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Until 2016, law colleges affiliated to various Universities in Maharashtra enrolled students for 3 years of LL.B course on the basis of aggregate marks scored in graduation through the CAP Round. Since 2016, MAH law CET is being conducted to screen law aspirants for the 3-year LL.B course.

2017 was the second year of Centralised Admission Process (CAP) conducted by Department of Higher Education (DHE). Since difficulty level of exam changes every year, score cut-offs vary over the years. Hence, rank cut-offs are better indicators of possibility of admission in a particular college. We have tracked closing rank movements along three CAP rounds in 2017 for your reference.

S. No. Law College General Category (Closing Ranks) OBC Category (Closing Ranks) SC Category (Closing Ranks) OMS-General Category (Closing Ranks)
R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3
1 Government Law College 207 231 No Seats 3304 4222 1818 2714 2840 841 109 137 19
2 K. C. Law College* 309 365 74 7543 9419 3445 4864 6350 1715 614 1406 358
3 Jitendra Chauhan Law College* 668 804 111 9827 12733 3617 7059 8306 3097 1275 2864 1247
4 G. J. Advani Law College* 727 866 489 11816 13320 4204 7807 8199 2719 1907 3068 1417
5 ILS Law College 811 1335 299 4415 6698 3301 5809 12161 4976 200 411 144
6 Rizvi Law College* 978 1146 214 2010 5780 2560
7 New law College 1143 1288 153 10993 13151 4181 7647 12504 1052 1712 3601 1640
8 Navalmal Firodia 1398 1562 546 6659 9628 3713 7740 13909 601 1533 4298 349
9 Dr. Ambedkar 1657 1819 403 10496 14035 4362 7055 7647 2768 1419 3049 1781
10 TMC Law College 1941 2341 492 7842 10300 2856 6388 7243 1741 3116 5365 3673
* A few colleges have minority quota as follows:
K C & Advani Law College – Sindhi minority, Rizvi Law College – Muslim minority quota, Jitendra Chauhan – Gujarati minority quota.

Key takeaways from CAP round 2017 are:

  1. Unlike 2016, Rizvi & New Law College didn’t retain their place among Top-5. Gopaldas Advani and ILS law college moved up the ladder to claim their place among top-5 colleges in Maharashtra.
  2. Overall score cut-offs dropped by 4-5 marks. This gives the perception of question paper being little tough as compared to 2016.
  3. Most students preferred to select ‘float’ option and continued in the process till Round 2. Hence, there was no major change in rank cut-offs from Round 1 to Round 2
  4. Fresh admissions were opened in Round 3; hence merit list was re-formulated for remaining students in the system. Final year graduation results of Mumbai University got delayed; hence a lot of high scoring students couldn’t participate before Round 3. With fewer seats left in the system, rank cut-offs went much higher
  5. Among OMS (Outside Maharashtra state) students, upward rank movement from Round-1 to Round-3 was remarkable in case of ILS & Navalmal Firodia colleges (both Pune based) as compared to some of the better ranked colleges in Mumbai. A possible reason could be hostel facilities at ILS or city specific preference for Pune over Mumbai.

Hope this analysis helps future Mah Law CET aspirants to make an informed decision about college selection.

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