NLU Delhi AILET 2018 Entrance Exam

The National Law University Delhi has conduct the All India Law Entrance Test ( AILET ) – 2018 for admission to BA LLB ( Hons. ), LLM and PhD Programs for the academic year 2018.

NLU Delhi AILET 2018 Eligibility

B.A. LL.B. ( Hons. ) – Five-Year Programme Eligibility

Senior Secondary School Examination ( 10+2 System ) or Equivalent Examination with 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March / April, 2018 can also apply.

Age : Below 20 years as on 1st July, 2018 ( 22 years in case of SC / ST candidates ). Below 20 years as on 1st July, 2018 ( 22 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 are exempted from AILET.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. Two supernumerary seats for students from Jammu & Kashmir subject to approval of Governing Council. The candidates have to appear in the AILET and fulfill the eligibility criteria as applicable.

LL.M. ( One year ) Eligibility

LL.B. or an Equivalent Law Degree with 55 %  marks ( 50% in case of SC / ST/ Persons with Disability ). The candidates appearing in final LL.B. examination in April / May, 2018 can also apply.

Total Seats: 35 + 5 seats for Foreign Nationals. Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET ( No. of seats may vary ).

Reservation: 15% for SC Candidates, 7.5% for ST Candidates, 3% for Persons with Disabilities.

Ph.D. Eligibility

LL.M. Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent(50% in case of SC / ST / Persons with Disability ). For detailed eligibility conditions visit University website

NLU Delhi AILET 2018 Exam Pattern

AILET BA LLB ( Hons ) Exam Pattern

Total Marks150 Marks
Total number of questions150 Marks
Duration of the Examination1 hour 30 minutes

Subject areas and marks distribution

Subject areas and marks distribution English35 Marks
General Knowledge35 Marks
(Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) Legal Aptitude35 Marks
(Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics) Legal Aptitude35 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)10 Marks

AILET LLM Exam Pattern

Total Marks150
Duration of the examination90 Minutes
Subject areasLaw of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory
Total Number of questions100 ( objective type ) and 1 ( Essay )
Objective Type100 questions of one mark each
EssayOne Essay of 50 marks on a topic of law from the above subjects.

AILET Ph.D Exam pattern

There shall be a written test which will consist of two papers:

Paper I – Research Methodology

100 marks, Objective type 100 questions of Multiple Choice, Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper II – Research Proposal Specific Paper

This shall not be a written paper. The candidate has to submit a research proposal not exceeding 15 pages on the topic in which the candidate wants to pursue a Ph.D.

The Research Proposal shall contain

  • Title
  • Statement of problem & background information on the subject
  • Research questions,Hypothesis & Methodology; and
  • Research design

The candidates must submit the Research Proposal (three copies) after declaration of AILET-2014 result failing which the candidates will not be interviewed.

Each paper shall carry a maximum of 100 marks. The candidates successful in the written test shall be required to make an oral presentation before the Doctoral Committee on the dates notified by the University.

Categories of Enrollment

Full-time Enrollment

  • Enrollment for the Ph.D. Degree shall ordinarily be full-time. The candidate shall put in a minimum of two-years residence of which at least 18 months shall be in the university. There shall thus be provision for the candidate to earn credits for research work done outside the university.
  • Three years shall be the maximum period in which a full time candidate should complete the work and submit it for evaluation.

Part-time Enrollment

There is a provision for part-time enrolment for the Ph.D. Degree.

  • A part-time candidate shall put in a minimum of three years of part-time study in the University including time spent for research at any other place with the permission of the supervisor. The part-time candidate shall put in residence in the University for at least a total period of 6 months spread over the three year period.
  • Five years shall be the maximum period in which the part-time candidate shall complete the research work and submit it for evaluation.
  • Conversion either from part-time to full-time or from full-time to part-time is to be permitted only with the approval of the Doctoral Committee.
  • In cases of both part-time and full-time enrollment the supervisor of the candidate shall ensure monitoring of the research work done by the scholars outside the university campus by insisting on production of adequate proof of work done.

Expiry / Lapse of Enrollment

Enrollment for the Ph. D. shall be deemed to have lapsed after three years from the date of enrollment in the case of full-time scholars and five years in the case of part-time scholars. In such cases, however, the Doctoral Committee, on the application by the concerned scholar along with the report of supervisor, may give extension of time for a period of six months at a time but for a maximum period of not more than one year.

Course Work 

The scholars should undertake course work for a minimum period of one semester and take three courses. The details of the three courses are as follows:

  • Course on Legal Education and Research, Course focusing on the research area of Ph. D scholar,and Practical Teaching Course
  • The scholars possessing M. Phil. / Ph.D. Degree may be exempted from taking the Research Methodology paper in the course work provided they have completed such a course earlier.
  • The Ph. D scholar shall secure at least 50% marks in each paper.
  • The course work shall be completed within six months from the date of registration.
  • Ph.D. Scholar failing to secure 50% of marks in the courses mentioned above may be provided an opportunity to re-appear one or more times within three months of the publication of results.
  • The Ph. D scholar shall be allowed to continue further research work only after completing the course work as mentioned above.

Eligibility of Teachers for Guiding Research Students

  • Professor, Visiting Professor with total ten years of teaching experience will be eligible to guide five students for Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor with total eight years of teaching experience with Ph.D. will be eligible to guide four students for Ph.D.
  • 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.

NLU Delhi 2018 Application Form

Interested candidates should apply only online on payment of Rupee 3000/- ( Rupees Three Thousand Only ) for General Candidates, Rupee 1000/- ( Rupees One thousand only ) in case of SC / ST and Persons with Disability ( PD ) excluding service charges along with copy of requisite Caste / Person with Disability Certificate. Below Poverty Line ( BPL ) applicants of SC / ST category are exempted from application fee. For further details relating to Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern of Entrance Test etc. visit University website

NLU Delhi 2018 Admit Card

The students should apply only online for admission through, up to April, 2018. The admit cards will be available online w.e.f. April, 2018 on the above websites.

NLU Delhi AILET 2018 Exam Centres

Admission to B.A. LL.B. ( Hons  ), LL.M. and Ph.D. Programmes will be through AILET to be conducted at Ahmedabad (Gandhinagar), Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur, and Varanasi.

NLU Delhi AILET 2018 Important Dates

1Issues of notification1st week of January, 2018
2Starting date for availability of application forms1st week of January, 2018
3Last date for submission of application formsApril, 2018
4Availability of Admit CardApril, 2018
5Date of AILET 20186th May, 2018 ( Sunday )
6Timing for AILET - 2018From 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
7Declaration of AILET 2018 Result ( BA.LL.B ( Hons. ))May, 2018
8Date for issue of letters for admission  ( 1st List )May, 2018
9Last date for deposing fee ( 1st List )June,  2018
10Date for spot counseling for vacant seatsJune, 2018
11Last date for depositing fee for the candidates selected in spot counselingJuly, 2018
12Close of admissionJuly, 2018
13Interview of selected candidatesJuly, 2018
14Orientation programmeJuly, 2018
15Start of session / classesAugust, 2018
LL.M ( One Year Program )
16Declaration of LLM AILET 2018 ResultJuly, 2018
Ph.D. Program
17Declaration of Ph.D. AILET 2018 ResultJuly, 2018


14 thoughts on “National Law University – NLU Delhi Entrance Exam 2018

  1. sir /mam i m having bcom (H) exam of ip on 1st may nd its tymng are 2 :00to 4:30 nd i hve to give nlu paper alsoo plzz give the sol.. nd help tou slve this problem hw cn i gve bth papers

  2. Phd in law time period and total project fees for open catagory send the information on my mail

  3. hello, i hv not got my admit card of 2015 till now but duplicate copy of admit card has been downloaded ,please provide me the information about my admit card as soon as possible

  4. kindly share the date of application form for AILET 2015.
    With regards.
    Shriya Shrivastava.

  5. sir, may i know is there any reservation of seats for candidates belonging to other backward classes category in post graduate prog.LL.M.
    and kindly pls know me about fee stucture.

  6. Hello, I haven’t got my admit card till now of NLU Delhi 2014 and also not able to find tab of dublicate admit card 2014 on website of nlud. Please send me the link of admit card tab on website. Please reply as soon as possible.

  7. I am yet to get my roll no for entrance exam to be held on 01-05-2012. Kindly confirm by which date I shall get my roll no. I submitted my form by hand at NLU, Dwarka, New Delhi. The fee of Rs 2500 was paid vide DD no. 792208 dated 18-3-2012 drawn on Corporation Bank , New Delhi.

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