Candidates preparing for Haryana Judicial Services should solve the Haryana Judicial Services Mains 2022 Previous Year Paper and other previous year question papers before they face Prelims and Mains.

Candidates preparing for Haryana Judicial Services should solve the Haryana Judicial Services Mains 2022 Previous Year Paper and other previous year question papers before they face Prelims and Mains.

Additionally, it gives an idea about the syllabus and the way to prepare the subjects by keeping the previous year questions in mind. All toppers are mindful and cognizant of the types of questions asked by the HCS, to be aware of the various tricks and types of questions. This should be done by every aspirant when starting their preparation. It is very important to have an overall understanding of the pattern and design of questions.

Only practising authentic question papers will give you a real feel of the pattern and style of the questions. Here's Haryana Judicial Services Mains 2022 Previous Year Paper (Criminal Law).

Haryana Civil Services (Judicial Branch) Mains Written
Examination 2022


Time: Three Hours

Maximum Marks: 200


  1. Attempt all questions in the same order in which they appear in the question paper.
  2. Marks for individual questions are indicated against each question.
  3. Support your answers with relevant provisions and case law.
  4. No extra answer sheet will be provided.

Question 1

(a) Elaborate the powers of a Magistrate under S. 145 CrPC and the procedure prescribed. (10 Marks)

(b) A police report forwarded to the Magistrate under S. 173(2) of the CrPC stated that a person Om Prakash had committed an offence. A protest petition was also filed referring to some statements recorded under S.161 CrPC whereby it was suggested that another person named Sanjiv was also involved in the crime. Magistrate took cognizance under S. 190 (1)(b) CrPC and issued a process against both persons. Sanjiv has challenged the order on the grounds that Magistrate should have followed the procedure under S. 200 CrPC before issuing the process against him as he acted on the protest petition. Decide and give reasons. (10 Marks)

(c) Write short notes on

i) Victim and Criminal Justice System (5 Marks)

ii) Difference between statements recorded U/s 161 CrPC and recorded U/s 164 Cr PC. (5 Marks)

iii) Parameters to be considered while granting anticipatory bail and regular bail. (5 Marks)

iv) Cancellation of bail. (5 Marks)

Question 2

(a) What are the principles to be followed by a Court while exercising its powers under Section 427 CrPC as regards the concurrent running of sentences? (10 Marks)

(b) Under what circumstances can charge once framed be altered and at what stage? Explain with relevant case law (15 Marks)

(c) What are the circumstances under which prosecution can be withdrawn? Explain with relevant case law. (10 Marks)

(d) What is the law governing the summoning of a person to face trial as an additional accused? (5 Marks)

Question 3

(a) Write short notes on:

i) Difference between Dacoity and Robbery (5 Marks)

ii) Limitations on exercise of right of Private Defence? (5 Marks)

iii) Difference between 'Hurt' and 'Grievous hurt' (5 Marks)

iv) Difference between 'Common intention' and 'Common object' (5 Marks)

v) What are the ingredients of an offence Under Section 295-A IPC? (5 Marks)

(b) Discuss admissibility of multiple dying declarations under the Evidence Act with reference to case law. (15 Marks)

Question 4

(a) What is the protection given to a public servant who is accused of committing an offence? (10 Marks)

(b) Critically analyse the difference between 'Murder' and 'Culpable homicide' with the help of case law. (20 Marks)

(c) X while studying in undergraduate class became intimate with Y, while the later was not much interested in the relationship and always informed X about her position. After they passed out from college, X met with Y who in the meantime had got engaged elsewhere and told her that she should not marry anyone else. This put Y in a very difficult position. She informed the same to her parents. Upon call by the parents of Y, X demanded a sum of Rs.2 lakh to be out of the scene for the marriage of Y. Even the family of X told him that if the said amount is not paid to their son, he can do anything. Y's father did not accept this and filed FIR with the police. Identify what type of crime is committed by X? Can it be said that the family of X is also guilty? (10 Marks)

Question 5

(a) Distinguish between admissions and confessions and also explain when confessions made to a police officer become admissible in evidence. (10 Marks)

(b) Write short notes on

i) Facts which need not be proved. (5 Marks)

ii) 'May presume' and 'shall presume'. (5 Marks)

iii) Accomplice's evidence. (5 Marks)

iv) Burden of proof and onus of proof. (5 Marks)

(c) What is the role reserved for the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur in criminal law? (10 Marks)

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