High Court Assistant 04 – Model Questions

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1. What does the “Judicial Review” function of the Supreme Court mean?
Answer – Examine the constitutional validity of the laws

2. A writ of Mandamus can be issued by the Supreme Court to
Answer – An official to perform public duty

3. An appeal to the High Court lies in case the Session Court has awarded the punishment of
Answer – Four years or more

4. Under the Constitution, the power to issue a writ of Habeas Corpus is vested in
Answer – Both Supreme Court and High Courts

5. A writ issued by the Supreme Court compelling a quasi-Judicial/public authority to perform its mandatory duty is
Answer – Mandamus

6. How many types of writs can be issued by the Supreme Court?
Answer – Five

7. The Supreme Court of India enjoys
Answer – Original, appellate and advisory jurisdictions

8. The Judges of the High Court hold office
Answer – Till they have attained 62 years of age

9. Indian Penal Code came into operation in
Answer – 1862

10. In which case did the Supreme Court restore the primacy of the Fundamental Rights over the Directive Principles of State policy?
Answer – Minerva Mills Case

11. Which of the following is not the essential qualification for appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India?
Answer – Should be at least 35 years of age

12. Judicial review in the Indian Constitution is based on:
Answer – Procedure established by Law

13. The Judges of the Supreme Court retire at the age of:
Answer – 65 years

14. The first Act permitting legal marriage with a person not belonging to one’s endogamous group is
Answer – Hindu Marriage Validity Act

15. The State which has a common High Court is
Answer – Maharashtra and Goa

16. The Supreme Court is empowered to settle election disputes of President and Vice- President. This is its
Answer – Original Jurisdiction

17. Which two States have a common High Court?
Answer – Haryana and Punjab

18. A writ issued by the High Court or the Supreme Court to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens is known as
Answer – Habeas Corpus

19. Of the following, who held the Offices of Judge of the Supreme Court and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Answer – K.S. Hegde

20. Implementing laws is the function of
Answer – Executive

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