AP LAWCET & PGLCET 2017 held, Preliminary Key to be released

Andhra Pradesh: Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) organized the law entrance tests – Andhra Pradesh LAWCET and PGLCET today across multiple test centers. Thousands of law aspirants take the exam every year as it offers the admissions into 3-year and 5-year LL.B program (LAWCET) and 2-year LL.M program (PGLCET). The preliminary keys of both the entrance tests are expected to be made available by the University in two or three days.

AP Law Common Entrance Test (LAWCET 2017) and Post-Graduate Law Common Entrance Test (PGLCET 2017) were conducted by SKU for the third time. SKU, Ananthapuram organized the tests on the behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admissions into law courses offered by state universities and their affiliated colleges in the academic year 2017-18.

LAWCET covers over 3,000 seats for 5-year LL.B course and around 5,800 seats for 3-year LL.B course being offered at 33 colleges, while PGLCET covers 461 LL.M seats in 13 colleges.

Both AP LAWCET and PGLCET were conducted in a single shift of 90 minutes (2.30 pm to 4 pm) today. The tests were conducted as computer-based online tests for the first time in the State. The entrance test was conducted acorss multiple test centers in Anatapuramu, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nandyal, Nellore, Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada, Bhimavaram, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Srikakulam.

Though the university has not confirmed the date for the release of PGLCET or LAWCET key answers, going by the previous year trends, it may be assumed that the preliminary keys will be made available for all the candidates by 22 April. The candidates may find more details on the official web portal.

AP LAWCET 2017 comprised of a single paper having 120 questions divided amongst three sections. Both Part A (General Knowledge & Mental Ability) and Part B (Current Affairs) had 30 questions each, while Part C consisted of 60 questions to test the candidates’ aptitude for the study of Law. For 5-year law course, the standard of question papers was that of intermediate level, while for 3-year law course, it was of degree level. Each question carried 1 mark.

The candidates scoring minimum 35% marks (42 out of total 120 marks) will be included in the rank list which will be released after the declaration of test results. There are no minimum qualifying marks for SC, ST candidates for ranking.

PGLCET paper also had 120 questions divided as: 40 questions under Part A (Jurisprudence & Constitutional Law) and 80 questions under Part B (Public International Law, Mercantile Law, Labour Law, Crimes and Torts, and IPR & Other laws). The question paper had objective type questions including multiple choices questions, matching items.

The minimum qualifying marks for PGLCET are 25% (30 out of total 120 marks). There will be no minimum qualifying marks for SC, ST candidates for ranking.

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