SLAT 2020 Exam Date: Application Form, Result, Admission, Cut-off

SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) is a law entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International University (Deemed) for admission into 5 years integrated law courses i.e. BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.) into 4 Symbiosis Law School (SLS) present in Pune, Noida, Hyderabad, and Nagpur. SLAT is a university level exam which was conducted in the internet-based online proctored mode for the year 2020. 

Highlights:

Exam Name SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test)
Conducting Authority Symbiosis International University (Deemed)
Exam Level University level
Programs offered BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Total seats offered 900
Exam mode Online (SLAT 2020 was conducted  in internet-based online proctored due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Exam Duration 1 hour 45 mins (105 mins)

SLAT 2020 Schedule

SLAT 2020 was conducted in internet-based online proctored due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the revised schedule announced by Symbiosis International University:

Event Date
Registration started 22 January 2020
Registration ended 20 May 2020
Application form re-opened 11 - 30 June 2020
Infrastructure Readiness Check (IRC) 9 - 17 July 2020
Slot booking 14 - 17 July 2020
Admit card available 17 July 2020
Exam Dry Run Check (DRC) 21 - 24 July 2020
Exam date 26, 27, 28 July 2020
Result declaration 12 August 2020

SLAT 2020 Admit Card

Symbiosis International University (SIU) issues the SLAT admit card to those students who have completed the slot booking process. The admit card will be available online. Candidates can download their admit card by providing their exam ID and Password. The admit card will contain details about the exam date, centre, instructions, etc. Candidates need to carry the admit card, photos, and required documents with them to the exam hall.
For internet-based online proctored test mode, the proctor will check the admit card through the Internet mode test application.
Steps to Download the Admit Card:

  • Go to the official website of SLAT
  • Click on "Admit Card for SLAT"
  • Provide your SET ID and Password
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a few printouts for future use

Details present in SLAT Admit Card:

  • Candidate's name, registration number
  • Candidate's signature, admission category
  • Exam schedule for the booked slot 
  • Exam day run check details
  • Exam day instructions

Exam Day Instructions:

  • The admit card should be a colour print out and must be carried with to the exam hall along with valid photo ID such as Adhaar Card, Voter Id card, Driving Licence, Etc.
  • Candidates should reach one hour before the allotted time to avoid any hassle
  • Candidate must attach a recent photo in the admit card
  • No extra time will be provided to complete the exam
  • Candidates should avoid carrying items like - Cell phones, calculators, watch calculators, alarm clocks, digital watches with built-in calculators/ memory or any electronic or smart devices 
  • Candidates belonging to Differently-abled category and needing Scribe/ Writer for taking the exam should arrange one for themselves. The Scribe// Writer should not be qualified above matriculation/ class 10th 

SLAT 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of SLAT 2020 (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) consists of 5 subjects, which are:

  • Legal Reasoning
  • English
  • Logical Reasoning 
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • General knowledge and Current affairs
Legal Reasoning English Logical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning General knowledge and Current affairs
Legal terms Reading Comprehension Arguments and conclusions Logical/Mathematical Analysis Current events (National and International)
Indian Constitution Word Usage Sets and statements Algebra History
Contracts and Constitutional Law Vocabulary Puzzle Percentage Geography
Torts Grammar Blood relations Profit and Loss Economics
Vicarious Liability Inference-based questions Series Odd-Even Discretion Sports, Awards, and Honors
IPC and the CrPC Synonyms Syllogism Time, Distance, and Work  Eminent personalities
Strict Liability Antonyms Directions Average UN bodies
Law of Crimes Foreign Words/Phrase   Ratios  
International Law Para Jumbles      
Intellectual Property Rights        
Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Policy        

SLAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Symbiosis International University (SIU) has brought many changes in the exam pattern of SLAT 2020. The SLAT 2020 exam will be now conducted in an online remote-proctored test mode. The total questions have been reduced from 150 to 75. The duration of the exam is also reduced from 2.5 hours to 105 minutes. However, the marking scheme remains unchanged.
Note: SIU has also introduced a new type of section, WAT (Writing Ability Test), which will have subjective type questions.

SLAT Exam Pattern Comparision:

Feature Old Pattern New Pattern
Exam mode Online Online remote-proctored testing (RPT) mode
Exam type MCQs MCQs
Duration 2.5 hours 75 Minutes for MCQs and 30 Minutes for WAT
Total Questions 150 75 (Excluding WAT)
Negative marking No No

Mark Distribution:

Subject No. of Question Mark
Logical Reasoning 15 15
Legal Reasoning 15 15
Analytical Reasoning 15 15
Reading Comprehension/English 15 15
General Knowledge (GK) 15 15
Total7 75 75

Details of WAT (Writing Ability Test):

  • This test will have subjective essay type questions
  • Duration will be 30 minutes
  • The maximum mark is not specified

SLAT 2020 Cut-Off

Symbiosis International University (SIU) will release the SLAT 2020 cut-off during the time of the counseling process in online mode. All 4 participating Symbiosis Law School (SLS) will have different cut-offs. The cut off will be the last rank of the candidate selected for the admissions, thus candidates coming under the cut off the rank will be given admissions to different law programmes. Check the previous year cut-offs for different SLS campuses:

For SLS Pune

BA LLB Program:

Category Cut-Off (Out of 150)
General 108
Scheduled Caste (SC) 38
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 1
Differently Abled 47
Kashmiri Migrants 26
Wards of Defense Personnel (Serving & Retired) 94

BBA LLB Program:

Category Cut-Off (Out of 150)
General 97
Scheduled Caste (SC) 32
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 1
Differently Abled 52
Kashmiri Migrants 58
Wards of Defense Personnel (Serving & Retired) 70

For SLS Noida

BA LLB Program:

Category Cut-off (out of 150)
General 98
Scheduled Caste (SC) 38
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 61
Differently Abled 47
Kashmiri Migrants 58

BBA LLB Program:

Category Cut-Off (Out of 150)
General 91
Scheduled Caste (SC) 32
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 54
Differently Abled 72
Kashmiri Migrants 48

SLAT 2020 Application Form

Candidates can apply for SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) in online mode through three steps. However, candidates can make the payment in both online and offline mode. Candidates need to go through SLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria before applying.

Step 1. Registration

  • Go to the official website of Symbiosis International University (SIU)
  • Click on "Register Now"
  • Then click on "New Registration"
  • Provide necessary details such as Name, Gender, DOB, etc.
  • Provide your academic details of 10th and 12th
  • Select exam name i.e. SLAT
  • Select test city (Maximum three)
  • Click on "Register"

Step 2. Application Form:

  • After registration, your SLAT ID and Password will be generated and will be sent to your registered e-mail
  • Log in by using the ID and password
  • Fill all necessary personal, professional, educational, and contact details asked
  • Upload recent photograph and signature in mentioned format and size

Step 3. Payment:

Online Payment:

  • Choose the mode of payment from "make my payment" tab
  • Pay the application fee of Rs. 1750/- through credit/debit card/net banking

Offline Payment:

  • Choose Demand Draft (DD) from the "make my payment" tab
  • Fill the application form and take a print out of it
  • Send the application form along with a DD of Rs 1750/- to the following address:

Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115

SLAT 2020 Counselling Process

Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducts the counseling process of the Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) after the results are declared. The counselling is done for admission into BA LLB and BBA LLB courses at all 4 Symbiosis Law School (SLS) present in Pune, Noida, Hyderabad, and Nagpur. The counselling process consists of 4 steps:

  • Registration
  • Personal Interview (PI)
  • Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • Document verification

Registration:

  • Candidates clearing the cut-off of SLAT will have to go to the official website of check the slot booking for PI and WAT rounds
  • Register yourself in the online mode and select the date and time for PI and WAT
  • Select your preferred college and courses
  • Submit the form with required fee and upload necessary documents
  • After registration, download the admit card for PI and WAT

Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT):

Candidates have to appear PI and WAT rounds which will be based on general awareness, legal knowledge, and other relevant topics. The mark weightage of PI and WAT are given below:

Section Weightage
Personal interview (PI) 30
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 20
Total 50

Documents Required During Counselling:

  • Original counselling letter along with the photocopy of the same.
  • Original admit card with the photocopy of the same.
  •  All the original and at least 2 photocopies of 10th and 12th class mark sheets.
  • Hall ticket/ Rank card
  • Scorecard (If applicable)
  • Bachelor’s degree/ provisional certificate if the candidate is appearing.
  • Caste certificate SC/ST/OBC signed by the authorized authority.
  • Medical certificates mentioned in the SLAT Application form.
  • 4-6 passport-size photograph

SLAT 2020 Result

Symbiosis International University (SIU) will release the result of SLAT 2020 on August 12 in online mode. Candidates who appeared the SLAT 2020 exam can see their result by providing their SLAT exam ID and Password. 

Steps to Check SLAT 2020 Result:

  • Go to the official website of SLAT 2020
  • Click on "Download Scorecard" tab
  • Provide your SLAT ID and Password
  • The result will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a print out of the scorecard

SLAT 2020 Merit List Parameters

Parameter SLS Pune  SLS Hyderabad  SLS Noida
SLAT exam score 50 50 50
Personal Interview (PI) 25 25 30
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 20 20 20
Academics 5 5 Not Applicable
Total 100 100 100

SLAT 2020 Answer Key

Symbiosis International University (SIU) releases the SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) answer key soon after the exam is conducted. The answer key contains the correct answer of all the questions answered in the exam. With the help of the answer key candidates predict their result and the approximate total marks they are going to secure by cross-checking their responses to those in the answer key.

Steps to Download SLAT 2020 Answer Key:

  • Go to the official website of SLAT
  • Click on "SLAT Answer Key"
  • Select the exam 
  • The answer key will appear in PDF format
  • Download and save the answer key for future reference

SLAT Score Calculator:

  • The total no. of questions in SLAT is 75 (MCQs)
  • Each question carry one mark, so the maximum mark is 75
  • There is no negative marking
  • So total mark is = No. of correct answers

SLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who are interested in SLAT 2020 (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria are the same for all the four participating Symbiosis Law School (SLS). 

Qualification:

  • The candidate should have passed 10th and +2 from any recognized Board.
  • The candidate must have score a minimum of 45% marks (40% for S.C. /S.T. candidates).
  • Candidates awaiting their 12th results are also eligible given that they must provide their certificate during the admission process.

Age Limit:

  • There is no upper age limit set for SLAT 2020.

Note: It is suggested that candidates who have studied Arts/Social Sciences subjects for their qualifying examination may apply for B.A. LL.B (Hons.) program. And those who have studied Commerce/Accounts/Mathematics/Sciences may apply for BB.A LL.B (Hons.) program. 

Reservation Criteria:

The following table indicates the seat intake st SLS category wise:

Category Seat Intake
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Differently Abled 3%
Wards of Serving/Retired Defence Personnel 5%
Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats per Programme
International students 15% (including Foreign Nationals, PIO and NRI)

SLAT 2020  FAQs

Q: Which programs are offered through SLAT?
A: Through SLAT exam, candidates can get admission into courses of BA LLB and BBA LLB

Q: What is the total seat offered through SLAT?
A: The total seat offered through SLAT is 900.

Q: What are the subjects in the syllabus of SLAT 2020?
A: The syllabus of SLAT 2020 consists of 5 subjects, which are:

  • Legal Reasoning
  • English
  • Logical Reasoning 
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • General knowledge and Current affairs

Q: What type of questions are asked in SLAT 2020?
A: In SLAT 2020 there are 75 Multiple Choice Questions and also a new type of section is introduced, WAT (Writing Ability Test), which will have subjective type questions.

Q: What is the exam duration of SLAT 2020?
A: SLAT 2020 will be conducted for a total of 105 minutes (75 Minutes for MCQs and 30 Minutes for WAT)

Q: How to apply for SLAT?
A: SLAT 2020 can be applied through online mode in three simple steps:

  • Registration
  • Filling the application form:
  • Fee Payment

Q: How is the counselling process conducted for SLAT?
A: The counselling process of SLAT 2020 consists of 4 steps:

  • Registration
  • Personal Interview (PI)
  • Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • Document verification

Q: What are the documents required during the SLAT 2020 counselling process?
A: Documents required during the SLAT 2020 counselling process are:

  • Original counselling letter along with the photocopy of the same.
  • Original admit card with the photocopy of the same. 
  • All the original and at least 2 photocopies of 10th and 12th class mark sheets.
  • Hall ticket/ Rank card
  • Scorecard (If applicable)
  • Bachelor’s degree/ provisional certificate if the candidate is appearing.
  • Caste certificate SC/ST/OBC signed by the authorized authority.
  • Medical certificates mentioned in the SLAT Application form.
  • 4-6 passport-size photograph

Q: What is the qualification required to apply for SLAT 2020?
A: To apply for SLAT 2020 the candidate needs to have completed 10 and +2 with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for S.C. /S.T. candidates).

Q: Is there any age limit to apply for SLAT 2020?
A: No, there is no upper age limit specified to apply for SLAT 2020.

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