SLAT Exam Pattern 2022: Latest Paper Pattern, Negative Marking, Time Duration

SLAT Exam Pattern 2022: Latest Paper Pattern, Negative Marking, Time Duration

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Apr 29, 2022Get all the details regarding SLAT Exam Pattern here. Know the section-wise SLAT Paper Pattern, total marks, negative marking, and time duration. Check the changes in the SLAT Paper Pattern in past years.
Get all the details regarding SLAT Exam Pattern here. Know the section-wise SLAT Paper Pattern, total marks, negative marking, and time duration. Check the changes in the SLAT Paper Pattern in past years.
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SLAT Exam Pattern is released officially by SIU (Symbiosis International University) on its official website. The candidates who are appearing for the upcoming exam must check the SLAT Paper Pattern to know the brief about the exam. Knowing the SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern 2022 will help you prepare in the right direction.

The SLAT Exam Pattern includes the entire structure of the exam, including the marking scheme, time duration, number of questions, and many more. The SLAT Exam Pattern includes five sections - Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, and General Knowledge. Read further to learn more about the SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern.

SLAT Exam Pattern 2022

Last year, the SNAP Exam was conducted in Online Home Proctored Mode. So, the candidates can expect the same mode this year. Stay tuned with BYJU’S Exam Prep to get updated information regarding the SNAP 2022 Exam Mode. 

As per the official updates, the SLAT Exam Pattern was also modified in 2020 for the new mode of examination. The number of questions has been reduced to 60 by SIU along with the SNAP Exam Time Duration. Additionally, a new section, that is WAT (Written Ability Test) has been introduced with subjective questions in this exam. So the candidates preparing for the upcoming exam must note the SLAT Exam Pattern 2022 to get a full conceptual understanding of the exam sections, topics covered, and many more.

SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights

Note the table below to get a basic overview of the SLAT Exam Pattern.

Exam Features

Details

Mode

Online proctored (till further notice)

Exam Level

National level exam

SLAT Exam Test Duration

60 minutes

Medium

English

Subjects Covered in SLAT Paper Pattern

Analytical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

General Knowledge

Logical Reasoning

Legal Reasoning

Questions Type

MCQ + 1 Subjective Section in WAT

Total Questions

60 questions

SLAT Total Marks

60 marks

SLAT Negative Marking 

No

WAT 

Yes (conducted separately by each law school)

Latest Changes in SLAT Paper Pattern

Below changes have been introduced in SLAT by SIU.

  • SLAT Exam Time Duration is reduced to 60 Minutes
  • Total Number of Questions: 60 Questions
  • New Exam Section: WAT (Written Ability Test)

☛ Go through the SLAT Syllabus for a better understanding.

SLAT Exam Pattern Changes 2021 - 2019

From this year onwards, the exam will be held at home in the home Proctored Mode. Note the changes in the exam pattern as compared to previous years. 

Particulars

SLAT Paper Pattern 2021

SLAT Paper Pattern 2020

SLAT Paper Pattern 2019

Exam Mode

Remote-Proctored Test (RPT) mode.

Online, center-based test

Online, center-based test

Exam Medium 

English

English

English

SLAT Exam Test Duration

Test - 60 minutes

WAT - 30 minutes

Test - 90 minutes

WAT - 30 minutes

Test - 75 minutes

WAT - 30 minutes

Question Types

MCQ based

MCQ based

MCQs based

Number of Questions

60

90

75

SLAT Total Marks

60

90

75

SLAT Negative Marking

No

No

No

WAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Previously, it was a paper for 150 questions, 150 marks with a total duration of 150 minutes. In the changed format, the number of questions, marks, and time duration have been reduced to 90 questions, 90 marks, and 90 minutes respectively.

SLAT Paper Patten: Section-wise Question Distribution

As per the official update of the SLAT Exam Pattern, there is a change in the marks distribution and duration. Previously, there were in total of 75 questions with 75 marks along with a SLAT Exam Time Duration of 75 minutes. In the changed format, the number of questions, marks, and time duration has been reduced. 

Note the table below to get an idea of question distribution in the SLAT Question Paper.

SLAT Exam Pattern

No.of Questions

Total Marks

Logical Reasoning

12

12

Legal Reasoning

12

12

Analytical Reasoning

12

12

Reading Comprehension

12

12

General Knowledge

12

12

Total

60

60

☛ Check SLAT Eligibility before applying for the exam.

SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern Stages

As per the official updates, SLAT Selection Process is 3-tiered. The admission procedure by SIU is followed by the below 3 rounds.

  • SLAT Entrance Exam: It is an objective type entrance exam that consists of 5 sections: Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, GK, Analytical Reasoning, and English Comprehension
  • WAT (Written Ability Test): The SLAT Exam is followed by one descriptive question. If the candidates clear the SLAT Cut Off, only then this test is evaluated
  • PI (Personal Interview): The candidates who qualify for SLAT and WAT Cut Off will get a call for this round. It is the final selection round as per the SLAP Paper Pattern.

SLAT Exam Pattern for Writing Ability Test

After the SLAT Entrance Exam, a Writing Skill Test is administered. The WAT test will take 30 minutes to complete. Candidates will be required to write a short essay on a given subject in this section.

  • The SLAT WAT Round will be worth a total of 20 points.
  • As per the official update of the SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern, it will be assessed independently by each of SIU's law schools. The WAT scores will not be released until the SLAT 2022 results are released.
  • In the selection process, WAT and Personal Interaction (PI) are given equal weight.

☛ Get all the details about SLAT Registration.

Important Points for SLAT Exam Pattern 2022

All questions are objective types and multiple-choice questions (MCQ). You have to select only the correct answer out of the four or five options appearing on the screen. 

  • Some questions can be asked from comprehensive passages. You have to read every line carefully to give correct answers. 
  • You have to give equal weightage to every section of the syllabus while preparing.
  • The number of questions in each of the five sections is the same as per the latest update of the SLAT Paper Pattern. 
  • It is mandatory to clear the SLAT Exam to appear for the subsequent two rounds of the selection process.

SLAT Marking Scheme 2022

The marking scheme as per the SLAT Exam Pattern for the upcoming exam is given below. The candidates can utilize this marking scheme to predict their results. 

  • +1 For each correct answer 
  • There is no SLAT Negative Marking
  • No marks will be granted or removed for unattempted questions
  • Correct options out of a total of 60 marks will be used to determine overall scores.

☛ Check the list of SLAT Books for the best preparation.

Take From Home SLAT Exam

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, SLAT Exam authorities have decided to conduct the exam in Online Home Proctored Mode in 2021. So, the candidate can expect the same SLAT Exam Pattern to appear in the exam. The following requirements are needed if the authority declares Online Home Proctored Mode for this year.

  • Candidates must have a desktop/laptop (with a webcam).
  • A stable internet connection (5 Mbps uninterrupted internet speed is desirable).
  • Note that the exam will be invigilated using Artificial Intelligence as well as Human Proctoring.

SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern FAQs

  • As per the official announcement of the SLAT Exam Pattern by SIU, it includes all the details of the question paper patterns regarding structures, topics covered, sectional weightage, and marking scheme. SLAT is an online computer-based test with 2 hours 30 minutes time durations. 

  • As per the official updates, there are 5 main sections as per SLAT Exam Pattern. If the candidates clear the cut-off in these sections, their WAT performance will be evaluated. The main sections are as follows.

    • Logical Reasoning
    • Legal Reasoning
    • Analytical Reasoning
    • GK
    • Reading Comprehension
  • According to the SLAT 2022 Exam Pattern 2022, the paper consists of objective types of questions and 1 subjective question in WAT. But if you clear the cut-off, then WAT Round performance will be evaluated. Make sure you answer all the questions correctly. 

  • As per the official update, there is no SLAT Negative Marking. Candidates will not get any mark deduction for wrong answers and unattempted questions. Check here for a detailed explanation of the SLAT Exam Analysis.

  • The SIU keeps on changing the syllabus or the SLAT Exam Pattern from time to time as per their need. Therefore, you have to remain updated always. The SLAT Exam Pattern has been revised in 2020. The number of questions has been reduced to 60. Still, now there are no recent updates for the SLAT Exam Pattern change for 2022. Stay tuned with us to get updated news for this exam.

  • As per the official updates, there are 60 questions asked in the SLAT Exam. There are in total of 5 sections in this exam. So, each section has 12 questions with 1 mark for each.

  • The total maks for SLAT Exam is 60. As per the exam pattern, each section of the question paper will have 12 questions with 1 mark for each.

  • Due to this Pandemic, the exam authorities have selected Online Home Proctored Mode in 2021 to conduct the exam. So, the candidate can expect the same SLAT Exam Pattern to appear in the exam this year.

  • Written Ability Test, abbreviated as WAT, in SLAT Exam is a subjective test conducted by the SIU. Here, you will get 30 minutes to complete an essay on a given topic. The candidates have to write 250 words for this. Note that, if you clear the SLAT Exam Cut Off, only then this exam will be evaluated.

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