Law is a popular field of study that people prefer other than Medical or Engineering courses. There are many entrance exams that help get admission to the top colleges in Law courses like LLB (Bachelor of Legislative Law) MLL (Masters of Legislative Law). There are many government and private college that give graduation and post-graduation courses for Law. Admission to government colleges can be secured through CLAT exam or various state level exams that are popular in states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
In the Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh, TSLAWCET and APLAWCET exams are very popular. These exams are highly competitive but admission to any of the government colleges through this exam guarantees a successful future for the budding lawyers. So, this article will deal with the following entrance exams-
Common Law Admission Test is an exam conducted by the central government for admission to law courses in 19 National Law Universities, 43 educational institutes across India and also four PSUs use the CLAT scores. The CLAT is conducted by the 19 participating institutes in rotation in the sequence in which they were established. In this series, National Law School of India University conducted CLAT-2008 and lately CLAT-2017 was conducted by Chanakya National Law University on the 14th of May.
The CLAT Exam 2018-2019 will be conducted by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies.
The CLAT is a two-hour admission test which consists of 200 objective type questions on topics like
- Elementary Mathematics or Numerical Ability
- English with Comprehension
- General knowledge and Current affairs
- Legal Aptitude and Legal Awareness
- Logical reasoning.
There are currently 2299 seats in the National Law Universities (NLUs) which are soon to get increased by the addition of NLU of Aurangabad in the list. Candidates who clear CLAT can opt for following courses offered at the NLUs.
- BA LLB (Hons)
- BSc LLB (Hons)
- BBA LLB (Hons)
- BSW LLB (Hons)
- BCom LLB (Hons)
- LLM programmes
Eligibility criteria is as follows-
- Candidate must have completed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board with minimum 45% marks in general category while minimum 40% marks in SC/ST category.
- Candidates appearing for qualifying exam in March/April 2018 are also eligible to apply
Application for CLAT 2018 has already started since 1st January online and ends on 31st March. Admit Cards will be issued on the 20th of April following which exam will be held on 13th of May. The results will be announced on May 31st after which the counseling will commence.
Telangana State Common law Entrance Test is being conducted since 2015. TSLACET 2018 will be conducted by the Kakatiya University on behalf of the TSCHE (Telangana State Council for higher education). Earlier there used to be a common entrance test call the LAWCET, but the splitting of Andhra Pradesh into two different states created two separate tests, the TSLAWCET conducted in Telangana and the APLAWCET conducted in Andhra Pradesh.
The students who have qualified 10+2 or equivalent exam or will appear for the qualifying exam this year are eligible to apply for the exam. The minimum scores in the qualifying exam must be 45% for general category candidates while a relaxation of 5% will be granted to students hailing from reserved categories.
The question paper is objective type and is divided into three following sections-
- General Knowledge and Mental Ability
- Current Affairs
- Aptitude for the Study of Law
But depending upon the duration of course which a student opts i.e. 3 years or 5 years, the difficulty level of the question Paper is set.
The registration fee for TSLAWCET Exam 2018-2019 General Category is Rs. 350 whereas for SC/ST it is Rs. 250 which can be paid through Credit/Debit card or e-Sewa centers of the Telangana State.
The admissions to various state universities and affiliated colleges are done on the basis of LAWCETs’ scores.
Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test is conducted by Sri Krishnadevaraya University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), Hyderabad every year.
Earlier there used to be a common entrance test call the LAWCET, but the splitting of Andhra Pradesh into two different states created two separate tests, the APLAWCET conducted in Andhra Pradesh and the TSLAWCET conducted in Telangana.
The scores APLAWCET are used to secure admission in reckoned Universities and colleges across the state of Andhra Pradesh in three and five year courses in LLB/BL courses. In 2017, 33 colleges participated in the APLAWCET. It was held on the 19th of April, 2017.
It is an online multiple choice question exam. There are 3020 seats for 5 year LLB (2780 in BA LLB and 240 in B.Com LLB) and 5866 seats for 3 year LLB. Online applications are expected to open by the 3rd week of February which would be closing around the 3rd week of March.
The students who have qualified 10+2 or equivalent exam or will appear for the qualifying exam this year are eligible to apply for the exam. The minimum scores in the qualifying exam must be 45% for general category candidates. However, a relaxation of 5% will be granted to students hailing from reserved categories.
Registration fee for APLAWCET Exam 2018-2019 is Rs. 1000 for general candidates and Rs. 500 for SC/ST which can be paid through Credit/Debit card or e-Sewa centers of the Andhra Pradesh State.
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