AILET 2020 Exam Analysis

All India Law Entrance Test also known as AILET is conducted by National Law University, Delhi for admissions to undergraduate law programs in the NLU. It offers 70 seats for a 5-year integrated law program known as BA LLB. The mode of the exam is offline.

AILET 2020 Paper Pattern

The paper has maintained a negative marking policy this year as well. AILET is the aptitude test that tests the aspirants on 5 key skills namely: English, Maths, Reasoning, Legal, and General Knowledge.

S. No. Section No. of Questions
1 English 35
2 Logical Reasoning 35
3 Mathematics 10
4 GK 35
5 Legal Aptitude 35
Total 150

 AILET 2020 snapshot is as follows:  


This year AILET has been easier and more student-friendly than the last year. It contained a total of 150 questions which is the same as that of 2019. This time also, they have maintained the negative marking scheme. A correct answer gives a +1 mark and wrong answer awards –0.25 marks. There is no sectional time limit which helps in making a sound strategy to paper solving. So one must be careful in time planning because it’s a speed-based test where you have 150 questions to solve in 90 minutes, therefore, the luxury to cling on to a particular question doesn’t exist.

Section-wise analysis- AILET 2020

  1. English

There were 35 questions in this section. Similar to 2019, this time also this section was grammar heavy with around 12 questions coming from sentence correction 5, Part of Speech 2, and figure of speech 1. Vocab 1 and Reading comprehension constituted a similar number of questions around 5.

The ideal attempts would be 30+. A good score will be 25+. The ideal time would be 21 minutes.

  1. General Knowledge

This section had a total of 35 questions. Similar to 2019, this year’s GK was also heavy on current affairs. Around 80% of the questions were from current affairs. The current affairs topics were Awards and recognitions 5, New Laws 7, Global reports 2, Organizations, and their heads 3, constitution 2, sports, international newsmakers, and major movements like Hong Kong Protest, Tresikova Protest, How Dare You campaign, etc. The rest 20% constituted static GK. The topics from where the static GK questions came were science, geography, and climate. The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Ideal attempts would be 28+.

The ideal score would be 23+. The ideal time to be allocated would be 10-12 minutes.

  1. Legal Aptitude

This section had a total of 35 questions. Maintaining the previous year’s stance, this year also the Legal section has been the toughest. The difficulty level was moderate to high. Legal reasoning constituted around 40% of weightage with 15-17 questions. Legal knowledge constituted 60% of weightage with around 18-20 questions. This section was lengthy. There were questions with facts that were interrelated, so you had to be very sure in attempting such questions in reasoning because if you get one fact incorrect, the entire series of those 3-4 questions would be wrong. The questions came from recent judgments like the Right to Internet, and Mob Lynching and also from constitutional amendments.

 The difficulty level was Difficult. Ideal attempts would be 25+. The ideal time would be 30 minutes. A good score would be 21+.

  1. Reasoning

This section also had 35 questions. The level of this section was moderate. The section was dominated by Critical reasoning with question types like statement Assumptions, Statement- Course of action, Flaw in reasoning, and syllogism. Critical reasoning constituted for around 10-12 questions. Puzzles constituted for around 10-12 questions seating arrangements 5 of moderate level.

Ideal attempts would be 30+. The ideal time would be 20 minutes. A good score would be 25+ marks.

  1. Maths

Maths was the easiest of all sections. There were a total of 10 questions that came from Time and Work, Polynomial, Quadratic Equations, Ratios, Averages, Percentages, Time-Speed-Distance, and Mixture and Allegation.

Ideal attempts would be 8. Ideal time- 8 minutes. A good score would be 5+.

Overall Exam Analysis- AILET 2020

In the overall analysis, the aspirants would have found this paper as moderate but lengthy. Ideal attempts would be 121+ and the ideal score would be 99+. Overall the ideal score would be slightly less than the individual score because the paper is lengthy and difficult and therefore one might have emphasized more on a particular section than on the overall exam.

Section Questions Level of Difficulty Ideal Time Ideal Attempt Good Score
English 35 Easy to Moderate 22 30 25
General Knowledge 35 Easy to Moderate 10 28 23
Legal Aptitude 35 Moderate to Difficult 30 25 21
Logical Reasoning 35 Easy to Moderate 20 30 25
Maths 10 Easy to Moderate 8 8 5
Total 150     121 99

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