For almost all law school entrance exams of India, you should start preparing at least 6-7 months prior to the exam date. When studying for the MH CET Law exam, there is no one right way to do it. Candidates, however, should make an honest attempt to study for the tests. Since there is barely any time left now, I would suggest you to appear for the exam next year. You can nevertheless appear for the exam this year too to understand the nature of the exam, but there are low chances of it bearing any seats for you.
The registration dates for MHCET are usually published earlier than most law entrance exams. Make sure you keep an eye on the calendar to not miss out on anything.
MH CET 2022 is an online computer based test (CBT). The paper shall be available in both English and Marathi. Candidates will be able to access questions in both the languages, however they will have to choose one language for answering.
It is a 150 marks paper with 150 questions, so each question carries only 1 mark. There will be 4 available options for each question. To answer a question, students must choose one. There is no negative marking and students are allotted 120 minutes to finish the exam.
For both the 5 year LLB programmes, the paper covers 5 main topics.
- Legal aptitude and legal reasoning (40 questions)
- General knowledge with current affairs (30 questions)
- Logical and analytical reasoning (40 questions)
- Math (10 questions)
- English (30 questions)
- Mock Tests: I cannot emphasize the importance of mock tests enough. When you practice enough mock tests (at least 1 every two days in the last 6 months), you not only master your time management skills but also end up learning most vocabulary words, important sections from legal and constitutional law and even static GK. It also boosts your reading speed which is a very helpful tool.
- Plan everything: Make sure you have a plan. Nobody knows your skills better than you. Accordingly allot time to each and every section, focusing more on the ones you deem yourself to be weaker at.
- Writing and memorizing: For portions that require you to memorize things, such as vocabulary, current affairs, Articles of the constitution etc, it is best to write them all down in pen and paper. It helps with memorization and quick last moment revision.
- Trust Yourself : The exam paper is set to be cracked by a 17-18 year old average student who has been consistent with their efforts. The questions are designed to confuse you a bit, but know that it is meant to be solved in less than a minute. In legal reasoning, more often than not the answer that shall come to your mind first will be the correct answer. Point being, do not doubt yourself and lose confidence.
- Online Resource s: You don't necessarily have to spend your bucks on expensive coaching if you don't want to. There are plenty of resources available online that can help you better prepare for the exam. You can download previous year's question papers to have a strong idea of the pattern.
- Stay updated: Read or listen to news daily, but make sure it is from authentic sources. You can watch videos online on how to filter news and remember only the details that shall be helpful for your entrance exam.
- Practice Test: You should keep taking practice tests to know your level of preparation. You can even solve question papers of other entrance exams like CLAT and AILET to challenge yourself to fresher types of questions.
Lastly, do not forget to take care of your health. Keep taking breaks and take things easy. You can read up more on the exam pattern by hitting on this link.
Feel free to comment down below if you have any more questions. Good luck!