(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2009 : Legal Aptitude


(Paper) Previous Year Question Paper (BA LLB) - 2009

Section - IV : Legal Aptitude


1. Which is the oldest Code of Law in India?

(a) Naradasmriti
(b) Manusmriti
(c) Vedasmnti
(d) Prasarsmriti

2. Private international law is also called .

(a) Civil Law
(b) Local laws
(c) Conflict of laws
(d) Common law

3. A nominal sum given as a token for striking a sale is called

(a) Earnest money
(b) Advance
(c) Interest
(d) Solatium

4. Joint heirs to a property are called

(a) Co-heirs
(b) Coparceners
(c) Successors
(d) Joint owners

5. The right of a party to initiate an action and be heard before a Court of law is called

(a) Right in rem
(b) Right in personzm
(c) Fundamental right
(d) Locus standi

6. Indian Parliament is based on the principle of

(a) Bicameralism
(b) Universal Adult Franchise
(c) Dyarchy
(d) Federalism

7. The Supreme Court held that evidence can be recorded by video-confereneing in the case

(a) State of Maharashtra v. Prafull B. Desai
(b) Paramjit Kaur v. State of Punjab
(c) Pappu Yadav v. State of Bihar
(d) Bachan Singh v. State of Punjab

8. When the master is held liable for the wrongful act of his servant, the liability is called

(a) Strict liability
(b) Vicarious liability
(c) Tortous liability
(d) Absolute liability

9. The act of unlawfully entering into another’s property constitutes

(a) Trespass
(b) Restraint
(c) Appropriation
(d) Encroachment

10. Which Parliamentary Committee in Indian system of democracy is chaired by a member of Opposition Party?

(a) Estimates Committee
(b) Joint Parliamentary Committee
(c) Public Accounts Committee
(d) Finance Committee

11. Supreme Court held that Preamble as a basic feature of Constitution cannot be amended in the case of

(a) Golaknath v. State of Punjab
(b) Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India
(c) S.R.Bommai v. Union of India
(d) Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala

12. In the year 2002 the Competition Act was enacted replacing

(a) Trade Marks Act
(b) Copy Right Act
(c) Contract Act
(d) MRTP Act

13. A right to recover time barred debt is

(a) Universal right
(b) Perfect right
(c) Imperfect right
(d) Fundamental right

14. The law relating to prisoners of war has been codified by

(a) Geneva Convention
(b) Vienna Convention
(c) Paris Convention
(d) None of the above

15. Public holidays are declared under

(a) Criminal Procedure Code
(b) Civil Procedure Code
(c) Constitution of India
(d) Negotiable Instruments Act

16. When a person is prosecuted for committing a criminal offence, the burden of proof is on

(a) Accused
(b) Prosecution
(c) Policeon
(d) Complainant

17. Offence which can be compromised between the parties is known as

(a) Non-compoundable offence
(b) Cognizable offence
(c) Compoundable offence
(d) Non-cognizable offence

18. Husband and wife have a right to each others company. The right is called

(a) Conjugal right
(b) Human right
(c) Civil right
(d) Fundamental right

19. A person ‘dying intesiatz’ mear he

(a) Died without legal heirs
(b) Died without making a will
(c) Died without any property
(d) Died without a son

20. If a witness makes a statement in Court, knowing it to be false, he commits the offence of

(a) Forgery
(b) Falsehood
(c) Perjury
(d) Breach of trust

21. A child born after father’s death is

(a) Posthumous
(b) Heir
(c) Intestate
(d) Bastard

22. A formal instrument by which one person empowers another to represent him is known as

(a) Affidavit
(b) Power of attorney
(c) Will
(d) Declaration

23. The temporary release of a prisoner is called

(a) Parole
(b) Amnesty
(c) Discharge
(d) Pardon

24. The offence of inciting disaffection, hatred or contempt against Government is

(a) Perjury
(b) Forgery
(c) Sedition
(d) Revolt

25. India became the member of United Nations in the Year

(a) 1956
(b) 1945
(c) 1946
(d) 1950

26. A party to the suit is called

(a) Accuse
(b) Plaintiff
(c) Litigant
(d) Complainant

27. Who heads the four members Committee appointed to study the Centre-State relations especially the changes took place since Sarkaria Commission

(a) Justice M.M.Panchi
(b) Justice Nanavati
(c) Justice Bamcha
(d) Justice Kuldip Singh

28. No one can be convicted twice for the same offence. This doctrine is called

(a) Burden of proof
(b) Double conviction
(c) Double jeopardy
(d) Corpus depiction

29. A participant in commission of crime is popularly known as

(a) Respondent
(b) Under-trial
(c) Defendant
(d) Accomplice

30. Which of the following is not payable to Central Government?

(a) Land revenue
(b) Customs duty
(c) Income tax
(d) Wealth tax

31. Where is the National Judicial Academy located?

(a) Kolkata
(b) Bhopal
(c) Delhi
(d) Mumbai

32. Who have constitutional right to audience in all Indian Council?

(a) President
(b) Chief Justice of India
(c) Attorney General
(d) Solicitor General

33. Which of the following is not included in the Preamble to the Constitution?

(a) Morality
(b) Justice
(c) Sovereign
(d) Socialist

34. Court of Record’ is a Court which?

(a) Maintains records
(b) Preserves all its records
(c) Can punish for its contempt
(d) Is competent to issue writs

35. A judge of the Supreme Court can be removed from office only on grounds of

(a) Gross inefficiency
(b) Delivering wrong judgments
(c) Senility
(d) Proven misbehavior incapacity

36. Fiduciary relationship means a relationship based on

(a) Trust
(b) Money
(c) Contract
(d) Blood relation or incapacity

37. The Chairman of Tehelka Enquiry Commission is

(a) Justice Kripal
(b) Justice S.N.Phukan
(c) Justice Saharia
(d) Justice Liberhan

38. The concept of judicial review has been borrowed from the Constitution of

(a) U.S.S.R.
(b) U.K.
(c) U.S.A.
(d) Switzerland

39. Every duty enforceable by law is called

(a) Accountability
(b) Obligation
(c) Burden
(d) Incidence

40. The killing of a new born child by its parents is

(a) Malfeasance
(b) Infanticide
(c) Abortion
(d) Feticide

41. Offence of breaking a divine idol is

(a) Salus populi
(b) Crime
(c) Sacrilege
(d) Blasphemy

42. A person who goes under-ground or evades the jurisdiction of the Court is known as

(a) Offender
(b) Under-ground
(c) Absentee
(d) Absconder

43. What is a caveat!

(a) A warning
(b) An injunction
(c) Writ
(d) Certiorari

44. Muslim religious foundations are known as

(a) Din
(b) Wakfs
(c) Ulema
(d) Quzat

45. Beyond what distance from the coast, is the sea known as “High Sea”?

(a) 20 miles
(b) 300 miles
(c) 200 km.
(d) 12 miles

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