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TS LAWCET Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books

Updated On - January 14th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

TS LAWCET Exam Pattern: Exam for both the papers will be carried out in computer-based mode. This year, Osmania University has scheduled the papers for May 26 across 12 cities in the state of Telangana. 

  • The paper will have objective type questions, which will evaluate a candidate’s ability and aptitude to pursue Law as a career. Check TS LAWCET Syllabus
  • Intermediate graduates can register online for Integrated 5-year program, whereas, degree holders can apply online for 3-year program. 
  • In order to prepare better and check readiness for the exam, you can download free TS LAWCET Sample Papers.

Highlights of TS LAWCET Exam Pattern

Conducting BodyOsmania University on behalf of TSCHE
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test i.e. Online
Number of Sections3 sections
Nature of QuestionsObjective Type
Duration of Exam1 hour 30 minutes
Medium of ExamTelugu, Urdu and English
Number of Questions120
TS LAWCET Marking Scheme1 mark for each question
No provision of negative marking

Detailed TS LAWCET Exam Pattern

Osmania University will hold the exam on behalf of TSCHE (Telangana State Council of Higher Education). There are three sections in the examination. They are as follows:

Part A: General Knowledge and Mental Ability

Part B: Current Affairs

Part C: Aptitude for the Study of Law

Courses offered under 3 Year and 5 Year LLB programs are tabulated below:

3-year LLB Program5-year LLB Program
LLB (Hons.)BA LLB (Hons.)

Mode of TS LAWCET Exam

The law entrance examination will be a Computer Based Test. Each candidate will be appointed a computer at TS LAWCET Exam Center only. It is suggested that each test taker must practice through ‘Online Test Series’ only (available shortly).

The examination tests the following abilities of candidates:

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

TS LAWCET Exam Duration

  • The duration of the law entrance exam is 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes).
  • It is mandatory for the applicants to complete the exam in a given period of time.
  • No extra time will be allotted to any of the candidates under any circumstances.
  • In case of PwD and SAP candidates, an extra 20 minutes will be allotted to complete the examination.
  • No sectional time limit is allotted to the sections in the examination.

Type of Questions

  • Questions in the law entrance examination are objective type i.e. multiple choice questions.
  • There will be four choices to question.
  • Candidates have to mark the most appropriate answer.
  • There will be a question of an essay too, which is descriptive in nature.

TS LAWCET Distribution of Questions

Telangana Law CET offers two programs. Both the papers have same sections but the difficulty level varies. Tabulated below is the section-wise distribution:

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

TS LAWCET Marking Scheme

  • Each question in the exam will carry 1 mark.
  • For every correct response, the candidate is awarded 1 mark.
  • In case of wrong answer, there is no penalty of a mark.
  • For unattempted questions, there is no negative marking. 
  • In case, a candidate marks two answers to a question, it will be treated as a wrong answer.

TS LAWCET Medium of Examination

  • Telangana Law Common Entrance Test will be administered in English and Telugu medium.
  • From this year, candidates can attempt the exam in Urdu as well.
  • Applicants can attempt the questions as per there preference.

Qualifying marks in TS LAWCET

  • Candidate must score a minimum of 35% marks to qualify entrance exam, which means that minimum passing marks are 42 out of 120.
  • However, no minimum marks have to be attained by candidates belonging to SC/ ST category to qualify the law entrance exam.

Tie Breaker in TS LAWCET Exam:

In case of more than one candidate obtaining same marks, the following criteria will be followed:

  • Marks in Part C i.e. Aptitude for the Study of Law will be considered
  • In case the tie still continues, marks in Part B i.e. Current Affairs will be considered
  • If the tie still persists, candidates with same marks will be grouped together for ranking purpose and at the time of admission, higher age might become the decisive factor.

TS LAWCET Syllabus

There is no official syllabus set for TS LAWCET 2019. The exam will have three parts and will evaluate candidates across various parameters.

Part A: General Knowledge and Mental Ability 

The section 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.

Some of the frequently asked topics are:

  1. Outline of Indian Economy 
  2. National Income of India 
  3. Indian Tax Structure 
  4. Major Industries in India
  5. Banking & Finance

Preparation Tip(s): To score better, read Lucent’s GK book or GK book by GK Pub. Mental Ability, regularly practice logical and analytical questions related to verbal/non-verbal series, blood relationships, analytical reasoning, linear arrangements, etc.

Part B: Current Affairs

Answer questions that are formulated on the basis of ongoing news topics and current affairs. This implies that candidates must remain up-to-date with the significant and essential events and occurrences taking place across the world.

Preparation Tip(s): Regularly read newspapers and magazines.

Part C: Aptitude for the Study of Law

Candidates appearing for exam will be tested on the basis of their elementary knowledge regarding the basic principles of the Law and Constitution of India.

This section will cover the following topics:

  1. Legal fundamentals and terms 
  2. Legal Maxims and Important Landmarks 
  3. Supreme Court Judgments

Preparation Tip(s): It is suggested to go through various elementary level Social Studies books.

CheckTS LAWCET Syllabus

Recommended Books for TS LAWCET

Tabulated below are books to prepare better for the law entrance examination:

Book NameAuthor/Publisher
A Complete Self Study Guide for LLB Entrance ExamArihant Experts
Study Package for CLAT & LLBAP Bhardwaj
Constitution of IndiaBakshi P.M
Guide to judicial service examinationsUniversal
Legal Awareness/ Legal ReasoningBhardwaj
Objective General English 1st editionR.S. Agarwal
Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey
Legal aptitude for CLAT and other law entrance examA.P. Bhardwaj
The Ultimate Guide to the LLB Entrance ExaminationM A Rashid
The Pearson Guide to the LLB Entrance ExamThorpe
LLB Entrance Examination GuidePankaj Kr. Jaiswal
LAWCET Study Material with Previous Papers (Paperback)Vikram Editorial Board

Things to Remember

  • TS LAWCET Exam Date 2019 – May 26
  • Take your admit card and passport size photograph at the examination center.
  • 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 TS 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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