AP LAWCET stands for Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test. It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admission into various undergraduate law programs offered by participating universities and colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The exam is typically held in the month of May every year and is open to candidates who have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university. The exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions, with a total duration of 90 minutes. The exam is conducted in online mode.
The subjects covered in the AP LAWCET exam include general knowledge and mental ability, current affairs, and aptitude for the study of law. Candidates who qualify in the exam are eligible for admission into various law programs offered by participating institutions based on their merit rank and availability of seats.
How to fill AP LAWCET Application Form
Here are the steps to fill the AP LAWCET application form:
- Registration: Visit the official website of AP LAWCET and click on the “Apply Online” link. Register yourself by providing basic details such as name, date of birth, mobile number, and email ID. Upon registration, you will receive a registration number and password.
- Fill in the Application Form: Login to your account using your registration number and password. Fill in all the required details such as personal information, educational qualifications, and communication details.
- Upload Documents: Upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature as per the prescribed format.
- Pay Application Fee: Pay the application fee through the online mode such as net banking, debit card, or credit card. The application fee for AP LAWCET varies from category to category.
- Submit Application Form: After payment of the application fee, submit the application form.
- Take a printout: Take a printout of the filled-in application form and keep it safely for future reference.
Note: Candidates must ensure that all the details mentioned in the application form are correct before submitting it. In case of any discrepancy, candidates may not be allowed to appear for the exam. It is also recommended to keep a copy of the filled-in application form and the payment receipt for future reference.
Syllabus AP LAWCET
The syllabus of AP LAWCET consists of three sections – General Knowledge and Mental Ability, Current Affairs, and Aptitude for the Study of Law. Here is a detailed breakdown of the syllabus for each section:
- General Knowledge and Mental Ability:
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs: Events of national and international importance, sports, awards and honors, books and authors, science and technology, Indian polity, and governance, etc.
- Logical Reasoning: Analytical reasoning, coding and decoding, blood relations, syllogism, direction sense, etc.
- Current Affairs:
- Latest events and happenings in the state, country, and the world.
- Aptitude for the Study of Law:
- Legal Aptitude: Legal propositions, problem-solving abilities, questions based on legal principles, etc.
- Elementary knowledge of the Indian Constitution, its structure, sections, and schedules.
- Principles of Law: General principles of law, including the law of contracts, torts, and crimes.
It is important to note that the above-mentioned topics are not exhaustive and may vary slightly from year to year. Candidates are advised to refer to the official notification for the latest syllabus and exam pattern.
Exam pattern AP LAWCET
The AP LAWCET exam pattern is as follows:
- Mode of Exam: The exam is conducted in online mode (computer-based test).
- Medium of Exam: The question paper will be in English and Telugu language.
- Type of Questions: The exam consists of objective-type questions (multiple-choice questions).
- Duration of Exam: The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
- Number of Questions: The exam consists of 120 questions.
- Marking Scheme: Each question carries 1 mark, and there is no negative marking for wrong answers.
- Sections: The exam is divided into three sections – General Knowledge and Mental Ability, Current Affairs, and Aptitude for the Study of Law. Each section carries 40 questions.
- Total Marks: The total marks for the exam are 120.
- Qualifying Marks: To qualify in the exam, candidates must score a minimum of 35% marks (i.e., 42 marks out of 120).
Note: The exam pattern and marking scheme mentioned above are based on the previous year’s exam pattern. It is recommended to refer to the official notification for the latest exam pattern and marking scheme.
Eligibility Criteria For AP LAWCET Exam
The eligibility criteria for AP LAWCET exam are as follows:
- Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
- Domicile: The candidate must satisfy the local/non-local status requirements as per the AP State Educational Institutions or 1974 as subsequently amended.
- Educational Qualification: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks (40% for reserved categories).
- Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for AP LAWCET.
Note: Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the current academic year are also eligible to apply, but they must provide proof of passing the examination at the time of admission.
It is important to note that the above-mentioned eligibility criteria are based on the previous year’s criteria. It is recommended to refer to the official notification for the latest eligibility criteria.
AP LAWCET 2024 Accepting Colleges
The list of colleges accepting AP LAWCET 2024 scores for admission into their law programs will be released by the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) in the official notification. However, based on previous years’ trends, some of the top colleges that are expected to accept AP LAWCET scores are:
- Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
- Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
- Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
- Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
- Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam
- Rayalaseema University, Kurnool
- Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore
- Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry
It is important to note that the list of colleges may vary every year, and candidates are advised to refer to the official notification for the latest list of participating colleges.