AILET 2019 Analysis

AILET 2019 analysis

AILET 2019 stuck to its historical reputation…‘Ye kya tha’ was the most common expression of most aspirants. Lengthy nature, absence of common question types & complexity of questions in certain sections made the test look fairly intimidating. Even the better prepared students found it difficult to handle the paper. Let us look at section level analysis.

Legal Aptitude

There were 12-13 Q from legal reasoning. Most of them were pretty lengthy, as there were 2-3 sets with multiple principles & 5-6 Q each. Principles were too technical to comprehend for many students. Additionally, there were Questions from Criminal Law, Torts & Contracts as well

Remaining 20-21 Q were based on Legal GK, many of which were quite unusual in nature. There were questions based on acts (SEBI, ED etc) or bills. This increased reading time as well. 2 Q were of assertion-reasoning type & none from legal maxims or constitution

General Knowledge

Almost 60% questions from this section were based on current affairs & were spread across topics. 40% questions belong to Legal GK. Some of them probed into details of the statement made in the Q & answer options were multiple possibilities from those four statements (Similar to UPSC question pattern). They were of moderate to difficult nature


This section came to students as a respite. There were 8-10 Q each from sentence correction & phrase substitution. There was one lengthy RC passage with 8 Q. There were 5-6 Q based on figures of speech, parts of speech (Similar to 2018) & another 5 in cloze test format. This was a doable section for most students


Almost 70% Q from this section were based on verbal reasoning, which was a surprise. Out of these, there were 5-6 Q based on critical reasoning, another 5 based on assertion-reason (Probably true/Probably false type). Additionally, there were 2-3 Q each from course of action, statement-assumption, syllogism, course of action etc. Remaining 30% of the section was based on analytical reasoning. The Questions were split between directions, family tree, arrangements & clocks. This was another manageable section


Due to sheer length of the paper & complexity of other sections, very few students actually reached Math section, which saw Question from multiple topics like mensuration, averages-percentages, numbers, profit & loss, time-speed-distance, time & work etc

To summarize, AILET continued to throw surprises & you needed absolute presence of mind & solid home work to manage the test. Most students have attempted 85-90 Q & good students crossed 100 attempts. With 80-85% accuracy, cut-off should be in the range of 75-78. It won’t be surprising if it drops further

All the best to NLU Delhi aspirants


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