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AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2019, Marking Scheme and Books

Updated On - January 28th 2019

AP LAWCET Exam Pattern for both the programs (3-year and 5-year LLB) programs will be carried out in a computer-based mode. The exam is designed to evaluate a candidate’s GK, Mental Ability, Current affairs and aptitude to pursue the study of Law. 

This year, SK University has scheduled the exam for May 6 in a single session. The entire paper will be divided into three sections viz. Section A – 30 Questions, Section B – 30 Questions and Section C – 60 questionsDownload Free AP LAWCET Sample Papers

  • Interested candidates can start applying in March 2019 at Register now
  • Mock tests for each program will be released separately on the official portal shortly.
  • Admit cards for the exam will be issued a week before the exam. Know more

Highlights of AP LAWCET Exam Pattern

AP LAWCET Exam Pattern
Mode of ExaminationOnline i.e. Computer Based Test
Nature of QuestionsObjective type
SubjectsCurrent Affairs, GK & Mental Ability and Aptitude for Study of Law
Exam Duration90 minutes
Total Question120
Medium of ExamEnglish and Telegu
Marking Scheme1 mark per question
Negative MarkingNo

Detailed AP LAWCET Exam Pattern

  • Courses offered under 3 year LLB Program are LLB and LLB (Hons).
  • And, 5-year program consists of BA LLB, BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB and B.Com LLB courses.
  • For 3 year Program, the standard of the syllabus will be of degree level, whereas, for 5 year Program the syllabus will be of 10+2 level. Check AP LAWCET Syllabus

Mode of AP LAWCET Exam

The law entrance examination will be held in online mode (Computer Based Test) only. It will test the following abilities of candidates:

  • Aptitude for Study of Law
  • General Knowledge and Mental Ability and
  • Current Affairs

AP LAWCET Exam Duration

Candidates are given 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes) to complete AP LAWCET 2019. 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.

AP LAWCET Distribution of Questions

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:

SectionMaximum Questions
Current Affairs30
General Knowledge and Mental Ability30
Aptitude for the Study of Law60
Total120 Questions

AP LAWCET Marking Scheme

  • Each question in the online examination paper of AP LAWCET 2019 will carry 1 mark, leading to a total of 120 marks for the whole paper.
  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect or non-attempted answers.

Medium of Examination

  • Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test will be administered in English and Telugu.
  • Applicants can attempt the question paper in the language they are comfortable with.

Qualifying marks in AP LAWCET

  • As per the notification applicants will have to score a minimum of 35% in the test, for example, 42 marks out of the total marks of 120, to appear for assessment and AP LAWCET ranking.
  • Applicants belonging to SC/ST categories will not need any minimum qualifying marks.
  • For LLM program, the qualifying percentage of marks is 25%. (i.e. 30 marks out of total 120 marks). And there will be no qualifying marks for SC & ST for ranking.

Read about AP PGLCET Exam

Preparation Tips for each section in AP LAWCET

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.

  • To score well in GK, read Lucent's GK book or General Knowledge book 2019 by GK Pub.
  • To score high marks in mental ability, applicants must practice logical and analytical questions related to verbal/non-verbal series, blood relationships, analytical reasoning, linear arrangements, etc.

For Current Affairs section

In order to qualify in this section, applicants must read newspapers and magazines on 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.

AP LAWCET Recommended Books

It is definitely a challenging task to answer 120 multiple choice questions in a time span of 90 minutes. Therefore, practicing with sample papers and having books will help in enhancing time management skills. Tabulated below are few books that will help in preparing better for the law exam:

BookAuthorISBN No.
The Mega Yearbook 2017 – Current Affairs and General Knowledge for competitive examsDisha Experts9386323001
National Law University: B.A, L.L.B (Hons.) All India Law Entrance Exam GuideRPH Editorial Board9350123517
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law entrance examinations: A workbookBhardwaj9332519781
Universal’s General Knowledge of Law- Legal GK for competitive examinationsManish Arora9350358395

AP LAWCET Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques. Who will be conducting AP LAWCET 2019?

Ans. The law entrance examination will be conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu.

Ques. Is AP LAWCET exam conducted in online or offline or both modes?

Ans. AP LAWCET 2019 will be a Computer Based Test i.e. it will be conducted in online mode only.

Ques. Are there any changes introduced in 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:

ParticularsLLB ProgramLLM Program
Mode of ExamOnlineOnline
Medium of ExamEnglish, TeluguEnglish only
Duration of Exam90 minutes90 minutes
Type of QuestionsMCQsMCQs
No. of Questions120120
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 exam in Urdu will be allocated an exam center 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


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If we get Rank in AP LAWCET we will study in AP or any state???Please give me the clarity.

29 Jan, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Srilak, you will get to study in AP only after you rank well in AP LAWCET.

29 Jan, 2019 15:57
R rajasekhar

Lawcet admission after qualify in andhrapradesh wat basis college was given admission

22 Feb, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Rajasekhar, Seat Allotment procedure/ counselling will be done on the basis of merit/ rank-wise

24 May, 2018 10:36

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