IPC Mains Questions Series Part VI: Important Questions for Judiciary, APO & University Exams | Part – VI of X

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Legal Bites brings to you IPC Mains Questions Series Part VI. 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.

IPC Mains Questions Series Part VI of X contains questions from Chapter XVI till section 320. 

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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.

IPC Mains Questions Series | Part – VI of X

Question 1

Explain and elaborate the expression “causes death by rash or negligent act” as contemplated under Section 304-A of the I.P.C. [M.P.H.J.S. 2010, U.P.H.J.S. 20121]

Question 2

Discuss the criminal liability of a Medical Practitioner in a matter arising out of alleged negligence as explained by the Supreme Court in the case of Jacob Mathew v. State of Punjab and another, reported in (2005) 6 SCC 1. [U.P.H.J.S. 2014]

Question 3

A was driving a bus on a Kacha road at high speed. There were iron sheets placed on the top of the bus. On way, some of the iron sheets fell down on the head of B and also injured some other persons walking on the road. B was carried to the hospital by A. B died after a month. Has A committed any offence? If so what? [H.R.J.S, 1996]

Question 4

X sets a live electric naked wire in the passage of the latrine so that no trespasser should come and use the latrine. There was no warning that the wire was live and trespasser Y manages to pass into the latrine without contacting the wire but her hand happens to touch the wire while coming out and as a result of shock she dies. What offence, if any, has been committed by X? Give reasons for your answer. [Bihar A.P.P. (A.P.O.) 1985]

Question 5

A was driving his car while he was heavily drunk. B, who was coming from the opposite direction of car, was also heavily drunk. A’s car dashed B and B was killed by A’s car. Has A committed any offence under Indian Penal code?

Question 6

A quarrel cropped up between A and B and A slapped on the face of B. With this blow, B lost the balance of his body and fell down on a large stone behind him. A serious wound was caused in the head of B and he died. Is A guilty of the offence of causing death by rash or negligent act, defined and punishable under Section 304A? Give reasons and also refer case law, if any, on the point.

Question 7

A while driving his car is a rash and negligent manner causes death of B, C, D and E at different points of the same road on the same night. Prosecution alleged that it is a case of commission of offences under Section 304 of IPC. It is argued on behalf of the accused that the case falls under the ambit of Section 304A of IPC. Which fact would be relevant to determine negligence, intention or knowledge of the accused for commission of aforesaid offence? Discuss. [MPHJS 2010, UPHJS 2012]

Question 8

What is a “dowry death”? State briefly the law relating to dowry death with the help of some illustrative cases. [R.J.S. 1989, M.P.C.J. 2006, U.P.C.J. 1992, 1999, U.P.H.J.S. 1995, 1996, 2012, MPCJ 1981]

Question 9

What are the essentials of attempt to murder under Section 307?


State the law relating to an attempt to commit murder.

Question 10

Amar drew a loaded revolver completely from his pocket but his arm was seized by Balwant before Amar could take any aim at Balwant and before struggling Amar said several times to Balwant, I will kill you but he could not press the trigger of the revolver. Can Amar be convicted for attempt to murder? Give reasons for your answer. [U.P.C.J. 1987]

Question 11

A wants to kill B with arsenic poison and with that purpose he administers sugar to him in food, believing the sugar to be arsenic. Discuss the liability of A. [U.P.C.J. 1992]

Question 12

A, with the intention of causing the death of an illegitimate child of tender age, exposes it in a deserted place. Thereafter a passers-by saves the child from dying. What offences has been committed by A”? [HR.J.S. 2006]

Question 13

A shoots at Z with intention to kill him but Z ultimately recovers from injury. What offence, if any, is committed by A in this case? [W.B.CJ. 1993]

Question 14

A. intending to murder B fires a gun at B. State if any offence has been committed in this case. [HRJS. 2000, R.J.S. 1985, 194]

Question 15

A, a minor step son of B (step mother of A) was deliberately starved and ill-treated by B while father of A was out of the station. As a result of starvation, his health deteriorated. He was not allowed to contact anybody outside the house and he was not provided any medical treatment. One day, finding that B was absent from house, A escaped from the house and managed to reach the civil hospital of the place.

He narrated his story to the doctor and was admitted as an indoor patient. B attempted to take A back to his house but she was not allowed to do so. The condition of A was serious and it took about ten months of hospital treatment to recoup him. Has B committed any offence? If so, what offence? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision and case law, if any, on the point. [WBJS. 1984]

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Question 16

A gives opium to B in such a quantity as is in normal course sufficient to cause death of B. B is an opium addict who enjoys it and survives. Is A guilty of attempt to commit murder? [Bihar A.P.P. (A.P.O.) 1981.]

Question 17

A, a woman administers `dhatura’ (a type of poison) to her father-in-law B and mother-in-law C but she had no intention to kill B and C. As a result of administration of `dhatura’ B and C suffered serious bodily pain resulting in vomiting etc. but did not die. Is A guilty of ‘attempt to murder’ B and C under Section 307, I.P.C.? Give reasons and also refer to case law, if any, on the point.

Question 18

A student leader of a University declared himself for self-immolation. He got logs piled up in front of the main gate of the University and sprinkled kerosene oil over it. Thereafter he climbed over the pile of wood and sprinkled kerosene oil upon himself too. In the meantime, the police came and registered a case of “attempt to commit suicide”. Answer, giving reason whether the student is guilty of committing the said offence. [Haryana Judicial Services].

Question 19

A sent arsenic mixed food to B with the intention of causing the death of B. B shared the food with C and D and the food was taken by B, C and D but none of them died. A was prosecuted under Section 307, I.P.C. for ‘attempt to commit murder’ of B, C and D.

It was argued on behalf of A that he is not liable at least for ‘attempt to murder’ C and D, as he had intention only to kill B and for this purpose, he sent arsenic mixed food to B only and it is B who distributed the food to C and D. Thus, no criminal liability is made out against him in respect of C and D. Decide, by giving reference to case law, if any, on the point. [WBJS.1973]

Question 20

A, during the quarrel with a woman B, flung her child (about 2 years old) into a 4 feet deep pond out of anger and also told her that death of child would teach her a lesson. But C who was standing near the pond immediately picked up the child from the pond and the child did not die. Is A guilty of ‘attempt of murder’ the child under Section 307, I.P.C. Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point.

Question 21

Explain the offences of “Attempt to commit culpable homicide”, “Attempt to commit suicide” and “Abetment of suicide”.

Question 22

‘A’ is an absconding criminal with a warrant of arrest issued against him for dacoity. The chowkidar, getting information of his presence in village proceeded with a party to arrest him. A pointing a blunderbuss at the party, pulled the trigger, the cap exploded but the piece missed fire. (124) Has any offence been committed in the above cases by ‘A’? [D.J.S. 1989]

Question 23

Examine the constitutional validity of Section 309 of I.P.C. (Attempt to commit suicide) in the light of judgment of Supreme Court.


Whether attempt to commit suicide is an offence or not? Discuss the judgment of the Supreme Court in this context.


Is there any offence under the Indian Penal Code, the attempt of which is punishable while the commission of the offence goes without punishment? Discuss relevant provisions as contained under the Indian Penal Code on the point. What has been the philosophy in leaving the commission of such offence without any punishment whatsoever? [UKJS. 2002]

Question 24

A, a woman after a quarrel with her husband, ran to a well stating that she would jump into it, and she was caught by some persons before she could reach it. Is A guilty of the offence to attempt to commit suicide? Give reasons and also refer to the case law, if any, on the point. [H.R.J.S. 2000 D.J.S. 1971 and 1976]

Question 25

R, a village woman aged twenty was ill treated by her husband. There was a quarrel between the two and the husband threatened that he would beat her. Late that night, the woman, taking her six months old baby in her arms, slipped away from the house. After she had gone some distance, she heard somebody coming up behind her and when she turned round and saw that her husband was pursuing her, she got into a panic and jumped into a nearby well with the baby in her arms. The baby died but R recovered. Decide what offences, if any, have been committed by R. [Civil Services (I.A.S.) Main Exam., 1975]

Question 26

A boxes the ear of his friend B which caused bodily pain to B but the pain was not severe. Has A committed the offence of ‘voluntarily causing hurt’ to B. Give reasons, and refer to the relevant provision/ provisions and the case law as well, if any, on the point.

Question 27

A gives only one slap to his friend B. The slap caused severe pain to B only for a few seconds. Is A guilty of the offence of ‘voluntarily causing hurt’ to B? Give reasons.

Question 28

A causes hurt to B. Consequently B was unable to follow his ordinary pursuits for two weeks. Has A caused simple hurt defined under Section 319 or grievous hurt defined under Section 320 of I.P.C.? Give reasons. [UPHJS 2007, CGJ 2007, MPCJ, 1998, 2012]

Question 29

A causes hurt to B. Consequently B could not follow his ordinary pursuits for 3 weeks. Does the act of A constitute grievous hurt? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision, if any, on the point.

Question 30

A throws acid on the right hand of B, an unmarried girl of 17 years, causing permanent disfiguration of her right hand. Did A cause grievous hurt to B defined under Section 320, I.P.C.? Give reasons.

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