AILET 2021 - Analysis

After multiple reschedules due to Covid-19, NLU Delhi finally conducted AILET 2021 on 30th July 2021. The exam had five sections with a total of 150 questions. The test was conducted in Pen & Paper 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. Students were allowed to carry the carbon copy of the OMR sheet.

The test, however, was a little inclined 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 No of Ques (Level of Difficulty)
English 35 (Easy-Moderate)
Logical Reasoning 35 (Easy-Moderate)
Legal Aptitude 35 (Easy-Moderate)
Mathematics 10 (Easy)
General Knowledge 35 (Easy-Moderate)
Overall 150 (Easy-Moderate)

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


The English section was easy in nature. Most of the questions were pretty much straight forward. The questions on Cloze test, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, Parts of Speech etc. did not pose challenge of any sort. There was one RC passage with 5 questions. The passage was easy to comprehend, and the questions were also straight forward. Other questions were based on Idioms & Phrases, odd-one-out, etc. Around 28+ should be a good score in the section.

Logical Reasoning

This section had familiar kind of questions from the topics like Selection/Distribution, Analogy, Series, Direction Sense along with questions on Critical Reasoning albeit easier ones. 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 27+.

Legal Aptitude

This section had questions on legal aptitude and legal knowledge. The legal aptitude questions had questions from Law of Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts and Constitution. 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. A good score in this section could be 26+.


Among all the sections, the one that was easiest was this particular section. Around 7-8 out of ten questions were easy to crack. The section predominantly had the questions from Arithmetic like Time & Work, Time & Distance, Averages, SI-CI, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, etc. and were really easy in nature. One could have easily attempted 7-9 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 28+ 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 (89 +/- 2) this year.

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