Judicial Service

WB Higher Judicial Service Preliminary Exam Paper-2020 with answer

Examination held on 21/12/2020



1George Floyd
2As of today, the apex court has 30 judges. Once the new judges take oath, the strength will go up to 34, the highest ever.
3The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan 
4Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake
5Judge of a High Court shall, before he/she enters upon his office, make and subscribe before the Governor of the State
6c- Justice Bhagawati
8b- Rita fariya
13The controversy has now been set at rest by the Limitation Act, 1963. Art. 135 of the new Act prescribes a period of limitationof three years for an application for enforcement of a decree granting a mandatory injunction whereas the proviso to Art. 136 expressly stipulates that an application for the enforcement or execution of a decree granting a perpetual injunction shall not be subject to any period of limitation. The distinction between a mandatory injunction and a perpetual (prohibitory) injunction is obvious. Art. 135 relates to mandatory injunction only. Art. 136 covers within its scope perpetual injunctions. An application to enforce a decree granting a perpetual injunction is not subject to any limitation.
14 C- Voyeurism under the Indian Penal Code, 1860, section-354C describes the act as, “Viewing and/or capturing the image of a girl or woman going about her private acts, where she thinks that no one is watching her. Explanation -Where the victim consents to the capture of the images or any act, but not to their dissemination to third persons and where such image or act is disseminated, such dissemination shall be considered an offence under this section.
15326 A IPC-Whoever causes permanent or partial damage or deformity to, or bums or maims or disfigures or disables, any part or parts of the body of a person or causes grievous hurt by throwing acid1 on or by administering acid to that person, or by using any other means with the intention of causing or with the knowledge that he is likely to cause such injury or hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to imprisonment for life, and with fine;

Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses of the treatment of the victim;
16B- SEC-3 DV ACT-Explanation I.—For the purposes of this section,—
(i) “physical abuse” means any act or conduct
which is of such a nature as to cause bodily pain, harm, or
danger to life, limb, or health or impair the health or development of the aggrieved person and includes assault, criminal intimidation
and criminal force;
(ii) “sexual abuse” includes any conduct of a sexual nature that abuses, humiliates, degrades or otherwise violates the dignity of woman;
(iii) “verbal and emotional abuse” includes—
(a) insults, ridicule, humiliation, name-calling and insults or ridicule specially with regard to not having a child or a male child; and
(b) repeated threats to cause physical pain to any person in whom the aggrieved person is interested;
(iv) “economic abuse” includes—
(a) deprivation of all or any economic or financial resources to which the aggrieved
18D- REAAD FURTHER Revocation Of Probate or Letters of Administration
20 Under the Muslim law, a gift in favour of a child in the womb is valid provided such child is born alive within six month from the date OF THE GIFT

Orders appealable.— An appeal shall lie to the High Court from an order made by a

(a) under section 7, appointing or declaring or refusing to appoint or declare a guardian; or,
(b) under section 9, sub-section (3), returning an application ; or,
(c) under section 25, making or refusing to make an order for the return of a ward to the
custody of his guardian; or,
(d) under section 26, refusing leave for, the removal of award from the limits of the jurisdiction
of the Court, or imposing conditions with respect thereto; or,
(e) under section 28 or section 29, refusing permission to a guardian to do an act referred to in
the section; or,
(f) under section 32, defining, restricting or extending the powers of a guardian ; or,
(g) under section 39, removing a guardian ; or,
(h) under section 40, refusing to discharge a guardian; or,
(i) under section 43, regulating the conduct or proceedings of a guardian or settling a matter in
difference between joint guardians, or enforcing the order ; or,
(j) under section 44 or section 45, imposing a penalty.
23SEC 6. Right of intermediary to retain certain lands– (c) non-agricultural land in his Khas possession including land held under him by any person, not being a tenant, by leave or license, not exceeding fifteen acres in area, and excluding any land retained under clause (a)-Provided that the total area of land retained by an intermediary under clauses (a) and (c) shall not exceed twenty acres, as may be chosen by him- [ANS-D]
25ID ACT SEC 25-C. Right of workmen laid-off for compensation .—Whenever a workman (other than a badli workman or a casual workman) whose name is borne on the muster-rolls of an industrial establishment and who has completed not less than one year of continuous service under an employer is laid-off, whether continuously or intermittently, he shall be paid by the employer for all days during which he is so laid-off, except for such weekly holidays as may intervene, compensation which shall be equal to fifty per cent. of the total of the basic wages and dearness allowance that would have been payable to him had he not been so laid-off:- ANS-C

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