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AP LAWCET Syllabus 2019, Important Books and Books

Updated On - January 28th 2019

AP LAWCET Syllabus is not officially released by SK University, Ananthapuramu. However, based on previous year question papers and analysis’, we have curated below the most important topics for this year’s law entrance exam. 

  • AP LAWCET 2019 is scheduled for May 6 in CBT mode. Check detailed AP LAWCET Exam Pattern
  • The registration window for the exam will become functional in March 2019. Apply now!
  • In order to prepare better and check the readiness for the exam, official mock tests will be released at the portal shortly.

AP LAWCET Pattern and Syllabus #Facts 

AP LAWCET Exam Pattern, AP LAWCET Syllabus
Note: Candidates appearing for LLM Program (AP PGLECET) should be thorough in jurisprudence, constitutional law, Public international law, Mercantile law, labour laws, crimes and torts, IPR & other laws. Read more about AP PGLECET Exam

AP LAWCET Section-wise Question Distribution

Questions in the examination are designed to evaluate a candidate’s ability and aptitude to pursue Law as a career. There are three parts to the paper viz.

PartSectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Part AGeneral Knowledge & Mental Ability3030
Part BCurrent Affairs3030
Part CAptitude for the Study of Law6060
Total3 sections120 Questions120 Marks

AP LAWCET Syllabus: General Knowledge and Mental Ability

Section A/ Part A consists of 30 questions carrying 30 marks each. In this section, questions are based on logical reasoning and static general awareness.

Topics under General Knowledge 

  • Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Economy
  • Indian History
  • Indian Culture & Heritage etc

Recommended books for preparing for General Knowledge

BookPublisher/ Author
Lucent's General KnowledgeLucent’s
General Knowledge 2019G.K. Pub
General Knowledge & Current AffairsUpkar Prakashan
General Knowledge 2019 Capsule with Current Affairs UpdateDisha Publication
The Mega Yearbook 2019 – Current Affairs and General Knowledge for competitive examsDisha Experts

Topics under Mental Ability

  • Verbal Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Direction and Distances
  • Linear Arrangements
  • Complex Arrangements
  • Analogies
  • Classification
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relationships
  • Symbols and Notations
  • Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency Test
  • Data Interpretation Test
  • Syllogism
  • Problems Based on Symmetry
  • Problems Based on Visual Ability
  • Ordering & Sequencing
  • Routes & Networks.

Download Free AP LAWCET Sample Papers

Recommended books for preparing for Mental Ability

BookPublisher/ Author
Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningS. Chand
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-VerbalArihant
Quantitative Aptitude by R S AggarwalS. Chand
Quantitative Aptitude and ReasoningPrentice Hall India Learning

AP LAWCET Syllabus: Current Affairs

This section consists of 30 questions from the events that have happened in the country and around the globe in recent. It covers news articles on affairs of importance on numerous topics like-

  • Polity
  • Economics
  • Awards and Achievements
  • Scientific Discoveries and Inventions
  • And further topics of relevance.

The only source of material to prepare for this section is newspapers and news channels. Read them regularly to stay updated on the events of the past and current year.


AP LAWCET Syllabus: Aptitude for the Study of Law

Part C of the paper is made up of 60 questions based on Legal Aptitude. As per the instructions are given by the organizers of the exam, questions from basic laws and Constitution of the country will be given in this section and they will be of elementary level.

Law and Constitution of India

Law and constitution section will include questions from:

Public International Law: 

  • International Law and Municipal Law
  • Subjects, State Territory, Air, Sea and outer space
  • Nationality and Statelessness
  • State Jurisdiction
  • United Nations

Mercantile Law: 

  • General Principles of Contract
  • 1-75
  • Indian Contract Act-1872

Labour Law: 

  • Trade Union Act 1926
  • Industrial Disputes Act 1947

Crimes and Torts:

  • Indian Penal Code -General Principles & General Exceptions
  • TORTS: General Principles of Tort
  • Joint liability
  • State liability for torts; Consumer Protection Act,1986

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Other Law:

  • Copyright Act, 1957; Patents Act, 1970
  • Environmental Protection Act, 1986
  • Human Rights, The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993
  • Salient features of Information Technology Act, 2000
  • The Right to Information Act 2005

Recommended books to prepare for Legal Aptitude

Book namePublisher
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law entrance examinations: A workbookBhardwaj
National Law University: B.A, L.L.B (Hons.) All India Law Entrance Exam GuideRPH Editorial Board
Universal’s General Knowledge of Law- Legal GK for competitive examinationsManish Arora
Lawcet Study MaterialVikram publishers
Lawcet-Study-Material-with-Previous-PapersVikram publishers

AP LAWCET Syllabus for LLM (AP PGLCET)

  • The LLM paper of AP LAWCET is divided into two parts both testing a candidate’s knowledge of Indian Laws.
  • The entire paper is focused on testing how much candidates have learned in their undergraduate law schools.
  • SK University releases the syllabus for this paper. The same is given below:

AP LAWCET LLM Syllabus – Part I 

This section will have 40 questions of 1 mark each. Important topics are listed below:

JURISPRUDENCE (20 Ques. | 20 Marks)

  • Schools of Jurisprudence – Sources of Law
  • Custom Precedent and Legislation
  • Rights and duties – Ownership and Possession
  • Persons, Obligation, Property, Liability, Legal Sanctions

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (20 Ques. | 20 Marks)

  • Nature of the Constitution: Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Executive Judiciary and Legislature
  • Center-State Relations
  • Emergency provisions
  • Amendments to the constitution

AP LAWCET LLM Syllabus – Part II

This section will have 80 Questions of 1 mark each. Check the important topics under this:

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • International Law and Municipal Law
  • Subjects, State Territory, Air, Sea and outer space
  • Nationality and Statelessness
  • Extradition
  • Asylum
  • State Jurisdiction
  • United Nations

MERCANTILE LAW (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • General Principles of Contract
  • Sections. 1-75
  • Indian Contract Act-1872

LABOUR LAW (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • Trade Union Act 1926
  • Industrial Disputes Act 1947

CRIMES and TORTS (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • Indian Penal Code -General Principles & General Exceptions
  • TORTS: General Principles of Tort
  • Defences
  • Joint liability
  • State liability for torts; Consumer Protection Act,1986

IPR & OTHER LAWS (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • Copyright Act, 1957; Patents Act, 1970
  • Environmental Protection Act, 1986
  • Human Rights, The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993
  • Salient features of Information Technology Act, 2000
  • The Right to Information Act 2005

Recommended Books for AP LAWCET LLM

BookAuthor/ Publisher
Universal's Guide to LL.M. Entrance Examination Gaurav Mehta
Guide to LLM Entrance ExaminationShowick Thorpe
Amar Law Publication's Indian Constitutional Law : The New Challenges for LLMSheetal Kanwal

Things to Remember

  • AP LAWCET Exam Date 2019 – May 6, 2019
  • Take your admit card and passport size photograph at the examination center. Download AP LAWCET Admit Card
  • Duration of Exam – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Report at the examination center at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  • Qualifying marks in AP LAWCET are 35% (i.e. 42 marks out of total 120 marks). No minimum qualifying marks for SC and ST for ranking.

*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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