Indian Penal Code (IPC) – Notes, Case Laws And Study Material

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The Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 is the main criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The code was drafted in 1860 on the recommendations of the first law commission of India established in 1834 under the Chairmanship of  Lord Macaulay. It came into force in the year 1862. The Code has since been amended several times and is now supplemented by other criminal provisions.

Legal Bites has curated a study material for readers who aim to learn the ins and outs of the Indian Penal Code. The 10 modules of this course cover every aspect of the IPC.

Apart from the explanations of the various provisions under the Indian Penal Code, a 10 part series of important questions and extra study resources provided towards the end of the course will help law students who wish to crack university level and competitive judicial exams.

Important articles and study material on the Indian Penal Code (IPC) – Click on the link to Read

Module I: Introduction

  1. Evolution Of Law Of Crime Over The Years
  2. The Indian Penal Code, 1860- A General Introduction and Background
  3. 20 Landmark Cases on IPC
  4. Crime and Its Elements
  5. Doctrine of Mens Rea and it’s application under IPC

Important Books and Practice Tests (Must Have)

  1. The Indian Penal Code by Ratanlal & Dhirajlal
  2. Indian Penal Code, 1860 Bare Act along with Supreme Court Guidelines and Landmark Judgments
  3. 1000+ MCQ Test Series

Module II

  1. History of Punishments
  2. Kinds of Punishments. (Sec. 53-75)
  3. Commutation of Death Sentence and Life Imprisonment

Module III

  1. Insight into General Exceptions of IPC
  2. Mistake of fact and law
  3. Act done by Judges and authorities acting under him
  4. Accident and Necessity
  5. Acts Done By A Child And An Insane Person
  6. Act Done By A Person Under Intoxication
  7. Act Done With Consent
  8. Acts done for benefit of a person without his consent
  9. Act done by a person under compulsion
  10. Trivial acts
  11. Right of Private Defence

Module IV

  1. Offence of Abetment
  2. Criminal Conspiracy – Meaning, Nature and Scope
  3. Offences Against the State: Waging War, Assault, Escape and Sedition

 Module V

  1. Offences against Public Tranquility. (Sec.-141-160)
  2. Offences affecting Public health, Safety, Convenience, Decency and Morals. (Sec. 228- 294A)
  3. Offences relating to religion. (Sec.- 295-298)

Module VI

  1. Offences relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force. (Sec. 131-140)
  2. Offences relating to Elections (Sec.-171A-I)
  3. Contempt of Lawful Authority of Public Servant (Sec.-172-190)
  4. False Evidence and Offences against Public Justice. (Sec.-191-229A)

Module VII

  1. Culpable homicide and Murder
  2. Attempt to Commit a Crime
  3. Abetment of Suicide: Meaning, Essentials, Burden of Proof & Presumption
  4. Death by Negligence: Meaning, Essentials, Difference & Punishment
  5. Dowry Death: Meaning, Essentials, Explanation & Presumption of Guilt
  6. Miscarriage: Meaning, Validity, Exceptions, Attempt & Abetment
  7. Hurt and Grievous Hurt: Concept and Explanation
  8. Wrongful Restraint And Wrongful Confinement: Overview
  9. Kidnapping and Abduction: Provisions and Differences
  10. Slavery and Forced Labour: Sections, International Perspective & Laws
  11. Sexual Offences Under Indian Penal Code
  12. Unnatural Offences: Essentials, Explanation & Constitutionality of 377

Module VIII

  1. Offences relating to Coins and Government stamps
  2. Offences relating to Weights and Measures. (Sec.-264-267)
  3. Offences relating to Documents and Property Marks. (Sec.-463-489)

Module IX

  1. Theft and Extortion
  2. Robbery and Dacoity: Concept, Explanation and Aggravated Forms
  3. Criminal Misappropriation of Property: Overview
  4. Criminal Breach of Trust: Introduction, Essentials, Explanation
  5. Fraudulent deeds and disposition of property
  6. Stolen Property: Offence, Essentials and Explanation
  7. Cheating: Concept, Essentials and Case Laws
  8. Mischief: Concept, Essentials and Detailed Explanation
  9. Criminal Trespass: Concept, Essentials and Overview

Module X

  1. Offences Relating to Marriage – Invalid Marriage, Bigamy, Elopement etc.
  2. Cruelty by Husband or Relatives of Husband | Section 498A
  3. Defamation – Meaning, Explanation and Exception

Important Mains/Long Questions and Answers for Judiciary, APO & University Exams

  1. IPC Mains Questions Series Part I: Important Questions
  2. IPC Mains Questions Series Part II: Important Questions
  3. IPC Mains Questions Series Part III: Important Questions
  4. IPC Mains Questions Series Part IV: Important Questions
  5. IPC Mains Questions Series Part V: Important Questions
  6. IPC Mains Questions Series Part VI: Important Questions
  7. IPC Mains Questions Series Part VII: Important Questions
  8. IPC Mains Questions Series Part VIII: Important Questions
  9. IPC Mains Questions Series Part IX: Important Questions
  10. IPC Mains Questions Series Part X: Important Questions

Indian Penal Code – Prelims Practice Test Series

Other articles

  1. Common Intention And Common Object Under The IPC (Discussion and Comparison)
  2. Excusable General Exceptions under Indian Penal Code – Explanation with Important Case Laws
  3. Excusable General Exceptions under Indian Penal Code – Explanation with Important Case Laws
  4. Principle of group liability – Common Intention, Common Object and Unlawful Assembly
  5. Exceptions to Offence of Murder under Section 300 IPC
  6. Robbery and Dacoity – Meaning and important provisions
  7. Forgery For Purpose Of Cheating – Section 468 IPC
  8. Criminal Misappropriation and Criminal Breach of Trust

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11 thoughts on “Indian Penal Code (IPC) – Notes, Case Laws And Study Material

    1. Mayank Shekhar

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  1. Aditya Kumar Pandey

    In study material/ipc/module link given is not opening

  2. soniya

    sir, this link of IPC is not providing content as mentioned on the link. please look into it. that link should provide general explanations of IPC from section 6- 52A , but its giving content about general exceptions in IPC. i hope you will look into it and provide us ” general explanations of IPC from section 6- 52A” .

    Module 2:
    Insight to General Explanations of IPC. (Sec. 6-52A)

    link url :

    try to solve this . thank you

    1. Ayushi Tripathi

      Thanks for bringing it to our attention. It was a typographical error and has been rectified. The link is for an article on “General Exceptions of IPC” and not general explanations of IPC.

  3. Saroj

    plz aap jo question upload krta hai unka answers bhi btaiye. kyuki kuch answers humko pta nhi hota aur google search pr bhi nhi milta hai. Meri aapse humble request hai.


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