UGC NET Law: Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Sample Questions

Are you searching for the syllabus of UGC NET Law? Here you will get the latest syllabus for the National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam. It will surely help you in the effective preparation of NET Law exam (Paper II, Paper III-A & Paper III-B). CBSE NET Law exam will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The syllabus given below is based on the latest pattern of the University Grants Commission (UGC) - Law curriculum. We suggest you to check our free online mock tests for UGC NET examinations.

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UGC NET Law Syllabus: Paper II, Paper III (Part - A)

  1. Paper II (1)
  2. Paper II (2)
  3. Paper II (3)
  4. Paper II (4)
  5. Paper II (5)
  6. Paper II (6)
  7. Paper II (7)
  8. Paper II (8)

UGC NET Law Syllabus: Paper III (Part-B)

  1. Unit - I
  2. Unit - II
  3. Unit - III
  4. Unit - IV
  5. Unit - V
  6. Unit - VI
  7. Unit - VII
  8. Unit - VIII
  9. Unit - IX
  10. Unit - X

UGC NET Law Paper II, Paper III-A: Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of unit wise syllabus for paper II & III (Part A).

1. Constitutional Law of India :

  • Preamble
  • Fundamental Rights and Duties.
  • Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Judiciary
  • Executive
  • Union State Legislative Relations.
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Amendment of the Constitution.
  • Writ Jurisdiction

2. Legal Theory :

  • Nature and Sources of Law.
  • Positivism, Natural. Law Theory, Sociological Jurisprudence.
  • Theories of Punishment.
  • Rights and Duties.
  • Concepts of Possession and Ownership.

3. Public International Law :

  • Nature of International Law and its relationship with Municipal Law.
  • Sources of International Law.
  • Recognition of States and Governments.
  • United Nations
  • Settlement of International Disputes.
  • Human Rights

4. Family Law :

  • Concepts 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 to Contract : Minor's contract.
  • Elements vitiating contract : Mistake, fraud, misrepresentation, public policy, coercion, undue influence, frustration of contract.
  • Remedies for breach of contract : Damages.

6. Law of Torts :

  • Foundation of Tortuous Liability.
  • General Defences to an action of Torty.
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Remoteness of Damages.
  • Contributory Negligence
  • 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.

8. Labour Law :

  • Concepts : Industry, Industrial Dispute and Workman.
  • Trade Unions : Rights and Immunities of Registered Trade Union; Registration and its advantages.
  • Methods for Settlement of Industrial Disputes under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
  • Strike and Lockout as Instruments of Collective Bargaining.
  • Retrenchment, Lay - off and Closures.

UGC NET Law (Paper III-B): Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of (Elective / Optional) unit wise syllabus for paper III (Part B).

Unit - I :

  • Essential Features of Indian Constitution.
  • Distribution of Legislative Powers between Union and States.
  • Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Judiciary
  • Parliament and State Legislatures
  • Amending Process of the Constitution.
  • Role of Election Commission in Democratic Process.

Unit - II :

  • Nature, Scope and Importance of Administrative Law.
  • Principles of Natural Justice.
  • Administrative Discretion and its control.
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Action-Writ Jurisdiction.
  • Lokpal and Lokayukta.

Unit - III :

  • Nature and Sources of Law.
  • Legal Concepts : Right, Duty, Ownership, Possession and Person Judicial. Process : Application of Doctrine of Precedent of India.
  • Judicial Contribution in Bringing Social Changes.
  • Law and Morality.

Unit - IV :

  • General Principles of Criminal Law-meaning, nature, essentials and stages of offence.
  • Joint Liability; Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy.
  • Offences against Human Body.
  • Offences against Property.
  • Defamation

Unit - V :

  • Environmental Pollution : Meaning of Environment and Environmental Pollution; Kinds of Pollution.
  • Legislative Measures for Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution in India - Air and Water Pollution and General Protection of Environment.
  • International Development for protection of Environmental Pollution.
  • Remedies for Environmental Protection : Civil, Criminal and Constitutional.
  • Importance of Forest and Wildlife in protecting environment.
  • Environmental impact assessment and control of Hazardous wastes.

Unit - VI :

  • 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.

Unit - VII :

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Adoption and Guardianship
  • Maintenance
  • Matrimonial Remedies
  • Uniform Civil Code

Unit - VIII :

  • Concept and Development of Human Rights.
  • Contribution of United Nations in the development and implementation of Human Rights.
  • Implementation of Human Rights in India : Role of National Human Rights Commission.
  • Protection of Marginalised Groups : Women, Children, Minorities and Refugees.

Unit - IX :

  • Nature and definition of Tort.
  • General Principles of Tortuous Liability.
  • Specific Torts : Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation.
  • Absolute Liability : Emerging trends in India.
  • Consumer Protection : Evolution of Consumer Rights and Redressal of Consumer Grievances.

Unit - X :

  • Partnership Act : Nature and essentials of partnership mutual rights and liabilities of partners, advantages of registration of firms.
  • Sales of Goods Act.
  • Negotiable Instruments Act.
  • Company Law : Role of Directors, Doctrines of Indoor Management and Ultra Vires.

UGC NET Law: Exam Pattern (FAQs)

Is it mandatory to qualify UGC General Paper-1?
Yes, it is necessary for all UGC (Law) candidates to pass UGC General Paper-1: Teaching & Research Aptitude (TRA) exam
How many question papers are there in the UGC NET (Law) exam?
Two: Paper II and Paper III
How many questions will be their in NET Law (Paper II)?
Their will be a total of 50 questions in UGC Law Paper II
What type of questions are asked in UGC Law exam?
Paper-II contains questions of objective nature: MCQs; Matching type; Assertion-Reasoning; True / False. Paper-III (Part A): Essay type questions. Paper III (Part B): Essay type questions from each of the electives

UGC NET Law - Paper II: Sample Questions

Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and with the help of codes given below, point out the correct explanation:

  • Assertion (A) : President in consultation with the chief justice and four other senior most judges of the supreme court decides about the appointment of the judges of the supreme court.
  • Reason (R) : President of India is the head of the executive.
  1. Both A and R are true and R good explanatory of A
  2. Both A and R are true but is not a correct explanatory of A.
  3. A is true but R is false
  4. A is false but R is true

The author of social engineering is

  1. John Austin
  2. HLA Hart
  3. Roscoe pound
  4. John salmond

Jus cogens means

  1. Securing justice
  2. UN peacekeeping force
  3. Place where International Court of Justice is located
  4. A peremptory principle of international laws

UGC NET Law - Paper III (Part A): Sample Questions

  1. How would you Reconcile the desire for privacy and the need for exposure of public men? Discuss with reference to the constitutional provisions relating to right to privacy.
  2. 'Secularism is many a time misused as non religious.' Explain the concept in the light of freedom of religion.

UGC NET Law - Paper III (Part B): Sample Questions

  1. Discuss briefly the principles of natural justice applicable to administrative decision making with the help of decided cases.
  2. 'Divorce provisions under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 are generally referred to as matrimonial remedies and get those lead only to divorce.' Discuss.
  3. Critically examine the role of consideration in the making of a contract under the English and Indian law.

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