SET- Law 2017 Analysis

SET-Law is conducted once every year by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for admission into undergraduate law programs at Symbiosis Law School Campuses at Pune, Noida and Hyderabad. SET-Law this year was held across 21 centers nationally on the 6th May, 2017. The total intake for all three campuses is roughly 720 seats for the undergraduate courses B.B.A.L.L.B. and B.A. L.L.B.
This article aims to discuss the various question types that came in this years’ paper, their difficulty level and achievable score. The exam was conducted for 150 mins (2hr. 30 mins) in a pen-paper mode i.e. offline mode. There were a total of 150 questions from 5 sections: Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and General Knowledge. Each section had equal weightage with respect to number of questions (30 each) and marks. Each correct answer was awarded with +1 mark and there was no negative marking.
Logical Reasoning section:
The division of questions in logical reasoning section is as follows:
Question TypeNumber of Questions
Logical Reasoning2
Coding and Decoding1
Statement Assumption5
Cause Effect7
Statement Conclusion4
Statement Argument4
This section was a mix bag of different question types with verbal reasoning and its various types being a predominant through the section.
Legal Reasoning:
Following are the areas and question type that appeared in SET-Law 2017
Subject NameNumber of Questions
Law of Torts10
Indian Penal Code4
Law of Contract12
Legal Misc3
Question TypeNumber of Questions
Situation(Fact) Based13
Match the Column1
Principal-Fact (Legal Reasoning)3
Legal Fact9
This section was based more on legal reasoning and was very easy. There were around 13 questions where in facts or situation was given without a related legal principle. However 3 questions from the legal reasoning section were given along with a related legal principle. Students who had a sound knowledge of common legal principles would have found them very easy. 4 question were assertion-reason based. A fair share of questions was designed to test the legal fact knowledge of the aspirants.
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Analytical Reasoning:
Following is the division of the questions:
Question TypeNumber of Questions
Bar diagram1
Odd man out2
Coding and Decoding3
Analytical Reasoning4
Pie chart1
Venn Diagram2
Profit and Loss1
Number system1
Verbal Reasoning3
Although the name of the section was analytical reasoning but it had some questions from data interpretation as well as mathematics.
Reading Comprehension:
Question TypeNumber of Questions
Passage based22
Overall feel of the reading comprehension section was easy. The passages were of short length as usual and were based on variety of areas such as legal, sociology, business, environment etc.
General Knowledge:
Question TypeNumber Of Question
 Govt. Schemes & Policy3
International & National Org.2
Science & Technology5
Indian History1
Current Affairs2
World Geography1
Indian Geography3
Indian Polity1
Awards & Honours1
Book, Author, Art, Culture2
SectionLevel of difficulty, Time & Accuracy
Logical ReasoningThe overall level of the section was easy to moderate. The ideal time to solve the section is 25 – 27 minutes and the achievable score was 20–23.
Legal ReasoningThe overall difficulty level of the section was easy to moderate. The average expected score in the legal aptitude section would be 23-25.
Analytical ReasoningThe level was moderate to difficult. Ideal time to solve the section is 35-40 minutes and the ideal score is 20-22 with 80% accuracy.
Reading ComprehensionAll the passages could have been attempted easily within 30 minutes. As the questions were direct and easy so a score of 25+ is good.
General KnowledgeThe level of this section was moderate to difficult. Ideal time to solve the section is 10-15 minutes and the ideal score would be 19-21.
After the declaration of results, candidates are shortlisted for the next round i.e. essay writing and interview. The final admission is offered on the basis of composite scores of all the rounds. You can check out the following link to know more about and prepare for the essay writing and interview round.