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

Legal Bites brings to you IPC Mains Questions Series Part X. The questions enlisted here are arranged section-wise and will aid the students in preparing for Judiciary, APO or University Exams. Detailed solutions have been provided for the questions to answer all your queries. The list of questions curated by Legal Bites will help candidates identify the important and frequently asked questions and give them good practice for their aptitude and knowledge.

IPC Mains Questions Series: Part- X of X contains questions from Chapter XVI Section 445 to 511.

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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 Solved Questions Series Part X of X

Question 1

Define, explain and illustrate the offence of Housebreaking.

Question 2

Distinguish with an illustration between House-trespass and house breaking.

Question 3

Define ‘forgery’. What are its ingredients? [R.J.S. 1997]

Question 4

What amounts to the ‘making of a false document’ for constituting the offence of forgery?

Question 5

When is a person said to make a false document? Discuss also ‘forged document’.

Question 6

Whether a person can commit ‘forgery by signing his own name’? [UPCJ 1991, Raj J 1977]

Question 7

Does the making of a false document in the name of a fictitious or deceased person amount to forgery? If so, under what circumstances?

Question 8

What is ‘falsification of accounts’?

Question 9

Define ‘property mark’. Define the offence of ‘using a false property mark’.

Question 10

Describe the offences relating to counterfeiting of currency notes.

Question 11

Discuss the law relating to criminal breach of contract in India.

Question 12

What are the several offences set out in the Indian Penal Code relating to marriages?

Question 13

The proof of the word ‘marries’ in the offence of bigamy is extraordinarily difficult. Elucidate the statement and refer to decided cases. [U.P.C.J. 2013]

Question 14

W the wife, being dissatisfied with her husband left his house and protection voluntarily and of her free will. She went to ‘P’ who allowed her to stay in his house as ‘mistress’. What offence if any committed by ‘P’ and W. (D.J.S. 1991)

Question 15

What is the punishment prescribed for cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relative?

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Question 16

Discuss the object behind enacting Sec. 498-A.

Question 17

Can a person be convicted under Section 498-A as well as Sec. 4 Dowry Prohibition Act? Does Sec. 498-A, create double jeopardy?

Question 18

A married young woman, who was discarded by her husband, lived with her father and brother in Madras. She became intimate with the accused who was her next-door neighbour. The two ran away from Madras and eventually settled in Bombay. The woman’s brother filed a complaint against the accused for offences under Section 497/498 of the Indian Penal Code. Decide. [D.J.S. 1991]

Question 19

Define “Adultery”. Can a woman be charged with Adultery? Can she be an abettor? [M.P.C.J. 2014]

Question 20

Are Ss. 498-A and 304-B mutually exclusive? Whether a person charged u/Sec. 304-B can be convicted u/ Sec. 498-A without a charge being there?

Question 21

Define defamation and discuss the exceptions which take the act of the purview of the offence of defamation. [R.J.S. 1974, UPCJ 2015, MPCJ 2013, UPCJ 2015]


“The law of defamation under the Indian Penal Code has been retained because criminal law alone can effectively deal with such lawbreakers. As regards to the freedom of speech and expression, it is sufficiently safeguarded by the several explanations and exceptions added to the definition of defamation in Code.” Explains. [U.P.C.J. 2000]

Question 22

The accused published in his newspaper an account of an outrage on a woman alleged to have been perpetrated by two constables within the jurisdiction of certain thana in which four constables were stationed. The charge was not made against any particular and identifiable constables. Was the accused guilty of defamation? [U.P.C.J. 2000]

Question 23

A, a shopkeeper says to B who is his manager, sell nothing to Z unless he pays you ready money for I have no opinion of his honesty. Z prosecutes ‘A’ for defamation. Decide the case. [U.P.C.J. 2000]

Question 24

A, says—”Z is an honest man; he never stole B’s watch”, intending to cause it to be believed that Z did steal B’s watch. Has A committed any offence? Give reasons and also refer to relevant provision, if any, on the point.

Question 25

A publishes a report of the proceedings of a court of justice. A is prosecuted for the offence of defamation defined under Section 499, I.P.C. A takes the defence that he has published ‘substantially true report’ of the proceedings of the concerned court of justice, and he also proves the same during the trial. Will he succeed and be liable to be acquitted?

Question 26

A says, “I think B’s evidence in that trial is so contradictory that he must be stupid or dishonest”. Is A’s opinion defamation of B? Decide and refer to the legal provision. [UP. A.P.O. 1997, R.J.S. 1991]

Question 27

A says about a witness Z— “I do not believe what Z asserted at that trial because I know him to be a man without veracity”. Is A’s opinion defamation of Z. Give reasons and also refer to the relevant provision, if any, on the point under Indian Penal Code. [R.J.S. 1991]

Question 28

A says to his friend B while they are alone – “You are the most corrupt man I have ever seen”. Does the statement of A to B amount A to defamation? Give reasons and also refer to case law, if any, on the point.

Question 29

A says of a book published by Z–“Z’s book is foolish. Z must be a weak man. Z’s book is indecent. Z must be a man of impure mind”. What offence is committed by A, if any? [HR. J.S. 2001]

Question 30

A says of a book published by B:

“I am not surprised that B’s book is foolish and indecent for B is a man of impure mind and bad character”. Do these remarks amount to defamation and why? [R.J.S. 1977]

Question 31

A, a shopkeeper, says to B who manages his business – “Sell nothing to Z unless he pays you ready money for I have no opinion of his honesty”. Whether this statement is of defamatory and whether they are covered by any exception? [R.J.S. 1991]

Question 32

Define, illustrate and explain the offence of criminal intimidation. In what way extortion is different from criminal intimidation? [U.P.H.J.S. 2012, CG .C.J. 2010, UPCJ 2000]


In what way extortion is different from Criminal intimidation?

Question 33

State the provisions of the Code with regard to insult offered to a person other than public servants and statements conducive to public mischief.

Question 34

State the offence of inducing a person to believe that he will be rendered an object of divine displeasure.

Question 35

Discuss the offence of insulting the modesty of a woman.

Question 36

Define “attempt”. How are attempts to commit offences made punishable under the Indian Penal Code in cases where no express provision is made for the punishment for such an attempt? [HR.J.S. 2009]

Question 37

X applied to a university for permission to appear at the M.A. Examination as a private candidate representing that he was a graduate having obtained his B.A. degree three years earlier and that he had been teaching in a certain school. In support of his application, he attached certain certificates purporting to be from the Headmaster of the School. The University authorities first gave X permission to appear for the M.A. Examination, but later on, finding that the certificates produced by X were false and that he was neither a graduate nor a teacher, they withdrew the permission. Has X committed any offence? Discuss with reasons.

Question 38

A, a pickpocket suspecting that B carried a purse in his pocket puts his hand in it but the pocket was empty. Please record your opinion if A is guilty of attempt to commit theft.

Question 39

Discuss attempt to commit an offence and distinguish attempt from preparation to commit offence. To what extent are these punishable? [U.P.C.J. 1997, UPCJ 2016,]

Question 40

State with reasons what offence if any has been committed:

  1. ‘A’ is in a house which is in the fire, with 'Z’, a child. People below hold out a blanket, ‘A’ drops the child from the housetop knowing it to be likely that the fall may kill the child, but not intending to kill the child and in good faith for the child’s benefit. The child is killed by the fall.
  2. ‘A’ a surgeon, in good faith, communicates to a patient, his opinion that he cannot survive. .The patient dies in a consequence of the shock.
  3. ‘A’ puts jewels into a box belonging to ‘Z’ with the intention that they may be found in that box and the circumstance may cause ‘Z’ to be convicted of theft. [UPHJS 2018]
  4. ‘A’ attempts to pull ‘Z’s nose, ‘Z’ in the exercise of the right of private defence, lays hold of ‘A’ to prevent him from doing so. ‘A’ is moved to sudden and violent passion in consequence and kills ‘Z’. [U.P.C.J. 2015]

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Updated On 1 Jun 2023 6:48 AM GMT
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