AILET Counselling – Dates, Step-wise Process, Course Fee Structure

National Law University (NLU), Delhi will conduct AILET counselling 2020 for admission to its B.A. LLB and LLM programmes. For admission in the PhD courses, candidates will be required to go through a separate selection process. 

The B.A. LLB and LLM aspirants who qualify the AILET exam as per the cutoff are shortlisted for the counselling process. Candidates whose name appear in the merit list have to report at the AILET counselling venue in-person to secure their admissions. NLU Delhi will conduct AILET counselling 2020, which will be segregated into multiple offline rounds. 

On the AILET counselling day, the officials from NLU Delhi will verify the documents of the candidates to mark them eligible for admission. The final admissions are confirmed after the qualifying candidates pay the admission fee (post the offline AILET counselling process). Read the entire article to know the complete information on AILET counselling 2020 including the stepwise procedure, counselling schedule, and more.


AILET Counselling – Key Highlights

  1. NLU Delhi is the conducting body of the AILET counselling 2020
  2. NLU Delhi conducts the AILET counselling in offline mode only
  3. NLU Delhi conducts the AILET counselling for admission to LL.M and B.A. LL.B only 
  4. Admission to the PhD programme will comprise a separate set of the selection process rounds 
  5. Candidates have to submit a demand draft of Rs. 50,000 on the day of document verification.

AILET Counselling – Know the Schedule

Candidates must keep an eye on the AILET counselling schedule as it is must to attend counselling to secure admission at NLU Delhi. 

AILET Counselling Event Schedule*

Events  Important Dates
AILET 2020 exam date  August 9, 2020
Release of B.A. LL.B result  Last week of August 2020 (Indicative)
Release of LL.M result  Second week of September 2020 (Indicative)
AILET Result for Ph.D First week of October 2020 (Indicative)
Display of first merit list (B.A. LL.B) First Week of September 2020 (Indicative)
Issuance of call letters at the official website Second Week of September 2020 (Indicative)
Display of second merit list for BA LLB & LLM  September 2020 (Indicative)
AILET Spot Counselling (subject to vacancy position) September 2020 (Indicative)
Closing of admission September 2020 (Indicative)
Orientation Program September 2020 (Indicative)
Start of classes October 2020 (Indicative)

*The table above contains the tentative dates. However, we will be updating the AILET counselling schedule in the table as soon as NLU Delhi notifies the same. 

AILET Counselling – Steps 

Candidates must have complete knowledge of the AILET counselling process before taking the exam. The steps for the AILET counselling process are as follows:

Step 1 – Issuance of course-specific merit list (allotment list) by NLU Delhi 

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Step 2 – Downloading call letter

Step 3 – Reporting at the AILET counselling venue

Step 4 – Document verification

Step 5 – Payment of admission fee

NLU Delhi may conduct AILET counselling in multiple rounds. The steps for each round of AILET counselling will remain the same. 

AILET Counselling – Stepwise Procedure

Here is a comprehensive explanation of the stepwise procedure for AILET counselling 2020. Check the same and get ready for the counselling process well in advance.

Step 1 – Issuance of course-specific merit list (allotment list) by NLU Delhi 

  • NLU Delhi will release a cutoff list. On the basis of the cutoff score, the officials will evaluate the performance of each candidate to prepare a merit list (also known as seat allotment list).
  • NLU Delhi will display the AILET merit list over the official website ( The merit list will consist of the names of the candidates along with their roll numbers, guardian’s name, gender and marks in AILET.

Step 2 – Downloading call letter

  • All the candidates shortlisted as per the AILET merit list will be issued a call letter. Similar to the procedure of AILET admit card download, candidates have to download the call letter for AILET counselling.
  • Candidates need to use their login credentials including application number/applicant’s name and date of birth to download the AILET call letter for counselling.

Step 3 – Reporting at the AILET counselling venue

  • Call letter will consist of multiple details including the counselling venue, date and time. Candidates must report at the counselling venue according to the as the date and time mentioned on the call letter.

Step 4 – Document verification

  • Candidates have to carry multiple documents including the AILET call letter at the counselling venue. The officials of NLU Delhi verify all the documents to mark the candidates eligible for admission.

Step 5 – Payment of admission fee

  • Candidates must also carry a demand draft of Rs. 50,000 drawn in favour of ‘The Registrar, National Law University Delhi’, payable at New Delhi on the counselling day. 
  • After submission of the demand draft, the authority will allot a seat provisionally. Candidates have to pay the balance admission fee before the last date for the final admission at NLU, Delhi,

AILET – Selection Procedure for PhD at NLU Delhi

PhD admission does not follow the conventional counselling process. A certain selection process in a defined chronology will be conducted for admissions to PhD programmes at NLU Delhi. The AILET selection process for PhD admission is as follows: 

  1. PhD admission at NLU Delhi will be a two-stage process including a written test and a research proposal. The two stages will be followed by an interview/viva-voce. 
  2. Candidates scoring 50% (45% for SC/ST/PwD) in the AILET exam will qualify the cutoff for further rounds. 
  3. NLU Delhi will prescribe the guidelines for evaluation of the research proposal. Doctoral Committee, with the assistance of the Research Advisory Committee, will evaluate the performance of the candidate as per the research proposal
  4. The shortlisting will be done as per the cutoff with respect to the performances of the candidate in both AILET and the Research Proposal
  5. Weightage to the AILET score and the research proposal score will be as follows

Weightage for PhD Admission at NLU Delhi

Component Weightage
AILET Score  70%
Research Proposal 30%

Candidates need to score a minimum of 50% marks in AILET as well as the Research Proposal to get admission in the PhD programme.

AILET Counselling – List of Documents

As per the prior discussion, candidates have to produce certain documents at the AILET counselling venue for verification purposes. Here is a list of all the documents, a candidate must carry on the scheduled date of AILET counselling 2020

  1. AILET call letter
  2. AILET admit card
  3. AILET scorecard
  4. Class 10 certificate or Birth certificate (as a proof of date of birth)
  5. Class 12 certificates and mark sheets
  6. Graduation and LLB mark sheet (applicable for admission to LLM and PhD programmes)
  7. LL.M degree qualifying certificate/mark sheets (applicable for admission to PhD Programme)
  8. Research Proposal (for PhD programme admission only)
  9. Character Certificate
  10. Category certificate to claim any reservation against the same
  11. Transfer certificate/Migration certificate 
  12. Passport size photographs
  13. A Demand Draft of Rs. 50,000 drawn in favour of ‘The Registrar, National Law University Delhi’ payable at New Delhi

AILET Counselling – Course-wise Fee Structure

Candidates have to pay the admission fee before the NLU Delhi admission deadlines for respective courses. The fee structure for B.A. LL.B, LL.M and Ph.D is as follows:

NLU Delhi Fee Structure for B.A. LL.B

Fee Heads Amount 
Tuition Fee INR 85,000.00 p.a.
USD 10,000 for Non SAARC Countries
USD 5,000 for SAARC Countries
Campus Development Fund Fee INR 5,000 (One time)
Admission Fee INR 2,500 (One time)
Student Welfare Fund INR 2,500 p.a.
SBC Fund INR 2,500 p.a.
Examination Fee INR 3,000 p.a.
Reading Material Fee INR 2,500 p.a.
Library Fee INR 2,500 p.a.
Internet Fee INR 5,000 p.a.
Electricity Charges INR 12,000 p.a.
Sports and Games Facilities Fee INR 3,000 p.a.
Journals Fee INR 2,500 p.a.
Moot Courts / Seminars / Workshops, etc. fund INR 5,000 p.a.
Room Rent (For Hostel) INR 18,000 p.a.
Hostel Facilities (For Hostel) INR 20,000 p.a.
*Library Deposit INR 5,000 (One time) 
*Hostel Deposit (For Hostel) INR 5,000 (One time)
*Mess Deposit (For Hostel) INR 5,000 (One time)
Total INR 1,86,000

NLU Delhi Fee Structure for LL.M

Particulars NLU Delhi Fees
Tuition Fee INR 1,00,000
Campus Development Fund Fee INR 3,000 (One time)
Admission Fee INR 1,000 (One time)
Examination Fee INR 3,000
Library Fee INR 3,000
Internet Fee INR 8,000
Electricity Charges INR 12,000
Sports and Games Facilities Fee INR 3,000
Journals Fee INR 2,000
Dissertation  Fee INR 1,000
Room Rent (For Hostel) INR 18,000
Hostel Facilities (For Hostel) INR 20,000
*Library Deposit INR 3,000
*Hostel Deposit (For Hostel) INR 5,000
*Mess Deposit (For Hostel) INR 3,000
Total INR 1,85,000

NLU Delhi Fee Structure for PhD

Particulars NLU Delhi Fees
Registration Fee (One Time) INR 50,000
Continuation Fee (from 2nd Year onward p.a.) INR 30,000
Examination Fee (One Time) INR 20,000
*Refundable Security Deposit (One Time) INR 15,000
Room Rent p.a. INR 18,000
Hostel Facilities p.a. INR 20,000
*Library Deposit INR 3,000
*Hostel Deposit INR 5,000
*Mess Deposit INR 3,000
Total INR 1,64,000

The asterisks (*) in fee tables represent the fee components that shall be charged only once during the entire course duration. 

AILET – Reservation Policy and Seat Intake

One of the factors affecting the AILET counselling rounds is the seat intake capacity of the institution and the reservation policy. Candidates can check the table below to get aware of the reservation criteria and seat matrix prevailing at NLU Delhi.  

Seat Intake through AILET 2020 in NLU Delhi

Category Reservation Seats for B.A. LL.B Seats for LL.M 
General 50 30
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15% 16 10
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5% 8 6
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 22% 24 16
Economically Weaker Section (EwS) 10% 12 8
Supernumerary Seats (Kashmiri Migrants) 1 seat 1 1
Residents of J & K 2 seats in B.A. LL.B 2
Foreign Nationals 5 for OCI/ PIO and 5 for foreign Nationals 10 10
Total 123 81

Note – Other than the above reservation policy, NLU Delhi will also have a horizontal reservation of 5% in each category for PwD candidates in all the courses. Also, only for the B.A. LL.B programme, female candidates too will have an entitlement to a horizontal reservation of 30%.

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AILET Counselling – FAQs

✔️ Who conducts the counselling for admission at different NLUs including NLU Delhi

Consortium of NLUs conducts the counselling for all the NLUs except NLU Delhi on the basis of CLAT. On the other hand, only NLU Delhi will be responsible to conduct the counselling for admission on the basis of AILET 2020.

✔️ What is the mode for AILET counselling 2020?

NLU Delhi will conduct the AILET counselling 2020 in offline mode. However, the officials will display the merit list and release the AILET counselling call letters in online mode only.

✔️ Will there be any counselling for AILET PhD admission?

No. Unlike the B.A. LLB and LLM admission, the admission into PhD programme will require the candidates to follow certain selection criteria which will include a research proposal other than the All India Law Entrance Test.

✔️ What will happen to the tuition fee remitted by me if I fail to join after the admission to a course at NLU Delhi?

NLU Delhi will refund 75% of the tuition fee in case a candidate is not able to join the course after the admission. NLU Delhi will utilise the non-refundable tuition fee for providing the financial assistance to deserving students who could not pay the tuition fee on account of their economically weak background.

✔️ How many rounds will the NLU Delhi conduct for the AILET counselling 2020?

NLU Delhi has not specified the number of rounds to be conducted during AILET counselling 2020. However, candidates will find a waitlist (if the seats remain vacant) along with the merit list. NLU Delhi will offer vacant seats to the candidates whose names appear in the waitlist.

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