In the State Civil Service of Bihar which is famously known as BPSC CCE there are many optional to chose from. Law Optional is one among them. Law optional can be taken by those candidates who have graduated in law or have an interest in the study of law. Law optional as such is a kind of technical optional and marks can be fetched by writing to the point answer. Also, from BPSC 68 CCE, the commission has made the optional a qualifying paper which means that a candidate has to score a minimum number of marks as per their category. In this post we have discussed the syllabus of BPSC Law Optional.
BPSC Law Optional Syllabus Section 1
Part 1 Constitutional law of India
- Nature of the Indian Constitution’ the distinctive features of its federal character.
2. Fundamental Right; Directive Principles and their Relationship with Fundamental Right; Fundamental Duties.
3. Right to Equality.
4. Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression.
5. Right to Life and Personal Liberty.
6. Religious, Cultural and Educational Rights.
7. Constitutional position of the President and relationship with the Council Ministers.
8. Governor and his powers.
9. Supreme Court and high Courts, their powers and jurisdiction.
10. Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commission: their powers and functions.
11. Principles of Natural Justice.
12. Distribution of Legislative powers between the Union and the States.
13. Delegated legislation its constitutionality. Judicial and legislative controls.
14. Administrative and Financial Relations between the Union and the States.
15. Trade. Commerce and Intercourse in India;
16. Emergency provisions.
17. Constitutional safeguards to Civil Servants.
18. Parliamentary Privileges and immunities.
19. Amendment of the Constitution.
Part 2 International Law
- Nature of International Law
2. Sources: Treaty; Custom, General Principles of Law recognised by civilised nations. Subsidiary means for
the determination of Law Resolutions of International organs and regulations of Specialised Agencies.
3. Relationship between International Law and Municipal Law.
4. State Recognition and State Succession.
5. Territory of States: modes of acquisition, boundaries, International Rivers.
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; Human Rights and Procedures available for their enforcement
10. Jurisdiction of States: bases of jurisdiction, immunity from jurisdiction.
11. Extradition and Asylum.
12. Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts.
13. Treaties: Formation, application and termination.
14. State Responsibility.
15. United Nations: Its Principal organs, powers and functions.
16. Peaceful settlement of disputes.
17. Lawful recourse to force; aggression, self defence, intervention.
18. Legality of the use of nuclear weapons; ban on testing of nuclear weapons; Nuclear Non-Proliferation
BPSC Law Optional Syllabus Section 2
Part 1 Law of crimes and Torts
Law of crimes
- Concept of crime: actus reus, mens rea, means rea in statutory offences, punishments mandatory sentences preparation and attempt.
2. Indian Penal Codes:
- Application of the Code.
- General exceptions.
- Joint and constructive liability.
- Criminal conspiracy.
- Offences against the State.
- Offences against public tranquility.
- Offences by or relating to public servants.
- Offences against human body.
- Offences against property.
- Offences relating to Marriage; Cruelty by husband or his relatives to wife.
3. Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.
4. Dowry prohibition Act, 1961.
5. Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.
Part II Law of Torts
- Nature of tortuous liability.
2. Liability based upon fault and strict liability.
3. Statutory liability.
4. Vicrious liability.
5. Joint Tort-feasors
8. Occupier’s liability and liability in respect of structures;
9. Detenu and conversion.
13. False Imprisonment and Malicious Prosecution
Part III Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law
- Formation of contract.
2. Factors vitiating consent.
3. Void, voidable, illegal and unenforceable agreements.
4. Performance of contracts.
5. Dissolution of contractual obligations, frustration of contracts.
6. Quasi. contracts.
7. Remedies for breach of contract.
8. Sale of goods and hire purchase.
10. Formation and dissolution of Partnersrip.
11. Negotiable Instruments.
12. The Banker-customer relationship.
13. Government control over private Companies.
14. The Monopolics and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969.
15. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986
BPSC Law Optional Syllabus FAQ
Is Law a good optional for BPSC?
Law optional is a good choice for BPSC mains optional for those candidates who have a keen interest in law or have studied or done a degree in law.
What is BPSC Law Optional Syllabus?
The syllabus for the BPSC Law Optional is given above.
Is Law Optional a scoring optional?
Law optional is a scoring optional. Its syllabus is concise and to the point.