AILET 2019 Analysis

NLU Delhi conducted AILET on May 5th, 2019. The exam had five sections with a total of 150 questions. The test was conducted in paper and pencil mode and the duration of the exam was 90 minutes. Each question carried one mark and there was a negative of 0.25 for every incorrect answer.

The test, however, again lived up to its usual reputation of throwing surprises as it was a little trickier this year also. As a result, the cut-off of the test is expected to be on a lower side. Let us have a brief analysis of each of the sections.


The English section was lengthy and time consuming. There were ten questions on Cloze test and Sentence Correction. Figures of Speech were asked in the form of Metaphor, Pun, Epigram along with Metonymy and Oxymoron. The Parts of Speech questions were relatively difficult and so was Reading Comprehension passage, though questions on the RC were quite straight forward and easy to moderate in difficulty. Around 21 should be a good score in the section.

General Knowledge

The majority of the questions asked in this section were based on Current Affairs. As many as 30+ questions were based on recent news and were easy to answer. The questions were asked from Geography, Science and Technology, Banking and Economics, Awards, Sports etc. Students who have been keeping themselves updated with the current happenings would have found this section to be relatively an easier one. A score of 22 can be considered to be a good one.

Legal Aptitude

This section had questions on legal reasoning and legal knowledge. There were just two questions on Assertion-Reasoning followed by 20 questions on legal knowledge. Only 13 questions based on Principle-Facts were asked and were difficult as they were based on multiple principles. Each set had multiple laws in the principle and these questions would have been easier only for those who had keen knowledge in the legal section. The legal knowledge section was mostly current affairs with ten questions based on recent judgements, amendments, acts and bills. A good score in this section would be 19.

Though, this section had familiar kind of questions from the topics like Course of Action, Syllogisms, Cause and Effect, Arrangements, Direction Sense, Clocks, Blood Relations etc. along with five questions on Critical Reasoning, however the nature of the questions made this section a lengthy one and time consuming. Many a student would have taken a lot of time in comprehending the question to arrive at the right answer. This made this section moderately tough and difficult to handle.


Among all the sections, the one that would have given respite to the students was this particular section. Around six out of ten questions were easy to crack.

The section predominantly had the questions from topics like Time & Work, Time & Distance, Averages, SI-CI, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, etc and were really easy in nature. One could have easily attempted 7-9 questions in this section.

All in all, owing to the difficulty level and a relatively lengthier paper, the cut off should be around (87 +/- 2) this year.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by T.I.M.E. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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