orders.


Merit list is published after result declaration. Merit list is crafted on the basis of AILET cutoff marks.


Admission process, counseling and interview

Merit list publication is followed by admission process. Admission letters are issued by May 2021. Candidates who received admission letter have to deposit fees by June 2021. Vacant seats will be filled up through spot counseling on June 2021. Personal interview of selected candidates will take place on July 2021.

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