SLAT 2018 Exam Analysis

SLAT Exam Analysis – 2018

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Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 150 minutes (No sectional Time Limit)

Marking System: +1 for correct, 0 for incorrect

This was the first online SLAT. As far as exam conduction is concerned, the authorities have done a fantastic job in providing a smooth interface, infrastructure, and glitch-free test conduction. The pattern and question format remained the same as last year.


Paper Pattern:

SR No Section Questions Marks
1 Logical Reasoning 30 30
2 Legal Reasoning 30 30
3 Analytical Reasoning 30 30
4 Reading Comprehension 30 30
5 General Knowledge 30 30
Total 150 150


Section 1: Logical Reasoning

No of Questions: 30

This section was markedly different from last year. There were questions of Statement-assumption, statement-conclusion or Statement-argument. There were three to four questions based on Odd one out which were word-based, two to three questions from Analogies of which some questions were Numbers based. Two questions from Calendars, one from topics such as Assertion Reasoning, Arithmetic puzzles, Inference, Cause & Effects, Syllogism and Critical Reasoning.


Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 25+
Ideal correct: 22+
Time to be allotted: 35 minutes


Section 2: Legal Reasoning

No of Questions: 30

This section was dominated by Principle-Fact based questions. There were 25 questions from Principle-Fact, a couple of questions were from International Law and Constitution. Overall the questions were easy, but the options were quite tricky which made the section slightly difficult.

Level of difficulty: Moderate
Ideal attempts: 22+
Ideal correct: 20+
Time to be allotted: 40 minutes


Section 3: Analytical Reasoning

No of Questions: 30

Unlike last year, this year, the section of Analytical Reasoning can be termed easiest. There were two sets based on Puzzles, one of which was based on Blood Relations and the other was based on Arrangement. These had three and five questions respectively. There were six questions based on Series of which three were based on Number series and three were based on Alphabetical series. Four to five questions were from Coding-Decoding, three questions of Blood Relations, two questions of Mental Ability and one Directions. Seven to eight questions were based on concepts of Maths i.e. Permutation & Combinations, Probability, Percentage, Numbers and Data Interpretation.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 26+
Ideal correct: 23+
Time to be allotted: 30 minutes


Section 4: Reading Comprehension

No of Questions: 30

This section had five passages of Reading Comprehension. One passage on Environment & Forest coverage had seven questions. One passage on Utopia & Judiciary had five questions. Apart from these, there were passages based on Consumerism, Emergency situation in the Maldives and one on Khap Panchayat & Honour Killing. The passage based on Utopia can be termed as Difficult. Most of the questions were Direct, of which two were based on Vocabulary.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Ideal attempts: 26+
Ideal correct: 22+
Time to be allotted: 35 minutes


Section 5: General Knowledge

No of Questions: 30

This section had a lot of surprises for aspirants. Unlike last year where half of the questions were based on Current Affairs, this year almost all the questions were based on Current Affairs. Unlike last year where there was no question from Major Awards Category, this year, There were six to seven questions based on Awards & Prizes, which included Arjuna Award, Padma Vibhushan, Crystal Award, Pulitzer Prize, Wolfson Prize etc. Aspirants were also asked to identify a person in the photograph. Apart from these, there were standard Current Affairs questions such as Lawyer of Kulbhushan Jadhav at ICJ, Countries that have granted citizenship to Julian Assange and SOFIA, Chairman of Censor Board etc.

Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Ideal attempts: 18+
Ideal correct: 15+
Time to be allotted: 10 minutes


Overall Analysis

Sr No Section Questions Ideal Time Good Attempts Good Score Level of Difficulty
1 Logical Reasoning 30 35 25+ 22+ Easy to Moderate
2 Legal Reasoning 30 40 22+ 20+ Moderate
3 Analytical Reasoning 30 30 26+ 23+ Easy
4 Reading Comprehension 30 35 26+ 22+ Easy
5 General Knowledge 30 10 18+ 15+ Moderate to Difficult
Total 150 150 115+ 102+  



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.

Course Symbiosis Law Campus Predicted Cut-offs (General Category)
B.A. LLB Pune 97
BBA. LLB Pune 95
B.A. LLB Noida 98
BBA. LLB Noida 96
B.A. LLB Hyderabad 90
BBA. LLB Hyderabad 88


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

Team Endeavor

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