MHCET [Maharashtra LAW Common Entrance Test]

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law is a state examination conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra, for admissions into undergraduate law programmes including the 5-year BA. LL.B. and 3-year LL.B. programmes of the government law colleges in the state. The exam is generally held in May, and is a computer-based exam.


MHCET Eligibility criteria for 5 year program

  1. candidates should be Indian nationals
  2. general category candidates applying for B.A. LL.B. throughMH CET need to have qualified the 12th Boards/equivalent Higher Senior Secondary exam with 45% aggregate marks
  3. qualifying aggregate marks for SC/ST candidates is 40%
  4. the candidates applying for LL.B. through MH CET must hold a graduate/post-graduate degree with a 45% aggregate score in General category and 40% in SC/ST category

MHCET Eligibility criteria for 3 year program

  1. A Candidate passing the Bachelor's Degree Examination of the Mumbai University, in any faculty with minimum 45% marks at the first attempt or a corresponding degree examination of any other University recognized as equivalent thereto by the Mumbai University with the minimum prescribed marks at the first attempt is eligible for admission to the First Year L.L.B. The above percentage of marks shall be relaxed by 5% for candidates belonging to the reserved Categories

MHCET Exam Pattern

  1. The exam has 150 questions is divided into 5 sections – Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Basic Mathematics, English – to be completed within 120 minutes.