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MPSC Main - Law Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 31, 2013

Paper I

Standard : LL.B.Degree. Total Marks : 200
Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours



Note : 1) Answers to this paper must be written in English only
  2) This paper will test the candidate's ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise and to appraise subject matter related to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.
  3) It is expected from candidates to study the latest and recent developments and happenings pertaining to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.



Section - A ( Marks : 50 )
1) JURISPRUDENCE :
.01) Nature and utility of jurisprudence.
.02) Definition of law - Theories :
a) The Natural Law Theory.
b) The Imperative/ Analytical Theory of law.
c) The Theories of Legal Realism.
d) The Pure Theory of Law - Hans Kelsen.
e) Law as a System of Rule - Prof. H.L.A.Hart's.
f) The Synthetic Theory - Dr.Sethna
.03) Function and purpose of Law
.04) Feminist Jurisprudence
.05) Administration of justice - Concept, Theories of punishment.
.06) Legal rights & Duties - Concept, Characteristics, Kinds.
Section - B ( Marks : 50 )
2) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -I :
.01) Nature of Constitutional Law.
.02) Salient features of the Indian Constitution.
.03) Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
.04) Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of state policy and Fundamental Duties.-
.05) Provisions relating to elections, emergency and amendment to Constitution
.06) The Union of India :
a) Nature of Indian Federation - Union & State- Legislatures, Executive & Judiciary.
b) Union-State Relationship - Administrative, Executive and Financial Relationships.
c) Distribution of Legislative powers, Subjects.
Section - C ( Marks : 50 )
3) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -II (25 Marks) :
.01) Civil Servants- Rights & Duties.
.02) Supreme Court and High Courts : Jurisdiction - Powers - Writ Petition- Public Interest Litigation- Judicial Activism- Independence of Judiciary and Tribunals and Quasi Judicial Bodies like MAT, CAT, Family courts.
.03) The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 : Historical Background- The Human Rights Commissions - State & National- Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights and Human rights of Disadvantage group.
.04) Landmark Judgments concerning Constitutional law.
4) ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (25 Marks) :
.01) Nature of Administrative Law- Recent trends.
.02) Need for Administrative Law.
.03) Rule of law.
.04) Separation of Power.
.05) Administrative Discretion and Control of Administrative Discretion & its Judicial Review.
.06) Principles of Natural Justice.
.07) Delegated Legislation- Judicial Review- Ombudsman in India.
.08) ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) in India.
.09) Central and State Government Privileges : Section 123 of the Indian Evidence Act, Official Secrets Act.
.10) Public Authorities: Liability, Concept Recent trend of Privatisation - Important Public Corporations.
.11) Local Self- Government.
Section - D ( Marks : 50 )
5) INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES ( 25 Marks ) :
.01) Meaning, Need and Rules of Interpretation of Statutes.
.02) Interpretation of Penal laws.
.03) Interpretation of Taxation laws.
.04) General Clauses Act.
6) INTERNATIONAL LAW ( 25 Marks ) :
.01) Nature and Scope of International law.
.02) Relationship between International law and State laws.
.03) Settlement of Disputes.
.04) International Treaties.
.05) International Arbitration : Provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act : as to enforcement of Foreign Awards - New York Convention- Geneva Convention.
.06) International Court of Justice.
.07) The Universal Declaration on Human Rights, 1948.

 

Paper II

Standard : LL.B.Degree. Total Marks : 200
Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours



Note : 1) Answers to this paper must be written in English only
  2) This paper will test the candidate's ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise and to appraise subject matter related to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.
  3) It is expected from candidates to study the latest and recent developments and happenings pertaining to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.



Section - A ( Marks : 50 )
1) CRIMINAL LAW:
.01) The Indian Penal Code - Salient featuresand Applicability.
Elements in Crime - Importance of “Mens-rea”- Constructive Criminal Liability- Collective Violence - Rioting as Specific offence.
.02) Specific offences under The Indian PenalCode - relating to State, Public Tranquility, Public Servants, Elections,Public Health.
.03) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
.04) The Bombay Police Act.
.05) The Prevention of Corruption Act.
Section - B ( Marks : 50 )
2) LAW OF TORTS:
.01) Nature of Tort.
.02) Liability for Tortiousacts : Individual liability and State Liability.
.03) Principle of vicarious liability -Meaning and Scope.
.04) Torts of Nuisance and Trespass.
.05) Tort of Negligence and Defamation.
.06) Liability based on Fault, No fault or Strict liability and Absolute liability.
.07) Concept of damages in Torts.
.08) Development of law in India with reference to decided cases.
Section - C ( Marks : 50 )
3) LAW OF CONTRACTS:
.01) The Indian ContractAct : Formation of Contract - Essentials of valid contract- Void and Viodable contracts- Breach ofContract and Anticipatory Breach of Contract- Frustration of contract-Damages for Breach of Contract - Contract of Agency and Quasi- contracts.
.02) The Sale of Goods Act: Contract of Sale - Sale and Agreement to Sell- Conditions - Warranties, Principles - “Caveat-emptor” and “Nemo Dat Quod NonHabet” - Passing of property and risk - Unpaid Seller and his rights.
.03) The Indian PartnershipAct : Definitions, Express and Implied authorities ofpartners - Relations interse partners - Rights and Liabilities of partners-Registration of firms - Effects of Non-Registration - Dissolution ofPartnership firm.
4) Indian Evidence Act1872 : Definitions, Kinds of facts - Relevancy offacts - Admission/Confession and Kinds of evidence.
Section - D ( Marks : 50 )
5) SOME USEFUL LAWS :
.01) EnvironmentalProtection Act : Object, Machinery and Measuresprovided therein.
.02) The ConsumerProtection Act, 1986 : Definitions - Consumer Disputes -Redressal Machinery.
.03) Freedom of InformationAct, 2005 : Rights of Applicants and duty of PublicAuthority.
.04) Information TechnologyAct - 2000 (Cyber Law) : Definitions - Authorities - offences.
.05) Labour Laws : - Preamble, Reasons & Scheme of - The Factories Act,1948.- The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 andLaw relating to agricultural labour.
.06) Protection to Womenunder : The Constitution of India, Criminal Law, LabourLegislation.
.07) Personal Laws forHindus, Muslims and others, relating to : Marriage,Divorce, Maintenance and Succession.
.08) The Prevention ofTerrorism Act, 2002 : Terrorist Activities and Special Courts.
.09) Representation ofPeople Act, 1950, 1951 : House of People, State LegislativeAssemblies - Councils and other Authorities and their functions.
.10) Legislation relatingto Intellectual Property Rights - Trade Marks- Copy right - Patents
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