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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MH CET Law Eligibility Criteria 2020

To get admission to the law colleges of Maharashtra, it is very important for candidates to appear in MHCET Law Test. 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.

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 -

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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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A student appearing for mhcet law, does also have to apply to the participating colleges separately? or the seats will be alloted through this exam itself?

anurag khanna 5th Apr, 2020


After appearing in exam(MHCET Law)  you need to secure good rank for getting seats in top law colleges of Maharashtra. You need not to apply in different colleges, after declaration of results common admission process will start in which you have to register yourself in online mode

Than you will have to submit the required documents for verification along with the choices of you preference.

For more details about counselling process of MHCET Law you should read this article .

Good Luck!!


Is the exam postponed mhcet law 5 yrs

Sudarshan kumar 24th Mar, 2020

Hi Blishered,

The exam is not rescheduled yet but there are high possibilities that the exam will be delayed due to the corona virus as mah MCA cet 2020 is rescheduled to 30 April 2020  and the other exam like mah cet for and B.Pharma is also delayed.

for more information you can visit the official website of mah-cet by link given below:-

Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You and be safe!


can i apply to law college admission without crack cet exam

Suvakanta Sahu 15th Mar, 2020

Dear Aspirants,

Its a good news for you , you can apply to law college admission without cracking CET exam but not every collage offer theses kind of facilities.Some of colleges provides these types of facilities they are ..

Government Law college (Mumbai) these collage admission process based on merit list.

Balaji Law collage (PUNE)

ILS law collage (Pune)

and there are lots of Collage provided these kinds of admission but you have to clear all criteria should mandatory for admission procedure


need a sample paper of this exam

Shubham Dhane 9th Mar, 2020


Solving the sample papers will help you to know the exam pattern and will make you understand the level of your preparation it will also help you to increase your speed. Please click the below link to for the maharashtra common entrance test law


How many students apply for MH cet law 2020 for 5 years integrated Course??

Smrity 29th Feb, 2020


To apply for MH CET 2020 5 year integrated course the studenst have to fill the online application form which has been released on 2nd January,2020 and will close on 2nd March,2020. The day for Examination of 5 year Integrated course in scheduled on April 12,2020. The applicant has to take the exam and then after the results are announced which is tentatively scheduled on May 15th,2020 the applicant can proceeed with the counselling and choice of college.

The eligibility criteria for 5 year courses are:

  • A candidate should be an Indian national.
  • Candidates with Maharashtra domicile will be eligible for 85% seats in the law colleges
  • Only 15% seats will be reserved for Outside Maharashtra candidates.
  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Applicants must have 45% marks in the qualifying exam, however, reserved category candidates should have 40% marks.

For any further details you can visit the official site and gather other necessary information:

Hope it helps.

All the best!

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