(Download) Uttar Pradesh Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (UPPCS) Mains Optional Subject Exam Syllabus "Law"

(Download) Uttar Pradesh Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (UPPCS) Mains Optional Subject Exam Syllabus "Law"

:: PAPER - I ::

Part-A (Constitutional Law and Administrative Law)

1. Constitution: Constitutional Law, Constitutional Conventions; Constitutionalism

2.Salient features of Indian Constitution and its Nature.

3. Federalism: Presidential and Parliamentary form of Government; Separation of Powers; Rule of Law.

4. Fundamental Rights: Nature and its relationship with Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties, Fundamental Rights and Human Rights with special reference to Right to equality, Right to Speech and expression, Right to life and personal liberty, Religious, Cultural and Educational Right, Right to Constitutional remedies, Right to information, Right to Free and Compulsory Education and Right of women and children.

5. Constitutional Position of the President and relations with the Council of Ministers. Consitutional position of Governor and their powers.

6. The Supreme Court and High Courts: their powers and jurisdiction; Public Interest Litigation.

7. Distribution of Legislative powers between the Union and States, Administrative and financial relations between Union, States and Local Bodies

8. Principles of Natural Justice: Emerging trends and judicial approach

9. Delegated legislation:Its Consitutionality and judicial and legislative controls

10. Services under the Union and States: Recruitment, conditions of service and Constitutional safe guard; Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commission; Powers and Functions

11. Emergency Provisions

12. Election Commission: Power and Functions

13. Parliamentary Privileges and Immunities

14. Amendment of the Constitution

15. Ombudsman: Lok Pal, LokAyukt etc.

Part- B (International Law)

1. Nature of International Law

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

3. Relationship between International Law and Municipal Law, Provisions in Indian Constitution for promotion of International peace and Security and Legislation for giving effect to International agreements

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; Continental Shelf; Exclusive Economic Zone and Ocean beyond national jurisdiction

7.Air space and aerial navigation

8. Outer space: Exploration and use of outer space

9. Individuals: Nationality, Statelessness, Fundamental principles of International humanterian Law- International conventions and contemprorary development, Human Rights and its enforcement in Municipal Law: National Human Rights Commission.

10. Jurisdiction of States: basis of jurisdiction and immunity from jurisdiction

11.Extradition andAsylum

12. Diplomatic and ConsularAgents

13. Treaties: Formation, application and termination

14. State Responsibility

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

16. Peaceful means for settlement of International disputes

17. Lawful recourse to force: aggression, self-defence and interventions

18. Legality of the use of Nuclear Weapons; Ban on testing of Nuclear and Chemical Weapons; Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, CTST.

19. International Terrorism, State sponsored terrorism, International criminal Court

20. New International Economic order and Monetary Law: WTO, TRIPS, GATT, IMF and World Bank.

:: PAPER - II ::

1-A- LAW OF CRIMES: (a) Concept of Crimes, Elements, Preparations, and attempt to commit crime. (b) (1) Indian Penal Code, 1860

i. General exceptions
ii. Joint and Constructive liability
iii. Abetment
iv. Criminal conspiracy.
v. Offences against the state
vi. Offences against Public Tranquility
vii. Offences against Human Body
viii. Offences against Property
ix. Offences against Women
x. Defamation
xi. Protection of Civil RightsAct, 1955
xii. Prevention of CorruptionAct, 1988


i. Nature of tortious liability
ii. Liability based upon fault and strict liability
iii. Statutory liability
iv. Vicarious liability including State liability
v. General Defences
vi. Joint tort feasors
vii. Negligence
viii. Remedies.
ix. Defamation
x. Nuisance
xi. Conspiracy
xii. False imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

C. Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law:

i. Nature and formation of contract / E- contract
ii. Standard form of Contract
iii. Factors vitiating consent
iv. Void, Voidable, illegal and unenforceable contracts
v. Performance of contracts.
vi. Dissolution of contractual obligations
vii. Frustration of contracts
viii. Quasi contracts
ix. Remedies for breach of contract
x. Contract Indemnity, Guarantee and Insurance
xi. Contract ofAgency,
xii. Sale of Goods and hire purchase
xiii. Formation, Liability and Dissolution of Partnership
xiv. Negotiable InstrumentsAct 1881

D. Contemporary Legal Developments:

i. Concept of Public Interest Litigation and Environmental Law
ii. Right to InformationAct-2005
iii. Alternative Disputes Resolution- Concept, Types and Prospect
iv. Aims, objectives and Salient features of the competition Law 2002
v. Doctrine of Plea bargaining
vi. Offences under the Information and Technology Act, 2000 specially Civil Liability (Sections 43 to 64) and Criminal Liability (Section 65 to 75).

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