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SET Law 2015 Analysis

Symbiosis Entrance Test for Law (SET-Law) 2015 was conducted in a paper based mode at various centers across the nation. The paper contained 150 questions from the following areas:

Logical Reasoning30
Legal Reasoning30
Analytical Reasoning30
Reading Comprehension30
General Knowledge30

The total time given for the paper was 150 minutes and there was no negative marking. Let us look at the individual sectional analysis for SET-Law 2015:

1) SET-Law 2015 Legal Reasoning:

The Legal Reasoning section of SET-Law 2015 had the following type of questions:

Question TypeNo. of questions
Principle-fact15
Legal Fact12
Legal GK2
Assertion Reason1
Subject-wise Breakup of the Legal Reasoning Section:
Subject AreaNo. of questions
Constitution9
Contract6
Indian Penal Code5
Torts9
Legal Misc.1

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Evaluation: The principle fact questions figured predominantly in the question paper, followed by questions based on legal facts. The analysis brings out the fact that Constitution and Law of Torts are important in ensuring an above average attempt as far as the principle fact questions are concerned. As an aspirant, you should not have spent more than 30-35 minutes on this section.

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2) SET-Law 2015 Logical Reasoning:

The Logical Reasoning section of SET-Law 2015 had questions from the following areas:

TopicNo. of questions
Logical arrangements6
Logical arguments5
Assertion Reason4
Logical inference2
Odd one out3
Proportions2
Coding2
Syllogism1
Number series1
Area questions1
Ranking1
Diagram deduction1
Analogies1
Total30
Level of difficulty: Moderate

Evaluation: The questions in this section tested the candidates on their basic understanding of the concepts. Questions from areas like coding, syllogisms, assertion reason and proportions were very easy and could have saved a lot of time. Logical arrangements and arguments had the maximum weightage in this section and conceptual clarity with ample practice was required to solve these questions effectively.

3) SET-Law 2015 Analytical Reasoning:

The Analytical Reasoning section of SET-Law 2015 had questions from the following areas:

TopicNo. of questions
Coding & Decoding3
Blood relations4
Cause & effect3
Series3
Probability2
Ratio & proportions2
Calendar2
Clocks2
Number system1
Age questions1
Profit & loss1
Percentage1
Time & work1
Time Speed Distance1
Logical Actions2
Mixtures & Allegations1
Total30
Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Evaluation: The major areas of Analytical reasoning from which questions were asked were coding & decoding, blood relations, series and cause & effect. Maximum questions in this section were "easy"; hence, candidates could have solved 25-27 questions with maximum effectiveness. Fundamental knowledge of the concepts was sufficient to score well in this section.

4) SET-Law 2015 Reading Comprehension:

The Reading Comprehension section of SET-Law 2015 had questions as follows:

TopicNo. of questions
Reading Comprehension (RC)24
Grammar based2
Idioms & Phrases4
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Evaluation: The Reading Comprehensions were a good mixture of passages ranging from easy, moderate to tough. With a good reading speed, you could easily attempt all the questions. Not more than 6 minutes should have been spent on each RC passage. The other questions from grammar and idioms were fairly easy. Most of the passages were from legal context, discussions, social issues and newspaper columns. Hence, reading the newspaper regularly would be beneficial for aspirants.

5) SET-Law 2015 General Knowledge:

The General Knowledge section of SET-Law 2015 had questions as follows:

AreaNo. of questions
Current12
Static18

Area Wise Analysis of General Knowledge Section:

SET Law: Static GK
AreaNo. of questions
History1
Polity3
S&T1
Geography4
Art & Culture3
Sports2
Miscellaneous4
SET Law: Current GK
AreaNo. of questions
Current2
International4
Polity2
Awards/Personality3
Miscellaneous1
Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Evaluation: SET Law 2015 had around 40% questions from current affairs, which means that this section should not be ignored. The best way to prepare Current Affairs is to read newspaper daily. An easy attempt would be of 18-20 questions. Not more than 10 minutes should have been spent on this section.

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