SLAT 2019

The Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) 2019 for admission to Symbiosis Law Schools at Pune, Noida, Hyderabad and Nagpur was conducted today (May 4, 2019), all over India except for the test centers at Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Kolkata and Hooghly due to effect of cyclone Fani. SLAT was conducted as a computer-based test. The level of difficulty can be considered easy to moderate in comparison to 2018.

A total of 150 questions, to be attempted in 150 minutes, were divided equally over the five sections. Each question had 4 options; and carried one mark each. There was no negative marking for incorrect attempts.

Section No. Of Questions Good Score
Logical Reasoning 30 22-24
Legal Reasoning 30 22-23
Analytical Reasoning 30 22-24
Reading Comprehension 30 22-24
General Knowledge 30 20-22

Logical Reasoning

This was the first section of the paper. Like 2018, this section had questions pre-dominantly from Analytical Reasoning. The questions were easy; and the section could have been attempted in about 30-35 minutes. Topic Wise Break-up of the questions:

Area No. of Questions
Seating Arrangement (Hexagonal) 4 (1 Set)
Venn Diagram 2
Antonym 2
Synonym 1
Series 3
Clocks 1
Odd-One out 1
Seating Based 1
Directions 1
Coding-Decoding 1
Course of Action 2
Analogy 3

A score of around 22-24 can be considered a good one in this section.

Legal Reasoning

Unlike 2018, this section can be rated easy-moderate. The section had 66% of the questions from Legal Knowledge. However, the 10 questions which were fact-based can also be classified as Legal Knowledge based. Topics covered included Contributory Negligence, Writs, Offence by a minor, Counter Offer, Case Law ( L. Chandrakumar vs. Union of India, K S Puttaswamy vs. Union of India), Dacoity, Assault, Fundamental Rights. There was just one question based on reason-assertion. There were three questions based on emergency. A score of 20-22 can be considered good in this section.

Analytical Reasoning

This section consisted of various question types, such as series (missing terms), Strong and Weak argument, Analogy, Family Tree etc. Contrary to the expectation of many, there were a lot of questions, which can be easily classified as Mathematics. The level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-medium. Topic wise break- up of the questions:

Area No. of Questions
Fractions 1
Percentage 1
Ratio & Proportion 1
Mixture 1
Age Related 1
Series (Missing term) 1
Analogy 4
Coding-Decoding 3
Family Tree 2
Number System 5
Time and Work 2
String and Weak Argument 2

A score in the range of 22-24 can be considered as a good score in this section.

Reading Comprehension

The passages were from a variety of topics. The length of each was relatively medium, except for one on the GST which was an easy read. Most of the questions were direct; and could be answered easily with direct reference to the passage. The source of the passage was also provided at the end, which was a surprise element, unlike most exams. The overall level of questions in this section was easy. A score of 22-24 can be considered a good one.

General Knowledge

Based completely on current affairs except for a question or two, students may have found this section on the moderate side of difficulty. The questions were from diverse areas, including awards, geography, economic awareness, films, defense etc. There were few questions based on important amendments and bills. The level of difficulty of this section can be considered easy-to-moderate. Some of the questions on Current Affairs were quite tricky, as the answer had to be recalled at that very moment. A score of 20-22 in this section could be considered good.

Based on the paper, the predicted cut-offs for the Symbiosis Law Schools are likely to be:

Symbiosis Law School, Pune 100-102(BA LLB); 94-96 (BBA LLB)
Symbiosis Law School, Noida 92-94 (BA LLB); 86-88 (BBA LLB)
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad 80+ (BA LLB); 76+ (BBA LLB)
Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur 75+ (BA LLB); 70+ (BBA LLB)

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key, and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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Team LST