MAH Law CET 2016 (3 Yr LL.B) was conducted in 120 Min (2 hrs) slot with 150 objective type questions and no negative marking. The test had four sections without section level time limits.
Introduced this year, the first ever MAH Law CET was a mixed bag. The exam showed a reasonable deviation from sample paper published as part of exam notification, so those who prepared for surprises by practicing all possible type of questions could handle the surprises better. In general, the paper was lengthy and time consuming, hence time management was the key to high score.
Here is a quick analysis.
Contrary to sample paper, all 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. Due to reasoning nature, they were little lengthy & time consuming. Overall difficulty was moderate
No of questions - 30
Ideal attempt time - 35 Min
Good score - 22-24 Marks
This section was generally perceived as time consuming & tricky. Topic mix was as follows
RC - 2 passages (Long and time consuming), 3-4 questions per passage. Questions easy to answer (8 Q in Total) were direct and
Fill in the blanks - 7-8 Q as part of single passage
Mark grammar errors - 5 Q
Jumbled paragraphs - 3 Q
Fill in the blanks (Prepositions, part of speech) - 3 Q
Antonyms/Synonyms/Analogies - Total 6-7 Q
No of questions - 50
Ideal attempt time - 45 Min
Good score - 38 Marks
There were no coding /decoding or series completion questions like typical Logical Arrangements formed major portion of the section with 1 caselet (5 Q each) each on circular, linear and floor arrangement. Family tree and directions had 2 Q each
Analytical reasoning had questions on statement-inference syllogisms. No questions were asked on case & effect, course of action, strong/ weak arguments etc.
No of questions - 30
Ideal attempt time – 30-35 Min
Good score – 22-24 Marks
Expectedly, this section was dominated by current affairs questions and contained 5-6 Static GK Q. Question coverage was till May 2016. Most of the questions appeared from 2016, with very few from 2015. Questions were well spread across areas and were on a little tougher side
No of questions – 40
Ideal attempt time – 20 Min
Good score – 28-30 Marks
Ideal serious attempt – 125-130 Q
Good score – 110-112 Marks for top colleges