Done with your MAH Law CET (3-year) exam? If you’d like to find out what the test was like for everyone, you’ve come to the right place.

Introduced this year, the first-ever MAH Law CET was a mixed bag. The exam showed a reasonable deviation from the sample paper, which was published as part of the exam notification. So those who were prepared for surprises by practising all possible types of questions, could have handled the surprises better.

MAH Law CET for the 3 year Post Graduate LL.B programme was conducted in 120 minutes (2 hour-slot) with 150 objective type questions and no negative marking. The exam had four sections without section level time limits. In general, the paper was lengthy and time consuming, and time management was the key to score high.

Here’s a quick analysis of MAH Law CET 2016 for you to understand it better.


Legal Reasoning

Contrary to the pattern in the sample papers, all the questions belonged to legal reasoning area with no legal GK questions.

Contracts dominated this section, followed by torts and criminal law. There were fewer questions from family law / IPR and consumer protection law. In order to test the reasoning nature of the students, questions were framed in a manner where the answers had  to be lengthy. Naturally, the section was time consuming. Overall, the difficulty level of the section was moderate.

No of questions: 30 minutes
Ideal attempt time: 35 minutes
Good score: 22 to 24 marks



This section was generally perceived as time consuming and tricky. Topic mix was as follows:

Reading Comprehension: 2 passages (Long and time consuming), 3 to 4 questions per passage. Questions were direct and easy to answer (8 questions in total)
Fill in the blanks: 7 to 8 questions as part of a single passage
Mark grammar errors: 5 questions
Jumbled paragraphs: 3 questions
Fill in the blanks (Prepositions, part of speech): 3 questions
Antonyms / Synonyms / Analogies: Total 6 to 7 questions

No. of questions: 50
Ideal attempt time – 45 minutes
Good score: 38 marks


Logical and Analytical Reasoning
There were no coding / decoding or series completion questions like the typical logical reasoning section. Arrangements formed a major portion of the section, having 5 questions, each on circular, linear and floor arrangement. Family tree and directions had 2 questions each.

Analytical reasoning had questions on statement-inference and syllogisms. No questions were asked on cause and effect, course of action, strong/weak arguments and others.

No of questions: 30
Ideal attempt time: 30 to 35 minutes
Good score: 22 to 24 marks


General Knowledge
As expected, this section was dominated by questions on current affairs and contained 5 to 6 Static GK questions. Question coverage was till May 2016. Most of the questions appeared from 2016, with very few from 2015. The questions were well spread across areas and can be said to have been on the difficult side.

No of questions: 40
Ideal attempt time: 20 minutes
Good score: 28 to 30 marks


Overall performance
Ideal serious attempt: 125 to 130 questions
Good score: 110 to 112 marks for top colleges

This analysis will help you to make a idea of your score in the exam. Hope you have fared well in it. Good luck for your results! Come back to this blog when the results are out to get advice on what you should do next.


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