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

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Law of Contract Mains Questions Series

Legal Bites brings to you Law of Contract Mains Questions Series Part-I. The questions enlisted here are arranged section-wise and will aid the students preparing for Judiciary, APO or University Exams. The list of questions 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.

Law of Contract Mains Questions Series Part-I

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.

Law of Contract Mains Questions Series Part-I of X

Question 1

Examine the validity of the following agreement:

A enters into an agreement with B that he will not carry on the business of medicine within his entire area mentioned. Is the agreement enforceable against B? [BJS 2017]

Question 2

A writes to B offering to sell him his house at a certain price. B, at the same time and on the same day, writes a letter offering to buy the same house at the same price. The two letters cross each other. Is there a contract between A and B? [Punjab JS 2006]

Question 3

‘A’ firm dealing with readymade garments advertised about clearance sale of their stock. ‘Z’ a customer visits shop, picks up a trouser from the lot with a price tag of Rs. 500, takes it to Salesman and asks him to pack it and prepare Bill. Salesman discovers that trousers in question should have been in a lot of articles with a price tag of Rs. 700 and refuses to sell trouser telling that it was wrongly put in a lot of articles with a price tag of Rs. 500. Can ‘Z’ customer compel ‘A’ firm to sell the trouser at Rs. 500? Discuss. Whether a contract had been concluded? [Punjab JS 2007]

Question 4

What are the essentials of a valid contract? [Punjab JS 2007]

Question 5

Explain the effect of mistake, misrepresentation, and undue influence respectively on the validity of an agreement. [UPJS 1985]

Question 6

Write a short note on the Proposal and invitation to the proposal. [UPJS 1997]

Question 7

‘To create a contract there must be a common intention of the parties to enter into legal obligation’. Discuss. [BJS 1977]

Question 8

Analyse the law relating to ‘offer’ and ‘acceptance’ in the making of a contract in India. [BJS 1978]

Question 9

Define ‘Consideration’ according to the Indian Contract Act, and bring out the difference if any, between the concept of consideration’ under Indian Law and the concept of consideration in English Law. Examine also, the proposition: ‘Past consideration is no consideration at all’ with particular reference to India Law. [BJS 1978]

Question 10

Examine this statement in light of the definition of the contract given in the Indian Contract Act, 1872. [BJS 1991]

Question 11

Define consideration. Discuss that consideration and objects are unlawful under the Indian Contract Act, 1872? [HJS 1984]

Question 12

Define consideration. Discuss that consideration and objects are unlawful under the Indian Contract Act, 1872? [HJS 1984]

Question 13

A and B are friends. B treats A during A’s illness. B does not accept payment from A for treatment and A promises B’s son X, to pay him Rs. 1,000. A, being in poor circumstances, is unable to pay. X sues A for the money. Can X recover? [HJS 1986]

Question 14

What are the essentials of a valid offer? [HJS 1988]

Question 15

What conditions are necessary for converting a proposal into a promise; a promise into an agreement and an agreement into a contract? Illustrate your answer. [HJS 1996]

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Question 16

“Acceptance is to an offer what a lighted match is to a train of gun powder”. Explain with reference to its conditions and incidents as dealt with in English and Indian laws. [HJS 1998, BJS 2018, Punjab JS 1995 (1)]

Question 17

All contracts are agreements, but all agreements are not contracts. What conditions have been laid down in the Indian Contract Act for an agreement to become a contract? [HJS 2000, Gujarat JS 2020]

Question 18

“Every promise is an agreement.” Examine the validity of this statement in light of the relevant provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. [HJS 2015]

Question 19

‘A’ sends a price list of goods to ‘B’ on the latter’s request. B places an order on dealer A for goods specified in the price list on prices quoted in said list. A did not execute orders for supply. What is B’s remedy, if any? [DJS 1980]

Question 20

M/s Jainsons, a firm dealing in readymade garments advertises in newspapers about Clearance Sale of their stocks. C, a customer visits the shop, picks up a shirt lying in the lot with a price tag of Rs. 400/- takes to a salesman, asks him to pack the shirt, and prepare the bill. Salesman discovers that the shirt in question should have been in a lot of articles with a price tag of Rs. 500/- and refuses to sell the shirt to C and tell him it was wrongly put in the lot of articles with a price tag of Rs. 400/-. Can C compel the firm Jainsons to sell the particular shirt to ‘C’ at Rs. 400/-? Discuss whether the contract had been concluded. [DJS 1996]


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