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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The National Law School Bill, 2010 intends to establish ........... national law schools

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      One in every state where no national law school exists

    Correct Answer
    D. One in every state where no national law school exists
    Explanation
    The National Law School Bill, 2010 aims to establish one national law school in every state where there is currently no national law school. This means that the bill intends to ensure that each state in the country has at least one national law school.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is the usual punishment for "murder"?

    • A.

      Life Imprisonment

    • B.

      Death Sentence

    • C.

      12 Years Imprisonment

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    A. Life Imprisonment
    Explanation
    The usual punishment for "murder" is life imprisonment.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following cases is popularly known as the Mandal Case?

    • A.

      T.M.A. Pai Foundation v. Union of India

    • B.

      Ashok Kumar Thakur v. Union of India

    • C.

      Indira Sawhney v. Union of India

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Indira Sawhney v. Union of India
    Explanation
    The Mandal Case refers to the Indira Sawhney v. Union of India case. This case, also known as the Mandal Commission case, was a landmark judgment by the Supreme Court of India in 1992. It dealt with the implementation of reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions. The court upheld the government's decision to provide reservations for OBCs but also imposed certain limitations and conditions on the implementation. This case is popularly known as the Mandal Case because it centered around the Mandal Commission's recommendations on OBC reservations.

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  • 4. 

    Recently, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to remove the religious structures from the

    • A.

      Railway Lands

    • B.

      Government Lands

    • C.

      Public Streets

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Public Streets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Public Streets" because the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to remove religious structures from public streets. This implies that there are religious structures present on public streets, and the court has ordered their removal.

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  • 5. 

    Release of the prisoner before completion of his actual sentence is called

    • A.

      Probation

    • B.

      Parole

    • C.

      Acquittal

    • D.

      Discharge

    Correct Answer
    B. Parole
    Explanation
    Parole refers to the release of a prisoner before the completion of their actual sentence, but under certain conditions and supervision. It allows the individual to serve the rest of their sentence in the community, rather than in prison. This is different from probation, which is a form of punishment where the offender is allowed to remain in the community under specific conditions. Acquittal refers to a legal finding of not guilty, and discharge refers to the release of a prisoner after the completion of their sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Fiduciary relationship is a relationship based on

    • A.

      Contract

    • B.

      Blood relationship

    • C.

      Money

    • D.

      Trust

    Correct Answer
    D. Trust
    Explanation
    A fiduciary relationship is a relationship that is based on trust. In this type of relationship, one person (the fiduciary) is entrusted with the responsibility of acting in the best interests of another person (the beneficiary). The fiduciary is expected to put the beneficiary's interests before their own and to act with honesty, loyalty, and good faith. Trust is the foundation of a fiduciary relationship, as it is the belief that the fiduciary will fulfill their duties and obligations faithfully. This trust allows the beneficiary to rely on the fiduciary's expertise and judgment, knowing that their best interests will be safeguarded.

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  • 7. 

    The minimum age for marriage is ..... for boys and ..... for girls

    • A.

      18 and 18

    • B.

      21 and 21

    • C.

      18 and 21

    • D.

      21 and 18

    Correct Answer
    D. 21 and 18
    Explanation
    In many countries, the legal minimum age for marriage is 18 for boys and 18 for girls. However, in some countries, the minimum age for girls may be lower, usually around 16 or 17. The answer provided, 21 and 18, suggests that the minimum age for boys is 21 and for girls is 18. This may be the case in certain jurisdictions, but it is not a universally applicable answer.

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  • 8. 

    The person who aids the commission of an offence is called

    • A.

      Conspirator

    • B.

      Abettor

    • C.

      Approver

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Abettor
    Explanation
    An abettor is a person who assists or encourages the commission of an offense. They may not directly participate in the actual act, but their actions or encouragement contribute to the crime being committed. A conspirator, on the other hand, refers to a person who plans or agrees with others to commit a crime. An approver is someone who confesses to their involvement in a crime and provides evidence against others involved. Therefore, the correct answer for the person who aids the commission of an offense is an abettor.

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  • 9. 

    Rights and Duties are

    • A.

      Separated

    • B.

      Corelated

    • C.

      Co-ordinated

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Corelated
    Explanation
    Rights and duties are correlated because they are interconnected and dependent on each other. Rights are the entitlements or freedoms that individuals possess, while duties are the obligations or responsibilities that individuals have towards others or society. The exercise of rights often requires individuals to fulfill their corresponding duties. For example, the right to freedom of speech comes with the duty to use that freedom responsibly and not harm others. Therefore, rights and duties are closely connected and influence each other in maintaining a balanced and harmonious society.

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  • 10. 

    Adjudication means

    • A.

      Arrest

    • B.

      Remand

    • C.

      Prosecution

    • D.

      Decision by a competent court

    Correct Answer
    D. Decision by a competent court
    Explanation
    Adjudication refers to the process of making a decision or judgment by a competent court. It involves the formal resolution of a legal dispute or the determination of rights and obligations. This decision is made by a court that has the authority and expertise to interpret and apply the law. Adjudication is an essential part of the legal system as it ensures fair and just outcomes in legal proceedings.

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  • 11. 

    Murder is punishable under Section ....... of the Indian Penal Code

    • A.

      299

    • B.

      300

    • C.

      302

    • D.

      304

    Correct Answer
    C. 302
  • 12. 

    Defamation infringes a person's right to

    • A.

      Privelege

    • B.

      Status

    • C.

      Pride

    • D.

      Reputation

    Correct Answer
    D. Reputation
    Explanation
    Defamation infringes a person's right to reputation. Defamation refers to the act of making false statements that harm someone's reputation. When someone spreads false information about another person, it can damage their reputation and cause harm to their character and public image. This violation of their reputation can have serious consequences for the individual, including damage to their personal and professional relationships, loss of opportunities, and emotional distress.

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  • 13. 

    The Government of India Act, 1935, envisaged the introduction of

    • A.

      Dyarchical form of government

    • B.

      Federal form of government

    • C.

      Republican form of government

    • D.

      Unitary form of government

    Correct Answer
    B. Federal form of government
    Explanation
    The Government of India Act, 1935, proposed the introduction of a federal form of government. This means that power is divided between a central government and regional governments, with each having their own areas of jurisdiction. This act aimed to give more autonomy and power to the provinces in British India, allowing them to have their own legislative and executive bodies. This was a significant step towards decentralization and self-governance in India.

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  • 14. 

    Since the commencement of the Indian Constitution on 26 January, 1950, how many persons have occupied the august office of the President of India?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 9
  • 15. 

    To betray the nation is an offence and punishable under death, that is

    • A.

      Treason

    • B.

      Treachery

    • C.

      Anti-Nationality

    • D.

      Sedition

    Correct Answer
    A. Treason
    Explanation
    Treason refers to the act of betraying one's own country, typically by aiding its enemies or attempting to overthrow the government. This offense is considered extremely serious and is often punishable by death. Therefore, the correct answer is Treason.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following commission inquired into the conspiracy behind Indira Gandhi Assassination?

    • A.

      Jain Commission

    • B.

      Liberhan Commission

    • C.

      Thakker Commission

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Liberhan Commission
    Explanation
    The Liberhan Commission was set up to inquire into the conspiracy behind the assassination of Indira Gandhi. It was established in 1992 by the Indian government and was headed by retired High Court Judge M.S. Liberhan. The commission's primary objective was to investigate the circumstances that led to the assassination and to identify any individuals or organizations involved in the conspiracy. The commission submitted its report in 2009, after 17 years of investigation, which concluded that there was a conspiracy behind the assassination and named several individuals and organizations responsible for it.

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  • 17. 

    Who among the following can take the plea of ignorance of Indian Law?

    • A.

      Indian Citizens

    • B.

      Foreigners

    • C.

      Indian Citizens Abroad

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    None of the above can take the plea of ignorance of Indian Law. Ignorance of the law is not considered a valid defense in the Indian legal system. All individuals, whether Indian citizens or foreigners, are expected to be aware of and abide by the laws of the country. Therefore, no one can claim ignorance as a defense against legal consequences.

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  • 18. 

    Exercise of criminal jurisdiction depends upon the

    • A.

      Place of the offence

    • B.

      Nationality of the offender

    • C.

      Domicile of the offender

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Place of the offence
    Explanation
    The exercise of criminal jurisdiction depends on the place of the offence because different jurisdictions have different laws and legal systems. The place where the offence occurred determines which jurisdiction has the authority to prosecute and punish the offender. The laws of that particular jurisdiction will apply to the case, regardless of the nationality or domicile of the offender.

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  • 19. 

    What is the meaning of chattel?

    • A.

      Any property

    • B.

      Immovable property

    • C.

      Movable property

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Any property
    Explanation
    Chattel refers to any type of property, whether it is immovable or movable. It includes items such as furniture, livestock, vehicles, and personal belongings. This term is used in legal and financial contexts to differentiate between different types of assets.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is not included within the meaning of intellectual property?

    • A.

      Patents

    • B.

      Trademarks

    • C.

      Property Law

    • D.

      Copyright

    Correct Answer
    C. Property Law
    Explanation
    Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, and designs, which are protected by various laws. Patents, trademarks, and copyright are all examples of intellectual property rights. However, property law, as mentioned in the question, is not a specific type of intellectual property right. Property law encompasses a broader range of legal principles and regulations that govern the ownership, use, and transfer of all types of property, including intellectual property. Therefore, property law is not included within the meaning of intellectual property.

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