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National Law University Delhi Admissions 2023 (AILET)


National Law University Delhi has played a vital role and has had a significant influence in transforming legal education in India since its establishment. However, access to quality legal education in India is still limited, and we at NLU Delhi are working towards making legal education more accessible, diverse, equitable and inclusive








  • All candidates, other than those applying under the Foreign Nationals category, should appear for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and selection shall be solely on that basis. The Foreign National and OCI/PIO candidates are also required to apply online on the same portal.
  • Candidate have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination thereto securing in the aggregate not less than 45% of the total marks (40% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability).  The Eligibility condition for admission of students under the Foreign Nationals Category shall be 65% marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination of (10+2) system or an equivalent examination.
  • Candidates appearing/awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also apply and appear in the Entrance Test. However, the eligibility by such candidates shall have to be obtained by the cut-off date, which will be notified along with the Notification of Entrance Test result and in case such candidate is placed in compartment in the year of the admission, would be treated as ineligible.
  • Foreign National Candidates are exempted from taking All India Law Entrance Test (AILET). The other regulations regarding the eligibility for admission will be the same as applicable to the other candidates. The candidates belonging to OCI/PIO category shall have the option to apply either under the Foreign National category or under the category of Indian students. In case the OCI/PIO candidate apply under the category of Indian National, they have to appear in the All India Law Entrance Test along with other candidates.
  • Definition of Foreign Nationals: The candidates who possess citizenship of a country other than India and hold valid passport of foreign country.
  • Definition of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO): As notified by the Govt. of India.


Entrance Exam Fee


General /OBC/EWS/Foreign Nationals/ Kashmiri Migrants/ Residents of Jammu & Kashmir 3,500.00 (INR)
SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PwD) 1,500.00 (INR)
Fee Exempted- Below Poverty Line (BPL) candidates of SC/ST Category only 


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Seat Matrix


Sl No Name of Categories Total Seats Horizontal Reservation for PwD Seats under Respective Categories after excluding PwD Seats
1 General 50 3 47
2 Other Backward Classes (OBCs): Non-Creamy Layer (22%) 24 1 23
3 Scheduled Castes (15%) 17 1 16
4 Scheduled Tribes (7.5%) 8 0 8
5 Economically Weaker Section (10%) 11 1 10
6 Sub Total 110 6 104
7 Supernumerary: Kashmiri Migrants 1    
8 Supernumerary: Residents of Jammu & Kashmir 2    
9 Foreign Nationals (5 seats) & OCI/PIO (5 seats) 10    
10 Grand Total 123


Conduct of All India Law Entrance Test - 2023


All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission to the B.A.LL.B. (Hons)/LL.M. and Ph.D. Programmes at the National Law University, Delhi will be conducted on the Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 11.00 AM to 12:30 PM.


Entrance Test (AILET) Scheme


  • The modified syllabus of AILET 2023 for B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Programme is as follows:
  • The AILET 2023 for B.A.LL.B (Hons.) programme will have three (3) sections of 150 multiple choice questions for 150 marks in total. The duration of the examination is 90 minutes.
  • The three sections will be:
    Section A: English Language (50 questions; 50 marks).
    Section B: Current Affairs & General Knowledge (30 questions; 30 marks).
    Section C: Logical Reasoning (70 questions; 70 marks).
    Legal principles may be used in the logical reasoning section to test logical aptitude but the examination will not require any kind of legal knowledge or technical understanding.
  • Negative marking: There will be Negative Marking in AILET 2023. The criteria for negative marking will be based on the formula 0.25*4=1 that means per wrong answer 0.25 Marks will be deducted. Therefore, four wrong answers will lead to deduction of 1 Mark.
  • If two or more candidates get the same marks at the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), their merit will be determined on the basis of higher marks in the section on LOGICAL REASONING in the AILET 2023.
  • If the merit is still same, then the candidate senior in age shall get preference. If still there is no change in merit, then computerized draw of lots shall be taken into consideration.


Important Dates


Last date for submission of applications 15-Nov-2022

Issue of Admit Card 22-Nov-2022

AILET 2023 Examination 11-Dec-2022