SLAT Selection Procedure 2021 - Personal Interview and WAT rounds
SLAT Selection Process 2021 - Admissions to Symbiosis Law Schools are offered based on the SLAT selection process notified by the Symbiosis International University (SIU). The selection process of SLAT consists of an examination followed by an interview and writing ability test. While SLAT or Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test is a common exam for all participants of SET law, the personal interview (PI) and writing ability test (WAT) are conducted separately by the affiliated law schools. Candidates who wish to appear in the SLAT 2021 must know the entire selection process as it doesn’t end with the result declaration. The exam carries only 50% weightage in the SLAT 2021 selection process, the remaining 50% weightage is carried by PI and WAT round. Read the complete article to learn all about the SLAT selection process 2021 including PI and WAT round, merit list etc.
SLAT 2021 selection process - An overview
SLAT 2021 exam
Personal interview and writing ability test
Commencement of classes
SLAT Selection Procedure 2021 - In details
Step - 1: Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test
There is a common entrance test for law schools participating in the process. The SLAT 2021 will be conducted in offline mode at around 80 exam centres across the country. SIU conducts SLAT on behalf of 4 affiliated law schools. The test measures the skills and knowledge required for legal education. Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test will be divided into five different sections as given below in a table.
SLAT 2021 subject wise marks distribution
Number of questions
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SLAT result declaration 2021
The test is completed in 2-hours and it is followed by the result declaration. Note that the SLAT result is declared in the form of a scorecard and candidates are allowed to download it from the SET admission portal. Along with the scorecard of SLAT, candidates have also informed the further admission process. By declaring the SLAT 2021 result, the authorities will shortlist the candidates for the personal interview and writing ability test rounds. Note that, test carries only 50% weightage, so clearing the exam doesn’t guarantee admission in the law schools of Symbiosis.
SLAT PI and WAT rounds
An important part of the selection process, SLAT PI and WAT rounds are conducted separately by the law schools participating in the admission process. Note that, one can appear in the PI and WAT round of the college for which he/she has given the preference for admissions at the time of SLAT registration.
For example, if a candidate has selected Symbiosis Law School Pune for admission, he/she cannot appear in PI and WAT round of SLS Noida or any other law school. However, a candidate has the option of registering in more than one college for admission.
What is SLAT PI round?
The interaction round is conducted to test whether the candidate deserves a seat in the law school or not. It carries a weightage of 30 marks. The SLAT 2020 test is objective in nature and doesn't provide a complete assessment of the candidates. So, the SLSs conducts interview rounds for quality assessment. To participate in the SLAT PI round, the candidate should carry a Curriculum Vitae (CV) along with the originals and two copies of important documents. The CV becomes an important part of the interview as it gives the first-hand impression to the interview panel. A CV should contain the following details
Candidate's name, SLAT ID and score
Academic details such as marks scored in class 10th and 12th
Reasons for choosing a particular law programme and SLS
What are your career goals in the long term?
The interview round provides a brief outlook of the candidate's personality and character. Some of the questions that are generally asked in the PI rounds to assess the personality are given below -
Most of the PI rounds start with the question on the candidate's introduction. The answer to the question should be crisp, correct and impressive. One must avoid exaggerating the answer on the introduction by exhorting the achievements to the extent it becomes pompous.
Why do you want to pursue a particular law programme and the law school?
This is also an obvious question which is asked frequently. If asked about the law programme, there should be clarity in the answer. Similarly, if asked why do you want to join the SLS, the answer should be genuine.
The candidate may also be asked about his interest in the extracurricular activities and hobbies. To answer this, the candidate can talk about his genuine interest and achievements (if any), Candidates can talk about the activities such as participation in games, NCC, NSS, debates, play etc.
Apart from the personality assessment, the panel conducting the interview may also ask questions related to the law and legal current affairs. Thus candidates should spare some time for studying the legal concepts. Some of the sample questions that are asked in SLAT PI round are given below.
Sample questions for SLAT Personal Interview
What are Human rights? Why are they important for us?
What do you understand by Intellectual properties, right?
What is the Fundamental right in the context of the Indian Constitution?
What do you understand by Environmental laws?
SLAT Writing Ability Test (WAT)
Along with PI round, the SLSs will also conduct the WAT round - a test of the writing ability. The SLAT WAT round will be of 20 marks. In this round, the candidates will have to write a short essay on a given topic. The topics are generally related to the social, legal or political issues. For a good score in SLAT WAT, the candidates should focus on writing grammatically correct sentences in proper order.
SLAT counselling 2021
The primary objective of conducting the counselling of SLAT is to verify and authenticate the details submitted by the candidate. At the time of SLAT PI and WAT round, candidates have to submit the documents related to educational qualification and reservation status. With these original documents, the details of the candidates are verified and authenticated. Once the PI and WAT results are declared, the shortlisted candidates are asked to pay the course fee to complete the admission process. After the end of SLAT 2021 counselling, regular classes are conducted as per the academic schedule notified by the law school.
SLAT merit list/admission list
The final result of the SLAT 2021 selection process is declared in the form of an admission list. Each participating law school releases a separate admission list in multiple rounds. Candidates will have to log in at the SET candidate portal in order to check the admission list. The admission list of SLAT is prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance on the following parameters.
SLAT 2021 score - The scores of SLAT are converted on a scale of 1 to 50. The SLAT score carries only 50% in determining the admission list.
SLAT Personal interview and WAT - The scores of SLAT PI and WAT rounds are taken into consideration for making the admission list. SLAT PI and WAT rounds together carry 50% weightage in the admission list.
SLAT 2021 selection process - Available seats
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SLAT Selection Procedure 2021 - Personal Interview and WAT rounds
Question: How many law schools participate in SLAT selection process?
There are 4 Symbiosis Law Schools that participate in the SLAT selection process. These are - SLS Pune, SLS Nagpur, SLS Noida and SLS Hyderabad.
Question: How many UG law seats are available through SLAT 2021?
The law schools of Symbiosis offer a combined intake of 900 seats in integrated BA LLB and BBA LLB programmes.
Question: Is it mandatory to appear in SLAT PI and WAT round?
Yes, it is mandatory to appear in SLAT PI and WAT rounds. The PI and WAT rounds contribute 50% weightage in the SLAT selection process.
Question: What type of questions are asked in SLAT personal interaction (PI)?
The SLAT PI round is a personality assessment test. \in this round questions related to the candidate’s CV, personal interest, legal subjects etc are asked.
Question: Is SLAT PI common for all law schools participating in the selection process?
No, each law school conducts PI separately. If a candidate has applied for two law schools, he/she will have to attend the PI round of each law school separately.
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