National Law University Delhi conducts its own separate admission entrance test which is the All India Law Entrance Test for BA LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. The competition is high as it is the only examination to get admission into NLUD.
The exam was scheduled to be conducted on 18.08.2020 but the same has been postponed in view of the current pandemic situation by way of a notification dated 29.07.2020. The new date of examination will be announced shortly at least 10 days prior to the examination.
To prepare for an exam it is necessary to know all the details of the examination. To understand the test, it is necessary to analyze the syllabus, pattern of exam, and mode of exam.
The mode of All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is Centre based Remote Proctored Test (RPT).
Date of Exam- to be notified
The AILET has 150 Multiple Choice Questions for 150 marks that must be attempted within 1 hour 30 minutes. The AILET has sections on English, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude.
Negative marking: There will be Negative Marking in AILET 2020-21. The criteria for negative marking will be based on the formula 0.25*4=1 which means for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. Therefore, four wrong answers will lead to a deduction of 1 Mark.
|Total number of questions||150|
|Duration of the Examination||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Subject areas and marks distribution|
|• 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|
To prepare for any exam one must need to make a proper and realistic study plan and then execute the same properly. This test will assess the aspirant based on five subjects. Time is to be devoted to each subject or topic, consider the weightage of each topic, and distribute your time accordingly between them. To get familiar with the pattern of the examination, plan an effective time management strategy.
Managing time during preparation as well as during the exam plays a very crucial role. Since reading comprehension questions in the English section, Logical reasoning and in the Legal section might are time-consuming. It is essential to structure both preparation as well as attempts. It is advisable to plan accordingly.
While attempting the questions, do not ponder upon the questions which you do not understand, move on to the next question without wasting any time.
Once you feel you are able to get a good grasp over your syllabus, assess your evaluation by solving AILET previous year questions papers. This will help you estimate which topics have been sufficiently dealt with and which need more efforts.
Solving question papers will also help you understand the type of questions and the difficulty level of the questions that you can expect in AILET 2020.
Spend more time on strengthening your weaker areas, along with polishing your strong areas. The practice is the key to strengthen the weaker areas.
Practice mock tests as much as you can. Solving mock tests will make you feel like exam day that will help you to judge yourself on how you will be to performing on your exam day. Practicing mock test will help you learn time management. How much time you need to devote to which section and will help you to build up confidence once start performing well.
Make a habit of reading the news and following up on current affairs daily.
Practice elementary mathematics. Regular practice will help you become familiar with many shortcuts that you can utilize on the exam day which will help you complete the section on time.
Following are the section-wise preparation strategy to be followed in the last two weeks which will help you to get a good score in AILET:
This section will test your proficiency in comprehension and grammar.
Since you are appearing for AILET you must have developed a habit of reading English newspapers and magazines to build up your vocabulary. Regularly keep reading newspapers and anyone good magazine, which covers the contemporary events well. It will also help with the General Knowledge section.
Try to learn a few new words every day to make your vocabulary strong. Keep writing them so that you can revise those words in the end.
Identify the words you are not familiar with and try to understand their meaning and practice their usage.
Learn Legal Maxim and their usages make a list of them. Maxim can be quite difficult to learn, develop your own method to remember them. Learn the art of breaking up a sentence to understand its meaning more clearly.
Besides, brush up the basics of grammar to tackle sentence correction and error detection-based questions. Solve as much reading comprehension questions as you can to develop your reading speed.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
You should read the newspaper daily and go through the highlights of 2019-2020. Focus more on the past 6 months.
Also, go through all the new developments of legal fields as well as in general. Read the new amendments in the laws, new appointments made, and Famous judgments of the Supreme Court.
This section carries a weightage of 10 marks out of total 150 marks
This section will test your knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e. 10th level mathematics. To ace this section, you should re-examine the basics to get a grip on the fundamental topics. Since practice is the key in mathematics, so attempt as many math test papers as you can.
This section will test your ability to identify patterns, understanding of logical links, and whether you can correct inconsistent statements by posing questions on syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. Most of these questions can be easily solved by following specific short cut methods or trick methods. Therefore, practice previous year papers to get a hold of the subject.
This section involves questions related to law subjects. This subject is new for the students that is why it may be a bit complicated. The students are familiar with all other sections as they have already worked upon those sections in school but this section may prove to determine the overall score of the candidate and may appear as a tie-breaker. In this section mostly principle-based questions are asked. A principle will be given followed by factual situations. Students will have to read that principle carefully and attempt the question. The best way to attempt these questions is, do not make any assumptions outside the given legal principle and fact.
The legal fact and legal G.K questions can be attempted well by identification and memorization of constitutional articles, concepts of contract laws, criminal law, and Tort. Questions are also asked from landmark and recent judgments and new laws/amendments.
To get a hold on this section one need to solve as much mock test and previous question papers as possible.
If you have been consistent in your preparation for the test you don’t need to take the pressure. Stay calm and stay focused.
Make sure that you make time for revision as it will enable you to retain facts and keep your preparation up-to-date. The most important thing for last-minute preparation is to revise as much as can.
Relearn what you already know. Avoid making new strategies at the last moment.
Avoid touching new topics or subject or anything which might confuse you in the last moment. Try to retain what you already have prepared.
Keep practicing by solving previous year papers and mock tests.
Further, it is also advisable to keep a track of all the important news events, even during the last week so that it helps them in solving questions for the Current Affairs section.
Stick to your plan and be consistent in your preparation.
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Author – Kishan Pratap Singh Deora
Product Head – Law Courses, Endeavor Careers
(L.L.M – NUJS Kolkata, B.A. L.L.B RGNUL Patiala)
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