Main Examination Syllabus - Subject : Law
Consitutitional Law of India
- Nature of the Indian Constitution : the distinctive features of its federal character.
- Fundamental Rights.
- Relationship between Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties.
- Constitutional Position of the President and relation with the Council of Ministers.
- Governor and his Powers.
- Appointment and Transfer of Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
- Supreme Court and High Courts: Powers and Jurisdiction.
- Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commissions: Powers and Functions.
- Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the States.
- Administrative Relationship between Union and the States.
- Emergency Provisions
- Civil Servants: Constitutional safeguards.
- Parliamentary Privileges
- Amendment of the Constitution.
- Princople of Natural Justice
- Delegated Legislation: Its constitutionality and judicial and legislative controls.
- Judicial Review of Administrative Action.
- Nature and Definition of International Law.
- Relationship between International Law and Municipal Law
- State Recognition and State Succession.
- Sea: Inland Waters, Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, Continental Shelf, Exclusive Economic Zone and High Seas.
- Individuals , nationality, statelessness; Human Rights and procedures available for their enforcement.
- Territorial jurisdiction of States, Extradition and Asylum.
- Treaties: Formation application, termination and reservation.
- United Nations: Its principal organs, powers, and functions.
- Settlement of Distputes.
- Lawful recourse to force: aggressions, self-defence, intervention.
- Legality of the use of nuclear weapons; ban on testing of nuclear weapons; Nuclear non proliferation treaty, CTBT.
- International Terriorism State sponsored terrorism, Hijacking, International Criminal Court.
- New International Economic order and Monetary law: WTO, TRIPS, GATT, IMF, World Bank.
- Protection and Improvement of the Human Environment: International Efforts.
Law of Crimes
- General Principles of Criminal Liability: mens rea and actus reus, Mens rea in statutory offences.
- Application of the Indian Penal Code.
- Kinds of Punishment.
- Preparations and criminal attempts
- General exceptions.
- Joint and constructive liability.
- Criminal conspiracy.
- Offences against the State.
- Offences against public tranqulity.
- Offences against human body.
- Offences against property
- Offences Relating to Marriage.
- Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955
- Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
- Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Law of Torts
- Nature and definition.
- Liability based upon fault and strict liability
- Vicarious liability including State Liability.
- General defences.
- Joint tortfeasors.
- False imprisonment.
- Malicious Prosecution.
- Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law
- Formation of Contract
- Factors vitiating consent
- Void voidable, illegal and unenforceable agreements.
- Performance and discharge of contracts.
- Consequences of breach of contract
- Contract of Agency.
- Sale of goods and hire purchase.
- Formation and dissolution of partnership
- Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
- Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.