What is MH CET for Law

MH CET, also called Maharashtra Law CET is a state-level entrance test for the purpose of getting admission in the law courses. It is conducted for both 3-year and 5-year law courses. State Common Entrance Test Cell, which has been established under the Admission Regulatory Authority (ARA), manages this exam. The students who pass this entrance test, get admission in courses such as LLB, BLS LLB LLB, BA LLB, etc in the law colleges situated in Maharashtra.

General Eligibility Criteria

The General eligibility criteria for MH CET is as follows:

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit for appearing in MH CET for law
  • Nationality: Indian National candidates can apply. Further, foreign nationals, PIO, OCI or NRIs can also apply for this examination.

Eligibility Criteria for 3 year course (LLB)

The eligibility criteria for 3-year course is as follows: Educational criteria: The applicants should be graduate or post-graduate from the recognized university or institution.

Minimum marks necessary (in percentage): 

  • For open category students- In UG or PG degree, at least 45% marks are required to apply for MH CET.
  • For VJNT, SBC, OBC category- Minimum 42% marks are required.
  • For SC, STs belonging to the state of Maharashtra- Minimum 40% marks are required.

Eligibility Criteria for 5 year course (i.e. BA LLA, BLS LLB, BBA LLB, etc)

The eligibility criteria for 5 year course is as follows:

Educational criteria: The students who are in their 12th standard can apply for this integrated course. Also, students who have done their intermediate or any equivalent exam from any recognized institution are eligible to apply. 

Minimum Marks necessary (in percentage):

  • For open category students- Atleast 45% marks is required in case of open category students.
  • For VJNT, SBC, OBC category- Minimum 42% marks are required.
  • For SC, STs belonging to the state of Maharashtra- Minimum 40% marks are required.

Syllabus for the exam

There are 5 areas in which questions are asked. These are Legal Aptitude & Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge with Current Affairs, Logical & Analytical Reasoning, English and Mathematical Aptitude. The contents of these five sections are described as follows:

  • Legal Aptitude & Legal Reasoning- This section tests the student’s ability to solve the problems and their interest in the field of law. Some statement questions would be there which may represent the facts of any incident and the student has to answer the questions by applying their reasoning abilities with the basic knowledge of the law.
  • General Knowledge with Current Affairs- In this section questions would be asked from various subjects such as  History (Ancient, Medieval and Modern), Geography, General Science, Economics, Civics, and the Current Affairs of the past One Year. The knowledge regarding new updates in the news would be of prime importance to attempt this section.
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning- It contains the problems related to analogies, relationships, principles, rules, arguments, logical patterns, and links, etc. Here, the reasoning and logical skills of the students would be tested.
  • English- This section will consist of questions on areas like Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, etc.) Proficiency (Idioms and Phrases, One-word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, and rearrangement, fill in the blanks, etc) English Usage Errors (Common errors, Spotting errors, inappropriate usage of words, spelling mistakes, etc.) English Comprehension.
  • Mathematical Aptitude- In this mathematical ability of the students are tested and the questions are of the level of 10th standard. The various topics which are covered under this section are Profit and Loss, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Algebra, Average, Venn Diagram.

Pattern of the Exam

The Marking Scheme and pattern for 3 year and 5 year courses are as follows:

For 3 year course-

SubjectNo. of questions
Legal Aptitude & Legal Reasoning30
General Knowledge with Current Affairs40
Logical & Analytical Reasoning30

The total time for attempting these 150 questions of 150 marks is 2 hours.

For 5 year course:

SubjectNo. of questions
Legal Aptitude & Legal Reasoning40
General Knowledge with Current Affairs30
Logical & Analytical Reasoning40
Mathematical Aptitude10

The total time for attempting these 150 questions of 150 marks is 2 hours.

Some other guidelines for the pattern are as follows:

  • The exam is conducted through online mode
  • There is no negative marking
  • The questions will be in two languages i.e. in Hindi and Marathi
  • The Mock Test link for Practice will be provided for the Candidates to prepare them- selves for On Line CET.

Guidelines for persons with disabilities and using Scribe

The scribe is used by the students whose speed gets affected while giving the exam because of the special abilities. For this the guidelines providing extra time has been made which are as follows:

  • For Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy (Minimum 40% impairment)

The compensatory time is 20 minutes per hour or it can be changed as per the advice of the authorities.

  • For Visually impaired (Minimum 40% of disability)

The compensatory time is 20 minutes per hour or advised otherwise. The candidates using scribe will not be provided with the facility of viewing the content of the test in magnifying fonts.

Application and Examination dates

The previous date of MH CET for the 5-year course was 12th April but due to the pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the date. The new date has not been announced yet. The important dates for 3 year and 5 year courses are as follows:

MH CET 20205 Year Course3 Year Course
Last Date to apply6 March 20206 May 2020
Availability of Admit CardNot announced yet5 June 2020
MH CET Law Exam DateNot announced yet28 June 2020
Declaration of resultNot announced yet14 July 2020

For 5 year LLB course, the new schedule of downloading the updated Hall Tickets and Revised Day and Date of the CET Examination will be announced by way of Notice on the CET web page

Official Links

For State website:

For the mock test of 5-year course;

For the mock test of last 3-year course: