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 pattern and question 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.
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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 NoSectionQuestionsMarks
1Logical Reasoning3030
2Legal Reasoning3030
3Analytical Reasoning3030
4Reading Comprehension3030
5General Knowledge3030
Total 150150
Important dates related to SET law 2018
SET Law 2018 examMay 5, 2018
SET Law 2018 resultMay 14, 2018
SET Law 2018 PI-WATMay 21, 2018
First merit list of SET Law 2018June 4, 2018
Second merit list of SET Law 2018June 11, 2018
Third merit list of SET Law 2018June 18, 2018
Fourth merit list of SET Law 2018 (except SLS Pune)Last week of June, 2018
 Expected Cutoff
SET Law 2018 Cutoff for SLS Pune PI-WAT
Category2018 Cut Off
General (Open)10594
Schedule Caste3438
Schedule Tribe21
Differently Abled4752
Kashmiri Migrant2658
Defense Personnel Wards9470
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SET Law 2018 Expected Cutoff for SLS Noida  PI-WAT
Category2018 Cut Off
General (Open)9692
Schedule Caste3630
Schedule Tribe6259
Differently Abled4278
Kashmiri Migrant5550
Let us now look at the detailed analysis for each section:
Section 1: 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.TopicNumber of Questions
1.Coding & decoding5
2.Family Tree7
4.Odd-one out5
5.Circular arrangement2
7.Data Sufficiency2
8.Logical puzzles2
Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 23-25
Ideal correct: 20-22
Time to be allotted: 30-35 minutes
Section 2: 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.TopicNumber of Questions
1.Principle-facts based23
2.Factual questions without principles2
3.Static Legal GK4
Section 3: 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.TopicNumber of Questions
1.Number series, Alphabetical series6
3.Blood Relations3
4.Mental Ability2
5.Direction test1
6.Pure Maths7-8
Section 4: 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
3.Emergency situation
4.Khap Panchayat and Honour Killing
5.Utopia & Judiciary
Section 5: 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.TopicNumber of Questions
1.Science & technology2
2.National & International awards8
3.World news7-8
4.National insignia1-2
7.Static Legal GK2