OPSC Pre Exam Syllabus : Law

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
I Jurisprudence
1. Nature And Scope Of Jurisprudence.
2. Schools Of Jurisprudence:
I) Natural Law
II) Analytical
III) Historical
IV) Sociological
V) Realist.
3. Theories Of Punishment.
4. Sources Of Law:
(I)Custom, (Ii) Legislation And (Iii) Precedent.
5. Legal Concepts:
(I) Rights And Duties
(II) Ownership And Possession
(III)Legal Personality.

II Constitutional Law Of India

1. Preamble And Nature Of Indian Constitution
2. Fundamental Rights
3. Directive Principles And Fundamental Duties
4. Constitutional Position And Powers Of President And Governors
5. Supreme Court And High Courts: Jurisdiction, Powers, Appointment And Transfer Of Judges
6.Union Public Service Commission And State Public Service Commissions
7. Emergency Provisions
8. Amendment Of The Constitution

III International Law :
1. Nature And Definition Of International Law
2. Sources: Treaty, Custom, General Principles Of Law Recognised By Civilised Nations And Subsidiary Means Of Determination Of Law
3. State Recognition And State Succession
4. The United Nations, Its Objective, Purpose And Principal Organs: General Assembly & Security Council
5. Protection Of Human Rights:
(I) Provisions In The Un Charter
(II) Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, 1948
(III) Convention On Elimination Of All Forms Of Discriminate Against Women (Cedaw)

IV Torts :
1. Nature And Definition Of Tort
2. Liability Based On Fault And Strict Liability
3. Vicarious Liability Including State Liability
4. Joint Tort Feasors
5. Negligence
6. Defamation
7. Conspiracy
8. Nuisance
9. False Imprisonment
10. Malicious Prosecution.

V Criminal Law :
1. General Principles Of Criminal Liability: Mens Rea And Actus Reus
2. Stages Of Crime :Preparation And Criminal Attempts
3. General Exceptions
4. Joint And Constructive Liability
5. Abetment
6. Criminal Conspiracy
7. Sedition
8. Murder And Culpable Homicide
9. Theft, Extortion, Robbery And Dacoity
10. Misappropriation And Criminal Breach Of Trust.

VI Law Of Contract :

1. Definition Of Contract
2. Basic Elements Of Contract: Offer, Acceptance, Consideration, Contractual Capacity
3. Factors Vitiating Consent
4. Void, Voidable, Illegal And Unenforceable Agreements
5. Wagering Agreements
6. Contingent Contracts
7. Performance Of Contracts And Impossibility Of Performance
8. Discharge Of Contractual Obligations
9. Quasi-Contracts
10. Remedies For Breach Of Contract.


1. Managerial Function : Evolution Of Management Thought – From Classical To Modern School, Formulation Of Organizational Vision, Mission And Objectives, Managerial Functions – Planning, Organising, Coordination, Motivation, Staffing, Directing And Control, Formulating Strategies, Generic Strategies.
2. Organizational Behaviour And Design : Theories Of Motivation, Hierarchy Of Need Model, Factor Theory, Sources Of Motivation – Achievement, Power, Money, Affiliation, Communication : Barriers And Gateways, Leadership - Characteristics, Transformational Leader And Transactional Leader, Leader As Change Agents, Understanding Group Behavior And Dynamics - Behaviour In Small Groups.
3. Quantitative Techniques In Decision Making : Averages, Dispersion, Skewness, Product Moment, Correlation, Rank Correlation, Regression, Time Series Analysis, Forecasting Techniques, Qualitative Techniques, Linear Programming – Problem Formulation, Product-Mix, Product Composition, Warehousing And Transportation Problems, Simplex And Graphic Method, Pert And Cpm – Determination Of Critical Path, Crashing.
4. Management Control System : Basic Concepts Of Management Control System, Responsibility Centres : Cost Centres, Profit Centres And Investment Centres,Managing Discretionary Costs, Transfer Pricing, Basis For Fixing Transfer Pricing.
5. Strategic Cost Management : Concepts And Classification Of Costs, Cost- Volume-Profit Analysis, Activity-Based Costing, Standard Costing And Variance Analysis, Zero Base Budgeting Divisional Performance Vs. Managerial Performance.
6. Business Environment : Rationale For International Trade, Industrial Policy, Trade Policy, Wto, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights.
7. Financial Management : Goals Of Finance Function, Ratio Analysis, Break Even Analysis, Funds Flow Analysis, Financial And Operating Leverage, Management Of Working Capital : Overview And Estimation, Time Value Of Money, Npv And Irr Methods Of Capital Budgeting.
8. Marketing Management : Marketing-Mix - Product Management, Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning, Marketing Communication, Pricing Decisions, Distribution Channels And Logistics, Ethics In Marketing – Consumer Protection.
9. Corporate Governance : Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility Of Business, Code Of Conduct, Social Cost-Benefit Analysis - Different Approaches To Scba, Corporate Communication.
10. Operation And Materials Management : Supply Chain Management – Vendor Evaluation And Audit, Make Or Buy Decisions, Inventory Control – Eoq Model, Abc Analysis, Valuation Of Inventories - Different Methods.
11. Management Information System : Conceptual Foundations Of Information Systems, Overview Of Systems Analysis And Design, System Development, Management Of Software Development Life Cycle.
12. Human Resource Development : Manpower Planning, Recruitment, Selection, Training, Development, Promotion And Transfer, Performance Measurement, Balanced Score Card And Other Methods, Job Evaluation And Enrichment.

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