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 through this exam and a total number of 10060 seats. The exam is mostly conducted in the last week of April. On the basis of 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. TheMH CET Law 2018 was comparatively easy as compared to the paper of 2017. 
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The MH CET Law syllabus comprises of the topics related to the law. And the question paper has the following sections, i.e.:
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning,
Logical and Analytical Reasoning,
General Knowledge with Current Affairs,
English and
Basic Mathematics.
Exam Pattern:
Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 120 minutes
Marking System: +1 for correct, 0 for incorrect
Overview of the MHT CET (Law) 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 Basic Mathematics 10 10
Total   150 150
Important dates related to SET law 2018
Events Date (Announced)
Application Form Availability 18th January 2018
Last Date to fill the Application Form 25th March 2018
Online Registration start (with late fee of Rs. 500) 26th March to 4th April 2018
Admit Card Availability (Through Login) 24th April to 10th May 2018
Date of Exam 10th May 2018
Provisional Answer Key Publish 25th May 2018
Online submission of objections on Question Paper/Answer key 25th to 27th May 2018
Scanned OMR Answer Sheets Availability 26th May to 2nd June 2018 & 5th June to 7th June 2018
Result Declaration 3rd June 2018
Counseling Starts 7th June 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
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. It was dominated by contract law because there almost 21 questions from Contract Act and also Partnership Act. 8 questions were from criminal law. Rest of the questions in this section 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.
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Ideal Attempts: 32+
  • Ideal Correct: 28-32
General Knowledge with current affairs
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 questions . 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
No of Questions: 40
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
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