UGC-NET-Syllabus Paper-3 LAW


National Eligibility Test (NET)

Syllabus Paper-3


Note : This paper contains seventy five (75) objective type questions of two (2) marks each. All questions are compulsory.

Unit – I :

  • 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.


Unit – II :

  • 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.


Unit – III :

  • 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.


Unit – IV :

  • 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


Unit – V :

  • 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.


Unit – VI :

  • 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.


Unit – VII :

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


Unit – VIII :

  • 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.


Unit – IX :

  • 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.


Unit – X :

  • 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.