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AP LAWCET 2018 Syllabus (Updated)

Updated On - April 30th 2018

APSCHE does not release any official syllabus for AP LAWCET. However, on the basis of previous year question papers, we have defined AP LAWCET Syllabus.

The state level law entrance examination is scheduled for April 19, 2018. The online mode paper is divided into three sections viz.

Part A – General Knowledge and Mental Ability

Part B – Current Affairs

Part C – Aptitude for the Study of Law

The paper will have 120 questions to be answered within 90 minutes. As there is no negative marking, it is advised to attempt all the questions if you are unsure of the answer. Check complete AP LAWCET Exam Pattern


AP LAWCET Syllabus - General Knowledge and Mental Ability

This particular section consisting of 60 GK and Mental Ability questions tests a candidate’s level of static knowledge and his logical and analytical skills. Estimated topics that this section covers are-

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 2018G.K. Pub
General Knowledge & Current AffairsUpkar Prakashan
General Knowledge 2018 Capsule with Current Affairs UpdateDisha Publication
The Mega Yearbook 2017 – 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 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
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE AND REASONINGPHI Learning

AP LAWCET Syllabus for Current Affairs

This entire 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, magazines and news channels. Read them regularly to stay updated on the events of the past and current year.


AP LAWCET Syllabus for Aptitude for the Study of Law

Part C of the paper is made up of 30 questions based on Legal Aptitude. There is no official course or guidelines to follow that makes up for the syllabus for this section. As per the instructions given by the organizers of the exam, questions from basic laws of the country will be given in this section and they will be of elementary level.

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

 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.

AP LAWCET LLM Syllabus – Part I 

JURISPRUDENCE

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

  • 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

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

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

MERCANTILE LAW

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

CRIMES and TORTS

  •  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

  • 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.

LABOUR LAW - Trade Union Act 1926. Industrial Disputes Act 1947.

Recommended Books for AP LAWCET LLM preparation

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

AP LAWCET Syllabus FAQs

Ques. What is the exam pattern of AP LAWCET 2018?

Ans. AP LAWCET 2018 exam will consist of 120 multiple choice questions. The exam will be divided into three sections- General Knowledge and Mental Ability, Current Affairs and Aptitude for the study of law. The time duration of the exam is 90 minutes i.e. 1.30 hours.

Ques. What is the division of questions according to the sections of the AP LAWCET 2018 exam?

Ans. The division of questions in the three sections of the exam is as follows-

  • General Knowledge and Mental Ability - 30 Questions
  • Current Affairs- 30 Questions
  • Aptitude for the study of law- 60 Questions

Ques. What is the marking scheme for the exam?

Ans. A candidate will be awarded one mark for each correct answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect or unattempted questions.

Ques. What topics can come under the section General Knowledge and Mental Aptitude?

Ans. This section will consist of questions to check the mental ability of the candidate. It may include questions on logical and verbal reasoning involving questions on blood relation, order ranking, seating arrangements, puzzles, etc. Other than this the General awareness will include basic questions that a candidate must know.

Ques. What topics can come under the section Current Affairs?

Ans. This section will consist of questions on latest current affairs, so you should be aware of all the national, International, economic and other news to clear the section.

Q9. What topics can come under the section Aptitude for the Study of Law?

This section will have questions related to law. Some of the expected topics are as follows-

  • Legal terms
  • Indian Constitution, its structure, sections and schedules
  • Contracts and Constitutional Law
  • Torts
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Contracts and Constitutional Law
  • IPC and the CrPC
  • Strict Liability
  • Law of Crimes
  • International Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity

Ques. What is the Qualifying marks in AP LAWCET 2018?

Ans. AP LAWCET 2018 applicants will have to score a minimum of 35% to qualify the exam. However, there is no minimum qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates.


*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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