Get admission into the top law colleges/institutions in the state of Maharashtra with the help of MH CET Law 2020. The Department of Technical Education (DTE) conducted the MH CET 2020 exam on April 24, 2020. 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.
- Introduction to MH CET Law
- Courses Offered
- Exam Dates
- Eligibility Criteria
- Application Form
- Admit Card
- Exam Centres
- Exam Pattern
- How to Prepare for MH CET Law?
- MH CET Law Paper Analysis
- Contact Details
- Related Exams
Introduction to MH CET
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law (MH CET Law 2020) 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 2020.
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 2020. 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 2020 syllabus includes Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and English.
MH CET Law 2020 Highlights
|MH CET Law 2020 Examination Overview|
|Exam Name||Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for LAW.|
|Acronym||MH CET LAW 2020|
|Conducted By||Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Exam Type||Objective (MCQs)|
(+)1 Mark for each correct response
No Negative marking.
|Language||English and Marathi|
April 24, 2020 (5 years LLB)
The list of courses offered by the MH CET Law are given in the table below:
|BA LLB||5 Years|
The seat matrix for each of the institute types are given in the table below:
|Type of Institute||No. of Seats-As % of Sanctioned Intake|
|Maharashtra State Candidates||All India Seats||The Quota for NRI, OCI, PIO, Foreign Candidate||Minority Quota|
|Government Aided Institutions||85%||10%||5%||Nil|
|Government Aided Minority Institutions||35%||10%||5%||50%|
|University Department/Course (Government Aided)||85%||10%||5%||Nil|
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 5 years LLB course will be available on the official website from January 14, 2020 and the last date to complete the registration process is March 14, 2020.
- Admit Card: The admit card for 5 years LLB course will be available from April 14, 2020.
- Result Date: After the successful completion of the examination the result will be announced on the official website on May 14, 2020 .
- 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 May 21, 2020
The list of tentative MH CET Law 2020 Important Dates are given in the table below:
|Important Events||Dates for BA LLB (5 years)||Dates for LLB (3 years)|
|Application Form Start Date||January 14, 2020||April 21, 2020|
|Application Form Finish Date||March 14, 2020||May 21, 2020|
|Admit Card Release Date||April 14, 2020||June 6, 2020|
|MAH CET 2020 Exam||April 24, 2020||June 21, 2020|
|Release of Results||May 14, 2020||June 28, 2020|
|Counselling Start Date||May 21, 2020||JULY 3, 2020|
|Counselling End Date||The first week of October 2020||The first week of November 2020|
|Commencement of Classes||November 2020|
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.
|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 2020 Eligibility Criteria.
- Final Year: Candidates who are pursuing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the MH CET Law exam.
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 2020 application form is available on the official website from January 14, 2020 and the last date to fill the application form is March 14, 2020.
- Payment: MH CET 2020 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||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 2020 Application Form details on the official website, candidates should check regularly for the release of the 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 2020 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 2020 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.
The Department of Technical Education (DTE) has set up centres across India for the candidates to take the exam.
- Centres: The MH CET Law 2020 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 2020 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.
|Jammu, Samba||Jammu & Kashmir|
|Mumbai – Suburban Western||Maharashtra|
|Mumbai – Suburban Central||Maharashtra|
Candidates should have an understanding of the exam pattern to do well in the exam.
- Mode of Exam: The MH CET Law 2020 Exam will be in online mode and will be in two languages i.e. English and Marathi language.
- Timing: The MH CET LAW 2020 Exam Pattern allows the candidates to write the exam for 2 hours.
- Marking Scheme: In MH CET Law 2020 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:
|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|
The table given below contains the section-wise distribution of questions and marks in LLB (3 years) exam:
|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|
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 2020 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:
|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 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.
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.
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 2020 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 2020 Result will be available on the official website on 7th May 2020.
- Merit List: A merit list will be prepared based on the score of the candidates in MH CET 2020 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.
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 2020 Counselling on 6th June 2020.
- 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 2020 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:
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.
|Subjects||No of questions||Difficulty Level|
|Mathematics||10||Moderate to difficult|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||40||Moderate to easy|
|Legal Aptitude and Reasoning||40||Moderate|
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.