AILET2024 Exam pattern

AILET is conducted for admission into NLU Delhi. It is also the only score accepted by the institute. The test is held at the UG level, LLM, and Ph.D. levels. The test is held annually in December, and results also are released in the same month. 

The below article includes all details about AILET including subjects, marking scheme, and other features. Candidates are supposed to thoroughly understand the exam pattern and syllabus before preparing for the same. 

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  • CLAT 2024 is to be held on December 3, 2023, as announced on the official website of the Consortium of NLUs. The website will also provide details about the syllabus, application, and counseling process.
  • AILET 2024 is to be held on December 10, 2023, as announced on the official website of NLU Delhi. AILET's test duration would be 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The website will also provide details about the admission date and release application forms.

AILET question paper

AILET question papers for BA LLB (Hons), LLM, and Ph.D. courses have different structures according to their course requirements. The candidate must be aware of the syllabus rolled out as per the course they are opting for. The details for the UG-level test are mentioned here:

  • Test medium
  • Timings
  • AILET Sectional weightage

AILET 2024 Test Structure

NLU Delhi defines the exam structure of AILET on the key features mentioned below:

Exam Features


Exam mode

Center-based Pen-and-paper exam

Test duration

90 minutes

Exam timings

10 am to 11:30 am

Test medium


Type of questions

Multiple-choice questions

Total questions

150 questions

Total marks

150 marks

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AILET2024 Marking Scheme


Marks Allotted

Correct Answer

+1 mark

Incorrect Answer

-0.25 mark

Unattempted Questions


Overwriting/Cutting on OMR sheet

Loss of Marks

AILET 2024 Updated Exam Pattern

Subject Area

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

English (Part 1, Section A)



Logical Reasoning (Part 1, Section B)



General Knowledge 






In the AILET 2023 paper, a new format was introduced that put both English and Logical Reasoning in the same section with two sub-parts. The total score and number of questions, however, remained the same. The BA LLB (Hons) exam pattern has only MCQ format questions.

To know more about the previous years’ paper, visit AILET Exam Analysis

What is the difficulty level of the AILET paper?

AILET’s difficulty level as of 2023 was at par with the level of difficulty that CLAT held. Both tests are used for admission into top NLUs in India, and the most number of law students take these tests. These papers are considered to be lengthy as well. That being said, it is completely doable to get a top rank in AILET if one starts early, and practices consistently. Know how all toppers prepare for the paper. 

AILET 2024 Preparation Tips

Attempting AILET means competing for the limited BA LLB seats in one of the best law institutes in India. Preparing well, with the following points in mind is a must:

  • Make a study routine and organize your daily life keeping AILET preparation in focus.
  • Giving one-fifth of your day to preparation is enough time if done consistently to ace AILET.
  • Make sure that the study material used is limited in quantity but effective.
  • Make notes for all sections, and complete the AILET syllabus at least two months in advance.
  • Reserve the last few months for attempting, analyzing, and evaluating AILET mock tests. Knowing your weak sections helps in picking questions in the AILET exam that’ll help you score the most.

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Frequently Asked Questions

AILET 2024 will be held in December 2023.

AILET 2024 will be conducted in offline mode.

The one-time application fee which is non-refundable for AILET 2024 is:

  • INR 3,500 for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates.
  • INR 1,500 for SC/ST/BPL candidates.

To be eligible to appear for CLAT 2024, candidates should have passed 10+2 (or its equivalent examination) with

  • 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates.
  • 40% marks (or an equivalent grade) for SC/ST categories.

Candidates appearing in their qualifying examination in March/April 2023 are eligible to appear for CLAT2024. However, they are required to submit the passing certificate of the qualifying examination on completion. In case the certificate isn’t produced, the candidate will not be eligible for admission to the course.