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Preparations for the Common Entrance Test (CET) for law courses in Maharashtra appear to have hit a snag, after it was announced that the exam, the first of its kind in the state, will be postponed.
Initially scheduled to be held on May 22, a notification from the State CET Cell [pdf] states that the online exam will now be held on June 18 and 19.
The CET will be held for entry to two different law courses – the 5-year course as well as the 3-year course. The move to hold the exam was announced in June last year, in a bid to accord professional status to law courses, along the lines of engineering and medical education.
Up until February this year, students were in the dark regarding the syllabus and pattern for the maiden law CET.
However, a notification on GLC Mumbai’s website reveals that the pattern of the paper is on the lines of the CLAT, with Legal Reasoning, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, English and Basic Math being the topics of testing.
However, unlike CLAT, there will be no negative marking. (See notification below)
At least 21 law colleges in the state will use the CET scores for admission including Government Law College, Mumbai, and ILS Pune.