MH CET Law 2018 Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Maharashtra conducts the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH CET) law 2018 for admission to the three-year and five-year integrated LLB programmes of all government law schools of the state. MH CET law 2018 will be held online in the third week of May. On the basis of the MH CET LLB entrance test score, candidates will be admitted to around 10,000 five-year integrated and 15,000 three-year LLB seats of the various government law schools. The MH CET LLB application form will be available online from the last week of March 2018. To apply for MH CET five-year LLB, applicants must complete their Class 12 board exam with at least 45%. The applicants applying for MH CET three-year Law programme must have a Bachelors degree with minimum 45% from a recognised university. Applicants must be a citizen of India. The MH CET law application fee is Rs. 800 and it can be paid only in online mode. The questions in MH CET 2018 Law entrance test will be in both English and Marathi. The duration of the paper is 2 hours and the test includes 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) divided into five sections. The MH CET 2018 Law result is expected to be announced in the first week of June 2018. Know more about MH CET law 2018, dates, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff, participating institutes, etc. in tis article.
|Exam name||Maharashtra Common Entrance Test|
|Conducting Body||Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra|
|Commonly known as||MH CET law|
|Programmes covered||LLB programmes (3-year and 5-year integrated)|
|Exam type||Objective (MCQs)|
The notification for MH CET law 2018 is expected to be released in the first week of February 2018. Based on previous years schedule, list of MH CET law important dates 2018 is provided in the table below.
MH CET LLB exam dates 2018
|S.No.||Events||MH CET law Dates|
|1.||MH CET LLB Notification to be released||First week of February 2018|
|2.||Availability of MH CET law application form||Last week of March 2018|
|3.||MH CET law application process ends||Last week of April 2018|
|4.||MH CET law admit card issue||First week of May 2018|
|5.||MH CET law entrance test date (5-year integrated LLB)||Third week of May 2018|
|6.||MH CET LLB entrance test date (3-year LLB)||Third week of May 2018|
|7.||Announcement of result||First week of June 2018|
LLB aspirants must make sure they fulfill all the MH CET law eligibility criteria before they start applying for the test. The eligibility norms of MH CET LLB 3 year and 5 year integrated vary from each other. However, for both the LLB programmes, applicants must be a citizen of India. Check the eligibility norms for both 5-year integrated and 3-year LLB programme below.
Eligibility criteria of MH CET law 2018
|Eligibility norms||MH CET 3-year LLB||MH CET 5-year LLB|
|Age||No upper age limit||No upper age limit|
|Education Qualification||Bachelors or Masters degree. General category - 45% SC/ST - 40%||SSC & HSC exam. General category - minimum 45%SC/ST at least 40%|
|Educational pattern||10+2+3 or 10+2+3+2 or 3 years||-|
|Education mode||SSC and HSC - Regular mode. Bachelors degree - Regular, Open or Distance mode||Class 10 - Regular modeClass 12 Regular, correspondence or distance mode|
Note: Students who are appearing in the final year of their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the test
Reservation for minority candidature from Maharashtra
All non-Maharashtra applicants will come under the unreserved category. Candidates applying under the minority quota must be a domicile of Maharashtra. Also, the minority candidateswho has at least one parent as a domicile of Maharashtra or employee of the Central or State government are eligible for reservation. Reserved category candidateswhose mother tongue is Marathi and have completed their SSC/HSC from an institute located in a disputed Maharashtra-Karnataka border are also eligible for reservation.
The application form of MH CET law will be available in online mode only. In the last week of March 2018, the MH CET law application form will be released. The MH CET LLB application process can be divided into six steps, which are
MH CET law 2018 application process
|Step 1||Register for the test to obtain registration number and password|
|Step 2||Fill the MH CET law 2018 application form|
|Step 3||Select the test city|
|Step 4||Upload scanned images of candidates photograph and signature|
|Step 5||Pay the application fee|
To know more about the MH CET law application form click here.
The MH CET law entrance test will be held in online mode across 18 (approx.) cities of Maharashtra. While filling the application, applicants are required to select the test city according to their own preference. Based on the candidates city choice, an exam centre will be allotted. The complete address of the MH CET law exam centre 2018 will be mentioned on the exam admit card. The test officials would not entertain any request for changing the test venue. However, the exam officials hold the right to cancel any of the test centres. In such cases, candidates will be allotted another centre other than the one he/she opted in the application. On the day of the test, candidates must reach the exam hall at least one hour before the exam starts along with the admit card and a valid ID proof.
The admit card for MH CET law is an important document and will be issued online two weeks prior to the exam date. A notification regarding the availability of MH CET LLB hall ticket will be sent to the registered email address or mobile number of the candidate. To download MH CET law admit card 2018, candidates are required to log in by entering their exam registration number or roll number and password or date of birth. After downloading the admit card, students are required to paste a recent passport size photograph (preferably the same one uploaded during the application process) on the provided space. Details about the candidate, exam and test centre will be mentioned on the hall ticket. Even after the conduct of the test, candidates are advised to keep the admit card safe for any future reference.
As mentioned above, the test will be held online and the questions will be in English and Marathi. The exam duration is two hours and in both the MH CET 5-year and 3-year LLB entrance test there will be 150 Multiple Choice Questions. For each correct attempt, candidates will be awarded 1 mark while there is no negative marking for wrong answers. To start with the preparation for the test, aspirants are advised to get familiar with the MH CET law exam pattern 2018. Know more about the MH CET LLB exam pattern from the table below
MH CET 2018 LLB test pattern
|Test Structure||Sections||Total no. of questions|
|MH CET 3-year LLB||Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge with Current Affairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, English and Mathematical Aptitude||150|
|MH CET 5-year LLB||Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge with CurrentAffairs, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and English||150|
With the help of the syllabus of MH CET LLB (3-year and 5-year integrated), aspirants will become familiar with the various topics and sub-topics on which questions will be based. DHE Maharashtra will release the details about MH CET LLB syllabus 2018 in the brochure. Both the 3-year and 5-year integrated MH CET LLB entrance test will have questions on topics as -
After getting familiar with the syllabus and pattern, aspirants can start collecting the study materials and sample papers of MH CET LLB. With the help of MH CET law sample papers 2018, candidates will be able to know their preparation level. Solving these sample papers regularly will help candidates to become familiar with the distribution of questions and mark for each topic. After solving each MH CET LLB sample papers, aspirants are advised to analyse their answers. This will help them to know their strengths and weaknesses. To download MH CET law sample papers click here.
On the day of the test, candidates must make sure they follow every rules to write the entrance test without any hindrance. The aspirants can follow the MH CET law exam day guidelines given below -
Within two weeks after the conduct of the test, DHE Maharashtra will announce the MH CET LLB result. To download the score card of MH CET law, test takers are required to enter their exam registration number. The MH CET law result will provide the candidates rank (All India and state) and the scores obtained. To know more about MH CET law result 2018 check here.
Test takers are required to obtain the minimum MH CET law cutoff score to obtain a seat at one of the participating law schools. After the announcement of the result, these various participating institutes will be releasing their cutoff score. MH CET LLB cutoff scores is prepared based on factors like difficulty level of test, total number of students and seats. Candidates must note that the MH CET law cut off scores will vary with the institute and category of candidates.
Candidates who have appeared for MH CET law 2018 and have obtained the minimum scores will be able to apply for the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) rounds. The MH CET counselling rounds will be held through the CAP rounds. To participate in the counselling rounds of MH CET LLB 2018, aspirants are required to register online for the CAP rounds. There will be three counselling rounds including seat allotment process. On the basis of test takers score, rank and college preference, they will be called for the counselling rounds. For every MH CET law 2018 counselling round, the following process will be followed
There are more than 200 colleges affiliated to 11 universities offering over 10,000 3 year LLB seats and 15,000 5 year integrated LLB seats. As mentioned above, each MH CET LLB participating institute will have its own admission norms. The list of MH CET law participating institutes 2018 offering LLB programmes on the basis of MH CET LLB entrance scores are provided below
MH CET LLB participating institutes