UGC CBSE NET 2018 Official Syllabus : Law Paper II

UGC NET Law Syllabus Official Revised New Syllabus Paper II Law Code 58 - UGC NET or CBSE NET
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This article summarizes official UGC NET Law Syllabus that is applicable from 2018 onward.  the On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Eligibility Test(NET) on 08th July 2018 (Sunday) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. This exam is referred to as the UGC NET or the CBSE NET or simply as the NET exam or the JRF Exam.

CBSE will conduct the UGC NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected Cities of Examination spread across the country.

UGC Net Law Syllabus, Pattern and Scheme

From 2018, UGC has condensed the exam 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 award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of UGC NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

Candidates appearing in CBSE UGC NET Law should clearly specify in the Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR only for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

The overall UGC Net Law Syllabus is based on the standard BCI approved 3 year LLB syllabus that is used across all colleges in India, with additional emphasis on Jurisprudence and Constitutional law.

Question type and marking for UGC NET Law Paper II

The questions in both exams (Papers I and II) 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.

When we analyse the UGC NET Law Paper II previous question papers, we do not see any analytical, quant based or reasoning based questions. The emphasis is more on an overall knowledge of the syllabus and on memorizing various Articles, Provisions and Legal theories.

There is no negative marking in either papers of the UGC NET.

Paper-wise UGC NET Law Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus Paper I : 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.

UGC NET Law Syllabus Paper-II : 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). In case of Law, there was an overlap in terms of the topics previously covered in Papers II and III. Now, there is better clarity since the entire syllabus is sought to be tested in the 100 questions of Paper II.

Detailed UGC NET Law Syllabus – Law Paper II

The subject code for the Law paper is 58.

The overall syllabus is based on the standard BCI approved LLB syllabus that is followed across all Law colleges in India for the 3 year LLB. 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 UGC NET Law Syllabus :

1. Constitutional Law of India
Preamble
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
Emergency Provisions
Amendment of the Constitution and Amending Process of the Constitution
Writ Jurisdiction
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
United Nations
Settlement of International Disputes
Extradition, Asylum, Nationality and Status of Refugees
Human Rights
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)
Maintenance
Matrimonial Remedies Uniform Civil Code
Adoption and Guardianship

6. 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.

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
Vicarious Liability
Remoteness of Damages
Contributory Negligence
Absolute and Strict Liability – Emerging trends in India
Consumer Protection – Evolution of Consumer Rights and Redressal of Consumer Grievances

8. Law of Crimes
General Principles
Nature and Definition of Offence
General Principles of Criminal Law – meaning, nature, essentials and stages of offence
General Exceptions
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
Defamation

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 UGC NET Law Paper I and II

As such, the UGC and the CBSE do not prescribe any standard text book or reference material for the NET exam.

UGC NET Law Paper I and II – Ideal Preparation Strategy

With the removal of Paper III, the UGC NET Law is completely a multiple choice objective type exam based on the entire 3 year LLB syllabus.

Salient features of the current UGC NET 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 UGC NET Law 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 UGC CBSE NET 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 UGC NET Law Practice Packs and stay tuned for more articles.

We have published all the UGC Net Law Previous question papers for practice – the list is available here :
https://lawmint.com/ugc-net-cbse/ugc-net-law-previous-question-papers/

You can check out the official syllabus documents for various subjects at this link : https://www.ugc.ac.in/net/syllabus.aspx
Note: The UGC NET Law syllabus document is not 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.

Your comments, questions and feedback are welcome.

UGC NET Law 2018 - Online Practice Pack - With 100 mock tests & 41 previous question papers
  • 50 Full Length Mock Tests - 100 Questions each - as per the latest 2018 Pattern
  • 50 Mini Mock Tests - 25 Questions each - for quick practice sessions
  • All objective type Previous question Paper III's - June 2012 to Nov 2017 - 13 Question Papers
  • Previous question Paper II's - Dec 2004 to Nov 2017 - 28 Question Papers
  • Mock tests driven by a database of over 9500 questions
  • All tests can be taken unlimited number of times
  • Your score history for each test is available for review
  • Accessible via Smart-Phone browsers, Laptops and Desktops
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