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Interview Questions For Judicial Service Aspirants

Q.1 What is the difference between common intention and similar intention?
Ans. Common intention requires prior meeting of mind whereas it is not necessary in case of similar intention.

Q.2 How will you define the term “Life Imprisonment”?
Ans. It means imprisonment that continues till the life of the convict and nothing less. This was so held in the case of Gopal Vinayak Godse v. State, AIR 1982 SC 1439.

Q.3 What is the minimum duration of sentence prescribed for an offence under the Indian Penal Code, 1860?
Ans. Section 510 IPC provides the minimum duration of punishment of twenty hours for an offence of misconduct in public by a drunken person.

Q.4 What do you mean by the expression “volenti non fit injuria”?
Ans. It means he who consents suffers no injury.

Q.5 What is the difference between waging war against the Government and Rioting?
Ans. In waging war against the Government, the object is to challenge the authority of the Government whereas in rioting, there has to be use of force or violence by an unlawful assembly, or by any member thereof, in prosecution of common object of such unlawful assembly.

Q.6 What is Hiba-Bil-iwaz?
Ans. It is a gift made by a Muslim for a consideration.

Q.7 Which House of the Parliament is presided over by a Non- Member?
Ans. Rajya Sabha

Q.8 In which case has the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Divorce) Act, 1986?
Ans. Daniel Latifi v.Union of India.

Q.9 What is Homicide?
Ans. It means killing of one human being by another human being.

Q.10 In which case has the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Death Sentence?
Ans. The Supreme Court in Jagmohan Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 1973 SC 947 has observed that death sentence is not violative of Articles 4, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India.

Q.11 Under what circumstances is a Hindu wife not entitled to separate residence and maintenance from her husband?
Ans. She will not be entitled to separate residence and maintenance from her husband, if she is unchaste or ceases to be a Hindu by conversion to another religion.

Q.12 What is the presumption to be drawn by the court regarding the registered adoption deed?
Ans. The court shall presume that the adoption deed has been made in compliance with the provisions of the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 unless and until the same is disproved.

Q.13 Whether under section 20 of the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, the expression “parent” includes a childless step mother?
Ans. Yes.

Q.14 What is the difference between uterine blood and half blood?
Ans. In case of uterine blood, two persons are related to each other when they are descended from a common ancestress but by different husbands whereas in case of half blood two persons are related to each other when they are descended from a common ancestor but by different wives.

Q.15 What are the grounds of Voidable Marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955?
Ans. Following are the grounds of Voidable Marriage provided under section 12 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955:
(a) Marriage not consummated between the parties due to impotency of the respondent.
(b) Marriage is in contra-vention of section 5 (ii) of Hindu Marriage Act.
(c) Consent of either party to the marriage or his/her guardian’s consent, in case of minor, has been obtained by force or by fraud or by material concealment of fact.
(d) The respondent was at the time of marriage pregnant by some person other than the petitioner.


NOTE: The answers are suggestive. Kindly verify from the basic documents, judgments, gazette notifications or recommended textbooks in case of doubts. Answers given by the author herein are his own personal views and neither the publisher nor the author holds any responsibility for any mistake that may have inadvertently crept in.

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