AILET 2017 – The notification for All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) has been released on October 06, 2016. This year, National Law University, Delhi will conduct AILET on May 07, 2017 for admission into the various law programmes of the University. The University will offer around 81 seats for BA LL.B program and 20 for LL.M programmes. The registration process will commence from the January 01, 2017. The registration forms will be available online and the candidates can apply for the test from this article. Also, know more about the AILET 2017 eligibility criteria, application procedure and fee payment, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. from the article below.
Important Dates for AILET 2017
The test is held on the first Sunday of May therefore, AILET 2017 is scheduled to be held on May 07, 2017. The registration process will start from January 01, 2017. It is important for the law aspirants applying for AILET to be familiar with the schedule so that they don’t miss any deadlines. The table below provides the tentative schedule for All India Law Entrance Test (AILET). The table is prepared on the basis of previous year’s timetable.
General Facts of AILET 2017
The test will be held in offline mode for admission to the 81 seats of B.A. LL.B programmes and 20 seats for LL.M programmes. Last year, around 16,000 and 850 appeared for BA LL.B and LL.M programmes, respectively. The test is held across various cities of the nation. In order to apply for the BA LL.B programme, the candidates must have Class 12th board examinations while for the LL.M programme, they must have an LL.B or equivalent degree.
- Name of the exam – All India Law Entrance Test
- Commonly Known as – AILET
- Level of exam – National Level
- Conducting body – National Law University, Delhi
Eligibility Criteria for AILET 2017
The candidates applying for the All India Law Entrance Test must make sure that fulfill all the eligibility norms. If the candidates fail to meet any of the eligibility norms, then their candidature will be cancelled in the pre-admission process. The eligibility criteria for both the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes are different from each other and will be released along with the admission notification. The candidates who wish to appear for the UG or PG law programmes can check the eligibility norms here –
- The candidates must have passed Class 12th board examination.
- They must score a minimum of 50% in the 12th board exam.
- The candidates appearing for their 10+2 examination are also eligible to apply.
- The candidates (except for Foreign National category) must appear for AILET as the selection will solely on this basis.
- To be eligible for the pre-admission processes, the candidates must score 40% of the marks in AILET (ST/SC: 30%).
- The candidates must have an LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognized University.
- They must have a minimum of 55% aggregate marks (ST/SC/PwD: 50%) in their LL.B or equivalent programmes.
Application Form for AILET 2017
The AILET application form 2017 will be available only on online mode from January 01, 2017. The candidates can apply for AILET 2017 by clicking on the sub-heading above. In order to access the application form, the candidates are required to get themselves registered. On accessing the application form, the candidates must fill in the required details and pay the requisite fee to conclude the application process. The candidates must note that they must submit the application form before the deadline to be eligible for the test. Also, they are advised to be careful while filling in the application form, any error in the details may lead to the cancellation of the candidature.
Check the points given below to know more about the AILET 2017 application process:
- Before the candidates start with the registration, they must make sure that they have a valid email ID, mobile number, and scanned copy of their photograph (.jpg/.jpeg/.bmp formats) and not more than 150 KB.
- The registration process is in online mode only.
- First, the candidates must get themselves registered by entering their email ID, mobile number, and password.
- On successful registration, the candidates will be notified by an email on their registered email address.
- Now select the course you want to apply and click on Apply Now button.
- Fill in the application form with all the required details.
- Upload photograph and signature.
- Preview the entered details before submission.
- To conclude the application process of AILET, the candidates are required to pay the fee.
The candidates applying for AILET 2017 are required to pay a fee to conclude the application process. However, it must be noted that the fee is different for a different category. The fee can be paid via offline as well as online mode. To pay the fee via offline mode, the candidates are required to make a cash deposit at Post Office. To pay the fee via online mode, the candidates can opt for Credit/Debit card payment or net banking. Check the table below for the category-wise fee structure for AILET 2017.
|Other Backward Classes||Rs. 3000/-|
|Scheduled Caste||Rs. 1000/-|
|Scheduled Tribe||Rs. 1000/-|
|People with Disabilities||Rs. 1000/-|
|Kashmiri Migrants||Rs. 3000/-|
|Below Poverty Line (SC/ST category)||Free|
Reservation Policy of AILET 2017
The seats reserved for both AILET LL.B and LL.M programmes differ from each other. Check the table below for a better understanding of the reservation policy for AILET 2017 programmes.
|B.A. LL.B Programme|
|Foreign Nationals||10 seats|
|Persons with Disabilities||3%|
|Kashmir Migrants||1 seat|
|Category||Reserved Seats (%)|
|Persons with Disabilities||2.5|
Note: 5 seats are allotted to foreign national candidates and they are exempted from taking the test.
The test is held across various Indian cities for admission into the BA LL.B and LL.M programmes. The list of cities hosting the AILET 2017 is yet to be announced. However, the candidates can check the list provided below according to previous year’s test cities –
- Ahmedabad (Gandhinagar)
AILET 2017 Admit Card
The hall ticket for AILET 2017 is expected to be issued in the 2nd week of April 2017. The candidates who have submitted the application form before the deadline will be allotted the AILET admit card. The ticket will be available online and the candidates can click on the sub-heading above to download the same. The candidates are required to enter their name, application number, email ID, password and date of birth to download the AILET 2017 Admit Card. Once the candidates are able to download the same, then they are advised to check the details. In the case of any error in the details furnished by the admit card, the candidates must contact the exam authorities.
The AILET admit card is an important document and the candidates must produce it to the invigilator to seek entry into the exam hall. Also, along with the admit card, the candidates must bring in a photo ID. It must be noted that if the candidates fail to produce the admit card to the invigilator, then they will not be allowed to write the exam.
Exam pattern for AILET 2017
The exam pattern for AILET will give the candidates an overview of the question paper pattern. It is compulsory for the candidates to know about the pattern of the test so that they can prepare accordingly. The test will contain a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the total mark of the test is 150. The duration of the test is 90 minutes i.e. 1 hour 30 minutes. The test will be held in offline mode and the questions are distributed among 5 sections, which are –
- General Knowledge
- Basic Mathematics
- Logical Reasoning
- Legal Aptitude
Syllabus for AILET 2017
Knowledge regarding the syllabus of any test is a huge advantage. The candidates who are familiar with the syllabus of the test are familiar with the topics and sub-topics. Also, this will avoid the wastage of time on unnecessary topics and sub-topics. Although there is no fixed syllabus for AILET 2017, the candidates can prepare for the test according to the sections of the test.
National Law University, Delhi will be releasing the answer keys of the test within a week of conducting AILET 2017. The candidates can check and compare the keys with their answers to estimate their marks. If the candidates face any doubts regarding the answer key, then they can file objections within a specified date. Once the candidates are done with raising objections, then the University will release the final answer key.
Result of AILET 2017
The result for AILET is expected to be announced in the third week of May 2017 and will be available online. The result will be available in .PDF format and will furnish the candidate’s roll numbers, scores, qualifying status and All India Ranks. The .PDF result for BA LL.B and LL.M will be different. To access the result for AILET 2017, the candidates can click on the sub-heading above.
Scorecard of AILET 2017
The National Law University, Delhi will dispatch the scorecards for AILET 2017 on the day of the release of the result. The scorecard will be sent to the registered postal address of the candidates. The AILET scorecard will furnish the following details –
- The candidate’s name
- The candidate’s roll number
- Sectional score
- Total marks obtained.
Cutoff for AILET 2017
The cutoff marks are the minimum score that the candidates must score in order to be eligible for the admission processes. The cutoff mark will vary with the category of the candidates. The National Law University, Delhi will determine the cutoff score for AILET. The cutoff trend for AILET has been similar for years, therefore, the candidates can expect the cutoff for the session 2017 to be quite similar with that of previous years.
The candidates scoring the required cutoff scores will be eligible for the counselling rounds. The counselling rounds will be held in offline mode, i.e. the candidates are required to be present at the NLU, Delhi for the counselling rounds. In the counselling rounds, the candidates are required to bring along the required documents and are also required to pay the counselling fee to book the seat. The counselling rounds for BA LL.B and LL.M programmes will be held on different days and timings.