Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series Part-II: Important Questions for Judiciary, APO & University Exams | Part – II of X

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Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series

Legal Bites brings to you Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series Part-II. The questions enlisted here are arranged section-wise and will aid the students preparing for Judiciary, APO or University Exams. The list question curated by Legal Bites will help candidates identify the important and frequently asked questions and give them a good practise for their aptitude and knowledge.

Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series Part-II

We know answer writing is a continuous exercise that is an inalienable part of the preparation process for any Examination. A well-written answer not only reflects the knowledge of an aspirant but also his/her ability to tailor the content in a manner suited to meet the expectations of the question.

Rigorous preparation for this exam is mandatory in order to crack it. In the last few months prior to the exams, it is sufficient for candidates to simply keep practising these questions in order to gain mastery over the subjects studied. Not only the candidate’s confidence level but also their scores will show good improvement upon following it.

Constitutional Law Mains Questions Series Part-II of X

Question 1

What are the application and interpretation of Article 13 of the Constitution? Discuss the doctrines precisely with leading cases. [BJS 2018]

Question 2

What is Judicial Review? Discuss the nature and scope of Judicial Review. How is it different from appeal? [BJS 2018]

Question 3

Against whom Fundamental Rights are available? In this context, refer to the meaning of the term ‘State’ in Part III of the Constitution. [UPJS 2018]

Question 4

Discuss the terms “Equality before law” and “Equal Protection of laws” as provided in the Constitution of India. State the exceptions to it also? [MPJS 2016]

Question 5

Explain the rule of severability with reference to clauses (1) and (2) of Article 13 of the Constitution. Eight sections of the Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949 and declared ultra vires on the ground that they infringed the Fundamental Rights of citizens. Can the rest of the Act survive? [UPJS 2012]

Question 6

What do you understand by Judicial Review? What is the effect of Article 13 on Pre-constitutional laws and Post-constitutional laws? Explain your answer with the help of decided cases. [UPJS 2013]

Right to Equality and Reservation (A. 14-16)

Question 7

The Parliament of India passes a law making women ineligible for recruitment to the Indian Air Force. What fundamental right, if any, has been violated? Give reasons. [BJS 1978]

Question 8

‘The right of Equality before Law and the Equal Protection of Laws in the Indian, Constitution has been interpreted as to prohibit discrimination but permit classification. Comment on this statement and point out the basis on which such classification may be founded. Substantiate your answer with case-law. [BJS 1980]

Question 9

“A law may be constitutional even though it relates to a single individual if, on account of some special circumstances or reasons applicable to him and not applicable to others, that single individual may be treated as a class by himself.” (Chiranjeet Lal Chaudhari v. Union of India). Explain the valid tests of reasonable classification under Article 14 of the Constitution and evaluate the Supreme Court decisions dealing with laws made for single individuals and those creating Special Courts. [BJS 1986]

Question 10

Write a short note on Equality before the law and equal protection of laws. [BJS 1987, RJS 2014]

Question 11

“Arbitrariness is antithesis to Article 14 of the Constitution of India”, Elaborate. [RJS 2015]

Question 12

‘Arbitrariness and equality are sworn enemies”. Explain. [UPJS 2003]

Question 13

“Article 14 of India forbids class legislation, but does not forbid classification.” Explain. Section 118 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925 imposes restrictions on Christians alone in the matter of bequest to religious or charitable purposes. Examine the constitutionality of this provision on the touchstone of Article. [UPJS 2012]

Question 14

“No person shall be deprived of his life and personal liberty except according to the procedure established by law.” Discuss with the help of decided cases. [MPJS 2009, UPJS 2018]

Question 15

What according to you should be the basis and limit of reservation of posts in Government service? Support your answer with relevant case law. [BJS 1991]

Constitutional Law; Notes, Case Laws And Study Material

Question 16

Discuss the freedom of speech and expression. Does it include freedom of the press also? What are the restriction on the exercise of this right? [MPJS 2016]

Question 17

A law fixes the ratio of advertisement space of newspapers at ten per cent of the total space available. Examine the Constitutional validity of the law. [BJS 1975]

Question 18

A law providing that the shops and establishments shall remain closed for one day in a week. Examine the Constitutional validity of the law. [BJS 1975]

Question 19

A law prohibiting government servants from going on strike or having any demonstration for seeking their grievances redressed. Examine the Constitutional validity of the law. [BJS 1975]

Question 20

There is in force in the city of Patna an order under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure prohibiting speeches in a specified public place, A, a citizen, disobeys the order and is prosecuted. Discuss whether A can successfully invoke the guarantee of freedom of speech and expression contained in Article 19 of the Constitution of India. [BJS 1978]

Constitutional Law; Notes, Case Laws And Study Material

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