The National Law University Delhi issued a Notification for 2022-23 admission to the various programs on 13th November 2021. The programs advertised are B.A.LL.B (Hons.) (5 years), LL.M, and Ph.D. Candidates need to apply online. No other mode for applying is available. The online application form filling began on 17 January 2022. The last date for application form submission is 25 May 2022. AILET will be conducted offline, and the tentative date for the same is 26 June 2022. It will be a 90 minutes test. After the process of the test is complete, the cutoff for the same will be released. Candidates can use this to check whether or not they can progress to the next level.
This article will provide you details of the AILET Cutoffs, the process to download the cutoffs, factors that affect the cutoffs, the cutoff of previous years, the expected cut-off, and other important related information.
The AILET cutoff is the minimum mark/ percentage that an aspirant has to obtain in the test to be considered as having qualified for the next stage in the process of admission. It is essential to understand that the passing mark and the cutoff mark are not the same things. Passing marks are lower than cutoff marks and do not guarantee admission.
Candidates need to score a minimum of 60 marks or 40% of the total marks of the Test to be eligible for admission. This percentage is 45 marks or 30% in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates. It is the University's prerogative to keep vacant seats in case no candidate achieves the minimum cutoff.
In case several candidates score an identical percentage in the Test, the following process will be used to determine their merit.
- Based on the marks (percentage) in the system of 10 2 in the Senior Secondary School Examination / Higher Secondary School or its equivalent recognized by the University.
- Based on the percentage of marks in the 10th-grade examination
- Preference will be given to the candidate older in age
- The draw of Lots.
The power and the authority to determine the AILET Admission Cutoff and the AILET Qualifying Cutoff rest with NLU Delhi.
A candidate must qualify according to the rule of the Admission Cutoff as well as the Qualifying Cutoff to get admitted to the programme that they desire in NLU, Delhi. Such candidates who make it to the Qualifying Cutoff and not to the Admission Cutoff get put on a waitlist for consideration at a later stage for such seats that remain vacant. Cutoff scores for AILET shall be provided separately for the different candidate categories.
Procedure for checking AILET Cutoff
Use the following steps to check the AILET cutoffs.
- Access the home page of National Law University Delhi.
- Log in with your credentials – Registration Number and Password.
- Click on the AILET Cutoffs link.
- The cutoffs will be displayed on your screen. Check the cutoff for your category.
- Download and save to your system.
- Take a printout and keep it for future use.
Factors Affecting AILET Cutoffs
The AILET cutoffs are always released after the process of the examination is complete. They vary from one year to the next. This is because the cutoff is dependent on various factors that change every year. Given below are the factors that play a role in deciding the AILET cutoffs each year.
Number of seats announced for each program
The more the number of seats, the lower will be the cutoff. When there are fewer seats, the cutoff will be higher.
Number of Aspirants taking the examination
The higher the number of aspirants taking the examination, the higher the cutoff. The lower the number of candidates taking the examination, the lower the cutoff.
Level of Difficulty of the Question Paper
The more difficult the question paper, the lower the cutoff. The lower the difficulty level of the question paper, the higher will be the cutoff.
Number stages in the Process of Admission
The more the number of stages involved in the process of admission, the lower will be the cutoff. The fewer the stages in the admission process, the higher will be the cutoff.
Average of the Examination Performance of the Aspirants
The higher the average performance of the candidates in the examination, the higher will be the cutoff. The lower average performance will lead to a lower cutoff.
Rules Associated with Seat Reservation
Generally, seats are reserved for specific categories of candidates. These rules decide what will be the cutoff for those categories.
Category to which the Candidate Belongs
Candidates belonging to the Open/ General category will usually have a higher cutoff than those candidates who belong to other categories, such as Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Persons with Disability.
Previous Year AILET Cutoffs
It is essential for all candidates appearing for the AILET to be aware of what the cutoff mark has been in the previous years so that they can make an educated guess of how many marks they must score on the test to have a fair chance of qualifying for the next stage – Counseling round. Knowing the previous years' cutoff provides candidates with a guide for how to prepare for AILET. The cutoffs for different categories of candidates are different. So, check the cutoff for your specific category. The tables given below provide the cutoffs for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Cutoff for 2018 for BA LLB (Hons.) AILET
|Residents of J & K||58|
|Persons with Disability||42.75|
Cutoff for 2019 for BA LLB (Hons.) AILET
|Residents of J & K||51.25|
|Persons with Disability||48.5|
Cutoff for 2020 for BA LLB (Hons.) AILET
|Residents of J & K||57|
|Persons with Disability (Non-creamy Layer)||26.5|
|Persons with Disability (SC)||29.5|
|Persons with Disability (General)||44.25|
|OBC (Non-creamy layer)||63.00|
|EWS (Persons with Disability)||30.50|
NLU Delhi will conduct AILET for B.A.LL.B Hons. (5 years), LL.M, and PhD on 1st May 2022. After the process for the Test is completed, the AILET cutoffs will be declared on the official website of AILET. Candidates must be on the lookout for when the cutoffs are declared on the official website of the University. Based on these cutoffs, the candidates will know if they have qualified for the Counseling.
Question: When will I know the Qualifying cutoff for my category?
Answer: The University releases the Qualifying cutoffs before the examination is conducted. Candidates who do not score marks at least equal to the qualifying cutoff will not be eligible for the Counseling session.
Question: Will the Admission cutoff be the same for every candidate?
Answer: No. The Admission cutoff will vary for the various categories of candidates.
Question: How does the level of difficulty of the question paper affect the AILET cutoffs?
Answer: The more difficult the paper, the lower will be the cutoff and vice-versa.