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SLAT Exam Pattern - Complete details

The Exam Pattern for SLAT (Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test) 2022 has been established by Symbiosis International University. It will help students better understand and prepare for the Symbiosis Entrance Test. Candidates can learn about the exam method, duration, type, the number of questions that will be asked in SLAT 2022, and the marking scheme with the section-wise distribution of questions and marks by consulting the SLAT Exam Pattern 2022. This article contains more information on the SLAT Exam Pattern.

SLAT Exam Pattern Overview

The overview of the SLAT Exam pattern has been given below in the table-

Mode of examComputer-based exam
Level of examNational level
Duration of exam2 hours 30 minutes
Medium of exam English

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning

Legal Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

General knowledge

Total Questions60 questions
Total marks60 marks
Type of questionsMultiple-choice questions

SLAT Exam Pattern

SLAT exam will be for two hours and will contain two sections, namely:

SLAT Objective test - 90 minutes

SLAT Subject Writing ability test - 30 minutes

Section-wise distribution of marks

The section-wise weightage given for the SLAT exam is as follows:

SectionNumber of questionsNumber of marks
Logical Reasoning12 questions12 marks
Analytical Reasoning12 questions12 marks
Legal Reasoning12 questions12 marks
Reading comprehension12 questions12 marks
General knowledge12 questions12 marks
Total60 questions60 marks

Writing Ability test for SLAT

For candidates taking the SLAT 2022, Symbiosis International University will also administer a Writing Ability Test (WAT). The WAT is held just after the entrance exam. The WAT round lasts 30 minutes, and candidates have 30 minutes to finish it. Candidates must exhibit their writing ability in this section by writing on a specific topic. Current legal, political, and social issues, as well as general issues linked to gender development, computer and information technology, education, and other topics, can all be found in WAT. Candidates will be given two subjects to choose from, from which they must choose one and write an essay about it.

SLAT exam marking scheme

The marking scheme for the SLAT Exam has been given below. The marking scheme can be used by the candidates to calculate their estimated marks.

  • One mark is awarded to the candidate for each correct answer.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • Total marks are calculated on the basis of correct options out of a total of 150 marks.


We hope the article has given you the relevant information regarding the SLAT Exam Pattern including the overview, section-wise number of questions as well as marks, writing ability test as well as the marking scheme. For any queries, contact us at Oliveboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there any negative marking in the SLAT exam?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the SLAT exam.

2. What is the language of the SLAT exam?

Ans. SLAT exam is in the English language.

3. Who conducts the SLOT exam?

Ans. Symbiosis International University conducts the SLOT exam.

4. What is the mode of the SLOT exam?

Ans. SLOT exam is an online exam. 

5. How many questions are asked in each section of the SLOT exam?

Ans. 12 questions are asked in each section of the SLOT exam.

6. How many sections are there in the SLOT exam?

Ans. There are five sections in the SLOT exam  - Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and General knowledge.


When will the SLAT registration begin?

The SLAT registration has already started on the 25th January 2022 and will continue till 24th April 2022.

Is Symbiosis University offering two law courses/ programmes? +

Yes, the SLAT application form is for BBA LLB and BA LLB.

How much is the SLAT application fees? +

The application fee for SLAT is Rs.1,950 /-. This amount is non-transferable and non-refundable. Along with the registration/ application fee, the candidate will require to pay the program registration fee for each programme. The registration fee for each program is Rs.1,000/-. This amount is non-transferable and non-refundable.

How do I register for SLAT? +

The candidates can follow the steps provided below for the SLAT Registration.
Step 1: Visit the official website
Step 2: Click on Apply Now
Step 3: Click on Register and fill out the SLAT Registration form.
Step 4: Enter the details- name, category, e-mail ID, mobile number, and the test city.
Step 5: Upload a scanned copy of your photograph
Step 6: Click on the Save and Continue option.
An ID and password will be sent to your mobile number and the registered e-mail address. Using this, you will be able to access your application form.
Step 7: The Application Window will appear.
Step 8: Enter the required credentials- name, date of birth, educational qualification, program/ course applied for, and other details.
Step 9: Check your application form for accuracy.
Step 10: Now, from the Make the payment tab, select your mode of payment.
Step 11: Make the payment.

What is the process to pay the SLAT application fees? +

You can pay the fees through the following methods:
Billdesk Payment Gateway
Indian Bank Payment Gateway
Demand Draft in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.

What is the category-wise break-up of Reserved seats provided by the University? +

The category-wise reservation percentage is given below:
Scheduled Castes (SC)- 15 per cent reservation
Scheduled Tribes (ST)- 7.50 per cent reservation
Differently Abled- 3 per cent reservation
Wards of Serving/ Retired Defence Personnel- 5 per cent reservation

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