About AP Law Common Entrance Test 2020 AP LAWCET and AP PGLCET are conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in law in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The test is conducted by the university on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).
Entrance test details
AP LAWCET – for admission to LL.B, 3/5 year courses
AP PGLCET – for admission to LL.M, 2 year courses
LL.B 3-year courses:
The candidate should have passed any 3-year degree course after 10+2 from a recognized institution with minimum 45% marks in aggregate. In cases, where the candidate has scored less than 45% in graduation, then he/she should have passed a postgraduate or an additional graduate degree with 45% marks in aggregate.
LL.B 5-year courses:
The candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the AP Board of Intermediate Education, with at least 45% marks in aggregate.
For SC/ST candidates, an additional relaxation of 5% is given in qualifying marks for admission to the above courses. For OBC candidates the additional relaxation is 3%.
LL.M 2-year courses:
Candidates with a LL.B or B.L. degree can apply for the postgraduate program in law. The minimum marks in the qualifying exam should be not less than 50% in aggregate and 45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates. Those who are in the final year of study can also appear for the test, but they should be in possession of their results at the time of counselling.
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Nationality and domicile status:
The candidate should be an Indian national and should also satisfy the local/non-local status as per the given guidelines of APSCHE.
Test centres The tests are to be held at Ananatapuram, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nandyal, Nellore, Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada, Bhimavaran, Kakinada, Rajahmahendravaram, Vishakapatanam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam.
AP LAWCET: The AP LAWCET mainly tests the aptitude of the candidate to study law. It is a multiple choice type test conducted in both English and Telugu. It has three parts –
Both part A and part B have 30 questions each. Part C has 60 questions and tests the candidate's basic knowledge in law and Constitution of India. The maximum marks is 120 and duration of the test is 90 minutes. The level of questions asked is of intermediate level for the 5-year courses and degree level for the 3-year courses.
AP PGLCET: The test is of MCQ type and conducted in English only. It has two parts –
Part A has 40 questions and Part B 80 questions. The total marks is 120 and the test duration is 90 minutes.
Qualifying marks For AP LAWCET the qualifying marks is 35%, i.e. 42 out of a total of 120 marks. For AP PGLCET, the qualifying marks is 25%, i.e. 30 out of 120 marks. For SC and ST candidates there are no minimum qualifying marks.
Mock tests, if any A mock test is available at the website for the candidates to familiarize with the test pattern. Registered candidates can appear for the test after login. A model paper is also there with the instruction booklet available at the website.
Results and allotment of colleges One week after the declaration of results, the candidates will be able to download their scorecards from the website. The candidates will be ranked based on the marks they obtain in the test. In case of a tie, marks in part A of the test will be considered for breaking the tie. If the tie still exists, seniority in age may be considered for ranking. On the basis of their ranks, the candidates may apply at their preferred colleges.
How to apply There are four steps to applying for the test. The first step is fee payment. Second step is knowing the status of your payment, whether success or failure. Third step involves filling the online application form. The fourth and final step is taking a printout of the submitted application form.
The fee can be paid online as well as through cash at an APOnline Center. Net banking, debit and credit cards are the online mode of payment. For online payment, the candidate will have to visit the official website of AP LAWCET & AP PGLCET 2020. Click on the 'Fee Payment' tab and fill all the necessary details, including the stream and test you are interested to undertake. Once the details are filled, click on the 'Initiate Payment' button which will take you to the payment gateway and you can pay the fee according to your choice. On successful payment, a confirmation is shown that says 'Transaction is successful' along with the payment reference ID.
You may then proceed to fill up the application form by selecting the tab 'Fill Application (only after fee payment)'. Here too fill up the necessary details, including the payment reference ID and then click on 'Proceed to fill application'. Provide all the necessary details and when you are done with, upload scanned images of your photograph and signature. The size of the photo should be less than 50KB and signature less than 30KB. The signature should be with a black pen on a white paper. Finally, save the data and click on the 'Submit' button. You then get an option to rectify the data one last time before final submission.
Take a printout of the submitted application form for your future reference.
For filling up the application form, the candidates can take help of the instruction booklet and user guide that is available at the website. You may also download a mobile app named 'APSCHE myCET' from Google Play Store. You can use it as a reference guide with regard to the test, mock test, application form, hall ticket, etc.
Application cum registration fee:
The payments can be done online through net banking or credit and debit cards at the time of submitting the online application form.
Contact details For any queries regarding the tests, the candidates may write an email or call on the following numbers.
Phone: 08554-255233 (working hours: 10 am – 5 pm)
Alternatively, you may write to
AP LAWCET / AP PGLCET 2020
SK University, Ananatapuramu – 515003
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