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What is the difference and similarity between CLAT and SLAT?

What is the difference and similarity between CLAT and SLAT?

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There has been a long-running debate among students who have taken the examinations about which law entrance exam to take: CLAT or SLAT. The parallels and differences between these two exams have piqued the students’ interest. These tests are both taken on a nationwide level.

We’ll try to unravel this enigma in this post by putting both examinations side by side and seeing where they intersect or diverge.To understand the difference between CLAT and SLAT exams, you must visit BYJU’S Exam Prep. 


The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) administers the Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) to fill UG and PG positions. Every year, twenty-two national universities take the exam, and some universities provide admission based on CLAT merit. On the other hand, the Symbiosis Legal Aptitude Test (SLAT) is a test administered by Symbiosis University to choose candidates for its law programme, and it is used to determine admission to four of the university’s law schools. It is as follows:

1. Symbiosis school of law (SLS) Pune

2. SLS Noida

3. SLS Hyderabad

4. SLS Nagpur (new campus)


The table below contains similarities and differences between CLAT exam pattern and SLAT exam pattern.

Features CLAT
Exam modeOnline
Total no. of questions150
Test Duration120 minutes
Types of questionsObjective-type questions supported comprehensive passages of 450 words in each section
Negative marking
+1 for every correct answer, -0.25 for each incorrect answer.

Both law entrance exams share the identical test pattern for the UG programme, which is a relief to law aspirants.

1. CLAT and SLAT question papers are backed up.

2. The Consortium of NLUs announced several significant changes to the CLAT exam format, including a reduction in the number of questions to 150 and an increase in the proportion of Comprehensive type questions in each section. Let’s have a look at the essential characteristics of both doorway tests.

Subjects Questions and marks for CLAT

SLAT Exam Subjects Total Marks for the number of questions

Difference between CLAT and SLAT  Application Fees

There is a difference within the application for fees of CLAT and SLAT

Categories CLATapplication fees
General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Persons with Disability (PwD)/ Non- Resident of India (NRI)/Person of Indian Origin (POI)/ Overseas Citizens (OCI)/ Kashmiri MigrantsRs. 4,000

SC/ STBelow the poverty level (BPL)
Rs. 3,500

For SLAT 2021, the registration fee is INR 1950. This is a non-refundable and non-transferable amount.

You’ll also have to pay a programme registration charge for each programme in addition to the registration price. INR 1000/- is the programme registration fee (non-refundable and non-transferable)

One of the following methods of payment is available:

• Billdesk Payment Gateway (Billdesk Payment Gateway)

• Payment Gateway for Indian Banks

• Demand Draft payable in Pune in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat.”

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