In this article, we have dealt with all the important questions that students usually ask about ULSAT – the exam pattern, the questions, the syllabus, the marks, the time for the exam, the type of questions etc. Read on!
The UPES Legal Studies Aptitude Test or ULSAT is an online test with no pen paper version. Unique Feature of the test – the aspirant can take the test from any convenient location be it their home or a cyber café. The student will need to use a computer connected with a webcam and an internet connection to take the test. The test will be centrally proctored from the University Control Room through a webcam to ensure the integrity of the test process is not compromised.
To be eligible to appear in Kanupur University BA LLB, you should have obtained a Higher Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates) and should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2015 (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates).
Pattern of ULSAT (Under-graduate Programme)
|Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each||150|
|Duration of Examination||Three hours (03:00 hours)|
|Subject areas with Weightage|
|English including Comprehension||30 Marks|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||30 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||30 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||30 Marks|
|Logical Reasoning||30 Marks|
Note: There is no negative marking for the wrong answer.
The different subject areas of the examination:
1. English including comprehension
The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
2. General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
The candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March 2015 to April 2016)
This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class X.
4. Legal Aptitude
This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving abilities. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
5. Logical Reasoning
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.