Updated On : May 5, 2023
Eligibility is as important in any of the Competitive examinations in India. This eligibility is set to determine whether or not the participant's presence is justified in the competition, and if any discrepancy is found they are immediately eliminated and exempted from their claims of candidature in the MH CET Examination.
The MH CET Law Eligibility Criteria is set by the DHE Maharashtra, where the candidate has to abide by the predetermined parameters to be an acceptable candidate and to seek admission in the law colleges across Maharashtra.
This Eligibility Criteria include the restrictive rules regarding nationality, Score, aggregate marking in the latest academic endeavor, etc. This examination is designed and constructed by the State CET authority to enable students to get themselves enrolled in the prestigious law colleges all across Maharashtra in the course of their choice (Either 3-year LLB or 5 years LLB).
And given the competition is constantly rising with each academic year, vulture eye monitoring is important to improve the examination standard.
So be careful about fitting in all the criteria created by the examination authority so that you can proceed further with your application and examination approval.
Before jumping to the eligibility criteria prescribed for each category separately, we will look into the generalized Eligibility Criteria set for candidates who don't fall under any specific segments. Also, these Terms and Conditions apply to candidates who will later apply on criterion-based Segments. So let's go through the list of those required traits:
Before proceeding with the MH CET Law Application Form, you must check whether you have satisfied the eligibility or not.
The Applicants, irrespective of the choice of their courses, need to be the ones having Citizenship in India even if their parents are NRIs.
Candidates, particularly the one who is applying for the 3 years long LLB Course, don't have to fit in the age limit bar as there is no age limit for them.
If you are applying for a 5-year LLB course, you must have completed class 12 or equivalent from a recognized university to apply for the entrance exam.
If you are applying for a 3-year LLB course, you must have completed your graduation recognized university.
Those who have finished their final year papers but are awaiting the results to get declared are eligible to apply for the MH CET Law Entrance Exam.
*Candidates looking for the 5 years course are suggested to apply right after their 12th, or they might have to face scrutiny in the counselling round regarding their academic gaps.
Those having Maharashtra Domicile are broadly divided into 5 segments who will be considered as domicile candidates only if they fulfill the term and conditions listed below:
|Segment 1||Candidates are the original resident of Maharashtra itself and have shifted nowhere else.|
|Segment 2||Both the parents or the parents have the domicile certificate of Maharashtra itself.|
|Segment 3||Both the parents or either of the parents are employed under the Central Government job and have the Maharashtra Domicile at the time of applying for the MH CET Examination.|
|Segment 4||Parents, either both or one, have to be State Government employees or in the sector that is now functional under the Maharashtra Government.|
|Segment 5||Candidates speaking Marathi as their first language and must have cleared the 12th-grade examination from the area which befalls on the disputed Karnataka - Maharashtra Border|
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One common criterion which makes Candidates eligible to fulfill the MH CET Examination form irrespective of their domicile is their nationality.
So every candidate who has identified as an Indian Citizen is welcomed by the State CET Examination council to submit the form, become a part of this Competitive Law Entrance Examination, and win admission to Maharashtra Law Schools.
This is mandatory for candidates hailing from Minority, as well as SC/ST, EWS, and Handicapped Applicants of the MH CET 2023.
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Any community is considered a Minority in an area where the population of the community is relatively smaller than the other communities dwelling in the same society. This classic could be based on religion, language, or ethnicity.
Hence, every community identified as a Minority under the State legislation of Maharashtra is allowed to apply and be a part of this examination.
As per the Section 2 C of the National Committee of the Minority Act 1992, Segments like Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain, and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have all been designated the status of minorities in Maharashtra, and the candidates from these backdrops are equally eligible to participate in the examination.
Candidates with a background of NRI/ OCI and PIO status don't require applying and contest the competitive examination because they are eligible to appear directly for the CAP round.
However, this depends on their Selection based on their merit.
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This category is comparatively vast and includes the candidates who are
*The 2nd and 3rd criteria apply only to the parents as well as candidates themselves who have been living in J&K and their parents are still in the service period
As mentioned earlier, the academic demand of each of the courses is different; hence Students willing to apply in different segments need to have different qualifications in possession to be able to fill the form and submit the same and also to get their candidature entertained further.
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A fair and Square reservation policy is applicable to all the colleges participating in the MH CET to ensure that fair distribution of seats must occur to promote intellectual equality among different segments of society.
This rule is uniformly applied to all forms of educational departments in Maharashtra, irrespective of the course they offer; those reservation policies are as follows:
|Categories of Law School||Percentage of seats allocated|
|Domicile Maharashtra||AI Candidature||Reservation for NRI/OCI/PIO||Allotment to Minorities|
|Public Institutions (Give Funded)||85%||10%||5%||-|
|Minority Institution (aided)||85%||10%||5%||50%|
|University & Department||35%||10%||5%||-|
The division and allocation of seats in the University Department across Maharashtra are as follows.
|Categories of Law School||Percentage of seats allocated|
|Domicile Maharashtra||AI Candidature||Quota for Minorities||Seats under the Institution reservation policy (NRI/OCI/PIO)|
|Vina Audit Institution (unaided)||65%||15%||-||20%|
|Vina Audit minority unaided institute||MS seat 100%||15%||51%||20%|
|Self-financed department courses across Universities General degree Universities in Maharashtra||65%||15%||-||20%|
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