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This is the UGC NET Question Paper II from the exam conducted by CBSE in January 2017.
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Note : The syllabus for the UGC NET papers 1 & 2 has been changed since Jan 2019; so the syllabus for this exam is also expect to change.

Q. The Preamble to Constitution of India proclaims that, ‘we, the people of India,’ have established
– A Sovereign, Socialist, Democratic, Republic only
– A Sovereign, Secular, Democratic, Republic only
– A Secular, Socialist, Democratic, Republic only
– A Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic

Q. Match List – I with List – II and give the correct answer by using the codes given below :

List – I
a. Article 16(3) Amended by
b. Article 19(5) Amended by
c. Article 19(6) Amended by
d. Article 31A(2)(a) Amended by

List – II
i. 1st Amendment
ii. 17th Amendment
iii. 7th Amendment
iv. 44th Amendment

Choose the answer corresponding to the order (a) (b) (c) (d)
– iii iv i ii
– iii i ii iv
– i ii iv iii
– ii iii i iv

Q. Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and give the correct answer with the help of codes given below :
Assertion (A) : Under Art. 226 of the Constitution of India the High Court has discretionary remedy to issue writs.
Reason (R) : If the High Court is satisfied that the aggrieved party can have an adequate remedy elsewhere it can refuse to grant writ.
– (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
– (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
– (A) is true, but (R) is false.
– (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Q. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

List – I (Cases)
a. Indira Nehru Gandhi v/s. Raj Narain
b. Gullapalli Nageswara Rao v/s. A.P.S.R.T.C.
c. Fagu Shaw v/s. State of W.B.
d. Upendra Baxi v/s. State of U.P.

List – II (Principles)
i. Departmental bias
ii. Preventive detention
iii. Rights of inmates of protective homes
iv. Rule of law

Choose the answer corresponding to the order (a) (b) (c) (d)
– iv i ii iii
– i iv ii iii
– iv i iii ii
– ii iii i iv

Q. The Fundamental Duties incorporated in Article 51A of the Constitution of India are mere reminder to the citizens, with no enforceability, to ensure their compliance was said by
– Justice J.S. Verma
– Justice O. Chinnapa Reddy
– Justice Y.V. Chandrachud
– Justice P.N. Bhagwati

Q. Justice Mukherjee C.J., speaking for the court, stated “that though the executive power is vested in the president, the president is only a formal or constitutional head of the executive. The real power is vested in the Council of Ministers on whose aid and advise the president acts in the exercise of his functions,” in the following case :
– U.N.R. Rao v/s. Indira Gandhi
– Ram Jawaya Kapur v/s. State of Punjab
– Jayantilal Amratlal Shodan v/s. F.N. Rao
– Sardarilal v/s. Union of India

Q. The right of a person to be appointed as a guardian of his minor children under the personal law is not a fundamental right was decided by the Supreme Court in one of the following cases :
– Mohd-Aslam v/s. Union of India
– Sahifzada Saiyed Muhammed Amirabbas Abbasi v/s. State of Madyabharat
– Khatri v/s. State of Bihar
– Mohd. Faruk v/s. State of M.P.

Q. According to Austin the positive law has following three attributes :
– command, sovereign, obedience
– command, sovereign, sanction
– command, obedience, sanction
– sovereign, obedience, sanction

Q. The movement of progressive societies has hitherto been a movement from status to contract. This statement is of
– Hegel
– Savigny
– Henry Main
– Puchta

Q. Match List – I with List – II and give the correct answer by using the codes given below :
List – I
a. The Concept of Law
b. The Province of Jurisprudence Determined
c. Some Reflections on Jurisprudence
d. Limits of Jurisprudence Defined
List – II
i. Austin
ii. Bentham
iii. Hart
iv. Buckland

Choose the answer corresponding to the order (a) (b) (c) (d)
– iii ii i iv
– iii i iv ii
– i ii iii iv
– iv i ii iii

Q. Which one of the following is not a theory of corporate personality ?
– Fiction Theory
– Interest Theory
– Bracket Theory
– Will Theory

Q. ‘A’ has a house and nobody should interfere with the enjoyment of proprietary right over the house. This right is called
– Personal right
– Imperfect right
– Right in rem
– Right in personam

Q. Match List – I with List – II and give the correct answer by using the codes given below :

List – I
a. Theory of Volksgeist
b. Theory of Social Interest
c. Theory of Utilitarian Individualism
d. Gradual and organic process theory

List – II
i. Bentham
ii. Ihering
iii. Burke
iv. Savigny

Choose the answer corresponding to the order (a) (b) (c) (d)
– i ii iii iv
– iv ii iii i
– iv ii i iii
– iii i iv ii

Q. Who has remarked that “It is both practically inconvenient and also contrary to the best juristic thought to deny its (International law) legal character” ?
– H.L.A. Hart
– J.G. Starke
– Edward Collins
– J. L. Brierly

Q. Read both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and give the correct answer by using the codes given below :
Assertion (A) : ‘Res Judicata’, ‘estoppel’, etc. are examples of the General Principles of Law recognised by civilised states.
Reason (R) : In the case of diversion of water from Muese, the Permanent Court of International justice applied ‘Res Judicata’ and ‘Estoppel’.
– Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A).
– Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).
– (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.
– (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct.

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