40 Descriptive questions on Constitutional Law of India

HIGHER JUDICIAL SERVICE EXAMINATION

  1. How far the Independence of Judiciary is ensured under the Constitution of India ?
  2. What are the requirements of a just legal system?
  3. Explain ideal judicial behaviour.
  4. The new dimension of ‘Right to Life – elaborate with case laws.
  5. While referring to relevant Constitutional provisions and case law discuss the evolution, nature and content of the right to safe and decent environment in India.
  6. In the light of the decision of the Supreme Court in Keshavnand Bharati V. State of Kerala, examine the Amending Power of the Parliament provided under Article 368 of the Constitution of India.
  7. The Supreme Court of India’s decision in T.N. Seshan V. Union of India has brought out a new approach towards the functioning of Election Commission of India.’ – Comment.
  8. Examine the distribution of legislative powers between the Union and the States ensured under the Constitution of India.
  9. On what grounds judicial review of administrative action can be exercised ? What are the conditions for the grant of quo-warranto by the court ?
  10. Explain the doctrine of ‘bias’ with the help of decided cases.
  11. Explain the ‘Doctrine of precedent’ as developed by Indian Judiciary.
  12. Explain the doctrine ‘Nemo Debet-Proeadem Causa bis Vexari.’
  13. While referring to provisions of the Forest Conservation Act and the relevant case law critically examine the role of the apex judiciary in the development of forest jurisprudence in India.
  14. Explain the doctrine of Eclipse.
  15. How far ‘Lie Detector Test’ is constitutionally permissible?
  16. Doctrine of Stare-decisis in India and its relevance in applying foreign judgments in India.
  17. Explain Judicial control of administrative discretion.
  18. Judicial Review of Administrative discretion.
  19. Explain the notion of ‘error apparent on the face of the record.
  20. ‘All the theories of juristic personality are so close to each other that they lead to lot of confusion.’ Comment on the light of Ram Janmobhumi case.
  21. The protection given under the Constitution of India against Arbitrary Arrest & Detention.
  22. ‘The Constitution has ensured certain rights to the Minorities under Article 30.’ –Examine.
  23. How far the ‘Fundamental Rights’ and the ‘Directive Principles of State Policy’ are interrelated to ensure constitutional objectives.
  24. The fundamental principle of Criminal Justice system is that ‘No person shall be prosecuted and punished for the same offence more than once’. – Comment.
  25. In the light of the decision of the Supreme Court in D.C. Wadhwa v. State of Bihar, examine the ordinance making power of the Governor under the Constitution of India.
  26. What are the controls on the abuse of administrative discretion in India.
  27. Explain the content and scope of ‘Expost Facto Laws’ under the Constitution of India.
  28. Discuss the meaning of ‘Refugee’ and distinguish it from Stateless persons.
  29. The content and scope of ‘Obiter dicta’.
  30. Discuss vicarious liability of the State.
  31. Legal aspects of Sustainable Development.
  32. The Supreme Court of India is also called as ‘A Court of Record.’ – Discuss.
  33. Secularism is the foundation of democracy- Explain
  34. Legal status of precautionary principle in India.
  35. Doctrine of Indoor Management-Explain
  36. Briefly discuss about the privileges and immunities given to the Parliament and its members.
  37. Examine the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court with special reference to ‘Appellate Jurisdiction’.
  38. Explain the doctrine of Ultra Vires with the help of decided cases.
  39. Examine the constitutional validity of ‘the Narco Analysis Test’ in the light of Right against self incrimination.
  40. Explain the notion of ‘reasoned decisions’.