The All India Law Entrance Test is the only way to get into one of the most prestigious legal institutes in the country, i.e. National Law University, Delhi. It is also one of the toughest law entrance exams in the country. Around 18000 students compete for just a 110 seats. Clearing AILET requires a dedicated preparation plan along with a meticulous execution of said plan.
AILET tests students in 5 major areas: English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. The most important step for appearing in AILET is to identify you strengths and weaknesses. This helps one to draft the most suitable strategy. Candidates should start their exam preparation as early as possible. Being an early bird will benefit you in many ways. You can complete your syllabus well before the exam. Also, if you start early, you can get enough time for solving mock tests or revising the important topics which are crucial for clearing the exam.An experienced guide, coaching institute or mentor will go a long way in giving an edge to your preparation. A mentor will help you in analysing your weak and strong areas, which will help you in deciding your approach to each section of the exam.
This section will majorly test your proficiency in comprehension and grammar. Students should focus upon building a useful vocabulary, which cannot be done overnight. Hence, it is advisable to get into the habit of regular reading of newspapers and any magazinewhich covers contemporary events well. It will also help with the General Knowledge section.A grammar book of school level along with regular reading of newspapers will be of great help in preparing for this section. Students should learn the art of breaking sentences, which makes it easy to grasp the meaning of the sentence. Brush up on the basics of grammar to tackle sentence correction and error detection based questions.
General Knowledge And Current Affairs-
This section contains 35 questions. Students who are habitual of reading a newspaper daily and are aware of what is going on around the globe will have an edge in this section. Candidates may divide this section in two parts - static GK and current affairs. While static GK can be tackled by reading books and preparation materials, current affairs require regular reading of newspapers.
There will only be 10 questions in this section of the exam. This section will test your knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e. 10th level mathematics. Students often commit the mistake of ignoring this section completely. The questions will be of a very basic level, so candidates may prepare for it in a short period. However, math is all about practice. So, candidates should solve the mock tests and many practice questions to ace this section.
A total of 35 questions are asked in this section. They are designed in a way to test one’s ability to understand logical links and identify patterns. The majority of questions in this section are asked from topics like Critical and Verbal Reasoning, Analogies, Number Series and Fact inference judgement.Most of these questions can be easily solved by following specific short cut methods or trick methods. Therefore, solve previous year papers and practice questions to get a hold of the subject.
This section can play a defining role in determining an aspirant’s overall rank, since it also happens to be the tie-breaker in the final result.A total of 35 questions comprise this section. The study of legal aptitude for AILET should be well supported by the study of current legal issues of national and international significance. In previous years, it has been observed that the questions in legal aptitude were asked from contemporary issues.AILET Toppers suggest that candidates should not spend more than 21 minutes to complete this section carrying 35 questions. However, this is not set in stone.
According to the exam pattern and recent trends of the exam, most of the questions in this section are Principle-fact based. Candidates must answer these questions on the basis of given legal principles and facts and should not just make assumptions. An experienced AILET mentor can go a long way in helping a student in getting a high score in this section.