TS LAWCET 2021 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Question Distribution, Syllabus, Books

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    TS LAWCET Exam Pattern is decided by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), and is an entrance test held for admissions into several law colleges throughout the state of Telangana. The Telangana State Law common Entrance Test 2021 (TS LAWCET 2021) will be held tentatively in the month of May, 2021. 

    TS LAWCET 2021 Exam Pattern Latest Updates

    • TS LAWCET is conducted in online mode only and carries no negative marking.
    • Candidates must answer 120 questions carrying 120 marks in 90 minutes.
    • 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 the Integrated 5-year program, whereas degree holders can apply online for a 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 2021

    Conducting BodyTelangana State Council of Higher Education (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 (each carries 1 mark)
    Total Marks120
    TS LAWCET Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct response No provision of negative marking

    Detailed TS LAWCET 2021 Exam Pattern

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

    • Part A: General Knowledge and Mental Ability
    • Part B: Current Affairs
    • Part C: Aptitude for the Study of Law

    TS LAWCET 2021- Distribution of Questions

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

    SectionMaximum MarksMaximum Questions
    Current Affairs3030
    General Knowledge and Mental Ability3030
    Aptitude for the Study of Law6060
    Total120 Marks120 Questions

    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.

    The examination tests the following abilities of candidates:

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

    TS LAWCET 2021- Duration of Exam

    • 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 in TS LAWCET

    • 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 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 their preference.

    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.)
    (-)BBA LLB

    TS LAWCET 2021 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 answers, 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.

    Qualifying marks in TS LAWCET

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

    Tie Breaker in TS LAWCET

    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 the same marks will be grouped together for ranking purposes and at the time of admission, higher age might become the decisive factor.

    TS LAWCET 2021 Syllabus

    There is no official syllabus set for TS LAWCET 2021. 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.

    Check TS LAWCET Syllabus

    Recommended Books for TS LAWCET 2021

    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

    TS LAWCET 2021 Exam FAQs

    Ques. Is there negative marking in TS LAWCET?

    Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the TS LAWCET exam.

    Ques. What is the marking pattern in TS LAWCET?

    Ans. Marking pattern in TS LAWCET is one mark for each correct response, zero marks for each incorrect response and unattempted questions. 

    Ques. How many questions does the TS LAWCET 2021 paper have?

    Ans. TS LAWCET 2021 paper has 120 questions in total which must be answered in 90 minutes. 

    Ques. What is the distribution of questions in TS LAWCET 2021 question paper?

    Ans. Refer to the table below for TS LAWCET distribution of questions:

    SectionMaximum MarksMaximum Questions
    Current Affairs3030
    General Knowledge and Mental Ability3030
    Aptitude for the Study of Law6060
    Total120 Marks120 Questions

    Ques. Which is the most important section for TS LAWCET 2021?

    Ans. The third section, Aptitude for study of law carries the heaviest weightage at around 60 marks, which is almost half of the total weightage. 

    *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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