LAWCET and PGLCET to be held by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on 6 June, 2013


The LAW Common Entrance Test (LAWCET) 2013 and Postgraduate LAW Common Entrance Test (PGLCET) 2013 will be held by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). The law department of the university is conducting the test for admission into a variety of law programmes in Andhra Pradesh.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B./B.L.) 3 years
  • LL.B./B.L. (5 years)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M./M.L.)

Important dates

  • Online application forms available for submission: 8 March, 2013
  • Last date to submit application without late fee: 26 April, 2013
  • Last date to submit application with Rs. 200: 27 April to 5 May, 2013
  • LAWCET 3 and 5 Year exam: 6 June, 2013
    • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • PGLCET: 6 June, 2013
    • 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must be Indian nationals, and must also satisfy local/unreserved status requirements for Andhra Pradesh.

Three-year LL.B./B.L. (LAWCET)

In order to appear for the test, you should have a graduate degree (10+2+3) or equivalent exam from a recognised university with aggregate marks of at least 45 percent.

For Scheduled Castes/Schedule Tribes (SC/ST) candidates, there is a five percent relaxation of marks.

Five-year LL.B./B.L. (LAWCET)

To be eligible for this course, you should have passed the two-year intermediate examination (10+2) or equivalent with a minimum of 45 percent aggregate marks.

For SC/ST candidates, there is a five percent relaxation of marks.


Eligibility for the course includes an LL.B./B.L. degree. Final year LL.B./B.L. students appearing (or who have appeared) for their exam are also eligible.

Exam pattern and syllabus


The test has a total of 120 questions and a maximum time of 90 minutes. Each question has one mark. There is no negative marking. The test is set in English and Telugu. The level of the test should be about the Intermediate level for the five-year law course, and degree level for the three-year law course. Questions are objective type, which include multiple choice and matching.

  • Part A General Knowledge and Mental Ability: 30 questions
  • Part B Current Affairs: 30 questions
  • Part C Aptitude for the Study of Law: 60 questions
  • Total: 120 questions, 120 marks

Students should be aware of basic principles in the law and constitution of India for Part C. Qualifying marks for the exam are 35 percent (42 marks out of 120). There are not qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates.


The test has 90 minutes allotted, with a total of 120 questions. Each question carries one mark. The test is conducted in English. Questions are multiple choice.

Part A

  • Jurisprudence: 20 questions
  • Constitutional Law: 20 questions
  • Total: 40 questions, 40 marks

Part B

  • Public International Law: 16 questions
  • Mercantile Law: 16 questions
  • Labour Law: 16 questions
  • Crimes and Torts: 16 questions
  • IPR and Other Laws: 16 questions
  • Total: 80 questions, 80 marks

Qualifying marks for the entrance test are 25 percent. There are no qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates.

Application procedure

You must apply online to appear for the test. You will need to have all necessary documents ready, including date of birth, hall ticket for Secondary School Certificate exam (or equivalent), local status, applicable certificates and parental income. For LAWCET, the fee is Rs. 250, for PGLCET the fee is Rs. 500. You can pay for the test by debit or credit card. You may also submit payment through AP online, e-Seva or Mee-Seva center.

Hall tickets and rank cards will not be sent by post. Download these online from the official website (

Exam centres


  • Anantapur
  • Kadapa
  • Guntur
  • Hyderabad
  • Karimnagar
  • Kurnool
  • Nalgonda
  • Nellore
  • Nizamabad
  • Rajahmundry
  • Srikakulam
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Warangal


  • Hyderabad
  • Tirupati
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Warangal

Exam centres may be canceled at the convener's discretion.



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