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SLAT Exam Pattern 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : August 26, 2022


SLAT is the exclusively designed examination that is meant to test the intelligence of the Candidates who are looking for admission at the SIU in the Law program offered by the University at its different campuses across India.

This Aptitude test is important in terms of testing a candidate's abilities to deal with questions as well as their kinds and level of difficulty.

So, once you refer to this article, you will get to know details about the examination mode, the duration of the exam, as well as the rules of Questions, and the weightage on which the number will be awarded. 

Understanding the paper pattern is important for the students because it is going to help them a great deal with their preparation as well as Enhance their performance in the final examination.

So, before you go to attempt the SLAT Examination, be sure you are well informed and completely aware of the question paper pattern. To add to your knowledge, this article will provide all the necessary information regarding the SET examining and planning on how you will prepare and attempt each section. 

In the last few years, the SLAT Exam Pattern has undergone several notable changes that students need to know about before they start their preparation. Here we are providing every single detail for your reference.

SLAT Law Exam Pattern 2023

As per the SLAT Exam Syllabus, you will be tested on English, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, and General Knowledge.

Check out the table below to understand the new exam pattern for the Symbiosis Law Admisison Test.

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Particular  The Examination Pattern of recent years  Previous Examination Pattern 
Mode of the Examination  CBT (Computer Based test which is evaluated electronically) CBT
Mode of Instructions  English  English 
Sections Of Questions  5 sections (English, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge) 5 sections (English, Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Science)
Kinds of Questions  Multiple Choice Questions  MCQs
Total Numbers of Questions  60 75
Weightage of Questions  60 75
WHAT Yes Yes

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There's no negative marking in the SLAT Exam, So freely attempt the questions without giving them a second thought in case you are confused between the options presented.

SLAT 2023 Exam Pattern: Section-wise Weightage

In the SLAT Entrance Exam, there are Generally 5 Questions where the weightage is equally distributed among each section.

Students must attempt all the sections and try to obtain maximum marks by making a correct choice of Answers in each segment.

Let's have a look at the table below to understand the SLAT marking schema, the number of questions, and more.

SLAT Exam Pattern
Number of Questions  Marks 
Logical Reasoning  12 12
Analytical skills  12 12
English Language and Literature  12 12
GK, GS & CA 12 12
Law and Legal Reasoning  12 12
Total  60 60

SLAT 2023 Exam Pattern for WAT

Before starting your SLAT Exam Preparation, it is important to go through the paper pattern, as it will help you understand the number of questions, type of questions, and more.

For the Academic year 2023, Symbiosis International University has decided upon conducting the WAT separately so that students could get enough time as well as remain in the mind frame where they don't have to bother about other SLAT questions.

Also this year only those candidates will be given a chance to attempt WAT who have qualified for the SLAT MCQ Examination, Also this will not be conducted by the Examination Control body but by the SIU Campuses themselves. 

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The topics of the WAT Examination are picked from the domains like Political & Economical Issues, recent news of National or Global Importance, ICT, Education, or other prevalent Social issues which are considered notable in the eyes of the masses.

It will be a 30 mins examination where the students have to present their answers in the form of an Essay.

Also, this section will be carrying two Questions from Which you have to choose 1 and structure your answer accordingly.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your SLAT Legal Reasoning Preparation

WAT Sample Questions 

 Q1: How does a low literacy rate impacts social growth? Write in the Indian Context 

Q2: How has digitisation impacted the legal regulations in India? Discuss 

Read more: Expected Questions for the SLAT exam

SLAT Exam Pattern: The process of Selection for the SIU Law Schools

SLAT Examination is meant for selecting as well as eliminating candidates from all those listed aspirants who have been participating in their Common Entrance Law Examination of Symbiosis International University.

The selection process comprises 3 parts, The MCQ Question level, The Writing Aptitude Test, and Finally, the Counselling or Face to Face Interview round.

Students are expected to clear all 3 levels to get admitted to the SIU Law Schools. The Examination Body records the score of responses at each step and then chooses the candidates who have scored the best and have the best performance in all 3 levels of examination. This Weightage is reflected in the table below:

Read more: Important topics for the SLAT personal interview

Stages of Examination  Total Weightage 
Multiple Choice Questions  60
Writing Aptitude  30
Face-to-Face Interview  10
Total  100

Frequently Asked Questions

There are going to be 60 questions in the MCQ section of the SLAT Exam 2023, where each question will carry 1 mark each marking it and examination of a total of 60 marks in addition to that the Writing Aptitude test will be having two Questions in which the candidates need to attempt only one.
Yes, SIU has Changed the examination pattern in 2023, the change being that the WAT which was earlier conducted together with the OMR Examination will now be conducted separately and only for the students Who have cleared the MCQ test.
In the SLAT Exam the MCQ carries a total of 60 marks while the Writing Aptitude test carries 30 marks. Lastly the Face to Face Interview round is 10 marks. 
In the Interview round, the candidates will be asked generalized questions which include Personal Questions like their hobby and aim followed by the Question which will be designed to check the student's awareness, their legal understanding, and how they approach different situations with their thought process.
The reason behind organizing MCQ and WAT is to reduce the number of contestants as well as to increase the efficiency of the test. Also when these questions are given separately then Students can concentrate on each segment Individually without getting stressed about the Essay Writing Section.
There are total 60 questions in the question paper and each question carries one mark.


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