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How to Prepare for SLAT PI Round - SLAT 2024 Interview Topics & Questions

How to Prepare for SLAT PI Round - SLAT 2024 Interview Topics & Questions

Edited By Marar Sumeet Sudarshan | Updated on May 25, 2024 02:24 PM IST | #SLAT

All the four Symbiosis Law Schools have started the SLAT PI 2024 slot booking process. Preparing for the SLAT Personal Interaction (PI) round is a vital part of the SLAT admission process. The SLAT personal interview questions seek to assess the candidate’s personality and suitability for the law programme. Symbiosis International (Deemed ) University will conduct the SLAT PI round for shortlisted candidates in the Symbiosis Law Admission Test. Candidates who fail to attend the interview will not be considered for admission which makes SLAT PI preparation very important.

The SLAT selection process consists of the exam and the personal interview. The SLAT WAT has been done away with. SLAT PI carries 30 marks while the marks obtained in SLAT 2024 would be scaled to 70 marks. The total marks in SLAT selection process is 100 marks. It must be noted that the SLAT PI round will be conducted separately for each of the four Symbiosis Law Schools. Read on to get all details on how to prepare for SLAT PI including possible questions,and preparation tips.

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What is SLAT PI?

SLAT PI is a personal interview round which is conducted by the Symbiosis International (Deemed ) University for candidates shortlisted after the exam for admission into BA LLB and BBA LLB programmes of the Symbiosis Law Schools. The SLAT PI is conducted in online remote proctored mode.

SLAT PI Round Overview

Particulars

Details

Conducting body

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University

Mode

Online

Language

English

Duration

10-15 minutes

Marks

30 marks

Steps in SLAT PI Round

The SLAT PI round will be held in remote proctored mode for the shortlisted candidates. Each SLS will conduct its own SLAT PI. Given below are the important steps involved in the SLAT PI round-

  • Publication of list of shortlisted candidates and interview schedule on the institute’s website based on the marks obtained in the entrance exam.

  • Uploading of CV by the students as instructed by the university

  • System readiness check conducted to test suitability of the candidate’s computer system

  • Appearing for the interview

  • Publication of final merit list

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Declaration to be Submitted by the Candidate

At the time of appearing for SLAT PI round, candidate has to sign and submit an important declaration to the university. The SLAT PI undertaking contains certain rules and instructions which the candidate has to follow for the SLAT PI round. Failing to comply with the instructions can lead to disqualification of the candidate. Given below is a sample copy of the undertaking.

SLAT PI Undertaking

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Things tested in SLAT PI

Preparation for SLAT PI requires an understanding of the things that will be tested in the SLAT personal interview. The primary focus of the SLAT interview is on personality and communication skills, and other traits. The interview will also assess the basic legal knowledge of the candidate, but a deeper understanding of law may not be required.

Given below is a list of skills and traits that are assessed in the interview round -

  • Candidate’s personality and individual characteristics

  • Communication skills of the candidate

  • Candidate’s aptitude/suitability to study law

  • Other Interests and hobbies of the candidate

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SLAT PI Questions

Given below is a list of SLAT personal interview questions that can be asked in the SLAT PI round. Through these questions, the interviewer seeks to test the traits that have been listed earlier in the article. The SLAT PI questions and possible responses are given below

Question: Tell me about yourself

Here candidates can talk briefly about their education background, interests, family and any significant achievement that is relevant to the context. The interviewer may ask some follow up questions depending on what the candidate says.

Question: Why did you choose to study law?

Candidates must talk about their underlying motivation which prompted them to take up legal studies. They can also connect their personal interests with their chosen vocation, if they are in alignment.

Question: Why did you choose Symbiosis?

Here candidates can talk about the university and its place in the education arena. They can also speak about any specific reasons for choosing Symbiosis.

Question: What are your career goals?

This question seeks to understand where the candidate sees himself or herself in a few years from now as well as in the long term.

Question: Tell me about (any topic)

The interviewer will try to check the candidate’s knowledge on a certain topic or current event.

PI Interview Questions: Important Topics

  • Contempt of court any recent judgement on this
  • Important political personalities
  • Important personalities in law such as CJI, judges, female judges,lawyers.
  • Questions on one's are of interest in law such as criminal law, taxation law

List of Some Questions in SLAT PI

  • First, current CJI of India
  • Total strength of judges in SC and the ratio of females
  • Name the female judges of SC
  • Who is the first CJ of MP
  • Top criminal lawyers?
  • Any act regarding criminal law?
  • What is sedition?
  • When does a contract get void?
  • What is coercion?
  • What is human rights?
  • Any difference between fundamental rights and human rights?
  • Who is successor CJI going to be of India next?

SLAT PI Round Preparation Tips

Given below are a few preparation tips for the SLAT PI round:

  • Study the possible questions that can be asked in SLAT PI beforehand which will make sure there will not be any surprises during the interview.

  • Go through the CV carefully as questions may be asked based on the information contained in it.

  • Read up on current topics and stay up to date with the news.

  • Examine the current topics from a legal perspective and determine its legal validity.

  • Work on improving communication skills and speaking fluently.

  • Practise active listening to understand the questions in the same way as intended by the interviewer.

  • Be yourself and don’t try to overdo anything.

How to prepare a CV for SLAT PI?

Uploading the CV is an important step in the SLAT PI process. The SLAT PI CV is uploaded online as instructed by the university before the interview. The SLAT personal interview questions could be asked based on the CV.

Information to be provided in SLAT PI CV

The CV for SLAT PI requires the candidate to provided the following information:

  • Candidate’s name

  • SLAT registration number

  • Brief information of CV

  • Academic details and achievements

  • Extra-curricular details and achievements

  • Career goals

  • Additional qualification

  • Reason for selecting the desired law programme (BA LLB / BBA LLB)

  • Any other additional information

Tips to prepare SLAT PI CV

  • Prepare the CV as per the format prescribed by the university

  • Ensure there are no grammatical and spelling errors.

  • Be honest while filling up the information.

  • Focus on the underlying motivation for your choice to study law and write the answers.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is it mandatory to attend SLAT PI?

Yes, it is mandatory to attend SLAT PI.

2. How many marks for SLAT PI?

The SLAT PI is for 30 marks

3. The SLAT PI is for 30 marks

Yes, SLAT PI is conducted separately for each SLS

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