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Time: 2 hours Total Marks: 700
Directions: In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word:

(A)       Inadequate                             
(B)       Insignificant
(C)       Nebulous                                
(D)       Meaningless

2.         FATIGUE
(A)       Sleepy                                      
(B)       Weariness
(C)       Drowsiness                             
(D)       Sweating

(A)       Confident                               
(B)       Elegant
(C)       Charming                                
(D)       Stylis

(A)       Acquire                                  
(B)       Cover
(C)      Drive                                      
(D)      Achieve

Directions: In each of the following questions, find out the best alternative for the given words/sentences :

5. The act of killing one’s wife:
(A)       Avicide                                      
(B)       Uxoricide
(C)       Genocide                                    
(D)       Canicide

6. To hold something in leash:
(A)       To restrain                              
(B)       To discourage
(C)       To disappoint                         
(D)       To dismiss

7. A post without any compensation or remuneration:
(A)       Voluntary                               
(B)       Sinecure
(C)       Honorary                                
(D)     Non Participating

8. A short usually amusing story about some real person/event:
(A)       Anecdote                               
(B)       Allegory
(C)       Tale                                      
(D)       Antidote

Directions: Each of the following sentences is followed by four prepositions. Fill in the blanks withappropriate prepositions:

9. Don’t lament­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________ your misfortunes.
(A)       over                                        
(B)       with
(C)       to                                            
(D)       about

10. Don’t be surprised___________ and think like that.
(A)       at                                            
(B)       about
(C)       with                                        
(D)       on

11. He is not content ———— this amount.
(A)       on                                            
(B)       by
(C)       at                                              
(D)       with

12. If you want to succeed let there be no———- in your effort.
(A)       let up                                      
(B)       let off
(C)       let on                                      
(D)       let by

Directions:  Each of the following questions contains four words. One of the four words is correctly spelled. Pick the correctly spelled word:
(A)       Amiable                                  
(B)       Aly
(C)       Alow                                      
(D)       Alot

(A)       Bonny                                     
(B)       Boaste
(C)       Bounc                                      
(D)       Bridl

(A)       Outwit                                    
(B)       Outskarts
(C)       Overcaste                               
(D)       Overhal

(A)       Haggard                                  
(B)       Hagle
(C)       Halmark                                  
(D)       Hampar

Directions: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.

(A)      Aboveboard : Guile                  
(B)       Thrifty : Precocious
(C)       Evanescent : Transition            
(D)       Upright : Integrity

(A)       Sleep : Drowse                       
(B)       Agenda : Meeting
(C)      Chatter : Talk                          
(D)      Chant : Sing

(A)       Siege : Vulnerability               
(B)       Feud : Acrimony
(C)       Sweep : Election                    
(D)       Dodge : Encounter

(A)      Underlying : Foundation        
(B)       Fertilizer : Crop
(C)      Clot : Blood                          
(D)       Brew : Beer

Directions:  One word substitution.

21. Fear of open spaces
(A)       Obsession                                         
(B)       Agoraphobia
(C)       Hallucination                                     
(D)       Somnambulism

22. Government by priest or government which has its State religion
(A)       Aristocracy                             
(B)       Oligarchy
(C)       Theocracy                                
(D)       Sacerdotal

23. Of the sense of touch is:
(A)       Tannery                                  
(B)       Tactile
(C)       Olfactory                                
(E)        None of the above

24. A severe deserved punishment is:
(A)       Retribution                             
(B)       Revisionism
(C)       Repartee                                  
(D)       Abdication

The system of putting plants and animals into various classes:
(A)       Topiary                                   
(B)       Ornithology
(C)       Taxonomy                             
(D)       Agronomy

Directions:    Replace the underlined phrase/word with a suitable idiom/word from the given choices.

Prohibition is gall and wormwood to distillers.
(A)       Opportunity                            
(B)       Mayhem
(C)       Abominable                            
(D)       Heaven

27. The girls hit it off right away.
(A)      Got along very well                 
(B)       Clobbered
(C)       Became agitated                   
(D)       Cracked the plan

28. You have to hustle to get there on time.
(A)       Jostle                                      
(B)       Catch a bus
(C)       Get ready                               
(D)          Get a move on

Directions : Fill in the blanks.

29. Retirement can either be a————to age or an opportunity for new adventure.
(A)      surrender                              
(B)       defeat
(C)       setback                                  
(D)       victory

30. Your treatment of your servant is_____ mean.
(A)       golden                                    
(B)       nobly
(C)       flexibly                                    
(D)       notoriously

31. Gangotri  is———– by mountains on three sides.
(A)       hidden                                  
(B)       kept
(C)      flanked                                  
(D)       located

32. His performance did not come ———– my expectation.
(A)       to                                           
(B)       upto
(C)       off                                           
(D)       near

33. Past civilization often saw comets as————– of death and doom.
(A)       portentous                              
(B)       usherers
(C)       harbingers                               
(D)      precursors

Directions:   Replace the underlined word with a word that will not alter the meaning.

34. A scurrilous attack on her character.
(A)       Disparaging                            
(B)       Vain
(C)       Oblique                                  
(D)       Slatternly

35. Rage against the new rules.
(A)       Pillage                                    
(B)       Ram
(C)       Culminate                              
(D)       Fulminate

36. In a row of children facing north Ojas is fourth to the left of Abu who is tenth from the left end. Aashi is second to the right of Abu and eighth from the right end of the row. Total how many children are there in the row?
(A)       19                                           
(B)       20
(C)       21                                           
(D)       18

37. A lady and a gentleman are shopping in the market when the lady’s friend happens to meet them. The friend asks the lady “who is the gentleman with you ?” The lady replies: “the gentleman’s mother-in-law and my mother-in-law are related as mother
and daughter.” The lady is the gentleman’s _________?
(A)       wife                                        
(B)       daughter
(C)       daughter-in-law                     
(D)       sister-in-law

38. Pointing to a photograph Nikita said ‘She is the only granddaughter of my grandmother’s daughter’. How is the girl in photograph related to Nikita?
(A)      Sister                                      
(B)       Niece/Daughter
(C)       Aunt                                       
(d)        Cannot be determined

39. If ‘A’ is substituted by 26, ’B’ by 25 and so on up to ‘Z’ which is substituted by 1, what will be the sum of the numbers substituted for the word ‘FRAY’ ?
(A)       57                                            
(B)       58
(C)       60                                           
(D)       56

40. A is Y’s brother. S is T’s mother and A’s aunt. How is T related to A?
(A)       Sister                                      
(B)       Cousin
(C)       Aunt                                        
(D)       Cannot be determined

41. Raja started from point A and travelled 8 kms towards the north to point B, he then turned right and travelled 7 kms to point C, from point C he took the first right and drove 5 kms to point D, he took another right and travelled 7 kms to point E, and finally turned right and travelled for another 3 kms to point F. What is the distance between point F and B?
(A)       3 kms                                      
(B)       2 kms
(C)       28 kms                                    
(D)       29 kms

42. In a certain code FIGHT is coded as GJFIU and WRITE is coded as XSHUF; then how will JUDGE be coded in the same code?
(A)       KVCHF                                  
(B)       HFEKV
(C)       KVEHF                                  
(D)       VKCFH

43. As North Pole is related to Magnet, in the same way Battery.
(A)       Terminal                                
(B)       Power
(C)       Energy                                    
(D)       Cell

44. Find the missing number in the following series.
6, 12, 21,___, 48.
(A)       40                                           
(B)       33
(C)       38                                           
(D)       45

45. What is the missing number in this series?
6, 7, 5, 8, 4, 9, ___
(A)       11                                           
(B)       10
(C)       2                                             
(D)        3

46. In the following question one term in the number series is wrong. Find out the wrong term.
8,    14,    26,    48,    98,    194,    386
(A)      14                                           
(B)     48
(C)       98                                           
(D)       194

47. A long rope has to be cut to make 23 small pieces. If it is double folded to start with how many times does it need to be cut?
(A)       9                                             
(B)       23
(C)       11                                           
(D)       l2

48. Peyush earns twice as much in November as in each of the other months. What part of his entire year’s earning does he earn in November?
(A)       2/11                                        
(B)       2/13
(C)       3/14                                        
(D)       1/6

49. In a certain code CHANDIGARH is written as DNAHCHRAGI. How is SIKKIM written in ‘that code?
(A)       TJKJKM                                   
(B)       TJLLJN
(C)       MIKKIS                                    
(D)       KISMIK

50. When Rajeev was born, his father was 32 years older than his brother and his mother was 25 years older than his sister. If Rajeev’s brother is 6 years older than Rajeev and his mother is 3 years younger than his father, how old was Rajeev’s sister when Rajeev was born?
(A)       15 years                                 
(B)       7 years
(C)       17 years                                 
(D)       10 years

51. Reptile is to lizard as flower is to
(A)       petal                                                   
(B)       bud
(C)       marigold                                            
(D)       fish

52.       Complete the following series:
A5QR, A4QS, A3QT, ____, A1QV
(A)       A2QW                                     
(B)       A2QV2
(C)       A2QU                                      
(D)       A2Q3U

Directions: In each of the following number series, look for a pattern or relationship between the numbers, and fill in the missing number.

53. 1 , 2 , 2 , 5 , 5 , …………..
(A)       25                                           
(B)       19
(C)       10                                           
(D)       26

54. 1,  8,  27,  ….
(A)       16                                           
(B)       10
(C)       28                                           
(D)       64

55. 34, 39, 37, 38, 40, 37, ….
(A)       43                              
(B)       35
(C)       33                               
(D)       45

56. 69, 58, 71, 60, ….
(A)       71                               
(B)       73
(C)       72                               
(D)       70

Direction:   Each question has a word followed by four answer choices. Choose the word that is a necessary part of the leading word.

57. School
(A)       Students                               
(B)       Benches
(C)       Class rooms                         
(D)       Building

58. Crops
(A)       Food                                       
(B)       Labourers
(C)       Harvest                                  
(D)       Irrigation

Direction: The following terms are from an artificial language, with their English meanings. In the questions that follow, select the appropriate English translation of the artificial language.

59. Ing Tor: Bus factory; igat ngot: has not; ngot e aut: not a car; e Ing: a bus. What does the word “aut Tor” mean in English?
(A)       not a car                                 
(B)       Car factory
(C)       not a bus                                
(D)       a bus

60. If in addition to the above word meanings, if “aut boushp” means “car workshop”, what does “Ing boushp” mean?
(A)       Car factory                             
(B)       Bus factory
(C)       Bus workshop                         
(D)       Car shop

Direction: Fill in the relationships, based on the relationship that the question mentions.

61. Sea is to whales as Road is to:
(A)       Tar                                          
(B)       Driving
(C)       Kerbs                                      
(D)       Cars

62. Book is to author as judgment is to:
(A)       Jury                                         
(B)       Judge
(C)       Advocate                                
(D)       Defendant

63. Centimeter is to Meter as Kilobyte is to
(A)       Computer Memory                           
(B)       Gigabyte
(C)       Information storage                          
(D)       Memory

64. Fill in the blank:
DBF, DEF2, DE2F2,——–, D2E2F3
(A)       D2E2F2                                   
(B)       D2E3F3
(C)       DEF3                                       
(D)       DE3F3

65. ABC, CBA, DBE, EBD,———
(A)       ABD                                        
(B)       CBD
(C)       FBG                                        
(D)       GBF

66. Which word does not belong with others?
(A)       Treaty                         
(B)       Legislation
(C)       Pact                              
(D)       Right

67. Which word does not belong with others?
(A)       Jasmine                      
(B)       Rose
(C)       Hibiscus                      
(D)       Petals

68. Pen is to poet as needle is to:
(A)       Cloth                           
(B)       Sewing
(C)       Tailor                          
(D)       Burton

69. (i)         Class A has higher enrolment than class B.
(ii)        Class C has lower enrolment than class B.
(iii)       Class A has lower enrolment than class C.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
(A)       True                                                        
(B)       False
(C)       Partially true, partially false                          
(D)       None of the above

70. Oats has more fiber than corn but less fiber than bran. Corn has more fiber than rice but less fiber than wheat. Rice has the lowest fiber content. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
(A)       True                                              
(B)       False
(C)       Partially true and partially false        
(D)       None of the above

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71. The length of the year is greatest on the:
(A)       Mercury                                 
(B)       Earth
(C)       Jupiter                                    
(D)       Pluto

72. The largest producer of sugar in the world is:
(A)       Brazil                                      
(B)       Indonesia
(C)       Mexico                                    
(D)       Cuba

73. The State in India with largest coastline is :
(A)       Tamil Nadu                                        
(B)       Kerala
(C)       Andhra Pradesh                    
(D)       Maharashtra

74. The weight of the cricket ball is approximately:
(A)       3 oz                                         
(B)       4 oz
(C)       5 oz                                         
(D)       6 oz

75. The National Game of Canada is:
(A)       Cricket                                              
(B)       Football
(C)       Ice Hockey                                        
(D)       Tennis

76. At which place the 2014 Common Wealth Games will take place :
(A)       Beijing                                    
(B)       London
(C)      Glasgow                                 
(D)       Canada

77. How many foreign players can be part of playing 11 in IPL Cricket Tournament organized in India?
(A)       3                                             
(B)       4
(C)       5                                             
(D)       6

78. Name the first Arabic writer awarded Noble Prize for Literature:
(A)       Salman Rushdie                     
(B)       Gen Gaddafi
(C)       Naguib Mah Fouz                   
(D)       Yasser Arafat

79. Sphygomomanometer is used to test:
(A)       Harmones Action                   
(B)       Brain Tumour
(C)       Functions of Intestines           
(D)       Blood Pressure

80. Which British Governor General introduced postage stamp in India?
(A)       Lord Dalhousie                       
(B)       Lord Ripon
(C)       Lord Canning                          
(D)       Lord William Bentick

81. What is the Saudi Arabian currency called?
(A)       Dirham                                    
(B)       Peso
(C)       Dinar                                      
(D)        Riyal

82. In which of the following States the Legislative Council has been dispensed with?
(A)       Bihar                                      
(B)       Uttar Pradesh
(C)       West Bengal                           
(D)       Orissa

83. Diphtheria is a disease affecting:
(A)       eyes                                        
(B)       throat
(C)       liver                                        
(D)       pancreas

84. In which of the following countries Chairman is the head of the state?
(A)       Myanmar                                        
(B)       Nepal
(C)       Mauritius                                        
(D)       Bhutan

85. Which of the following Scams was not unearthed in 2010-11 in India.
(A)       2G                                          
(B)       CWG
(C)       Adarsh                                               
(D)       Provident Fund

86. Which country has become the first country in the world to make broadband internet access a legal right of all citizens?

(A)       UK                                                                 
(B)       New Zealand
(C)       Finland                                              
(D)       Switzerland

87. The border of which two countries is known as 49th parallel line?
(A)       Germany & France                              
(B)       USA & Canada
(C)       South Korea & North Korea           
(D)       Germany & Poland

88. International Women’s Day is observed on:
(A)       9th January                                
(B)       8th March
(C)       1st February                                
(D)       25th March

89. Which Committee/Commission made recommendations to make civil services more efficient and decorrupted ?
(A)       Kothari Commission              
(B)       Niyogi Committee
(C)       Balwant Rai Committee        
(D)       P.C. Hota Committee

90. What is the unit for temperature in the metric system?
(A)       Fahrenheit                                         
(B)      Kelvin
(C)       Degree                                              
(D)       Celsius

91. Where is Secretariat of SAARC located?
(A)       Colombo                                 
(B)       Islamabad
(C)       New Delhi                                
(D)       Kathmandu

92. Who wrote the book “Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India”?
(A)       A.P.J. Abdul Kalam                            
(B)       Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(C)       L.K. Advani                                        
(D)       Arjun Singh

93. Who amongst the following won the election for the post of Chief Executive of Hong Kong?
(A)       Kim Joong-Keun                                
(B)       Leung Chun-ying
(C)       Henry Tang                                         
(D)       Albert Ho

94. Where did the Second Summit on Nuclear Security take place?
(A)       Seoul                                      
(B)       Washington
(C)       New Delhi                              
(D)       Sydney

95. The SGPC and Akali Dal are apealing for mercy of ____ who is on death row for the killing of Punjab Chief Minister in 1995.
(A)       Balwant Singh Rajoana          
(B)       Kehar Singh
(C)       Gurdarshan Singh Bajwa       
(D)       Kuldeep Singh

96. Name the MLA who has been abducted by Maoists in Orissa?
(A)       Lai Bihari Himirika                 
(B)       Hema Gamang
(C)       Surjya Narayan Patro             
(D)       Jhina Hikaka

97. The recent controversy between India and China is related to-
(A)       Arabian Sea                            
(B)       South China Sea
(C)       Bay of Bengal                         
(D)       Middle-East region

98. Name the two children who were placed under foster care due to lack of parental care in 2011 in Norway.
(A)       Ankit and Aradhya                             
(B)       Abhijit and Anushka
(C)       Abhigyan and Aishwarya      
(D)      Akhil and Asmita

99. Name the IPS Officer who was killed in Madhya Pradesh in March 2012?
(A)       Narender Kumar                    
(B)       Rajbir Singh
(C)       S.K. Sharma                              
(D)       Ravinder Kumar

100. Kurdistan is primarily known for –
(A)       Uranium stocks                      
(B)       Oil reserves
(C)       Dry fruit products                  
(D)       Fertilser

Direction:   Given below are the statements of facts of the case. After statement of facts, legal principles are given. Apply the principles to the facts of the case and select the most appropriate answer from among the four alternatives.

101. FACTS: The residents of the adjoining slums were persistently using the park for defecation. On the order of the chairman of the DDA the park was fenced and electric current was run on the wires on the top. A trespassing slum dweller touched a live wire and was electrocuted. Can the chairman be held liable for an offence of causing death by negligence ?
PRINCIPLE:   Whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.
(A)       No, because getting a public park electrically wired is no rash act
(B)       Administrative actions are immune to any liability
(C)       Yes, because getting a public park electrically wired is a rash and negligent act
(D)       None of the above

102. FACTS:   A sets fire, by night, to an inhabited house in a large town, for the purpose of facilitating a robbery and this causes death of a person. A pleaded that he has intended the robbery but not the causing of death and became sorry for the death
caused by his act. Is A liable for causing the death voluntarily ?
PRINCIPLE:   A person is said to cause an effect “voluntarily” whereby he intended to cause it or by means which, at the time of employing those means, he knew or had reason to believe, to be likely to cause it.
(A)       A is liable for causing the death voluntarily though he has not intended to cause death of anyone, because he has set fire in an inhabited house not in abandoned house and it is quite natural that in such house people must be there during night.
(B)       A is not liable because he has not intended the murder of anyone.
(C)       A is not liable for murder but is liable for robbery only.
(D)       A is not responsible for murder because he has not killed anyone by his own hands.

103. FACTS:  Certain persons transferred a tea estate to an incorporated company and claimed exemptions from “ad valorem ” duty on the ground that they themselves were shareholders in the company.
PRINCIPLE:   An incorporated company under the Companies Act has a separate entity and corporate liability.
(A)       The shareholders are liable to pay as the company is a separate legal person.
(B)       The shareholders are not liable to pay as it is a transfer from them in one name to themselves under another name.
(C)       The shareholders are liable because everybody has a duty to pay on a transfer or conveyance.
(D)       The shareholders will not pay the company would pay on their behalf.

104. FACTS:   Sahil, a child of 10 years of age, find a gold coin in his uncle’s home. He gives the coin to his sister Rachna who is 8 years old. The uncle reports the matter to the police. The police conducts a search. During the investigation the police finds
the coin kept in the toys of Rachna. Rachna tells the police that Sahil had given coin to her.
PRINCIPLE:   Acts done by children below 12 years of age are not offences if they are not mature enough to understand the nature and consequences of the acts.
(A)       Sahil is guilty of theft.
(B)       Rachna is guilty of theft.
(C)       Both Sahil and Rachna are guilty of theft.
(D)       Neither Sahil nor Rachna is guilty of theft.

105. FACTS:   Ajay runs the ‘Indian Circus.’ The circus has an interesting night show. Two motor cyclists, Ramesh and Suresh, rotate their motorcycles inside a big iron globe in complete darkness. And the audience, especially, the children gives a big
clap. One day it so happens that during ore nigr: show an accident occurs inside the globe. Ramesh and Suresh collide with each other and Ramesh loses both his legs. His parents claim compensati: n from Ajay, the proprietor of the circus.
PRINCIPLE:   An employer is responsible for any accident or loss causes to his employees, during the course of employment.
(A)       Ajay is not liable to pay any compensation because he cannot be held responsible for the accident.
(B)       Ajay is liable to pay compensation because he is the employer and the accident occurred during the course of employment.
(C)       Ajay is not liable to pay compensation but he can pay some amount to Ramesh if he has sympathy for him.
(D)       None of the above.

106. FACTS:   A farmhouse is located in South Delhi on 2 acre plot of land. The owner of the farmhouse keeps a specially trained ferocious dog to guard his property. He also employs a dog-handier to handle this dog and instructs all his other employees to
avoid the dog. A sign is also put up on the gate saying “Beware of the Dog”. On the afternoon of 26th January, a group of poor boys playing cricket in a nearby park hit the ball into the farmhouse. A 14 year old boy enters the farmhouse to get the ball.
The dog attacks the boy and he dies of the injuries. The family of the boy sues farmhouse owner for damages.
PRINCIPLES:   (i) An occupier is not responsible to a trespasser except in respect of wilful act intended to cause harm or done with reckless disregards, (ii) Master is liable for the acts of the employee/servant.
(A)       The owner is liable because the dog has a vicious or savage propensity and he had knowledge of the same.
(B)       The owner should pay the damages because he is rich and the boy killed was poor.
(C)       The owner is not liable because the boy was a trespasser.
(D)       The owner is not liable because a 14 year old boy ought to have known about the presence of the ferocious dog.

107. FACTS:   Charu while driving her car at a high speed, knocked down Seema, a middle aged woman who was walking on the road. Seema got her leg fractured as a result of this accident. As Seema was suffering from diabetes, her leg had to be amputated. Seema filed a suit against Charu for damages for the loss of her leg.
PRINCIPLE:   A person is liable for all direct consequences of his act, which he could have reasonably foreseen as naturally flowing from his act.
(A)         Charu is liable as the loss of leg is directly attributable to her act.
(B)       Charu is not liable because she did not know Seema was suffering from diabetes.
(C)       Charu is liable because she could have reasonably forseen the loss of leg of Seema.
(D)       Charu is not liable since a diabetes patient like Seema ought not to have walked on the road.

108. Endosulfan is banned in India under the:
(A)       Environment Protection Act, 1986
(B)       Hazardous Chemical Rules, 2000
(C)       Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2001
(D)       All the above

109. Gram Nyayalaya Act, 2008 refers to:
(A)       Access to justice to citizens at door steps
(B)       Informal settlement of disputes
(C)       Free legal services
(D)       All the above

110. Which among the following has been added as a fundamental right in the Constitution of India by 86th Amendment?
(A)       Right to information                          
(B)       Right to employment
(C)       Right to food security                        
(D)       Right to education

111. Special leave to appeal by the Supreme Court is available from the decision of:
(A)       Any court or tribunal
(B)       Any court, tribunal or administrative authority
(C)       Any court or tribunal relating to armed forces
(D)       Administrative tribunals only

112. Who was the Chairperson of the Committee on Review of the Working of the Constitution?
(A)       Subhash C. Kashyap                          
(B)       Justice Venkatachaliah
(C)       L.K. Advani                                        
(D)      Justice B.N. Kirpal

113. Under which provision of the Constitution, the Supreme Court reviews its own judgments?
(A)       Article 132                             
(B)       Article 137
(C)       Article 139                             
(D)       Article 141

114. What does the phrase “lex est norma recti” mean?
(A)       Law is a rule of right              
(B)       Law rules the rights
(C)       Law is a rule of State             
(D)       Law follows equity

115. The Headquarters of the International Court of Justice is situated at:
(A)       Geneva                                   
(B)       Vienna
(C)       Rome                                      
(D)       The Hague

116. When was the international monetary fund established?
(A)       1945                                   
(B)       1946
(C)       1947                                      
(D)       1950

117. Sachar committee Report refers to
(A)       Reservation for minorities      
(B)       Backwardness among the Muslim Community
(C)       Judicial reform                       
(D)       Election Reform

118. Wetland conservation is an obligation undertaken by India in
(A)       Ramsar convention, 1971                        
(B)       Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992
(C)       Convention of Migratory Species, 1979      
(D)     U.N. Convention on Law of the sea, 1982

119. Press Coucil of India is
(A)       Statutory body                                   
(B)       Constitutional Body
(C)       Self-regulatory body                           
(D)       Private association

120. Who said that democracy is a “government of the people, by the people and for the people”?
(A)       Abraham Lincoln                               
(B)       Woodrow Wilson
(C)       Aristotle                                           
(D)       Plato

121. The Supreme Court being the highest court of appeal, is the most superior judiciary but the various High Courts exercise a jurisdiction even wider than that of the Supreme Court under:
(A)       Article 32 of Constitution       
(B)       Article 141 of Constitution
(C)       Article 164 of Constitution     
(D)       Articles 226 & 227 of Constitution

122. Schedule X of the Constitution deals with:
(A)       Law protected from judicial review of the courts
(B)       Disqualification on ground of defection
(C)       Union and its territory
(D)       Union, State and Concurrent lists

123. Who amongst the following can attend the Session of the Parliament but has no right to vote?
(A)       Attorney General of India      
(B)       Comptroller General of India
(C)       Chief Justice of India                
(D)       Chief of the Indian Army

124. In India, right to vote is
(A)       Fundamental right
(B)       Statutory right
(C)       Constitutional right
(D)       Union, State and Concurrent lists

125. Which of the following was merged with the union of India?
(A)       Sikkim                                    
(B)       Goa
(C)       Pondicherry                                    
(D)       Daman and Diu

126. Who headed the first commission on Backward classes?
(A)      B. P. Mandal                                                    
(B)      Kaka Saheb Kalekar
(C)       M. H. Mandal                                     
(D)       S. P. Mandal

127. Who prepares National Income Estimates?
(A)       Central Statistical Investigation
(B)       National Sample Survey Organisation
(C)       Indian Statistical Institute
(D)       Planning Commission

128. Who said “Litigation is a game in which the court is the umpire”?
(A)       Salmond                                 
(B)       Pollock
(C)       Dicey                         
(D)       Blackstone

129. Who called Directive principles as “cheque on bank payable at the convenience of the bank”?
(A)      B. R. Ambedkar                 
(B)      H. M. Seervai
(C)       K. T. Shah                        
(D)      Jawaharlal Nehru

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130. India became a member of the UNO in the year:
(A)       1950                                       
(B)       1945
(C)       1947                                       
(D)       1948

131. A temporary tax levied to obtain revenue is called
(A)       Excise duty                                       
(B)       Sales tax
(C)       Surcharge                                                     
(D)       Revenue tax

132. The Uniform Civil Code was discussed at length in the case of:
(A)       Golak Nath case                     
(B)       Keshavanand Bharti case
(C)       Shah Bano case                      
(D)       Indira Sawhney case

133. Which of the following female judges has not been a judge of the Supreme Court?
(A)       Ruma Pal                                            
(B)       Gyan Sudha Mishra
(C)       Ranjana Desai                                    
(D)       Leela Seth

134. Pochampally saree is protected under:
(A)       Patents law                            
(B)       Trademark law
(C)       Designs law                                       
(D)      Geographical indications law

135. In which year, the age of voting as universal adult franchise was lowered from 21 to 18 years?
(A)       1985                                       
(B)       1988
(C)       1990                                       
(D)       1991

136. What is the minimum age to be appointed as Governor of a state in India?
(A)    25 years                                         
(B)     35 years
(C)    21 years                                         
(D)     18 years

137. What is the name of the first Chief Justice of India?
(A)   B. N. Mukherjee                          
(B)    H. J. Kania
(C)   B. R. Ambedkar                           
(D)   Aslam Khan

138. The parliament has power to amend all parts of the constitution except
(A)   Fundamental rights and duties
(B)  Emergency provisions
(C)    Provisions regarding the Supreme Court
(D)   The basic Structure

139. Guidelines issued by the Supreme Court regarding sexual harassment at workplace against women in the historic Vishakha’s case are law and binding on all courts in India by virtue of
(A)   Article 141 of the Constitution
(B)   Article 146 of the Constitution
(C)   Article 147 of the Constitution
(C)   Article 144 of the Constitution

140. Palimony is a term used to describe court ordered financial settlement in disputes relating to :

(A)       Partners in live-in-relations              
(B)       Environmental issues
(C)       Consumer affairs                              
(D)       Human rights violations

141. Which of the following is not a principle of natural justice?
(A)       Audi alteram partem
(B)       Pacta sunt servanda
(C)     Justice, equity and good conscience
(D)      Judge to be above suspicion

142. The line demarcating the boundaries of India and China is known as:
(A)       McMahon line                                  
(B)       Durand line
(C)       Radcliffe line                                      
(D)       24th parallel

143. Which of the following is the principle subject of private international law?
(A)       Nation States                                                 
(B)   Individuals
(C)      Societies                                                       
(D)    Multinational companies

144. Tribal people were referred to as ‘Adivasis’ for the first time by
(A)       M. K. Gandhi                                      
(B)      B. R. Ambedkar
(C)      Thakkar bappa                                              
(D)      Vallabh Bhai Patel

145.     The commission which required into and submitted report regarding the Godhra train carnage is
(A)    Chelliah Commission                 
(B)   Wanchoo Committee
(C)   Rangarajan Committee            
(D)   Nanavati Commission

146. Fiduciary relationship are relationships based on
(A)       Financial terms                                     
(B)   Contracts
(C)     Both (a) and (b)                                    
(D)   Trust

147. The right of minorities conferred in Article 30(1) of the Constitution is with respect to the establishment of
(A)       Educational Institution of their choice
(B)      Charitable Hospitals and Dispensaries
(C)      Place of worship to practice their religion
(D)      Rest houses

148. The phrase ‘de facto’ means
(A)       all the facts                            
(B)       all the facts and figures
(C)       bona fide                                
(D)       for all practical purposes

149. The supreme court has held that hoisting the national flag atop the private buildings is a fundamental right of every citizen under:
(A)       Article 14 of the constitution
(B)      Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution
(C)      Article 21 of the constitution
(D)      Article 25 of the constitution

150. Which one of the following statements is correct? Parliament can make a law with respect to a matter in the State list in the national interest if
(A)       The Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by a two-thirds majority
(B)       Parliament passes a resolution
(C)       A State makes a request
(D)       The President of India gives permission

151. For a valid Muslim marriage
(A)       offer and acceptance must be at the same place
(B)       offer and acceptance must be at the same time
(C)       offer and acceptance must be at the same time and place
(D)       offer and acceptance may be at different times and at different places.

152. A void agreement means:
(A)       Agreement not enforceable by law               
(B)  Agreement illegal in nature
(C)       Agreement not acceptable to Court of law   
(D) Agreement violating legal procedure

153. A without the request of anybody, extinguishes the fire of B’s go down. A suffers injury thereby. If B promises to compensate A for the whole amount he has spent on his treatment, then the contract is:
(A)       Valid and enforceable
(B)       Unenforceable because of lack of intention to create binding contract by the parties
(C)       Void for want of consideration
(D)       Voidable at B’s option

154. Which of the following defences is not available to the accused in a criminal case?
(A)       Infancy                               
(B)       Self-defence
(C)       Involuntary intoxication      
(D)       Consent of the other party to the death

155. Which of the following acts invite tortuous liability and is not saved by the doctrine “volenti non fit injuria”?
(A)       A surgeon amputates a limb of a patient to save his life,
(B)      Injury is caused while play-fighting with naked swords at a religious function.
(C)       Injury is caused to a player in a football match.
(D)       Injury is caused while doing lawful acts under a contract.

156. Which offence does not require a minimum of five persons?
(A)      Dacoity                                              
(B)      Riots
(C)     Unlawfil Assembly                             
(D)     Robbery

157. The procedure for amendment of the Indian Constitution was borrowed from the
(A)       Constitution of USA
(B)      Constitution of USSR
(C)     Constitution of Germany
(D)      Constitution of South Africa

158. The writ of prohibition can be issued to
(A)       Constitutional Authority
(B)      Statutory Authority
(C)      Non-statutory Authority
(D)      All of the above

159. The president is bound to summon parliament
(A)       When 6 months from the last sitting of former session
(B)      Within 3 months from the last sitting of former session
(C)      Within 4 months from the last sitting of former session
(D)     Within 12 months from the last sitting of former session

160. X, a doctor, informs his patient Y that Y was suffering from cancer. Hearing this, Y dies of heart failure. X has committed:
(A)       culpable homicide not amounting to murder
(B)       no crime because he (X) communicated in good faith
(C)       the crime of killing Y because X knew that Y could die after hearing the news
(D)       the murder of Y

161. When does Supreme Court give advice to the President on a matter of law or fact?
(A)       Only when the President seeks such advice
(B)       On its own
(C)       Only if the issue poses a threat to the unity and integrity of India
(D)       Only if the matter relates to the violation of fundamental rights of the citizens

162. A Muslim man under personal laws cannot marry
(A)       a Jew                                                              
(B)       a Christian
(C)       an idolatress or a fire-worshipper              
(D)      All the above

163. What is the meaning of this Latin phrase “audi alteram partem’’?
(A)       No one shall be judge in his own cause
(B)       No one shall be condemned unheard
(C)       Rights are associated with duties
(D)       None of the above

164. In which of te following countries, an effort was made to ban a translated versions of Bhagvad Gita?
(A)       France                                    
(B)       Philippines
(C)     China                                     
(D)      Russia

165. Who is accused in the Israeli Embassy car attack which took place in New Delhi?
(A)       Syed Mohammad Kazmi                                             
(B)      Suleman Mustafa
(C)      Iqbal Khan                                                                 
(D)     Salim Iqbal

166. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) enjoys
(A)      Constitutional status
(B)      Statutory body
(C)      Autonomous body under parliament
(D)      None of the above

167. Which of the following is a correct pair?
(A)      United Nations Organisation 1946
(B)      Universal declaration of human rights 1948
(C)      Constitution of India 1951
(D)     World trade organisation 1996

168. A marriage between a boy of below 21 years of age and a girl of below 18 years of age is
(A)       Void                                                      
(B)       Valid
(C)       Voidable                                               
(D)       Irregular

169. In which of the following, copyright does not subsist?
(A)       Industrial designs                               
(B)       Artistic works
(C)       Computer software                           
(D)     Sound recording

170. When did International Criminal Court come into existence?
(A)       1998                                                   
(B)       2000
(C)       2001                                                   
(D)       2002

171. Under which Chapter of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council can take enforcement action?
(A)       Chapter VI                                          
(B)       Chapter VII
(C)       Chapter VIII                                        
(D)       Chapter XII

172. Which of the following companies has recently been issued compulsory licence under Indian Patents Act, 1970?
(A)       Natco Pharma                                    
(B)       Cipla
(C)       Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories                    
(D)       Ranbaxy

173. Which of the following has adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka for war crimes?
(A)       United Nations Human Rights Council
(B)       International Committee of the Red Cross
(C)       International Criminal Court
(D)       Security Council of the United Nations

174. Which of the following grounds has been proposed for divorce in Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Special Marriage Act, 1954?
(A)       Cruelty
(B)       Abstention of sexual intercourse by spouse
(C)       Irretrievable breakdown of marriage
(D)       Desertion

175. What is the term used for the principles laid down in a judgment?
(A)       Obiter dicta                            
(B)       Ratio decidendi
(C)       Jus cogens                              
(D)       Interpretation

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