SLAT 2021: Know about test pattern and syllabus

SLAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2021, in online CBT mode. SLAT 2021 will have 75 objective type questions, each carrying one mark.

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shubham.bhakuni | May 4, 2021 - 5:10 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Symbiosis International University (SIU) will conduct SLAT 2021 for admission to BA LLB and BBA LLB programmes. The four law schools of SIU will offer a total of 1,080 seats in the undergraduate law programmes. As of now, the test is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2021. However, the exam authorities may change the exam date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidates preparing for the Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test (SLAT) 2021 should be up to date with the latest test structure and syllabus. Recently, the exam authorities have changed the SLAT pattern by reducing the number of questions asked in the examination and by adding the Writing Ability Test (WAT) alongside the test.

SLAT test structure 2021


Latest exam pattern for SLAT 2021


Online, centre based test



Exam duration

Test - 75 minutes

WAT - 30 minutes

Types of questions

MCQ based

Total number of questions


Maximum marks


Negative marking



Yes (After the test)

SLAT 2021 will be divided into five sections.

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Legal Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Reading Comprehension

  • General Knowledge

Each section will carry equal weightage in terms of the number of questions and marks asked in the test. From each section, 15 objective type questions carrying one mark each will be asked. The distribution of questions and marks is given below.

SLAT 2021 test structure

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal marksTest timings

Logical Reasoning



9.30 am to 11.15 am

Legal Reasoning



Analytical Reasoning



Reading Comprehension



General Knowledge






SLAT preparation tips 2021

Cracking SLAT 2021 will not be difficult for those following a set routine and are consistent with preparation. Candidates should focus on conceptual understanding and keep practising in a time-bound manner.

For comprehension based questions, candidates should focus on developing good reading skills. It becomes a time-consuming section for those who are not well prepared for reading complex texts in the English language.

For the general knowledge section, students are encouraged to read newspapers daily. In addition, reading general knowledge and polity books will be of great help in dealing with this section. Students should also read monthly current affairs books for this section.

The following books and study material can be used for SLAT 2021 preparation.

  • The Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning for the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations (A.P. Bhardwaj)

  • Verbal And Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Frederick Schauer)

  • Pratiyogita Darpan

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge

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