Written by:Adv. Pooja Gupta

Important Sections of IPC – You must know

Students of Law, who prepare for the 2021 exams often ask for the important sections of the IPC. If you have a limited time, it may be difficult to cover the entire Indian Penal Code. A list of important and essential parts of the IPC is here.

Another good thing about a list of useful sections of the Indian Penal Code is that you don’t remain clueless, wondering what to begin reading for an examination. The main sections of the Indian Penal Code to alleviate your confusion are here:

IMPORTANT IPC SECTIONS

CH- I

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SEC. 1-4

CH- II

  • GENERAL EXPLANATIONS
  • SEC.  8, 11, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 52, 52A

CH- III

  • PUNISHMENTS
  • SEC. 53, 73& 74

CH- IV

  • GENERAL EXCEPTIONS
  •  SEC. 76-106
  •  (ALL SECTIONS OF THIS CHAPTER VERY IMPORTANT AS PER EXAM POINT OF VIEW)

CH- V

  • ABETMENT
  • SEC. 107-120

CH- V(A)

  • CRMINAL CONSPIRACY (A conspiracy is a hidden agreement made by 2 or more persons to commit an illegal or harmful act.)
  • SEC. 120A &120B

CH- VI

  • OFFENCES/ CRIME AGAINST THE STATE
  • SEC.  121, 124A

CH- VIII

  • OFFENCES/CRIME AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY (A public tranquilly is a group of people who engage in an activity that disrupts society’s peace.)
  • SEC. 141,142, 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149 &159

CH- IX

  • OFFENCES/CRIME AGAINST TO PUBLIC SERVICES
  • SEC. 166, (166A &166B)

CH- X

  • CONTEMPT (The offence/crime of disobeying or disrespecting a court of law or its officials) OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS
  • SEC. 179 &182

CH- XI

  • FALSE EVIDENCE & OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE
  • SEC. 191

XIV

  • (OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY,  SAFETY, AND MORALS)
  • SEC.  268, 292, 293 &294

CH- XV

  • OFFENCES/CRIME RELATING TO RELIGION
  • SEC. 295, 295A &296

CH- XVI

  •  OFFENCES/ CRIME AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY
  • SEC.  299 To 309
  • SEC. 319 To 338
  • SEC.  339 &340
  • SEC.  349, 350, 351, 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D
  • SEC.  359, 360, 361, 362
  • SEC.  375, 376, 376D, 376DA, 376DB, 376E, 377

CH- XVII

  • OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
  • SEC.  378, 383,390, 391,396, 399,
  • SEC. 403, 410, 413, 414, 415, 420, 425

CH- XX

  • OFFENCES RELATING TO MARRIAGE
  • SEC. 493, 494, 495, 496, 498

CH- XXA

  • CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR  HUSBAND’S RELATIVE
  • SEC.  498A

CH- XXI

  • DEFAMATION
  • SEC. 499

CH- XXII

  • IF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT & ANNOYANCE
  • SEC.  503, 506, 509

CH- XXIII

  • ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT OFFENCES
  • SEC.  511

These were the IPC’s most pertinent sections (Indian Penal Code). As aforementioned, IPC is extensive, and I hope that this list of major sections will assist you in better preparing for your exams. Also, make a point of focusing on improving these over the others. But remember, I never said “skip the rest.” Also, make specific that you have gone over the entire syllabus.


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