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UGC-NET- Syllabus

Title UGC-NET- Syllabus

Subject: Law

There will be two question papers, Paper-II and paper-III(Part A & Part B) paper –II will be cover 50 objective type question(Multiple type, matching type ,true/false, Assertion Reasoning type) carrying 100 marks Paper-III will have two parts Part-A and Part-B
Paper-III will have 10 short essay type question (300 words) carrying 16 marks ach. In it there will be one question with internal choice from each unit (i.e 10 question form 10 units Total marks will be 160) Paper-IIIB will be compulsory and there will be one question form each of the elective. The candidate will attempt only one question (One elective only in 800 words) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of paper-III will be 200


1. Constitution Law of India


Fundamental Rights and Duties

Directive Principles of State Policy



Union state legislative relation

Emergency Provision

Amendment of the Constitution

Writ Jurisdiction

2. Legal Theory

Nature and Source of law

Positivism, natural law, theory, Sociological Jurisprudence

Theories of Punishment

Rights and Duties

Concept of possession and ownership

3. Public International Law

Nature of international laws and it;s relationship with municipal Law

Source of international Law

Recognition of States and Governments

United Nations'

Settlements of International Dispute

Human Rights

4. Family Law

Concept in family Law

Sources of Family Law in India

Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage

5. Law of Contracts-general Principles

Essentials of a valid contract

Offer, acceptance and consideration

Capacity of Contract-Minor's contract

Element violating contract-Mistake, fraud, misinterpretation, public policy, correction undue influence, frustration of contract

Remedies for breach of contract-damages

6. Laws of Torts

Foundation of Tortuous Liability

General defenses to an action of Tort

Vicarious liability

Remoteness' of Damages

Contributory Negligence's

Absolute and Strict Liability

7. Law of Crimes-General Principles

Nature and Definition of Offence

General Exceptions

Common Intention and Common Object

Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy and abetment

Offences against women's

8. Labour law

Concepts-Industry, Industrial Dispute and Workman

Trade Unions Rights and Immunities of registered Trade union, registration and its disadvantages

Methods for settlements of industrial disputes under Industrial Disputes Act 1947

Strike and Lockout as instrument of Collective Bragging

Retirement, Lay off and Closures

Paper-III (Par A & B)
[Core and Elective/ Optional]


Essentials features of Indian Constitutions

Distributions of legislative powers between union and States

Fundamental rights, Fundamental Duties an directives Principles of state policy


Parliament and State legislature

Amending Process of the Constitution

Role of election commission in Democratic Process


Nature, Scope an importance of Administrative law

Principle of Natural's Justice

Administrative Directive ad its control

Judicial power of administrative action-Writ jurisdiction
Lokpal and Lokayukta


Nature and Source of law

Legal concepts-Rights , Duty, Ownership, Posse ion and person

Judicial Process-Application and Doctrine of Precedent of India

Judicial Contribution in bringing Social Changes

Law and Morality


General Principles of criminal lawmaking, nature essentials and stages of offences

Joint liability, Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy

Offences against Human Body

Offences against Property



Environmental Pollution -Meaning of environmental pollution, kind of pollution

Legislative measure for prevention and control of environmental pollution on India-Air and water pollution and general protection of environment

International development for protection of environmental pollution

Remedies for environment Protection -Civil , criminal and constitutional

Importance of forest and wildlife in protein environment

Environmental impact assessment and control of Hazardous waste


Nature of international law and its sources

Concept of Sovereignty and its relevance today

Recognition of State and Governments

Extradition, Asylum, Nationality and status of Refugees

International Court of Justice

UNO and its organs

Global Trade Regime under International law




Adoption and Guardian ship

Uniform Civil code


Concept and development of human rights

Contribution of United national in the development and implementation of Human Rights

Implementation of Human Rights in India-Role of National Human Rights Commission

Per Protection of Marginalized Groups-Women, children, Minorities and refugees


Nature ad definition of Tort

General Principles of Tortuous Liability

Specific Torts-Negligence's, Nuisance and Defamation

Absolute Liability-Emerging trends in India

Consumer Protection-Evolution of Consumer Rights and Redressed of Consumer Grievances


Partnership Act-Nature and essentials of partnership rights and liabilities of partner, advantage of registration of firms

Sales of goods act

Negotiable Instrument Act

Company law-Role of Directors, Doctrine of Indoor management and Ultra Virus