Law Common Entrance Test (LAWCET) 2014
LAWCET 2014 Date: 08th June, 2014 (Sunday)
LAW COMMON ENTRANCE TEST - 2014 NOTIFICATION
SRI VENKATESWARA UNIVERSITY TIRUPATI
A Common Entrance Test, designated as LAW Common Entrance Test-2013 (LAWCET-2013) and PG LAW Common Entrance Test - 2014 (PGLCET-2014) will be conducted by the CONVENER, LAWCET-2014 & PGLCET-2014, Department of Law, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education for admission into 3Year / 5Year LL.B / B.L & LL.M. Regular & Self-Financing Courses in the Colleges of Law in Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2014-15.
LAWCET & PGLCET 2014 Important Dates:
ELIGIBILITY FOR LAWCET 2014/PGLCET 2014
|Date of Commencement of submission of online application Forms||12-03-2014
|Last Date for Submission of Applications without Late fee||26-04-2014
|Last Date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of Rs.200/-||27.04.2014 to 05.05.2014
|Last Date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of Rs.500/-||06.05.2014 to 12.05.2014
|Date and Time of LAWCET 3 & 5 Years Examination||08-06-2014 (Sunday)
10.00 - 11.30 a.m.
|Date and Time of PGLCET Examination||08-06-2014(Sunday)
2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
3 year LL.B / B.L. Course:
The Candidates for 3 year LL.B. / B.L. should have passed any Graduate Degree (10+2+3 pattern) of a recognized University with 45% of aggregate marks or any other examination recognized as equivalent by the Universities concerned.
5 Year LL.B./B.L. Course:
The Candidates for 5 year LL.B. / B.L. should have passed two year Intermediate Examination (10+2 pattern) with 45% of aggregate marks or any other examination recognized as equivalent by the University concerned or the Board of Intermediate Education, A.P.
There is a relaxation of 5% of marks in the above qualifying examinations for 3 year / 5 year. Law course in favour of the Candidates belonging to SC / ST
a) Candidates holding LL.B./B.L. degree on the date of application and candidates who have appeared/appearing for LL.B./B.L. Final year examination are also eligible.
b) The Candidates seeking admission into LL.M. (Private Appearance) of Osmania University, Hyderabad shall have a minimum experience of 3-years as a judicial officer or 3-years standing as an advocate on the date of appearing for PGLCET-2013.(Relevant certificate need to be submitted at the time of Admission).
A candidate appearing for LLB/BL degree examinations may take the PGLCET in anticipation of results. However he/She should Submit Proof of passing the same at the time of counseling
Note: Mere appearance in PGLCET will not give any right of admission. The candidate should satisfy all the eligibility criteria and should satisfy the rules governing admission as applicable.
INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING ENTRANCE TEST:
1. A Candidate appearing for the above qualifying examinations may also take the LAWCET in anticipation of results. In case of such students, their entry shall be subject to their securing eligible marks in the said qualifying examinations.
2. The applicants who have obtained 10+2 or graduation / post graduation through open Universities system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission into the law courses.
3. Age on admission:
Subject to the conditions stipulated by the Govt. of A.P., on this behalf, the maximum age limit for a candidate seeking admission into the 3 year and 5 year LL.B / B.L Course shall be Thirty Years (relaxable by five years in case of SCs/STs) and twenty years (relaxable by two years in case of SCs/STs) respectively as on 31st December of the year of seeking admission.
Note 1: Age limits mentioned above are under challenge in Hon’ble High court of A.P and Supreme Court in W.P.No.6691/09, 7610/09 and transfer petition (civil) nos 857-866 of 2009 in Supreme Court. Interim directions are awarded by the court relaxing the age limits. Admissions into the law courses shall be subject to the outcome of the pending cases.
Note 2: Mere appearance in LAWCET will not give any right of admission. The candidate should satisfy all the eligibility criteria and should satisfy rules governing admission as are applicable.
Note 3: Admission Regulations of Osmania University will be followed in respect of Age criteria for Admission into 3yrs/5yrs LL.B/B.L Law Courses in the Constituent Law Colleges of Osmania University.
Hall Tickets and Rank Cards:
The candidates should note that the Hall Tickets and Rank Cards will not be sent by post.
They have to be downloaded from the website as detailed below:
1. The candidates have to download the Hall Tickets from the website www.aplawcet.org one week before the Test by entering your details.
2. The candidates are also advised to download the Rank Cards from the website www.aplawcet.org after publication of results.
3. In case of any difficulty the candidates may contact the office of the LAWCET-2013 (Phone No.0877-2289372, 0877-2248111) for information.
REGIONAL TEST CENTERS FOR LAWCET-2013:
The entrance test will be held at the following 15 Regional Test Centers in Andhra Pradesh
Note: If the total number of candidates in any centre is less than 100, the Convener reserves the right to cancel the centre and in such case the candidates will be allotted to the other nearest centre.
REGIONAL TEST CENTERS FOR PGLCET-2013:
The entrance test will be held at the following 4 Regional Test Centers in Andhra Pradesh
The CONVENER, LAWCET-2013 reserves the right to reject the application of any candidate at any stage, if:
a) The application is incomplete, or
b) The candidate fails to satisfy the eligibility conditions, or other rules of admissions or
c) The entries in the application not filled as required
No correspondence will be entertained with regard to rejection of application on any one or more of the above grounds.
Any change whatsoever including that of Caste/Community/State/Category will not be permitted to be made in the application after its uploading.
Medium of Entrance Test:
The question paper will be set both in English and Telugu.
Qualifying Marks in LAWCET-2014:
The qualifying percentage of marks in the Entrance Test is 35% (i.e. 42 marks out of total 120 marks). There will be no minimum qualifying marks for S.Cs & S.Ts for ranking.
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 in the order of merit based on the marks obtained in the LAWCET-2014. In case of tie the relative rank will be decided as mentioned below:
i) By considering the marks secured in Part-C of LAWCET and if the tie still persists marks obtained in Part-B in LAWCET shall be taken into consideration.
ii) If the tie still 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 LAWCET-2014 is valid for admission into 3 year / 5 year Law Courses, as the case may be, for the academic year 2014-2015 only.
d. The Candidates are advised to download the Rank Card from the web site www.aplawcet.org after the publication of results. In case of the any difficulty in downloading the Rank Card the candidates are advised to contact the Convener’s office.
Syllabus & Test Pattern:
The Test is designed to evaluate the candidate’s ability and aptitude to pursue the study of Law. The Test consists of three parts. Total number of questions will be 120 and the duration of test is 90 minutes. Maximum marks are 120.
3 & 5 year LL.B / B.L. Course:
For 3 year Law Course, the standard expected is of Degree Level and For 5 year Law Course, the standard expected is of Intermediate level.
Part – A: General Knowledge - Consists of 30 questions carrying 30 marks and Mental Ability
Part – B: Current Affairs - Consists of 30 questions carrying 30 marks
Part – C: Aptitude for the Study of Law - Consists of 60 questions carrying 60 marks.
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.
A Single entrance test is conducted for all the courses of LL.M/M.L. It is of 90 minutes duration and consists of 120 questions of 1 mark each.
Part-A: It consists of 40 questions (Jurisprudence 20, Constitutional Law 20; Total 40 questions of 1 mark each).
Part-B: It consists of 80 questions (public International Law 16, Mercantile Law 16, Labour Law 16, Crimes and Torts 16, and IPR & Other Laws 16). Syllabus and model paper is given in Annexure-I in Instruction Booklet.
The candidates have to mark their responses on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet by darkening the relevant ovals with Ball Point Pen.
LAWCET 2014 Important Instructions
Model Online Application Form
LAWCET 2014 Apply Online
LAWCET - 2014 & PGLCET - 2014
OLD MBA Building (1st Floor),
S.V. UNIVERSITY, Tirupati - 517 502,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Phone : +91-8574-2289414, 2289545
Fax : +91-8574-2289544
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