AILET 2022 (26 June) – Application Form (Released), Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation

AILET 2022 – National Law University, Delhi has extended the last date to submit the application form for AILET to May 25, 2022. Moreover, All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2022 is now scheduled to be held on June 26, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Interested aspirants can apply for AILET 2022 entrance exam online at

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted by The National Law University, Delhi. It is a law entrance exam conducted for the candidates who want to get admission to BA LLB(Hons.), LLM, and Ph.D. Programs offered by the National Law University Delhi. It will be conducted Offline i.e. Pen & Paper (OMR sheet based) mode. In this article, different information about the AILET 2022 such as application form, exam pattern, syllabus, exam preparation, result, etc. is there.

AILET 2022

Latest NLU Delhi releases notification for change in exam date. AILET 2022 which was scheduled to be held on May 1 will now be held on June 26, 2022. Also, the last date to submit the AILET 2022 application form has been extended to May 25, 2022. Click Here to apply for the exam.

Latest AILET 2022 registration is started. Click here to register.

AILET 2022 Dates

NLU Delhi has released the AILET 2022 exam date while the rest of the schedule is yet to be announced. Candidates can check the exam date, application dates from the table below.

Important EventsDates
Application form starts17 Jan 2022
Application form ends (last date)07 Apr 2022 25 May 2022
Release of Admit Card21 Apr 2022
Date of examination01 May 2022 26 June 2022 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
Declaration of resultTo be announced!
Answer KeyTo be announced!
Counseling process startTo be announced!

AILET 2022 Application Form

The AILET 2022 application form is released on the official website and in Online mode. Candidates can refer to the following information –

How to Apply for the Application Form?

1st step – Click on the link given above.

2nd step – Online Registration – Click on ‘register’.

  • Fill in all the details like – Name, mobile no, email id, etc.
  • An OTP will be generated and then enter OTP on the screen. Login through the application no and password.

3rd step – Fill in all the personal details like – name of the applicant, gender, category, mobile no, religion, Nationality

4th step – Fill in all the center choice details – You can fill any three center choices.

5th step – Fill in all the contact details like address, city, district, state, etc, and family details like father’s name, occupation, mobile no, etc.

6th step – Fill in all the academic details like the name of the school, college, year or passing, etc., and then click on save and next.

7th step – Now upload all the documents – a scanned photograph, a scanned signature.

8th step – Pay the application fees through debit card, credit card, net banking, or UPI.

9th step – Check all the details and edit them before submitting the application form.

10th step – Click on the ‘submit’ button.

AILET 2022 Application Fees

  • The Applictaion fees has to be paid in Online mode.
  • It can be paid by Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Net Banking or UPI.
  • The Application fees is different for each category.
CategoryApplication Fees
Persons with Disability (PWD)Rs.1,050/-
Below Poverty Line (BPL) applicants of SC/ST categoryExempted

Image Specifications:

Photograph –

  • The image should be scanned and should be a recent coloured passport size photograph.
  • The Face of the candidate should be clearly visible.
  • Passport size photograph should not have cap, goggles etc. (Spectacles are allowed).
  • The format should be in JPG/JPEG.

Signature –

  • The Signature should be signed on white paper with Black/Blue pen within a box of 6*3 cms.
  • It should be clearly visible and no-over writing should be done.
  • The format should be in JPG/JPEG.
PhotographJPG or JPEG1 MB
SignatureJPG or JPEG1 MB
BPL certificate (if applicable)PDF2 MB
Passport (if applicable)JPG or JPEG2 MB

What are the documents required for AILET 2022?

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Latest Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Valid SC/ST/OBC/EWS/ Persons with Disability / Kashmiri Migrant/Resident of J&K Certificate (wherever applicable)
  • In case of B.A.LL.B.(Hons): Marks Statement of Class XII and X.
  • In case of LL.M.: Marks Statement of B.A.LL.B./LL.B. or equivalent and Class XII & X.
  • In case of Ph.D. Programme: Marks Statement of LL.M or any other qualifying examination, B.A.LL.B./LL.B. or equivalent and Class XII & X

Overview of AILET 2022

Here is the Overview of AILET 2022 –

Particulars of AILET 2022Details
Exam NameAILET
Full-FormAll India Law Entrance Test
Conducting BodyThe National Law University, Delhi
Held for (Course)B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) , LL.M. Programme, Ph.D. Program
Level of ExamUniversity-level exam
Registration modeOnline
Exam ModePen and paper-based test
Exam Date01 May 2022 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
Total Questions150 questions for B.A.LL.B.(Hons.), LL.M. Programme
100 questions for Ph.D. Program
Question TypeMulti-choice questions
Mode of Question PaperEnglish
Marks Per Question1 mark
Negative Marking0.25 marks
Duration1 hour 30 minutes

AILET 2022 Exam Pattern

National Law University Delhi has released the AILET 2022 exam pattern on its official website. Candidates can check the latest exam pattern from the below information.

For B.A.LL.B.(Hons.)

  • Duration of test – 90 minutes
  • Type of questions – Multiple choice questions
  • Marks given in correct answer – 1 mark
  • Negative marking – 0.25 mark
  • Mode of exam – Offline
  • Medium of language- English
SectionsNo. of questionsNo. of marks
English50 Questions50 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30 Questions 30 Marks
Logical Reasoning70 Questions 70 Marks
Total150 Questions150 Marks

For LL.M. Programme

  • Duration of test – 90 minutes
  • Type of questions – Multiple choice questions and descriptive questions.
  • Negative marking – 0.25 mark for the questions of section A.
  • Mode of exam – Offline
  • Medium of language- English
SectionsNo. of questionsMarks per questionNo. of marks
Section A – Part 1 English Language500150 Marks
Section A – Part 2 Legal Reasoning500150 Marks
Section B022550 Marks
Total102150 Marks

Section B will have 8-10 questions from different sections of law and candidates have to do any 2 questions. Section B will be having descriptive questions. Section B will be evaluated of only those candidates who get shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained in Section A.

For Ph.D. Program

  • Exam Duration – 90 minutes
  • No. of section – 2
  • Total no. of questions – 51
SectionsNo. of questionsMarks per questionMaximum marks
Section A – Legal reasoning & legal knowledge500150
Section B015050

Section B will have 3 questions from which the candidates have to attempt only 1 question. A factual scenario will be given in the question and the candidates have to develop a research design on that given scenario.

The evaluation of Section B will be on the basis of innovativeness, quality, and feasibility of the research methodology used by the candidates for that particular research question.

AILET 2022 Syllabus

Knowing the Syllabus is the first step for preparing for any examination. The syllabus for all the courses are mentioned below which are as follows –

For B.A.LL.B.(Hons.)

Syllabus for English

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Para Jumble Sentences
  • Tense
  • Homonyms
  • Articles
  • Noun
  • Sentence Improvement and Rearrangement
  • Idioms And Phrases
  • Analogies
  • Choose the appropriate words
  • Subject-Verb Agreement

Syllabus for General Knowledge

  • Constitution
  • International Organisations
  • General Science
  • Industries
  • Agriculture
  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Legal structure in India
  • Economics
  • UN Bodies
  • National Income
  • Politics
  • Indian and World History
  • Environment
  • Awards and Honors

Syllabus for reasoning

  • Coding and Decoding
  • Order and Ranking
  • Puzzles
  • Cubes and cuboid
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Analogy
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Direction-Sense Test
  • Inference
  • Conclusion
  • Clocks and Calendar
  • Assertion & Reason
  • Statement Analysis
  • Blood Relations

For LL.M. Programme The syllabus consists of

  • Law of Torts
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law of Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law

For Ph.D. Program It consists of two sections which are

  • Law of Torts
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law of Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • And ,Research Methodology questions

AILET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates wanted to appear for AILET 2022 must clear the eligibility criteria. Candidates can refer to the below information for AILET 2022 eligibility criteria.

For B.A.LL.B.(Hons.)

  • The Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary Examination(10+2) or Equivalent Examiantion with 45% marks(40% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability.
  • The candidates appearing for the 12th standard annual examination are also eligible to apply.

For LL.M. Programme

  • LL.B. or an equivalent law degree with 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities).
  • The candidates appearing for final year LL.B. annual examination can also apply.

For Ph.D. Program

  • LL.M. or an equivalent law degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities).
  • Or, Obtained a degree in Law and Master’s Degree in social sciences or humanities from any recognised educational institution.
  • Or, Degree in law and passed the Company Secretary examination conducted bythe Institute of Company Secretaries of India and awarded the Associate Membership of the Institute.
  • Or, Degree in law and passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India shall be eligible.
  • Or, Judge of any State High Court in India with three years’ experience or Judge of Supreme Court of India.

AILET 2022 Books

Books are very important to crack any examination. Here are a few books which the candidates can refer to –

For B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) –

Books for English

Books NameBuying Link
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis Click Here
High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin Click Here
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay Click Here
Barron’s Pocket Guide to vocabulary Click Here

Books for General Knowledge

Books NameBuying Link
Manorama Year Book by Mammen Mathew Click Here
The Mega Yearbook by Disha Experts Click Here
General Knowledge 2020 by Arihant Publications Click Here
Objective General Knowledge by Sanjiv Kuma Click Here

Books for Reasoning

Books NameBuying Link
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey Click Here
How to Crack Test Of Reasoning- Arihant Click Here
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali Click Here
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal Click Here

Books for Legal Aptitude

Books NameBuying Link
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning for 2022 by A P BhardwajClick Here
Legal Aptitude by R K GuptaClick Here
Legal Aptitude & Reasoning for CLAT & AILET Exams by Disha ExpertsClick Here
CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination by Ankit VermaClick here

For LL.M. Programme and Ph.D. Program –

Books NameBuying Link
The Constitutional Law of India by Justice H.C.P.Tripathi Dr. J.N.Pandey Click Here
Tort Law: The Law of Torts by Ratanlal and DhirajlalClick Here
Constitutional Law of India by JN Pandey and Bare ActClick Here
The Introduction of Constitution: Dr. DD BasuClick here
Dr. VD Mahajan’s JurisprudenceClick Here
Decoding the JurisprudenceClick Here

How to Prepare for AILET 2022

The preparation tips and strategies help the student to prepare well for the examination. Some are given for each section which is as follows-

  • Time Management is very important. So devote the time accordingly, giving the most time with the topic which needs the most help.
  • You should refer some very good books and reference material as it will help you to get a good score.
  • Solve previous year question paper’s and sample paper to have thorough practice to gain efficiency.

For English –

  • Study the basics of grammar like nouns, pronouns, prepositions, adjectives, etc which will help you a lot in limproving your english.
  • Learn new english words everyday to enhance your vocabulary.
  • Read some good books everyday.
  • Make it a habit to ready english newspaper every day.

For General Knowledge –

  • The first thing is start readin newspapers to know every type of current affairs.
  • More questions are asked from current affairs more than static gk.
  • Read good magazines in order to improve your general knowledge.

For Reasoning –

  • Learn some tricks for this sections.
  • Solve puzzles in order to improve your logical section.
  • Try to learn the logical links and identify the patterns.

For LL.M. Programme –

  • You should read the Bare Act and pick one book for every section whichever you are comfortable reading.
  • Keep yourself updated with Legal Development specially case laws.
  • The Subject Jurisprudence is very important as it covers good number of questions.
  • You can refer to LLM reference guides and current legal updates.

For Ph.D. Program –

  • You can refer to any material or even youtube videos where they focus mainly on current legal develpoments in India.
  • Keep yourself updated on current legal affairs.
  • You can refer to the notes of LLB or LLM.

AILET 2022 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy is given below according to last year which is mentioned below –

CategoryPercentage of reservation
Scheduled Caste(SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe(ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes(OBC)22%
Economically Weaker Section(EWS)10%
Persons with disabilities(PwD)5% (Horizontal Seat Reservation)

AILET 2022 Seat Allocation

The Seat allocation is done according to each category which is given below which are as follows –

For B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) –

Name of the CategoriesTotal
for PwD
Seats under
Categories after
excluding PwD
Total 1106104
Kashmiri Migrants1
Residents of Jammu &
Foreign Nationals (5 seats) & OCI/PIO (5
Grand Total123

For LL.M. Programme –

Name of the Categories Total Seats Horizontal
for PwD
Seats under
Categories after
excluding PwD
Kashmiri Migrants1
Foreign Nationals (5 seats) & OCI/PIO
(5 seats)
Grand Total81

For Ph.D. Program

13+2 (13 Seats on AILET merit and 2 Seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit of Research Proposals)

Name of the Categories Total Seats
Foreign Nationals 2
Grand Total15

AILET 2022 Admit Card

The Candidates can download the admit card from the official website. The steps to download it are mentioned below-

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the AILET 2022 Admit Card.
  • Enter your application number and password.
  • The Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • You can save it now and take a printout of it.

Details needed to get admit card are-

  • Registration ID
  • Password

Details mentioned in the admit card

  • Name of the candidate
  • Father’s name
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Examination date
  • Examination time
  • Course applied
  • Application number
  • Category
  • Date of Birth
  • Photo
  • Signature

Things to be carried with admit card are

  • Any valid id proof
  • Blue/Black Ball point pen
  • Transparent water bottle
  • Face mask and Sanitizer

AILET 2022 Answer Key

After the examination, the answer key will be released on the official website. The candidates can refer to the following steps to download the answer key are –

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the official link ‘AILET 2022 Answer Key’.
  • A pdf will be displayed on the screen.
  • You can download it and check your answers with the help of answer key.

AILET 2022 Result

The Candidates can refer to last year information on the steps how to download the result which is given below-

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the official link ‘AILET 2022 Result’.
  • Enter your application number and date of birth.
  • The result will be displayed in the form of pdf.
  • Download and take a printout of it.

The score-card will have the following information in it –

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll no.
  • Date of Birth
  • Father’s Name
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Email-id
  • Score
  • Rank
  • Qualifying status
  • Photograph
  • Signature

AILET 2022 Counselling

The Candidates can register for the counseling process through the following steps –

  • Visit the official website.
  • Login through the roll no. or application no. and Date of Birth.
  • Pay the counselling fees of Rs 50000/-
  • You can check the provisional list.
  • Pay the balance fees amount.

The documents required in the counseling are –

  • Statement of Marks of BA LLB (Hons)/LLB
  • Class 10 marks statement
  • Class 12 marks statement
  • Character Certificate from the school/college last attended
  • Valid Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Any other supporting document to claim seat for the category applied


Candidates can refer to the following table for the comparison between the two premier law entrance exams of India i.e AILET and CLAT.

Conducted byNational Law University, DelhiThe Consortium of National Law Universities
Mode of ExamPaper-pen based test Paper-pen based test
Total Questions150 questions150 questions
Total Marks150 marks150 marks
Duration of the exam1.5 hours2 hours
Type of questionsMulti-choice questions Multi-choice questions
Total Seats110 seats2600 (approx)

Comparison of Exam Pattern of AILET and CLAT

Subjects for AILETNo. of question for AILETSubjects for CLATNo. of questions for CLAT
English35English28-32 questions
Mathematics 10Quantative Techniques13-17 questions
Legal Aptitude35Legal Reasoning35-39 questions
Reasoning35Logical Reasoning28-32 questions
General Awareness35Current Affairs35-39 questions
Total150 QuestionsTotal150 Questions

About The National Law University (NLU) Delhi

NLU Delhi offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Law. It was established in 2008 i.e 13 years ago. It started from temporary buildings. By 2010, it became totally functional. In 2020, NIRF assigned the NLU Delhi as the #2 Law college in India. It is situated in Sector 14, Dwaraka, New Delhi. In 2020, the total batch of BA.LLB has 41 out of 78 students placed with the median salary package of Rs 15 LPA. For BA LLB the tuition fee is Rs 1,86,000 per annum. For LL.M. Programme it is 1,39,000 For Ph.D. Programme it is 1,18,000. The library at NLU Delhi has a separate building with two floors. It has a computer center with 50 high-end desktops with Microsoft operating system. It has digital classrooms. The Auditorium is fully air-conditioned with a seating capacity of over 650 people. It has four seminar halls.

AILET 2022 Fee Structure

NLU Delhi has released the fee structure for all the 3 programs i.e. BA.LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. Candidates must note that this is not the application fee but the fee structure of individual courses at NLU Delhi.

Tuition Fee (p.a.)Rs 85,000
$10000 non-SAARC country
$5000 SAARC country
Rs 1,00,000
$10000 non-SAARC country
$5000 SAARC country
Campus Development Fund Fee (one-time)Rs 5,000Rs 3,000
Admission Fee (one-time)Rs 2,500Rs 1,000
Student Welfare Fund (p.a.)Rs 2,500
SBC Fund (p.a.)Rs 2,500
Exam Fee (p.a.)Rs 3,000Rs 3,000
Reading Material Fee (p.a.)Rs 2,500
Library Fee (p.a.)Rs 2,500Rs 3,000
Internet Fee (p.a.)Rs 5,000Rs 8,000
Electricity Charges (p.a.)Rs 12,000Rs 12,000
Sports and Games Facilities Fee (p.a.)Rs 3,000Rs 3,000
Journals Fee (p.a.)Rs 2,500Rs 2,000
Moot Courts / Seminars / Workshops, etc. fund (p.a.)Rs 5,000
Dissertation Fee (p.a.)Rs 1,000
Hostel Fees (p.a.)Rs 38,000
Library Deposit (one-time)Rs 5,000Rs 3,000

Ph.D. Fee Structure

Registration Fee (one-time)Rs 50,000
$10000 non-SAARC country
$5000 SAARC country
Continuation Fee (from 2nd year onwards)Rs 30,000
$1000 non-SAARC country
$1000 SAARC country
Exam FeeRs 20,000
Security Deposit – Refundable (One-time)Rs 15,000
Library deposit (one-time)Rs 3,000

FAQs about AILET 2022

When will the AILET 2022 Exam be held?

AILET 2022 Exam is going to be held on May 01, 2022, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

Can the Application form of AILET be filled in Offline mode?

No, the application form can be only filled in Online mode.

What is the duration of the exam of AILET 2022?

The duration of the exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Where can I download the admit Card of AILET 2022 and will it be sent by post?

You can download it from the official website and the admit card will not be sent by post.

What is the marking scheme of AILET 2022?

One mark will be awarded for the correct answer and the 0.25 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

What is the size of the signature in the application form of AILET 2022?

The Size of the Signature should be less than 1 MB.

What is the mode of the exam of AILET 2022?

The mode of the exam of AILET 2022 is offline i.e paper and pen-based tests.

What documents should I download after successful submission of online application fees?

You can download –
1. Completed application form
2. Acknowledgement slip

Who conducts the AILET 2022 Exam?

The National Law University, Delhi conducts the AILET 2022 Exam.

What is the age limit of AILET 2022?

There is no maximum or minimum age limit for applying for AILET 2022.

Can I change my registered email id?

No, it cannot be changed

Can I get the test center of my preference?

Yes, you can choose three preferred choices of the test centers.

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