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Paper Pattern for AILET 2016

Published On: 16 Apr 2012 | Last Updated On: 03 Dec 2015

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted by National Law University, New Delhi in order to provide admission 5 years Bachelors of Arts.Bachelors of Law (B.A.LL.B) honors, 1 year Master of Law (LL.M) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs for the session 2016. The AILET will be conducted on Sunday, May 01, 2016.

Paper Pattern for AILET 2016:

AILET has 150 questions for 150 marks that must be attempted within 1 hour 30 minutes.The AILET has sections on English, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.

For Integrated B.A., LL.B. (Hons.):

Total Marks


Total number of questions


Duration of the Examination

1 hour 30 minutes

Subject areas and marks distribution


35 Marks

General Knowledge

35 Marks

(Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)

35 Marks

Legal Aptitude

35 Marks


35 Marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

10 Marks

For LLM:

Total Marks


Duration of examination

90 Minutes

Subject areas

Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory

Total Number of questions

Objective Type

100 questions of one mark each


One Essay of 50 marks on the topic of law from above subjects.

For PhD:

There shall be a written test which will consist of two papers:

  • Paper I – Research Methodology:
    • 100 marks, Objective type 100 questions of Multiple Choice
    • Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper II – Research Proposal Specific Paper
    • The paper-II shall not be a written paper. The candidate has to submit research proposal not exceeding 15 pages on the topic in which the candidate want to pursue Ph.D.

The research proposal shall contain the following:

  • Title
  • Statement of problem & background information on the subject
  • A set of research questions along with hypothesis & Methodology; and
  • Research design

Each paper shall carry maximum of 100 marks and the candidate securing no less than 50% marks in each paper will qualify for making an oral presentation before the Doctoral Committee. The candidate successful in written test shall be required to make an oral presentation before the Doctoral Committee on the dates notified by the University.

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