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Important Law Questions for Preliminary Exam
1. Who said that the “Indian Constitution is a federation with the strong centralising tendency”?
Ans. Sir Ivor Jennings
2. Who was the first President of the Constituent Assembly of India?
Ans. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
3. When did the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir come into force?
Ans. 26 January 1957
4. Who decides a dispute regarding the election of the President of India?
Ans. Supreme Court
6. To which authority does the President submit his resignation?
Ans. The Vice President
7. Who has the power to pardon a death sentence?
Ans. The President
8. Who determines the salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court?
10. Who shall issue a notice if any territory becomes a part of India?
Ans. Government of India
11. A, a person 20 years old, instigates his sister B, who is 6 years old, to pick the pocket of a passenger. As soon as B tries to take out the purse and put it in her school bag, she is caught. When the purse was opened, it was found empty. What offence has A and B committed?
Ans. Only A is guilty of abetment. B is not liable.
12. Which case propounded the doctrine of joint liability?
Ans. Reg vs Cruise
14. Which section of the Indian Penal Code punishes promoting enmity between groups on the basis of religion?
Ans. Section 153A
15. Which section is related to theft in dwelling house?
Ans. Section 380 of IPC
17. Which section is based on the principle of ‘De minimus non curat lex’?
Ans. Section 95 of IPC
18. What does the maxim “Ignorantia juris non excusat” means?
Ans. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.
20. Which case recited that “All murders are culpable homicides, but all culpable homicides are not murders“?
Ans. Rampal Singh vs State of UP, 2012
21. A find a hundred-rupee note on the high road. He does not know to whom it belongs. He takes it and leaves from the place. What offence A has committed?
Ans. No offence
22. Which section provides for the presumption as to documents produced as record of evidence?
Ans. Section 80 of the Indian Evidence Act
25. What number of witnesses are required to prove the offence of dacoity?
Ans. Any number. Not prescribed.
26. In the Indian Evidence Act, what evidence may be given?
Ans. Evidence related to the fact in issue and relevant fact.
27. What kind of divorce is termed as Mubarat?
Ans. Divorce by mutual agreement
28. What is required to remarry with a divorced wife under Muslim law?
Ans. Practice of Halala
29. When a Muslim renounces Islam, what is it called?
30. What does the term ‘Iddat’ mean in Muslim law?
Ans. Waiting period
31. What kind of Dower is Mahr-I-Musamma?
Ans. Specified dower
33. When the Transfer of Property Act came into force?
Ans. 1 July 1882
34. Transfer of Property Act is supplementary to which Act?
Ans. Indian Contract Act
35. In the absence of any contract or usage, a lease of immovable property shall be deemed to be for what period?
Ans. Year to year
36. Which section of the Transfer of Property Act relates to oral transfer?
Ans. Section 9
37. In criminal procedure, when evidence is deficient, which section provides for the release of the accused?
Ans. Section 169
40. According to the Indian Partnership Act, what the word “business” includes?
Ans. Every trade, occupation, and profession.
41. Which section provides for the effects of non-registration of a partnership firm?
Ans. Section 69 of the Indian Partnership Act
42. Which Act deals with the transfer of movable property?
Ans. Sales of Goods Act, 1930
43. At what stage can the court return the plaint under Order VII Rule 10?
Ans. At any stage of the suit
44. Which provision of the Civil Procedure Code provides reasons for the rejection of plaint?
Ans. Order VII Rule 11
46. What is the time limit for a person to file a suit who is dispossessed of immovable property?
Ans. Six months
47. When the Specific Relief Act came into force?
Ans. 1 March 1964
48. What does the term legal disability means as per the Limitation Act?
Ans. Minor, insane, or idiot
49. How shall the time mentioned in the instrument or limitation period be computed?
Ans. As per Gregorian calendar
50. When is a suit said to be instituted in the court?
Ans. By presentation of the plaint
51. What is the limitation period for foreclosure?
Ans. Thirty years