Law General Knowledge for Legal Profession and entrance test of CLAT, LSAT, AILET, Delhi University LLB etc

Following are some of the Important Legal terms, Judgments, Constitutional and Legal Provisions useful to lawyers and students appearing for different Law entrance tests like CLAt, LSAT, Delhi University L.LB Entrance Test, AILET etc

SNo Legal Term/Question Answer
1 What are the Writs that can be issued by High Court and Supreme Court Mandamus, Habeas Corpus
Certiorari, Quo Warranto
2 Legal Advisor to the Government of a State in India The Advocate General
3 Issues did D.K. Basu v. State of West Bengal deal with Safeguards for arrested persons
4 The age of retirement of a Judge of a High Court in India 62 Years
5 In law, the term 'neighbour' means People who might be affected by your actions
6 Supreme Court directed the compulsory registration of all marriages in India in Seema vs Ashwini Kumar
7 Principle applicable for the purpose of reducing multiplicity of proceedings in court Res judicata
8 Legal phrase amicus curiae means friend of the court
9 Supreme Court for the first time lay down that Fundamental Rights have primacy over the Directive Principles of State Policy Minerva Mills vs Union of India
10 Writs can be used against a person believed to be holding a public office he is not entitled to hold Quo Warranto
11 Statutory duty of laying down the standards of professional conduct and etiquette for advocates in India is entrusted with Bar Council of India
12 A person has designed a new type of automatic motor pump. Under which act can he seek protection of his invention The Patents Act
13 Laws deal with intellectual property protection for horticultural products Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act
14 What is the limitation period (maximum time limit) for filing of a complaint before the consumer disputes redressal forum from the date when the cause of action arises? two years
15 Under which law a minor is incapable of entering into contract Indian Contract Act, 1872
16 Which writ is said to be a guarantor of personal freedom Habaes Corpus
17 Which is the oldest High Court in India High Court of Calcutta
18 The power to issue writs has been envisaged under the provisions of which fundamental rights Right to Constitutional Remedies
19 Rule of Law means all persons are equal in the eyes of law
20 The writ to force a public authority to perform a public or statutory duty Mandamus
21 In which landmark judgment did the Supreme Court of India lay down guidelines against sexual harassment of women at workplace Vishakha vs. State of Rajasthan
22 The marriage of a 15 year old girl with a 45 year old man is voidable at the option of the girl
23 legal term Caveat Emptor refer to Let the buyer beware
24 First woman judge appointed to the Supreme Court of India Justice Smt M. Fathima Beevi

 

 

SNo Legal Term/Question Answer
25 The first woman judge appointed as Chief Justice of a High Court Justice Smt Leila Seth
26 Supreme Court allowed Passive Euthanasia under exceptional circumstances in Aruna Shanbaug vs. Union of India
27 Total number of High Courts in India 24
28 Andaman and Nicobar islands come under the jurisdiction of which High Court Calcutta High Court
29 Sharda Act deals with Child Marriage
30 Indian Penal Code, 1860 was drafted by Lord Macaulay
31 Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court of India, the 'rarest of rare' principle in the award of death penalty was first laid down through the Judgment of Bachan Singh v. State of Punjab (1980)
32 Constitutional validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Divorce) Act 1986, was upheld by the Supreme Court in Danial Latifi v. Union of India
33 Under the Constitution of India, Freedom of religion does not give the power to Regulate Law and order
34 Which among the following is not a part of the Directive Principles of State Policy?
Provisions for Work and maternity relief
Village panchayats
Adult education
International Peace and Security
Adult education
35 Parliament of India consists of Upper House, Lower House and President
36 Power to summon the house of the Parliament is vested with President
37 Right to Pollution free Environment comes under Article 21 Right to Life
38 Section 66a of IT act was struck down in Shreya singhal vs union of India
39 Supreme court gave legal recognition to Third genders in National Legal Services Authority v Union of India
40 42nd Amendment Act were declared as null and void by the Supreme Court in Minerva mills vs union of India
41 Basic structure doctrine was laid down in which case Keshavnanada bharati vs state of kerala
42 In which landmark case the Supreme Court held that the Second marriage of Hindu man is invalid even if he converts to Islam before marriage Sarla Mudgal vs. Union Of India
43 It was held that preamble is not a part of the Indian Constitution, the case is Berubari Union(I), Re
44 Supreme Court held that Parliament has the right to amend the Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution in Shankari Prasad v. Union of India
45 Fundamental Rights were considered as Inviolable part of the Indian Constitution in Golak Nath vs. the State of Punjab
46 Supreme Court of India held that the power of judicial review vested in the High court under Article 226 and right to move the Supreme Court under Article 32 is an integral and essential feature of the Constitution in Chandra Kumar v. Union of India
47 Whether Narco-analysis/ Polygraph test without consent is allowed? prohibited in all cases
48 Is Trafficking of human beings is Prohibited in the Constitution of India. Yes

 

 

SNo Legal Term/Question Answer
49 Writ of habeas corpus is a Constitutional Remedy
50 A writ by which the decision of the lower court is quashed by higher Court because it was based on irregular procedure is known as Certiorari
51 "Directive Principle of State Policy is the conscience of the Constitution which embody the social philosophy of the constitution" was said by: Granville Austin
52 Former chief of Police of a state was held guilty of Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty in case of.. Shri K.P.S Gill vs. Rupan Deol Bajaj
53 In which case the court ruled that grants cannot change the minority nature of the Institution St. Stepehens vs. University of Delhi
54 In which case the Court held that depiction of preparation violence is not in contravention of Constitution Ramesh Dalal v. Union of India
55 In which case was the first one in which conviction happened under the I.T Act 2000 Tamil Nadu v. Suhas Katti 2004
56 Which case laid that reservations cannot be provided in Pvt. Educational Institutions P.A Inamdar v State of Maharashtra
57 The National Emblem and the Seal of the Government of India is a replica of the Capital of Ashoka's pillar at Sarnath
58 The National Emblem and Seal was adopted on January 26, 1950
59 The design of the Dharma Chakra is of the wheel which appears on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital. The Dharma Chakra has 24 spokes
60 The Directive Principles of State Policy are directly concerned with Social Justice, Economic Justice and Political Justice
61 When was the Constitution passed and accepted by the Constituent assembly 26th November, 1949
62 Contempt of court means Both civil contempt and criminal contempt
63 The Constituent Assembly met for the first time on December 9, 1946
64 The Constituent Assembly was not a sovereign body in the beginning but it became a sovereign body after 15th August 1947
65 Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee to prepare a Draft Constitution of India Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
66 The 93rd Constitution Amendment deals with the Continuation of reservation for backward classes in government employment
67 June 3 Plan was also known as the Mountbatten Plan
68 Which was the original due date announced by Mr. Attlee, Prime Minister of England, for transfer of power to the Indians June 1948
69 Is Indian Constitution Written, Unwritten and Flexible Yes
70 Which is the major source of the Indian Constitution Government of India Act, 1935
71 Judicial Review was was borrowed from which Country America
72 The concepts of Rule of Law, Single Citizenship, and parliamentary form of Government was borrowed from Which country United Kingdom

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