National Law University (NLU), Delhi prescribes the sections on the axis of which the AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) syllabus 2020 revolves. AILET is conducted for admissions in B.A.LL.B, LL.M and Ph.D. programmes at NLU Delhi. Moreover, a few other law colleges also accept AILET scores for admission in their law programmes. The AILET syllabus for all the three programmes (BA LLB, LLM, and PhD) is prepared separately.
AILET B.A.LL.B question paper comprises questions from a total of five sections whereas the syllabus for LLM and PhD covers all the major areas of legal subjects including Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, International Law, etc.
Candidates seeking admission in BA LLB & LLM programmes have to answer a total of 150 questions as per the AILET syllabus. For the doctoral programme (PhD), there shall be 100 questions in the AILET question paper. Refer to this article to get comprehensive details on AILET syllabus 2020.
Update – AILET 2020 has been postponed, and as per the new dates, the exam will be conducted on August 9. Thus, candidates now have extra time for preparation as per AILET syllabus 2020. Find the official notification below.
Read More : AILET Exam Pattern – BA LLB, LLM, PhD Exam Pattern, Syllabus
The AILET syllabus for B.A. LL.B admission will have a total of five sections. The topics covered under each of these 5 sections are mentioned in the tables below.
Candidates will have to answer a total of 35 questions from the English section.Each question will carry 1 mark. Also, there shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks applicable for each incorrect response.
AILET BA LLB English Syllabus
|Speech||Noun||Reading Comprehension||Foreign Words/Phrase|
|Voice||Analogies||Idioms And Phrases||Fill In The Blanks|
|Tense||Homonyms||Synonyms||Para Jumble Sentences|
|Articles and Conjunction||Vocabulary||Antonyms||Adjective And Determinants|
|Pronoun||Preposition Usage||Word Usage||Subject-verb Agreement|
|One-word Substitution||Sentence Improvement and Rearrangement||Fill In The Blanks With Suitable Words||–|
B.A. L.L.B aspirants must have the basic knowledge of the topics they have studied at secondary and senior secondary school. Also, candidates must have the awareness of all the recent happenings around the globe.
Candidates have to answer a total of 25 GK questions carrying 1 mark each. An incorrect response will lead to a deduction of 25% marks in each question.
AILET BA LLB General Knowledge Syllabus
|General Science||Basics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology of up to class 10th level|
|History||Freedom movement, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Prominent Revolutions of the World, Culture and Civilisation, etc|
|Geography||Latitudes and Longitudes, Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification, Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation, Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition, Major regions of the world, etc|
|Economics||Industries, Agriculture, Economic reforms in India, National Income, Currency, etc|
|Civics||Politics, Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans, names of prominent ministers in India, Legal structure in India, etc|
|Current Affairs||Majorly current topics are the globe of up to 6 months|
Candidates must note that due to the extensive nature of the General Knowledge section, any topics other than those stated above can also be asked in AILET 2020..
While solving the Legal Aptitude section in AILET 2020, candidates have to answer as many as 35 questions with a weightage of 1 mark each. Candidates having basic legal knowledge will be able to solve this section without facing difficulties.
AILET BA LLB Legal Aptitude Syllabus
|Vicarious Liability||Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)||Constitutional Law||Family law|
|Criminal law||Legal Maxims||Legal GK||Civil Law|
|Contracts||Indian Penal Code||Public International Law||Law of torts|
This section involves 35 questions. Similar to other sections, the marking scheme in the Reasoning section of AILET 2020 involves a negative marking of 25% marks (for each incorrect response).
AILET BA LLB Reasoning Syllabus
|Paper Folding||Directions||Coding-Decoding||Alphanumeric series|
|Puzzles||Embedded Images||Critical path||Analogies|
|Pattern Series and Sequences||Figure Matrix||Cubes and cuboids||Artificial Language|
|Order and Ranking||Input-Output||Data Sufficiency||Blood Relations|
|Seating Arrangements||Mirror and Water Images||Decision Making||Calendars|
|Shape Construction||Odd One Out||Deductive Reasoning||Cause and Effect|
|Statement and Assumptions||Picture Series and Sequences||Dices||Clocks|
|Statement and Conclusions||Syllogism||Statement Analysis||–|
Questions in the Elementary Mathematics section of AILET 2020 are aimed at testing the numerical ability of the candidates. The Elementary Mathematics section will consist of 10 questions. The major topics from which the questions were asked in previous years are mentioned below.
AILET BA LLB Elementary Mathematics Syllabus
|Number Series||Discount||Roots and Indices||Volumes|
|Logarithms and Functions||Cubes, Dices, etc||Ratio and proportions||Venn Diagrams|
|Interest||Clocks and Calendars||Profit and Loss||Time, Speed and Distance|
|H.C.F and L.C.M||Averages and Mixtures||Permutation and Combination||Time and Work|
|Fractions and decimals||Areas||Percentages||Simplification|
The exam pattern of AILET 2020 for B.A. LL.B admission at NLU Delhiis mentioned below:
Section Wise Distribution of Questions
|Name of the Section||Number of Questions|
*In case of any problems in conducting the exam in pen and paper mode, NLU Delhi might explore the possibilities of conducting the AI-Enabled Remote Proctored examination. A new notification regarding the same will be released well in advance (if such an option is considered)
Candidates having the best study material will have an advantage over the other test-takers. The section-wise recommended books are as follows.
|Section Name||Name of the Book||Author/Publisher|
|English||High School English Grammar and Composition||Wren and Martin|
|Elementary Mathematics||Mathematics textbooks up to class 10th||NCERT|
|Reasoning||Analytical Reasoning||MK Pandey|
|Legal Aptitude||Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning for CLAT and LLB Entrance Examinations||A.K. Bhardwaj|
|General Knowledge||General Knowledge||Lucent|
|Current Affairs||Daily newspaper||–|
|Panorama Yearbook||Pratiyogita Darpan Editorial Team|
Candidates who want to practice the questions designed as per the syllabus and test structure can use the AILET previous year’s question papers. PDF links to the AILET UG question papers from the past three years are as follows.
Previous Years’ Question Papers for AILET UG
|Year||Link to the Question Paper||Link to the Answer Key|
|AILET UG 2019||Click here to access PDF||Click here to access PDF|
|AILET UG 2018||Click here to access PDF||Click here to access PDF|
|AILET UG 2017||Click here to access PDF||Click here to access PDF|
Candidates can use the below-mentioned tips to prepare for AILET UG 2020.
The AILET syllabus 2020 for LL.M admission includes topics from different areas of law. Candidates must have a good hold on the topics studied at the bachelor’s level to qualify the exam. As per the AILET exam pattern and syllabus, candidates have to answer as many as 150 questions from the topics they have already studied while pursuing LLB.
NLU Delhi does not specify the names of the sections to be included in the AILET syllabus for PG admission. However, based on the curriculum of the LLB degree course, we have suggested the best combination of topics that have a high probability of being included in the AILET Syllabus for LLM.
AILET PG Syllabus
|Public international law||Family Law||Banking and Insurance Law||Criminal Law|
|Administrative Law||Law of Evidence||Interpretation of statutes||Constitutional Law|
|Private International Law||Labour Law||Consumer Protection Act||Law of Contract|
|Tax law||International Trade Law||Corporate Law||Jurisprudence|
|Environmental Law||Human Rights||Investment and Competition Law||Law of Tort|
|Code of Civil Procedure||International Humanitarian Law||Women and Law||International Law|
|Code of Criminal Procedure||Company law||Healthcare Law||Intellectual Property Law|
Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern for AILET PG. Knowing the AILET syllabus along with the exam pattern helps in making a better preparation strategy.
There will be no specific weightage for any of the topics
Candidates must refer to the textbooks they studied while pursuing their LLB degree course. All the topics must be covered religiously to qualify the AILET PG 2020.
Before the admission year 2019-20, the AILET PG question papers had a descriptive question in the form of essays. However, the exam pattern has been changed with time. Now, all the questions in AILET PG are objective-type in nature. Thus, candidates should ignore the descriptive questions while practising the previous years’ question papers.
Previous Years’ Question Papers for AILET PG
|Year||Link to the Question Paper||Link to the Answer Key|
|AILET PG 2019||Click here to access PDF||Click here to access PDF|
|AILET PG 2018||Click here to access PDF||Click here to access PDF|
|AILET PG 2017||Click here to access PDF||Click here to access PDF|
The AILET syllabus 2020 for the Ph.D. programme is broadly segregated into two parts- one is ‘Research Methodology’ and another comprises different topics from core legal subjects. Candidates looking to pursue a PhD programme need to submit their research proposals. AILET PhD question paper consists of 100 questions with a specific weightage to Research Methodology questions.
|Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Jurisprudence, Law of Tort and International Law||50%|
The research methodology marks shall be given on the basis of:
An exclusive AILET syllabus and exam pattern is designed for admissions in the PhD programme. The details mentioned below will help you in getting familiar with the AILET test structure for PhD admission.
Candidates must practice the previous years’ question papers and analyse the important topics for AILET PhD.
Previous Year’s Question Paper for AILET UG
|Year||Link to the Question Paper|
|AILET PhD 2019||Click here to access PDF|
|AILET PhD 2018||Click here to access PDF|
|AILET PhD 2017||Click here to access PDF|
No. National Law University prescribes separate AILET syllabus for UG, PG and doctoral courses. However, the syllabus for LLM and PhD will have questions from core legal subjects.
NLU Delhi has designed the AILET UG syllabus based on different topics from five sections including Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English.
The syllabuses of AILET and CLAT are designed on the same lines and both hold the importance of national-level law entrance exams. However, the difficulty level of both the exams vary each year. Sometimes AILET is tougher and sometimes CLAT gets an edge over AILET in terms of difficulty level.
NLU Delhi conducts the AILET in a pen and paper-based mode. However, if there are difficulties in conducting the AILET due to the global pandemic, NLU Delhi may look at the other possibilities like AI-Enabled Remote Proctored examination to conduct the examination online. Any change in the mode of examination will be informed well in advance.
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