AILET 2018 Overview

Exam Type:
National Level

National Law University (NLU), Delhi conducts All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission to B.A.LL.B (Hons.), LL.M and Ph.D Degree Programmes. This is a national level exam which is conducted once a year for various law courses. The exam helps candidates get admission in various UG and PG law courses in National Law University, Delhi. AILET 2018 exam has been scheduled on May 6, 2018, notification for which will be released in the first week of January 2018.

National Law University, Delhi (NLU-Delhi) is a specialized law university offering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is one of the elite national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.

Reservation of Seats:

  • General applicants- 75%
  • Sc applicants- 15%
  • ST applicants- 7.5%
  • PWD applicants-2.5%

AILET 2018 Exam Dates

To ensure that candidates don’t miss any important even like release of notification, registration dates, admit card, and result, it is essential to mark the dates in calendar. Given below is AILET 2018 tentative calendar.

AILET 2018 Important Dates


Dates (Tentative)

Release of Notification

1st week of January 2018

Online application process beginning

1st week of January 2018

Last date to submit online application form

1st week of April 2018

AILET 2018 admit card

2nd week of April 2018

Date of Exam

May 06, 2018

BA.LL.B (Hons.) result declaration

3rd week of May 2018

Date of issue of admission letter (1st list)

3rd week of May 2018

Last date to deposit fee (1st list)

2nd week of June 2018

Date of spot counselling for vacant seats

4th week of June 2018

Last date to deposit counselling fee for 1st list

1st week of July 2018

Last date of admission

Last week of July 2018

Interview of selected candidates

Last week of July 2018

LL.M. result declaration

1st week of July 2018

Ph.D result declaration

3rd week of July 2018

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AILET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

AILET 2018 eligibility criteria are different for varied law courses offered by National Law University, Delhi. Candidates must check the conditions before filling the application form to ensure that they don’t make any mistake. 

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)- Five-Year Programme:

Eligibility: Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2) or equivalent examination in any discipline with 50% marks. Students appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2017 can also apply.

Age: Applicants should be below 20 years as on 1 July 2018 (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates).

Class 12th appearing candidates are also allowed to apply for the exam. 

LL.M. (One year):

Eligibility: Aspirants should complete LL.B. or an equivalent degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability). The candidates appearing in final LL.B. examination in April/May, 2017 can also apply.

Candidates appearing in final year exam of LL.B are also eligible to register for AILET 2018 exam. 

Total Seats: 20 + 5 seats for Foreign Nationals

Ph.D Programme:

Eligibility: Applicants having LL.M. Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability) are eligible for the examination.


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AILET 2018 Application Details

  • The application forms for AILET 2018 will be available on the website from the first week of January 2018.
  • Aspiring candidates will be required to first register themselves on the official website of NLU by entering the desired information including their email id and their scanned photograph.
  • Post registration, candidates will be required to go to the ‘Application Locker’ and select the application form they would like to fill-in.
  • This procedure will be followed by payment of application fee which confirms the application.
  • AILET 2018 examination form will be available only in online mode and candidates need to submit them there itself.
  • It is advisable for the candidates to take a printout of the duly filled form for future reference. 


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Application fees detail

AILET 2018 application process will complete only after payment of application. Candidates can pay the fee only in online mode through debit/ credit card or net banking.

BPL candidates from SC/ST category don’t need to pay AILET 2018 application fee. 


Fee structure





Person with disability


Person Below Poverty Line



Exam Pattern

AILET Exam Pattern

Candidates who filled AILET 2018 application form must check exam pattern before making any exam preparation plan. Here is the detailed AILET 2018 exam pattern:

  • AILET 2018 exam will be of 90 minutes
  • The exam will be of 150 marks
  • The Number of questions:

                 B.A.LL.B (Hons) – it will have 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs)

                 LL.M. – It will have 100 multiple choice questions and one essay type question on law

  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers


No. of Questions


Section A English

35 questions

30 marks

Section B General Knowledge

35 questions

30 marks

Section C Legal Aptitude

35 questions

30 marks

Section D Reasoning

35 questions

30 marks

Section E Mathematics

10 questions

10 marks

The duration of the exam will be 90 minutes carrying a total of 150 marks.


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AILET 2018 Counselling/Interview

Short listed students will be called for Spot Counselling which is going to be held in the month of June 2017. Candidates are required to carry these documents for verification:

  • AILET 2017 Admit Card
  • Class X mark sheet
  • Class XII mark sheet (Not required for the students appearing in 10+2)
  • SC/ST/PD/KM Certificate (If applicable)
  • BPL Category Certificate copy, attested from competent authority (in case of BPL candidates of SC/ST category)
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Academic Certificates
  • Residential Certificate

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AILET 2018 Exam Syllabus

Question paper for B.A, LL.B (Hons.) programme will include questions from General Knowledge, English, Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics, and Legal Aptitude.

LL.M. paper will have questions from Constitutional Law, Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Legal Theory and Criminal Law.

PhD question paper will have 2 papers: Paper I on Research Methodology and Paper II will be Research Proposal Specific Paper. In Paper I candidates will get 100 MCQs which they need to solve in 1 hour and 30 minutes. In Paper II they will have to submit a research proposal of maximum 15 pages on the topic in which they want to pursue PhD.

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