MH CET Law 2016: Exam taking guidelines
Updated on Jun 17, 2016 - 6:42 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee

MH CET Law 2016, the state level common entrance test for undergraduate law admissions in various Government law colleges across Maharashtra state is scheduled to be held on June 18 and June 19 for five-year integrated and three-year law programmes, respectively. With the exams overhead, Careers360 brings you an advisory piece before you appear for Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test for law programmes (MH CET Law) 2016.

Guidelines for appearing in MH CET Law 2016 will help aspirants like you in drawing an overview of exam taking strategy and beat the exam blues. The exam taking guidelines of MH CET Law 2016 also aids you in knowing the paper pattern and do’s and don’ts for the state level law entrance examination.

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MH CET Law 2016 Paper Pattern – If you are appearing in the law entrance test of MH CET 2016, it is imperative for aspirants like you to go through the exam pattern, which would also help you in knowing the marking scheme.

As per the exam pattern of MH CET Law 2016, candidates will have to answer as many as 150 questions carrying total marks of 150. The online question paper, as it’s a computer-based test (CBT) will have multiple-choice questions of objective nature in English and Marathi languages.

MH CET Law 2016 doesn’t follow negative marking policy, hence, for each correct answer one mark will be awarded and no marks will be deducted for the incorrect response. Further to this, zero (0) marks will be awarded for non-attempted questions.

Candidates, appearing in MH CET Law 2016 for admissions in five-year integrated law programmes will have to answer questions from a total of five sections, where Legal Aptitude and Logical & Analytical Reasoning sections carry 30 marks each, General Knowledge & Current Affairs carries 40 marks and English, 50 marks.

Moreover, the candidates who are taking the law entrance exam for three-year LLB programmes will have to respond to the questions covering different sections, wherein Legal Aptitude section carries 40 marks, Basic Mathematics carries 20 marks and the other three sections namely General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning and English carry 30 marks each.

Do’s and Don’ts for appearing in MH CET Law 2016

  1. Stay calm as nothing’s going to be bad on the day before exam, if you don’t read the topics which you have not prepared all these days

  2. Believe in your hard work and preparations you have been doing all through these days

  3. Ensure that all documents/ items as per your check list of MH CET Law 2016 is in place (find the list of documents below)

  4. If there is time, it is advised to locate the examination centre address and visit the venue a day before the exam, as it’ll help you in reaching the exam centre in time on the test day

  5. Wake up early on the day of examination and re-ensure the list of articles

  6. No need to go through the topics elaborately, however, it’s advised to take a glance for the important ones, before your leave for the exam centre

  7. Reach the exam centre as early as possible as the exam conducting body has also notified that applicants must reach the centre at least 30 minutes before the reporting time indicated on their hall tickets

  8. Check your allotted seat / computer number from the notice board at the exam centre

  9. Don’t feel stressed as take the exam in good mood

Important documents / items to be carried on exam day - DTE Maharashtra will be conducting MH CET Law 2016 on the scheduled date and the applicants who have downloaded their admit cards of MH CET Law 2016 need to report at the allotted exam centre on the examination day with the list of following documents/ items–

  1. MH CET Law 201 6 (Hall Ticket) Admit Card

  2. Original Identity Proof (Aadhar Card / PAN Card / Driving Licence/ any other valid ID proof)

  3. Two coloured photographs

  4. One hard copies of the identity proof

  5. Pen/Pencil

Careers360 wishes you all the best for Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test for law programmes (MH CET Law) which is conducted by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra for offering admissions in the undergraduate law programmes at various government law colleges of the state.

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Sir plz tell me for mh cet law I bought Arihant gk whether it is good for preparation or Pearson manual for gk is better than that for mh cet law

Payal 27th Jan, 2020

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

Arihant gk book is best book forpreparation of  mh cet law so go through that book . in additionto this you can  also read pearson manual for gk preparation. This book is also good.

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


hey i want questions on mh cet law ???

LAKSHMI AMBIKA 12th Jan, 2020

Hello Deepak,

Are you aspiring to crack the MH CET Law exam? then you need to go through regular revision and practice much sample papers. candidates preparing for DHE administered law entrance exam are advised to practice MH CET Law 2020 sample papers. The law entrance test, commonly known as MH CET Law will be conducted for admissions to 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB courses.

here is the link for your question:

Hope you prepare and perform well.

All the Best.


there is mh cet law preparation

Kanupriya Gupta 14th Dec, 2019

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!


Can you provide me the detailed syllabus of MH CET LAW(5 year)?

Atharva Yeolekar 30th Nov, 2019

Hello aspirant!

You can view the syllabus for MHCET on our website.You can use the following link:

Good Luck


when will online registration process for MH CET LAW exam 2020 start ?.

Shareef 21st Nov, 2019
As the dates for the examination has not been released yet but it was guessed for releasing in particular months. Have a look at Important Dates for years MH CET LAW  examination,
  • Online registration starts in 2nd week of January
  • online registration ends in 2nd week of march
  • Hall ticket will be released in 2nd week of April
  • Exam will be held in 3rd week of April
  • Results will be held in 2nd week of may
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