Exam Date : June 1, 2019
Result Date : June 17, 2019

Get admission into the top law colleges/institutions in the state of Maharashtra with the help of MH CET Law 2019. The Department of Technical Education (DTE) conducted the MH CET 2019 exam on June 1, 2019. Want to know more about the exam? Read the complete article to check all the details regarding exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card, etc.

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Introduction to MH CET Law

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law (MH CET Law 2019) is a national level exam conducted by the Directorate of Higher education for candidates interested to pursue law courses in Maharashtra.

Conducting Authority: Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra conducted the MAH CET Law entrance test 2019.


Programs: Candidates looking for admissions in three years LLB Course and five years integrated BA LLB Course offered in law college of Maharashtra state.

Eligibility: The students who wish to appear for the MH CET Law exam should be aware of and should fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Admission Procedure: Candidates can secure admission in a college of Maharashtra state. There are 12 Law Universities/ Colleges in Maharashtra which will be participating in MH CET Law 2019. Candidates applying for the 3-year program can grab a seat from the total of 15040 seats across 218 colleges affiliated to 12 state universities.

Syllabus: MH CET Law 2019 syllabus includes Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and English.

MH CET Law 2019 Highlights

MH CET Law Exam Details
MH CET Law 2019 Examination Overview
Exam Name Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for LAW.
Acronym MH CET LAW 2019
Conducted By Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra
Exam Type Undergraduate
Level National Level
Mode Online
Exam Duration 2 hours
Exam Type Objective (MCQs)
Marking Scheme

(+)1 Mark for each correct response

No Negative marking.

Language English and Marathi

Exam Date

5-years LLB - June 1, 2019

3-years LLB - June 1, 2019

Courses offered

The list of courses offered by the MH CET Law are given in the table below:

Courses Offered by MH CET Law
Course Duration
LLB 3 Years
BA LLB 5 Years

Seat Matrix

The seat matrix for each of the institute types are given in the table below: 

Seat Matrix for MH CET Law
Type of Institute No. of Seats-As % of Sanctioned Intake
CAP Seats
Maharashtra State Candidates All India Seats The Quota for NRI, OCI, PIO, Foreign Candidate Minority Quota
Government Institutions 85% 10% 5% Nil
Government Aided Institutions 85% 10% 5% Nil
Government Aided Minority Institutions 35% 10% 5% 50%
University Department/Course (Government Aided) 85% 10% 5% Nil 

Exam Dates

The Department of Technical Education releases the exam notification the official website of the exam. Make sure to go through the dates so that you wouldn't miss out on any of the important events.

  • Application Form: The application form for 3 years LLB course will be available on the official website from 16th April 2019 and the last date to complete the registration process is 16th May 2019.
  • Admit Card: The admit card for 3 years LLB course will be available from 11th April 2019 on the official website.
  • Result Date: After the successful completion of the examination the result will be announced on the official website on 7th May 2019
  • Counselling: Once the results are out the shortlisted candidates will be called for the next round of the selection process, which is the Counselling. Counselling for the admissions to the Law course starts on 6th June 2019.

The list of MH CET Law 2019 Important Dates are given in the table below:

Exam Dates of MH CET Law
Important Events Dates for BA LLB (5 years) Dates for LLB (3 years)
Application Form Start Date January 28, 2019 February 16, 2019
Application Form Finish Date March 18, 2019 April 22, 2019
Admit Card Release Date April 10, 2019 May 10, 2019
MAH CET 2019 Exam April 21, 2019 June 1, 2019
Release of Results May 13, 2019 June 17, 2019
Counselling Start Date June 7, 2019 June 7, 2019
Counselling End Date The first week of October 2019 The first week of November 2019
Commencement of Classes November 2019

Eligibility Criteria

The Department of Technical Education has set up some criteria for taking the exam. Check out the eligibility criteria and make sure that you clear them before registering for the exam.

  • Education Qualification: The candidate has to score at least 45% from a recognized Central/ State board in his/her 10+2 exam for 5 years BA LLB programme and for the 3 years LLB programme, the candidate must have a graduation/ post graduation degree from a recognized university or institution.
Academic Qualification for various courses in MH CET Law
Course Criteria
BA LLB (5 years) Course Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from any recognized board
Applicants must have 45% in the qualifying exam and 40% for reserved categories
LLB (3 years) Course Candidate must hold the graduate or post graduate degree from any recognized institution in any stream
Aspirants must have 45% in the qualifying exam and 40% for reserved categories
  • Nationality: Candidates need to be the citizen of India to be eligible for applying in the MH CET Law exam.
  • Age limit: As per the MH CET Law notification, there is no maximum age limit to qualify for MH CET Law 2019 Eligibility Criteria.
  • Final Year: Candidates who are pursuing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the MH CET Law exam.

Application Form

Candidates who wish to take the exam can register for the exam from the official website. Make sure to fill the application form before the deadline. 

  • Available: MH CET Law 2019 application form is available on the official website from January 28, 2019 and the last date to fill the application form is April 22, 2019.
  • Payment: MH CET 2019 application fee is paid online from any one of the means which include Credit/Debit Card, Internet Banking, Mobile Wallets. The fee is different for different category students.
Category wise Application Fee for MH CET Law
Category Application Fee (INR)
General Category from Maharashtra State, All Candidates belonging to Outside Maharashtra State (OMS/All India Candidature), J & K Migrant 800
Reserved Category of Backward Class Categories [SC, ST, VJ/DT- NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only Reserved category 400
  • Uploading Documents: After entering all the details candidates are required to scan and upload the signature and coloured photograph of the candidate. The size of the photograph should be between 20kb and 50 kb, while the size of the signature should be between 10kb and 20 kb.
  • Submission: Before submitting the application form candidates need to recheck all the details because once it is submitted it cannot be changed.
  • Admit Card: After filing the MH CET Law 2019 Application Form details on the official website, candidates should check regularly for the release of the Admit Card.

Admit Card

The admit card is the most important document for the exam. Without the admit card the candidate will be stopped from taking the exam.

  • Download: Admit card will not be sent from the post, it will available only on the official website and the candidate can download MH CET Law 2019 admit card from the official site.
  • Credentials: Candidates need to enter their application number and the date of birth to access their MH CET Law admit card.
  • Documents: In the examination, the day candidate needs to carry MH CET Law 2019 admit card along with valid identity proof. The ID proof can be a PAN card or Aadhar Card. 
  • Information: The admit card contains the details of the exam centre, exam date & timing, candidates name & roll number which is printed on the admit card. It also contains the rules and regulations that the candidate has to follow, printed on it.

Exam Centres

The Department of Technical Education (DTE) has set up centres across India for the candidates to take the exam.

  • Centres: The MH CET Law 2019 exam will be conducted in the state of Maharashtra at multiple exam centres.
  • Own Preference: The candidates will be provided with the provision of selecting three of their preferred MH CET Law 2019 Exam Centres while filling up the application form.
  • Venue: Details of the examination venue, address and timings will be clearly mentioned on the admit card.
Exam Centres for MH CET Law
Cities States
Ahmedabad Gujarat
Akola Maharashtra
Amravati Maharashtra
Ahmednagar Maharashtra
Aurangabad Maharashtra
Beed Maharashtra
Bhandara Maharashtra
Buldhana Maharashtra
Bangalore Karnataka
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
Chandrapur Maharashtra
Dhule Maharashtra
Delhi New Delhi
Gadchiroli Maharashtra
Gondia Maharashtra
Gandhinagar Gujarat
Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh
Hingoli Maharashtra
Jalgaon Maharashtra
Jaipur Rajasthan
Jammu, Samba Jammu & Kashmir
Kolhapur Maharashtra
Kalyan- Dombivali Maharashtra
Kolkata West Bengal
Latur Maharashtra
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Mumbai Maharashtra
Mumbai – Suburban Western Maharashtra
Mumbai – Suburban Central Maharashtra
Nagpur Maharashtra
Nanded Maharashtra
Nandurbar Maharashtra
Nasik Maharashtra
New Mumbai Maharashtra
Palghar Maharashtra
Parbani Maharashtra
Pune Maharashtra
Panaji Goa
Patna Bihar
Ratnagiri Maharashtra
Rasayani Maharashtra
Raipur Chattisgarh
Ranchi Jharkhand
Sangli Maharashtra
Satara Maharashtra
Shegaon Maharashtra
Sindudurga Maharashtra
Solapur Maharashtra
Thane Maharashtra
Wardha Maharashtra
Washim Maharashtra
Yavatmal Maharashtra
Vasai -Virar Maharashtra

Exam Pattern

Candidates should have an understanding of the exam pattern to do well in the exam.

  • Mode of Exam: The MH CET Law 2019 Exam will be in online mode and will be in two languages i.e. English and Marathi language. 
  • Timing: The MH CET LAW 2019 Exam Pattern allows the candidates to write the exam for 2 hours. 
  • Marking Scheme: In MH CET Law 2019 MCQ based question will come having maximum marks of 150 and there will be no negative marks for the wrong answer.

The table given below contains the section-wise distribution of questions and marks for BA LLB (5 years) exam:

BA LLB (5 years) Exam Pattern for MH CET Law
Section name Number of Questions Total marks
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning 40 40
General Knowledge with current affairs 30 30
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 40 40
English 30 30
Mathematical Aptitude 10 10
Total 150 150

The table given below contains the section-wise distribution of questions and marks in LLB (3 years) exam:

LLB (3 years) Exam Pattern for MH CET Law
Name of the section Total number of questions Total marks
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning 30 30
General Knowledge and current affairs 40 40
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 30 30
English 50 50
Total 150 150



The syllabus for the 3 years course is different from the 5 years course. Make sure to go through the whole syllabus so that you wouldn't miss out on any of the topics.

  • Topics: The MH CET Law 2019 Syllabus includes Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical Skills, General Knowledge, English, Basic Mathematics.
  • Alert: As every year the examination authority makes changes in the syllabus so the candidate is advised to check the official notification for the syllabus.
  • Books: There are a lot of books to refer for the examination which has been referred by the authority.

The complete syllabus for the MH CET Law is given in the table below:

MH CET Law Exam Syllabus
Subject Topics to Study
Legal Aptitude This section tests the candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions are framed with the help of legal prepositions and a set of facts to which the said propositions have to be applied. Some prepositions may not be true in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the truth of these prepositions and answer the question drawing well-supported conclusions.
General Knowledge with Current Affairs In these sections, topics such as History, Geography, General Science, Economics, Civics, Current Affairs of the past year are asked. The subject assesses the knowledge of the candidate in recent happening as well as awareness of the world.
Logical & Analytical Reasoning Logical Reasoning: In this subject, candidates are tested on their ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It includes a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, completing arguments, drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, applying principles or rules.
Analytical Reasoning: In this subject, candidates are evaluated on their ability to understand the structure of a relationship and to draw logical conclusions about the structures. It includes reasoning deductively from a set of statements and rules of principles that describe the relationship among persons, things or events.
English Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies etc)
Proficiency (Idioms and phrases, one-word substitutions, sentence improvement  and rearrangement, fill in the blanks etc)
English usage errors (common errors, spotting errors, inappropriate usages of words, spelling mistakes etc.)
English comprehension with a minimum of two passages followed by 5-10 questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.
Basic Mathematics Questions in these sections are from Class 10 and Class 12 levels of various topics including profit and loss, speed and distance, time and work, algebra, average, permutation and combustion, Venn diagrams.

How to Prepare for MH CET Law?

If you are preparing for MH CET Law or any other entrance exam for that matter you need to possess three most important characteristics. They are the determination, patience and perseverance. You should be strong in your determination to achieve your goal (which in this case is cracking the MH CET Law exam), you should have enormous amounts of patience to go through all of the stages to achieve success (which in this case is exam preparation), and finally, you need to be perseverant enough to not give up on your end goal when faced with failures and difficulties. If you are able to muster these three characteristics you are ready to face any exam. Now follow the tips given below to prepare well for the exam.

Creating your own Preparation Schedule

You should be creating your own preparation schedule. This way you could allow the best time for your preparation without any distractions from the outside world. A good preparation schedule should contain an abundant time for all of the topics in the syllabus along with time for solving various sample test papers. While preparing the schedule one of the most important things to keep in mind is giving enough and meaningful breaks in between study sessions. These will help you to refresh and invigorate your interest in preparation. Don't stop following the preparation schedule until you have cracked the exam.

Time Management

Time management is a huge issue in MH CET Law because you have to answer 150 questions in a matter of 2 hours. On average you should be answering more than 1 question per minute. So the best way to approach this exam is by making sure that you use the 2 hours in the best way possible. This means you need to start answering the sections which you are sure that will be completed fast enough. When you complete these sections with some time remaining then you could transfer that to the other sections so that you will be having some extra time to work on the tougher sections. Also, make sure that when you are answering the sections you are accurate enough so that you wouldn't be looking back at them in doubt, which will only be more time-consuming.

Section wise Preparation

There are five main sections in this exam to prepare for. They are:

  • General Knowledge: Make a habit of reading daily newspapers and magazines. This will increase your general awareness and current affairs, which is a crucial part of this section.
  • Legal Aptitude: This section will test your interest in law. You need to have an in-depth knowledge of various laws and acts by preparing from the various law books.
  • Logical Reasoning: This section is practice intense and the candidate needs to practice as many sample questions from this section as possible. 
  • English: For this section mainly focus on building your reading skills. You can retain a lot from reading extensively. Thus it will build your basic English grammar and other stuff.
  • Mathematics: This section mostly consists of mathematics problems from the 10th class NCERT books. So make sure to go through those mathematics textbooks to prepare for the exam.

Reference Books

Candidates are advised to follow the below-mentioned Reference Books for the examination:

  • Objective General Knowledge Chapter-Wise Collection of 2750+Q 
  • Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and Other Law Entrance Examinations: A Workbook
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning 
  • Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and General Mental Ability for Civil Services Preliminary Examination
  • General English for All Competitive Examinations (Old Edition)
  • English Grammar & Composition Very Useful for All Competitive Examinations
  • Quickest Mathematics: Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability Useful for all Competitive Exams.


The result of the MH CET Law 2019 will be in the form of a list. Candidates need to check their name in the list which will be posted on the official website of the exam.

  • Available: The MH CET Law 2019 Result will be available on the official website on 7th May 2019.
  • Merit List: A  merit list will be prepared based on the score of the candidates in MH CET 2019 examination. Depending on the merit list the candidates counselling process for admission to the courses will take place.
  • Scorecard: Candidates are advised to retain multiple photocopies of the scorecard until the admission process is over.

Cut Off

The cutoff is the minimum score that a candidate should get in order to be qualified for the further selection procedure. The factors through which the MH CET Law cutoff is calculated is given below:

  • Number of Candidates appeared for MH CET Law exam
  • No of candidates passed the exam
  • The difficulty level of question paper
  • Number of vacancy for this exam


The State Council Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra holds the counselling process for the MH CET Law. It is done through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP).

  • Counselling: The candidates who are cleared the examination will be allowed to attend the MH CET Law 2019 Counselling on 6th June 2019.
  • Allotment: If the cut-off is clear by the candidates they can register themselves for the counselling. Seat allotment process takes place through online mode by means of Centralised Admission Process (CAP).
  • Marking Preferred colleges: Candidates who are applying for online counselling process can choose between Freeze and Float options to mark preferred colleges. By paying the counselling registration fees candidates can register themselves for the counselling process.
  • Preferred Colleges: Participating candidates are advised to use Freeze and Float options to mark preferred colleges.

Seats and Reservation

Reservation scheme is defined for governing the admission process in MH CET law colleges admission. The rule is uniformly applicable to Government, aided professional educational institutions and aided undergraduate degree departments/ courses in law in non- agricultural universities.

Highlights of MHCET 2019  reservation policy:

  • 85% of seats are laterally reserved for students of the state of Maharashtra in all the Government/Government aided/ Government aided minority institutions/ University department/ courses.
  • 10% of seats are reserved laterally for students from all over the country in all the Government/Government aided/ Government aided minority institutions/ University department/ courses.
  • 5% seats are reserved under the NRI/OCI/PIO quota for foreign nationals or Indian candidates with foreign nationality in all the Government/Government aided/ Government aided minority institutions/ University department/ courses.
  • In unaided institutes, there is no minority quota and 65% seats are reserved for students of Maharashtra state.
  • In unaided minority institutes, 51% of seats are reserved for minority candidates.
  • 20% of seats are directly reserved for NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign candidates in all the unaided institutes. This includes the 5% quota defined for NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign candidates.

The following percentage of seats will be reserved for each of these categories:

Category wise reservation for MH CET Law
Category Total Seats
OBC 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
General 49.5%

MH CET Law Paper Analysis

Given below is an analysis of the MH CET Law 2018 exam paper. 

  • Overall Difficulty level: The candidates who wrote MH CET Law 2018 felt that the difficulty level of the examination was a mixture of Moderate to Tough.
  • Time limit problem: Candidates felt difficult to complete the Mathematics in the given time compared to the others.
MH CET Law Paper Analysis
Subjects No of questions Difficulty Level 
Mathematics 10 Moderate to difficult
General Knowledge 30 Moderate
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 40 Moderate to easy
English 30 Moderately Difficult
Legal Aptitude and Reasoning 40 Moderate

Contact Details

In case you are facing any discrepancies at any stage of the exam make sure to contact the conducting authorities. The contact information of the exam authorities is given below:


Directorate Of Technical Education,

Maharashtra State, Mumbai 3,

Mahapalika Marg, Post Box No.1967, 

Opp. Metro Cinema, Mumbai - 400 001 


(022) 2264 1150, 2264 1151, 2262 0601, 2269 0602 


(022) 2269 2102, 2269 0007



Q. Can a candidate from the final year of graduation apply for the MH CET Law?

Ans. Yes. Candidates on their final year of graduation can apply for the MH CET Law provided that they clear all of their backlogs before the admission procedure. 

Q. Can I edit my information in the application form after I have submitted it?

Ans. No. MH CET Law doesn't provide any of the chance to edit the information after they have submitted the application form. Thus, the candidates have to be extra careful while filling up the form and submitting it.

Q. What are the languages that the MH CET Law can be taken in?

Ans. The conducting body for the exam has made it a bilingual exam. Hence, the MH CET Law can be taken in both the English and Marathi languages.

Q. What is the general exam pattern for MH CET Law?

Ans. The MH CET Law exam consists of 150 questions that are to be answered in a time span of 2 hours. Each correct answer is awarded one mark and there are no negative marks. 

Q. What is the tie-breaking criteria in MH CET Law?

Ans. In case there is a tie in the preparation of merit list then it is resolved by giving the better rank to the candidate who has scored higher marks in the qualifying exam.

Q. How to see whether the registration process for MH CET Law is successful?

Ans. When the registration number and password are generated successfully and sent to you by email, then it is the sign of successful registration for the exam. 

Q. Can the application fee be paid through offline mode?

Ans. No. The application fee can be paid only through the online mode. The fee can be paid through the Credit/Debit Cards (Visa/ RuPay/ Master Card/ Maestro), Internet Banking, Mobile Wallets. Service charges may be applicable upon them.

Q. Do I have to flexibility to move across the questions in the MH CET Law?

Ans. Yes. Candidates can jump around from one question to another at their will in the exam, as it is an online based exam and provides a panel for the various sections and questions.

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Colleges which accept [MH CET LAW]

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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2030
14 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility: Student above 18 and having passed MH CET LAW or another entrance test like JEE. I took MH-CET entrance exam. The typical cutoff was 132.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2017
03 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

12 pass and base on MH CET LAW exam and cut off is 95.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Computer Science), batch of 2020
17 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The entrance exam for this college is MH CET Law.

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Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [BA LLB], batch of 2018
27 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidate must clear the MH CET LAW exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute.

Discussion Forum

Admissions to Central India College of Law for LLB MH CET Law

I want to take admission in Central India College of Law for LLB (Hons). Is it necessary to attempt for MH CET Law?

Asked By: Mable Alex,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you are expected to attempt for MH CET Law for enrolling yourself to LLB at Central India College of Law.

You need to clear MH CET Law with good marks to be eligible for admissions to any law college under MH CET Law.

Reference Books for MH CET Law

What all can I use for Reference while preparing for MH CET Law? What would actually help me out?

Asked By: Nabila M Amar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

For a book to actually be of any help to you, you understand the content of the book itself.

Some books may explain it in a certain way to you and the same will be written in another book in an entirely different manner.

If you are looking for General Reference Books for the preparation to MH CET Law, you can look into the list given in the following link:

The exam summary for the MH CET Law

What is the exam summary for the MH CET Law 2017?

Asked By: Divya R,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Exam Summary is:

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Conducting Authority

Government of Maharashtra

Course offered


Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test For Law

The participating colleges for the MH CET Law

What are all the participating colleges for the MH CET Law 2017?

Asked By: Ziya V,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The participating colleges for the MH CET Law include:

  • University of Mumbai
  • ILS Law College
  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU)
  • Manikchand Pahade Law College, Aurangabad
  • Government Law College (GLC)
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College
  • Central India College of Law
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial College of Law Dhule
  • SVKM's Pravin Gandhi College of Law
  • D.E.S's Navalmal Firodia Law College
  • N S Law CollegeSangli
  • Dayanand College of Law, Latur
  • Rizvi Law College
  • P.E.S.'s Modern Law College
  • Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh College of Law, Amravati
  • Shri Shivaji Law College, Nanded
  • KC Law College
  • A.K.K. New Law Academy
  • Navjeevan Law College, Nashik
  • Vivekanand Education Society's, College of Law
  • PDEA Law College.

About MH CET Law

What are all the Important things to know about the MH CET Law 2017?

Asked By: Harsha B,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law (MH CET Law 2017) is a state level entrance examination for law students conducted by the Government of Maharashtra.MH CET Law exam is organized for those students looking for admissions in LL.B (Three Year) and LL.B (Integrated-Five Year) programs offered by the colleges across Maharashtra. On the basis of the MH CET Law scores, many law colleges across Maharashtra offer admission to students into the law courses.