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Symbiosis Law School – Pune, established in June 1977, was earlier affiliated to the University of Pune. It became a constituent of Symbiosis International University in 2002, with an enhanced degree of autonomy in teaching, learning and research. Symbiosis law schools offer 5-year B.A. / B.B.A. LL.B., 3-Year LL.B. and LL.M. and diploma programs in law. Symbiosis law schools are located in Pune, Nagpur, Noida and Hyderabad. Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) is a common written test for the admission processes at the undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University, including Symbiosis Law School. SET 2020 will administered in 85 cities across the country. The list of these cities is published every year on the official website created for SET.

SLAT Eligibility

Eligibility criteria as notified in SLAT 2020 bulletin is as under:

  • The candidate should have passed XII (10+2) examination from any recognized Board with a minimum of 45% marks
  • Minimum 40% marks for S.C. /S.T. candidates
  •  Students who have appeared for their Standard XII final examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, subject to submission of passing certificate at the time of the final admission.

Format of SLAT 2020

Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) is an aptitude test and is objective in nature (for all the papers). SLAT 2020 will conducted in the following pattern

Mode: Online

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 150

Duration: 2 ½  Hrs. (150 Minutes)

Marking Scheme: Correct Answer : +1 No negative Marking

Section Wise Split-up:

Sections Marks
Logical Reasoning 30
Legal Reasoning 30
Analytical Reasoning 30
Reading Comprehension 30
General Knowledge 30

Selection Criteria:

  • SET Score
  • PI + WAT

Important dates

The entrance test for symbiosis law schools located in Pune, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Noida is popularly SET.

Tentative dates in SET 2020 calendar:

Event in Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) 2019 Tentative Day / Date / Month
Registration start date January 22, 2020
Last date for registration April 16, 2020
Last date for Payment April 16, 2020
Admit card will be live TBA
SLAT Date Saturday, May 2, 2020
SLAT Result Monday, May 14, 2020

Set Registration fee Rs. 1750/-

After declaration of the SET result, the institute to which you have applied will conduct further selection processes (PI-WAT) for short-listed candidates. The schedule for the same will be published on the Websites of the institutes

SET (Law) Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

Numbers BODMAS, Cyclicity, HCF & LCM, Averages and Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Mixtures & Alligations, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Data Interpretation.

Verbal Ability

Vocabulary, Sentence Analysis, Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement & Tenses, verbal and critical reasoning, Logical Consistency, Modifiers & Parallelism, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Idioms & Phrases etc.

General Awareness

Indian History, World History, Current Affairs, Indian Geography World Geography, Indian Constitution, Indian & World Economy, Banking & Financial Institutions, National Insignia, International News, Science, Computers, Sports and Movies, Prizes, Awards and Honors, Personalities, Literature and Media, Days and Dates etc.

Logical & Verbal Reasoning

Coding & Decoding, Analogies, Odd One Out, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements: Linear/Circular/Matrix, Groups & Conditionality, Logical Series, Selection Criteria, Sequential I/P – O/P Tracing, Symbol Based Logic, Logical Puzzles, Syllogisms, strong & weak arguments, Critical Reasoning, Cause effects, Implicit Assumptions, Inferences, statement conclusions etc.

Legal Aptitude

Law of Tort, Fundamentals of Law of Contract , Sale of Goods Act, Negotiable Instrument Act, Basics of Criminal Law, Basics of Constitutional Law, Family Law, Procedural Law, Property Law & Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Legal Maxims and Principles.

Colleges under SET (Law)

Sr. No. Institute Entrance Entrance Test score
Scaled down to 50 marks
(50 marks)
Test Applicable PI WAT Total
1 SLS – Pune

(BA LLB & BBA LLB) Hons Hons.


SLAT 50 30 20 100
2 SLS-Hyderabad


SLAT 50 30 20 100


SLAT 50 30 20 100
4 SLS-Nagpur


SLAT 50 30 20 100

SLAT / SET LAW 2019 Analysis

Symbiosis International University conducted SET Law 2019 (SLAT 2019) test for admission to Symbiosis law schools located in Pune, Hyderabad and Noida on May 5, 2019. For the first time, it was conducted in ONLINE mode. The test had 5 sections with 30 questions in each section. The duration of the examination was 150 minutes (2.5 Hrs.). Each question had 4 options and carried one mark each. There was no negative marking for incorrect answers

Analytical Reasoning (30 Q)

The section had 5 questions from verbal reasoning, out of which 2 were based on strong-weak arguments, 1 was Inference based & 2 were of statement-assumption type. They were quite easy. Remaining 25 questions were of non-verbal reasoning type. The topic wise split was as follows
Circular arrangements – 2 Q (Separate questions)
Selection based puzzle – 5 Q (One case let)
Alphabet series – 5 Q
Analogies – 5 Q (Number based – 2, word based – 3)
Visual puzzles – 4 Q
Problem solving – 4 Q (2 on P&L, percentages, 2 on AP-GP series)
A few questions were a little tricky, but overall difficulty level was easy. A good score could be 23-24 by spending about 20 minutes

2. Legal Reasoning (30 Q)

There were 23 Q based on principle-facts. 2 Q only had facts, without principles. 4 Q were based on static LGK. 1 Question was based on Assertion-Reasoning
Within legal reasoning, around 20 Q were based on constitution, criminal law & contracts. The rest were based on miscellaneous & torts
Out of these, around 4-5 were quite difficult & the rest were manageable. Questions were not too lengthy. A careful reading could fetch 22-23 marks in this section

3. Logical Reasoning (30 Q)

This section entirely comprised of analytical reasoning questions
Coding & decoding – 5 Q
Family tree – 5 Q (One set), 2 Q (Independent)
Analogies – 5 Q (Number based)
Odd-man out – 5 Q (3 – Word based, 2 – Alphanumeric based)
Circular arrangement – 2 Q (Independent Q)
Calendar – 2 Q
Data Sufficiency – 2 Q
Logical puzzles – 2 QOverall section was easy. 23-24 should be a good score by spending 25 minutes

4. Reading Comprehension (30 Q)

There were three passages with around five questions per passage.Last two passages had 7-8 Q each. No. of words ranged between 300-350 words
Most questions in first few passages were fact-based & easy. Passages with 7-8 questions needed close reading, since questions were based on tone, inference, supportive arguments and so on. Paragraph topics ranged from India-Maldives-China relations, Supreme Court’s commentary on Khappanchayat, World history & economics. Across passages, very few questions were based purely on vocabulary
One passage looked quite similar to the one in IMS material. Overall section was manageable. Reading questions before the passage would have helped to score smart marks. 22-23 would be a good score by spending around 30 minutes

5. General Knowledge (30 Q)

The section was dominated by current affairs questions. Topic wise break up was science & technology (2 Q), national & international awards (8 Q), world news & forums (7-8 Q), national insignia (1-2 Q), Sports (2-3 Q), personalities (5 Q)& static LGK (2 Q). Except 2-3 unusual Q, most of them were of familiar type with medium difficulty. A score of 18-20 was gettable
Experts’ Take
Like a typical SETLaw paper, time was not a constraint & with a decent reading speed and comprehension, one could easily solve entire paper with 15-20 minutes to spare
Good attempt & score in each section for PI – WAT short list should be as follows:

Sr. No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Good Score
1 Logical Reasoning 30 30 23-24
2 Legal Reasoning 30 30 22-23
3 Analytical Reasoning 30 30 23-24
4 Reading Comprehension 30 30 22-23
5 General Knowledge 30 30 18-20
Total 150 150 108-114