Pattern for SIU Ph.D (Law) Entrance Exam


The Symbiosis International University (SIU) often conducts entrance test for admission of students to Ph.D (Law) course. There are two sections for the entrance test. First section include questions on General Aptitude and second section is based on subject related topics.

Pattern for SIU Ph.D (Law) Entrance Exam

There will be two sections for the entrance test, Section A and Section B. Total marks given for the test is 150. Candidate should answer the test in 150 minutes.  Section A is based in topics of General Aptitude. There will be 75 questions for the test, each carrying 1 mark. The sub sections included in Section-A are as follows.

  • Language Competency — 40 Questions
  • Logical Reasoning — 20 Questions
  • Text interpretation — 15 Questions

The Section B is based on law (subject specific) related topics. The number of questions asked for the section is 75 and the maximum marks given are 75.

Syllabus for SIU Ph.D (Law) Entrance Exam

Section A

Language Competency

  • English Language Comprehension
  • Sentence Completion
  • Error Correction

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

  • Analytic reasoning
  • Antonym
  • Applied analogy
  • Comparison
  • Critical thinking
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Lateral thinking
  • Letter and Number series
  • Multi diagrammatic relationship
  • Reasoning and logical diagram
  • Simple diagrammatic relationship
  • Synonym
  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Venn diagram
  • Verbal analogies
  • Verbal classification
  • Word analogy

Text Interpretation

  • Data interpretation
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data
  • Legal text
  • Qualitative data
  • Quantitative Data

Section B

Introduction to Legal System

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
  • Basic Principles of Law of Evidence
  • Doctrine of Precedent
  • Judicial System in India: Hierarchy of Courts
  • Principles of Natural Justice
  • Rule of Law

Constitutional Law

  • Amendment of the Constitution
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutionalism
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Federalism
  • Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
  • Indian Constitution
  • Judiciary
  • Union and State Executive
  • Union and State Legislature

Legal Theory

  • Historical School
  • Law, Morality and Justice
  • Legal Concepts
  • Legal Positivism
  • Natural Law
  • Sociological Jurisprudence
  • Sources of Law
  • Theories of Law

Law of Crimes

  • Common Intention and Common Object
  • Conspiracy and Abetment
  • Criminal Attempt
  • Definition of Crime
  • Elements of Criminal Liability
  • General Defenses
  • Offences against Body and Property
  • Stages of Crimes
  • Theories of Crime and Punishment

General Principles of Law of Contract

  • Capacity to Contract
  • Element Vitiating Contracts
  • Essentials of a valid Contract
  • Offer, Acceptance and Consideration
  • Remedies for Breach of Contract
  • Standard forms of Contract

Law of Torts

  • Absolute Liability
  • Negligence
  • General Principles of Tortious Liability, Justifications
  • Nature and Scope of Law of Torts
  • Nuisance
  • Defamation
  • Strict Liability
  • Tortious Liability of State
  • Vicarious Liability

Public International Law

  • Concepts of State, Sovereignty & Jurisdiction
  • Extradition and Asylum
  • Human Rights
  • International Criminal Law
  • Settlement of International Disputes
  • Sources of International Law
  • UNO- Principal Organs

General Principles of Emerging Laws

  • Cyber Laws
  • Environmental Jurisprudence
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Intellectual Property Laws

Research Methods Fundamentals of Legal Research

  • Citation Method
  • Report Writing
  • Research Design

The syllabus for the entrance test is based LL.M degree. Aspirants can refer books of LL.M degree and web based materials for study.



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