Last minute tips for SLAT
Also known as Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), Symbiosis Law Entrance Test (SLAT) is a test conducted by the Symbiosis International (Deemed) University to gauge the students regarding their admission into the five-year integrated law courses they have to offer. The law courses include BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.) at their four different Law Schools namely SLS Pune, SLS Hyderabad, SLS Noida and SLS Nagpur (recently opened)
The pattern includes five different subjects on which the test is conducted. The test is currently supposed to be held on 19th July, 2020 at different test centers. This postponement was made keeping in mind the intricacies COVID-19 has put forward.
The five subjects include Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and General Knowledge by allotting 18 questions and 18 marks to each and every section. The test is to be taken under the time period of 90 minutes. This is followed by a Written Ability Test (WAT) which has the time limit of 30 minutes and has different major topics from Current Affairs.
Talking about Logical Reasoning/Analytical Reasoning
This section tests your critical thinking and interpretation power of your brain. You are supposed to evaluate the data given and then apply certain steps and personal thinking which would help you to arrive at the required answer.
Questions include puzzles, blood relations, syllogisms, number series, analogies and more. The concept behind this section is to solve more questions in less amount of time with great accuracy. The key point is to always assume that the data that has been provided is factually correct and then proceed with the requisite steps. You can learn how to solve the questions within day but the speed along with accuracy would only come after you practice it a lot.
Talking about Legal Reasoning
This section consists of questions based on legal principles and legal knowledge. The old pattern of CLAT is what resembles with this section the most. Questions like principle-fact and legal knowledge are more to be seen.
There is no rocket science or golden formula which would help you to crack this section, only practice can help you. Make sure that you don’t go outside of the ambit of the principles. Be up to date with all the legal knowledge and current affairs pertaining to the same.
Talking about General Knowledge
This section is pretty much the same as before. Read the current ongoing and static GK pertaining to them. It gives you a sense of achievement if you have devoted some extra minutes to other sections. 3 months of rigorous reading coupled with personalized notes and revision would definitely help you crack this section.
Talking about Reading Comprehension
This section consists of passages that you have to read carefully and then choose the option which deems worthy. Speed and Accuracy is the key to this section. Once you are done with reading every fact, the questions are pretty much upfront and simple.
To prepare for this section, do make a habit of reading the editorials within a pre-decided time limit. Practice Reading Comprehensions on a daily basis. If not reading complex issues, read for pleasure just to get accustomed to heavy reading in lesser time.
Following is a list of Probable WAT Topics for SLAT 2020
- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF CAA
- AYODHYA-BABRI CASE IN BRIEF
- A-370 AND 35A
- CJI COMES UNDER RTI
- EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT
- DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT
- IPC SEC.188
- SABARIMALA VERDICT
- AADHAR AS MONEY BILL
- END OF RAFALE CASE
- INDIAN FOREST AMENDMENT BILL 2019
- FORMER CJI ACCUSED IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE
- SEC 148 OF NI ACT RETROSPECTIVE IN NATURE
- DEATH PENALTY AWARDED FOR RAPE AND MURDER OF A MINOR GIRL
- Impact on e-commerce of business
- Is India ready for cashless economy?
- Economic slowdown – cause and consequences
- Role of media in democratic country (Indian context)
- IMPACT OF LOCKDOWN on INDIAN ECONOMY
- Is India ready for work from home?
- Reservation for economic weaker Society
- Australian bushfire – climate change
- Emerging water crisis in India
- Role of news channels in shaping Indian psychology
- Crisis in Hongkong
- Triple talaq
- Emerging infectious diseases threats to global stability (Special reference
- to COVID-19)
- DOES INDIA HAVE A WELFARE STATE IF YES, THEN why is there a
- growing gap in between rich and poor
- RAISING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES IN INDIA (COVID-19)
- BOYS LOCKER ROOM CASE
Tips for WAT: Be concise, don’t wander off the topic, don’t state assumptions or personal opinion. Keep the language easy to comprehend. Don’t have a one-sided look at the topic. Don’t mix up the issues and don’t contradict your arguments within themselves. Divide the writeup into Introduction, Body and Conclusion. Introduction should project clearly about your outlook on the topic. Make sure that you summarize all the points while writing your conclusion. Keep check on the grammar.
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