MAH LLB CET 2024: Open university graduates eligible for 3-year LLB admission

Maharashtra CET 2024: Admission criteria was tweaked following the directive of Aurangabad HC’s order granting eligibility to open university graduates.


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MAH 3-year LLB CET registration extended deadline ends on February 10. (Image: Freepik)MAH 3-year LLB CET registration extended deadline ends on February 10. (Image: Freepik)

Anu Parthiban | February 5, 2024 | 12:14 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell has announced that the students who have graduated from an open university with preparatory exam are allowed to appear for MH 3-year LLB admission 2024 test. The MH LLB 3-year eligibility criteria was tweaked after the Bombay High Court’s order in 2022 lifting the barrier for open university graduates to participate in the centralized admission process.

“Candidates who have completed their graduation through Open University with preparatory examination are allowed to complete the CET application form and to participate in the Centralized Admission Process for LLB 3 Yrs Course,” the CET Cell in its latest circular said.

Such candidates will also have to fill the MH 3-year LLB application form before the deadline. The extended deadline to register for the Maharashtra CET 3-year LLB on the official website,, is February 10.

MH 3-year LLB CET: Eligibility

The admission criteria for 3-year LLB admission in Maharashtra was revised after the high court’s order in 2022. Vishnu Harishchandre filed a petition in 2021 after he was denied admission as he completed his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Yashwantrao Chavan Open University, Nashik, in 2008. He was denied admission as the Bar Council of India (BCI) earlier did not recognise degrees awarded through distance education.

As per the high court’s order, the CET Cell has now informed applicants that those who have completed degrees through open universities will also be eligible for 3-year LLB admission.

“The qualifications of 10th, 12th (+2) and graduation may be obtained through any mode (Distance / Correspondence / Open schooling method) are eligible for LL.B.- 3 Year CET-2024,” the information brochure read. The MH LLB 3-year CET exam 2024 will be held on March 12 and 13.

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