Criminal Law Questions for CLAT and AILET

Criminal law deals with statutes, rules, and regulations set to protect the right of every citizen in the country. 

Amongst the topics to prepare for the CLAT PG exam-LLM, there are the subject-wise important topics that include Constitutional law, Jurisprudence, contract law, criminal law, and more. 

Similarly, the AILET PG exam-LLM syllabus includes Criminal Law, Property Law, Law of Contract, Jurisprudence, Law of Tort, International Law, Tax Law, and more to be covered for the AILET-LLM exams. One among which is the Criminal Law that deals with laws related to threatening, murder, and otherwise endangering to safety, health, property, and moral welfare of an individual, inclusive of one-self. 

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Important topics in Criminal Law Questions for CLAT and AILET

The difficulty level of Criminal Law Questions in CLAT and AILET PG course ranges from easy to moderate. These questions concentrate mainly on the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Penal Code, and more. 

Considering the questions that appeared in the year 2021, it was noticed there were a good number of questions that appeared based on the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) and not the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Nearly 30 questions were asked on the topic of criminal law and also included 4 comprehension-type passages. 

The type of questions to be expected for Criminal Law Questions for CLAT PG 2022 is MCQ’s and essay questions.

Mark distribution for CLAT PG 

Subjects Number of questions Marks
Constitutional Law 60 60
Other Law Subjects, including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, and Jurisprudence. 60 60
Total 120 120

Mark distribution for AILET PG 

General Knowledge Jurisprudence International Law
Legal Aptitude Law of Torts Law of Contracts
Reasoning Property Law Criminal Law
English Family Law
Mathematics Intellectual Property Law
Total 150 Marks

Type of Criminal Law Questions for CLAT and AILET

Essay type or subjective type questions for CLAT are for the topics listed below:

  • Criminal conspiracy
  • Offenses and defamation
  • Most important sections of the CrPC and IPC
  • General principles and definitions of criminal law
  • Punishments and exceptions
  • Liabilities

AILET criminal law questions are usually in MCQ format.

The AILET syllabus for 2022 consists of sections like Jurisprudence, Law of Torts, Property Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Law of Contracts, Criminal Law. The Criminal law questions in AILET PG include topics as listed below: 

  • Law of Crimes
  • Aggravating and Mitigating Factors 
  • Bail and Bonds 
  • Restitution for Crime Victims 
  • Plea Bargains and more 

Sample Criminal Law Questions for CLAT and AILET

Criminal Law Questions for CLAT are as follows: 

1. Which of the following is not a chapter heading under the Indian Penal Code?

  • a) Offenses against State
  • b) Offenses against Human Body
  • c)  Offenses against property
  • d) None of the above

Ans - None of the above

2. The case of dowry death can be filed only within

  • a) 7 years of death
  • b) 7 years of marriage
  • c) 7 years of dowry demand
  • d) Both b and c

Ans - 7 years of marriage

3. Maintenance under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code can be claimed by

  • a) Wife
  • b) Everyone
  • c) Parents
  • d) Both a and c

Ans - Wife, and Parents

4. A person who helps the other person is an

  • a) Abettor
  • b) Instigator
  • c) Accomplice
  • d) Friend

Ans - Accomplice

5. The offense of theft can only be against

  • a) Movable property
  • b) Immovable property
  • c) Both (a) and (b)
  • d) All properties

Ans - Movable property

Criminal Law Questions for AILET are as follows: 

6. The Law of the contract is a:

  • a) Criminal Law
  • b) Civil Law
  • c) International Law
  • d) Disputed Laws

Ans- Civil Law

7. The tort is a species of:

  • a) Criminal wrong
  • b) Breach of contract
  • c) Civil wrong
  • d) Moral wrong

Ans- Civil wrong

8. The Law of Torts has largely developed through:

  • a) Customs
  • b) Legislations
  • c) Judicial decisions
  • d) None of the above

Ans- Judicial decisions


What is CLAT PG course?

CLAT PG is a Common-Law Admission Test for post graduate (PG) courses offered at National Law Universities forming part of Consortium of NLUs in India for the LLM course.

What is the age limit for CLAT PG?

There is no upper age limit CLAT.

What is the paper pattern for CLAT PG Exam?

Usually, the CLAT PG question paper consists of both objective and subjective questions. However, in 2020 and 2021, the paper had only objective-type questions. The subjective paper has been removed by the Consortium.  

Can I fill the CLAT PG Application form in offline mode?

No. You need to fill the CLAT PG Application form only in online mode from the official website.

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