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SLAT exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more

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SLAT is a Law Admission Test conducted by Symbiosis International University (Deemed University) for admission into Symbiosis Law Schools. There are four participating Law Schools - SLS, Pune, SLS, Noida, SLS, Hyderabad and SLS, Nagpur, which offer about 1080 seats for an LL.B degree.

SLAT 2022 - At a glance

Exam nameSymbiosis Law Aptitude Test (SLAT)
Conducting bodySymbiosis International (Deemed University)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
ModeOnline
Exam Duration2 hours 30 minutes
Date of Examinationto be announced
Selection processAptitude Test, Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test
Examination purposefor admission into BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.) courses in SLS
Latest updateSLAT 2021 Results announced
Official websitehttps://www.set-test.org/set-law.html

SLAT 2022 Important dates

EventDate
Registration beginsto be announced
Registration endsto be announced
Admit Card releaseto be announced
Entrance Test Dateto be announced
Entrance Test Resultsto be announced
Counsellingto be announced

Eligibility Criteria for SLAT 2022

Educational Qualification for BA. LL.B and BBA. LL.B (Five years integrated programme):

Candidates who have passed the 10th and 12th or equivalent from a recognised board in the qualifying examination can apply.

CategoryMinimum marks requirement
General and OBC candidatesAt least 45%
SC/ST candidatesAt least 40%

Age

There is no upper age limit applicable for the SLAT examination.

SLAT 2022 Application fee

CategoryFee
Registration fee₹ 1950

How to Apply for SLAT 2022

  1. Visit the official website https://www.set-test.org/ as soon as the registration begins.
  2. Click on "Register "
  3. Submit your details, qualification information and contact information.
  4. Select the preferred test city.
  5. Proceed with your application - fill in your particulars and upload the documents required.
  6. Pay the application fee and wait for confirmation.
  7. After the transaction is successful, take a printout of your application form.

SLAT 2022 Admit Card

Admit cards will be available for download on the official website before the exam.

Seats intake

InstitutionBA LL.BBBA LL.B
Symbiosis Law School, Pune120180
Symbiosis Law School, Noida120180
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad120120
Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur120120

Reservation

CategoryReservation
SC15%
ST7.5%
Differently-abled3%
Children/wards of defence personnel5%
Kashmiri migrants2 seats each program
International candidates15%

Selection Process

The selection process involves three stages:

  1. SLAT including Writing Ability Test
  2. Personal Interview

After the declaration of SLAT 2022, SLS will release a list of candidates shortlisted for a Personal Interview. During the Personal Interview, prospective candidates will be presented before a panel of excellent Academia. The Interview carries 30 marks. Personal Interviews will be conducted online.

SLAT 2022 Examination Pattern

SubjectNumber of questionsMaximum marks
General Knowledge1212
Analytical reasoning1212
Reading Comprehension1212
Legal reasoning1212
Logical reasoning1212
TOTAL6060
  • WAT will carry 20 marks.
  • The total duration of the test is 90 minutes. (60 minutes for SLAT + 30 minutes for WAT)

SLAT 2022 Syllabus

SubjectSyllabus
General KnowledgeGeneral Awareness of events happening worldwide and General Knowledge of History, Geography, Economics, Politics and Science.
Analytical reasoningAnalogies, Algebra, Arithmetic reasoning, Blood relations, Distances and directions, Profit and Loss, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Algebra, Mensuration, Averages, percentage
Reading ComprehensionVocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence completion, spotting errors in grammar and spellings, Cloze test
Legal reasoningQuestions will be asked on Legal Aptitude, Legal prepositions and facts. Questions on hypothetical cases will also be asked wherein the candidate must assume the given prepositions and answer accordingly.
Logical reasoningQuestions will be based on the Continuation of patterns, logical links, completing arguments, drawing conclusions, reasoning, relationships among people, things or events, Syllogism

SLAT 2022 Result

SLAT results will be announced on the official website after the examination. Note that the SLAT scorecard will not mention WAT scores.

SLAT 2021 Cut-off

The cut-off range of the participating SLS are given here-

InstitutionsBA LLBBBA LLB
SLS, Pune10094
SLS, Noida9286
SLS, Hyderabad8076
SLS, Nagpur7570

SLAT 2021 Exam Analysis

Section-wise Analysis:

SectionsDifficulty LevelDescription
Logical ReasoningEasy-ModerateQuestions were asked on number series, selecting the odd one out, blood relationships, Analogies, etc.
Legal ReasoningEasy-ModerateQuestions were asked based on torts & contracts, criminal law, writs & necessity. This section was direct and easily understandable.
Analytical ReasoningEasyQuestions were asked on ages, coding-decoding, directions, arrangements and statement conclusion. Few questions tested quantitative aptitude.
Reading ComprehensionModerateThree reading comprehension passages were given. They were based on misinformation in the media, covid-19 and the medical termination of pregnancy act. The questions that followed were easy to follow.
General KnowledgeModerate-DifficultStatic & current affairs questions were asked.

WAT: The choices given for essay writing were

  • Law has unfolded multiple shades of dignity for women in India. However, women in India continue to be within shackles of patriarchy, discrimination & violence.
  • Use of Information & Communication Technology in the Indian judicial system.

Preparation tips

  • Practising the different kinds of questions asked in the SLAT is the only strategy to follow. We have recommended a few books to help you with your preparation, and there are accessible sources on the internet that will give you free access to endless practice questions.
  • Take up mock tests to assess your level of preparation. It gives you a chance to work on areas in which you are lagging and improve the efficiency of your practice. Solving online mock tests will also help with time management skills.
  • For general awareness, make a habit of reading newspapers every day. The Hindu and Indian Express are recommended. Make a note of important events as you go.
  • Know your weak areas - take a few mock tests before starting your preparation. Analyse the results and note the areas in which you lag. You can pay special attention to these topics. Allot some specified time in your study plan to focus on them.
  • Eliminate pointless distractions, which steals your precious time to prepare for something so big that it will shape your future. Don't waste your precious time on your cell phone, visiting relatives, watching TV etc. Instead, pick up one hobby and stick to it. That will help you eliminate stress and exam anxiety.

Recommended Books

Legal Reasoning

Book nameAuthor/Publication
Legal Awareness and Legal ReasoningA.P. Bharadwaj
Legal G.K. for Competitive ExaminationsUniversal Publications

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Book nameAuthor/Publication
General KnowledgeArihant
Yearly General KnowledgePearson

Logical & Analytical Reasoning

Book nameAuthor/Publication
Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Agarwal
Logical ReasoningArun Sharma
Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey

English Language

Book nameAuthor/Publication
High School English Grammar CompositionWren and Martin
Objective EnglishR.S. Agarwal
Six WeeksWilfred Funk
Better EnglishNorman Lewis

Study Plan

Selecting the suitable study material: recommended books for the SLAT examination are given in this article. Refer to your textbooks for fundamentals, as you'll already be familiar with the structure and concepts.

Stick to a schedule:

  1. Devote time for preparation and revision.
  2. Make a study schedule to cover the syllabus at the right time.
  3. Set aside a few hours of your time for revision at the end of the day.

Keep visiting the official website to stay on top of any updates. Distribute your time and resources correctly, and remember - Sky's the limit!