Now that MAH Law CET 2016 (5 year program) is finally over, don’t you want to know how you did in the exam? Well, the result might take a while to come, but the analysis of this final law entrance exam might help you get an idea of how you fared.

MAH Law CET 2016 was conducted in a 120-minute (2 hours) slot, with 150 objective type questions and no negative marking. The test had five sections without level time limits for each one of them.

Introduced this year, the first ever MAH Law CET was a mixed bag. Those who had taken other law entrance exams in the 2016 academic season had an advantage in terms of concept familiarity and time management. For first timers, it may not have been as easy. The exam showed a reasonable deviation from the sample papers, which were published as a part of the exam notification. So those who were prepared for the unexpected by practising all possible types of questions would have handled the surprises better.

Here is a quick analysis of the MAH Law CET 2016.

Legal Reasoning
Contrary to sample papers, all questions were from the Legal Reasoning area with no Legal GK questions.
IPR (5 questions), Contracts (7 to 8) and consumer protection (3 to 4) were major areas, with constitution, crimes and miscellaneous areas (2 to 3 questions each). Due to their reasoning nature, they were quite lengthy and time consuming. Overall, the difficulty level was moderate.

No of questions: 40
Ideal attempt time: 40 minutes
Good score: 30 to 32 marks


This was a fairly manageable section with a mix of conventional topics. Students with a decent basic knowledge of verbal ability would have done well. Most questions were easy to moderately difficult.
Reading comprehension: 5 questions (One passage)
Jumbled paragraph: 6 questions (Easy-moderate)
Paragraph completion: 5 questions
Mark grammatical error: 4 to 5 questions (Easy)
Fill in the blanks (Word): 5 questions
Word substitution: 5 questions

No of questions: 30
Ideal attempt time: 20 to 25 minutes
Good score: 22 to 23 marks

Logical Reasoning
This section was a mixed bag of logical and verbal reasoning questions. Logical reasoning covered linear/circular arrangement (10 questions, moderate difficulty), coding-decoding, conditionalities (4 to 5 questions) and family tree and directions (3 to 4, easy) questions and was considered a fairly easy to moderate section.
Critical reasoning, on the other hand, was a mix of assertion-reason (2 questions), course of action (2 to 3 questions), syllogisms (4 to 5 questions) and paragraph conclusion (5 questions) and was a tougher one.

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

General Knowledge
This section mostly consisted of current affairs questions and contained 4 to 5 static GK questions. Question coverage was till May 2016. Most of the questions appeared from 2016, with very few from 2015. The questions were spread well across different areas.

Number of questions: 30
Ideal attempt time: 15 minutes
Good score: 20 marks

Favourite topics like time-speed-distance, averages-percentages contained 2 to 3 questions, each from profit and loss, permutations-combinations and number series completion. Questions were of elementary difficulty level.

Number of questions: 10
Ideal attempt time: 10 minutes
Good score: 7 marks

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

After this analysis, we hope you have been able to get a fair idea of how you must have had performed in the exam. Wish you good luck for your results!


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