MH CET Law Eligibility Criteria 2020
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 - 6:19 p.m. IST by Team Careers360

MH CET Law Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra will publish MH CET law 2020 eligibility criteria on its official brochure. The eligibility criteria of MH CET LAW 2020 will mention the educational qualification, age limit, reservation criteria, nationality and other requirements that a candidate will have to fulfil in order to appear in MH CET 2020 exam. The candidates are advised to read carefully MH CET law eligibility criteria before they apply for undergraduate law programmes. Moreover, the educational qualification will differ for different law UG programmes offered through MH CET exam 2020. Application forms of candidates who doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria of MH CET will be rejected/cancelled either at the time of application form submission or during the document verification process. To know more about MH CET law eligibility criteria 2020 in details read the complete article.
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To get admission to the law colleges of Maharashtra, it is very important for candidates to appear in MAHA CET. Admissions through MH CET law exam will be given in 3-year LLB course and 5 - year integrated LLB course offered by the participating law colleges of Maharashtra.

MH CET Law 2020 - eligibility criteria

There will be some common eligibility criteria for both the law courses, while the educational qualification will vary according to the law course selected by the candidate. Read below the complete eligibility criteria.

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Educational qualification

  1. 3-year LLB programme -

  • The candidate should have passed graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized university/institution that is deemed to be a university in India. Candidates who have passed graduation from any foreign university that is equivalent to the status of India universities are also eligible to appear in MH CET Law exam.

  • Moreover, the candidates should have passed minimum educational qualification with 45 % aggregate marks. Candidates belonging to SC/ST of Maharashtra will need only 40 % aggregate marks in their graduation. Further, candidates belonging to VJNT, SBC and OBC Category will require a minimum of 42% aggregate marks in their graduation.

  • Candidates who are in the final year/semester of their graduation course are also eligible to appear in MH CET law exam 2020. Such candidates will have to produce the documents related to the qualifying exam (graduation) as and when asked during the admission process.

  • The applicants having qualifying degree without having the basic qualification (10+2+3 order) will not be eligible for MH CET Law 2020.

  1. 5-year LLB programme -

  • Candidate should have passed High School and the qualifying exam senior secondary with 45% aggregate marks. Candidates belonging to SC/ST will need only 40% marks while the candidates from VJNT, SBC and OBC Category will require a minimum of 42% marks in their qualifying exam.

  • Candidates who have completed a 3-year Diploma in Engineering may also apply for MH CET 2020. Having such a diploma will be considered as equivalent to senior secondary.

  • Candidates who have passed their qualifying exam from distance education or correspondence method will also be considered eligible for 5-year LLB course, provided that the candidate has completed the basic qualification, i.e class 10th.

MH CET Common eligibility criteria -

Apart from educational eligibility criteria, the information brochure has also mentioned the common eligibility criteria that is equally applicable to both LLB courses.

Nationality -

  • The applicant should be an Indian national.

Age criteria -

  • As per the policy of the Bar Council of India, there is no age limits to appear in MH CET

Who are not eligible for MH CET 2020?

The conducting body has prescribed some criteria for applicants. Applicants failing to meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria will become ineligible. Below are some conditions that may render a candidate ineligible for MH CET 2020.

  • If an applicant completes a qualifying exam without prior completion of basic qualification, the candidate will become ineligible.

  • Applicants not following the pattern of 10+2+3 are not eligible for MH CET 3-year LLB course.

  • Applicants not following 10+2 pattern for 5-year LLB programme will also become ineligible. In 5-year LLB class 10 is the basic qualification, while intermediate is minimum required qualification,

  • No candidate from open university having a degree contrary to the UGC regulations will be eligible for MH CET.

MH CET Law application form 2020

The application forms for MH LAW CET 2020 is released separately for both 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB. The application forms for 5-year LLB has been released on January 21; the applications for 3-year LLB will be released around the second week of February 2020. Applicants will have to apply in online mode only. To fill the application form of MH CET Law, 2020 candidates will need to follow the steps like registration, filling up of personal details in the application form, uploading scanned documents, fees submission etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MH CET Law Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: I have completed Diploma in Engineering after class 10th, am I eligible for MH CET Law 2020?


Yes, in this case, you can apply for a 5-year LLB course through MH CET 2020 law exam. The diploma qualification will be considered as equivalent to intermediate.

Question: Are the candidates holding caste certificate from states other than Maharashtra eligible to apply under their category in MH CET 2020.


No, all candidates from states other than Maharashtra will apply under open category only.

Question: In which college I may get admission after clearing MH CET Law 2020?


There are many govt and private law colleges that accept MH CET Law score. The list of participating colleges will be made available at the time of admission, and a candidate will be allocated the college on the basis of his/her performance in MH CET exam 2020.

Question: Is the 10+2+3 pattern mandatory for 3-year LLB course through MH CET 2020?


Yes. Candidates applying for 3-year LLB course will have to pass the educational qualification in the sequential order of 10+2+3. 12th standard will be the basic qualification for a 3-year LLB course and graduation will be the minimum required qualification for the programme.

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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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