MH CET (Law) 2018 Analysis and Expected Cut-Off

The MH-CET (Law) is conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education every year for admission to the UG programs offered by the law colleges in Maharashtra. There are around 153 colleges participating in this exam with limited seats in every college. The exam is mostly conducted in the last week of April. Based on the score obtained in the entrance exam, candidates secure a seat in the participating law colleges. The examination is conducted through online mode and the language of the question paper is English/ Marathi. The MH CET Law 2018 was comparatively easier as compared to the paper of 2017. 
The MH-CET Law syllabus comprises topics related to law. Following table refers to the exam pattern followed by conducting body:
Number of Sections
5
Name of Sections
Legal Reasoning & Legal Aptitude
General Knowledge with Current Affairs
Logical & Analytical Reasoning
English
Mathematical Aptitude
Number of Questions
150
Marks Per Question
+1
Negative Marking
No negative marking
Mode of Examination
Online
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Distribution of marks and questions are mentioned below:
Overview of the MH-CET (Law) Question Paper 2018
SR No
Section
Questions
Marks
1
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning
40
40
2
General Knowledge with Current Affairs
30
30
3
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
40
40
4
English
30
30
5
Mathematical Aptitude
10
10
Total
 
150
150
Let us now look at the detailed analysis for each section:
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning
This section was formulated with the aim of checking the concepts of students from the point of view of the Indian Contract Act and Criminal Law. The question paper consisted of questions from Contract Law, Partnership Act and Criminal Law. Out of 40 questions, 21 questions were from Contract Law, a few from Partnership Act and 8 questions from Criminal Law. However, the rest were from various other topics pertaining to law. Most of the questions were principle-factual based questions and could be easily handled by a student who has practiced well. No questions were covered from Legal GK or Legal Maxims. The exam paper was completely dominated by Contract Law.
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Ideal Attempts: 32+
  • Ideal Correct: 28-32
General Knowledge with Current Affair
This section was fairly easy as opposed to the stereotypical notion of GK section being a tough one! The section mostly comprised of current affairs covering all aspects, with very less questions based on static GK. However, a majority of questions in this section were from Current Affairs. There were questions on Cartosat-2 launch by ISRO, 36th National Games, first transgender appointed in police, Vajra Prahar joint military exercise etc.
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Ideal Attempts: 25-28
  • Ideal Correct: 24-28
 Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Compared to the previous year paper, it can be safely said that this section was difficult in the 2018 question paper. The section had questions from various topics such as syllogisms, direction test, arrangements, blood relations and inequalities but the section was majorly dominated by analytical reasoning. It had questions from both logical as well as verbal reasoning. This section was categorized as difficult because there were questions from mathematical inequality-based puzzles which were time-consuming.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
  • Ideal Attempts: 30-32
  • Ideal Correct: 28-30 
English
It will be safe to say that the English section was easy just like the exam of 2017, compared to other sections. There were all types of questions such as fill in the blanks, reading comprehension in which the passage was based on Labour Laws in China comprising of ten questions, spelling correction vocabulary based, phrase replacement, Para-jumbled words, etc. 
  • Level of difficulty: Fairly Easy
  • Ideal attempts: 25-28
  • Ideal correct: 25
Basic Mathematics
This section was the shortest of all section having just ten questions which were of moderate level. It had questions mostly from arithmetic such as data sufficiency, Speed & Distance (Trains, Boats & Stream), average, simple interest and compound interest, profit and loss, average, time and work, etc. There were some questions on Data Sufficiency.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Ideal Attempts: 7-8
  • Ideal Correct: 6-8
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MH-CET Law Cut-Off 2018
Name of the Institution
General Opening & Closing Rank
SC Opening & Closing Rank
ST Opening & Closing Rank
Government Law College Mumbai
Opening-144
129
127
Closing-127
98
91
Indian Law Society Law College Pune
Opening-143
109
103
Closing-111
77
75
Dr. Ambedkar College of Law Mumbai
Closing-101
67
65
Opening-134
103
96
Gopaldas Jhamatmal Advani Law College Mumbai
Opening -139
108
104
Closing-101
65
61
New Law College Mumbai
Closing-88
55
45
Opening-139
108
99
Kishinchand Chellaram Law College Mumbai
Opening-133
100
91
Closing-101
55
51
Manikchand Pahade Law College Mumbai
Opening-121
99
97
Closing-56
52
49
Shri Shivaji Maratha Law College Pune
Opening-127
102
97
Closing-98
67
61
Shankarrao Chavan Law College Pune
Opening-131
102
97
Closing-98
67
61
Vidya Prasarak Mandal TMC Law College Thane
Opening-129
102
97
Closing-98
67
61
St. Wilfreds College of Law Mumbai
Opening-127
93
83
Closing-88
43
37