AILET 2018 to be Conducted on May 6 – Application Forms Released on January 4

The official notification of AILET 2018 have been declared by the conducting authority, National Law University in Delhi. The application forms for All India Law Entrance were released on January 4th and the final date of the examination is confirmed to be May 6th, 2018.

AILET is conducted for admission to five-year BA LLB course, one year LL.M. and Ph.D. courses in NLU Delhi. It consists of a total number of 150 questions and each question carries 1 mark. It is also notified that these questions are subject to negative marking, where for each incorrect answer, a candidate will be lose 0.25 marks.

The sections of AILET for BA LLB contains General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. For LLM, it will be Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory. According to resources, certain changes have been introduced in the pattern of questions as well as their distribution in both the papers.

Important Dates

Although the official date for the examination has been released, other important dates are yet to be announced. The application forms were made available on January 4h along with the official notification for the exam. Apart from this, news states that the candidates can expect their admit cards for the examination in the month of April and towards the end of May, the results may be declared. On the other hand, one can expect the results of AILET for LLMand Ph.D.  in the month of July. It is recommended that the aspirants should keep a check on the official website of National Law University, Delhi for any important notifications.

Eligibility, Number of Seats and Reservation

According to resources, one needs to have a minimum percentage of 40% so that he or she can appear in the admission procedure, the percentage of eligibility is 30% in case of reserved category candidates. So, it is evident that a candidate needs to work hard to secure an appreciable All India Rank. One can also realize the difficulty level of the examination by analyzing the previous year’s cut-off marks.  

According to resources, almost 73 seats are available in the National Law University, Delhi which conducts an offline counseling session after the declaration of results. The admissions are then done on the basis of the merit list and it is notified that within the designated 73 seats, 52 seats are meant for the General Category candidates. Among the rest, a total 11 seats are reserved for the SC category students, 5 seats are reserved for the ST category students. Apart from this, there is a provision of 2 seats for the people with disabilities and rest 3 seats are meant for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the migrants from Kashmir. On the other hand, there are an additional 10 seats meant for the foreign nationals and it is reported that their merit list formation depends upon their previous results from the 12th equivalent examination.

 For the candidates appearing for the LLM AILET, there are almost 20 seats available in this section and in case of the Ph.D. section, the UGC determines the number of seats at the beginning of the year.

As per the notifications released, the National Law University, Delhi has made it quite clear that AILET 2018 will not involve any offline filling of application forms. The entire procedure of application will be carried out online in which the students of the reserved category are supposed to pay INR 1000 as application fee which in case of general category students is INR 3000.

According to resources, certain reserved category candidates under the Below Poverty Level(BPL) are free from any sort of payment of application fee. It is observed that several people tend to join coaching classes for ensuring their preparation, they can also use the online resources to add weight to their preparation and in case one needs previous years’ question papers, they can collect it from the National Law University by paying INR 500-550 in cash or through demand draft.