Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET)-2010
Syllabus & Sample
Questions: Law (Paper-II)
1. Constitutional Law of India
- Fundamental Rights and Duties.
- Directive Principles of State Policy.
- Union State Legislative Relations.
- Emergency Provisions.
- Amendment of the Constitution.
- Write Jurisdiction.
2. Legal Theory
- Nature and Sources of Law.
- Positivism, Natural Law Theory, Sociological Jurisprudence.
- Theories of Punishment.
- Rights and Duties.
- Concepts of Possession and Ownership.
3. Public International Law
- Nature of International Law and its relationship with Municipal
- Sources of International Law.
- Recognition of States and Governments.
- United Nations.
- Settlement of International Disputes.
- Human Rights.
4. Family Law
- Concepts in Family Law.
- Sources of Family Law in India.
- Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage.
5. 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.
6. Law of Torts
- Foundation of Tortuous Liability.
- General Defenses to an action of Torty.
- Vicaricus Liability.
- Remoteness of Damages.
- Contributory Negligence.
- Absolute and Strict Liability.
7. Law of Crimes—General Principles
- Nature and Definition of Offence.
- General Exceptions.
- Common Intention and Common Object.
- Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy and Abetment.
- Offences against Women.
8. Labor Law
- Concepts-Industry, Industrial Dispute and Workman
- Trade Union-Rights and Immunities of Registered Trade Union,
Registration and its advantages
- Methods for settlement of Industrial Disputes under Industrial
Dispute Act, 1947
- Strike and Lockout as Instruments of collective Bargaining
Retrenchment, Lay-off and closures.
Paper-III (Parts A & B)
(Core & Elective/Optional)
- Essential Features of Indian Constitution.
- Distribution of Legislative Powers between Union and States.
- Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles
of State Policy.
- Parliament and State Legislatures.
- Amending Process of the Constitution.
- Role of Election Commission in Democratic Process.
- 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.
- Nature and Sources of Law.
- Legal Concepts—Right, Duty, Ownership, Possession and Person.
- Judicial Process—Application of Doctrine of Precedent of
- Judicial Contribution in bringing Social Changes.
- Law and Morality.
- 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.
- 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
- Remedies for Environmental Protection—Civil, Criminal and
- Importance of Forest and Wild life in protecting environment.
- Environmental impact assessment and control of Hazardous wastes.
- Nature of International Law and its sources.
- Concept of Sovereignty and its relevance today.
- Recognition of State and Governments.
- Extradiction, Asylum, Nationality and Status of Refugees.
- International Court of Justice.
- UNO and its organs.
- Global Trade Regime under International Law.
- Adoption and Guardianship.
- Matrimonial Remedies.
- Uniform Civil Code.
- 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
- Protection of Marginalized Groups—Women, Children, Minorities
- 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 Redressed of Consumer Grievances.
- 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.
Sample Questions: Paper-II
1. Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and with the help of
codes given below, point out the correct
Assertion (A) : President in consultation with the Chief Justice
and four other senior-most Judges of the
Supreme Court decides about the appointment of the Judges of the Supreme Court.
Reason (R) : President of India is the Head of the
(A) Both A and R are true and R is good explanatory of A.
(B) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanatory of
(C) A is true but R is false.
(D) A is false but R is true.
2. The author of ‘Social Engineering’ is
(A) John Austin
(B) H.L.A. Hart
(C) Roscoe Pound
(D) John Salmond
3. Jus Cogens means
(A) Securing Justice
(B) U.N. Peace-keeping Force
(C) Place where International Court of Justice is located
(D) A peremptory principle of International Laws.