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Ultimate guide to prepare for AILET

Apart from CLAT, the law aspirants are open to various other law entrance examinations in India that further open a window of opportunities for them to grow in the field of their choice. All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is one such specialised law entrance exam that is conducted at national level by the National Law University (NLU), Delhi. Applicable for offering admission to BA LLB (Hons.), LLM and PhD programmes at NLU Delhi, this is an annual examination that sets apart the standard of a national level law entrance examination.

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AILET – All you need to know

Before heading on to what to prepare and how to prepare, it is important for all students to know everything about of the examination –

The AILET examination for this year will be conducted on 6 May 2018.

The applications for the examination are being received online between 3 January 2018 and 7 April 2018.

Being an offline exam, the students have to answer the question on an OMR sheet.

The examination also carries a provision of negative marking (1/4th of the marks allotted to each question) for every wrong answer.

The examination will be conducted at various centres in Bangalore, Amritsar, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cuttack, Cochin, Gandhinagar, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Nagpur, Varanasi and Raipur.

Also read: Law entrance exams: Key dates to remember

Comprehending the syllabus

Whether you aspire to join a BA LLB (Hons.) 5-years programme, one-year LLM programme or PhD programme, the syllabus for AILET may vary accordingly. Find the details hereunder –

For BA LLB (Hons.)

A total of 150 multiple choice questions are to be answered in the exam within the time duration of 1 hour 30 minutes. The subject areas covered in this paper include English (35 questions), Legal Aptitude (35 questions), Reasoning (35 questions), General Knowledge (35 questions) and Elementary Mathematics (10 questions).

For LLM

The paper of LLM AILET comprises a total of 100 objective type questions carrying one mark each and one descriptive essay question of 50 marks that students have to attempt on a separate sheet. It is an offline examination.

For PhD

The AILET pattern for PhD programme is also quite similar to the LLM programme. The students have to answer 100 objective type questions in an OMR sheet. The marks allotted to each question is one.

Preparation tips to follow

To stay updates about what’s happening around the world, make a habit of regularly reading the newspapers.

Start from the basics and then get into the details.

Be an efficient time manager during the 90 minutes of examination.

Identify your respective areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Put extra efforts to work on your weaknesses.

Practice is the key to achieve what you want. So, be consistent in attempting mock tests regularly.

Also read: Top scholarships for law students

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