MH CET LAW 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Colleges, Official Website, Latest News

Jul 14, 2021 | Law


Get admission into the top law colleges/institutions in the state of Maharashtra through MH CET LAW 2021. 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. 

Latest Updates:

  • Jul 12, 2021: The last date to apply for the MH CET Law 2021 exam is extended to Jul 20, 2021. Intersted candidates can apply for the same until this date.
  • Jun 28, 2021: The registrations for MH CET Law 2021 start today. Candidates may apply for the exam until Jul 12, 2021. The applications are being accepted for both the 5-year and 3-year LLB programs.


What is MH CET LAW?

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law (MH CET LAW 2021) 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 2021.


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 fulfill 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 2021. Candidates applying for the 3-year program can grab a seat from a total of 15040 seats across 218 colleges affiliated to 12 state universities.

Syllabus: MH CET LAW 2021 syllabus includes Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, and English. 

Candidates interested in pursuing 3 year LLB and 5 year LLB in Maharashtra must appear for the MH CET Law Exam. This exam tests candidates for admission into the above courses. Applicants can visit the official website of the MH CET Law Exam, where they can find the application form for the same. The application for the MH CET Law is done online. After qualifying the MH CET Law 2021 Exam, candidates can apply for admissions into different Law colleges in the state of Maharashtra. Candidates can find more information about the MH CET Law 2021 Exam below.

MH CET LAW 2021 Highlights

MH CET LAW Exam Details
MH CET LAW 2021 Examination Overview
Exam Name Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for LAW.
Acronym MH CET LAW 2021
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

MH CET LAW 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

MH CET LAW 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

MH CET LAW 2021 Exam Dates

The Department of Technical Education releases the exam notification on 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 the third week of March, 2021 tentatively. The candidates will be able to fill it till the third week of April, 2021. 

Admit Card: The admit card for 3 years LLB course will be available on the official website from the first week of May, 2021. 

Result Date: After the successful completion of the examination the result will be announced on the official website soon after the exam.

Counselling: Counselling dates for session 2020 are announced by the authorities, refer MH CET Law Counselling for detailed information.

The list of tentative MH CET LAW 2021 important dates are given in the table below:

Exam Dates of MH CET LAW
Events Dates for 3-year BA LLB  Dates for 5-year BA LLB
Application Form Start Date Jun 28, 2021
Application Form Finish Date Jul 20, 2021
Admit Card Release Date To be announced To be announced
MAH CET 2021 Exam To be announced To be announced
Release of Results To be announced To be announced
Counselling Start Date To be announced To be announced
Counselling End Date To be announced To be announced
Commencement of Classes To be announced

MH CET LAW 2021 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.

MH CET LAW 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. Candidates who are pursuing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the MH CET LAW exam.

Academic Qualification for various courses in MH CET LAW
MH CET LAW Course Eligibility 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


Candidates need to be the citizen of India to be eligible for applying in the MH CET LAW exam. Foreign citizens are not eligible to appear in this exam.

Age limit

As per the MH CET LAW notification, there is no maximum age limit to qualify for MH CET LAW 2021 eligibility criteria.

MH CET LAW 2021 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.

MH CET 2021 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
General category from Maharashtra state, All candidates belonging to Outside Maharashtra State (OMS/All India Candidature), J & K Migrant INR 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 INR 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 2021 application form details on the official website, candidates should check regularly for the release of the admit card.

How to Fill the MH CET LAW 2021 Application Form?

Following are the steps to fill MH CET LAW 2021 Application Form:

Step 1: Go to the website and fill Basic Information

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

Step 3: Fill Education Details (SSC, HSC, Graduation and, or Post-Graduation)

Step 4: Preview the Filled in the Application form

Step 5: Make the Payment using Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card

Step 6: Take a print of the application form and receipt for future reference.

How to Apply for Caste/Tribe Validity Certificate with MH CET LAW Application Form?

In due course with the directions from Hon. Supreme Court, the Caste/Tribe Validity Certificate is an integral document for the admission process in order to benefit the category criteria for all Professional Courses of Maharashtra State. Below mentioned are the detailed guidelines to all the MH CET Law 2021 concerned candidates and it is an appeal to them to follow the following steps for completing the process of filling in and submitting the application for securing the Caste Validity which can be used in further process.

Step 1: Go to the concerned website of CCVIS

Step 2: Click on the login button given on the left side of the page

Step 3: Click on New Registration.

Step 4: A new window will open, fill in the details in it. 

Step 5: Create a Profile

Step 6: Apply for Caste/Tribe Certificate

MH CET LAW 2021 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. The 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 2021 admit card from the official site. Candidates need to enter their application number and the date of birth to access their MH CET LAW admit card. In the examination, the day candidate needs to carry MH CET LAW 2021 admit card along with valid identity proof. The ID proof can be a PAN card or Aadhar card.

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.

Steps to download the MH CET LAW 2021 Admit Card

Step 1: Go to the website of MH CET LAW

Step 2: Click on the Admit Card Link

Step 3: Use your credentials to log in

Step 4: Admit Card will appear, review and download it.

Step 5: Take a print of your MH CET LAW Admit Card

MH CET LAW 2021 Exam Centres

The Department of Technical Education (DTE) has set up centres across India for the candidates to take the exam. The MH CET LAW 2021 exam will be conducted in the state of Maharashtra at multiple exam centres along with a few centres in other states. The candidates will be provided with the provision of selecting three of their preferred MH CET LAW 2021 exam centres while filling up the application form.

Details of the examination venue, address, and timings will be clearly mentioned on the admit card. Candidates are suggested to locate their centre/venue at least a day before the exam in order to avoid any hassle.

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

MH CET LAW 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates should have an understanding of the exam pattern to do well in the exam. The MH CET LAW 2021 exam will be in online mode and will be in two languages i.e. English and Marathi language. The MH CET LAW 2021 exam pattern allows the candidates to write the exam for 2 hours.

Marking Scheme: In MH CET LAW 2021 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

MH CET LAW 2021 Syllabus

MH CET LAW 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.

The MH CET LAW 2021 syllabus includes Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical Skills, General Knowledge, English, Basic Mathematics.

As every year the examination authority makes changes in the syllabus so the candidate is advised to check the official notification for the syllabus. There are a lot of books to refer for the examination which has been referred by the authority, refer to the reference book section to know more.

The complete syllabus for the MH CET LAW is given below:

  • Legal Aptitude Syllabus

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.

  • 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.

  • English
  • Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies etc)
  • Proficiency (Idioms and phrases, one-word substitutions, sentence improvement and rearrangement, fill in the blanks etc)
  • English comprehension with a minimum of two passages followed by 5-10 questions that test reading and reasoning abilities. 
  • 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.

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 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 the 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 in 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: This section mainly focuses 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.

MH CET LAW Mock Test

An official MH CET LAW mock test is available for the registered candidates. Candidates have to use login credentials to access the mock test. If you are appearing for any exam, mock tests are the most substantial resource to have an insight over exam preparation.

To access the official MH CET LAW Mock Test, candidates have to go to official website of MH CET, the go to the Law Section. Candidates then will be required to select their course (5 year/3 year). A course-wise MH CET LAW Page will appear on the screen. Select the MH CET LAW Mock test option, enter your Roll Number/Application Number/Date of Birth, the mock test will start. 

MH CET LAW 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.

MH CET LAW 2021 Result

The result of the MH CET LAW 2021 will be in the form of a list. Candidates need to check their names in the list which will be posted on the official website of the exam. The MH CET LAW 2021 result will be available on the official website. Candidates are advised to retain multiple photocopies of the scorecard until the admission process is over.

MH CET LAW Merit List: A merit list will be prepared based on the score of the candidates in MH CET 2021 examination. Depending on the merit list the candidates counselling process for admission to the courses will take place.

MH CET Law 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

MH CET LAW 2021 Counselling

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). The candidates who clear the examination will be allowed to attend the MH CET LAW 2021 counselling, as per the schedule. The dates can be changed and will be notified on this page.

MH CET Law 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 the 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.

MH CET LAW 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 2021 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:

Address: Directorate Of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, Mumbai 3, Mahapalika Marg, Post Box No.1967, Opp. Metro Cinema, Mumbai - 400 001

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

Fax: (022) 2269 2102, 2269 0007



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

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

Can I edit my information in the MH CET Law application form after I have submitted it?

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.

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

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.

What is the general exam pattern for MH CET Law?

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.

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

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.

How to see whether the registration process for MH CET Law is successful or not?

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.

Can the MH CET Law application fee be paid through offline mode?

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.

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

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. Candidates are free to solve questions in any way.

Is there negative marking for the MH CET Law Exam?

No. There is no negative marking for the MH CET Law Exam. Candidates will be awarded one mark for every correct answer and there is no penalty for wrong answers.

What is the duration of the MH CET Law Exam?

The MH CET Law Exam is of 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes. Candidates can read more about the MH CET Law Exam Pattern above.


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