MH CET Law 2019 Topper Interview: Mock tests have played a crucial role in my success says Bharat Harne, AIR 1
Sonali.jolly, 20 May 2019, #MAHA CET

MH CET Law 2019 Topper Interview: Finishing first in a race is a dream of everyone who takes part in it. This year this dream became a reality for Bharat Harne (AIR 1 in MHCET Law 2019). Bharat Harne is this year’s topper for MH CET Law 2019 5-year. MH CET Law 2019 for 5-year programme was conducted on April 21, 2019. The examination was conducted by the government of Maharashtra for admission to the 5-year integrated law programme offered by the Universities of the state. The result for MH CET Law 2019 5-year programme was declared on May 13, 2019. The boy from Bhopal scored a whooping 138 marks in the examination. In an exclusive interview with Careers360, the boy who loves to read shares his success mantra and gives away his secrets. Read the complete article to know how Bharat Harne won the race to his dream college.

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Careers360 : Congratulations on qualifying MH CET Law 2019 with such good grades. How do you feel being the all India topper?

Bharat: I feel good, but I will feel better if I could replicate the same performance in all the other law exams.

Careers360 : What made you choose a career in law?

Bharat: A career in law was the last thing on my mind. I never imagined that I would pursue a career in law. Towards the end of Class X, I started reading about law. It was then that I just felt this is the thing for me. I found the subject interesting and I could do it.

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Careers360 : When did you begin your preparation for MH CET Law 2019?

Bharat: I started preparing for the law entrances in the end of Class XI academic session. I prepared throughout my Class XII. but my performance was not as per my expectations in the law examinations held that year.

Careers360 : Apart from MH CET Law 2019, which other entrance exams are you taking? How was your performance in those?

Bharat: I am taking CLAT 2019. I have also attempted AILET 2019 and SLAT 2019. In SLAT 2019, I scored 131 marks.

Careers360 : Can you share your preparation strategy?

Bharat: At the initial stages of preparation, I had no strategy. My preparation was scattered, and this cost me a lot. Then I realized that having no preparation strategy was a mistake. After CLAT 2018, I took a year off and joined a coaching institute in Bhopal. One major advantage to joining a coaching is that they prepare a strategy for you. I just followed the strategy and it worked for me.

Careers360 : How did you prepare for legal aptitude section?

Bharat: For the legal aptitude section I referred to the previous years question papers. They are the best source. I also referred to the material provided by my coaching institute. But my first preference was the previous year question papers. According to me, they are the most reliable source. Mock tests and practice sheets also help.

Careers360 : What was your preparation strategy for English?

Bharat: I have a habit of reading, so reading comprehension was not much of a problem for me. I read a lot,I read throughout my drop year. I read regularly and as much I can. For vocabulary, I referred to a book called ‘word power made easy’. This book was a big help and I would suggest this book to everyone who wishes to appear for law entrance examination. For grammar, I read Wren and Martin and practiced a lot of questions. This pretty much covers the English section.

Careers360 : What was your strategy for general knowledge section?

Bharat: For General knowledge I read the newspaper. I read the HIndu regularly and religiously throughout the year. In Fact I have been reading the Hindu for almost two years now. Initially I ignored the newspaper and that was a mistake because it cost me a year. So this is something that I would recommend to everyone, stick to the newspaper. It may be any newspaper.

Careers360 : What role have mock tests played in your success?

Bharat: Mock test have probably played the biggest role. Through mock tests you can gauge your preparation and analyse what you have completed. Merely studying a subject won’t fetch you marks, you have to learn how to implement it during a mock. There is a timer in the mock test, which gives you a sense of time slipping away while attempting the questions, that is something that a student has to master. Mock test gives you a real experience and is sort of a reality check for you.

Careers360 : What was your preparation strategy for reasoning?

Bharat: I was weak in logical reasoning, but I could overcome my weakness very easily. Logical reasoning section is the easiest to improve because all you have to do is practice. I practiced a lot of questions and I realized throughout my preparation that if you are weak in something, just practice regularly. So I practiced logical reasoning regularly. I might have skipped english for a week, but I practiced logical reasoning everyday.

Careers360 : What are your hobbies?

Bharat: I like to swim and listening to music. I used to play tabla, but I gave up the hobby eventually.

Careers360 : What was your schedule while preparing for the entrance?

Bharat: I used to get up early and start studying at around 7:30 am. I used to study till 1, then I had my lunch. I had classes from 1:45 pm to 6 pm. After coming back home, I read the newspaper. This was followed by a recreational activity like reading a novel.

Careers360 : What did you do to de-stress yourself?

Bharat: To de-stress, I read a book or watched tv. But this did not exceed 40-50 minutes a day, because I consider that more than that is a waste of time.

Careers360 : What advice would you like to give the future MH CET Law aspirants?


  • My first advice will be to strategize your preparation. Something that I didn’t do initially.

  • Secondly start your preparation early. Start in Class 11 as it is a golden time. I wasted that year, if I would have just studied for two hours I would have cleared the law exam in my first attempt.

  • For the students of Class XII, I would like to say, remember that its manageable. Most students think that Class XII boards and law entrances cannot be done together. But that's not true.

  • Lastly, work on your weaknesses and retain your strength.

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what are the options of non maharashtra students writing MHCET after passing class 12 from Maharashtra? Up to 10 from other state.

Aman Raj Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Hello Aaron

Options are there but far less as compared to Maharashtra Students.

The usual allocations of seats for any non govt aided (non minority) college is as follows

65 % Maharashtra State candidates

15 % all India (excluding Maharashtra) candidates.

20% Institute level allocation (management quota).

This type 2 i.e. all India level seats can be secured by appearing for JEE mains.

If one wants to opt for govt/govt aided colleges, then CET is the only option.


how many marks I obtained in mhtcet to take admission in coep for cs branch

Apurv 19th Oct, 2019

Hello Sanket, COEP is the best college in maharashtra for engineering and is one of the oldest and the best colleges for engineering. You would need to bring something around 115 rank in MHTCET order to get admission in the CS branch. Though the cutoff in 2018 was 119 rank for CS, but still the cutoff changes every year and it is very competitive in case of COEP.


What all scores other than CAT & MHCET JBIMS accepts, for outside Maharashtra students?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

JBIMS accepts MAT, XAT, CMAT along with CAT and MAH CET. For more information, please visit our page at:


Which are some of the best and most used books for mh cet law Exam? Please suggest

Manisha Gupta Expert 11th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

If you are preparing CLAT then it would be helpful for MH CET law. You can also Avhad's Guide to Maharashtra CET Common Law Entrance Test which is very good for the programme. Here are some preparation tips you can follow given below:

Make your study plan in two parts, one is study plan and other is routine plan of your daily activities.

Join Mock test to analyze your performance and do practice as much you can.

Good Luck!


please provide MhtCet previous year question paper

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

mht cet is the entrance test conducts by government of maharastra , directorate of technical education. you can find its previous years question solved booklet in careers360 website. please follow the below link to download it,

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