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Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test (AP PGLCET)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. Courses Offered
  3. Eligibility Criteria
  4. Application Fee
  5. How to Apply
  6. Exam Cities
  7. Syllabus
  8. Paper Pattern
  9. Model Paper
  10. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
  11. Results
  12. Contact Details

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test (APPGLCET) conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test (APPGLCET)is an yearly exam conducted for admissions to undergraduate law programmes including the three-year and five-year law courses. Candidates appearing for three-year law programmes need to possess a graduation degree securing 45% in aggregate of the subjects without having any backlog either through regular/private/correspondence. Those who have obtained the Degree through Open University system without having any basic qualification are not eligible for AP LAWCET.

Candidates appearing for the five-year law programmes need to have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from regular/private institution are eligible and need to have secured 45% marks in aggregate of the subjects.

Candidates can get the full details of AP LAWCET Exam 2017 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

About AP LAWCET Exam
Exam Name: Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test
Conducting Institute: Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)
Commonly called as: APPGLCET
Exam Level: State Level
Stream: Law Entrance Exam

Important Dates

AP PGLCET Exam Dates / Exam Schedule
Notification of AP LAWCET 2017 4th week of February 2017
Start of Submission & Registration of Online Application Form Last week of February 2017
Last Date for Submission Registration of Online Application Form without Late Fee Last week of April 2017
Last Date for Submission & Registration of Online Application Form with Late Fee of 500/- 1st week of May 2017
Last Date for Submission & Registration of Online Application Form with Late Fee of 1000/- 2nd week of May 2017
Last Date for Submission & Registration of Online Application Form with Late Fee of 1500/- 3rd week of May 2017
With Late Fee of 5000/-Candidates have to write the entrance Test in Anantapuramu only. 224th Week of May 2017
Date and Time of AP LAWCET-2017 Last Week of May 2017
Date and Time of AP PGLCET-2017 Examination Last Week of May 2017

Courses Offered

LL.M Courses are offered as full-time regular courses in the University Colleges, constituent/PG Colleges of the University and Private Law Colleges affiliated to the Universities. The candidates seeking admission into LL.M. (including self-financing) need to qualify in the AP PGLCET

L.L.M Degree Course
- LL.M (Post Graduation Course)
- Commercial Law /Business Law
- Constitutional Law & Legal Order/ Constitutional &Administrational Law/
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law / Law of Crimes
- Corporate and Security Laws
- Family Law
- Human Rights Law/ Human Rights
- International Law and Organization/ International Law
- Intellectual Property Rights Laws
- Labour Law/ Labour, Capital and Law

Eligibility Criteria

- The candidatesshould be Indian Nationals and should satisfy local/non-localstatus requirementslaid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions(Regulations of Admission) Order, 1974 as amended up to date.

- The candidates other than Indian Nationalsshould satisfy the rules of the Universities concerned.

- Candidates holding LL.B./B.L. 3/5 Year degree on the date of application and candidates who have appeared/appearing for LL.B./B.L. Final year
examination are also eligible.

- A candidate appearing for LLB/BL degree examinations may take the APPGLCET in anticipation of results. However he/she should pass at the time of counselling

Application Fee

AP LAWCET Registration & Examination Fee Structure
Cost of Registration of Application is Rs.600/-

How to Apply

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website: Click here to download application form

Exam Cities

01. Tirupati 02. Visakhapatnam
03. Guntur 04. Anantapuramu


The candidates should be thorough in jurisprudence, constitutional law, Public international law, Mercantile law, labour laws, crimes and torts, IPR & other laws. However concentration should be on the following.

Part-A: 40 Questions ….. 40 marks
I) JURISPRUDENCE: 20 Questions …20 marks
- Schools of Jurisprudence - Sources of Law, Custom Precedent and Legislation, Rights and duties - Ownership and Possession, Persons, Obligation, Property, Liability, Legal Sanctions.

II) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: 20Questions …20 marks
- Nature of the constitution: Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Executive, Judiciary and Legislature, Center-State Relations, Emergency provisions, Amendments to the constitution.

Part-B: 80 Questions ….. 80 marks
III) PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW: 16Questions … 16 marks
- International Law and Municipal Law, Subjects, State Territory, Air, Sea and outer space, Nationality and Statelessness, Extradition, Asylum, State Jurisdiction, United Nations.

IV) MERCANTILE LAW: 16Questions … 16 marks
- General Principles of Contract (Sections. 1-75, Indian Contract Act-1872).

V) LABOUR LAW: 16Questions … 16 marks
- Trade Union Act 1926.
- Industrial Disputes Act 1947.

VI) CRIMES and TORTS: CRIMES: 16Questions … 16 marks
- Indian Penal Code -General Principles & General Exceptions.

- TORTS: General principles of Tort, Defences, Joint liability, State liability for torts; Consumer Protection Act,1986

VII) IPR & OTHER LAWS: 16 Questions … 16 marks
- Copy right Act, 1957;
- Patents Act, 2005;
- Environmental Protection Act, 1986;
- Human Rights,
- The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993,
- Salient features of Information Technology Act, 2000 and Right to Information Act 2005.

Paper Pattern

- Medium of Entrance Test: The question paper will be set in English only.

a) A Single entrance test is conducted for all the courses of LL.M. It is of 90 minutes duration and consists of 120 questions of 1 mark each.
Part-A consists of 40 questions (Jurisprudence 20, Constitutional Law 20; Total 40 questions of 1 mark each); and
Part -B consists of 80 questions (public International Law 16,Mercantile Law 16, Labour Law 16, Crimes and Torts 16, and IPR & Other Laws 16).

b) The candidates have to mark their responses on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet by darkening the relevant ovals with Ball Point Pen. 14. Hall Ticket is not transferable. Any tampering of Hall Ticket will automatically lead to the disqualification from appearing at the test and liable for prosecution.

- Candidates are directed to carry to the examination hall a Ball Point Pen (Blue or Black)

Model Paper

MODEL PAPER (Answer all questions) …. 120marks
PART - A ….40 Questions …..40marks
1. Who said jurisprudence is the science of civil law?
1) Salmond
2) Gray
3) Hart
4) Bentham

2. The Indian Constitution came into force on
1)August 15, 1950
2)January 26, 1950
3)January 26, 1949
4)August 15, 1949

PART - B …..80 Questions ……80 marks
41. ‘Jus cogens’ means and includes
1)Customary rules only
3)Treaty Contracts
2) General rules of international law
4) pre-emptory forms of International Law

57. The display of article in a showroom indicating their prices amount to
2)Counter offer
3)Invitation to an offer

73. Minimum number of members required for registration of Trade Union is:
1) Five
2) Six
3) Seven
4) Ten

89. Which one of the following is associated with common intention?
1)Similar intention
2) Pre-meditated concert
3)Same intention
4) Identical intention

105. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly on
1) December 19, 1966 2) November 10, 1948
3) December 10, 1948 4) December16, 1965

Up to 120 Questions

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

Click here for download Admit card.

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.


The candidates are also advised to download the Rank Cards from the website after publication of results. Click here for Exam Results, Click here for Exam Rank Card

a) Evaluation: Every care will be taken to avoid errors in evaluation, checking, scrutiny, tabulation and ranking. Hence, request for retotalling or revaluation or personal identification of scripts will not be entertained.

b) Ranking: The Candidates will be ranked as per the total marks obtained in the Entrance Test. If there is a tie in total marks, the marks obtained in Part-A of Entrance Test will be considered for awarding the rank. If the tie persists they may be bracketed together for the purpose of ranking and seniority in age may be considered at the time of admission.

c) Rank obtained in AP PGLCET-2016 is valid for admission into LL.M. Courses for the academic year 2017-2018 only. d) Rank Card will not be sent by post. The candidates are advised to download the Rank Card from the web site In case of any difficulty in downloading Rank Card the candidates are advised to contact the Convener’s office.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Department of Law,
Sri Krishnadevaraya University,
Anantapur-515003(A.P.) India.
Ph : 08554-255055
For Technical Queries : 9393 711 110


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