AP LAWCET and PGLCET for admission to law courses in Andhra Pradesh

Seeking admission to undergraduate or postgraduate programs in the field of law at colleges in Andhra Pradesh? Learn here about the AP LAWCET and PGLCET, an entrance test for admission to various law programs. Also, learn about the eligibility criteria, test details, application procedure and the important dates

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

Important dates

  • Notification of AP LAWCET & PGLCET 2020 – 20 March 2020
  • Submission of application forms commenced from – 11 March 2020
  • Last date for submission of application forms (with late fee of Rs 2000/-) – 05 September 2020
  • Hall tickets to be downloaded from - 20 September 2020
  • Date of exam – 01 October 2020
  • Declaration of initial answer key – 02 October 2020
  • Last date for receiving objections in answer key – 05 October 2020
  • Results to be declared on – yet to be notified

Eligibility criteria

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.

Eligibilty AP LAWCET
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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.

Test pattern

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 –
  1. Part A – General Knowledge and Mental Ability
  2. Part B – Current Affairs
  3. Part C – Aptitude for the Study of Law

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 –
  1. Part A – Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law
  2. Part B – Public International Law, Mercantile Law, Labour Law, Crimes and Torts, and other Laws

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:
  • For LL.B – Rs 750/-
  • For LL.M – Rs 850/-

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.

Email: lawcet.convener2020@gmail.com
Phone: 08554-255233 (working hours: 10 am – 5 pm)

Alternatively, you may write to
The Convener,
SK University, Ananatapuramu – 515003
Website: https://sche.ap.gov.in/LAWCET/LAWCET/LAWCET_HomePage.aspx

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