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Maharashtra Law Common Entrance Test- 5 Year

Maharashtra Law Common Entrance Test is known as MH LAWCET. It is the entrance exams conducted for students to give admissions in LLB for 3 years and 5 years. The first ever Maharashtra LLB 5 year CET for integrated undergraduate degree courses in Law (BA.LL.B) was conducted on 18th, June 2016.

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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.

MH Law CET Exam Pattern
MAH-LL.B 5 YEAR CET-2016 is conducted in the Online Mode, using standardized equi-percentile method, for equating scores across sessions in specified centers within and outside Maharashtra.

The CET comprises multiple choice objective type questions in the areas of:

  • Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning (40)
  • General Knowledge including Current Affairs (30)
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning (40)
  • English (30)
  • Basic Mathematics (10)

[Total 150 marks] There are 150 questions to be answered in a total time of Two hours (i.e. One Hundred and Twenty minutes). Medium of Question Papers will be English and Marathi. There is no Negative marking for this CET

Marking Scheme – Each correct answer would be awarded one mark and no marks would be deducted from the total scored marks as there was no negative marking policy. However, questions marked with more than one option would be regarded wrongly attempted and no marks would be awarded, even one of the other options deemed to be correct.

Subjects – The law entrance exam would be conducted for both three-year as well as five-year integrated undergraduate law programs.

5-Year LLB programs – The state level law exam for 5-year integrated LLB program would comprise of a total of five sections including Legal Aptitude, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, English and Basic Mathematics.

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Subject-wise distribution of Questions –
While Legal Aptitude section carries 40 marks, each of the three sections–General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning and English carry 30 marks whereas Basic Mathematics carries 20 marks.

Eligibility Criteria for appearing to MAH LL.B 5 YEAR CET 2016:
The candidate should be an Indian Citizen. The Candidate belonging to the type [NRI, PIO, OCI and Foreign National Students] with following Academic Eligibility is not required to appear for CET Examination. They must apply only for CAP rounds.

  1. An applicant who have successfully completed Senior Secondary School course (+2) or equivalent, with minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (candidate belonging to SC/ ST Category with minimum 40% marks).
  2. The applicants who have obtained +2 Higher Secondary Pass certificate or First Degree Certificate after processing studies in distance or correspondence method is eligible for the course.

Provided that, the applicants who have obtained 10+2 through Open University system directly without having any basic qualification are not eligible.

Further provided that, applicants who have obtained 10th std. / Secondary Schooling Certificate Examination, in a single sitting examination without having basic qualification (1st to 9th standard of schooling) is not eligible.

Further provided that, the candidates who are appearing / appeared for the qualifying examination (regular examination of that academic year) are also eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination. Such candidate will be eligible for admission only if they produce the proof of qualifying examination and the mark lists of all parts of qualifying examination at the time of admission.

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There is no Upper age limit for admission to 5 year’s LL.B Course.

  • The Legal Aptitude section consisted of Legal GK questions, rather than Legal Reasoning type.
  • Current Affairs questions were based on events in the past one year. So one would have had to revise key events of 2015 and 2016 to date.
  • Static GK was a fair mix of geography, history, personalities, science, finance and business, and Constitution. To prepare for this you need an exam specific reading of Pearson GK Manual.
  • Logical Reasoning – The questions were a mix of alphanumeric series completion, analogies, coding, and syllogisms.
  • Analytical Reasoning – These set of questions consisted of strong/weak arguments, implicit/explicit assumptions, and statement-conclusion, inference & assertion-reason type questions.
  • English – Antonyms/Synonyms, word usage, idioms and phrases, fill in the blanks (Words), Short RC passages. A good vocab revision is a must for this section.
  • Quantitative – For this section, a basic knowledge of 10th standard Math topics should suffice. In general, the examiner’s favorite topics are numbers, averages & percentages, profit & loss, time-speed-distance, work & efforts etc.

For the MH LAWCET results, while preparing the merit list if there is a tie in the merit of 2 or more candidates the following process is carried out to calculate the merit of a candidate:

  1. The candidate with a higher percentage of marks in qualifying Examination (HSC or equivalent examination) is ranked higher in the merit list.
  2. The candidate with a higher percentage of marks in First Language at HSC or Equivalent Examination is ranked higher in the merit list.
  3. The candidate with a higher percentage of marks in SSC or Equivalent Examination is ranked higher in the merit list.
  4. The candidate with a higher percentage of marks in English at SSC or Equivalent Examination is ranked higher in the merit list.
  5. The candidate with a higher percentage of marks in First Language at HSC or Equivalent Examination is ranked higher in the merit list.
  6. The candidate with a higher percentage of marks in SSC or Equivalent Examination is ranked higher in the merit list.
  7. The candidate with a higher percentage of marks in English at SSC or Equivalent Examination is ranked higher in the merit list

Summary

In this blog post, we have provided all the necessary details you should know about MH CET 5 year course. The process, eligibility, requirements, syllabus and other tips are mentioned. Hope you liked our post. Share your comments in the comment section below.

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