Legal Bites brings to you Law of Contract Mains Questions Series Part-IV. 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-IV
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-IV of X
With the help of decided cases: discuss in detail “Consideration of Privity” under the Indian Contract Act. [HPJS 2016]
T’s solicitor had an interview with G and his solicitor, to arrange for the compromise of an action. Just before the interview, T’s solicitor had heard the result of certain proceedings which materially affected the position of the parties, but he discreetly refrained from communicating this intimation to G’s solicitor.
Is the compromise arranged in this circumstance binding? Decide. [Punjab JS 1998]
Enumerate the essentials of a valid contract. What is the distinction between void and voidable agreement? [Punjab JS 2003]
A man by the name of N called at a jeweller’s shop and chose a costly ring. He tendered payment through cheque which he signed in the name of a person of credit. He took the ring and pledged it to B, who had no notice of the fraud. Can the jeweller recover the ring from B? [Punjab JS 2006]
What are the effect of (a) mistake of fact and (b) a mistake of law on a contract? Illustrate your answer.
‘A’ paid some money to the Government as required by a Statute imposing a tax. The Statute is subsequently declared to be void by the Supreme Court of India. Is ‘A’ entitled to sue the Government for the refund of money on the ground that he paid it under a mistaken belief that the Statute was valid? Give reasons for your answer. [Punjab JS 2010]
A, a minor fraudulently representing himself to be full age includes B to advance Rs. 10,000 on a simple mortgage of A’s property X of the value of Rs. 15,000. State giving reasons whether:
- A suit by ‘A’ to set aside the with succeed.
- ‘B’ can in way recover from A the whole or any part of the such advanced by him. [BJS 1978]
Discuss the following case:
- ‘A’ who owes a money-lender, undertakes to repay him by delivering to him 10 maunds of grain on a certain date and stipulates that in the event of his not delivering the stipulated amount by the stipulated date he shall be liable to deliver 20 maunds. Discuss the nature of this stipulation and state the extent of the liability of A in case of breach of the stipulation. [BJS 1978]
- Write a critical note on ‘Unconscionable Bargains’.
- Critically examine the statement that the law throws a special cloak of protection around pardanashin lady. Refer to case law. [BJS 1980]
Write a critical note on Undue influence. [BJS 1980]
Write critical note on Wagering Agreements. [BJS 1980, 2000, 2017, MPJS 1998]
“Two or more persons are said to consent when they agree upon the same thing in the same sense.”
Explain the above statement and state when the consent is not free consent. [BJS 1991]
Explain void agreements. Discuss the rules in the Indian Contract Act regarding void agreements. [BJS 2000]
“Agreement in restraint of trade is void”. Discuss. [JJS 2001]
Define consideration. Under what circumstances, the object and consideration of a contract are deemed unlawful? How does public policy affect consideration? Explain with the help of decided cases. [BJS 2014]
A agrees with C to print libellous matter against C and B consideration pays Rs. 500 as advance, and promises to pay Rs. 10,000 more after the matter is printed. B claims back the advance paid. Give the correct response. [HJS 1984]
A engaged a Vakil to conduct his case for specified fees. Subsequently, A promised to pay an additional remuneration if the case was to succeed. The case succeeds and the Vakil sues A for additional remuneration. What according to you will be the result of this suit? [HJS 1984]
Explain “Free Consent” according to the Indian Contract Act. [HJS 2000]
A institutes a prosecution against B for theft of valuable articles but he subsequently agrees to drop down the prosecution as B promised to restore the articles or the price thereof in a case to A. A drops the prosecution but B fails to fulfil his promise. Has A any remedy against B? [RJS 1974]
Distinguish between the following giving suitable illustrations.
Coercion and Undue Influence. [RJS 1974]
Explain what is a wagering contract? Is a suit maintainable to enforce an agreement by way of wager? Distinguish between wagering contracts from a teji-mandi transaction. Where a suit is brought by a broker or an agent against his principal to receive his brokerage or commission in respect of wagering transactions entered into by him in such or for indemnity for losses incurred by him as such transaction on behalf of his principal, would such collateral agreements be enforceable? [RJS 1977]