Law Aptitude Test (new 2012-2013)

House of Lords is the highest Judicial Tribunal of

Which Article of the constitution deals with ‘equality before law’

What does the phrase “the Devil taking the hindmost” mean ?

City B is 8 miles East of City A. City C is 6 miles North of City B. City D is 16 miles East of City C and City E is 12 miles North of City D. What is the distance from City A to City E?

The Ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to the approval by

Which of the following currency exchange rate mechanisms has been adopted by India?

The concept of Secular State is that the State will not make any discrimination on the ground of religion, caste or community against any person professing any particular form of religious faith. The Secularism is embodied in

Principle: Confession is an admission of the commission of the offence by a person before a judicial magistrate. A statement qualifies as a confession only if made out of free will. Based on a confession alone, there can be a conviction of the person confessing.

Facts: Vishal, a key suspect in a bank robbery was told by the police officer that all other charges against him will be removed from record if he revealed the names of those who had committed the bank robbery. Vishal was brought before the judicial magistrate and he told that he had seen three persons enter the bank and come out of the bank with two big sacs full of money.


Given below are two statements labeled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Which of the following is true in their context?

Assertion (A): If the budget presented to the Rajya Sabha is not passed in the stipulated period, the budget proposals are not affected.

Reason (R): In financial matters, the Lok Sabha is more powerful than the Rajya Sabha

Who allocates portfolios among the Ministers?

Rahul put his timepiece on the table in such a way that at 6 P.M. hour hand points to North. In which direction the minute hand will point at 9.15 P.M. ?

Introducing a girl, a boy said, "She is the daughter of the son of the father of my uncle." How is the boy related to the girl?

The question below consist of six sentences. The first and sixth sentences are labeled S1 and S6. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labeled as P, Q, R and S. Determine the proper order for the four sentences. Ignore full stops.

S1: A force exists between everybody in the universe.

P: Normally it is very small but when the one of the bodies is a planet, like earth, the force is considerable.

Q: It has been investigated by many scientists including Galileo and Newton.

R: Everything on or near the surface of the earth is attracted by the mass of the earth.

S: This force depends on the mass of the bodies involved.

S6: The greater the mass, the greater is the earth's force of attraction on it. We can call this force of attraction gravity.

Which of the following theories has no connection with the origin of the earth?

The Preamble enshrines certain ideals that were first spelt out in

A popping sound is heard in the ear when yawning or swallowing. This is caused by

Pointing to a man in the family photograph, a woman said “The father of his brother is the only son of my grandfather.” What is the woman’s relationship with the man in the picture?

You are standing in a lift. The force on the floor of the lift due to your weight will ___________.

Who drafted the Indian Penal Code(IPC) ?

Principle: A master is vicariously liable for the negligent acts of his servant acting in the course of his employment.

Fact: Shyamlal entrusted his car to his driver Amitabh for plying it as a taxi. Amitabh, during his lunch break, wanted to take his family to the nearby Park for a picnic. On the way to the Park, he drove onto the foot pavement and injured a passer-by. The passer-by is seeking compensation from Shyamlal.


Bona fide means -

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a __________.

Principle: All partners forming a firm are liable for all acts of others done in the course of business carried on by the firm.

Facts: Abhishek, Anand and Harsh are partners in a firm called Harshanand & Company (HC) trading in edible oils. Ankur, brother-in-law of Abhishek started a trading concern dealing in petrochemicals. Ankur requested Abhishek to help him in some manner so that he could attract the attention of his prospective customers. Abhishek

placed a highly publicised order for a big amount of petrol and paid Ankur from the account of the firm.

Decide Case.

The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha is

A will or testament –

What do you mean by the legal term 'Amicus Curiae'?

A has 3 children. B is the brother of C and C is the sister of D, E who is the wife of A is the mother of D. There is only one daughter of the husband of E. what is the relation between D and B?

Of the four sentences in each question, one is wrong. Spot that out.

(a) One afternoon in June last year Tran Do visited a shop in Ho Chi Minh City that had a copying machine.

(b) He took from his briefcase a 83-page manuscript.

(c) He wanted 15 copies, please.

(d) The shopkeeper said it would take some time.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ____________

The question consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. You are required to arrange the sentences in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.

A. Yet they are as real as, if not more real than, actual historical personages and events.

B. A literary or historical reference often telescopes an incredible wealth of meaning into one word.

C. But if you can identify many of these allusions from significant clues that suggest even a part of their rich content, it is pretty good presumptive proof that you know your way around in cultural history—which includes many characters who lived only in their creators’ imaginations and numerous incidents which never happened.

D. It is a hard task to boil them down into a short cue phrase, and still convey anything like its full import.

Free legal aid for an accused is a

Principle: Whoever, intending to take dishonestly any movable property out of the possession of any person without that person’s consent, moves that property ,

is said to commit theft. Whoever commits theft, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.

Facts: Raju sees a cell phone belonging to Ram lying on the table in Ram’s house. Raju hides the cellphone in Ram’s house in such a place where Ram could

not find it ever, due to the fear of immediate search and detection. Raju did this with the intention of taking away the cell phone from the hidden place when Ram

forgets about and then sell it away.

Decide: Is Raju guilty of theft?

Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Indus Valley civilisation?

I. The people of this civilisation were the earliest to make use of cotton.

II. They did not cremate their dead.

III. A grid system was followed in city planning.

IV. Stone was the chief building material.

Choose the option in which the usage of the word - ace - is incorrect or inappropriate.

Pointing to a photograph, Rishika says to Kali, "The girl in the photo is the second daughter of the wife of only son of the grandmother of my younger sister." How this girl of photograph is related to Rishika?

In a tour, I spent every day as many ten rupee (notes) as the number of days I had been away from the home. My total expenditure was Rs. 18,300. How long did I stay away from the home?

Direction: In the following question there is a fact situation, followed by a statement of principle. Apply the principle to the facts and select the appropriate answer. Encircle your choice and in the space given explain the choice in not more than 3-4 sentences.

Facts : Shyamu had a ferocious dog which used to guard his house. One evening when Ramu was passing Shyamu’s house, the latter’s dog ran out and bit Ramu’s coat and on Ramu’s turning around and raising his gun the dog ran away. Ramu shot the dog as it was running into the house. Shyamu’s dog died of the gunshot and he sued Ramu for compensation. Decide.

Principle: a) Every person has a right to defend his own person, property or possession against an unlawful harm.

b) The person may use reasonable force in order to protect his person, property or possession

c) However, the force employed should be proportionate to the apprehended danger.

The Constitution of India is the result of considerable imitation and adaptation rather than originality because

Educator: It has been argued that our professional organization should take decision about important issues - such as raising dues and taking political stands - by a direct vote of all members rather than by having members vote for officers who in turn make the decisions. This would not; however, be the right way to decide these matters, for the vote of any given individual is much more likely to determine organizational policy by influencing the election of an officer than by influencing the result of a direct vote on a single issue.

Which one of the following principles would, if valid, most help to justify the educator’s reasoning?

A purse contains some coins consisting of rupees, fifty paise coins and twenty five paise coins. If coins be in the ratio of 2:3:10 and their total value is Rs. 72, the number of twenty-five paise coins will be:

For transfer of accused person from a foreign State to India for any offence within India or relating to India is done

In an examination, a student who secured 25% of the maximum marks fails by 60 marks but another candidate who secures 45% of the maximum marks gets 10 marks more than required passing marks. The maximum number of marks is:

Before 3 years, the average age of a five-member family was 17 years. A baby having been born and the average of family is now 17 years. The present age of the baby is:

A Judge of the Supreme Court of India or High Court of any State can be removed by the President of India only

In the following question, choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning to the bold word.


Two taps ‘A’ and ‘B’ can fill a water reservoir in 8 and 6 hours respectively. A third tap ‘C’ can empty the tank completely in 24 hours. How long would it take to fill the empty tank when all the taps are open?

A group of workers accepted to do a piece of work in 25 days. If 6 of them did not turn up for the work and the remaining workers did the work in 40 days, then the original number of workers was

In the following question, choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning to the bold word.

My first speech was a FIASCO.

LEGAL PRINCIPLE: In case of a breach of contract, compensation can be awarded for the personal inconvenience suffered by a party by reason of the breach, which naturally arose in the usual course of things from such breach, or which the parties knew, when they made the contract to be likely to result from the breach of it.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Sunita and Sushmita bought bus tickets for a journey from Adyar to Mandaveli. The bus was to go to St. Thomas Mount via Mandaveli. However, the driver mistakenly took a wrong direction and the two girls were

dropped at a distance of 2½ miles from Mandaveli on the highway. With no other transportation in sight nor a place to stay, the two had to walk 2½ miles at midnight. Later they filed a case against the bus company and claimed Rs. 5000 as damages for inconvenience caused in having to walk and Rs. 6500 for Sushmita having fallen ill by catching cold during the night.

The Constitution of India does not mention the post of ______


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