AP LAWCET 2020: Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Cut-Off

Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test (AP LAWCET) is a state-level entrance conducted every year by the Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur on the behalf of APSCHE, Hyderabad. Students seeking admission in UG law courses (three years & five years LLB) can appear for this examination. Various government, private & other participating universities and colleges of Andhra Pradesh state gives admission in law courses on the basis of AP LAWCET examination. 

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Schedule

 

Event Date (Tentative)
Availability of application form March 2020
Last date to submit the application form April 2020 
Date of examination 8th May 2020
Declaration of result 3rd week of May 2020
Starting of counseling In the month of October

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Admit Card

The admit card will be released only for the successfully registered candidates at the official website during 3rd week of April 2020. Candidates must keep safe the admit card as it will be required at the time of the exam and later at the time of admission.

 
Steps to download the admit card:
  • Go to the official website of AP LAWCET
  • Click on the admit card link
  • Enter the details required
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a print out

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Syllabus

There are 3 sections in AP LAWCET with a total of 120 questions. Syllabus for each section is: 

Section 1. General Knowledge and Mental Ability
  • Geography
  • Indian Politics and the Constitution
  • Economy
  • Indian History
  • Indian Culture & Heritage
  • Verbal Series and Non-Verbal Series
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relationships
  • Data Sufficiency & Data Interpretation 
  • Superlatives
Section 2. Current Affairs

Candidates need to keep themselves updated with trending topics and current events across the world on topics such as

  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Awards and Achievements
  • Scientific Discoveries and Inventions
Section 3. Study of Aptitude of Law
  • Indian Constitution, its structure, sections, and schedules
  • Contracts and Constitutional Law
  • Torts
  • Law of Crimes
  • Contracts and Constitutional Law
  • Strict Liability
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • International Law
  • Vicarious Liability
  • IPC and the CrPC
  • Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity
  • Legal terms

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: Online mode.
  • Sections: Three sections, i.e. Part A – General Knowledge & Mental Ability, Part B – Current Affairs & Part C- Aptitude for the Study of Law.
  • No. & Type of Questions: A total of 120 objective type questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Medium: English and Telugu 
  • Duration: 90 minutes (one and a half hours).
  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be provided for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking for incorrect answers.

 

Sectional Pattern
Section No. of Questions Marks
General Knowledge and Mental Ability 30 30
Current Affairs 30 30
Study Of Aptitude of Law 60 60
Total 120 120

 

AP LAWCET Cut-Off

The cut-off is the minimum marks required to qualify for any entrance exam. The cut-off mark for AP LAWCET is 35% i.e. 42 out of 120 marks for the general category. There is no cut-off for SC/ST category candidates. But, if they fail to provide any documentary proof of their category, their candidature will be canceled.

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Application Form

The Application form of AP LAWCET 2020 will be available on the official website. The application form will be released during the 3rd week of February.

 
Steps to apply:
  • Go to the official website of AP LAWCET
  • Fill in all relevant details in the Application Form including personal and educational
  • Make the payment of Rs 750 + Rs 59 (processing fee) through online mode via debit card/ credit card/ net banking
  • Upload the scanned documents i.e. photo and signature as per specifications mentioned.
  • Submit and take a print out of the application form for future use.

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Counseling

The counseling for AP LAWCET 2020 will be conducted during the month of October 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be called for counseling through call letters which will mention counseling dates and venue. Candidates will be required to pay Rs. 1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST candidates) to participate in the counseling. The seats will be allotted on the basis of rank the candidate has secured.

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Result

The result for AP LAWCET will be declared during the 3rd week of May through online mode at their official website. The candidates can log in and check their result after it is declared. The rank of the candidate is decided on the basis of marks he/she secured. The result will consist of mark secured and qualifying status. Candidates need to download and take a print out of their scorecard for future use.

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Answer Key

The answer key for AP LAWCET 2020 will be released after the commencement of the exam during the 4th week of April 2020. The answer key consists of the correct answers of all the questions appeared in the question paper. Candidates can match their attempted answers and predict their results. In case a candidate has any objection regarding the answer key, he/she can file an objection that will be cross-checked by the authorities and then the final answer key will be released by the university.

 

AP LAWCET 2020 Eligibility

  • Those who belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh can apply for the APLAWCET 2020 examination
  • Those who have completed 3 years in graduation from any university can apply for the exam. This goes for LLB 3 years. Besides this, those who have completed their 12th class or some equivalent exam from some recognized institute can apply for LLB year course
  • The percentage limit for general category candidates is 45% whereas 40% for SC/ST category candidates
  • Any person with the above-mentioned eligibility can apply for the entrance test of APLAWCET 2019.
  • Age limit is not a restriction that prevents from fetching the freedom to apply for the exam. No age limit is set by the exam commencing body thus move to apply for the entrance test.

 

FAQs

 

Q:  Is there any negative marking in AP LAWCET 2020?
A:  No, there is no negative marking.

 

Q:  How many seats are available through AP LAWCET?
A:  A total of 8804 seats are available to candidates through AP LAWCET across the state.

 

Q:  How many students appeared for AP LAWCET 2019?
A:  For AP LAWCET 2019 entrance test a total of 11,492 candidates had appeared.

 

Q:  What is the age limit to apply for AP LAWCET?
A:  There is no such upper age limit to apply for AP LAWCET. But the candidate must be 17 years or above and must fulfill the eligibility criteria.

 

Q:  What is the basic preparation steps for AP LAWCET 2020?
A:  Here are a few preparation tips that will help you 

  • Make a time table that covers all the syllabus of the examination.
  • Prepare from the best books and study material available in the market or on the internet.
  • Also, solve previous year question papers & sample papers to get familiar with the exam pattern.
  • Practice online mock test, it can help you to manage your time and analyze your performance.
  • Candidates must read newspapers & magazines to be updated with the current affairs.

 

Q:  Is AP LAWCET conducted in offline mode too?
A:  No, the AP LAWCET is conducted in online mode only.

 

Q:  Can I change any detail after I have submitted the application form?
A:  You cannot immediately change any of the areas after submission. The authorities will open a brief window during the last week of March to alter some areas in the application form.

 

Q:  What is the ranking procedure if two candidates secure the same mark?
A:  In such a case, ranking is done on the basis of mark secured in section 3 of the exam. If the tie still persists, ranking is done on the basis of mark secured in section 2. If the tie still persists the ranking is done on the basis of seniority in age.

 

Q:  What is the cut-off for reserved category candidates for AP LAWCET 2020?
A:  There is no cut-off for reserved category candidates.

 

Q:  Are foreign nationals allowed for AP LAWCET?
A:  No, to apply for AP LAWCET, the candidate must be an Indian citizen.

 

Q:  What are the exam centres for AP LAWCET?
A:  Exam centres for AP LAWCET are:

  • Anantapuramu, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nandyal, Nellore, Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada, Bhimavaram, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam.
 

Q: What is the late fee for AP LAWCET application form?
A:  The late fee of AP LAWCET is Rs. 500/-.

 

Q:  What are the best books to prepare for AP LAWCET?
A:  Books that will help you clear AP LAWCET are:

  • Lucent's General Knowledge
  • The Mega Yearbook 2019 – Current Affairs and General Knowledge for competitive exams
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by S. Chand
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihant
  • Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law entrance examinations: A workbook by Bhardwaj
  • Universal’s General Knowledge of Law- Legal GK for competitive examinations by Manish Arora
  • LAWCET Study Material by Vikram publishers

 

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