SLAT Symbiosis is the entrance exam for the law programs offered by the Symbiosis Law School of the Symbiosis International University. Any student who has completed a 10+2 course with 50% marks and English as a subject is considered eligible to appear for the exam. The students are given admission for courses like Symbiosis LLB, based on the rank and marks they score in this entrance exam. This article will give you an idea about the preparation strategy for the exam.
SLAT Symbiosis Syllabus
The first step of the SLAT Symbiosis preparation should be getting familiar with the syllabus of the entrance exam question paper. An overview of the syllabus covered in each section is given below:
|Analogy, Series, DirectionsNon-verbal reasoning, Series, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Blood relations, Statement and Inference, Clock, Coding and Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequality, etc.
|Corporate Law, Current Legal News, Environmental Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Legal Principles, Constitution.
|Number System, Profit and loss, ratio and proportion, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, Simple and Compound Interest, Percentage, Average and Allegation, Functions, Limits and Continuity, Logarithm, Trigonometry, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Binomial Theorem, Calculus, Complex Numbers, Complex Numbers, Coordinate Geometry.
|Reading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Para-jumbles, One-word Substitutions, Sentence Correction, Idioms and Phrases, Proverbs and Prepositions, Parts of Speech, Analogy.
|Geography, Economics, History, Politics, Current Affairs, Science, Computers, Books and Authors, Awards and Winners, Sports, Technology, Eminent Personalities, Taglines, Mergers, and Acquisitions, etc.
Best Books for SLAT Symbiosis
There are a few study materials that you can refer to in order to prepare yourself for each section of the SLAT exam. Given below are a few examples of books, going section-wise:
You can focus on Logical Reasoning the last since the only way of preparing for this section is practicing continuously, even though this is an easy mark-fetching section. You can come back to it whenever you feel like taking a break from studying other sections since the questions are puzzle-like and would freshen you up a bit. The following are a few books that can be of help:
- 10 and 11 NCERT Math textbooks
- Verbal Reasoning Book by RS Agarwal
- 501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book
- A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
This section is different from all others. There is no syllabus prescribed as it tests your basic knowledge in legal matters. Read up on basic constitutional and legal knowledge for this section and try to get to know the major legal battles that have happened in the country.
The two important concerns when it comes to this section are the number of questions you get right and the time you take to answer them. In order to prepare for this section, refresh your memory on the basic concepts of math you learned in school. You would also have to constantly practice solving questions in order to improve your speed. Try to understand the different ways a single question can be asked. During the exam, make sure to not linger long on a particular question if you don’t know how to solve it. Come back to the difficult ones after answering everything else, to save time. You can use the following books for preparations:
- 10 and 11 NCERT Math textbooks
- Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- 30 Days Wonder Maths by S Chand
- Quantitative Aptitude by NK Singh
- Quantitative Aptitude by Arihant
This is the section in SLAT where you can score the most. Revise all grammar concepts you learned in school and keep reading extra books when you have time in order to get acquainted with how the language is used. You can also use the following books:
- Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
- Pearson’s English
- Arihant General English for all Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prashad
- English- From Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh
- High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition by Wren and Martin
To prepare for this section, make sure that you know what is going on in the world. Read newspapers daily and stay updated on events around the world. You can also subscribe to internet quizzing apps or sites so that you can learn wherever you are, whether you have a book or not. Make use of good studying guides like the following:
- Manorama Yearbook
- Pratiyogita Darpan
- Lucent’s GK
- Pearson India Yearbook
- Arihant General Knowledge
- General Awareness by Manohar Panday
In addition, make sure to attempt SLAT mock tests and check your scores after testing yourself on SLAT previous year question papers. You can thus analyze which subjects you need to give more attention to. Once you’re done, you are all set to write SLAT Symbiosis. Click here to read more about the preparation strategy for the exam.
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