AILET 2016 - Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

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The NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI established in 2008 is premier Law University established in the capital city of India. The University invites applications for admission to B.A.LL.B.(Hons.), LL.M. and Ph.D. Programmes for the academic year 2016-17 commencing from August, 2016. Admission to these programmes are based on the merit in All India Law Entrance Test AILET 2016. Eligibility, Application Process, Test centres, Important Dates and other details of AILET 2016 are as under:

Important Dates

Last date for submission of application: 07th April, 2016
Admit cards will be available online from: 14th April, 2015
Date of Entrance Test AILET: 01th May, 2016


B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
To be eligible for admission in the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme, the candidate should:
  • Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination in March/April, 2015 can also apply.
  • Have been selected at the All India Entrance Test held by NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI.
  • Below 21 years as on 1 July, 2016 (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates).
  • Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also appear for the test on condition that they produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the prescribed marks at the time of interview.

LL.M. (One year)
To be eligible for admission to the LL. M. Programme, a candidate should have passed the LL.B. or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks on aggregate (50% in case of reserved categories, i.e. SC/ST/Persons with Disability).

  • To be admitted to the candidature for a Doctoral degree an applicant should have:
  • obtained a Master’s Degree in law from any recognised university securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/ persons with disability) or
  • obtained a degree in law and a Masters Degree with M. Phil in social sciences or humanities of any recognised university with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent
  • Provided that candidates with qualifications in social sciences and humanities may be admitted to the programme if the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law with a special focus on Public Policy of Law or
  • Degree in law and Ph.D. in any discipline or
  • Judge of any State High Court in India with three years’ experience or Judge of Supreme Court of India.

The Vice-Chancellor may permit a member of the NLU, Delhi faculty to take up Ph.D. Degree course along with his / her teaching assignment in the interest of faculty improvement on the condition that his / her teaching and other responsibilities are not hampered in any way, provided that such candidates fulfil the conditions prescribed in the Ph.D. Regulations.

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.

How to apply AILET 2016

The students should apply only online for admission through this website up to April 7, 2016. Application fee is Rs.3,000/-  for General Candidates and Rs.1,000/- in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PD).

Minimum Requirements of online application
  1. Valid E-mail Address
  2. Valid Mobile Number
  3. Scanned Copy of Photograph( in .jpg,.gif or .bmp format) not more than 150 KB

Instructions for filling the form
  • On the login page, click on the Register to apply now link.
  • Read relevant details about the course and application from the home page links. Most importantly, Eligibility Criteria,Selection Process and Reservation Guidelines.
  • Fill the details into User Registration Form.
  • Confirm Registration details by clicking on the Confirm button.
  • After you Login in the first page that is displayed is "Application Locker". Click on NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY from the List of colleges
  • Choose your application form and click on Apply Button.
  • Fill all details on the form for each of the sections. Incomplete forms will be summarily rejected.
  • Click Submit for saving all details and proceeding back to the Application Locker for making payment for all pending application forms.
  • In the Application Locker, under the Pending Applications area, choose your forms for which you wish to make payment and Click on Make Payment.
  • On the Make Payment Page, choose Mode of Payment and verify the Amount and Click on Proceed.

Available payment Methods
  • Cash Deposit at Post Office -  click here to view details.
  • Online Payment Gateway - supports payments from Credit Cards/Debit Cards and Net banking - click here to view details.

AILET 2016 Pattern

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
Entrance Test will be for a maximum marks of 150 for 150 Questions. Actual duration of the test is for 90 minutes or 1 hour 30 minutes. Subject areas and marks distribution is as follows:
  • English: 35 Marks
  • General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics): 35 Marks
  • Legal Aptitude: 35 Marks
  • Reasoning: 35 Marks
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): 10 Marks

  • Total Marks: 150
  • Duration of the examination: 90 Minutes
  • Subject areas: Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory
  • Total Number of questions: 100 (objective type) and 1 (Essay)
  • Objective Type: 100 questions of one mark each
  • Essay: One Essay of 50 marks on a topic of law from the above subjects.

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.

AILET 2016 Test Centres

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack,  Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur,  Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur and Varanasi

Admit Card

The admit cards will be available online w.e.f. April 14, 2015 on the website.

Click here to view complete List of Law Entrance Exams.