Sunday, April 29, 2012


Below are the questions asked in JCJ 2012 Screening Exam held on 29 April 2012.
The answers given are suggestive, if anyone could find more appropriate answer, please comment on it.


Lease Act – 3
1.      Building includes  --- any house or hut … and also includes gardens and garage
2.      Controller means  --- not below rank of Tahsildar
3.      Conversion of residential into non-residential  --- with writing permission of controller

Domestic Violence - 2
4.      Domestic relationship means   --- joint family, nucleus family, residing with abuser [All of the above]
5.      Power of Magistrate in Domestic Violence --- to give protection order

Registration Act - 2
6.      Registered document prevails over unregistered document  --- S. 50
7.      Destruction of unclaimed documents except Will  --- 2 years

Limitation Act – 5
8.      Enforcement of mandatory injunction  --- 3 years
9.      Acknowledgement of liability after limitation period  --- Is of no effect
10.  Limitation period for obstruction to easement acquired u/s 25 LA  --- 2 years
11.  S. 18(2) LA, Oral evidence can be given when acknowledgement is  --- Undated
12.  Section 4 of Limitation Act applies --- only if on the opening day the plaint is presented before the proper court.

Specific Relief Act - 5
13.  Mandatory Injunction  --- S. 39 SRA
14.  Temporary Injunction, which among following is not correct  --- granted permanently [Option ‘a’]
15.  S.26 SRA Rectification of instrument, Mistake  --- Mistake in framing instrument, Mutual, Bilateral [All the above]
16.  Perpetual Injunction is  --- Judicial Process, Preventive, [All the above]
17.  Declaratory Decree  --- can be declined

Easement - 3
18.  Dominant Heritage  --- land for beneficial enjoyment of which right exist
19.  Easement can be extinguished  --- when dominant owner releases it expressly or impliedly
20.  Easement is  --- right in rem

Transfer of Property - 5
21.  Gift to many of whom one does not accept  --- void as to interest which would have taken had he accepted [Option ‘c’]
22.  Notice u/s 111 TPA can be waived  --- with express or implied consent of the person to whom notice is given
23.  Lis Pendens  --- Public policy
24.  Unborn person acquires vested in property  --- when he is born [Option ‘d’ – None of the above]
25.  Suit debarring mortgagor from redemption  --- Suit for foreclosure

Hindu Marriage Act - 3
26.  Section 5(i) of Hindu Marriage Act introduces  ---Monogamy
27.  With decree of dissolution of marriage court may grant  ---Permanent alimony and maintenance (S. 25)
28.  In absence of any proceeding under Hindu Marriage Act, the order of custody, maintenance and education of minor children can be decided by  --- Guardianship Court

Hindu Succession Act - 6
29.  One person is said to be an ____ of another if the two are related by blood or adopted wholly through males   --- Agnate
30.  when they are descended from a common ancestor but by different wives – Half blood
31.  Family arrangement  --- binds all members including minors and children in womb
32.  Suit for partition is filed  --- No effect in share by subsequent births and deaths in family
33.  Mode of succession  --- Per capita and not per stripes; and as tenants in common, not as joint tenants
34.  In suit if one branch of family does not object then  --- it does not operate as resjudicata to the other branch.

Indian Evidence Act - 9
35.  Admission  --- is admissible when made by agent authorized in Civil proceeding; and not admissible if made by agent in Criminal proceeding
36.  Civil – Preponderance of possibilities; Criminal – beyond reasonable doubt
37.  Where there can be no estoppel  --- Attestation of Deed
38.  Section 124 IEA – Communication to be made in Official confidence
39.  Expert Evidence can be given on  --- Both Handwriting and Finger impressions
40.  Evidence includes – both Documentary and Ocular evidence
41.  All other documents not included under S. 74 IEA are  --- Private Documents (S. 75)
42.  Privilege under S. 121 IEA extends to  --- Arbitrator also
43.  Due execution and authenticatiob of a power of attorney shall be presumed under section 85 IEA when executed before & authenticated by  ---  Judge, Notary, Magistrate [All the above]

Negotiable Instrument Act – 1
44.  S. 118 NI Act, Presumption that instrument was made  --- on that date of instrument

Indian Penal Code - 14
45.  Right of Private Defence  --- S. 96 IPC
46.  Wrongful confinement  --- S. 340 IPC
47.  Swimmer not saving a person from drowning  --- No offence
48.  5 persons went to beat ‘A’ but one among them killed him with gun hiding in his clothes  --- All are liable for murder of ‘A’
49.  X instigates A a six year old boy to murder Y  --- X is guilty of offence of murder
50.  Extension of code to extra-territorial offences  --- S. 4 IPC
51.  U/s 73 IPC limit of solitary confinement  --- 3 months
52.  Doctor treating a child without consent in good faith  --- Not liable
53.  Criminal Conspiracy  --- 2 or more persons
54.  U/s 159 IPC – Both persons should actively participate in fighting [Option: None of the above]
55.  Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, etc  --- S. 153A IPC
56.  Dishonest intention preceded in  --- Theft
57.  Grave and Sudden Provocation  --- Question of fact
58.  Abetment of an offence  --- always an offence

Criminal Procedure Code – 16
59.  Under Section 468 CrPC, limitation period for offence attracting fine only  --- 6 months
60.  U/s 164 CrPC, Confession recorded by Metropolitan or Judicial Magistrate is admissible even if they are not competent to try the case.
61.  Trial, Inquiry, etc done without following procedure  --- not void unless injustice is caused (S. 462 CRPC)
62.  When a case is found to be exclusively triable by Court of Sessions u/s 209, Magistrate u/s 202 delaying the process has to  --- examine the complainant and all witnesses.
63.  Magistrate of First Class can inflict imprisonment up to 3 years and fine up to  --- 10,000
64.  Perishable goods can be sold, if no claimant appears within --- 6 months (S. 459 R/W 458)
65.  Offences other than mentioned U/S 320 CrPC  --- Non compoundable
66.  When person competent to compound an offence is dead  --- the legal representative can compound it with the permission of the court
67.  Application for Plea Bargaining can be made  --- in the court where is case is pending for trial
68.  U/s 174(1), the police officer has to give information regarding suspicious deaths to  --- Executive Magistrate
69.  Magistrate may dispense with personal attendance of accused  --- S. 205 CRPC
70.  S. 311 CRPC, Recalling of witnesses by court  --- even when evidence on both sides is closed
71.  S.311A CRPC, Magistrate may direct any person to  --- give specimen signature or handwriting
72.  Confession can be recorded  --- at any time during investigation but before commencement of inquiry or trial.
73.  If investigation is not completed in 90 days or 60 days  --- accused is entitled to be release on bail on making an application.
74.  While passing an order for disposal of property  --- the Magistrate has to decide the question of entitlement of possession without deciding the title.

Indian Contract Act - 12
75.  Bank Guarantee is a contract between  --- Bank and Beneficiary
76.  U/s 57 ICA, Reciprocal promise to do things legal and also other things illegal  --- first set of promise is contract, but second set is a void agreement.
77.  A contract is discharged by  --- both frustration and performance of contract
78.  Agreement in restraint of marriage  --- Void
79.  A contract of insurance is  --- Indemnity contract
80.  Finder of goods  --- bailee
81.  Agent does not have  --- right to sell
82.  Novation  --- Substitution of new contract
83.  Restitution stops when Repayment begins  --- minors only
84.  Termination of Agency  --- by death or insolvency of any of agent or principal
85.  Who is not an Agent  --- Independent buyer
86.  Ratification of an act can be made --- expressed or implied

Civil Procedure Code - 14
87.  O.XVI R.17  --- inspite of due diligence party could not have raised the matter before the commencement or trial.
88.  A decree can be executed by  --- court passing the decree or court where it is transferred for execution
89.  Decree by Reciprocal territory, on presentation of certified copy, can be executed by District court as if it has been passed by it  --- True.
90.  Legal Representatives of the deceased can come onto file  --- within 90 days from death of deceased
91.  O.XVIII, Commissioner cannot be appointed for  --- deciding any objections raised
92.  S.152 , Amendment of judgment, decree or orders can be made  --- by court on its own motion (or) on application of any of the parties.
93.  A sues B for 1000.  B shows that he has claim against A for 2000. In such a case  --- the two claims being both definite, pecuniary demands may be set-off.
94.  In urgent cases, a suit against government can be filed  --- without serving notice with the leave of the court.
95.  A: Women who according to customs ought not to be compelled to appear in public shall be exempt from personal appearance in Court; B: Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to exempt such women from arrest in execution of civil process in any case in which the arrest of women is not prohibited by this code  --- Both A and B are correct.
96.  In ex parte decree, the defendant can opt for  --- appeal u/s 96(2) or set aside under O.IX R.13
97.  Under O.XXIII R.3, Order must be in writing and signed by both parties.
98.  Constitutional validity of 1999 and 2002 Amendments  --- Salem Advocates Bar Association Case
99.  Abatement is  --- no offence
100.                      After arrest, the Judgment debtor can be released --- by State Government on the ground of contagious diseases; by State Government on the ground of infectious diseases; by executing court on the ground of illness [All the above]


  1. I have re-collected 97 questions so far. I will be posting it with answers by evening.

  2. hello sir, do you have any idea about the cut off marks this time.

  3. No idea about cut-off this time. But, if one is scoring more than 65 then just don't wait for results and start preparing for Mains. The Written exam may be held in June or maximum by July.

  4. thnk u sir.... wn wl be screening results?

  5. May be in month of May and maximum by June first week.

  6. question number 21 ans is valid as to interest not void as to interest.
    4th question ans joint family section 2f of the act,

  7. In reply to query on Q.21

    The salient features of the Protection from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 are as follows:

    The Act seeks to cover those women who are or have been in a relationship with the abuser where both parties have lived together in a shared household and are related by consanguinity, marriage or a relationship in the nature of marriage, or adoption; in addition relationship with family members living together as a joint family are also included. Even those women who are sisters, widows, mothers, single women, or living with the abuser are entitled to get legal protection under the proposed Act.

  8. question number 42, section 121 of evidence act is not applicable to arbitrators.

  9. sir if it is possible,pls upload the written exam question paper which was conducted in the month of january..

  10. I will post the written exam paper held on 08 Jan 2012 on

  11. JCJ Written Exam paper held on 8.1.20112 is now posted at

  12. results are expected by 17th May.

  13. What is the cutoff mark? There is news that the Cutoff mark is 70 is it true?

  14. jcj results screeing test results were announced

  15. Cut-off marks looks like 60. Total 556 candidates under Direct Recruitment are qualified for Written Exam, which is approximately 1:20 ratio (Total Posts: 28).

    The Written Exam date is 16 June 2012, Saturday.

    All the best.

  16. Some of our friends called me and asked whether to study Minor Acts such as Hindu Marriage Act, Registration Act, etc for Mains Exam.

    We do not know what questions will be asked in Exam and from which subject. Better to go through entire syllabus.

    Some important questions from Minor Acts are posted on the following site.

    All the best.

  17. No reply to the request post - Kindly reply

  18. Anybody received the HAll TIcket for Mains Exam? If so where is the center

  19. No reply to the request post - Kindly reply

  20. Hall Tickets will not be dispatched till new list is released. The Written Exam is postponed and the date will be intimidated later.

  21. Is it true some candidates are selected by adding marks?

  22. what is the problem sir why have they postponed mains examination. D u have any idea regarding the reason for postponement.

  23. i heard that some mistakes in the prelims paper,for the rectification of that mistake they are delaying mains exam date... the date wil be decide after CJ joining...

  24. can someone upload Dig Vijay model paper held today.

  25. Dig Vijay Mock Exam paper on Criminal subjects uploaded on

  26. All India Lawyers Union (AILU) is conducting Mock Exam for JCJ Mains on Sunday 29 July 2012 at Brilliant Grammar High School, Near Narayanguda Flyover, Hyderabad. The Exam commences at 9:30 am.

    All the best.

  27. Wishing the very best to all the aspirants for JCJ Written Exam, under 2012 Recruitment. May God showers His blessing and provide you with the fruits for all your Hardwork.

  28. hello sir...
    how is the pattern of mains held on 5-08-2012
    pls upload the question paper

  29. Question paper uploaded at

  30. sir, when will be the next jcj notification

  31. i heard that after completion of present notification interview schedule...

  32. sir,
    vacancy position for the year 2013 is shown as nil in highcourt website... means no notification for jcj this year anybody pls clarify me

  33. Looks like there is no notification for 2013. Its really bad news for all aspiring JCJs and more to those whose age eligibility is going to expire this year.

    Moreover, there are rumours that from next year, minimum eligibility for JCJ is 3 years of standing at bar council.

  34. thank you sir for the information, any news regarding APP notification sir

  35. APP Notification is uploaded on
    Exam Date: 09 June 2013

  36. can anybody help me in finding out prelims previous question papers? i searched many sites but i couldn't find...

  37. hello sir, I got selected as APP
    the app blog helped a lot for my preparation.
    thank you for your guidance for jcj and app aspirants.