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    AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2023 - Mode, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions

    Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Jan 24, 2023 11:30 AM IST | #AP LAWCET

    AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2023 - Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has released the AP LAWCET 2023 exam pattern for undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. The exam pattern of AP LAWCET 2023 informs about the test modalities such as mode of the examination, marking scheme, type of questions asked and various other details. Candidates should consult the AP LAWCET 2023 exam pattern before preparing for the state-level law entrance exam to make themselves familiar with the test scheme. Students should go through the complete article below to know the AP LAWCET exam pattern 2023, marking scheme, syllabus and other relevant details.

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    AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2023 - Mode, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions
    AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2023 - Mode, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions

    The Andhra Pradesh Law Common Admission Test, usually referred to as AP LAWCET, is a state-level law entrance examination that is administered by Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam in Tirupati. The 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB programmes offered by the law institutes in Andhra Pradesh consider the AP LAWCET test as a prerequisite for admission for the students.

    AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2023 - Overview

    Exam mode


    Exam duration

    90 minutes

    Types of Questions

    Multiple Choice questions ( MCQs )

    Total marks


    Total sections


    Marking scheme

    1 mark for correct response, No negative marking

    Number of questions



    General knowledge and Current affairs

    Legal aptitude

    Mental ability

    Medium of exam

    English and Telugu

    AP LAWCET Exam Pattern 2023 - Details

    Types of Questions - The questions provided in AP LAWCET 2023 will be Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQ’s ) on sections like general Knowledge, current affairs and mental ability and aptitude for the study of law for the students. For every question, there would be 4 options and the students have to choose any 1 from the options given in AP LAWCET exam.

    Language - The AP LAWCET will be conducted in English and Telugu versions and AP PGLCET question paper will be in English only.

    Marking scheme - For each correct answer, candidates will get one mark. The question paper of AP LAWCET will be divided into three sections. First two sections will have 30 questions each, carrying 1 mark each. The second section will also have 30 questions carrying 1 mark each. The third section will consist of 60 questions carrying a total of 60 marks. There won’t be any negative marking scheme for the questions in AP LAWCET 2023 examination.

    Standard of test - The expected standard for a 5 year law programme is at the Intermediate level, while a 3-year programme is at the degree level for AP LAWCET exam.

    AP LAWCET Syllabus 2023

    Candidates preparing for the AP LAWCET 2023 exam should be well versed with the syllabus also. The AP LAWCET 2023 syllabus informs about the topics from which questions will be asked in the examination. The question paper of AP LAWCET 2023 has three sections - general knowledge and mental ability, current affairs and legal aptitude. Students can check the subject wise distribution of questions and marks in the table given below.

    Subject wise distribution of marks for AP LAWCET 2023 -



    No of questions

    Marks allotted


    General knowledge and Mental ability


    30 marks


    Current affairs


    30 marks


    Aptitude for the study of law


    60 marks

    AP PGLCET syllabus 2023

    The entrance test for LLM programmes will be a 90 minutes duration test consisting of 120 questions of 1 mark each.

    Part-A - 40 questions on Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law

    Part -B - 80 questions on Public International Law, Mercantile Law, Labour Law, Crimes and Torts, and IPR and Other Laws.

    AP LAWCET Preparation Tips 2023

    Students can go through the following preparation tips for planning and scheduling their study pattern for AP LAWCET examination.

    • Students can make a study plan for AP LAWCET exam - students should create a study plan and cover the entire syllabus.

    • Refer to online educational videos through platforms like YouTube for AP LAWCET exam preparation.

    • Refer to standard books of law exams like legal am…..lucent for gk, the hindu,

    • Practice AP LAWCET previous year papers and analyse your performance. Work on your weak areas for better performance.

    • Students should learn time management skills for preparing AP LAWCET.

    • Students should learn the fundamentals of law for preparing themselves for the AP LAWCET 2023 exam.

    • Students can go through general knowledge books and research about current affairs books and articles for their reference.

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. How many questions will be asked in AP LAWCET 2023?

    There will be 120 questions in AP LAWCET 2022. All questions will be multiple choice type questions ( MCQs ).

    2. Will there be any negative marking in AP LAWCET 2023?

    No, there is no negative marking in AP LAWCET 2022. Candidates can attempt all questions.

    3. What is the most important subject in AP LAWCET 2023?

    Although all subjects included in AP LAWCET syllabus are important. However, the legal aptitude section carries more weightage than other sections. 50% of questions will be asked from legal aptitude.

    4. How should I prepare for the current affairs section for AP LAWCET 2023?

    Students should read a daily newspaper like ‘The Hindu’ and ‘Times Of India’ along with monthly current affairs magazines of the last six to seven months for preparing AP LAWCET.

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    Questions related to AP LAWCET

    Have a question related to AP LAWCET ?
    Hello harshitha,
    Hope you are doing good.
    So as per your query, first of all co gratulations on the score. And secondly the answer is Yes, you will absolutely get seat in Andhra University of Visakhapatnam. As per the cutoffs in general category it is 1632 to 1832. Basing upon which you will definitely be alloted the seat.
    Good luck!!


    The number of candidates appearing for the examination of current year is hard to predict as the numbers keep going up. If we consider the previous year data a total of 11,497 candidates appeared for the examination out of which 89.5% candidates qualified the exam.

    Hello Aspirant,

    Hope you are doing well. The cut off for SC male candidates is rank 1832 and female candidates is rank 1685. Yes you are eligible for admission for the five years integrated B.A.L.L.B course at Siddhartha law collage, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh .

    Thank you.

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