Law UGC NTA NET JRF Previous Year Papers December 2014 PAPER-II
1. Which of the following statements is right?
A. Law consist of rules in accordance with reason and nature has formed the basis of imperative law
B. Natural law is a type of command
C. Law, according to positivist, is made through medium of courts
D. Hart talks in terms of conduct supplemented by an attitude of mind to the effect that the conduct in question is obligatory because it is required by rule
2. Right in re aliena means a right over
A. his own property
B. a property of someone else
C. property situated in a foreign country
D. property situated in one’s own country
3. Assertion (A) : A perfect duty is one which a man not merely ought to perform, but may be justly compelled to perform.
Reason (R) : A perfect duty is one which is not merely recognised by law but enforced.
1. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2. (A) is false, but (R) is true.
3. Both (A) and (R) are true.
4. Both (A) and (R) are false.
A. 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3
C. 3 alone D. 4 alone
4. Possession is prima facie evidence of title of ownership. Hence :
A. long adverse possession confers title even to a property which originally belonged to another
B. in all cases possession leads to ownership
C. transfer of possession is not a mode of transferring ownership
D. long possession do not confer title to the property which originally belonged to government
5. Who among the following said that there is in essence no difference between the legal personality of a company and that of an individual?
A. Maitland B. Dicey
C. Gierke D. Kelson
6. Ownership of Goodwill of a business is
A. Limited ownership
B. Corporeal ownership
C. Incorporeal ownership
D. Beneficial ownership
7. It was remarked in ‘Golaknath vs. State of Punjab’ that our ‘Preamble to the Constitution contains in a nutshell its ideals and aspirations’ by one of the judges?
A. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer
B. Justice K. Subba Rao
C. Justice A.N. Ray
D. Justice H.R. Khanna
8. Right of eligible employees to be considered for promotion is virtually a part of Fundamental Right of employees, was decided by the Supreme Court in:
A. Union of India vs. Hemraj Singh Chauhan
B. Supreme Court Employees Association vs.
Union of India
C. John Vallamattam vs. Union of India
D. St. Stephens College vs. University of Delhi
9. In Vishram Singh Raghubanshi vs. State of Uttar Pradesh (AIR2011 SC2275) the court held that:
A. It is the duty of Superior Courts to protect the reputation of judicial officers of subordinate courts
B. Procedure laid down in the appointment of officers of subordinate courts
C. Procedure laid down in the salaries and service conditions of the judicial officers of the lower judiciary
D. Transfer of the Judges of the High Court
10. In which of these cases, Fundamental Duties are judicially invoked? Answer using codes given below:
(i) Prem Prakash vs. Punjab University
(ii) Suresh Koshy George vs. University of Kerala
(iii) Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra
vs. State of Uttar Pradesh
(iv) Shri Sachidanand Pandey vs. State of West Bengal
A. (i) and (ii) are correct
B. (ii) and (iii) are correct
C. (iii) and (iv) are correct
D. (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are correct
11. Match List-I with List-II using codes given below:
(i) Executive power must be exercised in accordance with the Constitution.
(ii) Executive power is the residue of functions of Government, which are not legislative or judicial.
(iii) Executive power may be exercised without prior legislative support.
(iv) The President is not bound to hear a petitioner for mercy before he rejects the petition.
(a) H.H. Maharajadhiraja Madhav Rao Jivaji Rao Scindia Bahadur vs. Union of India
(b) Maganbhai Ishwarbhai Patel vs. Union of India
(c) Kehar Singh vs. Union of India
(d) A. Sanjeevi Naidu vs. State of Madras
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
A. (d) (a) (b) (c)
B. (a) (d) (b) (c)
C. (d) (a) (c) (b)
D. (b) (c) (a) (d)
12. The Supreme Court has laid down guidelines for imposing emergency under Art. 356 in one of the following cases:
A. A.K. Roy vs. Union of India
B. S.R. Bommai vs. Union of India
C. State of Rajasthan vs. Union of India
D. Rameswar Prasad vs. Union of India
13. By which constitutional amendment “The total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed fifteen per cent of the total number of members of the House of the people”?
A. Ninety First B. Ninety Second
C. Ninety Third D. Ninety Fifth
14. Match List-I with List-II and give correct answers by using the codes given below:
(Principles applied by the Courts)
1. Law must be based on justice, equity and good conscience
4. Estoppel List-II (Cases)
(a) R.V. Keyn
(b) Chorzaw Factory (Indemnity) Case
(c) Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions Case
(d) Barcelona Traction Case
(a) (b) (c) (d)
A. 3 2 4 1
B. 1 3 2 4
C. 2 4 3 1
D. 1 2 3 4
15. Who is not the Exponent of the Constitutive Theory of ‘Recognition’?
A. Hegel B. Oppenheim
C. Hall D. Anzilloti
16. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(Sources of Public International Law)
1. General principles of law recognised by the civilized countries
2. Juristic Work
3. International Customs
4. Justice and Equity List-II (Case-related)
(a) North Continental Self case
(b) Burkina Faso vs. Mali
(c) Portugal vs. India
(d) Paquete Habaana case
(a) (b) (c) (d)
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 4 1 2
D. 4 1 3 2
17. Statement-I : Subject to Rules of Jus Cogens, local customary law can supplement or derogate from general custom.
Statement-II : International law does not recognise the concept of local custom.
Using the codes given below give the correct answer:
A. Both the Statements are individually true and Statement-II is the correct explanation of statement-I.
B. Both the Statements are individually true but Statement-II is not the correct explanation of Statement-I.
C. Statement-I is true, but Statement-II is false.
D. Statement-I is false, but Statement-II is true.
18. Using the codes given below indicate the chronological sequence in which the following judgements were delivered by the International Court of Justice:
1. Right of passage over Indian Territory case.
2. South-West Africa case.
3. Frontier Dispute.
4. Temple of Preah Vihear
A. 1, 2, 3, 4 B. 2, 4, 1, 3
C. 1, 4, 2, 3 D. 3, 2, 4, 1
19. Match List-I with List-II and give the correct answer by using the codes given below:
(Provisions under Statute of International Court of Justice)
1. Binding force of decrees of International Court of Justice
2. Methods of conferring Jurisdiction upon the court.
3. Advisory Jurisdiction of the Court.
4. Courts power to allow a state to intervene in case to which it is not a party List-II (Related Articles)
(a) Article 65
(b) Article 62
(c) Article 59
(d) Article 36
(a) (b) (c) (d)
A. 3 4 1 2
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 4 2 3 1
D. 1 2 3 4
20. In which of the following cases, a child could not be a ‘Hindu’ under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955?
I. Only one parent is a Hindu and the child was brought up as a Hindu.
II. If after the birth of a child both the parents convert to Buddhism.
III. Only one parent is Jain and the child was not brought up as a Jain.
IV. If after the birth of a child both the parents convert to Muslim religion and in the exercise of parental right the child is also converted to Muslim religion.
A. I, II and IV B. III and IV
C. II and I D. I, II and III
21. When two Hindus are descendants of a common ancestress but by different husbands, they are said to be related to each other by
A. Uterine Blood B. Half Blood
C. Full Blood D. Fosterage
22. A ‘Muta’ marriage is:
I. A temporary marriage.
II. Recognized under Sunni law.
III. Recognized under Shia law.
IV. For a fixed period.
A. II and IV only B. I, II, III and IV
C. I, III and IV D. II and III
23. A decree of judicial separation:
I. dissolve the matrimonial bond.
II. does not dissolve the matrimonial bond but merely suspends marital rights and obligations during the subsistence of the decree.
III. mandates that the parties still continue to be husband and wife but not obliged to live together.
IV. provides that if the parties have not resumed cohabitation for a period of one year either party may seek divorce.
A. I, II and IV B. I, II, III and IV
C. I and IV D. II, III and IV
24. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer with the help of codes given below:
(i) Ijma (a) Cancellation of marriage
(ii) Faskh (b) Opinion of one individual only
(iii) Mahr-ul-misl (c) Collective opinion of commentators
(iv) Qiyas (d) Customary dower
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
A. (c) (a) (d) (b)
B. (a) (b) (c) (d)
C. (c) (d) (b) (a)
D. (d) (b) (a) (c)
25. Rules relating to spinda relationship are based on the principle of
A. Polygyny B. Endogamy
C. Exogamy D. Polyandry
26. Divorce by Zihar is a species of
A. actual divorce
B. inchoate divorce
C. khula divorce
D. constructive divorce
27. For a valid contract acceptance should be
A. absolute and qualified
B. partial but unqualified
C. absolute and unqualified
D. absolutely qualified
28. According to Explanation 2 to Section 25 of the Indian Contract Act, which of the following statements are correct?
I. An agreement to which the consent of the promisor is not freely given is valid because consideration is adequate.
II. An agreement to which the consent of promisor is freely given is valid even if consideration is inadequate.
III. Consideration must be legal.
IV. Consideration can be illegal.
A. I and II are correct
B. II and III are correct
C. III and IV are correct
D. I and IV are correct
29. In Jyotindra Bhattacharjee vs. Mrs. Sona Balon Bora, it was held that
A. the onus of proving soundness of mind of a person always rests upon a person who alleges such state of mind of another person.
B. the onus of proving unsoundness of mind of a person always rests upon a person who alleges such state of mind of another person.
C. the onus of proving unsoundness of mind rests upon person of unsound mind.
D. the onus of proving unsoundness of mind is on the judge deciding the case involving person of unsound mind.
30. Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and give the correct explanation with the help of codes given below:
Assertion (A) : Agreement is void when both parties are under mistake as to the matter of law.
Reason (R) : Parties entering into a contract are legally obliged to know the law relating to the contract.
A. (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is correct reason for (A).
B. (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.
C. (R) is correct, but (A) is wrong.
D. Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
31. Where, a law promulgated after the contract is made, makes the performance of the agreement impossible, the agreement becomes
A. Voidable B. Valid
C. Void D. Absolutely binding
32. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(i) Damages arising in the usual course of things
(ii) Compensation for mental anguish
(iii) Measure of damages
(iv) Compensation for breach of contract where penalty is stipulated for List-II
(a) Ghaziabad Dev. Authority vs. Union of India
(b) Hadley vs. Baxendale
(c) M/s. Ganga Maruthi vs. Nagaraj
(d) Jamal vs. Moolla Dawood
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
A. (b) (a) (d) (c)
B. (a) (b) (d) (c)
C. (b) (a) (c) (d)
D. (d) (c) (a) (b)
33. Who is the propounder of ‘Pigeon hole’ theory?
A. Winfield B. Salmond
C. Flemming D. Paton
34. The owner of the bus instructed the driver not to race and compete with other omnibuses on a particular route. Driver still tried to obstruct a rival omnibus and caused an accident. What shall be the nature of liability?
A. The driver shall be liable for the accident because he did not follow the instructions of his owner.
B. It shall be the liability of the owner of bus because he has no authority to give instruction to his driver and his act was totally wrong.
C. The owner of the bus shall be vicariously liable for the accident committed by his driver during the course of employment.
D. Neither owner nor driver shall be liable.
35. Which of the following is NOT a sovereign function of the State?
A. Construction of military road
B. Injury to the plaintiff during the lathicharge by the police to disperse the unlawful crowd
C. A government jeep being taken from the workshop to the collector’s bungalow for his use
D. Distribution of meals to army personnel
36. Assertion (A) : A wooden chair while being used by a guest, caused an injury to him due to defective manufacture. The guest is entitled to claim damages from the manufacturer.
Reason (R) : The manufacturer owes a duty to take care only towards the lawful buyer under the Consumer Protection Act.
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.
37. If a journalist publishes an article in a leading newspaper that all lawyers were thieves, no particular lawyer could sue him unless there is something to point to the particular individual. It refers to
A. Defamation of a company
C. Defamation of public figures
D. Defamation of class of persons
38. Match the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List-I (Name of Case)
1. Municipal Corporation vs. Subhagwanti
2. Roop Lal vs. Union of India
3. State vs. Chironji Lal
4. Rural Transport Service vs. Bezlum Bibi List-II (Name of Court)
(a) High Court of Madhya Pradesh
(b) High Court of Jammu & Kashmir
(c) High Court of Calcutta
(d) Supreme Court
1 2 3 4
A. (d) (b) (a) (c)
B. (b) (a) (d) (c)
C. (c) (d) (b) (a)
D. (d) (a) (c) (b)
39. The Revenue Inspector knowingly disobeys the direction to conduct enquiry at a place for demarcation, what offence, if any, has been caused by him under IPC?
A. An offence as per Sec. 166-A
B. For continuing to remain in an unlawful assembly as per Sec. 145
C. For touching any point material as per
D. For giving false information as per Sec.
40. A man has committed physical contact involving unwelcome sexual overture against a female. What offence has been caused by him under IPC?
A. Requesting for sexual favour as per Sec.
B. Sexual harassment as per Sec. 354(1)(i)
C. Out-raging of modesty as per Sec. 354
D. Attempt to rape as per Sec. 370(A)
41. Read the Assertion (A) and the Reason (R) given below to answer the correct explanation using the codes:
Assertion (A) : The legal right involves freedom from penalty.
Reason (R) : A legal right is one which is either enforceable or recognised.
A. Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
C. Assertion (A) is correct, but Reason (R) is wrong.
D. Assertion (A) is incorrect because Reason
(R) fixes liability when not enforceable or derecognised.
42. The maxim ‘ream linguam non facit nisi mens rea’ is propounded by
A. Coke B. Lord Kenyon
C. Augustine D. Lord Arbinger
43. Fill in the gap:
Disobedience of law is not ordinarily a crime unless that act is declared as crime by some ………… .
A. law B. method
C. society D. All the above
44. The Indian Penal Code prohibits fixing of liability on a person so long he is authorised or gives assent to it. But there is an exceptional situation arising out of:
B. Public nuisance
C. Contempt of Court
D. All of them
45. Who among the following moved a resolution in the Central Legislative Assembly recommending that the Government should introduce a legislation for registration and protection of Trade Union in the year 1921?
A. B.P. Wadia B. M.N. Joshi
C. N.M. Lokhanddey D. V.V. Giri
46. “Works Committee under the Industrial Disputes Act should be substituted by an ‘Industrial Relations Committee’ to promote in-house dispute settlement.” This recommendation was made by .
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