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NLU Delhi AILET 2021 Entrance Exam

The National Law University Delhi has conduct the All India Law Entrance Test ( AILET ) – 2021 for admission to BA LLB ( Hons. ), LLM and PhD Programs for the academic year 2021.

NLU Delhi AILET 2021 Eligibility

B.A. LL.B. ( Hons. ) – Five Year Program

Eligibility: Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 45% marks (40% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities). The candidates appearing for the 12th standard annual examination in 2021 are eligible to apply.

Total Seats: 110+10 (110 seats on AILET merit; 5 seats each for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO for direct admission on merit). Foreign Nationals/OCI/PIO are exempted from AILET, but should have 65% marks in the qualifying examination.

Additional Supernumerary Seats: One seat for Kashmiri Migrants and Two seats for Residents of Jammu & Kashmir

LL.M. ( One year Program )

Eligibility: LL.B. or an equivalent law degree with 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities). The candidates appearing for final year LL.B. annual examination in 2021 are eligible to apply.

Total Seats: 70+10 (70 Seats on AILET merit; 5 seats each for Foreign Nationals and OCI/PIO for direct admission on merit). Foreign Nationals/OCI/PIO are exempted from AILET.

Note: One additional supernumerary seat for Kashmiri Migrants.

PhD Program

Eligibility: LL.M. or an equivalent law degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disabilities).

Total Seats: 13+2 (13 Seats on AILET merit and 2 Seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit of Research Proposals). Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET.

NLU Delhi AILET 2021 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 PhD 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-2021 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 2021 Application Form

The Application form will be available from the official website of www.nludelhi.ac.in.

Interested candidates should apply online on payment of application fee of Rs.3,050/-(Rupees Three Thousand Fifty Only). Application fee in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) is Rs.1,050/-(Rupees One thousand Fifty Only).

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

NLU Delhi 2021 Admit Card

The students should apply only online for admission through http://nludelhi.admissionhelp.com, http://www.nludelhi.ac.in up to April, 2021. The admit cards will be available online w.e.f. April, 2021 on the above websites.

NLU Delhi AILET 2021 Exam Centres

Admission to B.A. LL.B. ( Hons  ), LL.M. and Ph.D. Programs will be through AILET to be conducted at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Silchar, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam

NLU Delhi AILET 2021 Important Dates

Last date for submission of online application forms for AILET-2021 : June 25, 2021

AILET- 2021 scheduled stands postponed. The revised date will be notified in the due course.

NLU AILET Law

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.