Karnataka State Law (KSLU) University Previous Years Model Question Papers for LLB First Semester – Constitution
UNIT I: Constitution Model Question Papers
[Jan 2010] – Explain the right to life and personal liberty as provided under Art. 21 of the Constitution
[Jan 2010] – Discuss the fundamental rights of minorities under the Indian Constitution.
[June 2010] – Who is a citizen? How citizenship may be acquired through domicile?
[June 2010] – Define ‘State’. Explain the tests to determine which other authorities can be included in the definition.
[Jan 2011] – “The Indian Constitution is neither Federal nor Unitary but is a combination of both”. Discuss.
[Jan 2011] – “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according the procedure established by Law”. Discuss with reference to decided cases.
[June 2011] – Discuss the salient features of Indian Constitution with special reference to parliamentary form of Government.
[June 2011] – Examine the conditions to be fulfilled to make classification reasonable under Article 14.
[Jan 2012] – With reference to decided cases explain the scope of the fundamental right to freedom of religion under the Indian Constitution.
[Jan 2012] – Discuss the scope of right to life and personal liberty under the Constitution.
[Dec 2012]–Discuss the freedom of speech and expression with the help of the decide cases.
[Dec 2012]-Explain the safeguards available again the arbitrary arrest and detention under Article 22 of theIndian Constution.
SHORT NOTE QUESTIONS
[Jan 2010] – The State of Karnataka has imposed 30% entertainment tax on cinema theatres in Metropolitan cities. 20% tax in other cities and 10% tax in rural areas by an Act. The Constitutional validity of the Act is challenged. Decide.
[Jan 2010] – “Humsafar”, an organization formed for the welfare of prostitutes has challenged the provisions of the Immoral Traffic Act on the ground that it violates their freedom of business. Decide.
[June 2010] – What is Double Jeopardy? Explain.
[June 2010] – Examine how the basic structure of the Constitution has evolved through judicial decisions.
[Jan 2011] – Can Preamble be amended under Article 368? Answer with the aid of a debated case.
[Jan 2011] – A magistrate issues an order authorising the investigating officer tot ake the specimen handwriting and finger prints of Mr. “X”, an accused against his willingness. “X” challenges the order stating that it violates his Fundamental Right under Article 20 (3). Decide.
[June 2011] – Right to privacy as a fundamental right.
[June 2011] – Minority Institutions
[Jan 2012] – Write a note on the nature of the Indian Constitution
[Jan 2012] – Can company or corporation be a citizen?
[Dec 2012]-Write a note on Preamble of the Constution.
[Dec 2012]-AnEngineering College made admissions of candidates on the bases of oral interview after a written test.High marks were allocated for oral test and candidates were interviewed only for 2 to 3 minutes.’A’ got high marks in written test but low marks in oral test.He wants to challenge this.Decide.
UNIT II: Constitution Model Question Papers
[Jan 2010] – How the President of India is elected? What are his functions?
[Jan 2010] – Explain the significance of Directive Principles of State Policy.
[June 2010] – ‘Directive Principles are fundamental in making welfare State’. Discuss.
[June 2010] – Examine the powers of the President.
[Jan 2011] – What is meant by Cabinet Government? Explain the features of Cabinet Government at the Center.
[Jan 2011] – Examine the constitutional position of Governor of a State.
[June 2011] – ‘Directive principles have no more remained as directions’ – Comment.
[June 2011] – Has the constitution conferred extensive executive power to the president? Explain.
[Jan 2012] – In the light of decided cases explain the importance of the Directive principles of State Policy under the Indian Constitution.
[Jan 2012] – Examine the Constitutional position of Governor of a State.
[Dec 2012]-Explain the power and function of President of India.
[Dec 2012]-What is a Money Bill? Explain the procedure of passing of MoneyBills,Finance,Bills and Ordinary Bills.
SHORT NOTE QUESTIONS
[Jan 2010] – Write a short note on fundamental duties.
[Jan 2010] – Write a short note on bicamaralism.
[June 2010] – In an order, the government imposes total ban on sawmills or sawing operations within the area of reserved forest or protected forest. Is this order constitutional?
[June 2010] – What is meant by collective responsibility?
[Jan 2011] – The President of India issues a proclamation dissolving the Assemblies in certain states and orders re-election. Some of the ministers thrown out of office on account of this proclamation challenges the validity of the President’s order. They contend that only the respective Governors of the States concerned have the power to dissolve the State Assemblies. Decide.
[Jan 2011] – A member of the Lok Sabha challenges the legality of the proceedings in the Lok Sabha before the Supreme Court of India. What action can the Supreme Court take in this regard?
[June 2011] – The government by notification ordered the restriction of movement and settlement of AIDS patients along with prostitutes. Is this restriction constitutional?
[June 2011] – State the significance of fundamental duties.
[Jan 2012] – The President of India dissolved the Lok Sabha but the Prime Minister was continued in his office. The continuance of the Prime Minister along with his ministry even after dissolution by Lok Sabha was challenged in the Supreme Court by ‘X’, a citizen of Indian on the ground that Prime Minister ceases to be a member of Parliament. Decide.
[Jan 2012] – A person is arrested under a warrant issued by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly of a State for being produced before the assembly for answering and alleged breach of privilege. The privilege alleged to have been broken is not mentioned. His wife files a writ of Habeas Corpus in the High Court to secure his release. Decide.
[Dec 2012]-Write a note on Directive Principles of State Policy.
[Dec 2012]-Write a note onFundamental Duties.
UNIT III: Constitution Model Question Papers
[Jan 2010] – Describe different jurisdictions of the Supreme Court.
[Jan 2010] – How independence of judiciary is sought to be achieved under the Constitution?
[June 2010] – How is the Chief Justice of India appointed? Does the Executive enjoy supremacy in appointing him.
[June 2010] – Discuss the powers of High Court regarding issue of writs.
[Jan 2011] – Explain briefly the different kinds of jurisdiction exercised by the Supreme Court of India
[Jan 2011] – What is ‘Public Interest Litigation’? Referring to decided case explain as to how has it helped in achieving social justice.
[June 2011] – Discuss the various jurisdictions of Supreme Court.
[June 2011] – Explain how independence of judiciary is maintained.
[Jan 2012] – In the light of decided cases, examine the provisions relating to transfer of judges from one High Court to another. State whether such transfers affect the Independence of Judiciary.
[Jan 2012] – Explain the scope of original and advisory jurisdictions of the Supreme Court of India.
[Dec 2012]-Explain the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
[Dec 2012]-Discuss the Public Interest Litigation with decided cases.
SHORT NOTE QUESTIONS
[Jan 2010] – Write a short note on ‘Judicial Restraint’.
[Jan 2010] – Write a short note on ‘Public Interest Litigation’.
[June 2010] – Write a short note on Public Interest Litigation.
[June 2010] – State whether insulting and mutilating of National Flag in public view is a relevant ground for preventive detention.
[Jan 2011] – The President of India, by an order, after following the prescribed procedure, removes certain judges of the High Court in a State on the ground that some of their decisions are against the declared policy of the Government. Decide the legality of the action of the president.
[Jan 2011] – Can a member of a Parliament raise a discussion as to the conduct of a Judge of the Supreme Court or a High Court? Answer with reference to decided cases.
[June 2011] – An order of preventive detention of a person was made. After 8 months, the detenue was arrested without furnishing reason for delay. Is this justified?
[June 2011] – What is meant by basic structure theory?
[Jan 2012] – Write a note on Tenure and Removal of Supreme Court Judges.
[Jan 2012] – Write of Prohibition.
[Dec 2012]-Write a note on Impeachment of Judges.
[Dec 2012]-Write a note Habeas Corpus.
UNIT IV: Constitution Model Question Papers
[Jan 2010] – Critically evaluate the extent of power to amend the Constitution.
[Jan 2010] – Explain the provisions relating to freedom of inter-state trade.
[June 2010] – Examine the administrative and legislative relations between Center and the State.
[June 2010] – Discuss the procedure of amendment to the constitution with special reference to those which require ratification by State.
[Jan 2011] – Discuss the Centre-State relations and explain under what circumstances the union Parliament can legislate on the subjects in the state list.
[Jan 2011] – In the light of decided cases, examine the scope of the power of the Parliament to amend the Constitution under Art. 368.
[June 2011] – Point out the limitation of the parliament on amending the constitution. Refer to cases.
[June 2011] – Elucidate the Constitutional provisions on interstate trade and commerce.
[Jan 2012] – Discuss the constitutional scheme of distribution of legislative powers between the Centre and the States.
[Jan 2012] – Discuss the powers of the Parliament to amend the Constitution in the light of Judicial decisions.
[Dec 2012]-Explain the freedom of Inter State Trade and Commerce.
[Dec 2012]-Explain the Amendment of Fundamental Rights with decided cases.
SHORT NOTE QUESTIONS
[Jan 2010] – An Act of a State providing for 72% of reservation of posts in Government services is inserted into the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution through a Constitutional amendment. An unemployed graduate wants to challenge this amendment. Advise him.
[Jan 2010] – The places of worship of a minority community are attacked through out a State. The Central Government gave detailed directions and urged the State to take effective action. The Chief Minister of the State wants your advise on whether the Central Government has power to give such directions and what may happen if the directions are not implemented.
[June 2010] – Write a short note on: Federal characteristics of the Indian Constitution.
[June 2010] – Is sacrifice of cow an essential part of religion of Islam under Article 26 of the Constitution?
[Jan 2011] – Methods of Constitutional Amendment
[Jan 2011] – Write a note on “The Administrative Relations between the Centre and the States”.
[June 2011] – State the legislative relations between Union and the State.
[June 2011] – The government in its order directs a minority run educational institution to constitute the governing body for the institution, where the members are nominated by the government of its choice. Is this constitutional?
[Jan 2012] – The legislature of a State in India passes an Act prescribing a lower rate of sales tax on cotton goods manufactured within that State than on goods imported from other States. A trader in cotton goods challenges the validity of the Act on the ground of violation of freedom of Inter-State trade and commerce. Decide.
[Jan 2012] – The Government of India levies an import duty on goods imported by a State for Governmental use. This is challenged by the State on the ground that the property of the State is immune from Central taxation. Decide.
[Dec 2012]-Write a note on Federalism.
[Dec 2012]-Write a note on Administration Relation between Center and State.
UNIT V: Constitution Model Question Papers
[Jan 2010] – What is National emergency? Discuss its effects on fundamental rights.
[Jan 2010] – Explain the provisions relating to contractual liabilities of Government.
[June 2010] – Examine the restrictions on ‘Doctrine of Pleasure’. Is compulsory retirement a punishment? Explain.
[June 2010] – When is the contract entered by the government binding on it? Explain.
[Jan 2011] – What is National Emergency? When it can be proclaimed? Explain its effects.
[Jan 2011] – Discuss the rights of Government Servants under the Indian Constitution with the help of decided cases.
[June 2011] – Discuss the circumstances under which national emergency may be proclaimed. What are its effects?
[June 2011] – Discuss the constitutional safeguard available to civil servants.
[Jan 2012] – Explain the safeguards guaranteed to civil servants under the Indian Constitution. Are they available to temporary civil servants also?
[Jan 2012] – Examine the powers of the President of India to declare a State emergency and state its effect on Federalism and Fundamental Rights.
[Dec 2012]-Explain the state liability for the acts done by its servants.
[Dec 2012]-Discuss the National Emergency and the affects of proclamation of National Emergency.
SHORT NOTE QUESTIONS
[Jan 2010] – ‘B’ an I.A.S officer is promoted to higher post ignoring the seniority of ‘A’. Can ‘A’ successfully challenge it?
[Jan 2010] – A military truck, while carrying a football team of jawans, caused an accident. ‘A’, a pedestrian died in the accident. His wife has sued the Central Government for compensation. Will she succeed?
[June 2010] – What is the Doctrine of Immunity?
[June 2010] – What are the effects of National Emergency?
[Jan 2011] – Government’s liability in Contracts
[Jan 2011] – Effects of Financial Emergency
[June 2011] – Liability of the states for the torts committed by it.
[June 2011] – Doctrine of Pleasure
[Jan 2012] – The property of a citizen of India seized by the police authorities of a State, on suspicion of being stolen property, is lost while in police custody. The owner claims damages from the State for the loss of his property and is rejected. What remedies are available to the owner against the State?
[Jan 2012] – The President of India issues a proclamation of emergency under Art. 352 of the Constitution to be operative only in a border State. Decide its constitutional validity.
[Dec 2012]-Mr.’A’s Governments was dismissed by issuing State Emergency on the ground that he lost majority in the House without giving him an opportunity to prove in the House.Mr.’A’ challenges it.Decide.
[Dec 2012]-Write a note on Constitutional safeguards available to civil servants.