Essay type questions on Evidence Act


  1.  Explain what is not evidence before a court of law. In this line whether an affidavit can be said as evidence of a fact?
  2. What is fact in issue? How it is different from relevant fact?
  3. Whether a Dying declaration is a conclusive proof for establishing dowry death?
  4. What is permissible hearsay evidence?
  5. Whether inferential evidence has any place under the scheme of Indian Evidence Act ?
  6. Whether Circumstantial evidence needs corroboration?
  7.  A Police officer[IO] submitted several documents with his Report, but at the time of trial, the prosecution failed to identify any document or to mark as Court Exhibit- Explain the consequences with the help of law.
  8. How to prove motive and intention in a rape case?
  9. At the time of search for an offence of Murder, police recovered a laptop, some incriminating photos from the hard disk, how the prosecution shall prove the relevancy of recovered articles?
  10. What is an admission? Whether admission is direct evidence or indirect evidence?
  11. What is secondary evidence? How to prove a xerox copy of a certified registered gift deed?
  12. How to prove a Will, where both the attesting witnesses died earlier?
  13. In a suit for partition, the plaintiff produced Land Records – whether he needs to prove the same?
  14. What is Estoppel? What is the evidentiary value of it?
  15. In which cases Indirect oral evidence shall be permitted?
  16. Where evidence recorded through VDO Conferencing in a Criminal trial is valid?
  17. Explain the evidentiary value of CCTV footage?
  18. Distinguish between the presumption of law and presumption of facts?
  19. Whether illegally collected Evidence by police is admissible?
  20. Elucidate the credibility of Defence evidence in a murder trial.
  21. What is a judicial proceeding?
  22. An eyewitness said there was rape, but the doctor said there was no rape – who shall be believed.
  23. Explain section 144 of the Evidence Act.
  24.  A Judge to decide as to the admissibility of evidence u/s 136- Explain.
  25. When a witness shall be compelled to answer a specific question? whether a scandalous question can be asked u/s 147?

Write short notes :


  1. Res gastae
  2. Hearsay Evidence
  3. Accomplice
  4. Test identification parade
  5. Plea of alibi
  6. Leading question
  7. Cross-examination
  8. Character evidence
  9. Confession Statement
  10. Number of witnesses
  11. Suicide note
  12. Extra-Judicial confession
  13. Hostile witness
  14. Public records
  15. Benefit of doubt
  16. Child witness
  17. Corpus delicti
  18. Evidence of approver
  19. Identification in court
  20. The probative value of a piece of  evidence
  21. Police custody
  22. Discovery
  23. FSL Report
  24. The opinion of Handwriting Expert
  25. Private document
  26. Onus probandi
  27. Refreshing memory
  28. Proof beyond reasonable doubt

Law Question Bank for College Examination and Judicial Services

Check also

Glossary Indian Evidence Act


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