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How to Prepare for MH-CET Law

How to Prepare for MH-CET Law

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test – Law (MH-CET Law) is conducted for admission into law colleges across the state of Maharashtra. There are separate tests for the 3-year and 5-year LLB courses. The exam is an online one with multiple choice type questions. It is a 150-mark, 120-minute exam. Each correct answer will carry one mark, and there is no negative marking. The exam will be conducted in English and Marathi.

For the 3-year LLB:

Eligibility: Graduates or Post graduates with 45% marks can apply online for the examination.

The exam consists of one paper with four sections:

  • Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning
  • General Knowledge with Current Affairs
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • English

Marking Scheme: 3-year LLB Program


Section NameNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning3030
General Knowledge with Current Affairs4040
Logical and Analytical Reasoning3030

For the 5-year LLB:

Eligibility: Those who have completed 10+2 or equivalent with 45% marks can apply online for the examination.

The exam will have one paper with five sections:

  • Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning
  • General Knowledge with Current Affairs
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • English
  • Mathematical Aptitude

Marking Scheme: 5-year LLB Program

SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning4040
General Knowledge with Current Affairs3030
Logical and Analytical Reasoning4040
Basic Mathematics1010

Preparation Tips for MH CET Law

The level of competition in the examination increases every year, but with sufficient preparation that will not be a problem. Here’s how you can do well in the examination:

  • Familiarise yourself with the Exam Pattern Doing so will help you in analysing and preparing a proper time-schedule.
  • Prepare a suitable time-table – After going through the pattern and MH CET Law Syllabus thoroughly, prepare a schedule that is convenient for you. It is usually advisable to plan out your schedule well in advance. Keep the following in mind before starting preparation:
    • Weak sections that you do not know how to approach
    • Average sections that need more practice
    • Strong sections that need less attention.

This will help you figure out how much time has to be allotted to each section. This will also help you formulate a plan for approaching the exam.

  • Revise the syllabus on a regular basis – There is no denying that the syllabus is vast. Hence, it is important to make notes and revise them on a regular basis.
  • Keep Yourself Updated – Reading newspapers, magazines and news websites will help improve your General Awareness and therefore help improve your performance in the General Knowledge section of the paper.

Subject-wise tips:

General Knowledge with Current Affairs

This can be either the easiest or the most difficult section of the paper, depending upon your level of preparation. The focus is generally on current affairs, with the topics ranging from treaties, appointments, polity, sports, awards, major births and deaths, scientific discoveries and the like. There are also questions related to static GK, like countries and capitals, geography, history, basic science and the like. This is the make-or-break section of the paper.


This section usually consists of questions based on reading comprehension, vocabulary and basic grammar. This section has the potential of being highly time-consuming, so it is imperative to be selective about the questions one attempts.

Basic Mathematics

Questions in this section come under three basic heads- Arithmetic (Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, etc.), Algebra and Basic Geometry (Properties of basic shapes, basic theorems). This section is not hard per se, so the key is speed. So, there are two important things to keep in mind: one, practice a lot, and two, do not feel compelled to try multiple times during the examination in order to arrive at the correct answer.

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

This is often one of the most scoring sections, with sufficient practice. The questions are usually based on Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Logical Sequences, Number Test, Verbal Reasoning, Family/ Blood Relation, Ranking & Order, Coding Decoding and the like.

Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning

For this section, candidates are expected to know the basics of Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Family Law, International Law, and the Indian Constitution. With practice, this can also be a high-scoring area.

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