MH CET Law 2024: Exam Overview

Name of exam

MH CET Law 2024

Full form

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Law

Exam Level

State level

Courses offered

3-year LLB and 5-year LLB courses

Conducting by

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra

Application Mode

Online

MH CET Law 2024 Exam Dates

Given below are some important exam dates for MH CET Law 2024. Please note that these days are tentative and are subject to change.

Details

Dates (5-year LLB)

Dates (3-year LLB)

Application form 

1st week of January 2024

1st week of January 2024

Last date to apply

4th week of January 2024

4th week of January 2024

Last date for corrections

1st week of February 2024

1st week of February 2024

Admit Card

1st week of May 2024

1st week of March 2024

Exam Date

7th to 8th May 2024

11th to 13th March 2024

Result Declared

4th week of May 2024

4th week of March 2024

Counselling

June 2024

April 2024

MH CET Law 2024: Eligibility Criteria

Before filling up the MH CET Law application form, aspirants must meet the MH CET Law eligibility criterion. Check out the qualifying criteria for MH CET Law 2024 admission to both 5-year LLB and 3-year LLB courses below

5-year LLB Course

  • Class (10+2) pass from a recognized board.
  • General category students must have a minimum of 45% in Class (10+2).
  • SC/ST applicants must have at least 40% in their Class (10+2).
  • VJNT, SBC, and OBC students must have a minimum of 42% in Class (10+2).

3-year LLB Course

  • Graduation from a recognized institution or university in any field.
  • General category students must have a minimum of 45% in their graduation exam.
  • SC/ST applicants must have at least 40% in their graduation exam.
  • VJNT, SBC, and OBC students must have a minimum of 42% in their graduation exam.

MH CET Law 2024: Exam Pattern

The following is the exam pattern for the MH CET Law 2024 exam.

Item

Details

Mode of exam

Online

Language

English and Marathi

Type of question paper

Multiple choice question based (MCQs)

Total number of questions

150 questions

Duration of exam

120 minutes (2 hours)

Total marks

150 marks

Marking scheme

One mark for each correct answer

Negative marking

No negative marking

MH CET Law 2024: Syllabus

Candidates studying for the MH CET Law 2024 exam should be familiar with the exam syllabus. The MH CET Law curriculum will assist students in understanding the themes on which questions will be asked. The sections in MH CET Law for 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB include:

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs and General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Basic Mathematics (only in 5-year LLB)

Some preparation tips for each subject are given below.

English Language

The questions in the English Language portion are designed to evaluate basic grammatical abilities and vocabulary. Some of the questions will follow a pattern of comprehension passages followed by objective-type questions. In addition, some simple questions about synonyms, antonyms, and mistake detection will be asked. 

Students can prepare for the MH CET Law English portion by practicing grammar and comprehension abilities. Reading comprehension problems often take more time, thus one must practice reading and understanding speed. Reading newspapers, editorials, and legal publications on a regular basis is always suggested.

Some important topics for the English section are given below.

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Proficiency
  • English Usage errors
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One Word Substitutions
  • English Comprehension
  • Spotting errors
  • Spelling mistakes

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

When it comes to current affairs and GK, it’s very important to have a decent knowledge of current events happening around the world. It is also advised to research current events from the last six months. Newspaper reading and a rudimentary understanding of history, politics, economics, and the environment are also essential for passing the general knowledge part.

Some important topics for the Current Affairs section are given below.

  • History (ancient, medieval, and modern)
  • General Science
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Current Affairs of the past year.

Legal Reasoning

Legal reasoning is one of the most important portions of MH CET Law 2024. It tests the candidate's aptitude and ability to detect arguments and make conclusions using legal concepts. Students should stay current on legal issues from the previous six months and supplement them with a core understanding of the subject. There is no need to study law in depth because the component merely tests fundamental knowledge.

Some important topics for the Legal Reasoning section are given below.

  • Indian Constitution
  • Family Law
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Law of Torts
  • Important Landmark
  • Supreme Court Judgement
  • Legal Fundamentals and Terms
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Legal Maxims

Logical Reasoning

The logical reasoning part will include questions on fundamental logical thinking. This area is dominated by riddles, blood ties, age, analogies, and coding-decoding. Candidates should practice a variety of problems and prepare for each area of logical and analytical reasoning. Regular practice is required for the entire subject of logical and analytical reasoning.

Some important topics for the Logical Reasoning section are given below.

  • Wide analogies
  • Drawing well-supported conclusions
  • Reasoning by analogy
  • Completing arguments
  • Applying principles or rules
  • Relationships and drawing logical conclusions
  • Sets of statements

Basic Mathematics (only in 5-year LLB)

This portion will include ten questions and can be a high-scoring segment for pupils with basic arithmetic abilities. Only questions about profit-and-loss, interest, math, time and distance, probability, and so on are posed. These subjects can be prepared by keeping to the fundamental principles (Class 10th equivalent) and constantly practicing the questions.

Some important topics for the Basic Mathematic section are given below.

  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Speed and Distance
  • Algebra
  • Venn Diagram

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Preparation Material for MH CET Law 2024

Section-wise study material for MH CET Law preparation is given in the table below.

Subject

Book and author

English Language

MH CET Law (English) Guide by Arihant Experts.

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

Yearly General Knowledge Book by Pearson.

Daily Newspapers such as the Telegraph, the Hindu, and Economic Times.

Legal Reasoning

Legal Awareness and Reasoning by A P Bhardwaj.

LST’s Legal Reasoning Module.

Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning for CLAT, AILET, LSAT India, SLAT, and other law entrance exams by Universal Publications.

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.

Mathematics

Taxman’s Mathematics for CLAT by Shailesh Kumar.

Class 10th NCERT Maths textbook.

MH CET Law 2024: Section-wise question distribution

Section

5-year LLB 

3-year LLB

Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning

40

30

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

30

40

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

40

30

English

30

50

Basic Mathematics

10

-

Total

150

150

MH CET Law 2024: Preparation Tips

Some preparation tips for the exam are given below.

  • Examine the whole syllabus and prepare a study plan accordingly.
  • Make a schedule for your study and stick to it.
  • Make an effort not to skip any topics.
  • Clear your fundamentals by solving sample papers and practice tests.
  • Allow at least one to two weeks for revision.

Steps for MH CET Law 2024 Application Form

The MH CET Law Application Form 2024 will be available on the MH CET Cell's official website in February and March 2024 for 5-year LLB and 3-year LLB programs. Step-by-step instructions to fill out the application are given below. 

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of CET Cell Maharashtra - https://cetcell.mahacet.org/
  • Step 2: Press the “CET Exam Portal” button.
  • Step 3: Click on the 3-yr LLB / 5-yr LLB tab as per your requirement.
  • Step 4: If you have not yet registered for the MH CET exam, click on the "New Registration" page. Candidates who have already registered on the MAH CET Cell portal should choose the "Already Registered" option. 
  • Step 5: Fill in your personal and permanent address information, as well as your email address and cellphone number.
  • Step 6: To finish the registration process, create a password and enter the security PIN.
  • Step 7: Once logged in, fill out the form and attach a passport-sized photo of yourself as well as a scanned copy of your signature. (20 KB to 50 KB file size for photo and 10 KB to 20 KB for signature in jpg/ jpeg format.)
  • Step 8: Pay the application fees and the save application form for future reference.

MH CET Law 2024: Admit Card

The MH CET Law admit card 2024 will be published separately for the 5-year LLB entrance exam and the 3-year LLB entrance exam. The admission card for each course's entrance exam will be available 5-7 days before the start date. See the instructions below on how to download the admit card.

  • Visit the Maha CET Cell's official website - cetcell.mahacet.org

  • Select the MAH CET LLB 5-year LLB / 3-year LLB tab.

  • Select the View / Print Admit Card option.

  • To download the admission card, enter your registration number and date of birth.

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MH CET Law 2024: Result

Your MH CET Law score will decide which of the participating universities will accept you for admission. The MH CET Law result is expected to be released in June 2024. Once the results are out you can check your results by following these steps:

  • Visit the MAH CET Cell website - cetcell.mahacet.org
  • Click on the MAH LLB 5-year / 3-year LLB tab (pick the course for which you wish to see the results). 
  • Select the Download Score Card option. 
  • Enter your MH CET Law application number, date of birth, and the security PIN that was provided. 
  • The screen will display your MH CET Law scorecard.
  • Save the scorecard for future reference.

MH CET Law 2024: Counseling

The MH CET Law 2024 counseling will take place in numerous phases using a Centralised Admission Process (CAP). Candidates must fill out the CAP registration form (same as the MH CET Law counseling registration form) and pick the colleges to which they want to be admitted for each MH CET CAP cycle. Merit lists will be produced based on the marks obtained by candidates in the exam and CAP registration for various rounds. 

The counseling will be held separately for the three-year and five-year courses. It will begin in June/July 2024 via online mode. The candidates will be shortlisted based on their rank and the availability of seats. 

Applicants will also be needed to provide certain documents during the counseling procedure, such as

  • Class 12th mark sheet/certificate

  • MH CET Law Admit Card

  • MH CET Law Result

  • Date of Birth Certificate

  • Caste certificate (If applicable)

  • Passing Certificate

  • Transfer certificate

Top Law Colleges Accepting MH CET Law Scores

The MH CET Law results are acknowledged by over 150 legal schools in Maharashtra. The participating institutions in MH CET Law provide around 11,000 seats in 5-year LLB and 16,000 seats in 3-year LLB, ensuring that everyone has a fair opportunity to pursue a preferred LLB study. Some of the top colleges are listed below. 

  • University of Mumbai Law Academy, Mumbai.
  • Government Law College, Churchgate.
  • SVKM's Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai.
  • Amolakchand Law College, Yavatmal.
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth's New Law College, Sangli.
  • Dr. DY Patil Law College, Pune.
  • GLC Mumbai - Government Law College, Mumbai.
  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur
  • Marathwada Mitra Mandal's Law College, Pune
  • SNDT Women University, Mumbai

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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration for the MH CET Law for the academic year 2024-25 will begin in January 2024.

The specific date has yet to be determined, although the exam is typically held in June.

No, there is no negative marking in MH CET for incorrect answers. So try to attempt all the questions in the exam.

Once the application process begins, you can apply online at the CET Cell, Maharashtra's official website - cetcell.mahacet.org.

Applicants applying for the MH CET must pay an application processing fee of Rs. 800 (Rs. 400 for Maharashtra's reserved category applicants).

Yes, individuals from all around India are eligible to apply for the MH CET Law Exam. The exam is not restricted to Maharashtra residents.