Updated NTA UGC NET Syllabus of Law (2019)

UPDATED NTA UGC NET SYLLABUS OF LAW

SUBJECT CODE – 58

(w.e.f. June 2019)

 

The UGC has revised the pattern and scheme of exam from December 2018. The pattern of exam has been changed from 3 papers (Paper I, II & III) to 2 papers (Paper I & II). Now, there are 50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2. Each question carries 2 marks without any NEGATIVE marking for wrong answer.


According to NEW SYLLABUS (June 2019 onwards) and new pattern (since Dec 2018), the exam would be Online Mode. 


The UGC NET exam would be computer based like bank PO, SSC exam. the Paper 2 will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with each question carrying two (2) marks i.e. 200 marks in total. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true/false and assertion-reasoning type etc.

The New Syllabus of Law for UGC NET Exam June 2019 onward will be as follows:

 

UNIT – I: JURISPRUDENCE

  1. Nature and sources of law
  2. Schools of jurisprudence
  3. Law and morality
  4. Concept of rights and duties
  5. Legal personality
  6. Concepts of property, ownership and possession
  7. Concept of liability
  8. Law, poverty and development
  9. Global justice
  10. Modernism and post-modernism

 

UNIT – II: CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  1. Preamble, fundamental rights and duties, directive principles of state policy.
  2. Union and State executive and their interrelationship
  3. Union and State legislature and distribution of legislative powers
  4. Judiciary
  5. Emergency provisions
  6. Temporary, transitional and special provisions in respect of certain states
  7. Election Commission of India
  8. Nature, scope and importance of administrative law
  9. Principle of natural justice
  10. Judicial review of administrative actions – Grounds.

UNIT – III: PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW AND IHL

  1. International law – Definition, nature and basis
  2. Sources of International law
  3. Recognition of states and governments
  4. Nationality, immigrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  5. Extradition and asylum
  6. United Nations and its organs
  7. Settlement of international disputes
  8. World Trade Organization (WTO)
  9. International humanitarian law (IHL) Conventions and protocols
  10. Implementation of IHL – Challenges

 

UNIT – IV: LAW OF CRIMES

  1. General principles of criminal liability – Actus reus and mens rea, individual and group liability and constructive liability
  2. Stages of crime and inchoate crimes – Abetment, criminal conspiracy and attempt
  3. General exceptions
  4. Offences against human body
  5. Offences against state and terrorism
  6. Offences against property
  7. Offences against women and children
  8. Drug trafficking and counterfeiting
  9. Offences against public tranquility
  10. Theories and kinds of punishments, compensation to the victims of crime

 

UNIT – V: LAW OF TORTS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

  1. Nature and definition of tort
  2. General principles of tortious liability
  3. General defenses
  4. Specific torts – Negligence, nuisance, trespass and defamation
  5. Remoteness of damages
  6. Strict and absolute liability
  7. Tortious liability of the State
  8. The Consumer Protection Act 1986 – Definitions, consumer rights and redressal mechanism
  9. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 – No fault liability, third party insurance and claims tribunal
  10. The Competition Act, 2002 – Prohibition of certain agreements, abuse of dominant position and regulation of combinations

 

UNIT – VI: COMMERCIAL LAW

  1. Essential elements of contract and econtract
  2. Breach of contract, frustration of contract, void and voidable agreements
  3. Standard form of contract and quasi-contract
  4. Specific contracts – Bailment, pledge, indemnity, guarantee and agency
  5. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  6. Partnership and limited liability partnership
  7. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  8. Company law – Incorporation of a company, prospectus, shares and debentures
  9. Company law – Directors and meetings
  10. Corporate social responsibility

 

UNIT-VII: FAMILY LAW

  1. Sources and schools
  2. Marriage and dissolution of marriage
  3. Matrimonial remedies – Divorce and theories of divorce
  4. Changing dimensions of institution of marriage – Live-in relationship
  5. Recognition of foreign decrees in India on marriage and divorce
  6. Maintenance, dower and stridhan
  7. Adoption, guardianship and acknowledgement
  8. Succession and inheritance
  9. Will, gift and wakf
  10. Uniform Civil Code

 

UNIT –VIII: ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

  1. Meaning and concept of ‘environment’ and ‘environmental pollution’
  2. International environmental law and UN Conferences
  3. Constitutional and legal framework for protection of environment in India
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment and control of hazardous waste in India
  5. National Green Tribunal
  6. Concept and development of human rights
  7. Universalism and cultural relativism
  8. International Bill of Rights
  9. Group rights – Women, children, persons with disabilities, elderly persons, minorities and weaker sections
  10. Protection and enforcement of human rights in India – National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Commission for Women, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Schedule Tribes and National Commission for Backward Classes

 

UNIT – IX: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW

  1. Concept and meaning of intellectual property
  2. Theories of intellectual property
  3. International conventions pertaining to intellectual properties
  4. Copyright and neighboring rights – Subject matters, limitations and exceptions, infringement and remedies
  5. Law of patent – Patentability, procedure for grant of patent, limitations and exceptions, infringement and remedies
  6. Law of trademark – Registration of trademarks, kinds of trademarks, infringement and passing off, remedies
  7. Protection of Geographical Indications
  8. Bio-diversity and Traditional Knowledge
  9. Information technology law- digital signature and electronic signature, electronic governance, electronic records and duties of subscribers
  10. Cyber crimes, penalties and adjudication

 

UNIT – X: COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW AND SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE

  1. Comparative Law – Relevance, methodology, problems and concerns in Comparison
  2. Forms of governments – Presidential and parliamentary, unitary and federal
  3. Models of federalism – USA, Canada and India
  4. Rule of Law – ‘Formal’ and ‘substantive’ versions
  5. Separation of powers – India, UK, USA and France
  6. Independence of judiciary, judicial activism and accountability – India, UK and USA
  7. Systems of constitutional review – India, USA, Switzerland and France
  8. Amendment of the Constitution – India, USA and South Africa
  9. Ombudsman –Sweden, UK and India
  10. Open Government and Right to Information – USA, UK and India

 

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