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TS LAWCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - January 29th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

Osmania University, Hyderabad will define TS LAWCET Exam Pattern for 3 year and 5 year LLB Programs. The state level law entrance examination, having objective type questions will evaluate a candidate’s ability and aptitude to pursue Law as a career.

As per TS LAWCET Eligibility, Intermediate graduates can register for Integrated 5 year program, whereas, Degree holders can apply online for 3 year program. The application form will be available online shortly at the official website of TSCHE.

Highlights of TS LAWCET Exam Pattern

For 5 year Course, the standard of questions is expected to be of Intermediate level and for 3 year Law Course, it is expected to be of Degree Level. CheckTS LAWCET Syllabus

Conducting BodyOsmania University on behalf of TSCHE
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test i.e. Online
Number of SectionsThree
Nature of QuestionsObjective Type
Duration of Exam1 hour 30 minutes
Medium of ExamTelugu and English
Number of Questions120
TS LAWCET Marking Scheme1 mark for each question
No provision of negative marking

Detailed TS LAWCET Exam Pattern

Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test or TS LAWCET is scheduled for May 25, 2018. Osmania University will hold the exam on behalf of TSCHE (Telangana State Council of Higher Education). There are three sections in the examination. They are as follows:

Part A: General Knowledge and Mental Ability

Part B: Current Affairs

Part C: Aptitude for the Study of Law

Courses offered under 3 Year and 5 Year LLB programs are tabulated below:

3 year LLB Program5 year LLB Program
LLB (Hons.)BA LLB (Hons.)

Mode of TS LAWCET Exam

The law entrance examination will be a Computer Based Test. It will test the following abilities of candidates:

  • Aptitude for Study of Law
  • General Knowledge and Mental Ability and
  • Current Affairs

TS LAWCET Exam Duration

Candidates are given 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes) to complete the state level law exam. It is mandatory for the applicants to complete the exam in given period of time as no extra time will be allotted in any situation. In case of PwD and SAP candidates, an extra 20 minutes will be allotted to complete the examination.

Note: No sectional time limit is allotted to the sections in the examination.

TS LAWCET Distribution of Questions

Telangana Law CET offers two programs. Both the papers have same sections but the difficulty level varies. Tabulated below is the section-wise distribution:

SectionMaximum Questions
Current Affairs30
General Knowledge and Mental Ability30
Aptitude for the Study of Law60
Total120 Questions

TS LAWCET Marking Scheme

TSCHE will release the official notification for the exam shortly. Until then candidates can check the marking scheme as per last year trends.

Each question in the online examination paper of TS LAWCET 2018 will carry 1 mark, leading to a total of 120 marks for the whole paper. There will be no negative marking for incorrect or non-attempted answers.

TS LAWCET Medium of Examination

Telangana Law Common Entrance Test will be administered in English and Telugu medium. Applicants can attempt the questions as per there preference.

Qualifying marks in TS LAWCET

Candidate is required to score a minimum of 35% marks for qualify entrance exam, which means that minimum passing marks are 42 out of 120. However, no minimum marks have to be attained by candidates belonging to SC/ ST category to qualify the law entrance exam.

Tie Breaker in TS LAWCET Exam:

In case of more than one candidate obtaining same marks, the following criteria will be followed:

  • Marks in Part C i.e. Aptitude for the Study of Law will be considered
  • In case the tie still continues, marks in Part B i.e. Current Affairs will be considered
  • If tie still persists, candidates with same marks will be grouped together for ranking purpose and at the time of admission, higher age might become the decisive factor.

TS LAWCET 2018 Syllabus

There is no official syllabus set for TS LAWCET 2018. The exam will have three parts and will evaluate candidates across various parameters.

Part A: General Knowledge and Mental Ability 

The section is divided into two subsections namely general knowledge and mental ability. General knowledge means Static knowledge/ facts that have happened before. It could be related to people/ places/ things etc.

Preparation Tip(s): To score better, read Lucent’s GK book or GK book by GK Pub. For Mental Ability, regularly practice logical and analytical questions related to verbal/non-verbal series, blood relationships, analytical reasoning, linear arrangements, etc.

Part B: Current Affairs

Answer questions that are formulated on the basis of ongoing news topics and current affairs. This implies that candidates must remain up-to-date with the significant and essential events and occurrences taking place across the world.

Preparation Tip(s): Regularly read newspapers and magazines.

Part C: Aptitude for the Study of Law

Candidates appearing for exam will be tested on the basis of their elementary knowledge regarding the basic principles of the Law and Constitution of India.

Preparation Tip(s): It is suggested to go through various elementary level Social Studies books.

CheckTS LAWCET Syllabus

Recommended Books for TS LAWCET

Tabulated below are books to prepare better for the law entrance examination:

Book NameAuthor/Publisher
A Complete Self Study Guide for LLB Entrance ExamArihant Experts
Study Package for CLAT & LLBAP Bhardwaj
Constitution of IndiaBakshi P.M
Guide to judicial service examinationsUniversal
Legal Awareness/ Legal ReasoningBhardwaj
Objective General English 1st editionR.S. Agarwal
Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey
Legal aptitude for CLAT and other law entrance examA.P. Bhardwaj
The Ultimate Guide to the LLB Entrance ExaminationM A Rashid
The Pearson Guide to the LLB Entrance ExamThorpe
LLB Entrance Examination GuidePankaj Kr. Jaiswal
LAWCET Study Material with Previous Papers (Paperback)Vikram Editorial Board

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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