MH-CET (5 Yr. LLB) 2021: Analysis

MH-CET Law 5-year entrance was conducted on October 8, 2021. Usually, MH-CET is the first law entrance of the year; but this year, due to the ongoing pandemic, it was one of the last of 2021. The paper saw a marked change in the structure. Instead of sections being clearly defined like previous year, this year paper had only two sections with the second section having questions jumbled from all areas except English. The exam was conducted in two slots like last year to ensure social distancing norms being followed. Some center even reported technical glitches and students had to change systems frequently before the start of the exam, however, there was no time loss.

In total, there were 150 questions across two sections: Section 1 (English) and Section 2.

Given below is the section wise break-up of the paper:

Section

No. of Questions

Section 1 (English)

30

Section 2 (GK, Logic, Legal and Maths)

120

Total

150

Section-wise Analysis

Section I (English):

The section was easy like previous years. The reading comprehension part had two passages: Draft of Indian Constitution and Poets as dreamers. Each passage was followed by 5 questions which were direct and factual. The remaining 20 questions were based on concepts of grammar and vocabulary.

Topic

No. of Questions

Reading Comprehension

10

Fill in the Blanks

2

Sentence Correction

4

Antonyms

3

Synonyms

2

Idioms and Phrases

3

Error Spotting

1

One Word Substitution

1

Definition

1

Analogy

1

Spelling Errors

2

Section II:

Unlike previous years and the pattern given in information brochure, there were no separate sections for Legal Aptitude, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Basic Maths. Instead, they were part of a single section and questions were not in any specific order. This must have surprised the candidates.

While the absence of subject wise section may have surprised the candidates, the section was very easy overall. The section comprised of 120 questions. For a better understanding, lets look at each of the areas in segregation.

General Knowledge

The questions based on general knowledge were fully dominated by static general knowledge. Of the total 30 questions based on General knowledge, 25 were based on static general knowledge and remaining on current affairs.

Legal Aptitude and Reasoning

The questions based on legal aptitude were mostly on legal knowledge with almost 30 questions testing one’s understanding of polity and constitution. A few questions based on Legal Reasoning from Contracts, Torts and Criminal Law were also there in the paper. While the section was all about legal knowledge, the questions were quite easy, and most students will be able to relate to.

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Questions based on reasoning were from varied topics including visual reasoning. A topic-wise breakup of the section is as follows:

Topic

No. of Questions

Statement-Conclusion

3

Syllogisms

1

Analogy

2

Directions

1

Series

6

Coding-Decoding

5

Statement-Assumption

1

Clocks

2

Puzzles (2 sets)

10

Visual Reasoning

2

Blood Relations

3

Odd one out

1

Misc.

3

Basic Mathematics

There were a total of 8 questions based on mathematics which were very easy. One could have easily attempted 9 questions with 100% accuracy.. The topic-wise breakup of the section is as follows:

Topic

No. of Questions

Percentages

2

Divisibility

1

Numbers system

1

Calculation

1

Clocks

2

Overall, the paper was very easy and must have given jitters about the cut-off. The expected cut-offs are:

College

Maharashtra Domicile

Outside Maharashtra

Government Law College, Mumbai

125-130

130+

ILS Law College, Pune

120-125

125+

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