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NTA (UGC) NET June-December 2021 Syllabus for Law

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NTA (UGC) NET Law Syllabus 2012

Code No. 58

Subject: Law


  • There will be two questions papers, NTA (UGC) NET Law Paper II and Paper III.
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

NTA (UGC) NET Law Paper II

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

Legal Theory:

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

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

Family Law:

  • Concepts in Family Law.
  • Sources of Family Law in India.
  • Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage.

Law of Contracts: General Principles

  • Essentials of a valid contract.
  • Offer, acceptance and consideration.
  • Capacity to Contract: Minorีšs contract.
  • Elements vitiating contract: Mistake, fraud, misrepresentation, public policy, coercion, undue influence, frustration of contract.
  • Remedies for breach of contract: Damages.

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.

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.

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.

NTA (UGC) NET Law Paper III (Parts a & B) (Core and Elective or Optional)


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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