How to prepare for MH CET Law 2020
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 - 2:23 p.m. IST by Shubham Bhakuni

How to prepare for MH CET Law 2020 - Over 40,000 candidates will be appearing for MH CET law 2020 leading to a tough competition among candidates. And, above everything, the syllabus for 3-year LLB is more or less similar to the one given for 5-year LLB, except that exam standard will vary considerably which makes MAHA CET a bit tricky for the candidates. Thus, to make a way out of the ongoing competition and secure a good rank, an effective MH CET law 2020 preparation strategy becomes unavoidable for candidates. Thus, the article, how to prepare for MH CET law 2020 suggests a preparation framework covering all the important preparation tips and guidelines that one needs to execute to secure good marks in the test. Further, along with MH CET law preparation tips, candidates will get to know much about MH CET law 2020 exam, important topics and other details, read below to know more about how to prepare for MH CET law 2020.

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MH CET Law 2020 - Exam dates


Exam date (Announced)

5-year LLB

April 12, 2020

3-year LLB

June 28, 2020

MH CET Law preparation strategy - How to make the right start?

Reading random books without much clarity is no good for entrance exams like MH CET law, where targeted preparation counts above everything. Thus, knowing the exam pattern and syllabus becomes very important. Candidates must keep themselves familiar with MH CET law exam pattern 2020 and syllabus for an effective preparation. To pick out a few important points, the exam pattern of MH CET law contains the following points.

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  • An offline entrance exam consisting of 150 MCQs.

  • Candidates will be given 120 minutes to attempt the test.

  • As part of the marking scheme, 1 mark will be given for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.

  • MH CET law syllabus 2020 contains subjects like law, General knowledge and current affairs, reasoning and English. For 5-year LLB, elementary maths will be an additional subject carrying 10 marks.

How to prepare for MH CET Law 2020?

After knowing the syllabus and exam pattern of MH CET law, candidates should start looking for the right study material. Candidates should be mindful of the time limits, thus rather than looking for a variety of books, referring to the standard books would be a smart way for MHCET law preparation 2020. Some of the standard books are mentioned below.

MH CET law 2020 recommended books


Books/study material for 5-year LLB

Books/study material for 3-year LLB

Legal aptitude and legal reasoning

  • Indian Polity books up to class 12th

  • Indian Polity by Laxamikant

  • Previous year papers to understand the type of questions asked in the exam

General knowledge with current affairs

  • NCERT books of History, Geography and Economics

  • Newspaper

  • Monthly current affairs

  • NCERT books of History, Geography and Economics

  • Newspaper

  • Read any one monthly current affairs

Logical and analytical reasoning

  • Verbal and Non-verbal Ability by TMH PUB.

  • Practice mock tests

  • Verbal and Non-verbal Ability by TMH PUB. (Arun Sharma)

  • Practice mock tests


  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • Any general grammar book

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • Any grammar book of up to class 12 level

Maths (Only for 5-year LLB)

  • NCERT Books


MH CET Law preparation tips 2020

To get started, candidates should be clear of the time left for MH CET law 2020 preparation, starting early will always be beneficial as it gives ample time to cover the entire syllabus. Below the general preparation tips for MH CET law 2020 are mentioned.

Understand the difference between entrance test of 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB

The syllabus, as given by the conducting body is quite similar for both the entrance tests. However, candidates must be aware of the exam standard of the course they are applying for. In the entrance test for 5-year LLB, the questions will be asked from the intermediate level. Thus, the exam will be of moderate level, while the 3-year LLB entrance test will be at graduation level and candidates will have to understand the intricacies of the legal aptitude and facts.

Make a daily study plan

For success in MH CET Law 2020, having a daily routine with clear strategy is very important. Either you join a good coaching or do self-study, preparation plan must be there, as it provides much-needed clarity about how long it will take to cover the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Follow the daily study plan with utmost dedication and consistency.

Target the MH CET law 2020 important topics

The syllabus of MH CET law consists of different subjects, each carrying different weightage in terms of marks. So, candidates should be smart enough to focus more on important topics than topics that carry less weightage. For eg, in 5-year LLB entrance test, maths will carry only 10 marks, while legal aptitude and reasoning carries as much as 40 marks. So, candidates should allocate time to each subject as per the weightage it carries in the exam.

Read daily current affairs

Being the most dynamic section, current affairs should be prepared on a daily basis. One should follow a two-pronged strategy for current affairs ie, reading last 6-month current affairs from magazines on one hand and reading a daily newspaper on the other hand. Even while preparing current affairs, candidates should give special attention to the legal aspects of current events and important news. The following newspapers are helpful in preparing the current affairs.

  • The Hindu

  • The Indian Express

  • The Telegraph

  • Danik Jagaran

Attempt MH CET law mock tests for an effective preparation

Mock tests are a very important part of MH CET law preparation. Regarding the importance of solving mock tests, the 2019 topper, Bharat Harne says ‘merely studying a subject won’t fetch you marks, you have to learn how to implement it during a mock’. Mock tests will carry a timer and will give you a sense of remaining time while attempting a test. Further, mock tests will give you a reality check of your preparation and by analyzing the outcomes of mock tests you can work on your weak points to further solidify your preparation.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to prepare for MH CET Law 2020

Question: When will the MH CET Law 2020 be conducted for 5-year LLB?


The 5-year LLB entrance test of MH CET law 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on June 28, 2020.

Question: Can I prepare for MH CET law 2020 without coaching?


Yes, you can, many have done it in the past. What you need is the right preparation strategy with dedication to execute the study plans.

Question: Why solving MH CET law mock tests are important?


Solving the mock tests gives the real exam experience, and lets you know your grey areas so you can work on them. Thus for effective preparation, mock tests are very important.

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Shri guru govind singh ji institute of engineering and technology NANDED. mht cet cutt of 2019

Subhodeep Biswas 28th Jan, 2020
Hey there hope you're doing well.
Dear aspirant, Shri Guru Gobind institute of engineering and Technology takes admission through both MHT-CET as well as JEE MAIN score .The branch wise cut off for various branches for different category are as follows
Branch-(rank in gen.;obc;SC;st;pwd)
1.chem- (115,110,98,62,116)
2.civil- (119,110,108,98,120)
3.cse- (134,128,104,106,135) (121,119,101,94) (124,121,97,61)
6.Me- (134,124,106,75),102,96,54,102)
8.text.- (92,88,78,73,90)
All above darad are the closing ranks for categories..
Thank you hope this helps you!

My birth place is Maharashtra. Appearing for 12th CBSE from Maharashtra. 10th cbse passed from Gujarat. filling MHTCET Form. Am I eligible for Maharashtra quota or in all India quota?

Manisha Gupta Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

In order to get reservation of Maharashtra state quota, You should be fall in any of the point with the given below eligibility.

A. Candidate who is either Domicile of Maharashtra and/or is born in Maharashtra. Such candidates must have passed SSC or Diploma in Engineering or HSC or Bachelor of Science Exam from a recognized institution in Maharashtra.

B. Candidate not falling in Type A but his/her mother or father are domiciles of Maharashtra. (They must possess domicile certificate & it should be within the jurisdiction of the respective University area.).

C. Candidates who do not fall in Type A or Type B but their mother or father is a Government of India or Government of India Undertaking employee. Either of the parents should be posted and reported to the duty in Maharashtra before the deadline of MHT CET CAP application submission (which means the counselling application form).

D. Candidates who do not fall in (Type A, B and C category), but either of their parents are employees of or are retires as Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking.

Good Luck!

E. Candidates passing SSC and/or HSC Exam from a recognized institution situated in a disputed Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.

Good Luck!


what is mhtcet exam ? can I give it from West Bengal?name some good colleges under mhtcet

Kanupriya Gupta 28th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test is conducted by Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra. It is a state level exam and for applicable for undergraduate students. The programmes offered are 3- year LLB course and 5-year integrated law course. It is an online objective type paper.

For preparation of the exam, you need to know the schedule of the applications to understand your planning and how to schedule your time-table.

For 5 year LLB:-

The application starts 20, Jan 2020

The application ends 2nd March, 2020

The exam will be on April 12, 2020

The results will be declared on 28th April, 2020

For 3 year LLB:-

The application starts 19th March, 2020

The application ends 6th May, 2020

The exam will be on 28th June, 2020

The results will be declared on 14th July, 2020

So, this means that if you are applying for 3 year LLB, you have more time to prepare and so you must schedule your studies within that time limit and vice versa.

The next step towards preparation is knowing the exam paper pattern and syllabus.

There will be 150 questions in the exam which will be objective-type. There will be no negative marking and each correct answer will be give 1 mark. The duration of the paper will be 120 minutes/ 2 hours.

The syllabus is as follows:

1. Legal aptitude and legal reasoning (30 marks) :

  • Indian polity including Executive, Judiciary and Legislature, etc.
  • Law prepositions with facts
  • Constitution

2. General Knowledge and Current affairs (40 marks) :

  • History
  • Geography
  • Latest rules and amendments
  • Current affairs (news, events, awards, etc.)

3. Logical and analytical reasoning (30 marks):

  • Completing arguments, drawing well-supported conclusions
  • Reasoning by analogy
  • Applying principles or rules
  • Sets and statements
  • Puzzle
  • Blood relation
  • Series and related concepts

4. English (30 marks) :

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One-word Substitution
  • Sentence Improvement and rearrangement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Errors - Common errors, Spotting errors, inappropriate usage of words, spelling mistakes etc, English Comprehension etc.

5. Maths (50 marks) :

  • Profit and Loss
  • Speed and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Average
  • Venn diagram and more...

For get a hang of both of these things, solve previous years question papers and mock tests given online.

Some more things to remember:

  • Planning the schedule will always help you. Start as early as you can for the exam to ace it.
  • Stick to that schedule and respect your time and manage it well.
  • Read newspaper daily.
  • Improve vocabulary in English by taking in information in English through newspaper, magazines or books.
  • Review your mock tests results.
  • Revise as much as you can! Make notes and follow them.

Hope this helps. All the best!


Is there general ews category option in mhtcet 2020

Leon George 26th Jan, 2020

Hello Harshita,

There is no information regarding general EWS category option in MHTCET 2020. The start date of online registration starts from Jan 7th till 29th Feb.

Date of examination will be on 13th April( Group wise shifts will be announced later)

If anything regarding general Ews category you can find it on notification board on the official website

I hope it helps

Thank you


is there any reservations for army students in MHT CET for government colleges in Maharashtra. What was last years cutoffs.

AnkiT KunwaR 25th Jan, 2020
Hello Avinash,

Yes, there us reservation in MHT CET for Wards of Defence Personnel.Candautes from that category can enjoy as 5% reservation but for that you must have documents for proof and you should have qualified the HSC examination from a school or college in Maharashtra state.
Cutoff for MHT CET changes every year and you can check the cutoff of past year by clicking on the link -

hope this helps.
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