Admission to B.A, LL.B (Hons.), LL.M, Ph.D at National Law University (NLU) through AILET 2013

The National Law University (NLU), New Delhi is conducting the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET 2013) on 28 April 2013 for admission to its B.A, LL.B (Hons.), LL.M and Ph.D Programmes for the academic year 2013-14.

About NLU

The National Law University (NLU), Delhi was established in 2008 and is already one of the premier law universities of India.

Important Dates for AILET 2013

Last date for receipt of application form

5 April 2013

Exam date for AILET 2013

28 April 2013

Programs & Eligibility Criteria

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (5 year course)
Eligibility: Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 50% of marks. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2013 can also apply.
Age: Below 21 years as on 1 July, 2013 (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates).
Total Seats: 80 [70 seats on merit through All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and 10 seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit]. Foreign Nationals to be eligible should have 65% marks in the qualifying examination.
Reservation: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for Persons with Disabilities.
Note: One additional seat for Kashmiri Migrants. The candidates have to appear in the AILET and fulfill the eligibility criteria as applicable
LL.M. (2 year)
Eligibility: LL.B. or an Equivalent Degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability). The candidates appearing in final LL.B. examination in April/May, 2013 can also apply.
Total Seats: 20 + 5 seats for Foreign Nationals. Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET.
Reservation: 15% for SC Candidates, 7.5% for ST Candidates, 3% for Persons with Disabilities.
Eligibility: LL.M. Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability).
Total Seats: The Number of seats for Ph.D. will depend on the availability of suitable candidates but it will not exceed 10 students in an academic year.
The candidates who have qualified for UGC NET / JRF, SLET, and M. Phil. are exempted from taking the admission test. All qualified candidates shall make a presentation before the Doctoral Committee on the proposed topic of research on a date notified by the University.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply both online and offline.

The completed offline application should reach the following address on or before 5 April 2013 in person or by post:
DELHI, Sector - 14, Dwarka,
New Delhi – 110078

For online applicants, there is no need to send a hard copy of the form and relevant documents by post. These are required only at the time of counselling.


Offline application: Interested candidates may apply along with a Demand Draft of Rs.2500 for General Candidates, Rs.1000 in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PD) drawn in favour of "REGISTRAR, NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI", payable at Delhi along with copies of requisite Caste/PD Certificate.

Below Poverty Line (BPL) applicants of SC/ST category are exempted from application fee.

Online application: If you are make your payment through online mode in that case you have to pay Rs. 2625 and if you choose through cash deposit in Axis Bank , HDFC Bank , Post Office or Making Draft in that case you have to pay Rs. 2600 (General category) and Rs. 1100 (SC/ST/PWD).

AILET 2013 Exam Pattern

The AILET exam pattern varies for its B.A, LL.B (Hons.), LL.M and Ph.D Programmes.

Exam Pattern of AILET for admission to B.A, LL.B (Hons.) programme:

Total Marks


Total number of questions


Duration of the Examination

 1 hour 30 minutes (3.00 pm to 4.30 pm on 28 April 2013)

Subject areas and marks distribution:


 35 Marks

General Knowledge

 35 Marks

(Current Affairs, General Science, 
  History, Geography, Economics, Civics)

 35 Marks

Legal Aptitude

 35 Marks


 35 Marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

 10 Marks

AILET Previous Question Papers Booklet can be collected by depositing cash of Rs.500/- (2008-2011) from the office of the National Law University, Delhi or by sending a DD of Rs.550/- in favour of "Registrar, National Law University, Delhi" payable at Delhi.

Exam Pattern of AILET for admission to LL.M programme:

Total Marks


Duration of examination

90 Minutes

Subject areas

Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory

Total Number of questions

Objective Type

100 questions of one mark each


One Essay of 50 marks on the topic of law from above subjects.

Exam Pattern of AILET for admission to Ph.D programme:

The written test will consist of two papers:
i.    Paper I – Research Methodology
100 marks, Objective type 100 questions of Multiple Choice, Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

ii.    Paper II – Research Proposal Specific Paper
The paper-II shall not be a written paper. The candidate has to submit research proposal not exceeding 15 pages on the topic in which the candidate want to pursue Ph.D.
The Research Proposal shall contain
a) Title
b) Statement of problem & background information on the subject
c) A set of research questions along with hypothesis & Methodology; and
d) Research design

iii.    The candidate must submit the Research Proposal (three copies) some time  by  May 2013 failing which the candidate will not be interviewed.

Each paper (I & II) shall carry maximum of 100 marks and the candidate securing no less than 50% marks in each paper will qualify for making an oral presentation before the Doctoral Committee.

iv.    The candidate successful in written test shall be required to make an oral presentation before the Doctoral Committee on the dates notified by the University.

Test Centres

AILET 2013 will be conducted in 16 cities:

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bangalore
  3. Bhopal
  4. Chandigarh
  5. Chennai
  6. Cochin
  7. Delhi
  8. Guwahati
  9.  Hyderabad
  10. Jaipur
  11. Jammu
  12. Kolkata
  13. Lucknow
  14. Mumbai
  15. Noida
  16. Patna


National Law University (NLU) Delhi
Sector 14, Dwarka,
New Delhi- 110078
Phone: 011-28034993, 28034257

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