Law Paper II – Jan – 2017

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LAW Paper – II  Jan 2017

1.   The Preamble to Constitution of India proclaims that, ‘we, the people of India,’ have established

(1) A Sovereign, Socialist, Democratic, Republic only

(2) A Sovereign, Secular, Democratic, Republic only

(3) A Secular, Socialist, Democratic, Republic only

(4) A Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic

Ans: (4)


2. Match List – I with List – II and give the correct answer by using the codes given below :

List – I

List – II

a. Article 16(3) Amended by

b. Article 19(5) Amended by

c. Article 19(6) Amended by

d. Article 31A(2)(a) Amended by

i. 1st Amendment

ii. 17th Amendment

iii. 7th Amendment

iv. 44th Amendment

Codes :

        a     b    c    d

(1)    iii     iv    i     ii

(2)    iii     i     ii     iv

(3)    i      ii     iv    iii

(4)    ii     iii     i     iv

Ans: (1)


3. Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and give the correct answer with the help of codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Under Art. 226 of the Constitution of India the High Court has discretionary remedy to issue writs.

Reason (R) : If the High Court is satisfied that the aggrieved party can have an adequate remedy elsewhere it can refuse to grant writ.

Codes :

(1) (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(2) (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(3) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(4) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Ans: (1)


4. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List – I


List – II


a. Indira Nehru Gandhi v/s. Raj Narain

b. Gullapalli Nageswara Rao v/s. A.P.S.R.T.C.

c. Fagu Shaw v/s. State of W.B.

d. Upendra Baxi v/s. State of U.P. 

i. Departmental bias

ii. Preventive detention

iii. Rights of inmates of protective homes

iv. Rule of law

Codes :

        a     b     c     d

(1)    iv     i      ii     iii

(2)    i      iv     ii     iii

(3)    iv     i      iii     ii

(4)    ii     iii      i     iv

Ans: (1)


5. “The Fundamental Duties incorporated in Article 51A of the Constitution of India are mere reminder to the citizens, with no enforceability, to ensure their compliance” was said by

(1) Justice J.S. Verma

(2) Justice O. Chinnapa Reddy

(3) Justice Y.V. Chandrachud

(4) Justice P.N. Bhagwati

Ans: (1)


6. Justice Mukherjee C.J., speaking for the court, stated “that though the executive power is vested in the president, the president is only a formal or constitutional head of the executive. The real power is vested in the Council of Ministers on whose aid and advise the president acts in the exercise of his functions,” in the following case :

(1) U.N.R. Rao v/s. Indira Gandhi

(2) Ram Jawaya Kapur v/s. State of Punjab

(3) Jayantilal Amratlal Shodan v/s. F.N. Rao

(4) Sardarilal v/s. Union of India

Ans: (2)


7. The right of a person to be appointed as a guardian of his minor children under the personal law is not a fundamental right was decided by the Supreme Court in one of the following cases :

(1) Mohd-Aslam v/s. Union of India

(2) Sahifzada Saiyed Muhammed Amirabbas Abbasi v/s. State of Madyabharat

(3) Khatri v/s. State of Bihar

(4) Mohd. Faruk v/s. State of M.P.

Ans: (2)


8. According to Austin the positive law has following three attributes :

(1) command, sovereign, obedience

(2) command, sovereign, sanction

(3) command, obedience, sanction

(4) sovereign, obedience, sanction

Ans: (2)


9. “The movement of progressive societies has hitherto been a movement from status to contract.” This statement is of

(1) Hegel

(2) Savigny

(3) Henry Main

(4) Puchta

Ans: (3)


10. Match List – I with List – II and give the correct answer by using the codes given below :

List – I

List – II

a. The Concept of Law

b. The Province of Jurisprudence Determined

c. Some Reflections on Jurisprudence

d. Limits of Jurisprudence Defined  

i. Austin

ii. Bentham

iii. Hart

iv. Buckland

Codes :

        a     b     c     d

(1)    iii     ii      i     iv

(2)    iii     i      iv    ii

(3)    i      ii      iii    iv

(4)    iv     i      ii     iii

Ans: (2)


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