UPPSC Law Syllabus

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  1. Constitutional Law of India:

    1. Nature of Indian Constitution, Salient features

    2. Nature of FundamentalRights with special reference to Right to equality, Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression. Right to Lifeand Personal liberty and Religious, Cultural and Educational Rights.

    3. Directive Principles of State Policyand Fundamental Duties

    4. Constitutional Position of the President and relationship with the Council of Minis-ters.

    5. Constitutional postion of Governors and their power.

    6. Supreme Court and High Courts, their powersand jurisdiction.

    7. Principles of Natural Justice.

    8. Distribution of Legislative powers between the Union andStates, Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and States.

    9. Delegated legislation; itsconstitutionality and judicial and legislative controls.

    10. Freedom of Trade and commerce in India.

    11. Emer-gency Provisions.

    12. Constitutional safeguards to Civil Servants.

    13. Parliamentary privileges and ammenities.

    14. Amendment of the Constitution.

  2. International Law

    1. Nature of International Law.

    2. Source: Treaty, Custom, General principles of lawrecognised by civilized nations, subsidiary means for the determination of law.

    3. Relationship betweeninternational Law and Municipal law.

    4. State Recognition and State Succession.

    5. Territory of States: Modes of acquisition and loss of territory.

    6. Sea: Inland waters; Territorial Sea; Contiguous Zone; Continen-tal Shelf; Exclusive Economic Zone and Ocean beyond national jurisdiction.

    7. Air space and aerial naviga-tion.

    8. Outer space; Exploration and use of outer space.

    9. Individuals: Nationality, Statelessness, Human Rights and is enforcement.

    10. Jurisdiction of States: Basis of jurisdiction and immunity from juris-diction.

    11. Extradition and Asylum.

    12. Diplomatic and Consular Agents.

    13. Treaties: Formation, applica-tion and termination.

    14. State Responsibility.

    15. United Nations: Purposes and principles; principal organsand their powers and functions.

    16. Peaceful means for settlement of International disputes.

    17. Lawfulrecourse to force: Aggression, self-defence and interventions.

    18. Legality of the use of nuclear weap-ons.


  1. Law of Crimes: Concept of Crimes, Elements, Preparations, and attempt to commit crime. Indian Penal Code, 1860

    1. GENERAL exceptions

    2. Joint and Constructive liability

    3. Abetment

    4. Criminalconspiracy.

    5. Offences against the state

    6. Offences against Public Tranquility.

    7. Offences againstHuman Body

    8. Offences against Property

    9. Offences Relating to Marriage

    10. Defamation.

  2. Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1965

  3. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

  4. Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1964.


    1. Nature of tortious liability

    2. Liability based upon fault and strict liability.

    3. Statu-tory liability.

    4. Vicarious liability

    5. Joint fort feasors

    6. Negligence

    7. Occupier's liability and liability inrespect of structures.

    8. Detention and conversion.

    9. Defamation.

    10. Nuisance.

    11. False imprisonmentand malicious prosecution.

  6. Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law:

    1. Formation of contract

    2. Factors vitiating consent.

    3. Void, Voidable, illegal and unenforceable contracts.

    4. Perfomance of contracts.

    5. Dissolution of contractual obligations, frustration of contracts.

    6. Quasi contracts.

    7. Remedies for breach of contract.

    8. Sales of goods Act, 1930.

    9. Indian Partnership Act, 1932.

    10. Negotiable Instruments Act.