AP LAWCET 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
STATE LEVEL ONLINE TEST
AP LAWCET Exam Pattern for both the programs (3-year and 5-year LLB) programs will be released by Sri Krishnadevaraya University in 2nd week of March 2020. The Online law entrance exam is designed to evaluate a candidate’s GK, Mental Ability, Current affairs and aptitude to pursue the study of Law.
|Mode of Examination||Online i.e. Computer Based Test|
|Nature of Questions||Objective type|
|Subjects||Current Affairs, GK & Mental Ability and Aptitude for Study of Law|
|Exam Duration||90 minutes|
|Medium of Exam||English and Telegu|
1 mark per question
The law entrance examination will be held in online mode (Computer Based Test) only. It will test the following abilities of candidates:
Candidates are given 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes) to complete AP LAWCET 2020. It is mandatory for the applicants to complete the exam in a given period of time as no extra time will be allotted in any situation.
Note: No sectional time limit is allotted to the sections in the examination.
Andhra Pradesh LAWCET offers two programs. Both the papers have the same sections but the difficulty level varies as per the programs. Tabulated below is the section-wise distribution:
|General Knowledge and Mental Ability||30|
|Aptitude for the Study of Law||60|
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Syllabus for APLAWCET is expected to be the same as that of last year. Comprising of 3 sections- General Knowledge and Mental Ability, Current Affairs and Legal aptitude. A glipmse of the syllabus is mentioned below:
Check DetailedAP LAWCET Syllabus
Part 1: General Knowledge and Current Affairs This section test overall awareness of the candidate across major subject domains from Indian Polity to economy and geographical knowledge along with current happenings.
|National Insignia||New Amendments||Days and Dates|
|Indian Constitution||Trade Terminologies||Economy|
|Geography||New Appointments||Culture and Heritage|
|Indian Polity||Current Affairs National||Current Affairs International|
Part 2: Mental Ability Analytical ability of the applicants is judhed through mathematics and reasoning questions based on the following topics:
|Verbal and Non-Verbal Series||Analytical Reasoning||Arrangements|
|Direction and Distance||Coding-Decoding||Data Interpretation|
|Syllogism||Routes and Networks||Sets|
Part 3: Aptitude for the study of Law Candidates interest towards law is measured in this section. Holistically candidates legal aptitude is judged based on questions from the following topics:
|Legal Terms||Indian Constitution||Contracts|
|Torts||Vicarious Liability||International Law|
|IPC and CrPC||Strict Liability||Law of Crimes|
|Legal Awareness||Intellectual Property Rights||Constitutional Law|
For General Knowledge and Mental Ability: This is the first section of the examination. It is divided into two subsections namely general knowledge and mental ability. General knowledge means Static knowledge/ facts that have happened before. It could be related to people/ places/ things etc.
For Current Affairs section: In order to qualify in this section, applicants must read newspapers and magazines on a daily basis. This will keep themselves updated on the latest events happening in the country and the world.
For Aptitude for Legal Studies: This section consists of topics from jurisprudence and constitutional law, public international law, crimes and torts, legal awareness, IPR and other laws. The questions in this section will be of elementary level.
It is definitely a challenging task to answer 120 multiple choice questions in a time span of 90 minutes. Therefore, practising with sample papers and having books will help in enhancing time management skills. Tabulated below are a few books that will help in preparing better for the law exam:
|The Mega Yearbook 2017 – Current Affairs and General Knowledge for competitive exams||Disha Experts||9386323001|
|National Law University: B.A, L.L.B (Hons.) All India Law Entrance Exam Guide||RPH Editorial Board||9350123517|
|Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law entrance examinations: A workbook||Bhardwaj||9332519781|
|Universal’s General Knowledge of Law- Legal GK for competitive examinations||Manish Arora||9350358395|
Ques. Who will be conducting AP LAWCET 2020?
Ans. The law entrance examination will be conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu.
Ques. Is the AP LAWCET exam conducted in online or offline or both modes?
Ans. AP LAWCET 2020 will be a Computer Based Test i.e. it will be conducted in online mode only.
Ques. Are there any changes introduced in the AP LAWCET Exam Pattern?
Ans. No, the coordinating authority has not yet notified any changes in the paper pattern of LLB and LLM exam. The pattern is given below:
|Particulars||LLB Program||LLM Program|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Online|
|Medium of Exam||English, Telugu||English only|
|Duration of Exam||90 minutes||90 minutes|
|Type of Questions||MCQs||MCQs|
|No. of Questions||120||120|
|Marking Scheme||+1/ 0||+1/ 0|
Ques. Which languages is the AP LAWCET available in?
Ans. Questions will be available in English, Telugu and Urdu language. Candidates opting to attempt the exam in Urdu will be allocated an exam centre in Kurnool only.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in the law entrance examination?
Ans. No, there is no provision of negative marking of any unanswered or incorrect answer. Therefore, it is suggested to attempt all the questions in the paper.
Ques. Is the exam pattern for AP LAWCET and TS LAWCET different?
Ans. No, the exam pattern of AP LAWCET and TS LAWCET are similar. Read about TS LAWCET Exam
Ques. How many questions are asked in AP LAWCET?
Ans. There are total 120 objective type questions in the law entrance examination.
Ques. Is there any sectional time limit in the online examination?
Ans. No sectional time limit is allotted to the sections in the examination.
Ques. Will there be any extra time allotted to complete the exam?
Ans. No, applicants need to complete the exam in a given period of time as no extra time will be allotted in any situation.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College