SLAT 2018 Analysis

The Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) 2018 for admission to Symbiosis University Law program took place on 5th May, 2018 in various centers all over India. It was for the first time, that Symbiosis University conducted an online test. However, the SLAT question paper pattern and format remained the same as last year. The paper comprised of a total of 150 questions and the total time given to complete the test was 150 minutes. The five sections in the exam were of Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge, Analytical reasoning, Legal reasoning, and Logical Reasoning. There was no negative marking and each question had 4 options and carried one mark each. The exam was conducted with utmost care and cautions to ensure glitch-free test conduction. Symbiosis University provides a five-year integrated law program in its campuses in Pune, Noida and Hyderabad. In this article you will read about the SLAT 2018 analysis and understand how much preparation you will need for the SLAT
SLAT Exam Pattern:
Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 150 minutes (No sectional Time Limit)
Marking System: +1 for correct, 0 for incorrect
Overview of the SLAT 2018
SR No Section Questions Marks
1 Logical Reasoning 30 30
2 Legal Reasoning 30 30
3 Analytical Reasoning 30 30
4 Reading Comprehension 30 30
5 General Knowledge 30 30
Total   150 150
Important dates related to SET law 2018
Event Dates
SET Law 2018 exam May 5, 2018
SET Law 2018 result May 14, 2018
SET Law 2018 PI-WAT May 21, 2018
First merit list of SET Law 2018 June 4, 2018
Second merit list of SET Law 2018 June 11, 2018
Third merit list of SET Law 2018 June 18, 2018
Fourth merit list of SET Law 2018 (except SLS Pune) Last week of June, 2018
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SLAT Expected Cutoff
SET Law 2018 Cutoff for SLS Pune PI-WAT
Category 2018 Cut Off
General (Open) 105 94
Schedule Caste 34 38
Schedule Tribe 2 1
Differently Abled 47 52
Kashmiri Migrant 26 58
Defense Personnel Wards 94 70
SET Law 2018 Expected Cutoff for SLS Noida  PI-WAT
Category 2018 Cut Off
General (Open) 96 92
Schedule Caste 36 30
Schedule Tribe 62 59
Differently Abled 42 78
Kashmiri Migrant 55 50
Let us now look at the detailed SLAT analysis for each section:
Section 1: SLAT Logical Reasoning
No of Questions: 30
This section was the first in the paper and the questions were fairly easy. This section at max could be covered in about 30-35 minutes.
S. No. Topic Number of Questions
1. Coding & decoding 5
2. Family Tree 7
3. Analogies 5
4. Odd-one out 5
5. Circular arrangement 2
6. Calendar 2
7. Data Sufficiency 2
8. Logical puzzles 2
Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 23-25
Ideal correct: 20-22
Time to be allotted: 30-35 minutes
Section 2: SLAT Legal Reasoning
This section was again, easy. The questions checked the legal knowledge of the students to a certain extent as there were some questions in which the factual propositions lacked legal principles.  There were questions from Indian Penal Code, torts, Constitution but Contract Act was the most asked subject as there were almost 14-15 questions. The section was fairly easy; and one could have easily attempted at least 27-28 questions in 30 minutes.
Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 20-22
Ideal correct: 20-24
Time to be allotted: 30 -40 minutes
S. No. Topic Number of Questions
1. Principle-facts based 23
2. Factual questions without principles 2
3. Static Legal GK 4
4. Assertion-Reasoning 1
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Section 3: SLAT Analytical Reasoning
This section can also be categorized as an easy one. The questions were not purely based on mathematics but also checked the reasoning ability of the students on a thorough basis. A score in the range of 22-24 could be considered as a good score in this section.
Level of difficulty: Easy - medium
Ideal attempts: 24-26
Ideal correct: 22-24
Time to be allotted: 30 minutes
S. No. Topic Number of Questions
1. Number series, Alphabetical series 6
2. Coding-decoding 4-5
3. Blood Relations 3
4. Mental Ability 2
5. Direction test 1
6. Pure Maths 7-8
Section 4: SLAT Reading Comprehension
This section covered five passages from a variety of topics. The length of the passages was fairly medium. The questions were mostly direct and could be answered easily by referring to the passages. This section checked the understanding and comprehending abilities of the students. An attempt of 22-25 can be considered a good one.
One passage on had seven questions. One passage on had five questions. Apart from these, there were passages based on, Emergency situation in the Maldives and one on Khap Panchayat & Honour Killing. The passage based on Utopia can be termed as Difficult. Most of the questions were Direct, of which two were based on Vocabulary.
Level of difficulty: Fairly Easy
Ideal attempts: 22-25
Ideal correct: 22-25
Time to be allotted: 30-35 minute
S. No. Passage Topic
1. Environment & Forest coverage
2. Consumerism
3. Emergency situation
4. Khap Panchayat and Honour Killing
5. Utopia & Judiciary
Section 5: SLAT General Knowledge
This section involved questions from both static and current GK in which there were just 9 questions from Static GK, and the rest were from Current Affairs. The questions covered all areas such as geography, economic awareness, sports, awards, etc. The level of difficulty of this section can be considered easy-to-moderate.
Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Ideal attempts: 18-20
Ideal correct: 16-20
Time to be allotted: 10 minutes
S. No. Topic Number of Questions
1. Science & technology 2
2. National & International awards 8
3. World news 7-8
4. National insignia 1-2
5. Sports 2-3
6. Personalities 5
7. Static Legal GK 2
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