(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2010 : Legal Aptitude


(Paper) Previous Year Question Paper (BA LLB) - 2010

Section - IV : Legal Aptitude


1. Which of the following judges had never bean the chairman of the Law Commission of India?

(a) Justice R.C. Lahoti
(b) Justice A.R. Lakshamanan
(c) Justice Jeevan Reddy
(d) Justice Jagannadha Rao

2. Who among the following was the first chief Information Commissioner of India?

(a) Wajahat Habibullah
(b) Irfan Habib
(c) Tahir Mahmood
(d) Najma Heptullah

3. RT.I. stands for

(a) Revenue transactions in India
(b) Research and Technology Institute
(c) Rural and Transparency infrastructure
(d) Right to information

4. Fiduciary relationship is relationship based on

(a) contract
(b) trust
(c) blood relationship
(d) money

5. Human rights day is observed on

(a) 146 February
(b) 26 November
(c) 2 October
(d) 10 December

6. `No-fault liability’ means

(a) liability for damage caused through negligence
(b) liability for damage caused through fault
(c) absolute liability even without any negligence or fault
(d) fix Wom from liability

7. An `encumbrance’ in legal parlance is a

(a) liability on property
(b) grant of property
(c) gift of property
(d) restriction an property

8. A husband and wife have a right to each other’s company This right is called

(a) matrimonial right
(b) consortium right
(c) marital right
(d) conjugal right

9. Release of prisoner before completion of his sentence is called

(a) release
(b) parole
(c) acquittal
(d) lease

10. Result of successful prosecution is

(a) acquittal
(b) discharge
(c) conviction
(d) charge sheeting

11. The manager of waqf is known as

(a) Sajjadanashin
(b) IChadim
(c) Mutawalli
(d) Mujawar

12. “Ipso facto” means

(a) in place of
(b) by reason of that fact
(c) by the same source
(d) by the way

13. ‘Requisition’ means

(a) permanent transfer of the title of the property
(b) supervision of property
(c) taking control of property temporarily
(d) taking possession permanently

14. ‘Corroborative evidence’ means

(a) main evidence in a case
(b) evidence which supports other evidence
(c) evidence that proves the guilt of an accused person
(d) evidence of a person who supports the accused

15. Ex parte decision means a decision given

(a) after hearing both the parties
(b) without proper procedure
(c) after observing proper procedure
(d) without hearing the opponent

16. Which of the following constitutions is a unitary constitution?

(a) U.S.
(b) British
(c) Indian
(d) Australia

17. Which of the following is not a fundamental right in India?

(a) right to form association
(b) freedom of religion
(c) right to propert
(d) right to move throughout the territory of India

18. Which of the following marriages is approved by Islamic law? Between a Muslim

(a) male and a Christian female
(b) female and a Hindu male
(c) female and a Christian male
(d) female and a Jew male

19. Which of the following constitutions when framed did not provide for judicial review?

(a) Indian
(b) Pakistani
(c) U.S.
(d) Australian

20. Ratio decidendi means

(a) a judicial decision
(b) part of the judgment which possesses authority
(c) any observation made by the court which goes beyond the requirement of the case
(d) an observation made by adjudge

21. ‘Dyarchy’ under the government of India Act 1919 meant

(a) division of powers between the central and provincial government
(b) separation of judiciary from executive
(c) division of executive departments under elected ministers and the members of the government’s executive council
(d) separation between legislature and executive

22. Fringe benefit tax is a tax

(a) paid by an employer in respect of the fringe benefits provided or deemed to have been provided by an employer to his employee
(b) paid by an employer for the benefits which he enjoys
(c) paid by a person for the benefits which he gets from his employer
(d) paid by a member of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes for benefits they receive from the government

23. Which of the following is not true about a criminal proceeding?

(a) the court may ask to pay a fine
(b) the court may order the transfer of the ownership of the property
(c) there is prosecution
(d) the court may discharge an accused

24. In Ram v/s Shayam, Ram cannot be a

(a) plaintiff
(b) appellants
(c) defendant
(d) prosecutor

25. Cr.P.C. stands for

(a) Criminal proceedings code
(b) Criminal proceedings court
(c) Crime prevention code
(d) Criminal Procedure code

26. Medical Science used for investigating crimes is known as

(a) Criminal Medicine
(b) Epistemological Science
(c) Forensic science
(d) Ontological Science

27. A poise judge of a High Court is

(a) a judge other than a Chief Justice
(b) the Chief Justice
(c) a temporary judge
(d) a retired judge

28. Intra virus means

(a) within the powers
(b) outside the powers
(c) within the scope of fundamental rights
(d) regular

29. X, the servant of Y, takes a hundred rupee note from Y’s pocket and hides it under the carpet in the house of Y X tells Z another servant of Y, about the currency note and both agree to share the money when the currency note is taken by X from the hiding place. Before X could recover the note, it was found by Y. Decide if an offence was committed and if so who committed the offence?

(a) No offence was committed
(b) Only X committed the offence
(c) Both X and Z committed the offence
(d) Only Z committed the offence

30. Moots, in law schools, are

(a) exercises of law teaching
(b) legal problems in the form of imaginary cases, argued by two opposing students before a bench pretending to be a real court
(c) imaginary class room where a student acts as a teacher
(d) a debate on a legal problem

31. Scheduled Tribe status is

(a) restricted to Hindus
(b) religiously neutral
(c) restricted to Hindus and Christians
(d) restricted to Hindus and Muslims

32. Which of the following has not been a woman judge of the Supreme Court of India, till 2009?

(a) Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra
(b) Justice Sujata Manohar
(c) Justice Ruma Pal
(d) Justice Fathima Beevi

33. What is the meaning of chattel ?

(a) any property
(b) immovable property
(c) movable property
(d) cattle

34. In a civil suit, the person who files suit and the person against whom the suit is filled are called

(a) accused, prosecutor
(b) accuser, defendant
(c) appellant, respondent
(d) plaintiff, defendant

35. In a criminal case, an accused person, who in consideration of his non- prosecution offers to give evidence against other accused, is called

(a) accomplice
(b) hostile witness
(c) approver
(d) hostile accomplice

36. The President of India is elected by an electoral college consisting of

(a) all the members of both the Houses of Parliament and all the members of all the Legislative Assemblies
(b) all the elective members of both the Houses of Parliament and all the members of all the Legislative Assemblies
(c) all the members of both the Houses of Parliament and all the elected members of all the Legislative Assemblies
(d) all the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament and all the elected members of all the Legislative Assemblies

37. Which of the following is not a fundamental right?

(a) freedom of speech
(b) right to life
(c) right to equality
(d) right to work

38. International Labour Organization has its headquarters at

(a) The Hague
(b) Geneva
(c) New York
(d) London

39. The Child Marriage Restraint Act 2006 is applicable to

(a) only Hindus
(b) all Indians except Muslims as the minimum age of marriage among Muslim girls is puberty (beginning of menstruation) in Muslim personal law
(c) all irrespective of religion
(d) all except Muslim, Christians and Jews

40. X, a shopkeeper, leaves a sealed S kilogram bag of a branded wheat flour at the door of Y with a note “you will like this quality wheat flour and pay Rupees 100 for this bag” without being asked to do so. Y on coming back, collects the bag from his door, opens the seal of the bag, and usesa quarter of kilogram for making chapattis (unleavened bread). But next day returns the bag. Is he bound to pay for the bag ? He is

(a) not bound to pay as he did not ask the shopkeeper to deliver the bag
(b) bound to pay as he has opened the bag
(c) bound to pay only for the quantity used
(d) neither bound to pay nor return the bag

41. Within the jurisdiction of which High Court does Lakshdweep fall

(a) Bombay High Court
(b) Kerala High Court
(c) Madras High Court
(d) Dellti High Court

42. Which of the following is not the function of the International Court of Justice?

(a) gives advisory opinion at the request of general Assembly
(b) gives advisory opinion at the request of Security Council
(c) interprets treaties when considering legal disputes brought before it by nations
(d) decides international crimes

43. Bank nationalization case relates to the nationalization of

(a) some banks by the government of India after economic liberalisation in 1991.
(b) some banks under a law during the Prime Ministership of Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
(c) all the private Indian Banks during the Prime Ministership of Narasimha Rao.
(d) all the private Indian Banks during the Prime Ministership of Mrs. Indira Gandhi

44. Which of the following is not included within the meaning of intellectual property

(a) Patents
(b) Copyrights
(c) Trade mark
(d) Properly of an intellectual

45. The main aim of the competition Act 2002 is to protect the interests of

(a) the multinational corporation
(b) the Indian companies
(c) the consumers
(d) the market

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