AILET PG Syllabus

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AILET PG Syllabus

All India Law Entrance Test Post Graduation (AILET PG) is conducted by National Law University (NLU) Delhi to admit students to the LLM program, one year course, of the university. Applicants of this entrance examination need to prepare themselves for English Language, Logical Reasoning, and Law Subjects. AILET PG Law syllabus includes numerous topics from undergraduate Law programmes. 

ExamAll India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
Conducting BodyNational Law University (NLU) Delhi
Applicable CourseLLM
Application FeeFor General/Kashmiri Migrants/EWS/OBC- INR 3,500
For PwDs and SC/ST- INR 1,500
Exempted for BPL candidates of the SC/ST category only

AILET PG Syllabus

Applicants of AILET PG need to prepare for English Language, Logical Reasoning, and undergraduate Law Subjects to clear this LLM entrance test. The NLU Delhi decides the topics under AILET PG Syllabus and the question paper of this test. 

AILET PG Law Topics

SubjectsSome Important Topics
JurisprudencePhilosophy/Theory of Law
Criminal LawBail and Bonds, Plea Bargains, CrPC, Aggravating and Mitigating Factors, and Restitution for Victims. 
Family LawAdoption, Child Abuse, Divorce, Parental Rights, Child Neglect, Domestic Violence, Financial Separation Between Couples, and Children’s Rights.
Property LawInvoluntary Securities: Ownership, Lien, and Restrictions; Enforcement of Standard Securities. 
Law of TortsNegligence, Trespass, Nuisance, and Defamation.
International LawLaw of the Sea, Human Rights, State Jurisdiction, International Law of Environment, Law of Treaties, International Humanitarian Law, and International Criminal Law.
Intellectual Property LawIntellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Law of ContractsLaws about Contracts in India and Acts Regulating the Indian Contract Act.
Constitutional LawThe Constitution of India and Structure of Executive, Judiciary, and Legislative Branches of the Country.
Administrative LawLaw Governing Government Administrative Agencies.
Environmental LawEnvironmental Legal Principles, Management of Natural Resources- Fisheries, Forests, and Minerals.
Company LawCorporate Law/Enterprise Law/Business Law
Taxation LawEmployment Taxation, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Corporate Taxation, and Accounting Law.

AILET PG Exam Pattern

AILET PG or LLM Admission Test of NLU Delhi is a 90 minutes exam, which contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and 10 Descriptive Questions. Candidates are required to answer all MCQs and 2 Descriptive Questions. MCQs of Section A carry one mark for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Descriptive Questions of Section B carry 25 marks each. 

SectionsSubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Section AEnglish Language
Logical Reasoning
Section BSubjects of Law10 (Only 2 needs to be attempted)50

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Students need to study numerous books to prepare for AILET PG, in addition to their accumulated knowledge of undergraduate law programmes. Candidates need to cover all topics and practice questions from below mentioned books to ace this LLM entrance exam

AILET Books for English Language

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningS ChandRS Aggarwal
Objective General English ArihantSP Bakshi
Word Power Made EasyPenguinNorman Lewis
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationTata Mc Graw Hill
Quick Learning Objective General EnglishS ChandRS Aggarwal

AILET Books for Logical Reasoning

Logical ReasoningTaxmann’sRK Gupta and Samiksha Gupta
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningS ChandRS Aggarwal
Analytical ReasoningBPB PublicationsMK Pandey
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningS ChandRS Aggarwal
Logical Reasoning for CLAT, SLAT, and Other Law ExaminationUniversalJain Prateek

AILET Books for Law Subjects

Tort Law: The Law of TortsLexis NexisRatanlal and Dhirajlal
Jurisprudence and Legal TheoryEBC PublishingVD Mahajan
Constitutional Law of India Central Law AgencyJN Pandey
Constitution of India Lexis NexisDD Basu
Guide to LLM Entrance ExaminationUniversalGaurav Mehta

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AILET PG Eligibility

Citizens of different nationalities can be admitted to the LLM program of NLU Delhi. Indians, Foreign Nationals, and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)/Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) can apply on the admission portal of the university to enter the LLM course, however, Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET PG. OCI/PIO candidates can apply under the Foreign Nationals category or the Indian National category. If they choose the latter, they are required to appear for AILET PG. 

The eligibility criteria for AILET PG are as follows:

  • Students must have passed LLB or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 50% (for General/OBC/EWS/Kashmiri Migrants) and 45% for SC/ST and PwDs. The degree should be from a recognized university.
  • Candidates appearing for the final exam of LLB or an equivalent degree program can also appear for AILET PG. Students with a compartment in their undergraduate law courses are not eligible for admission to NLU LLM one-year program. 


Which Law subjects are important for AILET PG exam?

Important Law Subjects for AILET PG are Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Company Law, Family Law, Property Law, Law of Torts, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, and Administrative Law.

What is the syllabus of AILET PG?

The AILET PG syllabus includes Logical Reasoning, English Language, and Law Subjects, including Law of Torts, Property Law, Constitutional Law, Company Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Jurisprudence

What are the important books for AILET PG?

Important AILET PG books include Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu, Constitutional Law of India by JN Pandey, Jurisprudence by VD Mahajan, Universal’s Guide to LLM Entrance Examination by Gaurav Mehta, and Tort Law: The Law of Torts by Ratanlal and Dhirajlal

What is the time duration for AILET PG?

AILET PG is held for 90 minutes. Students are required to complete 100 MCQs and 2 Descriptive Questions in this time period. 

AILET PG is conducted to admit students to the LLM course at NLU Delhi. LLM is a one-year program. Students who have scored a minimum of 50% marks in LLB or an equivalent degree program from a recognized university can appear for the examination. Questions of this entrance test are based on three subjects of the AILET PG syllabus-  English Language, Logical Reasoning, and Law Subjects. 

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