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Interview Questions For Judicial Service Aspirants

Q.1. What is the time limit of a caveat?

Ans. 90 days

Q.2.   Explain Kelsen’s Grundnorm?

Ans. A norm can derive its validity from another higher norm; this higher norm derives its validity from another higher norm. This derivation continues but ultimately there is a norm on which all other norms rest.

Q.3.   what is the effect of compounding of an offence under section 320 CrPC?

Ans. Acquittal of the accused.

Q.4.   Whether the court has the power to condone delay under the Criminal Procedure Code?

Ans. Yes.

Q.5    Whether the Magistrate has the power to quash an FIR?

Ans. No.

Q.6    Define decree holder?

Ans. A person in whose favour a decree has been passed or an order capable of execution has been passed.

Q.7    Whether the Fundamental Duties were there in the original draft of the Constitution of India?

Ans. No, Fundamental Duties were later on added in the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment Act, 1976.

Q.8    How many fundamental duties are mentioned in the Constitution of India?

Ans. Eleven, the last one was added by the 86th Amendment Act, 2002.

Q.9.   What is the effect of delay in filing the First Information Report (FIR)?

Ans. Mere delay in filing an FIR by itself is not sufficient to reject the prosecution case unless there are indications of fabrication of the FIR.

Q.10.  What is the time limit for a review of judgment by a court other than the Supreme Court?

Ans. 30 days.

Q.11.  What is Public Nuisance?

Ans. When an injury is caused to the public in general, it is a case of public nuisance.

Q.12.  Is Preamble a part of the Constitution of India?

Ans. No.

Q.13.  Difference between Abetment by Conspiracy and Criminal Conspiracy?

Ans. In abetment by conspiracy, the act must  take place in pursuance of an agreement between the conspirators  whereas even an agreement to do a merely illegal act, or a legal act by illegal means may amount to criminal conspiracy.

Q.14.  Difference between Riot and Affray?

Ans. Riot can be committed even in a private place whereas Affray is committed in a public place.

Q.15. What is the order of examination?

Ans.       Witnesses shall be first examined-in-chief, then (if the adverse party so desires) cross-examined, then (if the party calling him so desires) re-examined.

NOTE: These are sample questions for interview. The answers are suggestive. Kindly verify from the basic documents, judgments, gazette notifications or recommended textbooks in case of doubts.


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