What is AP LAWCET?
AP LAWCET or Andhra Pradesh Common Entrance Test for Law is a state level common entrance test for law to provide admissions into the law programs offered by the law colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is conducted by the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE).
Over 34 law institutes offer admission into their 3-year and 5-year, LLB programs based on the score of this exam. The exam is conducted annually for admission into 8000 seats.
AP LAWCET 2018 is conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur on behalf of APSCHE.
||Andhra Pradesh Common Entrance Test for Law
|TYPE OF EXAM
|LEVEL OF EXAM
||19th April, 2017 (Online)
||3-year and 5-year L.L.B and L.L.M
||Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur on behalf of APSCHE
|Language of the exam
||English and Telugu
Courses students can get admitted into:
3-year L.L.B COURSES:
5-year L.L.B COURSES:
Structure/Pattern of exam
AP LAWCET 2017 was a computer-based test. The exam will be conducted once every year. It is conducted for a total time of 90 minutes.
Sections in the exam and number of questions in each section
General knowledge and Mental Ability – 30
Current Events – 30
Aptitude for law studies – 60
Nature of questions: The questions will be of objective type with multiple answers to choose from
There is no time limit allotted for each section, all 3 sections must be completed within the prescribed time. The test has a total of 120 questions. One mark is assigned for every correct answer and there is no negative marking.
AP LAWCET EXAM PATTERN:
||NO. OF QUESTIONS
|GK and Mental Ability
|Aptitude for law studies
Nationality – Candidates must be Indian nationals and must satisfy the local/non-local status put
down by the Andhra Pradesh Education Institutions. Candidates who are not Indian Nationals
can also apply provided they satisfy the rules and eligibility conditions of the respective universities.
Minimum qualification –
For 3-year LLB program:
Candidates wishing to take up the AP LAWCET for gaining admission into 3-year LLB program should have completed their undergraduate degree (10+2+3) from a recognized college or
University with a minimum of 45% marks.
For 5-year LLB program:
Candidates wishing to take up the AP LAWCET for gaining admission into 5-year LLB programs
should have completed their higher secondary school education (10+2) from a recognized
education board with a minimum of 45% marks.
Age criteria –
The general category candidates must be below 30 years of age for the 3-year LLB program and
must be below 20 years of age for the 5-year LLB program.
Relaxation for reserved category candidates – The reserved category candidates should have
completed their undergraduate degree with a minimum of 40% marks from a recognized college
or university. Applicants must be below 35-years of age for the 3-year LLB program and if they are
applying for the 5-year integrated law programs, they should have completed their school education with a minimum of 40% of marks and must be below 22 years of age.
Application forms and submission procedure
Last year, the forms were available on 18th February 2017. The students must apply online through the official website only.
i) Application fee payment
The fee is 700 INR for all categories. The fee can be paid online through the official website or through the AP LAWCET Online Centers
AP LAWCET Online Center: The candidates must visit one of the nearest AP LAWCET online centers and must provide the following details:
- Hall ticket number of the qualifying exam(12th or degree exam)
- Name of the student
- Father’s name
- Date of Birth
- Hall ticket number of class 10th exam
- Mobile number
Candidates must pay the application fee after which they will receive a receipt with a transaction id. Then, the candidates must visit the official site and go to the ‘apply online’ link where the first step will be ‘registration fee payment procedure’. On this page, the candidates must click on ‘Click here if paid through AP LAWCET Online’ and thereafter the candidates will be required to provide their AP Online transaction id, name, mobile number, date of birth and then proceed to application form filling.
Online Payment: In the fee payment page, the candidates must click on the link to pay online through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking. Then, the candidates must provide the required details and click on ‘make payment’ button. After the payment is done, the candidates will receive their transaction id and payment reference id which they should note down and then proceed to application form filling.
Online Application form – URL: http://sche.ap.gov.in/APSCHEHome.aspx
ii) Application Form filling
Information required to fill the application:
- Candidate’s details
- Qualifying exam details
- Entrance exam – LAWCET -5years/ LAWCET -3years
- Scanned copies of photo and signature
- Selection of test center
- Category details
- Local area status
- Minority details
- Address for communication
- Class 10th details
- Physical challenge details (if applicable)
- Class 12th details
- Annual income of parents
Scanned copies of photo and signature must be uploaded in jpg format. The photo must be less than 30kb and the signature must be less than 15kb. These documents must be uploaded in the official portal.
There is no offline application form, the candidates must apply online only. The last date to submit the applications without any late fee for 2017 was, March 18th, 2017.
iii) Application form submission
After the candidates provide the required details and upload the mandatory documents, they must accept to the terms and conditions and click on the ‘submit’ button with which AP LAWCET application comes to an end.
Last year, the admit card was issued by the conducting body on April 14, 2017, on their official website.
The candidates must visit the official website and click on ‘download hall ticket link’ and then provide the required details after which the candidates can print their admit cards. A soft copy must be saved for future correspondence as well. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry a copy of the admit card to the exam hall, otherwise, they will not be permitted to take up the exam.
The candidates must provide their application number and date of birth to access it. The candidates must ensure that the details given on the admit card is correct.
Following details are mentioned on the admit card-
- Name of the candidate
- Address of the candidate
- Roll number
- Registration/application number,
- Exam center and timing information
- AP LAWCET Counselling: Once the results are declared, the candidates who cleared the exam must register for the counselling through https://aplawcet.nic.in/Default.aspx.
- The candidates must click on the ‘candidate login’ tab and click on ‘candidate registration link’.
- Enter registration number, AP LAWCET hall ticket number, branch rank and date of birth. Then click on ‘generate password’.
- After successful registration, the candidates must logout and visit the institute profile link in the home page. This link displays the list of participating colleges. The candidates can note down their choice of colleges and then login again with the required details.
- After logging in, the candidates can select their preferred list of colleges and then click ‘save’. An OTP will be sent by SMS to the candidate to confirm their selection.
- Then, the selected list of colleges will be displayed and after the selections are processed the results will be sent to the candidates through SMS.
- The eligible candidates will be asked to attend the certificate verification for web counselling. The processing fee for AP LAWCET is 1000 INR for general category candidates and 500 INR for reserved category candidates which must be paid at the time of certificate verification.
- The counselling happens in two rounds. The candidates who have missed the first round or have not reported to the allotted colleges can attend the second round. The allotments made in the second round will be final.
NOTE-The candidates must report to the allotted colleges before the prescribed date else the allotment will be cancelled.
The important documents required for counselling are:
- AP LAWCET Rank Card
- AP LAWCET Hall Ticket
- SSC Marksheet (10th)
- Qualifying Examination Marksheet (12th)
- Provisional/Degree Certificate of qualifying examination
- Study/Residence Certificate for proving previous 7 years’ study as local Andhra Pradesh
- Certificate or Non-Local Certificate
- Community Certificate
- Transfer Certificate
- Income Certificate/Ration Card
- Sports/PH/NCC/CAP Certificates (if applicable)
Notification regarding AP LAWCET 2018 will be released in the 4th week of February 2018. Candidates can look up the notifications in the official site of the exam once it is released. The link to the official site is https://apLAWCET.nic.in/Default.aspx
The AP LAWCET syllabus for LL.B consists of four broad topics, which are:
- General Knowledge
- Mental Ability
- Current Affairs
- Aptitude for Study of Law
The section of general knowledge further includes the following topics:
|Indian culture and heritage
Mental ability again has the following subtopics and it is given in a tabular way below:
|Direction and Distances
|Coding & Decoding
|Symbols and Notations
|Data Sufficiency Test
|Data Interpretation Test
|Problems Based on Symmetry
|Problems Based on Visual Ability
|Routes & Networks
General knowledge and mental ability are clubbed in a single section.
The third topic, as the name suggests includes questions of current affairs dealing with national, international as well as global events.
The fourth section i.e. Aptitude for law deals with following sub sections as has been given in the table below:
|Indian Constitution, its structure, sections and schedules
|Contracts and Constitutional Law
|Contracts and Constitutional Law
|IPC and the CrPC
|Law of Crimes
|Intellectual Property Rights
|Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity
The syllabus for AP LAWCET-LL.M has two major sections:
Part- 1 covers 2 broad topics: Jurisprudence and Constitutional law and both the topics have further sub-sections. This can be represented in a tabular form
|Schools of Jurisprudence – Sources of Law
||Nature of the Constitution
|Custom Precedent and Legislation
||Directive Principles of State Policy
|Rights and duties – Ownership and Possession
||Executive Judiciary and Legislature
|Persons, Obligation, Property, Liability, Legal Sanctions
||Amendments to the constitution
Part -2 of the syllabus has three broad topics, namely Public International Law,Crimes and Torts, PR & other Lawsand each of these topics have further subtopics. This also can be presented in a tabular way:
|Public International Law
||Crimes and Trots
||PR & other laws
|International Law and Municipal Law
||Indian Penal Code -General Principles & General Exceptions
|Copyright Act, 1957; Patents Act, 1970
|Subjects, State Territory, Air, Sea and outer space
||TORTS: General Principles of Tort
||Environmental Protection Act, 1986
|Nationality and Statelessness
||Human Rights, the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993
||Salient features of Information Technology Act, 2000
||State liability for torts; Consumer Protection Act,1986
||The Right to Information Act 2005
The following table shows the important dates that all AP LAWCET aspirants must keep in mind :
|| 4th week of February 2018
|Online application starts
||Last week of February 2018
|Last date for form submission (without late fee)
||3rd week of March 2018
|Last date for form submission (with Rs. 500/- late fee)
||4th week of March 2018
|Last date for form submission (with Rs. 1000/- late fee)
||Last week of March 2018
|Last date for form submission (with Rs. 1500/- late fee
||1st week of April 2018
|Last date for form submission (with Rs. 5000/- late fee)
||2nd week of April 2018
|Admit card release
|| 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
||19th April 2018 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
|Declaration of result
Centres for the examination
AP LAWCET examination conducted across various cities of Andhra Pradesh. This year the following cities are expected to have centres for the entrance examination:
The students can contact the authorities in case they face any inconvenience
The contact details for the last year’s AP LAWCET are:
Email: [email protected]
Ph No.: 08554-255893
Colleges accepting AP LAWCET results
More than 90 colleges in Andhra Pradesh accept AP LAWCET scores. The following table enlists some of the colleges which accept AP LAWCET scores along with their fees:
|NAME OF INSTITUTION
|K L University, Guntur
|School of Law, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
|Sri Venkateswara College of Law, Tirupati
|KLU College of Law, Guntur
|Anantha College of Law, Tirupati
|RAJIV GANDHI INSTITUTE OF LAW
|A.C.COLLEGE OF LAW
|ACHARYA NAGARJUNA UNIVERSITY
|INDIRA PRIYADARSINI LAW COLLEGE
|ALL SAINTS LAW COLLEGE
|Dr.B.R.AMBEDKAR COLLEGE OF LAW-AU-SELF FINANCE
|D.N.RAJU LAW COLLEGE
|SRI VIJAYANAGAR LAW COLLEGE
|SRI P.BASI REDDY COLLEGE OF LAW
|SMT.V.D.SIDDHARDHA LAW COLLEGE
|D.S.R.HINDU COLLEGE OF LAW
|D.N.RAJU LAW COLLEGE
|DEPARTMENT OF LAW-S.K.U.CAMPUS
The complete list colleges which accept AP LAWCET scores are available at the official site of the exam which is https://apLAWCET.nic.in/Default.aspx . Candidates would have to login with their unique registration number to access the merit list.
Declaration of Results
The results for AP LAWCET 2018 are expected to be out in June 2018. Candidates can check their results on the official site of the examination. It is important to remember that the result can only be viewed online and it will not be sent through post.
Students can access it by entering their unique registration number. It is important to keep a printed copy of the mark sheet for it will be required in future.
The students can get an idea about how much mark they have scored by consulting the answer key which is released every year. They can access it from the official site of AP LAWCET. Students need to click on the “application section” followed by clicking on the “Preliminary Key – LAWLCET” link.
After this the answer key will appear in the next window which the students can download. It is important to remember that the answer keys are released approximately after 3 days of the commencement of the exam.
Students can raise an objection after the answer key has been released provided they have a valid and verified proof of their objection and it can be done only within 5 days of releasing of the answer key.
The final solution key is released before the results are announced. The APSCHE or the university are not liable to consider any obligation or objection once the final solution key has been released.
The maximum marks of the paper is 120. In order to be considered eligible for AP LAWCET 2017 candidates must score at least 35% of the total marks i.e. at least 42 answers correct out of 120. SC’s and ST’s however, have no such cut off. Candidates will be allotted colleges based on the score and rank that they have achieved in the examination.
The scores for AP LAWCET are valid for one year.
It must be remembered that 85% of the seats are reserved for local candidates. The rest 15% are unreserved.
Students after qualifying their AP LAWCET will be for the counselling process. After the results for the entrance exams are announced, students have to go to the official site of counselling which is Sche.ap.gov.in of the examination and register himself/herself. After completion of the registration students would have to select their course, college available to them based on their marks and rank. When the process of selection of colleges and courses has been done, the selected option will be processed and the result will be sent to the candidate via SMS.
Students have to pay a fee of INR 1000 for general students and INR 500 for SCs/STs in order to complete the counselling process.
It is important to remember that:
- In case a candidate is unable to attend the first round of counselling or s/he cannot report to the designated college during the given time, that candidate will get a second opportunity to report for the second round
- However, it is important to note that those Candidates who have already participated in the first round of AP LAWCET 2018 counselling, they can also sit for the second round.
The following documents are required for the process of counselling:
- AP LAWCET 2018 Rank Card
- AP LAWCET 2018 Hall Ticket
- SSC/Intermediate/Equivalent marksheet
- Qualifying Examination marksheet
- Provisional/Degree Certificate
- Study/Residence Certificate for proving previous 7 years’ study as local Andhra Pradesh Certificate or Non-Local Certificate
- SC/ST/Caste certificate
- Migration/Transfer Certificate
- Income Certificate or Ration Card
The following table shows the different centres for document variation, region wise
||Andhra University, Counselling Center
||Sri Krishnadevaraya University
||Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University
SV University (old MBA building)
1st week of September 2018 is the tentative date for certificate verification and web option exercising.