(Syllabus) RAS Syllabus (Main): Law (Code No. 19)

Rajasthan Public Service Commission

RAS Syllabus (Main): Law (Code No. 19)

Law Paper-I


  1. Nature of the Indian Constitution, the distinctive features of its federal character.
  2. Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and their relationship with Fundamental Rights: 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 of 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.


  1. Nature of International Law.
  2. Sources: Treaty, Custom, General Principles of Law recognized by civilized nations, subsidiary means for the determinations of law, Resolutions of International organs and regulations of Specialized 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 Water, 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 State: 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 defense, intervention.
  18. Legality f the sue of nuclear weapons; ban on testing of nuclear weapons; Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  19. International Environmental Law.

Law Paper-II


Law of Crimes-

  1. Concept of Crime: actus reus mens rea mens rea in statutory offences, punishments, mandatory sentences, preparation and attempt.
  2. Indian Penal Code:
    (a) Application of the Code.
    (b) General exceptions.
    (c) Joint and constructive liability.
    (d) Abetment.
    (e) Criminal conspiracy.
    (f) Offences against the State.
    (g) Offences against public tranquility.
    (h) Offences by or relating to public servants.
    (i) Offences against human body.
    (j) Offences against property.
    (k) Offences relating to marriage.
    Cruelty by husband or his relatives to wife.
    (l) Defamation.
  3. SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
  4. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
  5. Prevention of Food adulteration Act, 1954.

Law of Torts-

  1. Nature of tortuous liability.
  2. Liability based upon fault and strict liability.
  3. Statutory liability.
  4. Vicarious liability.
  5. Joint Tort-feasors.
  6. Remedies.
  7. Negligence.
  8. Occupier's liability and liability in respect of structures.
  9. Detinue and conversion.
  10. Defamation.
  11. Nuisance.
  12. Conspiracy.
  13. False Imprisonment and malicious prosecution.


  1. 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.
  9. Agency.
  10. Formation and dissolution of Partnership.
  11. Negotiable Instruments.
  12. The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969.
  13. The consumer Protection Act, 1989.

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