IAS GENERAL QUESTIONS

Following are the some general Questions may be asked in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Examination
1. Under the provisions of the Information Technology Act 2000, ‘electronic signature’:
(a) does not include signature.
(b) may include digital signature.
(c) includes digital signature.
(d) includes digital signature unless expressly excluded.

2. When a statement is made by a bribe giver in a proceeding against a public servant under the
provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, stating that he offered gratification to the
public servant, he:
(a) is liable for abetment of the offence.
(b) can be tried jointly with the public servant.
(c) will be entitled for a reward under the provisions of the Act.
(d) shall not be liable on that ground as an abettor.

3. Who out of the following can NOT be a Special Judge under the Prevention of Corruption Act
1988?
(a) Sessions Judge
(b) Chief Judicial Magistrate
(c) Additional Sessions Judge
(d) Assistant Sessions Judge

4. ‘X’ induces a 16 year old girl to go to a particular office where she will have to face an interview
as a formality for a promised job. As planned by ‘X’, the minor girl was forced to illicit
intercourse by the man whom she was supposed to meet at that place. The offence committed by
‘X’ will squarely fall within the ambit of which one of the following Sections of the Indian Penal
Code?
(a) 376
(b) 354
(c) 360
(d) 366A

5. The Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 provides for punishment for offences committed by:
(a) public servants only.
(b) those who influence public servants by corrupt or illegal means.
(c) Members of Parliament and Legislatures.
(d) public servants as well as those who influence the public servants and abet the commission of offences by public servants.
6. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct in relation to medical examination of an arrested person under the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973?
(a) An accused may be asked to undergo medical examination under Section 53
(b) Request of the arrested person for the medical examination cannot be rejected by the Magistrate under Section 54
(c) An arrested person can submit an application to the Magistrate for the medical examination under Section 54
(d) Medical examination of a person accused of rape is conducted under Section 53A

7. In Dhananjoy Chatterjee Vs. State of West Bengal, the accused raped a young girl and murdered
her. The punishment awarded by the Supreme Court of India to the accused was:
(a) death penalty.
(b) life imprisonment.
(c) 10 years imprisonment which is the minimum sentence awarded for aggravated forms of rape.
(d) life imprisonment and a community service order.

8. Which one of the following is a Fundamental Right that has been incorporated in Section 300 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973?
(a) Exceptions to the charge of murder
(b) Rules for appearance by Public Prosecutor
(c) Principle of autre fois convict and autre fois acquit
(d) Rules for grant of permission to conduct prosecution

9. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct as per the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973?
(a) Summons issued by a Court under this Code shall be in writing, in duplicate, signed by
the officer of the High Court and shall bear the seal of the Court
(b) Under Section 69, service of summons on a witness may be by registered post
(c) Every warrant of arrest shall remain in force until it is cancelled by the Court which issued it or until it is executed
(d)  Bailable warrant of arrest contains a direction that the person named in the warrant need
not be arrested if he executes a bond as per terms of the warrant

10. Maintenance under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 can NOT be claimed by:
(a) a wife who has obtained divorce from her husband.
(b) a wife living separately by mutual consent.
(c) a wife refusing to live with her husband owing to his extremely abusive and violent
behaviour.
(d) an illegitimate minor child.

11. As per the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, the Court is empowered to
summon any person as a witness:
(a) only at the stage of inquiry and trial.
(b) only at the stage of inquiry or other proceeding.
(c) only at the stage of trial.
(d) at any stage of inquiry, trial or other proceeding.

12. When an accused person is pardoned under Section 306 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, he:
(a) should be examined as a witness first in the trial court.
(b) becomes an ordinary witness.
(c) becomes a witness for the prosecution.
(d) becomes a witness for the defence.

13. All evidences taken in the course of the trial or other proceeding must be taken in the presence of:
(a) the accused only.
(b) the accused and a Magistrate
(c) the accused or when his personal attendance is dispensed with, in the presence of his pleader.
(d) .the accused and his pleader.

14. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct with regard to the provisions of the Code
of Criminal Procedure 1973?
(a) If an absconding person against whom a proclamation has been issued and published, does not appear in the Court within the prescribed period, his property may be attached under Section 83
(b) Where property of a proclaimed offender is attached and receiver is appointed thereof, the powers, duties and liabilities of the receiver shall be the same as those of a receiver appointed under the Code of Civil Procedure 1908
(c) If the proclaimed offender does not appear before the Court within two years from the date of publication of the proclamation, his property shall be confiscated by the State
(d) Where property of some other person, not being a proclaimed offender, is attached, he may submit application for release of his property and may prove his title within one year by instituting a civil suit

15. Under the Indian Penal Code, nothing is said to be done or believed in ‘good faith’ which is done or believed:
(a) without attention.
(b) dishonestly.
(c) without proper care and caution.
(d) without due care and attention.

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