SLAT- Symbiosis Law Admission Test for SLS

What is SLAT?
Symbiosis University is one of the branded and internationally recognised institutes when it comes to the education sector. There are 4 Symbiosis Law Schools (SLS) in total in the nation and these are in the four major cities which are, SLS Pune, SLS Hyderabad, SLS Noida, and SLS Nagpur. The competition to get in the SLS is unimaginably high and there is a long queue of law aspirants wanting to get into the internationally acclaimed SLS.  However clearing the Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) is the only mode to procure a seat in the most prestigious private law colleges in India. Along with qualifying the SLAT written the candidates even have to qualify the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) for an assured admission in their choice of law course in one of the SLS.
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Key Features of Symbiosis Law School Pune:
After clearing SLAT, students get enrolled on a five-year integrated course for law at four centres. Students pursuing law from SLS, Pune are benefitted in a number of ways:-
  • SLS Pune imparts profound conceptual knowledge covering legal rules, concepts, methods of legal reasoning. Law graduates from SLS Pune develop a legal thinking mindset which enables them to be critical, problem-solving approach.
  • Legal communication Skills are honed which includes drafting, mooting, advocacy, collaboration etc.
  • Professionalism, leadership skills, discipline, work ethics and responsibility and readiness to engage in a wide variety of public service in law jobs are some of the values inculcated to students studying law from SLS Pune.
  • Distinguished Visiting Professors such as Dr. T.R Subramanya, Prof. Lakshmi Jambholkar, Anil Malhotra provide valuable inputs to students and make learning a very enriching experience.
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Key Features of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad:
For taking admission in B.A LLB or BBA LLB programmes offered at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, students have to clear Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT). The second step in the selection process involves Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT).
  • SLS, Hyderabad provides state-of-the-art infrastructure to students pursuing law courses. The campus is in the vicinity of the premier institute TISS and it is just 45 minutes away from the airport.
  • Students are taught by well-qualified faculty and there are many training and skill enhancement programmes, moot courts, etc. which are conducted so that students have a holistic development.
  • The curriculum is revised after inputs from eminent lawyers, international jurists, and other industry experts. The college has a student learning-centric approach and students are taken for field visits and workshops are conducted to impart practical training.
  • At SLS, Hyderabad top law firms, corporate houses, Civil Services, Banks and Insurance Companies participate in the recruitment process.
Note: SLS Noida and SLS Nagpur also provide a great learning environment for students enrolled for five years integrated law course. Students have to clear SLAT to take admission in these Law schools.
What are SLAT eligibility criteria?
The SLAT aspirants should check their eligibility carefully before filling the form and make sure that they fulfill all the SLAT eligibility conditions for filling the application in all regards.
  • Required Academic Qualification- The candidate should have qualified 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks- The general and OBC category students should have 45% marks in 12th. For the SC/ST candidates of SLAT, the minimum marks required are 40%.
  • Age Limit- There is no upper age limit for SLAT aspirants as per the orders of Supreme Court of India.
  • The SLAT aspirants should have qualified 12th in their single attempt. Candidates with compartment or have previously appeared in the compartment exam, are not eligible to appear in SLAT.
  • Candidates who have completed their 12th exam from distance learning or open school are not eligible to appear in the SLAT.
  • SLAT aspirants must keep their documents ready as they are required during admission and need to be produced during the counseling, which also is a determinant of their SLAT eligibility conditions.
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What is selection procedure after qualifying SLAT?
Knowing what constitutes the SLAT exam is the first step towards its preparation. Given below is the table which lets you know the various sections along with their marks distribution. Take a look and read the steps of selection to the 4 SLS.
Details of the SLAT sections
Mode of Examination
Internet Based Online Proctored Test
Number of Sections
Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge
Total no. of questions
Total marks
Total time
90 minutes (60 minutes for MCQ followed by 30 minutes for WAT)
Marks per question
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking
Once the SLAT results are declared, the students who make it through the written test are called for the WAT and PI. Thereupon for the admission to SLS, students need to make it to the SLAT cut-off list which is the bench-mark for the admissions. When a student clears the Personal Interview and Written Ability Test then a cut-off is released separately by the SLS Pune, SLS Hyderabad, SLS, Noida and SLS Nagpur. Based on the performance in PI-WAT, a final merit list is drawn for admission to the law courses in Symbiosis Law Schools.
Hoping that the given information about the Symbiosis Law Schools encourages law aspirants to consider SLS as their top choice for education and an exciting career in law. Wishing a great luck to the law aspirants for SLAT!!      
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