AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2020, Syllabus, Marking Scheme and Books

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    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. 

    • This year, SK University on behalf of (APSCHE) is expected to conduct the exam in 1st week of May 2020 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 questions. Candidates can check AP LAWCET Sample Papers to acquire a fair idea of the same.
    • Mock tests for each program will be released separately on the official portal a month before the exam. 
    • Candidate should thoroughly check the AP LAWCET 2020 Syllabus before starting their preparation and appearing for the Mock Test.

    Highlights of AP LAWCET 2020 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 Scheme

    Total Marks-120

    1 mark per question

    Negative MarkingNo

    Detailed AP LAWCET Exam Pattern

    Detailed AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Pattern

    • Courses offered under 3 year LLB Program are LLB and LLB (Hons).
    • And, the 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 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.

    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

      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.

      AP LAWCET Marking Scheme

      • Each question in the online examination paper of AP LAWCET 2020 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.

      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

      AP LAWCET 2020 Syllabus

      AP LAWCET 2020 Syllabus

      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 InsigniaNew AmendmentsDays and Dates
      Indian ConstitutionTrade TerminologiesEconomy
      GeographyNew AppointmentsCulture and Heritage
      Indian PolityCurrent Affairs NationalCurrent 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 SeriesAnalytical ReasoningArrangements
      Direction and DistanceCoding-DecodingData Interpretation
      SequencingBlood RelationsAnalogies
      SyllogismRoutes and NetworksSets

      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 TermsIndian ConstitutionContracts
      TortsVicarious LiabilityInternational Law
      IPC and CrPCStrict LiabilityLaw of Crimes
      Legal AwarenessIntellectual Property RightsConstitutional Law

      Preparation Tips for AP LAWCET

      Preparation Tips for AP LAWCET 2020

      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 2020 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 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.

      AP LAWCET Recommended Books

      AP LAWCET 2020 Recommended Books

      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:

      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

      AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs

      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:

      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 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


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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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