AILET (NLU Delhi) 2014 Exam Analysis

  • Overview
    Students took a sigh of relief with this year’s AILET sticking to the regular pattern of the paper NLU-D is used to giving. They sailed through the not-so-challenging English Section and General Knowledge Section easily. What really bothered them was the paper’s length. Another thorn in the students’ somewhat smooth journey was the complexity of questions that appeared in the Analytical Reasoning Section.

    A whiff of cool breeze, the confidence of the students was boosted by this section’s reasonably easy Cloze Passage and questions on Vocabulary and Grammar. RC passage though lengthy was also comprehensible. As befitting a law entrance exam, the subject of the passage was based on law related to murder and felony. Of the 7 questions that followed, majority of them were inference-based. The questions on Synonyms and Antonyms were doable. Unlike previous year, there were a few questions on Word Usage and Foreign Words/Phrases. Questions on Para Jumbles were slightly tricky in nature. The questions that followed the Cloze Passage were a mix of vocabulary and grammar. The overall level of difficulty of this section ranged from easy to moderate. A score of 27-29 can be considered a reasonably good score for this section.

    General knowledge
    Majority of the questions being based on Current Affairs, this section did not intimidate the students that were abreast with latest news. Talking about current affairs, questions on eminent personalities, sports, awards and honours found an important emphasis. As far as static GK is concerned, questions on Geography ruled the roost. Then there were questions on International Organizations like UNO, UNESCO and EU. A fairly easy section to attempt in comparison with last year’s, a score of 22-25 can be considered a good score.

    Legal Aptitude
    Like last year, this year’s paper was much on the expected lines. It was more of an aptitude based section with approximately 25 Reasoning based questions and about 10 questions based on Legal Knowledge. Most of the reasoning questions were from area of Torts including the concepts of Vicarious Liability and Strict Liability. The second most-dominating area of this section was Law of Crimes, which comprised questions on theft, murder and criminal conspiracy.  A few questions on Contracts and Constitutional Law also featured in this section. It was interesting to note that questions on International Law and Intellectual Property Rights were missing. A majority of knowledge based questions rather pertained to Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity. Overall, a score of 26- 28 could be considered a decent score in this section. Considering that so many questions that featured in the paper can be spotted in the LST material, anyone who had practiced the LST material thoroughly would have found it to be a cakewalk.

    If there was anything that came as a thunderbolt was this section of the paper. There were questions based on Series, Blood Relations, Directions, etc. The set of questions that the students struggled with big time was related to arrangement of flags. What added fuel to fire was the length of the Critical Reasoning questions. Students could have saved time by not attempting these. The section saw a few questions on Syllogism and Analogy that were doable. A score of 20-22 can be considered a fairly decent one.

    This section being similar to last years’ pattern was not a shocker either. With no surprises at all, it covered questions from almost all the topics in Arithmetic. There were some questions based on the fundamental concepts of Number System. A score of 6-8 was attainable. 

    Expected Cut-off
    Except for the Reasoning Section, the paper was moderately easy, therefore the cut offs can be as following (under the respective categories)
    Categories Cut offs
    General 100-105
    Scheduled Caste (SC) 85-95
    Scheduled Tribes (ST) 80-90
    Persons with Disability (PWD) 85-95
    Kashmiri Migrants (KM) 93-98

    Since this exam served as a morale booster for the students, they can now set their focus on CLAT with full enthusiasm and vigour.    Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

    All the best
    Team CL