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NLU Delhi AILET 2019:

National Law University, Delhi (NLU) would be conducting the AILET 2019 in the first week of May 2019 in order to offer admissions into the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. AILET 2019 would also be held in an offline mode wherein candidates would need to give the paper in person. AILET would be organized in more than 21 cities of India.

The All India Law Entrance Test is planning to offer 83 seats to five-year integrated law programmes and 20 seats to LLM programmes. By giving the AILET 2019, candidates would be securing a seat in the NLU, Delhi. Students can get all the related information to the application form, admit card, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, important dates, admission process and all other main details in this article given below. Please note that the facts and figures mentioned in this article are as per AILET’s previous year’s data and subject to change. If there are any changes, they will be updated here in this article.

AILET 2019 – Overview

Exam name – All India Law Entrance Test
Abbreviated name – AILET
Conducting body – National Law University Delhi
Courses offered – BA LLB & LLM
Seats offered – For BA LLB 83 and 20 seats for LLM
Type – Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Level – National
Medium of examination – English
Mode of examination – Offline
Number of applicants (2018) – 18500 for BA LLB and 1200 for LLM

Number of test takers (2017) – 17000 for BA LLB and 1100 for LLM

AILET 2019 – Admission Process

The NLU, Delhi organizes the All India Law Entrance Test for admissions into its undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. AILET would be getting conducted annually and its admission process begins with a notification and all the application forms are made available to the candidates. Candidates first get the access to the admit card and once that is done, the national-level law entrance test is conducted. Students can then get their result and know who has qualified AILET’s counselling and admission procedure thereafter.

 AILET Important Dates 2019

Candidates giving the AILET 2019 can take a look at the important dates related to AILET 2019 –

Events Dates*
Notification of AILET 2019 First week of January 2019
AILET 2019 application begins First week of January 2019
AILET 2019 application ends Third week of April 2019
Issue of AILET 2019 admit card Third week of April 2019
Conduct of AILET 2019 offline exam First week of May 2019
Release of AILET 2019 answer key Second week of May 2019
Declaration of AILET 2019 Result Fourth week of May 2019

*Tentative dates; Subject to change

Eligibility Criteria 

For BA LLB (Hons): Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2018 can also apply.

Age Limit: Below 21 years as on 01st July 2018 (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates). Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET. For the Foreign Nationals to be eligible, they need to have 65% marks in the qualifying exam.

Total Seats: 80 seats, 10 seats are kept aside for Foreign Nationals.

Reservation: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for Persons with Disabilities [One additional seat for Kashmiri Migrants; two supernumerary seats for students from J&K subject to the approval of Governing Council; the candidates have to appear in the AILET and fulfill the eligibility criteria as applicable.

For LLM (One year): LLB or an Equivalent Law Degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability); the candidates appearing in final LLB examination in April/May 2018 can also apply.

Total Seats: 45+5 seats for Foreign Nationals. Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET (No. of seats may vary).

Reservation: 15% for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates, 3% for Persons with Disabilities.

For PhD: LLM Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability); for detailed eligibility conditions visit University website (

Application Process

All the candidates who are interested in this exam need to apply along with a Demand Draft of Rs 3000/- (Approx.) for General Candidates, Rs 1000/- (approx.) in case of SC/ST/PwD drawn in favour of Registrar, National Law University, Delhi, payable at Delhi. They also need to submit copies of the necessary caste/physical disability certificates.

All the below poverty line (BPL) applicants of SC/ST category are exempted from the application fee.

The students can also apply online for admission through:

Offline applications, which are done with all the formalities, must be sent in person or by post, to the Registrar, National Law University Delhi, Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078

If you need more details about the application form, eligibility criteria, pattern of entrance test, etc., you can log on to the university website

AILET Exam Centres 2019

Candidates would be informed about the AILET 2019 Exam centres by the first week of January 2019. Students are advised to check the exam centres of AILET 2019 and then proceed to fill up the preferences in the application form. The NLU Delhi would be conducting the AILET 2019 at as many as 40 exam centres that are located in 21 cities of India. Note that the allotted exam centres will not be changed under any situation. So, candidates need to fill up the AILET Exam Centres 2019 as per their proximity and convenience.

AILET Cutoff 2019

Once the results are declared, the NLU Delhi would be releasing the cutoff of AILET 2019. The Cutoff is simply the minimum marks at which a candidate gets admitted into the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. The university announces the cutoff of AILET 2019 separately for all the categories. Here’s the table with the expected AILET 2019 Cutoff –

AILET Cutoff 2019 – Expected

Category Expected Cutoff
General (UR) 71.25 – 89
Scheduled Castes (SC) 49.5 – 71
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 48.25 – 68
Persons with Disability (PwD) 42.75 – 74
Kashmiri Migrants 40.25 – 81
Residents of Jammu & Kashmir 58 – 78

AILET Exam Pattern 2019

Aspirants of AILET 2019 would be informed about the exam pattern of AILET 2019 by the first week of January 2019. It will help all the candidates to get an overview of the law entrance examination as it will include the type of questions, question pattern, marking scheme, total marks, duration and other crucial details. AILET 2019 would be conducted in the offline mode by the first week of May 2019. Students will be given one mark for each correct answer and get negatively marked for each incorrect answer with 0.25 marks. Note that the AILET 2019 would include 150 questions that cover subjects like General Knowledge, English, Legal Aptitude, Reasoning and Mathematics.

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