MH CET Law 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Qualification, Marks, Age Limit

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    MH CET Law eligibility criteria 2020 must be checked by the candidate before applying for the exam. For students to appear for MH CET Law 2020, no upper age limit is set. However, it is necessary that they are Indian citizens. If the candidate meets all standards of the eligibility criteria, then only s/he can appear for the examination. Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law, introduced and managed by the Government of Maharashtra, allows students to seek admission into various law colleges of Maharashtra.

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    MH CET Law is a state level entrance examination, of which, the eligibilty criteria is set by DHE Maharashtra. If at any stage, the candidate is found to be ineligible, their application will be rejected immediately. The following article lists down the factors on which a candidate’s eligibility for MH CET Law will be judged.

    General Eligibility for MH CET Law

    General Eligibility for MH CET Law

    Listed below are the standards that are common to both the programs i.e. MAH-LLB (3 years) and MAH-LLB (5 years). 

    • Nationality – Candidate should be an Indian Citizen
    • Age Limit – There is no upper age limit for both the programs
    • Registration – Final year candidates are eligible to apply for the law exam

    Eligibility Criteria for Candidature

    MH CET Law Eligibility Criteria: Candidature

    There are various types of candidature under which the eligibility standards are stated by the competent authority. They are as follows:

    1) Maharashtra State Candidature

    There are various types of candidatures that come under this category. They are as follows:

    • Type A -  a candidate who is Domicile of Maharashtra or born in Maharashtra, or
    • Type B -  candidate’s father or mother is domiciled in the State of Maharashtra, or
    • Type C -  candidate’s father/ mother is an employee of the GOI or GOI Undertaking and is posted and reported to duty in Maharashtra State before the last date for submitting the Application Form for CAP, or
    • Type D – candidate’s father or mother is an employee of the Government of Maharashtra or Government of Maharashtra Undertaking, or
    • Type E - candidates passing SSC and or HSC Examination or Equivalent Examination from a recognized institution from a disputed Maharashtra Karnataka Border Area and whose Mother tongue is Marathi.

    2) All India Candidature

    Candidates having Indian Nationality are eligible to fill in the application form for MH CET Law under this category.

    3) Minority Candidature

    The Maharashtra domiciled candidate belonging to a particular Linguistic or Religious Minority Community within the State and as notified by the Government are considered eligible.

    4) NRI/ Foreign Students/ OCI/ PIO Candidature

    These candidates are not required to apply and appear for MH CET Law 2020. They only need to apply for CAP rounds as per the schedule.

    5) Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidature

    (a) Children of J&K citizens, who are

    • displaced from J&K to any part of India or
    • from the unsafe border area of J&K to a relatively safer place in J&K from 1990 onwards due to terrorist activities; or

    (b) Children of officers belonging to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or Indian Police Services (IPS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and children of staff belonging to military and paramilitary forces transferred to J&K to combat terrorist activities and joined the post on or before the last date for submission of application for admission; or

    (c) Children of staff and officers of J&K police engaged in combating terrorism; are eligible under this category.

    Also Check Detailed  MH CET Law Application Process

    Eligibility Criteria for Academic Qualification

    MH CET Law Eligibility Criteria – Academic Qualification

    The educational qualification required for both programs is different. Below is the academic eligibility criteria mentioned for each of the programs.

    For MAH-Law 5-year Integrated Law Program

    Qualifying Examination - SSC (10th Class) and HSC (Class 12th) graduates from a recognized school in Maharashtra State.

    Minimum Marks - A minimum of 45% aggregate marks (40% for SC/ ST category) in the qualifying examination (Maharashtra State Candidates).


    1. SSC and HSC graduates from outside the Maharashtra State Board will be considered as Open Category Candidates irrespective of their Caste/ Category.
    2. Candidates appearing for Class 12 examination in the academic year 2017-18 are also eligible for MH CET Law 2020. The admissions will be confirmed if they score the minimum qualifying marks and produce the same while filling in the CAP form.
    3. Students who have appeared for the board exam through the Open University system without having a basic formal education will not be considered eligible for MH CET Law 2020.

    For 3-year Law Program

    Qualifying Examination – Graduate or Post Graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university of Maharashtra or India.

    Minimum Marks - A minimum of 45% aggregate marks (40% for SC/ ST category) in the qualifying examination (Maharashtra State Candidates).


    1. Final year/ last semester candidates are eligible for the 3-year program. The admission will be provisional till the time they do not clear the qualifying examination.
    2. Final semester mark sheet must be submitted at the time of counselling.

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    Reservation of seats in MH CET Law 2020

    Reservation of seats in MH CET Law 2020

    Reservation scheme is defined for governing the admission process in MH CET law colleges. The rule is uniformly applicable to Government colleges, government-aided professional educational institutions and aided undergraduate degree departments/ courses in law into non- agricultural universities.

    Highlights of MHCET 2020 reservation policy:

    • 85% seats are laterally reserved for students of the state of Maharashtra in all the Government/Government aided/ Government aided minority institutions/ University department/ courses.
    • 10% seats are reserved laterally for students from all over the country in all the Government/Government aided/ Government aided minority institutions/ University department/ courses.
    • 5% seats are reserved under the NRI/OCI/PIO quota for foreign nationals or Indian candidates with foreign nationality in all the Government/Government aided/ Government aided minority institutions/ University department/ courses.
    • In unaided institutes, there is no minority quota and 65% seats are reserved for students of Maharashtra state.
    • In unaided minority institutes, 51% seats are reserved for minority candidates.
    • 20% seats are directly reserved for NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign candidates in all the unaided institutes. This includes 5% quota defined for NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign candidates.
    Type of InstituteNo. Of seats – % of sanctioned seats
    CAP Seats
    Maharashtra State CandidateII India seats*Quota for NRI, OCI, PIO, Foreign nationalMinority quota
    Government aided institutions85%10%5%NIL
    Government aided minority institutions85%10%5%50%
    University department/ course35%10%5%NIL
    Government institutions85%10%5%NIL

    Reservation or allocation of seats for admission to the professional undergraduate degree courses in law into the unaided professional education institutions and unaided/self-financed undergraduate degree departments/ courses in law into non-agricultural universities.

    Type of instituteNo. Of seats –% of sanctioned intake
    CAP seatsInstitution-level seats
    Maharashtra State CandidateAll India SeatsMinority quotaInstitute Level Seats (including 5% quota for NRI, OCI, PIO, Foreign candidate)
    Unaided (Vina- anudanit institutions)65%15%Nil20%
    Unaided (Vina- anudanit) Minority institutions100% of MS seats15%51%20%
    University Department/ course (self financed/ unaided65%15%Nil20%

    Salient FAQs on MH CET Law Eligibility

    MH CET Law Eligibility FAQs

    Ques 1. What is the meaning of Aggregate Marks?

    Ans 1. Aggregate marks mean the Grand Total of marks scored in the qualifying examination/ Diploma/ Degree and as given by the Conducting Board.

    Ques. How to convert Grades or CGPA into marks?

    Ans 2. In the case grading system or CGPA system is followed, the conversion will be based on the formula/procedure certified by the Board University from where the candidate has obtained their certificate or marks.

    If the grades of all the Semesters/ Years are taken into consideration for awarding grade in Certificate/ Diploma/Degree, the same is to be considered and noted while filling in the form.

    Ques 3. How is the percentage of marks calculated?

    Ans 3. As per the updates, the percentage of marks is calculated by rounding off to two places after decimal eg., if you have obtained 75.649% then you will round it off to 75.65% marks. 

    Ques 4. Which all documents should a reserve category candidate produce at the time of Document Verification or Counselling?

    Ans 4. Listed below are the documents that need to be carried along at the time of counselling or seat allotment procedure:

    CategoryCertificates Required
    SCCaste Certificate issued by Competent Authority
    STCaste Certificate with Tribe Validity Certificate issued by the Scrutiny Committee of Tribal Department
    DT/VJ, NT, OBC and SBCCaste Certificate and Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

    Note – Candidates failing to produce these documents will not be able to avail Fee Concession and admission on the reserved seat in the CAP process.

    Ques 5. Who is not eligible for MH CET Law 2020?

    Ans 5. A person who has successfully completed the HSC/ Graduation is eligible to apply for the exam. But if the candidate has completed SSC in regular mode but has not completed any year of education from classes 1-9 in regular mode, then he/she is not eligible for the law entrance examination.

    Ques 6. What details should I copy down while replying to auto-response emails? 

    Ans. 6. The candidate should copy down/save the ‘registration number’ and ‘password’ while reverting to the auto-response emails. 

    Ques 7. What all details should I mention while writing down about my issue? 

    Ans. The candidate is required to mention their, ‘full name’, ‘registration number’, ‘mobile number’ and ‘date of birth’. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    Netra Haldankar

    I have Caste Certificate but I don't have Caste Validity Certificate and Non-Creamy Layer yet. Though I can get it before admission in College. So should I mark it as YES in the form/application (as I have one now) Or (mark/ write NO in the form/application and) wait till i actually acquire the Certificates in 2 months before admission. When is the Caste Verification for OBC done? When will I need to produce the Caste Validity and Non-Creamy Layer Certificates?

    15 Feb, 2019 11:43
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Netra, caste certificates are usually asked to produce at the time of counselling or document verification, whichever is earlier which is done after the exam is conducted. It would be advisable if you contact the exam authority or visit the official website of the organization for most suitable guidelines.

    15 Feb, 2019 12:13
    Vivek Thakur

    Is their any exemption for Professional such as CS & CA in MH-CET Exam 2018??

    11 Apr, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    NO, Their is no exemption provided to any profession

    01 Jun, 2018 16:49
    Nikash Jacob John

    official website for registering and filling up application form for MH CET LAW 2018

    24 Mar, 2018 00:20
    Richa Sharma

    Official website for registering MH CET LAW 2018 is :

    01 Jun, 2018 18:03

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