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Chapter wise analysis of topics for cs executive examination so that the students can focus on the most relevant topic and can fight the exam. However this list is not exhaustive and the icsi can ask any question from the modules, so it is recommended to students to read full module or notes which they have prepared along with the analysis given below.

Chapter 1 Sources of Law

Previous Year – 17 Marks

Already asked

Kelson pure theory of law

Essential of valid custom

Austin’s command theory

Anticipation – 5 to 10 marks

Type – direct

Important concepts

i. Precedents and its kinds.

ii. Doctrine of stare decisis

iii. Ratio Decidendi & Obtier Dicta

iv. Secondary sources of law

v. Jeremy bentam & roscoe pound theory of law.

Chapter 2 Constitution of India

Previous Year – 9 Marks

Already asked

Right against exploitation

Article 16

Anticipation 10 marks

Type - direct

Imp concept –

i. Doctrine of severability/eclipse

ii. Article 14 – classification & class legislation

iii. Writs

iv. Ordinance making power.

v. State article 12

vi. Can a single person law be valid

vii. Article 14 with case laws.

viii. Freedom of trade and occupation

ix. Monopoly

x. Article 21

xi. Preventative detention & safe guards

xii. Freedom to mange religious affair

xiii. Article 30

xiv. Ordinance making power

xv. Power of parliament to make laws on state list

xvi. Writ jurisdiction

xvii. Subordinate legislation – classification.

xviii. Law making power.

Chapter 3

Previous Year – 13 Marks

Already asked

Role of interpretation or definition.

Rule of harmonious construction.

External aids in interpretation of statutes.

Anticipation – 5 – 10 marks

Type – direct

Important concept

a) Expression unis Est Exclusia Alterius & Nocitur a sociis.

b) Role of preamble as interpretation of statute.

c) Ejusdem generis & cases.

d) Mischief Rule

e) Golden rule of interpretation.

f) External rule of interpretation.

g) State 6-8 presumption.

h) Role of proviso schedule in internal aid.

Chapter 4 General Clauses Act

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Offence punishable under 2 or more enactments

Anticipation – 0-3 marks

Type – Direct

Important concept

a) Objective of general clauses Act.

b) Effect of repeal & Sec (6A)

Chapter 5 Administrative Law

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Rule against bias & its types

Anticipation – 4-8 marks

Type – Direct & subjective


a) Judicial control – constitutional – judicial review a) at the stage of

delegation b)at the exercise of


b) Abuse of discretion.

c) Principle of natural justice with case law.

d) Rule of fair hearing.

e) Exception to natural justice.

Chapter 6 Law of Torts

Previous Year – 13 Marks

Already asked

Liability of master for act of servant.

Damnum sine injuria.

False imprisonment.

Anticipation – 5 -10 marks

Type – direct


a) Strict liability & its exceptions.

b) Remedies in tort.

c) Tort or wrong to personal safety.

Chapter 7 Limitation Act

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Maximum & minimum period of limitation & kinds of suits in which it is


Anticipation – 4 – 8 marks

Type – Direct


a) Section 5 Sufficient cause and its judicial observations.

b) Section 6/7/8 legal disability.

c) Computation of period of limitation.

d) Section 18 acknowledgement/section 19

Chapter 8 Civil procedure code

Previous Year – 16 Marks

Already asked

Doctrine of Res-Subjudice

Dishonest sale.

Multiplicity of suit in respect of same cause of action

Three factors for temporary injunction

Place of suing

Anticipation – 10-12 marks

Type – Direct


a) Appealable orders

b) Limitation on jurisdiction of civil court.

c) Res Judicata.

d) Set off Vs. Equitable set off Vs counter Claim.

e) Delivery of summon by court.

f) Discovery of interrogatories.

g) Judgement Vs decree.

h) Reference/review/revision. – difference between Review Vs revision.

i) Inherent power of court.

Chapter 9 Indian Penal Code

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Criminal conspiracy.

Anticipation – 8-10 marks

Type:- Direct & Case base


a) Mens rea & types of exceptions.

b) Attempt

c) Punishment – death.

d) Dishonest misappropriation of property with case laws.

e) Criminal breach of trust with cases.

f) Breach of trust with cases

g) Cheating with case law & forgery.

h) Exceptions to defamation.

i) General exceptions for a person committing offence.

Chapter 10 Criminal Procedure Code

Previous Year – 12 Marks

Already asked

Cases where mens rea is not required.


Power under Sec 144 to order in urgent cases of nuisance

Anticipation – 10 marks

Type - Direct


a) Arrest – complete - 41 A/B/D

b) Maintenance of public record & tranquility – complete.

c) Summary trial

d) Information to police & power to investigate.

e) Complaints to magistrate.

Chapter 11 Indian evidence Act

Previous Year – 8 Marks

Already asked

Relevant fact

Primary evidence & secondary evidence

Anticipation – 8-10 marks

Type:- Direct


a) Logical relevancy & legal relevancy.

b) Res Gestae with illustration.

c) Motive, preparation & subsequent conduct.

d) Admission V/s Confession & case law.

e) Statement by person who cannot be called as witness.

f) Opinions of experts.

g) Privileged communication.

h) Estopple & its types

Chapter 12 Special courts & tribunals under companies Act

Previous Year – 4 marks

Already asked

Constitution of national.

Company law tribunal

Anticipation – 4 marks

Type:- Direct


a) Lodging of caveat before NCLT.

b) Provision for filing an appeal before NCLAT/NCLT

c) Any 5 powers of NCLT.

d) Offences triable by special courts.

Chapter 13 Arbitration & Concialiation

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Alternative dispute resolution

Anticipation –10 - 12 marks

Type – Direct & case base


a) Arbitral award.

b) Interim measures by court.

c) Appointment of arbitrators.

d) Grounds of challenge & procedure.

e) Place of arbitration + case law (Amendment)

f) Court assistance in taking evidence.

g) Time limit for arbitral award.

h) Fast track procedure.

i) Application to set aside Arbitral award.

j) Arbitration council of India.

k) Condition for enforcement of foreign awards.

Chapter 14 Indian Stamp Act

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Instruments chargeable with duty.

Anticipation – 4 marks

Type – Direct.


a) Cancellation of adhesive stamps.

b) Consequences of instruments not duly stamped & its evidentiary value.

c) Bill of lading – meaning.

d) Define lease.

e) Time of stamping – section 17

f) Liability of instruments to stamp duty where several instrument are

executed in single transaction.

g) E stamping.

Chapter 15 Registration Act 1908

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Object of registration of document.

Anticipation – 4 marks

Type – Direct


a) Documents whose registration is compulsory.

b) Exception to Section 17(1)

c) Documents which are optionally registrable. (opposite of Section 17)

d) Effect of non registration.

Chapter 16 Right to Information Act

Previous Year – 8 Marks

Already asked

Term of office & condition of service of chief information officer &

information commissioner.

Anticipation – 4-8 marks

Type – Direct


a) Salient features of act.

b) Obligation of public authority.

c) Duties of PIO.

d) Exemption from disclosure .

e) Appeals.

Chapter 17 Information Technology Act

Previous Year – 4 Marks

Already asked

Liability of network service provider.

Anticipation – 4-8marks

Type – Direct


a) Non applicability of the Act.

b) Digital signature & electronic signature.

c) Time of receipt.

d) Penalties & adjudications.


NOTE : This ANALYSIS was done by Adv. Chirag Chotrani.


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