MH CET- An Overview.

The Maharashtra Common Entrance for Law or the MHCET exam is conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra. The test is organized for admission to undergraduate law courses like BA LLB and LLB offered in law institutes of Maharashtra. The exam will be conducted in 18 cities of Maharashtra and aspirants have to choose three exam centers according to their own preferences. This is a national level law entrance examination which is conducted only in online mode. The duration of the exam is 120 minutes and this is a favorite among the students as there is no negative marking in the test.

MH CET Eligibility

Unlike AILET, all the candidates applying for this test need to be citizens of India. Moreover, aspirants are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria given below to appear for the exam and to get admission in five-year integrated law programmes offered in government law colleges of Maharashtra state:

  • The candidates should have passed 12th Board Examination from a recognised institute and should have secured a minimum of 45% marks.

(SC/ST candidates (from Maharashtra) are given 5% relaxation in aggregate marks).

  • As for the age limit, candidates should be below 20 years of age in the year in which they apply for this law entrance exam to get admission to LLB (5 years). (OBC, ST and SC aspirants (from Maharashtra) are eligible to take this test even if they are 22 years of age on the date of admission).

Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The MH CET exam has a total of 150 questions which are to be solved within two hours. The question paper is provided in both English and Marathi languages.

The division of questions is as follows:

Subject/Number of Questions

Legal Aptitude/40

General Knowledge/30

Logical Reasoning/40



The students get one mark for each answer they mark correctly and as already stated, there is no negative marking in this test. The detailed syllabus has been mentioned below:

  1. English:

Vocabulary (Synonyms, antonyms, spellings, word analogy, one-word substitution, idioms and phrases, fill-ups, incorrect usage of words etc.)

Grammar & Usage (Parts of speech and questions based on error detection, sentence improvement, common errors etc.)

Reading Comprehension (A minimum of two passages and related questions)

  • Legal Aptitude:

Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code, Contract, Family Law, Law of Torts, Legal terms, Legal Maxims, Landmarks cases & Supreme Court Judgements.

  • General Knowledge:

This section covers topics such as Social Sciences, Economics, Indian Polity, knowledge of general sciences and current affairs related to India and events occurred around the world (past one year).

  • Mathematics:

The questions asked in this section are up to standard 10th and 12th level. Topics to be covered include profit and loss, time, speed and distance, time and work, algebra, average, permutation and combination, Venn diagrams.

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning:

Syllogism, Direction and distance, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Ranking and order, Analogy, Sitting Arrangement, Statement & Assumptions, Statement & Conclusions, Statement & Arguments, Course of action etc.

Result & Counselling

The exam is conducted in the last week of April and the result is generally declared in the second week of May. After the results have been declared, counselling is conducted by Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Maharashtra. Through this counselling process, law aspirants are given admission in the various law institutes of the Maharashtra state. Once the counselling process is over, the candidates are required to follow the document verification process. After it is done, candidates have to submit admission fee take admission in the college of their choice.

Please visit the official website to register and apply. The link has been given below:

All the best! Team ClatPrep


Write A Comment