AILET-All India Law Entrance Test 2019

Last Updated - January 11 2018

AILET or All India Law Entrance Test is organized annually by National Law University or NLU, New Delhi for aspirants want admission to its BA LLB (Hons), LLM and Ph.D. programmes. The exam is held on the 1st Sunday in May every year, the notification for which will announce by NLU, New Delhi in January 2019. The salient features of AILET 2019 are:

  • AILET 2019 Cut Off scores will differ for each aspirant category.
  • The entrance exam is organized in 21 cities across India.
  • Results for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs will announce separately.
  • AILET 2019 exam is scheduled to take place on the first Sunday of May 2019.
  • The reservation criteria are various for both LLB and LLM programs.
  • Registration for AILET 2019 will be in the online method, however, the exam will be an offline, paper-based test.
  • AILET Scores are accepted only by NLU, New Delhi.
  • AILET 2019 Application Form is expected to be available on the official website in January 2019.

Highlights on AILET 2019 

Name of ExamAll India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
Organizing AuthorityNational Law University Delhi (NLU D)
Exam TypeUndergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctorate
Exam LevelNational
Exam MethodOffline
Courses ProvidedBA LL.B.(Hons), LL.M and Ph.D. Program
Help DeskEmail: Contact No.: 011-28034257

Important Dates for AILET 2019

NLU Delhi will be releasing the dates for AILET 2019 on the official website in due course. Though the official notification for the entrance test has not been announced yet, however, based on past trends, a tentative timeline for the events involved in AILET 2019 has been tabulated below.

Announce of AILET 2019 NotificationJanuary 2019
Availability of Online Application FormJanuary-April 2019
Availability of Hall Ticket for DownloadApril 2019
AILET 2019 Exam1st Sunday of May 2019
AILET 2019 Result for BA.LL.BMay 2019
AILET Results for LL.MJuly 2019
AILET Result for Ph.D.July 2019
Commencement of AILET 2019 CounselingMay 2019

Eligibility Criteria for AILET 2019

The eligibility conditions for AILET 2019 differs for various programs. Participants are advised to cautiously study the conditions specified by NLU Delhi before starting the application procedure.

ProgramQualifying ExamQualifying Exam ScoreAge
BA LLB10+2 or equivalent. Aspirants awaiting results of the qualifying examination are applicable, offered they fulfill the qualifying exam eligibility conditions at the time of admission.An at least aggregate score of 50% (Foreign Aspirants should have a score of minimum 65% in similar qualifying exam)Not more than 20 years of age as on July 1, 2019 (can be relaxed up to 2 years for SC aspirants)
LLMLL.B or equivalent degree from a recognized universityA at least aggregate score of 55% (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD)-
Ph.D.A Master’s degree or an equivalent professional degree/A Bachelor’s degree in law and M. Phil. (social sciences/humanities) or equivalent degree of any recognized university/Degree in law and Ph.D. in any branch/Judge of any State High Court in India with3-years’ experience or a Supreme Court Judge.An at least aggregate score of 55% (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or, equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.-

Application Form for AILET 2019

AILET 2019 Registration is an online procedure and the forms for the same are expected to be available on the official website from January 2019 onwards. The steps involved in AILET 2019 Application Procedure are mentioned below.

Step I: Visit AILET 2019 official website, i.e.

Step II: Click the ‘Apply Online’ link.

Step III: Register with the need details – Participant’s Name, Name of Father/Guardian, DOB, Contact number, Email ID, and Address. Participants obligatory to offer a valid email ID in their AILET 2019 application form as the registration confirmation will be sent to the registered email address.

Step IV: Upon clicking the Registration tab, participants will be redirected to Application Locker page where the details offered have to be reconfirmed.

Step V: Select NLU Delhi from the list of NLUs and select the desired Program from the drop-down menu.

Step VI: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and AILET 2019 Application Form will appear on the screen.

Step VII: Enter all details as need by the application form.

Step VIII: Upload a scanned image of participant’s recent passport-size photograph as well as specimen signature in .jpg or .gif patterns not exceeding 150 KB in personal file size.

Step IX: Preview the form, click “Save” and proceed to Fee Payment.

Step X: The application fee can be paid online via the integrated payment gateway using either Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards.

Step XI: Once the fee payment procedure is clear, obtain prints of the filled-in application form.

AILET 2019 Application Fee

AILET 2019 Application Fee for various categories is tabulated below.

CategoryApplication Fee (INR)
General/ OBC3000
SC/ ST/ PWD1000
SC/ ST (Below poverty line only)Exempted

Hall Ticket for AILET 2019

NLU Delhi will announce AILET 2019 Hall Ticket on the official website in April 2019. The steps involved in downloading AILET 2019 Admit Card are mentioned below: Please note that aspirants will have to download the Hall Ticket from the website and NLU Delhi will not dispatch the document through post or email or any other means.

Step I: Visit the official website of AILET, i.e.

Step II: Enter Participant’s name and DOB or AILET 2019 Application Number.

Step III: AILET 2019 Hall Ticket will be displayed on-screen

Step IV: Download, save and obtain prints of the Hall Ticket for future reference.

Exam Centers for AILET 2019

  • Participants can, during the application procedure, select up to three locations, in order of preference, as their choice of exam center.
  • AILET is held in several cities across India.
  • The allocation of exam center is done by NLU Delhi on the basis of aspirant’s preference. NLU Delhi’s judgment in this regard is final and binding on all.
  • The details of the exam center issued will be printed on AILET 2019 Hall Ticket.

Here is the tentative list of AILET 2019 Exam Centers.


Exam Format AILET 2019

AILET 2019 will be a paper-based test delivered in English. Based on past trends, the format differs for each BA LLB, LLM and Ph.D. Programs. The exam format will be defined by the organizing body, NLU Delhi. The exam format for each program is elaborated below:

Period1 hour 30 minutes
Number of Questions150
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Question
Marking SchemeEach accurate response is honored +1 mark; -0.25 marks for inaccurate response
SectionsEnglish, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.
Period1 hour 30 minutes
Number of Questions101
Type of Questions100 Multiple Choice Question & 1 Essay Type Question
Marking SchemeEach MCQ carries 1 mark while the Essay type question carries 50 marks; no provision for Negative Marking
SectionsEnglish, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.
Number of Papers2 (Paper 1 is based on Research Modeology; Paper 2 is Research Proposal)
PeriodPaper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes
Number of Questions100
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Question

Participants for the Ph.D. program obligatory to submit a Research Proposal on their chosen topic of research.

Syllabus for AILET 2019

Aspirants appearing for AILET 2019 must be thorough with the clear AILET Syllabus. The important details of AILET Syllabus are given below:

SectionImportant Topics
EnglishVocabulary; Grammar; Reading Comprehension; Idioms and Phrases; Synonyms/Antonyms; Word Usage; Fill-in-the-blanks; Para Jumbles
General KnowledgeGeneral Science and Social Sciences; International events; Major developments in sports/world politics; Eminent individualities; Awards and Honours
Basic MathematicsNumber System; Profit and Loss; Time and Work; Speed and Distance; Average; Algebra; Venn Diagrams; Permutation and Combinations
Legal AptitudeStudy of law; Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity; Research Aptitude; Problem solving ability
ReasoningSeries; Directions; Blood Relations; Critical Reasoning; Analogy

Aspirants may consider referring to the books listed below in preparation for AILET 2019.

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationTata McGraw Hill
Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningRS Agarwal
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning for CLAT and LLB Entrance ExaminationsA. P. Bhardwaj
Manorama YearbookK M Mathew
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Agarwal

Result of AILET 2019

AILET 2019 Result will be released on the official website of NLU Delhi on separate dates for BA LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. program. The results will be available only in the online method in PDF pattern and aspirants obligatory to log in to the website and download the same.

NLU D will be releasing the results separately for various categories. The tentative schedule for the program-wise declaration of AILET 2019 Result is tabulated below. AILET 2019 Merit List will also be announced along with the results.

ProgramTentative Result Date
BA LLBMay 2019
LLMJuly 2019
Ph.D.July 2019

Aspirants can reach AILET 2019 Results in these simple steps:

  • Download, save and obtain prints of the Result for future reference
  • The result will be displayed on-screen
  • Click on AILET 2019 Result
  • Enter the details as need by the page
  • Visit the official website of NLU Delhi

All qualifying aspirants will be receiving their respective AILET 2019 Scorecard from NLU Delhi. The Scorecard will have the aspirant’s name, roll number, total score secured in AILET 2019 vis-à-vis score in each section of the entrance test. Aspirants appearing for AILET 2019 Counseling will have to carry their AILET 2019 Score Card in person.

Cut Off for AILET 2019

AILET 2019 Cut off Score forms the basis of selection of aspirants for admission into the law programs at NLU Delhi. NLU Delhi defines the following scores as compulsory to be secured by aspirants in AILET for being considered for admission, in case of BA LLB and for submission of Research Proposal in case of Ph.D. Aspirants who secure the desired cut-off will be entitled to receive the admission letter

ProgramCut-Off Score for General CategoryCut-Off Score for SC/ST Aspirants
BA LLB40%30%

In case 2 or more aspirants secure the same percentage of marks in AILET 2019, their merit will be determined on the basis of the following conditions, in order of appearance:

  • Percentage of marks in the 10+2 examination
  • Percentage of marks secured in 10th standard
  • Aspirants older in age shall get preference.

AILET Counseling 2019

  • AILET 2019 Counseling will be organized in the offline method by NLU Delhi once the admission process of the 1st Merit List aspirants is over.
  • Spot Counseling will be conducted for shortlisted aspirants on-campus to fill seats left vacant after the 1st round of admission procedure.
  • 1st Merit List aspirants obligatory to remit the admission fee for the selected program to the NLU admission office within the specified deadline. Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of the provide for admission.

The tentative counseling schedule for AILET 2019 is tabulated below:

AILET 2019 Result for BA LLBMay 2019
Admission Letter will be Allotted onMay 2019
Fee Submission Deadline for 1st Merit List AspirantsJune 2019
Spot Counseling for Vacant Seats Commences inJune 2019
Fee Submission Deadline for aspirants selected via Spot CounselingJuly 2019
Admission Closes byJuly 2019

Aspirants obligatory to carry the following documents for the counseling and subsequent admission process at NLU Delhi.

  1. AILET 2019 admission call allotted by NLU D.
  2. AILET 2019 Scorecard & Hall Ticket.
  3. Self-Attested copies of all academic certificates up to the qualifying exam.
  4. Self-Attested copy of Character Certificate from the school/college last attended.
  5. Self-Attested copy of Transfer Certificate.
  6. Demand Draft has drawn in favor of “The Registrar, National Law University Delhi” payable at New Delhi, towards the payment of specified admission fee

Seat Reservation for AILET 2019

NLU Delhi has provision for reservation of seats in its programs based on categories of students. Apart from the specific reservation percentage in various categories, NLU Delhi also offers for 30% horizontal reservation for female aspirants across all categories on the basis of merit.

CategorySeats Reserved-BA LLBSeats Reserved-LLM
Total Seats Available8020
Scheduled Caste15%15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%7.5%
Persons with Disability3%3%
Kashmiri Migrants1%-
J & K2%-
Foreign Nationals10-

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