AP PGLCET 2023: Application Form (Soon), Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

AP PGLCET (Andhra Pradesh PG Law Common Entrance Test) is a full-time opportunity for the students to offer them Post graduation in L.L.M. integrated courses in the colleges of Andhra Pradesh.

AP PGLCET is conducted by APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education). Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur is conducting APPGLCET 2023 on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), Hyderabad.

It is also beneficiary for the students to clear the AP PGLCET 2023 to secure their admission in PG courses of Andhra Pradesh affiliated Colleges.

The details regarding the exam pattern, exam syllabus, important dates, eligibility criteria etc. are mentioned below. Candidates are requested to go through the details mentioned here in this article.

AP PGLCET 2023 Overview

Exam Full NameAndhra Pradesh Post Graduate Common Law Entrance Test
Conducted BySri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu
Level of ExamState Level
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Participating Institutes13*
Registration ModeOnline Mode
Exam ModeComputer Based Test
AP PGLCET Score ValidityOne year
AP PGLCET Helpdesk[email protected] | 9676040752
Official Websitehttps://sche.ap.gov.in/lawcet

AP PGLCET 2023 Exam Dates

The important dates regarding the AP PGLCET 2023 are mentioned below. Candidates are requested to go through the table given below:

Application Forms2nd week of March 2023
Application Forms Last Date3rd week of March 2023
Application Forms Last Date (Fine Rs. 500/-)3rd week of March 2023
Admit Card3rd week of April 2023
Exam Date3rd week of April 2023
Answer Key4th week of April 2023
Result1st week of May 2023
Counselling3rd week of Aug 2023

AP PGLCET 2023 Application Form

Any applicant wishing to attempt the exam should fill out the online registration form in the PGLCET 2023 application form. Applicants should keep all documents ready to fix any errors. The following steps can be followed by applicants to complete the online application form:

  • Check the sche.ap.gov.in/pglcet website
  • Now search the Submit link or click on the link on our website.
  • The candidates must register by uploading the required details so that they will receive the registered ID after registration.
  • The registered ID allows candidates to fill in all the right and complete details on the application form.
  • Candidates need to use a debit card/credit card / AP online center to pay the application fee in online mode.

Steps to Apply for AP PGLCET 2023 (Step by Step)

The AP PGLCET application is submitted in 3 phases online. The following is provided below:

Step 1: Payment of AP PGLCET Application Fee

A specified fee must be paid by the applicant, according to their category, before registration begins. You can pay by debit/credit card or online AP. A fee payment site will be displayed after clicking on the Fee Payment Tab. In the required areas, the following details must be provided:

Qualifying Examination Hall ticket NumberName
Mobile NumberDate of Birth
Entrance Exam (LLM program)Fee Amount
  • Click on the “Make Payment” option after all the information is filled.
  • Candidates will be directed to the payment portal where the examination fee is to be paid.
  • The fees will be payable via both online or offline (net banking/credit/ debit card) or offline (cash at APONLINE/TSONLINE centers) mode.

Application Fee of AP PGLCET 2023

ParticularsFee (INR)
Fee to be Paid (LLM/ ML)INR 850
Processing FeeINR 59
Total FeeINR 909

Step 2: Know your Payment Status 

  • This option allows the applicant to check the payment status.
  • Find and select the ‘Know Your Payment Status’ option.
  • The following page will be displayed after you click on Know Your Payment Status Tab.
  • Enter your admit card number and mobile number.
  • In the next step, select the “Check Payment Status option”.
  • The success/failure page status will appear on the screen after selecting the option.

Step 3: Filling the Online Form

The applicant can start completing the registration by clicking on the “Fill Application” option. The details below are to be provided in the form:

1. Applicant’s Information: Enter your name, DOB, gender, mother’s name, and father’s name.

2. Exam Qualification: You have to provide your educational qualification (LLB/ Degree in any other stream/ Class 12), while also providing other relevant details such as admit card number of the qualifying exam and place of study.

3. Entrance Exam: Here, you have to choose the law entrance exam you are considering – PGLCET (admission into LLM)

4. Photo and Signature: Now submit your signature and photograph as per the guidelines provided below:

  • Size and format of Photograph: Less than 30 KB, JPG file format
  • Size and format of Signature: Less than 15 KB, JPG file format

5. Entrance Exam Regional Centers: Select the exam center AP PGLCET closest to you from the drop-down list.

6. Category: In this step, you have to choose the category you belong to according to your Caste certificate – OC/ BC-A/ BC-B/ BC-C/ BC-D/ BC-E/ SC/ ST. In case you belong to a special category such as NCC/ CAP/ Sports, then you have to select that category.

7. Local Area Status: Under this section, you need to select the local area you belong to.

  • AU (Andhra University)
  • OU (Osmania University)
  • SVU (Sri Venkateswara University)
  • Non-Local

8. Minority/ Non-Minority: If you come from a minority background (such as SC/ ST/ OBC) then you should choose the “Minority” option and select the non-minority group if you belong to the General category.

9. Address: In this column, you have to submit your permanent address.

10. Class 10th: Here you should provide your class 10th education details such as board, hall ticket number, month and year of passing, and place of study.

11. Physically Challenged: If you are Physically Challenged then in this step you should provide details of the type of physical challenge you have such as Visual Handicapped/ Hearing Impaired/ Ortho Handicapped.

12. Class 12th: In this step, you have to provide your class 12th education information such as board name, hall ticket number, month and year of passing, as well as the place of study.

13. Parents Annual Income: Now in this column, you have to select the annual income category under which your parents fall – Below One Lakh/ Between One Lakh and Two Lakhs/ More than Two Lakhs.

Click on the checkbox and “I accept terms and conditions.” Once you’ve filled in the AP PGLCET application form, press the submit button.

Once the application form and fee have been submitted successfully, print it out the application form for future purposes.

Relevant Links
Delhi University – LLB LSAT India MH CET Law

AP PGLCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: The candidate submitting the application for the test should be an Indian national.

Residential Status: Applicant must be a resident of Andhra Pradesh and meet all local / non-local status requirements set out in Andhra Pradesh Education Institutes.

Age limit – There is no age limit to appear in the postgraduate law entrance exam.

Educational Qualification: Applicants applying for the AP PGLCET 2023 should have an LLB / B.L. diploma with a minimum of 50% mark in total. The required marks for different categories should be checked by applicants as follows:

CategoryMinimum marks in qualifying exam
General Candidatesminimum 50% marks
OBC Candidatesminimum 45% marks
SC / ST Candidatesminimum 45% marks

AP PGLCET 2023 Syllabus

The paper is classified into two parts which measure the knowledge of Indian law of an applicant. The entire paper focuses on checking how much candidates in their law schools have learned. The following are the important topics:

AP PGLCET LLM Syllabus – Part I 

This section will have 40 questions of 1 mark each. Important topics are listed below:

JURISPRUDENCE (20 Ques. | 20 Marks)

  • Schools of Jurisprudence – Sources of Law
  • Custom Precedent and Legislation
  • Rights and duties – Ownership and Possession
  • Persons, Obligation, Property, Liability, Legal Sanctions

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (20 Ques. | 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

AP PGLCET LLM Syllabus – Part II

This section will have 80 Questions of 1 mark each. Check the important topics under this:


  • International Law and Municipal Law
  • Subjects, State Territory, Air, Sea and outer space
  • Nationality and Statelessness
  • Extradition
  • Asylum
  • State Jurisdiction
  • United Nations

MERCANTILE LAW (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • General Principles of Contract
  • Sections. 1-75
  • Indian Contract Act-1872

LABOUR LAW (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • Trade Union Act 1926
  • Industrial Disputes Act 1947

CRIMES and TORTS (16 Ques. | 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

IPR & OTHER LAWS (16 Ques. | 16 Marks)

  • Copyright Act, 1957; Patents Act, 1970
  • Environmental Protection Act, 1986
  • Human Rights, The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993
  • Salient features of the Information Technology Act, 2000
  • The Right to Information Act 2005

Recommended Books for AP PGLCET LLM

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Universal’s Guide to LL.M. Entrance Examination Gaurav Mehta
Guide to LLM Entrance ExaminationShowick Thorpe
Amar Law Publication’s Indian Constitutional Law: The New Challenges for LLMSheetal Kanwal

AP PGLCET 2023 Preparation Tips

The following tips for their preparation can be followed by candidates:

Syllabus: Stick to the APSCHE prescribed curriculum. Make sure that all syllabus topics are covered and reviewed well before the examination.

Case study: Law exams deal with case studies and their consequences. Ensure that you are aware of the recent and notable law cases.

Previous year question paper: In order to get a clearer idea of the examination pattern and the demand for the examination, students have to practice papers from past years.

Mock Test: APSCHE has published mock tests on the official website, allowing candidates to practice them to become familiar with the CBT exam mode and to improve computer-based question practice.

AP PGLCET 2023 Exam pattern

For applicants, the examination pattern is very helpful; this also applies to this exam. You can understand the layout of the paper through the analysis of the exam pattern and its details.

Language of Exam: The language in which this exam will be conducted in English.

Mode of Exam: The exam is conducted in a computer-based test.

Duration of Exam: The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

Types of Questions: The questions asked in the examination will be of objective type i.e, Multiple choice questions.

Number of Questions: The total no. of questions in the entrance exam will consist of 120 questions.

Marking scheme: For every right answer One mark will be awarded and for an incorrect answer there is no negative marking.

Tabulated below is the section-wise distribution of questions for AP PGLCET:

SubjectsMarks per QuestionsMarks per subject
JurisdictionOne mark20 marks
Constitutional LawOne mark20 marks
Public International lawOne mark16 marks
Mercantile LawOne mark16 marks
Labour LawOne mark16 marks
Crimes and TortsOne mark16 marks
IPR & ampOne mark16 marks
Total 120 marks

AP PGLCET Admit Card 2023

The applicants who submitted their registration form successfully by visiting the official website can download the admit card online mode.

Candidates are required to take the admit card with them along with a valid government photo id and a passport-size photo to the Examination Center. Applicants should submit their payment reference number, registration number, ticket number, mobile number, and date of birth for downloading their admit card.

How to Download AP PGLCET 2023 Hall Ticket

Check the steps given below to download AP PGLCET 2023.

Step 1: Go to the official website to download the admit card.

Step 2: In the next step, submit your registration number as received after the registration, qualifying examination hall ticket number, and date of birth in the login window.

Step 3: Once you have entered the details, select the ‘download hall ticket’ option.

Step 4: You will find that the admit card is now visible on the screen.

Step 5: In the final step, take the 2-3 printouts of the admit card for future purposes and keep it safe.

Information Provided on AP PGLCET 2023 Hall Ticket

Refer to the details indicated in the hall ticket AP PGLCET below.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Registration number
  • Date of birth
  • Exam date
  • Exam timings
  • Reporting time
  • Address of the exam center
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Some general instructions for the exam

AP PGLCET Result 2023

The outcome of AP PGLCET 2023 will be published on the official website sche.ap.gov.in. The organization has ensured that they pay extra attention to avoid errors in the assessment, control, screening, tabulation, and classification. There is therefore no requirement for revaluation and challenging the result of AP PGLCET 2023. To download the result, applicants will be required to provide their registration number and PGLCET hall number.

On the premise of the marks obtained in the AP PGLCET 2023, the applicants will acquire their place on the rank card. The classification of the applicants depends entirely on their marks in the examination. If the applicants get the same marks at the examination, the tiebreaker will also be available. In this case, the organization will consider the exam marks obtained in Part A. Even when the tie persists, they will be bracketed together to rank in the ranking card. Even then, if the tie is there then the old age candidate may be considered at the time of admission.

How to Check AP PGLCET 2023 Result

Candidates will be able to review their grades by taking the steps shown below:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Find and select the “View your results” option.
  • Submit your Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • Select on “View Result” option.
  • The candidates will find the result displayed on their device screen.
  • Candidates have to download the result and keep a printout of the AP PGLCET 2023 Result for the future references.

AP PGLCET 2023 Rank Card

The authority will also release the Rank Card after the declaration of the result. The aspirants can check it on the official sche.ap.gov.in website. After a week of notice for the results, this will be available. The card rankings in pdf format can be checked. It shall include the name of the applicant, father, AP PGLCET scores, the rank of the applicant, percentile, and the comment. If a qualifying applicant is successful in gaining a good ranking, then it’s enough to be admitted.

The rank will be declared on the basis of the tiebreaker if the candidates get the same marks. Taking into account all the marks in Part-A, the tie will be broken. The candidate who earns more marks will be placed higher in Part A. The candidates are placed, even if the tie continues, in brackets on the ranking card and the date of birth will be considered at the time of admission. Priority is given to the applicant who is senior.

How to download AP PGLCET 2023 Rank Card

Here are the steps to download the AP PGLCET 2023 Rank Card:

  • Go to the official website of AP PGLCET.
  • Find and select the Rank card option.
  • Submit your LAWCET hall ticket no, registration number, and date of birth.
  • Now select the ‘View rank card’ option.
  • In the final step, you will find that the rank card will be visible in the next window.
  • Download the rank card and keep it safe for future reference.

AP PGLCET 2023 Tie Breaker Criteria

In the Entrance Exam, applicants will be ranked according to the cumulative marks received. If there is a tie in marks overall,

For awarding the rank, the marks obtained in Part-A of the Entrance Test will be considered.

If the tie remains, for the purpose of ranking, they can be bracketed together and seniority in age can be regarded at the time of registration.

AP PGLCET 2023 Cut off

The cut-off is the minimum mark required for a candidate to qualify for counseling. Below are the various factors on which AP PGLCET 2023 cut-off depends:

  • Availability of seats
  • Number of applicants
  • The difficulty level of the questions

AP PGLCET Counseling 2023

The candidates will be called out for the counseling procedure according to the marks obtained in the examination and qualifying cut-off marks. The shortlisted applicants will receive a call letter via the authority and the candidates must reach the counselling center on the schedule provided by the authority.

Applicants need to take the required documents along with them at the counseling centre for verification. The documents required are:

  • Income Certificate or Ration Card
  • Sports/PH/NCC/CAP Certificates (if any)
  • Provisional/Degree Certificate
  • AP PGLCET Rank Card
  • AP PGLCET Hall Ticket
  • Study/Residence Certificate for proving the previous 7 years’ study as a local Andhra Pradesh Certificate or Non-Local Certificate
  • SSC/Intermediate/Equivalent Mark sheet
  • Migration Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Qualifying Examination mark sheet
  • SC/ST/Caste certificate


Only through the official website lawcet.tsche.ac.in can eligible candidates for PGLCET 2023 through the online mode.

Yes, application fees can also be paid by cash at APONLINE / TSONLINE centres in offline mode.

PGLCET 2023 includes 120 questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark, and no negative marking is provided.

Required documents at counselling time are: 10th and 12th marksheet, certificate of character, certificate of migration, ID proof, certificate of AP domicile, 2 passport size photograph.

The cut-off of PGLCET 2023 depends on: seat availability, applicant number, question paper difficulty level.

In the event of a tie between 2 applicants, final admission will be given on the basis of rank and age. Preference is given to senior candidates.

You can try the mock tests that are on the official website. Review each and every topic repeatedly, and strengthen the weaker sections. You can also follow the tips for the preparation mentioned above.

The AP PGLCET 2023 score is valid for a single academic year.

AP PGLCET 2023’s minimum qualifying marks are 25 per cent out of 120.

https://sche.ap.gov.in/LAWCET is the official website.

In AP PGLCET there will be 120 objective type questions according to the examination pattern.

After one week of result declaration, the rank card of AP PGLCET 2023 can be downloaded.

As of now, around 461 postgraduate law seats have been offered by various participating colleges.

You can ask us by leaving your comment box if you have any further questions on AP PGLCET 2023.

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