SET Law 2017 Exam Analysis

Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 150 minutes
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking

Section 1: Logical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 30

This sections had some good quality and tough questions on Cause-Effect, Statement and Assumption, Assertion-Reasoning and Statement and Conclusion questions. Pattern and break up of questions was same as that of 2016. Difficulty wise this section was slightly tougher than last year. Students would have been surprised by the fact that only two questions on Analogies were asked. But, on the other hand, they would have found comfort in questions based on Syllogisms, which were easier. Overall the sections can be considered as Moderate to Tough. Genuine attempts of 25+ were possible in 25 minutes. Good score in this section can be 22+.

Section 2: Legal Reasoning
No. of Questions: 30

Questions on Principle-Fact were very less (7-8) and that would have surely put a lot of students in a dilemma. The majority of the questions were based on only Facts and not Principle-Facts. Questions on Legal Knowledge too were slightly tough because these were questions from past legal cases, that too in foreign courts. Legal Section was dominated by questions from Contract Act and Criminal Law. Some 4-5 questions from Tort (Match the following, strict liability, damnum sine injuria) Couple of questions on Legal terminology were sitters and on expected lines. Facts based questions were time-consuming and as a result, some students would have missed that were based on real cases could have been missed in attempts. So on that basis, we can estimate the genuine attempts to be around 25+ in 27-28 minutes. And good score can be 21+.

 Section 3: Analytical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 30

This section was a mixed bag. Surprisingly the standard questions on puzzles and arrangement were just 3-4. Topics like Coding, Series, Direction sense, Blood relation, Odd-one-out etc. were evenly distributed. There were a few questions on Data Interpretation too. Apart from these, around 7 to 8 questions were based on concepts of maths i.e. Set-theory, Percentage etc. One question based on Number Series seemed ambiguous. Overall the section can be considered Moderate to Tough. A student with good reasoning skills could have attempted 24+ questions in 30 Minutes. Good score in this section could be 20+.

Section 4: General Knowledge
No. of Questions: 30

The GK section had a good mix of questions, wherein approximately 50 percent questions can be subsumed under the category of Current Affairs. These questions were based on current topics like GST, acting president of BCCI, new general secretary of the UN, controversy regarding Baglihar dam, Oxford dictionary’s word of the year for 2016, etc. The only notable exclusion was that there no question from any major award category, Rio Olympics or demonetisation. On the static front, there were questions from general science, History, Operation Maitri, Indian Constitution, etc. Overall the section can be considered Moderate to Tough. A well-read student could have attempted 25 questions with 80 percent accuracy in about 10 minutes. Good score in this section could be 19+

Section 5: Reading Comprehension
No. of Questions: 30

This section had 6 passages of 5 questions each. Most the passages were short, about 150-200 words, and were based on generic topics which are discussed around frequently. Almost all questions were direct and could have been answered without getting into typical RC dilemma between two options. Probably this section was the only respite in the entire examination and hence it can be classified as easy. A student aiming high scores should have spent around 30 minutes and tried attempting all the questions. So good attempts should be 30 and a good score can be 25+.

Note: As there was not negative marking, a lot of students would have attempted all questions. The suggested good attempt and good score are the net genuine attempts and score obtained from it.



Section Total Questions Level of difficulty Good score
Logical Reasoning 30 Moderate to tough 22+
Legal Reasoning 30 Moderate to tough 21+
Analytical Reasoning 30 Tough 20+
General Awareness 30 Moderate to tough 20+
Reading Comprehension 30 Easy 25+
Overall 150 Moderate to tough 100+
Course Symbiosis Law Campus Predicted Cut-offs (General Category)
B.A.LLB Pune 88+
BBA.LLB Pune 90+
B.A.LLB Noida 93+
BBA.LLB Noida 82+
B.A.LLB Hyderabad 85+
BBA.LLB Hyderabad 80+

Cut-offs: It is very difficult to predict exact cut-off for each college as the number of applicants is yet not disclosed. But, on the basis of cut-offs given in last two years and comparing the level of difficulty of the exam with that of last year, we can predict the following cut-offs.

Wishing all the students a great luck for results and for next stage of admission!

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