All About MH-CET 3 Years

The law entrance exam is conducted by Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell for admission to three-year LLB course offered at the state universities and law colleges. Earlier, MHCET Law exam was conducted by Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra but it was taken over by CET Cell in 2019. Through the state law entrance exam, around 15100 seats of LLB course are filled at 141 approved law colleges.


MH CET Law 2020 Eligibility Criteria


The state CET Cell has published the Candidates seeking admissions to five-year integrated LLB courses and three-year LLB courses through MH CET Law need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as under:


Eligibility for MH CET Law 

Academic Criteria for all categories

·         Candidates who have graduated or are appearing in the final year examination of a bachelor degree from any UGC recognised university. 

·         They should have secured at least 45% marks in the qualifying examination. If belonging to SC/ ST category of Maharashtra state, the minimum marks required is 40% marks. For VJ/NT/SBC/ OBC category, the minimum marks required are 42% in aggregate of all semesters.

·         Candidates in the final year of their bachelor degree should submit the proof of qualifying the examination at the time of admission

Age limit 

State CET cell has mentioned any upper age or lower age limit criteria for admission to the three-year LLB course through MH CET Law 2020. 


MHCET Law 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test - Law

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Test Takers


Accepting Colleges

10 colleges

Official Website


MHCET Law 2020 Tentative Dates



Salient Features

Release of MH CET Law 2020 notification


State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharastra has released the official notification for MH CET Law 2020 admissions for 3-year LLB courses.

Starting of MH CET Law 2020 online applications 


CET Cell will open the online application window for 3-years LLB course on the official website.

Last date of submitting forms



Candidates need to submit the application forms along with fee before the last date.

Application phase II

02-Jun-2020 to 08-Jun-2020

MHCET Law 2020 application process has started again for a week. 

Release of admit cards

05-Jun-2020 Postponed 

Candidates applying for three-year LLB courses will be issued the admit card for MH CET Law 2020 in online mode only.

MH CET Law 2020 exam dates

28-Jun-2020 06-Aug-2020 (tentative)

MH CET Cell will conduct entrance exams for three-year LLB course and five-year LLB course in pen-paper based test mode.

Declaration of MH CET Law 2020 results 

14-Jul-2020 Postponed

State CET Cell will announce the results of MHCET Law 2020 for the three-year LLB course along with toppers list, first merit list and a tentative schedule for counselling.

MH CET Law 2020 counselling begins

21-Jul-2020 Postponed

The counselling process of MH CET Law 2020 admissions will begin with online choice/ options filling and locking by the candidates in the first merit list.


The CET Cell has released the exam schedule of MHCET Law for three-year LLB course as under:


Courses offered through MH CET Law 

On the basis of MH CET Law scores, the candidates can take admission to following law courses: 

  • BBA LLB course
  • BLS LLB course
  • BA LLB course
  • LLB course
  • BCom LLB course
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) - 3-year course


MHCET Law 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

The state cell for MHCET Law 2020 has described the key features of the three-year LLB course as under:



Exam mode

Pen-paper based test 

Exam duration

2 hours

Subjects/ sections

Four subjects as under: 

·         English

·         General Knowledge including Current Affairs

·         Legal Aptitude

·         Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Test paper language

English and Marathi

Type of questions

Multiple choices questions

Total questions

150 MCQs

Total Marks

150 marks


MHCET Law 2020 Sectional-weightage

The section-wise questions and marks have been allotted as under:


Questions per section

Marks per section

Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning



General Knowledge with Current Affairs



Logical and Analytical Reasoning










MHCET Law 2020 Syllabus for English 

Candidates should prepare the following topics to score well in the English section of MHCET Law 2020 question paper:

  • Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies etc)
  • Proficiency (Idioms and phrases, one-word substitutions, sentence improvement  and rearrangement, fill in the blanks etc)
  • English comprehension with a minimum of two passages followed by 5-10 questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.
  • English usage errors (common errors, spotting errors, inappropriate usages of words, spelling mistakes etc.)


MHCET Law 2020 Syllabus Legal Aptitude and Reasoning 

The questions in the legal aptitude and legal aptitude section will be around the following topics: 

  • The study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability
  • Legal prepositions and a set of facts to which the said propositions have to be applied
  • Some prepositions may not be true in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the truth of these prepositions and answer the question.


MHCET Law 2020 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning 

To score well in this section, candidates should prepare the topics as under: 

  • Patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments
  • Variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies etc.


MHCET Law 2020 Syllabus for GK & Current Affairs

The section will be based on the following topics: 

  • General awareness of History, Geography, General Science, Economics, Civics, Social Science, and Environment,
  • Current Affairs of the past year
  • Recent events and awareness around the world
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