AILET vs CLAT

What is AILET?
The All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted by the National Law University Delhi to select students for its law programs. 

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What is CLAT?
CLAT is a national-level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and several other colleges/ universities. CLAT is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities, headed by NLSIU

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AILET vs CLAT: Participating institutes 

NLU Delhi is the only participating institute under AILET. On the other hand, the CLAT score is taken into consideration by 22 NLUs spread across the country. The CLAT score is also considered by several other law institutes in India for admission in their law programs. These include, among others:

  • Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
  • Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi
  • Disha Law College, Raipur
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat

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AILET vs CLAT: Exam Pattern 

The table below lists the differences and similarities between AILET and CLAT patterns.  

Features

AILET

CLAT

Exam mode

Offline  

Offline  

Total no. of questions 

150

150

Type of questions 

MCQ 

Objective-type questions, based on comprehensive passages of 450 words in each section 

Test duration

90 minutes

120 minutes 

Negative marking

For every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded. For every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted 

For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted 


AILET vs CLAT: Subject-wise Distribution of Questions &Marks


Subjects 

AILET

CLAT 

English, including Comprehension

35 questions of 1 mark each 

28-32 questions of 1 mark each 

General Knowledge, including Current Affairs

35 questions of 1 mark each 

35-39 questions of 1 mark each 

Quantitative Techniques for CLAT
Elementary Mathematics for AILET

10 questions of 1 mark each 

35-39 questions of 1 mark each 

Legal Aptitude/Reasoning 

35 questions of 1 mark each 

28-32 questions of 1 mark each 

Logical Reasoning

35 questions of 1 mark each 

13-17 questions of 1 mark each  

Total Questions

150 questions

150 questions

Total Marks

150 marks

150 marks

 

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AILET vs CLAT: Eligibility

AILET:Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Exam: Any candidate who has completed 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with not less than 50% of marks in aggregate is eligible to apply for AILET 2020.
Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in 2020 are also eligible for AILET 2020
AILET 2020 Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for AILET 2020.

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CLAT:Eligibility Criteria
Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit for CLAT
Qualifying Exam: A candidate should qualify the Class 12th (or equivalent) exam from a recognized board or university.
Percentage: 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/specially-abled person (SAP) and other categories; and 40% marks in case of candidates belonging to SC or ST categories.
Appearing candidates: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in 2020 are also eligible for CLAT 2020.

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AILET vs CLAT: Application fee


Category

AILET

CLAT

General, OBC

₹ 3,050

₹ 4,000

SC, ST

₹ 1,050

₹ 3,500

SC/ST (BPL)

No application fee

-

Kashmiri Migrants/ Foreign Nationals

₹ 3,050

-

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AILET vs CLAT: Difficulty Level 

Number of applicants: 

  • Approximately 19,000 candidates appear for 173 seats eats at NLU, Delhi
  • Approximately 55,000candidates appear for 3,283 seats of 22 NLUs

The number of applicants per seat for AILET is comparatively higher than that for CLAT. Hence, AILET is a tougher exam, from this perspective,than CLAT.

Note: The majority of applicants apply for both exams. 

The difficulty level of CLAT question paper and the AILET questions paper can be understood by the fact that the latter exam has tougher questions in Legal Reasoning which is based on core law topics. Moreover, now the CLAT consortium has modified the test paper by increasing the comprehensive type of questions; and decreasing the total number of questions from 200 to 150.