UPSC Law Syllabus For IAS Exam 2022

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam has Law as one of the Optional Subjects with two papers (Optional Paper I and Paper II). The IAS Exam has three stages- Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Mains stage has nine papers, including two papers of optional subject.

This article provides you with the UPSC Law syllabus for optional. For other optional subjects’ syllabus, refer to the UPSC Notification provided in the linked article.

UPSC Law Syllabus: –Download PDF Here

Law is one of the optional choices that greatly influence the chances of success both in Prelims and UPSC Mains. This is because it is possible to score very well in Law if you have prepared well for General Studies and read up on Law related topics. Law as an optional subject is a popular choice among UPSC aspirants with a background in law, finance, international trade, administration and management. Its popularity stems from the UPSC Syllabus, which has a very large overlap between General Studies and Law. This means that the effort made for preparation for one subject also pays off in the other, increasing the chances of success.

For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.

Law Optional for UPSC Syllabus

Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks.

UPSC Law Syllabus for Paper I

UPSC Law Syllabus- Law Optional Syllabus Paper-I 1

UPSC Law Syllabus- Law Optional Syllabus Paper-I 2

UPSC Law Syllabus- Law Optional Syllabus Paper-I 3

If IAS aspirants are targeting UPSC 2022, they may like to refer to the linked article.

UPSC Law Syllabus for Paper II

UPSC Law Syllabus- Law Optional Syllabus Paper-II 1

UPSC Law Syllabus- Law Optional Syllabus Paper-II 2

UPSC Law Syllabus- Law Optional Syllabus Paper-II 3

UPSC Law Syllabus- Law Optional Syllabus Paper-II 4

IAS aspirants should note that while Law for UPSC can potentially be a very high scoring choice, preparation should be thorough to be able to score well in this paper. Also, candidates should solve more questions from previous years’ UPSC Law question papers as well as from mock tests to be able to crack the UPSC Law optional exam.

Few relevant articles are given in the table below. These can surely help you in redefining your strategy for civil services examination.

UPSC Prelims UPSC Books
NCERT Books for UPSC Books for Law Optional
UPSC Mains Law Optional: Preparing for International Law Section UPSC Law Optional: Tips to Study Constitutional and Administrative Law
Law Optional in UPSC Mains Exam UPSC Online Application

2 Comments

  1. hello
    am law student I want to prepare upsc in Law subjects. please guide me about pre snd mains exams

    1. Hi,
      The comprehensive information about IAS Exam (Pre & Mains) is mentioned in the linked article.

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