Category: Law Question Papers


468. Bar to taking cognizance after lapse of the period of limitation in criminal matter

(1)Except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Code, no Court, shall take cognizance of an offence of the category specified in sub-section (2), after the expiry of the period of limitation.

(2)The period of limitation shall be-

(a)six months, if the offence is punishable with fine only;

(b)one year, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year;

(c)three years, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term exceeding one year but not exceeding three years.

(3)For the purposes of this section, the period of limitation, in relation to offences which may be tried together, shall be determined with reference to the offence which is punishable with the more severe punishment or, as the case may be, the most severe punishment.

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(MCQs)on Crime and Criminology-4Th Set

Criminology: Definition and Scope; Criminology and other Social Sciences; Criminology
vs. Criminal Justice. Structure of Criminal Justice System in India; Role of Legislature
and Law making; Coordination among Criminal Justice System. Participation of Victims
and Witnesses in the Criminal Justice Process. Crime Prevention: Neighbourhood
Involvement, Situational Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention through Environmental
Design (CPTED), Electronic Monitoring.


The Patents Act, 1970 was amended in 1999, 2002 and finally in 2005 to provide for product patents in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and agro-chemicals and bring in other necessary amendments in line with Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Patents Rules have been commensurately amended, initially as Patent Rules, 2003, which were further amended in 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. India became signatory to Patent
Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 1998. Consequently, patent filing in India, including National Phase
applications under PCT, has increased exponentially. Indian Patent Office is a major PCT filing
country and also functions as ISA/IPEA under PCT.

MCQs on Crime and Criminology-2nd Set

Criminology consists of three principal divisions, as follows; [a) the sociology of law, which is an attempt at scientific analysis of the conditions under which criminal laws develop and which is seldom included in general books on criminology; (b) criminal aetiology, which is an attempt at scientific analysis of the causes of crime; and
c) penology, which is concerned with the control of crime. The term “penology” is unsatisfactory because this division includes many methods of control which are not penal in character.

MCQs on Crime and Criminology-1st Set


Criminology is the body of knowledge regarding crime as a social phenomenon. It includes within its scope the proce.sses of making laws, of breaking laws, and of reacting toward the breaking of laws.  These processes are three aspects of a somewhat unified sequence of interactions.