LAWCET Entrance Exam 2017


About LAWCET Entrance Exam

The LAWCET Exam is a common entrance test for candidates who aspire to take up law as a course of study. To identify the most eligible candidates to become future professionals in the judiciary, the LAWCET Exam is conducted for the regular Bachelor’s and Masters’ courses in Law. Conducted by the Sri Krishnadevaraya University, located in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, the LAWCET Exam is for students seeking admission into the various law colleges, both private and government located in the states of Andhra Pradesh. Admission must be sought to the law colleges and universities that are recognized by the Bar Council of India, barring which the certified might be considered redundant. All the information regarding the qualifying examination is available on the website of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. Admission is usually granted for either the 3 year degree course or the 5 year integrated degree course, both of which are awarded a Bachelor’s Law degree at the end of the course.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates who want to pursue a career in law need to qualify for the same by writing the LAWCET Exam. The eligibility criteria for the LAWCET Exam is that they should have completed the 10+2 or the Higher Secondary examination successfully with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks. By qualifying after the higher secondary they are eligible for admission to the 5-year integrated degree program for law. They are then awarded a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates can also complete the Bachelor’s degree program in Arts, science or commerce and become eligible for the LAWCET Exam. For the Master’s degree program only law graduates are eligible.

Exam Syllabus

The question paper is set in both English and Telugu languages. The question paper tests the aptitude and the ability of the candidate and hence the LAWCET Exam syllabus consists of three parts.

Part 1 of the test paper consists of questions based on Mental Ability and General Knowledge. There are 30 questions of 30 marks each.

Part 2 of the test paper is made up of 30 questions on Current Affairs.

Part 3 is tests the student’s aptitude to study law and there are 60 questions based on it.

How to apply

Application forms for the LAWCET Exam is available online and can be submitted only online. The application form must be filled in after reading all the instructions that are mentioned in the application form. All the requisitions for supporting documents must all be fulfilled. The cost of the application form is Rs.250/- and must be paid by online mode using Credit or Debit card, net banking or AP Online.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the LAWCET Exam is set by the State Council of Higher Education. The paper consists of 120 questions carrying 120 marks at the rate of 1 mark per question and no negative marking. The paper must be completed in 90 minutes. The examination is usually held in multiple cities in the state. To understand the exam pattern better, candidates are advised to look up the sample papers of previous years and solve them to understand their level.

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