Legal Knowledge Quiz – 1


This Quiz is a mixed bad and has 25 questions to test your Legal Awareness. Select the answers and click “Next”. Time yourself for 10 minutes. (one shouldn’t take more than that to answer these questions). All the answers and explanations will be displayed after the completion of the quiz. Go ahead… All the best!!

1. The age of retirement for Judges of the High Court as prescribed by the Constitution is?

2. In 1999, the Supreme Court, on Presidential reference, opined that the Chief Justice of India must make recommendation for the appointment of a High Court Judge in consultation with?

3. The 42nd Amendment deals with?

4. Ad-hoc Judges are :

5. Which article of our Constitution deals with untouchability?

6. Article 240 deals with :

7. The most recent amendment made to the Constitution (11th November 2010) is :

8. What does the 93rd Amendment deal with?

9. The Article to deal with Power of Governor to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislature is :

10. In S.R Bommai v. Union of India, a landmark case, which article was discussed in detail?

11. The very famous 61st Amendment dealt with :

12. The 10th Amendment deals with the acquisition of Dadra and Nagar Haveli from Portugal. What does the 12th Amendment deal with?

13. The 13th Amendment brought with it the creation of a new State. Which State?

14. Which language was included as a National Language under the 21st Amendment?

15. This Amendment has been very controversial. It deals with Protection of regional rights in Telangana and Andhra regions of State of Andhra Pradesh. Which amendment do I speak of?

16. From which country’s constitution was the ‘Directive Principles of State Policy’ adopted?

17. Emergency provisions in our Constitution were influenced from which Constitution?

18. From which Constitution was the Concept of a Five Year Plan borrowed into the Indian Constitution?

19. How many judges sat on the Bench in the case of Keshavanand Bharati v. Union of India?

20. The Constituent Assembly Chair-person was?

21. The very first Article of the Indian Constitution deals with?

22. The Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. If he’s unable to attend proceedings, who takes his place temporarily?

23. How many States have bicameral State Legislatures in the Country?

24. Chairman of the Planning Commission is :

25. Which of the following is not required of a candidate for the post of President of India?

Made by : Karthik Suresh


  1. very frequently asked questions!! but easy ones…these questions and many similar facts are things thaat all serious clat aspirants must know by the end of their preparation…

    also abt Q. 20 : Sachidanandan Sinha was the first chairman of the assembly, though temporary…

  2. THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTHAMENDMENT) BILL, 2010ABILLfurther to amend the Constitution of India.BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:—1. (1) This Act may be called the Constitution (One Hundred and Fourteenth

    Amendment) Act, 2010.(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notificationin the Official Gazette, appoint.2. In article 217 of the Constitution, in clause (1), for the words “sixty-two years”, thewords “sixty-five years” shall be substituted.3. In article 224 of the Constitution, in clause (3), for the words “sixty-two years”, thewords “sixty-five years” shall be substituted.
    I got 18……:D

    and importan Ques though Legal Gk Might be excluded …Is it very importan to learn those ARTICLES>…

  3. @ Anjuli … we thought Legal GK might help just in case it comes in CLAT (though we are sure it wont), in NLU Delhi and in Symbiosis’s exams. Its not at all necessary to mug or read these articles. Just remember which one is for what. (not all… few important ones only).

  4. yo aymen chill out man………and yeah anjuli not oly the supplements it was quite prominent in the news,and i did quite a lot of consti 4 last years prep…… i really didn’t do all the amendments oly the very prominent ones…..and the most recent amendment (11th november 2010??)
    and a really good quiz karthik 😉 scored 16

    • Anjuli, I am sorry, I apologize.

      But please, value our work – look at the supplements page and the Doses page from time to time. Please.

  5. @asad:-recently supreme court has passed 114 amendment act that says now the HIGH COURT judges will be reitred after attaining the age of 65.

  6. hey aymen!!!!!!!

    even i wanted 2 ask u d same ques……… all the stuffs dat i hv wid me it says the answer 2 question 1 is 65 yrs………… plz help me out !!!!!!!!

  7. @ Chinmayee… No mate, for Trial court judges, its 60. For High Court judges, its 62 and for Supreme Court Judges, its 65. There was a proposed amendment and it might become an act if passed by the parliament. But, for now its what I said above. (plz dont question this… my dad’s a District Judge and I confirmed this with him..okay? )

  8. Good quiz!
    Scored 17 (2 guesses though :P)

    @Aymen: I don’t think you need to apologize for anything. As it is you guys are doing a great job to help us out. Kudos to all. \m/
    @Anjuli: Please don’t be so sensitive. Those words had a lot of substance and sentiment 😛

    Regarding the retirement age of High Court judges, it stands at 62 as far as I know. Indeed the proposal to raise it to 65 has been cleared by the cabinet, but it still needs to pass many obstacles (both houses of Parliament; standing committees; President etc) to be enforceable. So as of now, its 62. In fact there have been proposals to raise the retirement ages of district judges to 62 (from 60).

    Another point that many people raise is regarding the no. of amendments. This number game has been troubling me for quite sometime and the 7th question has only complexed this conundrum for me. I will write some points that I believe are true acc. to m y knowledge. Kindly correct me where I falter:

    a] My LST module says there have been total of 94 amendments with the 94th one being on June 12, 2006 providing a new Minister of Tribal Welfare for the states of Jharkhand & Chattisgarh, same what has been stated for 96th amendment on 11th Nov, 2010 in question 7! Kindly clear the air.
    b] The figures exceeding 94, even going over 110 for the no. of amendments are “Bills” and have yet no been passed by the Parliament. For eg: 108th Amendment Bill for 33% reservation for women in L.S and state legislatures. So since this particular bill has been numbered at 108, there must be some other pending bills between 95-108 and those above 108. So suppose the Parliament passes this 108th Bill tomorrow, then would it become the 95th Constitutional Amendment (assuming the present figure stands at 94) or it would still be called the 108th Constitutional Amendment?? Common sense says it should be the former.
    Plz clarify point-wise. Thanks!

    • – Standing Committees, Cabinet, Parliament, President – that is the sequence I know of. The Standing Committees are really not much of value on paper, the Cabinet and Parliament hold the real power. The President has no real power.

      – The number is 94 (confirmed it from every government website I could lay my hands on). There will be bills wanting to amend the constitution, but they are bills. So once the Constitution 13456 Amendment Bill is passed, it becomes the Constitution Amendment 95th Act. Get it?

      – I’ve no idea about the 96th Amendment Act. I googled, didn’t find anything at all. So, till then, 94 Amendments is what you should follow. However, the editors looking at quizzes have no interaction with the GK team (so that we don’t limit ourselves to our own resources). Asad, after Eid might be in a better position to help.

      – Look at the second point. 🙂

  9. The 96th Amendment is just some random option I made. There is no such thing. The correct ans. is the 94th.
    As regards to the Judges Retirement Age – It is 62! Only after the age increase is ENFORCED, shall we make changes to the question.
    @ Vishal – I liked the way you put your point across. It was clear and simple. Whether you make it in the CLAT is left to the will of the Lord and hard work, but you will surely become a good litigator. Keep the work running and you’ll surely make it.

    • correect answer is 95 The Constitution (Ninety-fifth Amendment) Act, 2009. Date on which the Act came into force: 25-01-2010

  10. good website.. refreshing design .
    cheked it out when i saw somewhere online that it was put up together by nalsar students.
    grt to see such an intiative coming from the juniors.. in our time we were to busy fooling around instead of doing something wothwhile.

    P.S do they actually take the article numbers that seriously in CLAT. i got only a 18 in the test

  11. @ DJ… Thanks a lot for your kind words. The whole idea for the inception of this website is to help CLAT Aspirants and create a platform where they could talk to people who cracked CLAT.

    And yes… CLAT is very tough these days… Taking the talented ones out of 20,000 candidates will obviously need a tough exam.

    btw, Which batch of NALSAR were you in?

  12. Rishika and Neel Kamal – Thanx for pointing out the error. It is indeed seven. J&K also has a bicameral legislature.
    You guys are informed – that’s good for you.

  13. Bicameral legislation :

    1. up
    2. J&k
    4. Bihar
    5. karnataka ( i guess it is the latest )
    6. Maha.
    ??? wat else ???

    btw got 15…..:(……… Articles killed me !!! 🙁

  14. Yeah man. If you followed the discussions above you wouldn’t have asked this.
    The 110th Amendment is still in Bill stage. Bills are just bills, and not law. The latest Amendment that is lawful is the 94th.

  15. Hey 🙂

    I scored 17 …not that good :/ But As far as I am aware the reitrement age of the SC Judges is 65 years 
    and India had Bicameral Legislatures only in 6 states….Tamil Nadu has a Unicameral Legislature 

    sooo scored 19 :/

  16. A village officer came to know that some men are trying to remove some survey stones and was rushing to the scene to stop the wrongdoing. He sees a known villager on the way and asks him to join him in the task. The villager agrees and goes with the village officer. There was a scuffle and both the village officer and the villager get hurt. FIR was filed and case registered with Police. Police wants to charge the trouble makers for attacking the two public servants. The trouble makers argue that the villager is not a public servant. Who is right?

    • i think the trouble makers will loose it because the principles not only speak of any person,having statutory authority to prevent wrongdoings,in public interest but also of “any person who believes himself to be bound by law to do it”.
      if we observe the general cases in the real life screanario,there are many occasions where common public has proved helpful for the authority to prevent any crime or,the the case shall fall towards the villagers and the culprits shall be liable.

    • planning commission chairmen will be prime minister, at present Narendra modi, and present vice chairmen was Arvind panagariya

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