SLAT General Knowledge Preparation: Syllabus, Questions, Pattern, Preparation Books and More

By Prakhyati Chauhan|Updated : January 3rd, 2022

General knowledge is one of the most diverse and scoring subjects in the SLAT exam. There is no denying the fact that at the time of the exam, it can be your saviour since it saves your time and the chances of getting the answer wrong is rare provided you have prepared well. Unfortunately, not many students are able to score good marks reason being lack of proper guidance and strategic planning. Here in this article, we will guide you on how you can increase your GK score and make your preparation better systematically for the upcoming SLAT exam 2022

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SLAT 2022 tests the candidate's awareness about the major happenings around the globe. It is more of a factual section. Either you know the answer or you don’t. There is no grey area between the lines. The candidate must be aware of the recent activities going across the world. The candidate must read daily newspapers, editorials, and relevant articles. Keep yourself updated is the only key to success here.

SLAT General Knowledge Syllabus

Syllabus for general knowledge and section-wise topics to be asked in SLAT 2022.


 SLAT 2022 GK Syllabus

General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs (5-6 months)
  • Indian Polity & Constitution
  • Science & Technology
  • Physics
  • Economy & Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Static GK

Now let us begin with the approach one can follow to score high in GK. 

SLAT GK Exam Pattern

As per the SLAT 2022 new exam pattern, a total of 12 questions will be asked for 12 marks. 


Number of Questions

Total Marks


Logical Reasoning



60 Mins

Legal Reasoning



Analytical Reasoning



Reading Comprehension



General Knowledge






General Knowledge Question Trend in SLAT Exam

The level of GK section in SLAT is moderate

  • Unlike any other year, this year the partnership of Current affairs and static Gk questions is expected to be almost 50:50.

  • Recent News/Current affairs from the International arena are expected to have a considerable weightage, with the number of questions ranging between 5-6. (It would also include India’s relations with other countries).

General Knowledge 

  • This section contains 12 questions, carrying one mark each.
  • One must aim to complete the section as soon as possible, consuming minimal time.
  • Ideally, the section should be completed in 5 minutes.
  • On analyzing previous year papers, it can be noticed that current affairs have taken over static GK significantly.
  • Thus, remember to brush up on your news collection dating back to August 2020, with greater stress on the month's post-October 2020.
  • The section is scoring with minimal hard work and time; hence one should not be dependent on luck and be ignorant about this. 

Some tips for a smart approach to this section are:

  • Read current affairs thoroughly.
  • Solve as many practice papers as you can and time yourself.
  • Focus on all genres: Politics, World, Entertainment, Sports etc.
  • Brush up on COVID-19 related news.
  • Read up on the latest amendments and statutory enactments.

Important Topics for SLAT GK Preparation 2022

Here is a list of current affairs topics that must be completed before the exam to ace the general knowledge section. 

  • National & International Affairs
  • State Affairs
  • Awards & Honours
  • Govt. schemes 
  • Sports
  • Science & Defence
  • Appointments - National & International
  • Agreement & Deals
  • Science & Technology
  • Reports & Index

Static GK Topics

  • History
  • Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Science
  • Power Plants
  • National park
  • Arts & Culture
  • Capital & Currency
  • Headquarters of National & International Org.

Some of the most important topics to focus on are:


  • Nobel Prize 2021
  • Padma Awards
  • Reports & Index launched in 2021
  • Science, Space, and technology
  • Constitutional GK (specific reference to higher Judiciary and Fundamental rights and DPSPs)
  • Sports (specific reference to awards and trophies)

Constitution & Polity

  • Salient features of Constitution
  • Fundamental rights and duties
  • Borrowed features of the Indian Constitution
  • Age limits in Indian constitution for different portfolio

History Section

  • Ancient India: Indus Valley Civilization
  • Battles fought between various rulers
  • Different dynasties and their time period
  • Famous rulers of each dynasty etc
  • Gandhi era
  • INC
  • Indian freedom struggle etc.

Geography Section

  • Major landforms
  • Solar system
  • Rivers
  • Volcanoes
  • Rocks
  • International borders
  • National highways and waterways
  • Indian climate etc


  • Other than this, one can expect questions from miscellaneous topics such as art and culture, superlatives, etc.

SLAT 2021- Sample GK Questions

1. Which of the following writs can be issued by the Supreme Court to free a person from illegal detention?

A. Habeas corpus
B. Mandamus
C. Quo warranto
D. Prohibition

Answer ||| A

2. Who has the power to legislate on the matters in the ‘Concurrent List’?

A. Parliament only
B. State Legislatures only
C. Both Parliament and State Legislatures
D. President of India only

Answer ||| C

3. Which one of the following statements about a Money Bill is not correct?

A. A Money Bill can be tabled in either House of Parliament.
B. The Speaker of Lok Sabha is the final authority to decide whether a bill is a Money Bill or not.
C. The Rajya Sabha must return a Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha and send it for consideration within 14 days.
D. The President cannot return a Money Bill to the Lok Sabha for reconsideration.

Answer ||| A

4. Which of the following terms means ‘under consideration of a court of law’?

A. Sine qua non
B. Res judicata
C. Double jeopardy
D. Sub judice

Answer ||| D

5. Plebiscite is a device for democracy used for :

A. enactment of laws.
B. ascertaining the views of people on a policy matter of public importance.
C. appointment of civil servants.
D. appointment of judges.

Answer ||| B

6. Around which year did, the Persian scholar, Al-Beruni visited India?

A. 1220 AD
B. 1000 AD
C. 1030 AD
D. 1347 AD

Answer ||| C

7. Which of the following rulers is considered as a contemporary of the poet, Tulsidas?

A. Sher Shah Suri
B. Shahjahan
C. Babar
D. Akbar

Answer ||| D

8. Which two water bodies does the Panama Canal link?

A. Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea
B. Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
D. Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean

Answer ||| C

9. Where would be zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude located?

A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Sahara desert
C. North Pole
D. South Pole

Answer ||| A

10. Who is known as the Napoleon of India?

A. Meghavarman
B. Harisena
C. Samudragupta
D. Harshavardhana

Answer ||| C

How to Prepare Current Affairs for SLAT 2022?

  • Always break the chapter into few important topics. This way you will not panic at the time of revision and memorize better. 

  • Make a timetable as per your daily routine and stick to it. 

  • Make sticky notes of the facts that are hard to memorize and paste them on a place where you visit frequently or which is near to your sight.

  • Attempt as many quizzes as you can after going through the syllabus. This way you will retain the important facts and figures for a long. 

  • Take 2-3 mock tests in a week. Analyze those tests properly. Find your weak points and note down those areas in a notebook.

  • Revise, Revise and Revise. This is the only mantra that will help you win the race in long run. Follow it to see the difference. 

  • Persevere to get through the odds. Be regular in your studies. There is no excuse left for failure if you maintain regularity in your daily study.


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