AILET 2018 Exam Analysis

AILET Analysis – 2018

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Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 90 minutes (No sectional Time Limit)
Marking System: +1 for correct, -0.25 for incorrect


AILET is a paper-based exam. A Paper-based test has its own bag of advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, where it is easier to select or reject a question-saving time, on the other hand, it takes a considerable amount of time to mark the answers on OMR sheet.

This was the first time AILET has introduced Negative Marking. This change in marking system would naturally decrease the cut off even if the difficulty level remains the same as previous years. It would also require aspirants to alter their strategy and approach towards the paper. Unlike the marking system, the paper pattern and question distribution across sections were the same as last year.


Paper Pattern:

SR No Section Questions Marks
1 English 35 35
2 General Knowledge 35 35
3 Legal Aptitude 35 35
4 Reasoning 35 35
5 Mathematics 10 10
Total 150 150


Section 1: English

No of Questions: 35

Unlike last year where Vocabulary dominated the whole section, this year, it was mostly covered by Grammar-based questions. Almost 75% of the questions were from Grammar topics such as Subject-verb Agreement, Parts of speech, Punctuation, Correct Word Usage and Figure of speech. This also indicates that aspirants must have had to maintain a very high accuracy throughout the section. There were five questions based on Critical Reasoning. Generally, aspirants are advised to avoid Critical Reasoning questions in a speed-based test. There were only four questions based on Vocabulary which was quite different from last year.

Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Ideal attempts: 28+
Good score: 21+
Time to be allotted: 20 mins


Section 2: General Knowledge

No of Questions: 35

Again, unlike last year’s paper, this year General Knowledge section was easier in comparison. Approximately 80% of the questions were from Current Affairs. They were from the topics such as Crypto Currency, SAM the supercomputer, Euthanasia, First Female Flyer, Chairman of ICC, Chairman of FII, Assam State Tourism, Oscar Nomination from India for 2018, First World Heritage City from India, the Largest organ in human body found in 2018 and so on. While the questions of Static GK were asked from Economics, General Science, and Entertainment. A prepared aspirant with good hold over Current Affairs would have felt comfort in attempting almost all the questions of this section.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 28+
Good score: 22+
Time to be allotted: 10-11 mins


Section 3: Legal Aptitude

No of Questions: 35

This section would have been the most troubling section for this year’s test takers. There were 20+ questions from Principle-Facts which were quite lengthy and tricky to attempt. These questions would have demanded a lot of patience to read and understand the questions in the limited amount of time. Rest of the questions were distributed amongst Legal GK, Current Legal Affairs, and Constitution. These questions would have required much less amount of time in comparison with Principle-fact based questions, hence aspirants should have given higher priority to these questions.

Level of difficulty: Difficult
Ideal attempts: 26+
Good score: 20+
Time to be allotted: 30 mins


Section 4: Reasoning

No of Questions: 35

This section was almost in the line of last year’s paper. There were two puzzles having eight and five questions respectively. There were five paragraph based questions which were tough as well as time-consuming. There were two to three questions from each of the topics such as Odd one out, Coding-decoding, Directions and Series & Sequence. A prepared aspirant who could have selected right set of questions would have faced less difficulty in this section.

Level of difficulty: Moderate
Ideal attempts: 25+
Good score: 20+
Time to be allotted: 20 mins


Section 5: Mathematics

No of Questions: 10

The questions were asked from topics such as Time & work, Mensuration, Time-speed-distance, Profit & Loss, Ratio-proportion etc. There was one question on Probability. The questions were of only moderate difficulty level. The aspirants must have required Time Management to be able to attempt this section as the number of questions is less than all the other sections, which leads to this section getting less priority.


Level of difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Ideal attempts: 8+
Good score: 5+
Time to be allotted: 7-8 mins


Overall Analysis

Sr No Section Questions Ideal Time Good Attempts Good Score Level of Difficulty
1 English 35 20 mins 28 21 Moderate to Difficult
2 General Knowledge 35 10-12 mins 28 22 Easy
3 Legal Aptitude 35 30 mins 26 20 Difficult
4 Reasoning 35 20 mins 25 20 Moderate
5 Mathematics 10 7-8 mins 8 5 Easy to Moderate
Total 150 90 mins 120+ 88+ Moderate to Difficult



The overall good score will be slightly less than the total of all the good scores as it is difficult to get a good score in each section. Also, due to an increase in the overall difficulty level of the paper, our experts predict a nominal decrease in the cut-off score this year. Hence, the expected cut-off score can be in the range of 85 to 88 marks.


Wishing all the aspirants a great luck for results!
Team Endeavor

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