AILET and CLAT both are the two most popular and important law entrance exams of the country. AILET stands for All India Law Entrance Test and CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. While both the tests serve the law aspirants, there are few factors that make them different from each other.
Being the most sought-after law exams across the country, it is natural for students to face the dilemma of choosing between two tests.
Here is the difference between them for your better understanding.
THE PARTICIPATING INSTITUTES
CLAT is way ahead from AILET when it comes to the institutes which accept the candidates based on the exam. CLAT has 19 national universities participating in the test while AILET is just for one institute, that is NLU or National Law University, Delhi.
CLAT is conducted on rotational basis by the participating institutes and as we have seen that AILET has only one participating institute, its the only one which conducts the exam. For instance, For the academic session 2018- 19, CLAT will be conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi.
LEVEL OF COMPETITION
CLAT offers 3000 seats in all National universities under it. So the success rate for the same is 6% as 50,000 students appear for this exam.
AILET has 110 seats under it and more than 18000 students appear for the test. So the success rate is around 0.006%.
So the competition in AILET is huge. So if you are appearing for both, there is more chance that you will get selected in CLAT rather than AILET.
The paper patterns and syllabus are mostly the same for both. Even the marking is the same.
Hope this helps. All the best!
Dear Shiv Kumar
These are the main differences-
1) CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test
AILET stands for All India Law Entrance Test
2) CLAT offers admission to 19 universities
AILET offers admission to NLU Delhi only
3) CLAT is an online exam
AILET is an offline exam
4) CLAT is only MCQ based
AILET has MCQs and an essay writing paper
CLAT Sample Paper
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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) are the entrance exams to get admission in Law course.
The difference between CLAT and AILET is given below for UG admission:
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
- The candidates have to attempt total of 200 questions .
- The exam is of 2 hours duration.
- Subject Number of questions
General Knowledge 50
Numerical Ability 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
- The candidates have to attempt total of 150 questions .
- The exam is of 90 minutes duration.
- Subject Number of questions
General Knowledge 35
Numerical Ability 10
Legal Aptitude 35
Logical Reasoning 35
NLU Delhi only considers AILET scores to offer admission to aspirants in law programmes whereas to get admission in rest of NLUs is on the basis of CLAT score. Hope this information is helpful.
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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - It is an all India level test, and the most important law test conducted in the country. It will land you into the 17 best law universities of India, called NLU’s or the National Law Universities. Several other private universities also look at your CLAT scores before granting admission.
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)- It is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi. It is a highly competitive test, with a very limited number of seats.
If you compare the number of applicants per seat, then definitely AILET is a tougher exam as compared to CLAT.
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Hope this helps!
1. CLAT, which stands for Common Law Admission Test is conducted by the CLAT Consortium of NLUs headed by the National Law University, Odisha, Cuttack. The programs offered through this exam are five year integrated BA, B.Com, B.Sc LLB and LLM programs.
2. AILET, which stands for All India Law Entrance Test, is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi, for admission into the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The law programs offered through AILET are five year integrated BA, LLB and LLM programs.
3. There is only one participating institute under AILET, that is, the National Law University, Delhi. AILET offers a handful of 73 seats for the LLB program whereas 20 seats for the LLM program.
4. On the other hand, CLAT has 21 NLUs under it offering 2,420 seats.
5. AILET for UG courses is a 1.5 hour examination of 150 marks with 150 questions.
6. CLAT for UG is a two hour examination of 200 marks with 200 questions.