TS LAWCET 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification


Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test (TS-LAWCET) is a common entrance test for admission of candidates to 3-year and 5-year LLB courses all around Telangana.

Every year the exam is conducted by different universities on behalf of the Telangana State Council for Higher Studies (TSCHE). TS LAWCET 2018 will be conducted by Osmania University and TS LAWCET 2017 was conducted by Kakatiya University.

The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) came into existence by the Order of the State Government of Telangana in 1988.

Link to the official website of TSCHE: http://www.tsche.ac.in

Exam Name Telangana State Common Entrance Test.
Conducting Body Osmania University on behalf of TSCHE.
Official Website http://lawcet.tsche.ac.in/
Exam Type Under Graduate Common Entrance Test
Exam Date 25th May
Eligibility Criteria 45% in two-yearintermediate exam (10+2).
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Duration 1hour 30minutes

Structure of Examination

TS LAWCET is an offline paper-pencil examination which is scheduled on a particular day, once every year. All questions are objective in nature. The duration of the examination will be 90 minutes.

There are two exams for TS LAWCET i.e TS LAWCET Paper I for 3-year LLB and Paper II for 5-year LLB programme.

Let’s have an overview of the exam details:

Particular Answers
Mode of Examination Offline
Number of Sections Three
Nature of Questions Objective Type
Duration of Exam 1 hour 30 minutes
Medium of Exam Telugu and English
Number of Questions 120
TS LAWCET Marking Scheme 1 mark for each question
No provision of negative marking

The question paper consists of 120 multiple choice questions, with four choices for each question.

The question paper is divided into three parts:

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


Part-A and Part-B have 30 questions each and Part-C 60 questions that makes a total of 120 questions. All questions are compulsory and the time limit is 90 minutes.

Each question when answered correctly grants one mark. There is no provision for negative marking.

The medium of examination is Telugu and English.

Section Type of Questions Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Part-A General Knowledge and Mental Ability 30 30
Part-B Current Affairs 30 30
Part-C Aptitude for the Study of Law 60 60
Total 120 120

Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for a candidate to appear in TS LAWCET is as follows:

For Paper-I

  • Candidate should be a graduate from any recognized university with atleast 45% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories must have secured atleast 40% aggregate marks in their qualifying degree.
  • The candidate should be a minimum of 21 years.
  • Candidate should be a citizen of India.

For Part-II

  • The candidate should have passed his/her Class 12th from Telanagana Board of Intermediate or any other board.
  • He/she should have atleast score 45% (aggregate) marks

A 5% relaxation is provided to students belonging to SC/ST categories.

Application Procedure

The application form for TS LAWCET 2018 will be available on the official website by the 3rd week of March.

The application process is done completely online, by filling the application form with the required details.

Application fee can be paid online using Debit Cards, Credit Cards and other internet banking facility. For candidates paying fee through offline mode, fee can be paid through TS/AP online centers, E-SevaCentres in AP and Telangana.

The fees structure varies for candidates from a different category. The list is mentioned below.

Category TS LAWCET Application Fee
General Category INR 350
Other Backward Category (OBC) INR 350
Scheduled Caste (SC) INR 250
Scheduled Tribe (ST) INR 250

As stated earlier, the mode of application is online where applicants have to register themselves in the official website of TS LAWCET.

The application portal is currently closed and will be made available by the 3rd week of March. Candidates have to fill the prescribed details in the application form.

While filling in the application form, candidates are advised to keep a set of important documents so that there’s no hurdle. Following are the documents needed:

  • Marksheet of 10th and 12th standard that contains hall ticket number.
  • Certificate containing Date of Birth (Birth Certificate, SSC etc)
  • Certificate of income of parents.
  • Certificate proving residential or non-residential status.
  • Certificate of special category if applicable (NCC, PH, etc).
  • Certificate of caste if belonging to reserved category.


Candidates are advised to keep a print out of the complete application form, after submitting it on the website for future reference. The official website of the exam is not available yet, but the examination will be held on 25th May 2018.

Applicants can check their application status by logging in the website using the credentials provided upon successful submission of filled application form.

Let’s look at the application process step by step:

Step-1: Click on the TS LAWCET application form by visiting the official website.

Step-2: Candidates are to be provided a valid e-mail and phone number to register in the website.

Step-3: A User ID and Password will be sent to the provided e-mail and phone number.

Step-4: Candidates should then log in using this User ID and password.

Step-5: Upon logging in, an application form will be provided which needs to be filled in with the required information (qualification, exam center, etc)

Step-6: Afterwards candidates have to pay fees either online or offline,

Step-7: Candidates are advised to keep a print out of application form for future reference.

Steps to pay exam fee

Online Payment:

Step-1: Candidates need to click on “Click here to pay online using your Debit card/Credit Card” on the registration fee payment procedure page.

Step-2: Candidates will be then taken to the payment gateway where all necessary card details (Card type, CVV number, OTP, name, etc)

Step-3: Upon successful payment, a payment reference ID and transaction ID will be generated which the candidates are advised to note.


Offline Payment:

Step-1: Candidates need to visit any of the TS Online Centres with following documents; mark list of qualifying examination, date of birth certificate.

Step-2: Candidates then are to provide the required details and pay the fee for a receipt which contains a Transaction ID.

Step-3: Candidates then need to log in on the website and click “Click here if paid through TS” on the payment procedure page.

Step-4: Candidates will need to enter their TS Online Transaction ID, their name, Mobile Number and Date of Birth.

Admit Card

Admit Cards will be available on the official website by the 3rd week of May.

All candidates who have successfully filled TSLAWCET Application Form will be eligible to download the hall ticket. It has to be downloaded from the official website of TS LAWCET(http://lawcet.tsche.ac.in). This can be done by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of TS LAWCET
  • Login using the Registered ID and Password issued at the time of registration
  • Click on ‘Download Hall ticket’ link
  • Enter Application Number and Date of Birth
  • TS LAWCET Admit Card would appear on the screen
  • Take its print out

The admit card would contain the following details-

  • Language of the paper
  • Exam center, date & time slot of exam
  • Roll number
  • Photo and name of the candidate
  • Name of candidate’s parents
  • Program applied for


All details are to be checked and if there are any mistakes, candidates should immediately contact the official authority.

Admission Procedure

The results for TS LAWCET will be declared on the official website by June 2018.

Candidates will be ranked based on the marks scored. The results can be obtained by providing the hall ticket number. For a candidate to be eligible for admission procedure, the TSCHE (Telangana State Council for Higher Education) has set minimum qualifying marks.

Following is the criteria:

  • The qualifying marks for General category are expected to be 35% i.e 42 marks out of 120.
  • There are no criteria of minimum qualifying marks for SC/ST category students.

After the declaration of results, the counselling and selection process will start. Candidates must be present for counselling to secure admissions in colleges. Candidates must bring important documents for the verification process.

Following are the important documents:

  • Result card of TS LAWCET
  • Admit Card of TS LAWCET
  • Mark sheet of 10th and 12th standard
  • Marksheet of qualifying degree
  • Residence proof
  • Transfer Certificate from the previous institution
  • Income certificate of the family if the income of parents is below INR 2,00,000
  • Colored passport size photographs
  • Certificate of caste, NSS, Sports, etc

TS LAWCET Certificate Verification Process Check

  • Candidates should visit Counseling Centers as per given scheduled dates with original documents
  • Candidates will be called for registration rank-wise, where they have to make payment.
  • Candidates should submit their documents, copies of certificate and a valid mobile number.
  • A receipt of the submitted documents will be given.
  • Candidates are requested to check the given receipt for mistakes if any they should contact the counselling head immediately.

After successful verification of certificates, candidates will then have to provide their preferences for admission to various colleges. This is done by logging into the official website.


The Candidates who are not satisfied with first phase allotment of TS LAWCET and candidates who haven’t appeared in the 1st phase will be eligible to appear for TS LAWCET 2nd Phase Web Based Counselling for Excise Web Option Entry and Certificate Verification.

Based on the preferences and rank card, candidates will be allotted to various colleges around Telangana.


Although no particular notification was released, it was however announced that the Telangana LAWCET 2018 would be held on 25th May, 2018. The application procedure is yet to begin.


The TS LAWCET is broadly divided into three different section where one section has a weightage of 60 marks (PART-C) while the other two have a weightage of 30 marks. All question will be at an intermediate level.

General Knowledge and Mental Ability
  • This section will basically cover logical reasoning as well as general awareness.
  • The topics syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, completing arguments, drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, applying principles or rules are covered under logical reasoning.
  • There are also analytical reasoning questions where logical conclusions must be drawn.
Current Affairs
  • This section covers trending news topics and current affairs. It will require candidates to stay up to date.
  • The topics include history, geography, general science, economics, civics and current affairs.
Aptitude for study of Law
  • This section tests the candidate’s legal aptitude i.e. knowledge about laws and the Constitution and such.
  • A candidate’s knowledge towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability.

Important Dates

Although all the important dates for the TS LAWCET 2018 have not been released yet, they are to parallel the dates from last year.

Release of Notification 3rd week of March 2018

(Last year, released on March 15th)

Opening of the online application process 3rd week of March 2018

(Last year, opened on March 18th)

Last date to submit application without late fee  3rd week of April 2018

(Last year, it closed on April 21st)

Last date to submit application with a late fee of Rs. 250 4th week of April 2018

(Last year, it closed on April 21st)

Last date to submit application with a late fee of Rs. 500 Last week of April 2018

(Last year, it closed on April 28th)

Last date to submit application with a late fee of Rs. 1000 1st week of May 2018

(Last year, it closed on May 12th)

Last date to submit application with a late fee of Rs. 1500 2nd week of May 2018

(Last year, it closed on May 15th)

Admit Card/Hall Ticket download 3rd week of May 2018

(Last year, it opened on May 19th)

Date of Examination 25th May, 2018

(Last year, it was held onMay 28th)

Declaration of the Answer Key Last week of May 2018

(Last year, it was released on May 30th)

Declaration of the Result 2nd week of June, 2018

(Last year, it was released on June 10th)

List of Exam Centers

The exam will primarily be held in places across the state of Telangana. In previous years the test was held in:

  • Hyderabad
  • Adilabad
  • Khammam
  • Siddipet
  • Nalgonda
  • Nizamabad
  • Warangal
  • Mahbubnagar
  • Karimnagar

Contact Details

The Details of the Conveners for the TS LAWCET have not been released yet. But, as the Kakatiya University conducts the exam on behalf of the TSCHE, the contact details of both of them are as follows:

Kakatiya University

Phone Number: 0870-2425595
Email ID: [email protected]



Vidyaranyapuri, Hanamkonda,

Warangal, Telangana 506009

Telangana State Council of Higher Education

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Opp. Mahavir Hospital, Masab Tank, Hyderabad – 500 028.

Phone Number: 040 – 23311879, 040-23331119

Colleges Accepting the Score

S.No College City
1. Kakatiya University Warangal
2. Adarsha Law College Warangal
3. Manair College of Law Khammam
4. Osmania University Hyderabad
5. Post Graduate College of Law Hyderabad
6. Padala Rama Reddy Law College Hyderabad
7. Sultan-Ul-Uloom Law College Hyderabad
8. Ponugoti Madhavrao Law College Secunderabad
9. Dr Ambedkar College of Law Hyderabad
10. Mahatma Gandhi Law College Hyderabad
11. KV Ranga Reddy Institute of Law Hyderabad
12. Pentakanti Law College Hyderabad
13. Law College for Women, Andhra Mahila Sabha Hyderabad
14. Marwadi Siksha Samithi Law College Hyderabad
15.  Bhaskar Law College Moinabad
16.  Aurora’s Legal Science Institute Nalgonda
17. Vinayaka Law College Hyderabad
18. Anantha Law College Hyderabad
19. Keshav Memorial College of Law Hyderabad
20. Aurora’s Legal Science Academy Hyderabad
21.  College of Law, Telangana University Nizamabad


No information regarding the declaration of the results for TS LAWCET 2018 have been released yet. However, whenever the result is released, it will be released on the official website. Last year, the result was declared on June 10th.

Cut-off for the Exam

The cut-offs for the TS LAWCET vary based on the category of the student. They also vary based on the college. Let us look at some cutoffs of different colleges last year.

Note: SC stands for Scheduled Caste, ST stands for scheduled tribe and BC for Backward Caste

Dr Ambedkar College of Law, Hyderabad

Category Gender Cut off Rank
Open Male 3102
Open Female 4520
BC-A Male 4656
BC-A Female 8634
BC-B Male 2078
BC-B Female 8104
BC-C Male 2873
BC-C Female 492
BC-D Male 2955
BC-D Female 6252
BC-E Male 1970
BC-E Female 7360
SC Male 2570
SC Female 8340
ST Male 2585
ST Female 8174

Pendekanti Law College, Hyderabad

Category Gender Cut off Rank
Open Male 1360
Open Female 3574
BC-A Male 3987
BC-A Female 5559
BC-B Male 2816
BC-B Female 7086
BC-C Male 1458
BC-C Female 3850
BC-D Male 4940
BC-D Female 7222
BC-E Male 1872
BC-E Female 564
SC Male 5357
SC Female 7270
ST Male 4999
ST Female

Padala Rama Reddi Law College, Hyderabad

Category Gender Cut off Rank
Open Male 3626
Open Female 2762
BC-A Male 5685
BC-A Female 8735
BC-B Male 2667
BC-B Female 5056
BC-C Male 4791
BC-C Female 8340
BC-D Male 5621
BC-D Female 5091
BC-E Male 7086
BC-E Female 8438
SC Male 5483
SC Female 7907
ST Male 7998
ST Female

The cut-offs will vary as such for each category. On the completion of all candidates filling in their web options, these cut off ranks are declared.

Score Validity

The TS LAWCET Score is valid for duration of one year. This means, on attempting the TS LAWCET 2018, a candidate who qualifies will be eligible for admission in the concerned colleges for the academic year 2018-2019.

Reservation/ Seat Distribution

There is a total of 22 participating colleges in the TS LAWCET counselling procedure. Of these 22 colleges, 6 of them are universities. Candidates are offered three year as well as five-year programs. The seat distribution last year was:

  • 3190 seats for 3 year LLB course (it should be noted that 3070 seats are for LL.B and 120 seats are for LL.B Honors)
  • 1480 seats for 5 year LLB (1120 seats for BA.LL.B., 240 seats for BBA.LL.B., 120 seats for B.Com.LL.B)

Counselling Procedure and Schedule

Although no information regarding the counselling procedure has been given, it will mostly be like last year’s. The schedule was as-

Name of Course Ranks Certificate Verification Date Web option exercising date
Three Year LL.B programme 1 – 4600 October 20, 2017 October 28 – October 31, 2017
Three Year LL.B programme 4600 – 9200 October 21, 2017 October 28 – October 31, 2017
Three Year LL.B programme 9201 – 13955 October 22, 2017 October 28 – October 31, 2017
Five Year LL.B programme 1 – 2893 October 23, 2017 October 28 – October 31, 2017

The list of the reporting centres were:

Region Centre Ranks
Three Year Five Year
Warangal Kakatiya University 1-9897 1-2811
Kukatpally, Hyderabad Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University  

Refer official link to know the dates for rank-wise visits

Gagan Mahal, Hyderabad AV Arts and Science College
Basheerbagh, Hyderabad Nizam College

After obtaining the TS LAWCET Rank, there are two more steps in order to gain admission into one of those colleges.


First of all there is a certificate verification process post which there is a web counselling process.

Candidates will be called for counselling registration and document verification rank-wise.

Candidates will have to produce the list of original documents for verification approval as well as submit their Xerox copies to the verification officer. Some important certificates that should be carried are:

  • Rank Card
  • Hall Ticket/ Admit Card of TS LAWCET 2017
  • SSC or equivalent marksheet
  • Intermediate or equivalent marksheet
  • Qualifying Examination marksheet
  • Provisional/Degree Certificate of Qualifying Examination if completed degree
  • Local or Non-Local residence proof
  • Community or Caste Certificate
  • Transfer or Migration Certificate
  • Income Certificate of parents
  • Sports/PH/NCC/CAP Certificate if applicable

Candidates should also provide their valid mobile number during the verification process so they can be further contact.


After this, the web counselling process will begin. In this process the list of available colleges, courses and course type combinations will be shown and the candidate will have to rank these colleges based on their priority. On being satisfied they can confirm these options.

An allotment process then happens as per the given priorities. Candidates will then be able to download the provisional allotment letter. In case the candidate isn’t happy with their allotment, they can go through a second phase of counselling as well.



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