SLAT 2020 Analysis

The law entrance exam for the courses offered at different Symbiosis colleges was conducted as an online proctored test from 26 July to 28 July 2020. As the pattern changed this year so the paper had a total of 75 questions, and time allotted was also 75 minutes. This was followed by WAT (Essay), which was allotted 30 minutes. The students were to choose from two topics. The topics were based on social issues , governance, and economy in general. The paper was divided into five different sections. The sections were named as Reading comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Legal Reasoning. Every question was of 1 mark only and there was no negative marking in the exam. You can read the composition of different section and their difficulty level in the paragraphs given below. The compositions of questions based on different area varied from slot to slot but the overall level of the exam remained same in each slot. There were a few technical glitches this time as reported by the students.
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The exam pattern has been discussed in detailed manner in the following table.
Name of the Section
Maximum Marks
Number of Questions
Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension
15
15
Easy to Moderate
Analytical Reasoning
15
15
Moderate
Logical Reasoning
15
15
Easy to moderate
General Knowledge
15
15
Moderate
Legal Reasoning
15
15
Easy to moderate
Total
75
75
Section I: Reading Comprehension
This section of the test had roughly about three passages of almost similar lengths. All the three passages had five questions each Overall the passages were not lengthy and were easy to comprehend. The passages were mostly based on sociology, politics, and economy and questions based on them were also easy and direct.
Section II: Analytical Reasoning
This section of the test was of moderate difficulty level. There were a few questions on commercial maths such as profit & loss, SI CI,percentages, etc. The section also had questions on number series, blood relations,calender, direction sense etc.
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Section III: Logical Reasoning
This section was of easy to moderate level as reported by the students. Most of the questions in this section were sitters. Even in this section the composition was like the previous year’s only. The questions appearing in this section were primarily from the areas like coding – decoding, directions, family based puzzles, verbal and critical reasoning, odd man out, Visual reasoning based ,number series and directions sense.
Section IV: General Knowledge
GK section was an optimum mix of static and current affairs as per the students. However, the Current affairs dominated the static GK. The number of questions reduced as compared to previous year which made students go easy on the attempts. The questions broadly covered many areas like Person in news, Economics, Government Policies, International affairs and news of national importance. Students who were regular in reading newspapers and revised them thoroughly could have answered maximum questions easily.
Section V: Legal Reasoning
The Legal Reasoning Section this year consisted of 15 questions. The difficulty level of the exam can be said to be between easy and moderate. A score of 12 – 13 can be considered as a good score in this section. Over the three days, out of the 15 questions about half were based on principles and the rest were either without a principle or questions based on legal general awareness. About 3 - 4 questions were asked from the current legal awareness area. Just like the previous years' trend, the majority of the questions were based on the law of torts and contract law.
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