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.
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.
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:
|SL. No||Subjects||No. of questions||Marks|
|SL.No||Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks|
|6||Written Ability Test||Yes||NA|
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.