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The first ever MAH Law CET for admission to 5 year integrated undergraduate degree courses in Law (BA.LL.B) will be conducted on 18th, June 2016.

The admissions to the following institutes will be based on the score of MAH Law CET, provided they are approved and recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and are affiliated to any of the non-agricultural universities in the state of Maharashtra:

  1. Government colleges offering LLB 5 year integrated course
  2. Government aided colleges (including minority) offering LLB 5 year integrated course
  3. University departments offering LLB 5 year integrated course
  4. University managed institutes offering LLB 5 year integrated course
  5. Unaided colleges (including minority) offering LLB 5 year integrated course, covered as per the Act.

The table below contains the list of colleges in Maharashtra that will accept the MAH-CET for their 5 year UG Law programme:

Mumbai Pune Nagpur & Others
University of Mumbai ILS Law College Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) Manikchand Pahade Law College, Aurangabad
Government Law College (GLC) Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College Central India College of Law Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial College of Law Dhule
SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law D.E.S’s Navalmal Firodia Law College N S Law College, Sangli Dayanand College of Law, Latur
Rizvi Law College P.E.S.’s Modern Law College Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh College of Law, Amravati Shri Shivaji Law College, Nanded
KC Law College A.K.K. New Law Academy Navjeevan Law College, Nashik
Vivekanand Education Society’s, College of Law PDEA Law College

 

Eligibility for MAH Law CET 2016 (5 Year programme)

Candidates passing SSC and HSC or equivalent exam from a recognized institution with at least 45% marks in aggregate (General category), 42 % for OBC Category & 40% marks in case of SC/ST applicants can appear for this exam.

Test pattern

The Online CET will comprise of one paper with five sections:

Sr No Area No of Questions Marks per question Total Marks
1 Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning 40 1 40
2 General Knowledge with Current Affairs 30 1 30
3 Logical and Analytical Reasoning 40 1 40
4 English 30 1 30
5 Basic Mathematics 10 1 10
  Total 150   150

Question type: Objective Multiple Choice Questions with FOUR options
Time Allotted: 120 minutes (2 hours).
Marking Scheme: No negative marking

 

Salient test features

  • MAH Law CET 2016 will be conducted ONLY in selected cities in Maharashtra.
  • The sample paper in the exam notification suggests that
    • The Legal Aptitude section will mostly consist of Legal GK questions, rather than Legal Reasoning type. So, this will consume less time. Brush up your Legal GK.
    • Current Affairs questions will based on events in the past one year. Revise key events of 2015 and 2016 till date.
    • Static GK should be a fair mix of geography, history, personalities, science, finance and business, and Constitution. You need an exam specific reading of Pearson GK Manual.
    • Logical Reasoning – Alphanumeric series completion, analogies, coding, syllogisms. Practice more of these.
    • Analytical Reasoning – Strong/weak arguments, implicit/explicit assumptions, statement-conclusion, inference & assertion-reason type questions. Practice more of these.
    • English – Antonyms/Synonyms, word usage, idioms and phrases, fill in the blanks (Words), Short RC passages. A good vocab revision is a must.
    • Quant – Basic knowledge of 10th standard Math topics should suffice. In general, examiner’s favourite topics are numbers, averages & percentages, profit & loss, time-speed-distance, work & efforts etc.

These points should help you focus your MAH CET Law preparation over the next 30 days.

 

Likely cut-offs
No historical cut-offs are available for this entrance. However, following the general trend of other law entrance exams, a score of 70% and beyond can be considered safe. Thus, students should target a score of 100+, which shouldn’t be too difficult since there’s no negative marking. Having said that, cut-off uncertainty will be slightly high in this case till the actual results are announced.

New to online test taking?
Till last year, admission to law colleges under the Government of Maharashtra was on the basis of 12th standard board marks only. Hence, the online aptitude test taking format will be new to a lot of aspirants. It is important that you build familiarity with online test taking. Joining a test series from a reputed law test preparation source will surely help.

In the meantime, we shall keep sharing more preparation tips and advice on this blog. So keep watching this space for updates!

Law entrance… See It (E) coming on 18th June!

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