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  • All candidates, other than those applying under the Foreign Nationals category, should appear for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and selection shall be solely on that basis. The Foreign National and OCI/PIO Candidates are also required to apply online on the same portal.
  • Have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination thereto securing in the aggregate not less than 50% of the total marks. The Eligibility condition for admission of students under the Foreign Nationals Category shall be 65% marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination of (10+2) system or an equivalent examination. Candidates appearing/ awaiting results of the qualifying examination can also apply and appear in the Entrance Test. However, the eligibility by such candidates shall have to be obtained by the cut-off date which will be notified along with the Notification of Entrance Test result and in case such candidate is placed in compartment in the year of the admission, would be treated as ineligible. Foreign National Candidates are exempted from taking the admission test. The other regulations regarding the eligibility for admission will be the same as applicable to the other candidates. The candidates belonging to OCI/PIO category shall have the option to either apply under the Foreign National Category or under the category of Indian students. In case the OCI/PIO candidate apply under the category of Indian National, they have to appear in the All Indian Law Entrance Test along with other students.

  • Note:
    Definition of Foreign Nationals: The candidates who possess citizenship of a country other than India and hold valid passport.
    Definition of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO): As notified by the Govt. of India.

Number of Seats

Total Seats: 80 [70 Seats on merit through All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and 10 Seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit (5 seats for Foreign Nationals & 5 seats for OCI/PIO)]. Foreign Nationals are exempted from AILET. Reservation: 15% for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates and 5% for Persons with Disabilities.
Note: One additional supernumerary seat for Kashmiri Migrants. Two additional supernumerary seats for Residents of Jammu & Kashmir.

Entrance Test (AILET) Scheme

The AILET has 150 Multiple Choice Questions for 150 marks that must be attempted within 1 hour 30 minutes. The AILET has sections on English, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.

Total Marks


Total number of questions


Duration of the Examination

1 hour 30 minutes

Subject areas and marks distribution

• English

35 Marks

• General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)

35 Marks

• Legal Aptitude

35 Marks

• Reasoning

35 Marks

• Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

10 Marks

Negative marking: There will be Negative Marking in AILET 2020-21. The criteria for negative marking will be based on the formula 0.25*4=1 that means per wrong answer 0.25 Marks will be deducted. Therefore, four wrong answers will lead to deduction of 1 Mark.

Other Important Information

  • The selection shall be strictly on the basis of merit as determined by the Entrance Test subject to reservation of 15% for Scheduled Caste candidates, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe candidates, 5% for Persons with Disability, one additional supernumerary seat for Kashmiri Migrants and two supernumerary seats for Residents of Jammu & Kashmir out of the 70 seats to be filled through Entrance Examination.
  • The unfilled seats reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates shall be assigned to Scheduled Tribes and vice-versa. If sufficient number of eligible SC and ST candidates are not available to fill such seats, they shall be filled by General candidates.
  • If two or more candidates secure the same percentage of marks in the Entrance Test, their merit will be determined on the basis of percentage of marks in the Intermediate Examination (10+2) / Higher Secondary School or its equivalent recognized by the University.
  • If the merit remains the same, then the marks of 10th standard will be taken into consideration. If still there is no change in rank, then the higher in age shall get preference.
  • The unfilled seats under Foreign National Category will be carried over to General Category and filled on Merit. A horizontal reservation of 30% of the total seats shall be filled by eligible female candidates including those selected in reserved and foreign national categories .
  • Selected candidates shall be arranged in the order of merit in each category. A wait - list shall be prepared for each category, so that in the event of a selected candidate not joining, the candidates in the wait-list could be admitted in the order of merit. Admission process shall be completed latest by the 25th day of July of the year or any other date which may be notified by the University.
  • Candidates who are selected shall be intimated about the selection, immediately by the University through email / post / phone / fax and by posting the result on the website of the University. The candidates will be given stipulated time for getting admission, failing which, the offer of admission stands cancelled.
  • The same procedure shall be followed in the case of wait-listed candidates.
  • The tuition fee and other deposits shall be paid through ECS/Demand Draft obtained in favour of “Registrar, National Law University, Delhi”. If any candidate fails to join after admission to the course, only 75% of the tuition fee paid will be refunded to the candidates. The non-refundable part of the tuition fees shall be utilized towards financial assistance to deserving students who could not pay the tuition fee on account of their economic backwardness, based on the recommendation of a committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.

Entrance Exam Fee

General Category/Kashmiri Migrants/Resident of Jammu & Kashmir


Persons with Disability


SC&ST Category


(No Entrance Examination fee for SC/ST Below Poverty Line (BPL) only)

Fee Structure

The fees payable fall into three categories: annual fees; one-time fees; and deposits.

Fee Heads


Amount (INR)

Tuition Fee


INR 85,000.00  p.a.

USD 10,000 for Non SAARC County

USD  5,000 for SAARC Country

Campus Development Fund Fee


INR 5,000.00 (One time)

Admission Fee


INR 2,500.00 (One time)

Student Welfare Fund


INR 2,500.00 p.a.

SBC Fund


INR 2,500.00 p.a.

Examination Fee


INR 3,000.00 p.a.

Reading Material Fee


INR 2,500.00 p.a.

Library Fee


INR 2,500.00 p.a.

Internet Fee


INR 5,000.00 p.a.

Electricity Charges


INR 12,000.00 p.a.

Sports and Games Facilities Fee


INR 3,000.00 p.a.

Journals Fee


INR 2,500.00 p.a.

Moot Courts / Seminars / Workshops, etc. fund


INR 5,000.00 p.a.

Room Rent (For Hostel)


INR 18,000.00 p.a.

Hostel Facilities (For Hostel)


INR 20,000.00 p.a.

*Library Deposit


INR 5,000.00 ( One time ) 

*Hostel Deposit (For Hostel)


INR 5,000.00 ( One time )

*Mess Deposit (For Hostel)


INR 5,000.00 ( One time )



INR 1,86,000.00

Foreign Nationals: The annual tuition fee shall be in Indian Rupees equivalent to 5,000 (Five Thousand Only) US Dollars for candidates from SAARC countries and 10,000 (Ten Thousand Only) US Dollars from other countries. Other fees will be same as applicable to Indian students.

In addition to above, Mess advance INR 21000.00 per semester will be paid by the students to be adjusted as per actual charges/expenses of the Hostel Mess. The amount may be increased after reviewing the actual expenses on the recommendations of Mess Committee, if required, with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

*50% of the deposits remaining after dues will go towards Student Welfare Fund and 50% towards Alumni on completion of the course. The Student Welfare Fund and Alumni Fund shall be kept in a separate accounts and will be used only for students & alumni.