Reasoning the Reason



1. PRINCIPLE: A person shall not be guilty of contempt of court on the ground that he has published (whether by words, spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representations, or otherwise) any matter which interferes or tends to interfere with, or obstructs or tends to obstruct, the course of justice in connection with any civil or criminal proceeding pending at that time of publication, if at that time he had no reasonable grounds for believing that the proceeding was pending.

FACTS : Mr. ‘X’ delivered a lecture at a local Rotary Club in favour of an accused who is prosecuted for assaulting a police officer. He said that the accused is a victim of prevailing corruption in the judiciary and he knows that the accused is going to be punished by the Court for being honest. Mr. ‘X’ is charged for committing contempt of Court.
(a) Mr. ‘X’ has not committed contempt of Court.
(b) Mr. ‘X’ has committed contempt of Court.
(c) Mr. ‘X’ has dishonoured the Court.
(d) Mr. ‘X’ shall be acquitted because he is an honest man.

2.PRINCIPLE: Advertisement of magic remedy is a punishable offence. Magic remedy includes a talisman, mantra kavacha, and any other charm of any kind which is alleged to possess miraculous powers for or in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation treatment or prevention of any disease in human beings or animals or for affecting or influencing in any way the structure or any organic function of the body of human beings or animals.

FACTS: Rajesh is a staunch believer of divine powers of Baba Devram, and believes that anybody who touches Baba’s feet shall be cured of any disease. He published a news item in a national daily explaining his experience and powers of Baba. Whether Rajesh has committed the offence of advertisement of magical remedy?
(a) Yes, Rajesh has committed the offence.
(b) Yes, Rajesh and national daily both have committed the offence.
(c) No, Rajesh has not committed any offence.
(d) Rajesh has not but national daily has committed the offence.
The answers are: 1. (b); 2. (c).


1. In a certain code language, ‘bey das kat’ means ‘wise and clever’; ‘das som jona’ means ‘clever young boy’; ‘zup jona oon’ means ‘young means fresh’. Which is the word for ‘boy’ in that code language?
(a) som
(b) das
(c) kat
(d) jona.

2. If in a certain code TWELVE is written as 863203 and TWENTY is written as 863983, then what is the code for ELEVEN?
(a) 724532
(b) 323039
(c) 230393
(d) 273452.

3. Complete the series choosing the missing letters.
a _ bbc _ aab _ cca _ bbcc
(a) a, b, b, a
(b) c, a, b, a
(c) a, c, b, a
(d) b, a, c, b.

4. In a family it is known that Mabbra is the maternal uncle of Cabbra. Shabbra, Dabbra’s sister has a son Cabbra and a daughter Jabbra. Abbra is the son of Dabbra. What is Mabbra’s relation to Jabbra?
(a) Niece
(b) Sister
(c) Maternal Uncle
(c) Nephew.
The answers are: 1. (a); 2. (b); 3. (c); 4. (c).


1. Statement: Footpaths of a busy road are crowded with vendors selling cheap items.
Courses of Action:
I. The help of police should be sought to drive them away.
II. Some space should be provided to them where they can earn their bread without blocking footpaths.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Either I or II follows
(d) Both I and II follow.

2. Statement: Should there be a law to punish parents who get their minor children married?
I. Yes, a minor girl is physiologically not prepared to conceive a baby.
II. No, this has been a custom prevailing since many centuries.
(a) Only argument I is strong.
(b) Only argument II is strong.
(c) Either I or II is strong.
(d) Neither I nor II is strong.
The answers are: 1. (d); 2. (a).

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