AILET PG 2024: Exam Dates Out, Check Eligibility, Syllabus

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AILET PG counselling process for the year 2023 has been concluded by the officials of the National Law University and the classes will begin soon. AILET PG 2024 registration process will start on 7th August 2023 and the exam will commence on 10th December 2023. AILET PG stands for All India Law Entrance Test for admission into postgraduate law courses. AILET PG is conducted by National Law University (NLU), Delhi. It is a national-level examination conducted for admission to various law programmes available at the National Law University (NLU).

NLU’s AILET for LLM is one of the most competitive law entrance exams. In this article, the students will get to know all the information about AILET PG for admission into LLM courses. The candidates will get to know about the syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, fee structure, admission procedure, exam dates and exam preparation tips.

Exam NameNational Law University All India Law Entrance Test
Common Name of the ExamNLU AILET PG
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration1 hour 30 minutes
Exam Date10th December 2023
Seats in LLM70
Direct admission based on MeritLLM – 10
Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO- 5 Seats
Official Website
Helpdesk email[email protected] 
Helpdesk number011-40787555 

AILET PG Admission Process

The AILET PG 2024 registration will start on 7th August 2023. Candidates who are interested in pursuing their higher education in the field of law at the National Law University are required to appear for the AILET PG entrance exam. Below we have discussed the AILET PG admission process.

  1. Online Registration

For AILET PG, candidates need to register online on the official website of NLU, Delhi. Candidates then need to log in using the credentials received on the registered email ID and complete the application form, upload the documents and pay the application fee.

  1. AILET PG Admit Card

NLU Delhi issues the admit card to the candidates who have successfully submitted their application forms within the due date. The candidates have to carry the admit card on the day of the examination. If a student forgets to carry the admit card to the exam centre on the exam day, he/she will not be allowed to take the exam.

  1. AILET PG Exam

The candidates have to appear for the AILET PG exam at the allotted centre mentioned in the admit card. As per the rules, candidates must report to the exam centre 45 minutes prior to the examination.

  1. AILET PG Result Declaration

NLU Delhi usually announces AILET PG results within a month after conducting the examination. The scorecards of candidates qualifying for the examination include details like their All India Ranks (AIRs), sectional scores as well as overall scores. 

  1. Counselling

The National Law University conducts AILET PG Counselling based on the rank list released at the time of the result. In the counselling session, qualifying candidates are allotted seats in their selected law courses based on merit. Candidates will then have to pay the admission fees by visiting the allotted campus within the stipulated time.

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AILET PG Entrance Exam Dates 2024

The AILET PG entrance exam will be conducted on 10th December 2023. The results of the exam will be declared soon after the exam. Students will then be required to get admitted to the allotted universities by paying the admission fees within the stipulated time. All the details related to the AILET PG exam 2024 are given below:

Notification Date1st July 2023
Commencement of the Registration Process 7th August 2023
Last Date to ApplySeptember last week 2023 (Tentative)
Admit Card DateNovember last week 2023 (Tentative)
AILET PG 10th Dec 2023
ResultJanuary 2024 (Tentative)
Counselling RegistrationJanuary 2024 (Tentative)
Merit List (First Round)January 2024 (Tentative)
NLU Admission Fee Deposit Date (First Round)February 2024 (Tentative)
Merit List (Second Round)February 2024 (Tentative)
Admission Fee Deposit Date (Round Two)February 2024 (Tentative)

AILET PG Syllabus 2023-24

The AILET PG 2023 exam for admission to LLM programs has already been conducted. However, a list of syllabi for the year 2024 is provided below to aid students’ preparations. The important topics for AILET PG 2024 exam for LLM admissions are given below:

AILET PG Exam Pattern 2024 

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admissions to LLM 2024 exam question paper contains two sections, i.e. Section A and B. Section A contains objective-type questions while Section B contains subjective-type questions. The weightage of Section A is 100 marks while that for Section B is 50 marks. The maximum marks for the exam are 150.

Section A

This will have 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). In section A, there will be two parts – part one will consist of 50 questions from the English Language and part two will have 50 questions from Legal Reasoning. Each question carries 1 mark and the maximum marks for Section A are 100.

Section B

In Section B, there will be 8 to 10 descriptive questions from which the candidates have to answer only 2 questions for 25 marks each.

SectionAILET LLMTotal QuestionsMarks Per
Total Marks
Section APart 1: English Language
Part 2: Legal Reasoning
Section BSubjects of Law10 (only 2 to be attempted)2550

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AILET PG (LLM) Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for AILET PG are determined by the National Law University, Delhi. The university releases an exam brochure each year to provide complete details of the syllabus, weightage, exam pattern and eligibility criteria. Check some of the important eligibility criteria below:

  • Candidates need to be LLB graduates from a university recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
  • The candidates must have scored a minimum mark of 55% in the qualifying degree exam.
  • Reserved category candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category are eligible for a 5% relaxation in minimum marks. 
  • Candidates who are appearing in the final year L.L.B examination can also apply.
  • The minimum age should not be more than 22 years to apply for the AILET PG 2023.

AILET PG Reservation Criteria 2024

Like any other exam, the NLU provides some relaxation for the reserved categories for admissions through the AILET LLM exam. Check the reservation criteria for each category defined under the AILET LLM exam below.

Schedule Castes (SCs) & Schedule Tribes (STs)

To leverage the reservation provided under these two categories, the candidates will first have to submit the supporting documents issued by a competent authority at the time of admission. As per the reservation criteria, 15% of the total seats are reserved for the SC category and 7.5% of the total seats are reserved for the ST category.

If after the completion of the admission process, any seat reserved for the SC category remains vacant then, the same can be converted to the ST category and vice-versa. The seats, reserved for SCs and STs cannot be converted into any other reserved categories. However, if a sufficient number of seats reserved for the SC and ST categories remain vacant after the completion of the admission process, the same gets converted into the General category and offered to students of the General category in the order of merit.

Other Backward Class – Non-creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) Reservation

As many as 22% of the total seats are reserved for the OBC-NCL category for admission at the NLUs. To obtain a seat under the OBC-NCL category, candidates must obtain a certificate from a recognised competent authority and must have been listed under the Central or Delhi State list of the OBCs. However, candidates must note their OBC category certificate must be issued by the competent authority on or after April 1, 2022.

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

A total of 10% of seats are reserved for candidates falling under this category. To avail of a seat under this category, the candidates must present proof of income and an asset certificate issued by a recognised competent authority. Candidates must note that only the EWS certificates generated on or after April 1, 2022, will be accepted at the time of admission.

Person With Disabilities (PWD)

As per the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act of 2016”, the candidates belonging to the PWD category have been secured with a horizontal reservation of 5% seats at the concerned institution. Candidates under this category must provide a PWD certificate issued by the competent authority.

Kashmiri Migrants (KM)

One supernumerary seat is reserved for the Kashmiri Migrants at this institute. Kashmiri Migrants list the Kashmiri Pandits or the non-migrant Kashmiri Hindu families living in the Kashmir valley. To avail of the seat under this category, the candidates must present the supporting documents issued by the competent authority at the time of provisional admission.

Recognised Competent Authorities for Issuing the Reservation Certificates

The National Law University has defined a number of recognised competent authorities that can be referred by the students for obtaining a specific category’s reservation certificate. These competent authorities are listed here below:

  1. District Magistrate (DM), Additional DM, Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Collector, Deputy Collector, City Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, First-class Stipendiary Magistrate, Extra Assistant Commissioner, Executive Magistrate and Taluk Magistrate.
  2. A revenue officer, but not below the rank of a “Tehsildaar”.
  3. Presidency Magistrate, Chief Presidency Magistrate, and Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate.
  4. A Development Officer, Administrator or the Secretary to the Administrator.

AILET PG Application Process 2023-24 

National Law University (NLU), Delhi released AILET PG 2023 application form will be available online after 7th August 2023. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility for the exam before filling out the AILET LLM 2023-24 application form. The steps required to fill AILET LLM application form are as follows:

  • The candidates have to register online by filling in the details like email id, mobile number, and date of birth.
  • The students have to select and confirm a new password for the new candidate account.
  • Then, the candidates have to select the program of study from the drop-down menu and lock the application.
  • The candidates then have to fill in the other details like personal and academic details.
  • Then the candidates have to upload the photograph and signature.
  • At last, the candidates have to make the payment for the form and then the form will be submitted.

Application Fees

The amount of application fee to be paid by the candidates of different categories was different. The General (unreserved) category candidates had to pay INR 3500 as the application fee. While candidates from all the other reserved categories had to pay only INR 1500 as the application fee. A table describing the same information is given below.

ST/SCOnlineRs 1500/-
OBC/ GeneralPwDOnlineRs 1500/-
OBC/ GeneralOnlineRs 3500/-

How to Prepare for AILET LLM

Many times it happens that students get exhausted while preparing for the exam. This results in the draining of energy and low effectiveness in terms of grasping the syllabus. So, here some time-tested preparation tips have been provided so that students can prepare for AILET LLM 2023 exam effectively.

  1. AILET LLM Previous Years’ Question Paper

Candidates who are willing to enhance their preparation level before appearing for AILET LLM 2023-24 can practice previous years’ question papers available at NLU, Delhi Campus.

  1. AILET LLM Preparation Tips

AILET is one of the best law entrance exams for law students. Therefore, students should prepare for AILET LLM 2023-24 in a very nice manner. The steps below will help the students to prepare for the AILET LLM exams. The preparation tips are as follows:

  • Make a study timetable and organize your daily routine.
  • Read the syllabus and exam pattern carefully and prepare a subject-wise study plan
  • Read a newspaper daily.
  • Make notes while you are studying and revise theregularlyis.
  • Try to complete your syllabus 2 months before the entrance exam.
  • Solve sample papers and AILET mock tests to give extra time to the AILET preparation.

Documents Required for AILET LLM Exam

It is important for students to come all prepared to the exam centre on the day of the examination. Candidates must not forget to take along their admit cards. It is advised to the candidates that they must not bring any personal belongings to the exam centre. If caught having any unfair means of attempting questions in the exam hall, then, that candidate’s candidature will be cancelled for that and upcoming exams. The documents required for the AILET PG entrance exam are as follows:

  • AILET PG Admit Card
  • Valid Photo Identity Proof

Documents Required for AILET PG Counselling

After the exam, the National Law University will conduct Counselling for selected candidates. This will allot them seats in the desired courses of the selected campuses. The candidates will have to pay the admission fee within the stipulated time and date at the allotted campus. The documents required for the  AILET PG counselling are as follows:

  • Self-attested copies of marks sheets of 10th and 12th board exams.
  • AILET PG Scorecard or offer letter being issued by the NLU Delhi.
  • Self-attested copies of the character certificate issued by the last school attended.
  • Self-attested copy of qualifying degree certificate (LLB).
  • Self-attested copy of transfer certificate.
  • Demand draft of Rs. 50,000/- drawn in favour of ‘The Registrar, National Law University, Delhi’, payable at New Delhi.

AILET LLM Result 2023-24

The AILET PG 2023-24 results will be declared online after the commencement of the exam. The results included the scores and rank of the candidates. The result also included the shortlisted and not-shortlisted status of the candidates. candidates who will appear for the AILET PG entrance exam on 10th December 2023 can visit the official website of the National Law University at and check their results.

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AILET PG cut-off has been formed to shortlist candidates for admission into law programs. The cut-off for the AILET PG is mentioned in the table below:

General66-75 marks
SC45-50 marks
ST45-50 marks
PWD45-50 marks
Kashmiri Migrants/Foreign Nationals35-45 marks 

The above article has covered the details of the All India Law Entrance Test for LLM (AILET PG). From this article, the candidates got to know the details like the syllabus, exam pattern, how to apply for the exam, eligibility criteria, age limit and the application fee structure and the result of AILET PG. The article helped the candidates to know every detail about the exam and the result. 


Is there any negative marking for AILET LLM 2023?

There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks on every wrong answer.

What is the duration of the AILET LLM exam?

The duration of the exam is 1 hour 30 minutes.

How many seats are there in AILET LLM?

There are a total of 70 seats in the AILET LLM.

Is AILET Exam better than CLAT?

Even though both AILET and CLAT help in getting admission to the National Law Universities of India, the CLAT exam is a better option for students. This is because, by means of AILET, a candidate can get admission only to National Law University, Delhi. While, with CLAT, candidates can get admission to any of the total 22 National Law Universities in India. C

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