What is the difference between AILET and SLAT? Which is better?

AILET or SLAT? It is still an ongoing confusion for many law aspirants! The fact of being the most competitive Law entrance test conducted in the same day or weeks, students find it difficult to choose one of them. Many students are eager to know the differences between the two. In fact, they are also keen to know which among the two entrance tests would be a herculean job.

This article is going to decode all the confusion regarding these two – SLAT or AILET exam. Find out the most important details and differences of difficulty level in the next section.

The first and foremost thing while applying for a national-level test is to access the difficulty level. Based on the difficulty level, the students are going to prepare accordingly. In fact, without understanding the exam pattern, syllabus and eligibility, the candidates might feel out of the water!

SLAT or AILET; which one is better?

SLAT stands for Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test and AILET is the Law Entrance test. Both these exams are conducted by National Law University. However, the applicable courses under these entrance exams are different. If any candidate appears for SLAT, she or he will be eligible for different integrated law courses like BA LLB, and BBA LLB. In contrast, after appearing for AILET, the candidates will be eligible for BA LLB and LLM programs.

Exam Mode

As per the recent notification of the authority, both SLAT and AILET will be conducted offline. However, due to the pandemic, the authority has postponed the date and is yet to be announced soon.

Available Seats

If any candidate appears for AILET, the candidate will get admission for NLU, Delhi. Candidates across the nation have to compete for only 110 seats for LLB and 70 seats for LLM. In addition, there will be an additional reserve category for Foreign Nationals and a special category.

  • 10% seats for Foreign Nationals
  • One seat for Kashmiri immigrants
  • 15% for the SC category
  • 7.5% for the ST category
  • 3% for disabled candidates

However, candidates appearing for SLAT 2022 can apply for Law Degree Courses for 22 NLU affiliated institutes. These institutes altogether offer 2,622 seats for U.G level and over 808 seats for P.G level.

Syllabus of AILET and SLAT

There are striking differences in terms of exam pattern and syllabus. In the case of AILET, the exam will be 90 mins long. For both LLB and LLM levels, there will be 150 MCQ questions. On the other hand, the duration of SLAT is one hour. Most importantly, they have different marks division of question patter for UG and PG level. For the UG level, there will be 150 MCQ type questions and for the PG level, there will be 60 objective questions with writing ability test.

Check the details of marks division and syllabus in the table below:

AILET Syllabus

SL. NoSubjectsNo. of questionsMarks
1English Language3535
2General Knowledge3535
3Elementary Mathematics1010
4Logical Reasoning3535
5Legal Aptitude3535

SLAT Syllabus

SL.NoSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1Reading Comprehension1212
2General Knowledge1212
3Legal Reasoning1212
4Logical Reasoning1212
5Analytical Reasoning1212
6Written Ability TestYesNA

Final Take

Considering all the points, you can see AILET is much tougher than SLAT. On the other hand, if you don’t appear for AILET you would not have other options open for you. Considering the tough competition and limited seats many students prefer to opt for SLAT for fair chances. Similarly, there are many candidates who prepare for both exams. As AILET is scheduled before SLAT, candidates can have greater confidence and preparation for the latter. Moreover, candidates can refer to BYJU’s Exam Prep to get expert guidance and achieve the desired goal with flying colors.

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