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AILET tests a student on five major areas: English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. One important step towards a sound preparation is to identify your areas of strengths and weaknesses which will help you to come up with an individual strategy.
Following are a few tips that will help you ace your preparation for AILET.
Entrance exams are completely different from school level examinations as you are required to give your best attempt within a limited time. You might face problems while juggling between different subject areas. An experienced guide, coaching institute or mentor will go a long way in giving an edge to your preparation. A mentor will help you in analysis of your weak and strong areas, which will help you in deciding your approach towards each section.
AILET is a paper-pen based exam, that is, it is conducted in the offline mode. In confirmation with the notification issued by the Bar Council of India, National Law University-Delhi has done away with the upper age limit condition. However most of the test-takers happen to be school pass outs, and the concept and methodology of attempting an entrance exam is new to them. A total of 150 questions have to be attempted in 1 hour and 30 minutes. It's a speed test that will assess the aspirant on five core areas. In order to get familiar with the pattern and plan an effective time management strategy it is important to practice several mock papers and actual papers. We have designed Mock AILET papers and several other topic-wise sectional tests, in order to give the aspirant an insight into the style and pattern that is followed for AILET.
Managing time during preparation as well as during the exam attempt plays a very crucial role. It is very important to structure both preparation as well as attempts. The Reading comprehension questions in the English section, the legal aptitude section as well as the logical reasoning sections are time consuming. It is advisable to plan accordingly.
While attempting do not ponder on the questions which you do not understand, move on to the next question without wasting any time.
Spend more time on strengthening your weaker areas than on polishing your strong areas. Practice, practice and more practice is the key.
Following is the section wise preparation strategy which will help you ace AILET:
This section will test your proficiency in comprehension and grammar.
You should aim at building a good vocabulary, which cannot be done overnight, hence it is advisable to get into the habit of regular reading of a newspaper and any magazine which covers the contemporary events well. This will also help with the General Knowledge section.
Get your hands on a word list and try to go through the words starting from one alphabet everyday and identify the words you are not familiar with and try to understand their meaning and usage.
Learn the art of breaking up a sentence in order to understand its meaning more clearly. Also, Brush up the basics of grammar to correctly tackle sentence correction and error detection based questions.
The General knowledge section in AILET contains 35 questions. This section can go a long way in giving a winning edge to the performance of a student, who has an interest in newspaper reading and stays aware about the latest happenings and events. Candidates who read newspaper daily would have found this section to be very easy. Therefore, as cliched as it may sound but the only way you can attempt this section well is to read the newspaper regularly.
This section carries a weightage of 10 marks out of total 150 marks
This section will test your knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e. 10th level mathematics. In order to ace this section, you should brush up the basics to get a grip on the fundamental topics. Since practice is the key in mathematics so attempt as many math test papers as you can.
This section will test your ability to identify patterns, understanding of logical links and whether you can correct illogical statements by posing questions on syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. Most of these questions can be easily solved by following certain short cut methods or trick methods. Therefore, practice as many questions from the previous year papers as you can.
This section carries an inherent advantage. Since all the other sections cannot be worked on overnight, this is the only core area which is absolutely new for an AILET aspirant. So, an experienced AILET mentor can go a long way in helping a student in getting a high score in this section. As a result this section can play a defining role in determining an aspirant's overall section, since it also happens to be the tie-breaker in final results.
The recent trends reflect that most of the questions will be Principle-fact based. The best way to attempt these questions is, do not make any assumptions outside the given legal principle and fact and stick to the theory that the 'principle is always right'
The legal fact and legal G.K questions can be attempted well by identification and memorization of important constitutional articles, landmark and recent judgments and new laws/ amendments.
This section requires speed, especially the principle- fact questions, so practice mock tests and previous question papers.