Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test  (APLAWCET) 2018
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                              Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test (APLAWCET) is a means through which candidates can secure admission in law programmes offered at Andhra Pradesh Universities and their affiliated colleges. APLAWCET is conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur is conducting body of APLAWCET 2018 on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), Hyderabad.  Till 2014, a single entrance exam called LAWCET was conducted to offer admissions to aspirants in law programmes in the state of Andhra Pradesh. However, with the division of the state, two new entrance exams were introduced which are called – TSLAWCET and APLAWCET. The exam paper questions for APLAWCET 2018 will be in both English and Telugu. The official website of the exam informs: “The AP Law common Entrance Test – 2018 & its admissions will be made in strict compliance of the Rules and Regulations of the University concerned, BCI, APSCHE and relevant G.O.s of A.P that are in force and also amendments that may come into force from time to time”.
Important Dates
Online application starts 9-Mar-18
Last date for form submission (without late fee) 10 April 2018 (Extended)
Application correction 8 – 10 April 2018
Admit card release 12-Apr-18
Exam date 19 April 2018 (2:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
Declaration of Preliminary Key 22-Apr-18
Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary Key 23-Apr-18
Declaration of result 25-Apr-18
                           As per APLAWCET eligibility criteria candidates seeking admission in law courses on offer at Universities and affiliated colleges in Andhra Pradesh should be Indian Nationals and further need to satisfy local/non-local status that is laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations of Admission) Order, 1974. Apart from this, aspirants who are not Indian nationals but still wish to apply for admissions in law courses offered at Andhra Pradesh colleges need to satisfy the rules and regulations as laid down by the respective Universities.

Candidates are eligible to apply for APLAWCET 2018 for LLB (5 years) course admissions if they have passed two year Intermediate Examination in the 10+2 pattern. Here, candidates also need to ensure that they secure atleast 45% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam or any other exam recognised to be equivalent by the University, Board of Intermediate Andhra Pradesh as well as Bar Council of India.

Candidates who belong to the SC/ST category meet the eligibility criteria for APLAWCET 2018 if they secure 40% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam. The official website for APLAWCET 2018 informs: “Qualifying marks in APLAWCET-2018 is 35% (i.e 42 Marks out of 120 marks) and no minimum marks are prescribed for SC/ST candidates”.

Age Limit: There is no maximum age limit for admission in 5 year LLB programmes on the basis of a candidate’s score in APLAWCET. 
Exam Centres
                              APLAWCET 2018 test centres have not been declared yet. However, candidates can view the test centres for APLAWCET exam held in 2017.  Anantapuram, Kadapa, Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.
                             The test paper pattern for APLAWCET 2018 is such that aspirants need to attempt 120 questions in 90 minutes duration. APLAWCET exam is divided into three sections and maximum marks that can be secured in the exam is 120. Questions asked in APLAWCET exam are objective type in nature, which can be multiple choices questions, matching items and the likes. “Each Question contains four alternative answers numbered as 1, 2, 3 and 4. Candidates have to exercise their choice in answering the question”, informs the official website of APLAWCET. Authorities share that the standard for 5 year law course is of Intermediate Level whereas for 3 year Law programme, the standard of questions is of Degree Level.
                            There is no prescribed syllabus for APLAWCET 2018 exam. The test paper is divided into 3 sections – Part A, Part B and Part C. The medium of instruction of APLAWCET exam is English and Telugu. Part A will consist of questions on General Knowledge and Metal Ability. On the other hand, Part B would comprise of questions on Current Affairs and Part C on Aptitude for the Study of Law. The official website informs: “For 5 year Law Course, the standard expected is of Intermediate level and for 3 year Law Course, the standard expected is of Degree Level. The questions in Part-C, Aptitude for the study of Law, elementary knowledge of the basic principles of the Law and Constitution of India on the Part of the Student is assumed”.

Some topics that aspirants should consider studying to perform well in "Aptitude for Law Studies" section of APLAWCET 2018 is as mentioned below:

• Legal terms
• Indian Constitution, its structure, sections and schedules
• Contracts and Constitutional Law
• Torts
• Vicarious Liability
• Contracts and Constitutional Law
• IPC and the CrPC
• Strict Liability
• Law of Crimes
• International Law
• Intellectual Property Rights
• Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity 
Admit Card
                       APLAWCET admit cards are issued by Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). Candidates can get their APLAWCET hall ticket from the official website of the law entrance exam by providing their registration number and date of birth. APLAWCET 2018 admit card will only be issued online and so separate hall ticket would not be sent via post to any candidate under any circumstance. The admit card for APLAWCET 2018 is a mandatory document for any aspirant who wants to take the exam to secure admission in 3 year and 5 year law programmes offered in the state of Andhra Pradesh. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam if he/she is not carrying a valid APLAWCET hallticket on the day of the test to their exam centre.
                         Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur announces APLAWCET results on the official website of the law entrance exam. APLAWCET exam is conducted in May and result for Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test (APLAWCET) is declared in June. Candidates can view APLAWCET 2018 results on the official website of the law entrance exam by filling their APLAWCET 2018 registration number and date of birth. The result for APLAWCET exams contains the candidate’s score and rank in the exam. APLAWCET ranks are prepared on the basis of marks secured by aspirants in the exam. APLAWCET is a 90 minutes duration exam in which candidates need to attempt a total of 120 questions.
                     APLAWCET counselling is held after results for the law entrance exam are announced. As part of APLAWCET 2018 counselling candidates need to appear for document verification and thereafter select their preferred college. Candidates need to appear for APLAWCET counselling rank-wise. The law entrance exam is conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) to shortlist aspirants for admission in three year and five law programmes offered in colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
APLAWCET 2018 Processing Fee
Category Counselling Fee
General Rs. 1000
SC/ST Rs. 500
APLAWCET Counselling Centres
Region Centre
Ananthapuramu Sri Krishnadevaraya University
Guntur Acharya Nagarjuna University
Tirupati SV University (old MBA building)
Visakhapatnam Andhra University, Counselling Center
Srikakulam Dr BR Ambedkar University
Documents Required
• PLAWCET 2018 Rank Card
• APLAWCET 2018 Hall Ticket
• SSC/Intermediate/Equivalent marksheet
• Qualifying Examination marksheet
• Provisional/Degree Certificate
• Study/Residence Certificate for proving previous 7 years’ study as local Andhra Pradesh Certificate or Non-Local Certificate
• SC/ST/Caste certificate
• Migration Certificate
• Transfer Certificate
• Income Certificate or Ration Card
• Sports/PH/NCC/CAP Certificates (if any) 
Application Form
                          Aspirants need to appear for Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test (APLAWCET) in order to secure admission in undergraduate level law programmes offered at Andhra Pradesh universities and their affiliated colleges. The test is of 90 minutes duration and is conducted in both English and Telugu languages. APLAWCET 2018 application form in only available in the online mode and candidates need to visit the official website of the law entrance exam in order to register for it.