The Andhra University has announced that the Andhra Pradesh Eligibility Test – APSET 2018 will be held on the 1st July, 2018 for determining the eligibility of Andhra Pradesh Students for Assistant Professor & Lecturer posts in Andhra Pradesh Universities and Colleges. This article specifically covers the official APSET 2018 Law Syllabus for Paper II.
Pattern and Scheme of the APSET 2018 Law
From 2018, APSET has been condensed into just two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held in two separate sessions.
- Paper I will be for 100 marks, with 50 questions of 2 marks each; all questions are compulsory. Time allowed will be 1 Hour.
- Paper II will be for 200 marks, 100 questions; all questions are compulsory. Time allowed will be 2 Hours.
The eligibility for Assistant Professor will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of APSET in aggregate.
Question type and marking for APSET 2018 Law
The questions in both exams will be of Multiple choice, Matching lists, True/False, Assertion-Reasoning, Fill in the blank or Choose the missing word type.
Each question will have only one right answer. In the past, we have seen that some questions may have multiple correct answers, candidates should choose the ‘best’ answer among the choices.
There is no negative marking in either papers of the APSET
Official APSET 2018 Law Paper II Syllabus overview
Paper I Syllabus : The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
Paper-II APSET 2018 Law Syllabus : Paper two will be based on the subject selected by the candidate, covering entire syllabus of earlier Paper II & Paper III (including all electives, without options).
Detailed APSET 2018 Syllabus – Law Paper II
The overall syllabus is based on the standard BCI approved LLB syllabus that is followed across all LLB colleges in India. The topics that were covered in the erstwhile Papers II and III are now combined and covered under Paper II itself.
The topic-wise overview of the Official APSET 2018 Law Syllabus :
1. Constitutional Law of India
Essential Features of Indian Constitution
Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy
Directive Principles of State Policy
Judiciary and Executive
Union – State Legislative Relations – Parliament and State Legislatures
Distribution of Legislative Powers between Union and States
Amendment of the Constitution and Amending Process of the Constitution
Role of Election Commission in Democratic Process
2. Administrative Law
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
3. Legal Theory
Nature and Sources of Law
Positivism, Natural Law Theory, Sociological Jurisprudence
Theories of Punishment
Rights and Duties
Law and Morality
Legal Concepts – Right, Duty, Ownership, Possession and Person
Judicial Process-Application of Doctrine of Precedent of India
Judicial Contribution in Bringing Social Changes
4. Public International Law
Nature of International Law and its relationship with Municipal Law
Sources of International Law
Concept of sovereignty and its relevance today
Recognition of States and Governments
Settlement of International Disputes
Extradition, Asylum, Nationality and Status of Refugees
International Court of Justice
UNO and its organs
Global Trade Regime under International Law
5. Family Law
Concepts in Family Law
Sources of Family Law in India
Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
Matrimonial Remedies Uniform Civil Code
Adoption and Guardianship
6. Law of Contracts
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.
7. Law of Torts
Nature and definition of Tort
Foundation and Genefral Principles of Tortuous Liability
Specific Torts – Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation
General Defences to an action of Tort
Remoteness of Damages
Absolute and Strict Liability – Emerging trends in India
Consumer Protection – Evolution of Consumer Rights and Redressal of Consumer Grievances
8. Law of Crimes
Nature and Definition of Offence
General Principles of Criminal Law – meaning, nature, essentials and stages of offence
Common Intention and Common Object
Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy and Abetment
Joint Liability; Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy Offences against Human Body
Offences against Women
Offences against Property
9. 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
10. Environmental Law
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
11. Human Rights
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
12. Business Law, Commercial Law and Company Law
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
Prescribed or Recommended books and material for APSET 2018 Law Syllabus Paper II
As such, there are no officially prescribed text books or any standard text book or reference material for the APSET exam.
Since the exam is MCQ based, the ideal approach would be to solve as many mock tests and model question papers as possible to practice effectively.
LawMint online courses are specifically designed with plenty of mock tests covering the entire syllabus of the exam.
APSET 2018 Law Paper II – Ideal Preparation Strategy
With the removal of Paper III, the APSET is completely a multiple choice objective type exam based on the entire 3 year LLB syllabus.
Salient features of the current APSET Law Paper II :
- It is completely an objective type paper
- There are no ‘analytical’ / ‘quants’ / ‘reasoning’ based questions in Paper II
- A bulk of the questions emphasize more on memory & recognition skills. E.g. Which Article of the Constitution says this . . . ? What Salmond / Austin / Hart said . . . ?
- A significant number of questions are repeated / variations / adapted from previous exams or from other similar exams.
While the core syllabus is from the standard LLB course, it covers subject spanning across all the three years; so studying extensive theory is not the best way to prepare for this multiple choice based exam.
Here is where candidates will have to work smart – not simply work hard.
The ideal approach would be to solve solve all the previous papers you can find and as many MCQs (Multiple Choice Objective type questions) as possible, covering the entire syllabus, with focus on the critical areas . Solve at least two mock tests every day and after you have finished, re-attempt the ones from the previous day till you can blindly click on the right answer without thinking too much. After all, almost 85% of the questions are repeats / variants from previous years or derived from ‘important questions’ from other similar exams.
- Complete 2 (or preferably 3 or more) mock tests every day.
- Review the results carefully and make a note of the questions you got wrong and memorize the correct answers.
- Repeat the process every day till you circle back to the first set of mock tests and just keep repeating the cycle.
- In around 20 – 25 days, you will have become familiar with a bulk of the ‘important’ questions; and you will know the answer by instinct and your scores will start going up.
- Most of the APSET questions don’t need any explanation or reasoning . You just need to know the correct answer & be able to choose from similar choices.
Check out our APSET Law Practice Packs based on the latest APSET 2018 Law Syllabus and stay tuned for more articles.
Note: The APSET syllabus document may not be updated and still talks about Papers II and III, whereas Paper III has been removed. The exam notification clarifies on this, explaining that the paper II will not cover the entirety of the syllabus of the previous Papers II and III; with objective questions.
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