Divine Institute for Judicial services


Mains Test Series
Indian Penal Code, 1860

Maximum Marks - 200
Time - 3 Hrs

  • Write short note on:      [10 marks]
    (i) Locus Poenitentiae
    (ii) Special Law
    (iii) Doctrine of Causation
    (iv) Preparation
    (v) Accident
  • The Indian Penal Code not only gives exception against involuntary intoxication but also against voluntary intoxication. Explain the circumstances under which voluntary intoxication can be exempted under section 86 with the help of relevant case laws and illustrations.      [5 marks]
  • A intended to steal an umbrella from a club of which he was a member. He opened that closet, chose an umbrella and took it away. Late, it turned out that the umbrella was his own which he had lost a week earlier. Discuss whether 'A' has committed any offence.      [15 marks]
  • 4. Explain and elucidate the difference between
    (i) Kidnapping and kidnapping for ransom
    (ii) Criminal misappropriation of property and criminal breach of Trust
    (iii) Wrongful Restraint and Illegal Confinement
    (iv) Criminal rashness and criminal negligence      [5x4=20 marks]
  • Is handwritten modification made by accused in balance sheet is significant alteration within the meaning of section 193 IPC?      [10 marks]
  • A was a minister and while he was siting on the treasury benches, B a member of the Assembly called him a thief and accused him of taking bribe in a case. B further repeated his allegations outside the Assembly Chamber. A lodged a complaint for defamation against B for both the incidents. Point out what defences, if any are open to B.      [10 marks]
  • Section 304 B IPC endeavors to address those situations where Murders or Suicides are masqueraded as accidents. Comment.      [10 marks]
  • B claimed to be proof against a sharpened instrument and invited A to get the fact tested. A cut B on arm but B bled to death. Decide the liability of A.      [10 marks]
  • A boy of 13 years studying in class IX created indiscipline in the class. Even after the warning of the teacher he didn't mend himself. The teacher caned him. During caning he removed his hand and one cane fell on another student and he was permanently deprived of his one eye sight. Decide the liability of the teacher.      [10 marks]
  • (i) "There is much difference in the scope and applicability of Sec. 34 and 149 though they have some resemblance and are to some extent overlapping"
    (ii) Once it is established that all the accused came at the place of incident with a common intention to kill the deceased it is immaterial whether any of the accused who shared common intention has use any weapon or not and/or any of them caused any injury on the deceased. Comment and refer recent case law.
    (iii) A and B decided to loot a bank and for that purpose they collect all necessary implements and weapons. Later on A leaves the city and therefore doesn't join B. What offence, if any is committed by A. ?      [5x3=15 marks]
  • The doctrine of 'locus standi' is totally foreign to criminal jurisdiction. Discuss.      [10 marks]
  • X, while driving a car killed a cow belong to Y and thereby caused loss to him what offence A has committed.      [10 marks]
  • "Capital punishment can be awarded only in rearrest of rare cases." In the sentencing process what are the 'mitigating' and 'aggravating circumstances. Is sentencing policy more judge-centric than principle-centric ?      [15 marks]
  • Find out the test to distinguish the state of intoxication and state of unsoundness of mind within legal provisions.      [05 marks]
  • A, a Hindu drives a pig in the direction of a mosque where there is a Muslim congregation for prayers. Is this an offence? Give reasons      [05 marks]
  • A, a prostitute communicated venereal disease to a man who had sexual intercourse with her on the strength of the representation that she was free from any disease. Discuss the criminal liability of A, if any.      [10 marks]
  • Keeping in view the recent Supreme Court verdict on sedition law, bring out the reason as to whether the law must be fully scrapped or not ?      [10 marks]