Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test [ APLAWCET ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: November 27th, 2020


Sri Krishnadevaraya University conducts the Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test (AP LAWCET), Ananthpuramu on behalf of APSCHE every year for candidates to seek admission into the L.L.B program of three years and five years. The candidate who want admission in the law colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh must go through the examination. Aspiring candidates can register for the entrance exam through the online mode only. The application form is likely to be released by March. 

Particulars Details 
Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Law Entrance Test (AP LAWCET) 
Mode of examination Online 
Conducting Body Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthpuramu 
Mode of exam Telugu and English 
Exam Level State Level 
Exam Type Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Official website 
Conducting Body Online 
Total Seats 3-year LLB course: 3750 seats
5-year LLB course (Integrated): 1920 seats 
Mode of exam Online Mode 
Score Validity One year 
Participating Colleges More than 50 law colleges 

AP LAWCET 2021 Important Updates 

The tentative dates with regard to the AP LAWCET 2021 examination are mentioned below. 

Events Dates (Tentative) 
Release of registration form The second week of March 2021 
Last date to submit application The fourth week of April 2021 
Application form correction The fourth week of April 2021 
Release of Admit card The first week of May 2021 
AP LAWCET 2021 Examination The first week of May 2021 
Date of answer key releaseThe second week of May 2021 
Declaration of result The third week of May 2021 
Commencement of counselling October 2021 

AP LAWCET 2021 Eligibility

The candidates must ensure that they are aware of the AP LAWCET 2021 Eligibility before applying for it.

  • Nationality: Just Indian citizens are permitted to give this entrance test.
  • Age Limit: The age limit is subject to the rule position while getting admission.
  • Domicile: Candidates who possess a residence certificate for state of Andhra Pradesh can give the AP LAWCET exam.

For the three-year Law course:

  • Qualification: A graduate from any recognized board can apply for the exam.
  • Marks Criteria: Only the students having an aggregate greater than 45% marks in graduation will be considered for this examination.

For five-yeat Law Course:

  • Qualification: Candidates who have passed class X and XII from any recognized board are eligible to apply.
  • Marks Criteria: Minimum aggregate of 45% marks is required to give the AP LAWCET exam.

AP LAWCET 2021 Application Form

All the necessary details concerning the AP LAWCET 2021 application form are stated below.

  • The aspirants of AP LAWCET 2021 can begin the online application process from the second week of March 2021.
  • Students are supposed to apply online only. There is no other mode of applying offered. 
  • Applicants need to fill all details like educational details, address, personal details, etc. while registering.
  • Kindly make sure that you have uploaded all the required documents such as photographs and signature in the prescribed formats only.
  • The students who make errors in the application form will get a correction facility in the last week of April 2021.
  • Ensure that you take a printout of the form and keep it with you for the admission process.

AP LAWCET 2021 Online Application Process 

  • To begin the online application process, candidates must visit the official website of the exam.
  • Read all the details mentioned on the official page before applying.
  • Click on the 'Apply Online' link, an application portal will open.
  • Fill all the required details while registering like education, personal details, etc.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • After the payment and verification of the information you've provided, submit the application.
  • Students are suggested to keep a hard copy of the duly filled registration form with them.

AP LAWCET 2021 Application Fee

Aspirants are supposed to submit the application fee online. They can use their debit/credit card or net banking while paying the fee. Applicants must pay ₹ 750 as an application fee.

AP LAWCET 2021 Exam Pattern

The students appearing for the AP LAWCET 2021 are suggested to go through the detailed exam pattern so that they can get an understanding about it. Candidates can get to know about the kind of questions asked, marking scheme, duration of the exam, and much more.

The AP LAWCET will be taken online, and 120 MCQs will be asked. One mark will be awarded for every correct answer while no marks will be deducted for an incorrect selection. Legal Aptitude, Mental Ability, Current Affairs and General knowledge are the three sections in the exam. The test can be written in either English or Telugu language.

The AP LAWCET exam pattern is presented below.

  • Exam Mode: The examination will be online.
  • Duration: Examinees will get a total of 90 minutes to complete the exam.
  • Language of Exam: AP LAWCET will be conducted English and Telugu.
  • Total Number of Questions: Total 120 questions shall be provided in the test.
  • Marking Scheme: Every correct answer will give the candidates one mark.
  • Negative Marking: No points will be subtracted for an incorrect answer.

The distribution of marks and questions across sections is as follows. 

Sections Marks Allotted Number of Questions 
Aptitude for Study of Law 60 60 
Current Affairs 30 30 
General knowledge and Mental ability 30 30 
Total 120 120 

AP LAWCET 2021 Examination Centres

The AP LAWCET will be organised at different regional centres as mentioned below.

Test CentresTest CentresTest CentresTest Centres
Anantapur Kadappa Nellore Tirupati 
Bhimavaram Kakinada Ongole Vijayawada 
Chittoor Kurnool Rajahmundry Visakhapatnam 
Guntur Nandyal Srikakulam Vizianagaram 

AP LAWCET 2021 Syllabus

A few of the essential sections that will be asked in the AP LAWCET exam include the following.

Aptitude for the Study of Law 

  • Contracts and Constitutional Law 
  • Indian Constitution: Structure, Sections and Schedules 
  • Intellectual Property Rights 
  • International Law 
  • IPC and the CrPC 
  • Law of Crimes 
  • Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity 
  • Legal terms 
  • Strict Liability 
  • Torts 
  • Vicarious Liability 

General Knowledge and Current Affairs 

  • Culture and Heritage 
  • Current Affairs – International 
  • Current Affairs – National 
  • Days and Dates 
  • Economics 
  • Geography 
  • Historical events 
  • Indian Polity 
  • National Insignia 
  • National/International Awards 
  • New Amendments 
  • New Appointments 
  • Recent Cases/Judgments 
  • Trade Terminologies 

Mental Ability 

  • Analogies 
  • Analytical Reasoning 
  • Arrangements 
  • Blood Relations 
  • Coding-Decoding 
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Direction and Distance 
  • Routes and Networks 
  • Sequencing 
  • Sets 
  • Syllogism 
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Series 

AP LAWCET Participating Institutes

Given below are the institutes where applicants can seek admission employing their AP LAWCET Scorecard.

Some of the participating colleges include the following.


AP LAWCET Preparation Tips

Some of the useful preparation strategies for the AP LAWCET are presented below.

  • Candidates must ensure that they have detailed and accurate information about the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Aspirants should prepare and follow a proper time table while studying.
  • Students must try to refer to the best study material, books, etc. as they help to boost preparation.
  • Students must attempt to solve more mock tests and sample papers, as it helps them judge their performance.
  • Aspirants are advised to develop a habit of reading the newspaper every day.
  • Students must make sure that they stay healthy and motivated.
  • Students are advised to prepare a chart of their academic strength and weaknesses. This will help them understand the areas where they need to focus more.
  • People often ignore the importance of relaxation during preparation. It is suggested that students take short breaks once in a while to relax.

AP LAWCET Recommended Books 

Given the syllabus for AP LAWCET, it appears to be extremely difficult to attempt 120 questions in 90 minutes. For that, aspirants need to be consistent with their practice, and no deficiency in knowledge can be allowed.

The following are the books recommended by experts. 

  • Legal Aptitude for CLAT and other law entrance examinations: by Mr. Bhardwaj 
  • The Mega Yearbook 2019/2020 – Current Affairs and General Knowledge for competitive exams by Disha Experts 
  • Universal’s General Knowledge of Law- Legal G.K. for competitive examinations by Manish Arora 
  • National Law University -B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.) All India Law Entrance Guide by R.P.H. Editorial Board 


Q. Can I appear for the AP LAWCET 2021 offline?

A. No, the AP LAWCET will be taken only in the online mode. No other mode of examination is conducted.

Q. Is there any upper age limit to give the AP LAWCET?

A. There is no age limit with regard to the AP LAWCET as per the official notice provided and the structure of the Supreme Court.

Q. In case of any query regarding AP LAWCET, whom can we contact?

A. If students have any query about the AP LAWCET, they can contact the officials whose contact details are given below.

    AP LAWCET and AP PGLCET Office

   Department of Law,

   Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur-515003 (AP) India.

   For Technical Queries: 9393711110

   Phone Number: 08554-255055


Q. Can students apply to colleges outside Andhra Pradesh with their score in AP LAWCET?

A. No, scores of the AP LAWCET are valid only in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Their validity is for one year, and you can apply for any college in the state with those marks.

Q. Are calculators allowed in the online entrance exam?

A. No, calculators will not be allowed in the examination.


Best wishes to all the AP LAWCET aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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