CUET 2025 Legal Studies Syllabus PDF: Get Important Topics, Exam Pattern, Books

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NTA releases CUET syllabus for all domain-specific courses. Get here CUET syllabus for Legal Studies, practice questions, paper pattern and how to prepare for the exam.

CUET Legal Studies Syllabus

CUET Legal Studies Syllabus

CUET Legal Studies Syllabus 2025: The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases CUET syllabus for all domains. Candidates can obtain the CUET Legal Studies 2025 syllabus in PDF format. Direct links for the CUET Legal Studies syllabus PDF download are accessible on the official website, nta.ac.in. Alternatively, candidates can also find the CUET 2025 syllabus here. Candidates preparing for the CUET UG 2025 exam for admission into Legal Studies courses should incorporate previous years' question papers into their study routine for optimal CUET preparation. According to the CUET 2025 datesheet, the Legal Studies examination is scheduled to be conducted in May, in a Computer-Based Test (CBT) format.

Candidates applying for CUET UG exam must select Legal Studies as a domain subject to be eligible for the subject test. In addition to Legal Studies, candidates aiming for admission to courses not requiring Legal Studies must verify the subject eligibility criteria before completing the CUET application form. Reviewing past CUET Legal Studies question papers can offer a significant understanding of the topic-wise distribution, syllabus, and examination format.

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CUET 2025 Legal Studies Syllabus

Candidates preparing for Legal Studies must check the detailed CUET syllabus to devise an effective preparation strategy. Refer to the table below to learn the CUET legal studies syllabus:

Unit

Topics

Judiciary

i. Structure and Hierarchy of Courts and Legal Offices in India

ii. Constitution, Roles and Impartiality

iii. Appointments, Trainings, Retirement and Removal ofJudges

iv. Courts and Judicial Review

Topics of Law

i. Law of Property

ii. Law of Contracts

iii. Law of Torts

iv. Introduction to Criminal Laws in India

Arbitration, Tribunal Adjunction, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

i. Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems

ii. Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution

iii. Types of ADR

iv. Arbitration, Administrative, Tribunals

v. Mediation and Conciliation

vi. Lok Adalats

vii. Ombudsman

viii. Lokpal and Lokayukta

Human Rights in India

i.Introduction – International Context

ii. Constitutional framework and Related laws in India

iii. Complaint Mechanisms of Quasi-judicial Bodies

Legal Profession in India

Introduction

The Advocates Act, 1961, The Bar Council of India, Lawyers and Professional Ethics, Advertising by Lawyers, Opportunities for Law graduates, Legal Education in India, Liberalization of the Legal Profession, Women and the Legal Profession in India

Legal Services

i. Legal background – Free Legal Aid under Criminal law, Legal Aid by the State, Legal Aid under the Indian Constitution, NALSARegulations, 2010

ii. Criteria for giving free Legal Services

iii. Lok Adalats

iv. Legal Aid in Context of Social Justice and Human Rights

International Context

i. Introduction to International Law

ii. Sources of International Law – Treaties, Customs andICJ Decisions

iii. International Institutions, International Human Rights

iv. Customary International Law

v. International law & Municipal Law

vi. International Law & India

vii. Dispute Resolution – ICJ, ICC and Other Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Legal Maxims

Important Legal Maxims. Meaning with illustrations of important topics

CUET Legal Studies Syllabus PDF Download

NTA releases the CUET Legal Studies syllabus link online at cuet.samarth.ac.in. Refer to the link below to download the CUET Legal Studies PDF:

Q:   How many CUET exam centres can I choose?

A:

Candidates can choose upto two exam cities of their choice while filling the CUET application form. NTA will make the best efforts to allot the city of examination to the candidates in the order of preference opted by them in their CUET 2024 application form. However, due to administrative/logistic reasons, a different city can be allotted to the candidates. Choice of CUET 2024 centre city will be limited to the State of Permanent Address or State of Present Address only. In case, there are very few candidates from a particular CUET exam centre city, the NTA reserves the right to merge one, two, or more cities.

Candidates will have the oppurtunity to choose the exam city while filling the CUET application form 2024. Candidates must carefully choose the exam cities. No request for change in exam centre will be entertained once the admit cards are issued.

Q:   Are NCERT books enough to cover CUET syllabus?

A:

Since the CUET syllabus is in line with the Class 12 Board exam syllabus, it can be safely assumed that the NCERT books are enough to cover the syllabus of the exam. Candidates must note that, CUET exam tests students' understanding of the concepts and ability to apply them in various situations. Therefore, to prepare well and get a good score, it is advised that students refer to other study materials and books designed for national level competitive entrance exams. The CUET UG syllabus is in tune with the Class 12 Board exam syllabus. The chapters and topics are similar to Class 12 syllabus. Unlike other UG entrance exams, CUET UG syllabus does not include Class 11 syllabus.

Q:   is it enough to learn from NCERT textbooks to clear CUET?

A:

Since the CUET UG 2024 syllabus is in line with the Class 12 Board exam syllabus, it can be safely assumed that the NCERT books are enough to clear CUET UG 2024 exam. Candidates must note that, CUET exam tests students' understanding of the concepts and ability to apply them in various situations. Therefore, to prepare well and get a good score, it is advised that students refer to other study materials and books designed for national level competitive entrance exams. The CUET UG syllabus is in tune with the Class 12 Board exam syllabus. The chapters and topics are similar to Class 12 syllabus. Unlike other UG entrance exams, CUET UG syllabus does not include Class 11 syllabus.

CUET Legal Studies Syllabus PDF
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CUET Legal Studies Exam Pattern

NTA prescribes the CUET exam pattern 2025. Refer the table below to know the CUET Legal Studies exam structure.

Particulars

Details

Status of CUET 2025 Legal Studies Syllabus

to be released

CUET Exam Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Medium of Exam

13 languages - English, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam

Number of questions

40 out of 50 questions to be attempted

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Marking Scheme

+5 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

CUET Legal Studies Mapping for Courses

BA LLB (Honors)

Best Books for CUET Legal Studies

It's essential to read the books thoroughly and take note of important points and concepts. Additionally, practice with CUET Legal Studies previous year's question papers and CUET mock tests 2025 to familiarise yourself with the CUET Legal Studies exam pattern and format. Some of the best books for CUET Legal Studies are:

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