AP LAWCET 2020: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Results

Exam Date : October 1, 2020
Result Date : November 5, 2020

Looking forward to pursuing LLB in Andhra Pradesh? AP LAWCET is an entrance exam conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU). Top universities like Dr. BR Ambedkar University accept the AP LAWCET score. This exam is usually conducted in the month of May every year. This exam is a premium opportunity for the aspirants of Law as it is conducted for both 5-year integrated program of LLB and 3 Year program of LLB. To know more about Colleges participating in the AP LAWCET, and the college that you are aiming for, click on the College tab on the Dashboard, where you can find reviews and other relevant details. 

Latest News on AP LAWCET 2020

Latest Update:

  • November 5, 2020: The results for the AP LAWCET 2020 Exam are announced now. Candidates can check the same by logging in. Click here for the link.
  • October 2, 2020: The preliminary answer key and response sheets for AP LAWCET 2020 is released. The last date to submit objections for the same is October 5, 2020.

Contents

What is AP LAWCET?

The Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test (AP LAWCET) is a gateway for candidates who are seeking admission into the following programs in the law colleges of Andhra Pradesh. It is conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). 

  • AP LAWCET is a state-level examination.
  • There are two courses that are offered through the AP LAWCET exam.
  • Namely the 3-year course: Legum Baccalaureus/Bachelor of Law (L.L.B) and the 5-year Integrated course: Legum Baccalaureus/Bachelor of Law (LL.B).
  • However, with the division of the state, two new entrance exams were introduced which are called – TS LAWCET and AP LAWCET.
  • The paper will consist of three sections with two separate sections. Two with 30 questions per section and another with 60 questions per section, a total of 120 questions.
  • The topics candidates should prepare for include general knowledge, Mental ability, current affairs, and aptitude for the study of law.
  • Every correct answer will fetch one mark and there will be no deduction of marks for incorrect answers.

Highlights

AP LAWCET Exam Highlights
AP LAWCET Overview
Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test
Acronym AP LAWCET
Exam Authority Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU), Anantapur on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)
Exam Level State Level
Exam Category Undergraduate and Integrated
Type of questions  Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response
Exam Mode Online i.e. Computer-based test (CBT)
Marking Scheme 1 Mark for every correct answer No Negative Marking
Medium English and Telugu
Helpdesk 08554-255233 [email protected]

AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Date

The AP LAWCET Exam is scheduled to be held on a single day at multiple venues in Andhra Pradesh. The Application form will be available on the official website of the conducting authority. The AP LAWCET Exam for 2020 can be conducted on multiple dates, due to surging cases of COVID19.

The candidates can still fill the application form after the last date but with a late fee. The AP LAWCET Exam Date will be announced by the official conducting authority.

Below mentioned are some of the important dates related to events of AP LAWCET 2020:

AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Availability of Application Form March 11, 2020 
Last Date to Submit the Application Form June 15, 2020 
Last Date to Submit Application Form with Extra Fee September 25, 2020
Admit Card September 24, 2020
Exam Date October 1, 2020
Result November 5, 2020
Counselling To be announced

NOTE: Some of the above-mentioned dates are tentative. It will be updated once the conducting authority releases the dates.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for AP LAWCET?

Only the candidates who satisfy the AP LAWCET Eligibility Criteria can apply for the exam. The candidate should be an Indian national to be eligible to apply for the exam.

The candidate must belong to either Andhra Pradesh or Telangana to claim the domicile quota. Candidates appearing for final year examination of the graduation of 3 or 5 Year degree, on the date of application are also eligible to apply.

There is eligibility based on each course which is given below:

  • For 3 Year LL.B: Candidates must hold a completed graduate or postgraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST, 42% for OBC candidates) to satisfy eligibility criteria.
  • For 5 Year LL.B: Candidates must have an aggregate of 45% marks in their Higher Secondary (HSC) or Intermediate examination from Andhra/Telangana state board. And the minimum requirement is 40% for SC/ST, 42% for OBC candidates to be eligible for AP LAWCET 2020 examination.
  • For LL.M: Candidates appearing for the AP PGLCET 2020 must hold a completed B.L or LL.B graduate degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates).
AP LAWCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Course Name Age Limit Education Minimum Marks

3 years LL.B

No Age Limit

Graduate Degree

or Equivalent

  • General: 45%

  • OBC: 42%

  • SC/ST: 40%

in the qualifying exam

5 years LL.B

10+2 or equivalent

AP LAWCET 2020 Syllabus

The AP LAWCET Syllabus will cover various areas such as General Knowledge, Mental Ability, Current Affairs, Aptitude for the study of law. Candidates appearing for the AP LAWCET should thoroughly study the syllabus. Some of the essential topics for the AP LAWCET 2020 Exam a candidate must go through are given below.

  • AP LAWCET General Knowledge Syllabus

Indian Polity, Indian Constitution, Economy, Culture and Heritage, History of India

  • AP LAWCET Mental Ability Syllabus

Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Direction and Distance, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Symbols and Notations, Syllogism, Analogies, Linear and Complex Arrangements

  • AP LAWCET Study of Law Syllabus

Public and International Law, Labour Law, Intellectual Property Law, Mercantile Law

  • AP LAWCET Current Affairs Syllabus

Polity, Economics, Awards, and Achievements, Scientific discoveries, National and International News

In order to score high in the AP LAWCET Exam, the candidates are advised to go through the Reference Books covering the complete syllabus. The questions for 5 years programs will be up to the level of class 11th & 12th. Candidates must be thorough with the basic principles of the law and the Constitution of India. Candidates can prepare from these topics to score well in the examination.

AP LAWCET 2020 Application Form

The AP LAWCET Application Form can only be filled online. The candidates are required to pay the application fee first and then proceed to fill the application form.

There are two modes by which an applicant can make the fee payment online and offline. The online mode payment can be made via Debit/Credit card or Net Banking. And offline payment can be made in the form of Cash at AP online centres.

The AP LAWCET 2020 application fee for LL.B is INR 750 and for LL.M is INR 850 excluding the processing fee.

The dates are tentative and they may change and once the dates are clarified on the official website it will be updated here.

AP LAWCET Application Details
Application Availability from March 11, 2020 to June 15, 2020
Correction Window July 7, 2020 to July 10, 2020 
Application Mode Online via Credit/Debit Card/Internet Banking, Offline via cash at TS Online/AP online centres
Application Fee INR 850

AP LAWCET 2020 Registration

In order to take up the AP LAWCET Exam, the candidates will have to register and fill up the Application Form. To register candidates will have to enter their Email ID and Phone number.

If the candidates fail to submit the Application Form before the last day, they will have to pay additional charges to submit the Application Form. The last date of application registration for AP LAWCET 2020 was June 15, 2020. Although interested candidates can also apply for the AP LAWCET 2020 Exam by paying an additional late application fee. If the AP LAWCET 2020 Registration is done by July 16, 2020 then applicants will have to pay the fee of INR 1000 and if it is done by July 25, 2020, then the fee for the AP LAWCET 2020 Application will be of INR 2500.

How to Apply for AP LAWCET?

The candidates will have to follow the steps given below to Apply for AP LAWCET Exam:

Step 1: Payment of Application Fee

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on Application Fee payment
  • Enter the details asked
  • Click on the initiate payment button
  • Select the payment mode

Step 2: Know your payment status

  • Click on Know your payment button
  • Enter login details
  • And check your payment status

Step 3: Fill the Application Form

  • Fill the details that are asked
  • Upload scanned image of photograph and signature
  • Submit and take a printout of the form

Documents required to Apply for AP LAWCET

The following are the documents a candidate will need when he/she is applying for AP LAWCET Exam:

  • Past academic details
  • Marksheets of class 10 and 12
  • Scanned image of the photograph and signature
  • A valid credit card/debit card/net banking for fee payment

AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The AP LAWCET Exam will be conducted in online mode i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT). AP LAWCET 2020 question paper will contain Objective Type or Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), where candidates have to choose the right option among 4 choices.

1 mark is awarded for each correct answer and no marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer. Candidates must complete the exam within a duration of 90 minutes.

The total marks one can secure in the AP LAWCET Exam is 120 marks. Final qualified candidates will be ranked based on the cut-off range and total marks secured during the examination.

AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Pattern
Type of Exam Online i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT)
Type of Questions Objective/ Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Exam English and Telugu
Duration 90 Minutes
Marking Scheme +1 mark for the correct answer No negative marking
Total marks 120

AP LAWCET 2020 Admit Card

Note: The release date of Admit Card is now postponed to September 24, 2020 due to extension in registration date.

After the candidates have successfully submitted their Application Form, they can download the Admit card or hall tickets from the AP LAWCET official website. The AP LAWCET 2020 Admit Card will be released on the official website on September 24, 2020. Students are advised to keep checking the website for any new information. Since the AP LAWCET Exam Date has been postponed, hall ticket with relevant details will be released soon. 

In order to download the AP LAWCET Hall Ticket, the candidates must enter the necessary credentials like their e-mail ID and Date of Birth.

It is mandatory for all candidates to carry their respective admit cards along with a valid photo ID proof to the examination hall to be allowed to appear for the AP LAWCET 2020 examination.

In case of failure to carry the above-said documents, the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination centre.

How to Download AP LAWCET Admit Card?

The candidates can follow the steps given below to download AP LAWCET Admit Card from the official website:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website
  • Step 2: Click on Download Admit Card link
  • Step 3: Enter Register Number, Date of Birth, Hall ticket number and submit
  • Step 4: Download and take a printout of Admit Card

AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Centres

The AP LAWCET Exam will be conducted in almost 16 cities in Andhra Pradesh. The candidates will be allowed to choose an Exam Centre which is convenient for them while filling the AP LAWCET Application Form. The State Government will declare centres to have a minimum flux of mass so that a surge in COVID19 cases can be avoided and the candidates' health and convenience are not subjected to any risk.

Once the Exam Centre is allotted it will not be changed. The test centre and address will be available on the Admit Card.

The table below shows the cities where AP LAWCET Exam will be conducted, please note that the number of cities can be changed according to the number of candidates per city/district and their ease of transport convenience:

AP LAWCET 2020 Exam Centres
Exam Centres
Guntur
Anantapuram
Kadapa
Nellore
Kurnool
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Rajahmundry
Srikakulam
Bhimavaram
Vishakapatnam
Ongole
Kakinada
Nandyal
Vizianagaram
Chittoor

Documents required on AP LAWCET Exam Day

The following are the documents which a candidate should carry to the AP LAWCET Exam Hall:

  • Admit Card
  • Government ID Proof
  • A passport size photo

AP LAWCET 2020 Results

The AP LAWCET Result will be announced on the official website. Candidates can view the results by filling in their Registration Number and Date of Birth.

There will be a separate Rank List for 3 years and 5 years courses. The marks obtained by the candidates will be valid for taking admission in 3-years/5-year LL.B programs in the law colleges of Andhra Pradesh.

How to Download AP LAWCET Result?

The candidates can follow the steps given below to download the AP LAWCET Result from the official website:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website
  • Step 2: Click on the Result link
  • Step 3: Click on the program that you have opted
  • Step 4: Enter your Admit Card number
  • Step 5: Click on the Submit button
  • Step 6: Download and take a printout of the Result

AP LAWCET 2020 Answer Key

The AP LAWCET 2020 Answer Key will be released at least a day after the exam. The answer key will act as a provisional answer key. The provisional answer key can be challenged by candidates. The AP LAWCET Exam authority will consolidate all the valid challenges and subsequently, release the final answer key. The date of release of answer key is October 02, 2020 (Tentatively). The last date to challenge AP LAWCET provisional answer key will be October 05, 2020.

How to use AP LAWCET 2020 Answer Key

Step 1: Download the AP LAWCET Answer Key

Step 2: Check the responses, tally the answers with valid reference material

Step 3: If you find any wrong answer mentioned, then apply for the challenge.

Step 4: Check your responses according to the marking scheme mentioned in the official AP LAWCET exam pattern.

How to Challenge AP LAWCET Answer Key

In case, candidates observe any errors in the provisional/preliminary answer key of AP LAWCET 2020 then they will be able to raise the challenge and rectify the mistake.

  • Candidates should mail the issue to the concerned authority during the stipulated time of AP LAWCET Answer Key corrections. Candidates are required to mention their course (5 Year/3 Year), AP LAWCET Paper Code, AP LAWCET Roll Number, and the details of the wrong answer with rectification.
  • The other method to challenge the AP LAWCET key is through the official website, candidates are required to log in using their credentials and apply for the challenge.
  • A detailed notification will be released on the day of the exam or on the day of Answer Key release which will have all the updated instructions on challenging the AP LAWCET Answer Key including Fee.

The AP LAWCET Exam Authority will scrutinize all the requests of the AP LAWCET Answer Key Challenge. The Final Answer Key will be released after considering all the requests if they are valid. The result will be prepared on the basis of the new Answer key, and it will be released before the release of the result.

AP LAWCET 2020 Cut off

The AP LAWCET Cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks a candidate has to score to be eligible to get admission into the course that they have applied for.

The candidates who are applying should score a minimum of 35% to be eligible that is the candidates will have to score 42 marks out of 120.

There are no minimum marks for the candidates who belong to SC/ST category. The AP LAWCET Cutoff depends upon the following points:

  • Difficulty Level of AP LAWCET Exam
  • Number of Seats
  • Number of Candidates appearing for AP LAWCET 2020

AP LAWCET 2020 Selection Process

The selection process is based on the Rank List. Only the students whose names appear on the AP LAWCET Merit List will be called for the Counselling Process. The selection process consists of a counselling process which is completed in multiple rounds.

AP LAWCET 2020 Counselling

The qualified students are eligible to apply for the AP LAWCET Counselling which will commence after the results are announced. Candidates can provide their preferences of colleges and courses for AP LAWCET 2020 admission during the Counselling process.

The admission will take place based on the marks scored and rank of the candidates in the exam. The Counselling will be conducted only in online mode. The candidates are required to check out the counselling schedule and attend the same with the necessary documents. The documents required for AP LAWCET Counselling round are as follows:

  • 10th and 12th mark-sheet/Intermediate or equivalent mark-sheet
  • Caste Certificate (If required, to avail the reservation and other benefits)
  • Character Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • AP LAWCET Admit Card
  • AP LAWCET Score Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Sports Certificates

AP LAWCET 2020 Counselling Process

The AP LAWCET Counselling Process is divided into three stages:

Step 1: Document Verification

In this step the candidates will have to submit the documents, some copies are required to be self attested.

Step 2: Web option entry

Here, the candidates will make their choices. It is conducted completely online process. Candidates will have to login on the portal using their credentials and fill the choices based on their priority.  

Step 3: Seat Allotment

The result of Seat Allotment will be declared on the portal. If you want to accept the result then visit the college and submut the fee in stipulated time. 

How to Prepare for AP LAWCET?

The candidates who are aspiring to write AP LAWCET 2020 can follow the important Preparation tips given below:

  • Before starting preparation for AP LAWCET, you have to make a proper timetable that covers all your subjects/topics of the officially prescribed syllabus.
  • Make sure that you allot more time to a subject that needs more attention and from which more questions are asked each year.
  • By solving AP LAWCET previous year question papers, candidates will get familiar with the Exam Pattern and weightage distribution of various areas of study throughout the question paper.
  • AP LAWCET Candidates must take as many mock tests before the actual day of the test. Mock test papers help candidates identify their strong and weak areas. The mock test gives them the chance to strengthen those weak areas.
  • There are a lot of AP LAWCET Reference Books available candidates can refer to those books to cover the whole Syllabus.

AP LAWCET 2020 Reference Books

There are plenty of books available in market/libraries/online book stores for AP LAWCET preparation. You can check the Reference Books Section to know more about them. You should start preparing for AP LAWCET with understanding the pattern of Exam and there is plenty of Reference Material for it too. The study material that gives you insight on the exam is by far advised for AP LAWCET. Some of the popular books for AP LAWCET are Yearbooks By Manorama Publication, Qualitative and quantitative aptitude by McGraw Hill Publication, and CLAT Study Package by A.P. Bharadwaj.

Courses offered through AP LAWCET

The table below shows the courses that are offered through the AP LAWCET Exam 2020.

AP LAWCET Courses
Courses Type Duration
Legum Baccalaureus/ Bachelor of Law (LL.B) Regular 3 years
Legum Baccalaureus/ Bachelor of Law (LL.B) Integrated 5 years

Guidelines for AP LAWCET

The AP LAWCET Application Form can be corrected in two ways. One is an information list that candidates can correct and second, is candidates cannot correct themselves but can contact the authorities to correct it by producing supporting documents. 

Category 1 - "Can Edit" are as follows:

Details that can be CHANGED during Correction Window
The medium of Instructions in Qualifying Exam Non Minority/Minority Address for Correspondence
Place of Study: Intermediate/ Degree Study Details Mobile/Email ID
Mother’s Name SSC Hall Ticket No. Aadhaar Card details
Birth State Special Reservation Category Qualifying Exam – year of Appearing/Passing
Gender Intermediate/Degree Hall Ticket Number & Year of Passing Annual Income of Parents
Birth District Type of Exam Local Area Status

Category 2 - The details under this category CANNOT be CHANGED by the Candidates.

With a written request made to CONVENER, AP LAWCET, through e-mail with valid supporting documents (as mentioned in the table below) to affect the corrections will be accepted.

The option of correction Documents to Submit
Stream/Course Hall Ticket of Qualifying Examination
Candidate’s Name SSLC Mark List
Father’s Name
Date of Birth
Signature Scanned Signature
Photograph Passport sized recent colored Photograph
Community/ reservation category Certificate issued by Competent Authority
Qualifying Exam Hall Ticket Number Qualifying Exam Hall Ticket No.

AP LAWCET Contact Details

If the candidates have any queries related to AP LAWCET Exam during all the AP LAWCET 2020 Process then they can contact the conducting authority. The following are the contact details of the AP LAWCET authority.

  • Address: Convenor, AP LAWCET - 2020, Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU), Anantapuramu, Pincode – 515003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Phone Number: 08554-255893
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: sche.ap.gov.in

Frequently Asked Questions

If the candidates cannot change certain information they can contact the conducting authority. Some information can [Category 2] be changed during correction window. Candidates should check the official website for more information.

No, AP LAWCET Exam is conducted only in online mode i.e. The AP LAWCET Exam is a computer-based test.

No, once the AP LAWCET Registration Fee has been paid by the candidate for the AP LAWCET Exam, it will not be refunded at any cost.

No, candidates will not be able to find AP LAWCET Answer keys offline. The AP LAWCET Answer Keys will only be released on the official website of the conducting authority.

The AP LAWCET Exam is conducted for admission into the 3 years and 5 year Law or LLB courses in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

According to the notification released on the official website of the AP LAWCET, there is no upper age limit for the AP LAWCET Exam.

No, candidates cannot apply to any law school with the AP LAWCET Score. The AP LAWCET Exam score is valid only for the admission into 3-year and 5-year law programs/courses in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Discussion Forum

A.

Hello Amma,

AP LAWCET is a state level entrance examination. The assigned university organizes this entrance exam on behalf of APSCHE. AP LAWCET is conducted annually for students who want to get admission into the 3 years and 5 years LLB courses offered by the institutes of Andhra Pradesh.

AP LAWCET exam for this year has already been done. You have to wait for next year as exam will be held in April 2020.

If you wish to seek admission in the 3 year LLB course you should have done your graduation from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 45%.

If you wish to pursue the 5 year LLB course you should have cleared 12th or an equivalent exam from any recognized board. The minimum score of the candidate should be 45%.

Answer By: Getmyuni

16 May 2018

Q.

A.

Hello Rima,

In Andhra pradesh, there is only two universities offering LLB course (andhra university 120 seats and srikrishna devaraya university60 seats). you can get most probably in Andhra university with this rank. You can check the cutoff marks here.

Answer By: Getmyuni

16 May 2018

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