Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 120 minutes
Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
Section 1: Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning
No. of Questions: 40
The legal section of MHCET LAW was pretty comfortably handled by students who had practised principle based questions well. With the exception of Constitution, almost all subject areas of legal aptitude were tested. The section was overall easier than the legal section of CLAT. A very noticeable point about this section was that all questions were principle-based. Questions based on legal knowledge were not asked. Four to five questions each from contracts, crime, torts and family law were asked. Constitution, excise and taxation contributed one or two questions each.
Overall, a good number of genuine attempts would be 30 + out of 40. And a score of 28 would be considered a good score. Time to be devoted to the section should be around 35-40 minutes as the principle-based questions increased the length of attempts.
Section 2: General Knowledge
No. of Questions: 30
After AILET and CLAT, GK section in MHCET came as a breather for the law aspirants this year. The GK section was well balanced. There were questions from Current Affairs as well as Static part of GK. Current affairs questions about SAARC satellite launch, Nobel Prize for Economics, Cricket World Cup 2019, first Nepal-China military exercise were expected and easy. Some 4-5 questions were based on Maharashtra which can give an edge to students from Maharashtra. Notable absence from the paper were Rio Olympics, Brexit, US Presidential elections, Demonetisation etc.
Overall, there was no major surprise in this section. A good score in this section can be 22+ out of 30.
Section 3: Verbal Ability (English)
No. of Questions: 30
The Verbal Ability section was relatively easier compared to other sections. One passage of reading comprehension with 10 questions asked from it was present in the test. All 10 questions were directly answered from the passage with 4 of the 10 questions being synonyms and antonyms. Five questions of Cloze test were asked. Five questions on grammar were asked in Spotting the Error format. Five questions of fill in the blanks (word replacement type) were asked. Parajumbles contributed five questions to the section. The question type was similar to that asked in MHCET for management. There was one parajumble to be solved and all five questions were to be answered on basis of that parajumble.
In short, the composition of English section was as follows – Reading Comprehension (10 questions), Parajumble (5 questions), Spot the error (5 questions), Cloze test (5 questions) and Word replacement (5 questions). This section was relatively easy. A well prepared student should be able to make at least 28 genuine attempts in this section with 25 correct attempts.
Section 4: Logical and Analytical Reasoning
No. of Questions: 40
The reasoning section leaned heavily towards arrangements and puzzles with almost 20 to 25 questions from that topic. 3 sets of arrangements including circular arrangement and square arrangements were asked. Most of these questions were moderate level difficulty but could be solved easily by someone who has had a lot of practice. The topic of syllogisms contributed six questions all of which were relatively easy. Statement – assumptions and statement – conclusions, which are generally a staple in such exams, were surprisingly amiss in the section. Coding-decoding contributed five to six questions. Question based on direction sense, and blood relations were also asked. There were 5 questions on Data sufficiency also which is generally not asked in law entrance examinations.
A student could easily attempt 35 questions in as many minutes with at least 90% accuracy.
Section 5: Mathematics
No. of Questions: 10
All the question in this section were from arithmetic. Areas tested were simple interest & compound interest, time-speed-distance, allegation-mixture, profit & loss, average & mensuration etc.
Overall the section was moderate in difficulty level. If a student was able to manage time properly, he/she must be able to score 7+ marks in this section.
In overall analysis, MHCET LAW (5 years) was a balanced paper along expected lines. Unlike CLAT, the questions were well framed and so far no error is observed/reported in any of the questions. The level of the paper in all sections was at par with the questions of our mock tests. Except for the reduction in direct vocab questions and lack of non principal based
Note: As there was no negative marking, lot of students would have attempted all questions. The suggested good attempt and good score are the net genuine attempts and score obtained from it.
|Section||Number of Questions||Suggested Time (In Minutes)||Difficulty Level||Good Attempts||Good Score|
|Legal Aptitude||40||35||Easy (but lengthy)||30 to 35||28 +|
|General Knowledge & Current Affairs||30||8 to 10||Moderate||25||21 +|
|English & Comprehension||30||25||Easy||25||22 +|
|Logical Reasoning||40||35||Moderate (but lengthy)||30||27 +|
|Elementary Mathematics||10||10 to 15||Easy||7||6 +|
|Total||150||120||Easy to Moderate||117 to 122||105 +|