AILET 2020 Analysis

After multiple reschedules due to Covid-19, NLU Delhi could finally conduct AILET from 1100 hours to 1230 hours on September 26th, 2020. The exam had five sections with a total of 150 questions. The test was conducted in Computer based Test format by the National Testing Agency (NTA) 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. Students were allowed to navigate across the sections.

The test, however, was a little tilted on the easier side as compared to the previous years. As a result, the cut-off of the test is expected to be slightly on the higher side.

Snapshot of the exam

Area Level of Difficulty
English Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning Moderate
Legal Aptitude Moderate
Mathematics Easy
General Knowledge Easy-Moderate
Overall Moderate

Let us have a brief analysis of each of the sections.


The English section was easy-moderate in nature. A few questions were lengthy and time consuming, but the remaining ones were pretty much straight forward. The questions on Cloze test, Vocabulary and Sentence Correction were easy. Questions of Parts of Speech were relatively difficult. There was one RC passage with 5 questions. The passage was easy to comprehend although a couple of questions based on the passage were trickier ones. Other questions were based on Idioms & Phrases, odd-one-out, etc. Around 25 should be a good score in the section.

Logical Reasoning

This section had familiar kind of questions from the topics like Syllogisms, Coding-decoding, Arrangement, Direction Sense, Clocks, Blood Relations etc. along with around half a dozen questions on Critical Reasoning albeit easier ones. However, the nature of few questions made this section a lengthy one and time consuming. Many a student would have taken a lot of time in comprehending a few questions to arrive at the right answer. This made this section moderate to handle. A good score in this section can be 26+.

Legal Aptitude

This section had questions on legal reasoning and legal knowledge. There were 15 questions on legal aptitude and 20 questions on legal GK. The legal aptitude section based on Principle-Facts was lengthy and difficult with the majority of the questions from Law of Contracts. These questions would have been easier only for those who had keen knowledge in the legal section. The legal GK section was mostly current affairs with questions based on recent judgements, amendments, acts and bills. A good score in this section would be 23+.


Among all the sections, the one that was easiest 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, Mixtures & Allegations, Permutations & Combinations, etc. and were really easy in nature. One could have easily attempted 6-9 questions in this 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 23+ can be considered to be a good one in this section

All in all, owing to the lower difficulty level, the cut off should move northwards and be around (86 +/- 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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