About MH-CET Law

The government of Maharashtra will conduct the MH-CET law 2020 exam for admission to the 3-year and 5-year law program in the state of Maharashtra. DTE conducts the MH-CET law exam online. MH-CET was introduced in 2016 by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra as a common entrance test for students seeking admissions to various government law colleges in the state. Nearly 15,000 students write MH-CET (5-year Law) every year.

Eligibility criteria

1. For MAH LLB (5 Years)

Educational Qualifications: 10+2 passed/appearing
Minimum marks in qualifying exam:

  • 45%in aggregate for Open, SEBC, and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Category candidates and all India candidates.
  • 40%in aggregate for candidate belonging to SC and ST category from Maharashtra state.
  • 42%in aggregate for VJNT, SBC, OBC categories belonging to state of Maharashtra

2. For MAH LLB (3 Years)

  • Candidates should have a graduate (or a post graduate degree) in any discipline from any University in Maharashtra established by an act of Parliament or by the State Legislature
  • An equivalent national institution recognized as a deemed to be university or foreign university recognized as equivalent to the status of an Indian university by an authority competent to declare equivalence.
  • Candidates who have completed Class 10th (SSC) +2 (HSC) education following regular mode can apply for admission to LLB 3 Years, provided they have completed their graduation and/or post graduation through regular mode/open or distance mode.

Exam Pattern

Exam mode Online
Language Marathi and English
Type of questions MCQs
Exam duration 2 hours
Extra time will be allotted to several PwD candidates (based on the kind of disability)
Total number of questions 150
Total marks 150
Marking scheme 1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking None

1. MH-CET Law Exam Pattern: For Five-Year LLB

Section No. of Questions
English 30
Mathematical Aptitude 10
Logical &Analytical Reasoning 40
General Awareness with Current Affairs 30
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning 40
Total 150


2. MH-CET Law Exam Pattern: For Three-Year LLB

Subject/Topic Number of questions Marks
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning 30 30
General knowledge with Current Affairs 40 40
Logical &Analytical Reasoning 30 30
English 50 50
Total 150 150



  • Legal aptitude & Legal Reasoning: Indian polity, including Executive, Judiciary and Legislature, Law propositions with facts, the Constitution, etc.
  • General knowledge with Current Affairs: Indian geography, current affairs, latest rules and amendments, etc.
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning: Reasoning by analogy, completing arguments, drawing well-supported conclusions, puzzles, blood relations, series, etc.
  • English: Vocabulary, synonyms &antonyms, analogies, idioms &phrases, sentence improvement and rearrangement, fill in the blanks, etc.
  • Maths (Only for 5-year LLB): Speed &distance, profit &loss, time &work, Algebra, etc.

MH-CET Law Colleges

MH-CET LAW scores and ranks are accepted by colleges in Maharashtra, of which some of the top ones are:

1. Mumbai:

  • Government Law College (GLC)
  • SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law
  • Jitendra Chauhan College of Law
  • KC Law College
  • Rizvi Law College
  • Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Law

2. Pune

  • ILS Law College
  • New Law College, BVP
  • DES’s Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College
  • PES’s Modern Law College
  • PDEA Law College

3. Nagpur and Other Locations

  • RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
  • Central India College of Law, Nagpur
  • Navjeevan Law College, Nashik
  • Manikchand Pahade Law College, Aurangabad
  • Panjabrao Deshmukh College of Law, Amravati

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