CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude: Questions 77 - 78 of 1064

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Question number: 77

» Contract Law


Assertion (Ꭺ)

Mihir contracted with his friend saying that his friend would give him ten thousand dollars if it rained on Monday. On Monday, it actually rained. This contingent contract is enforceable.

Reason (Ꭱ)

Contingent contracts are contracts to do or not to do something, if some event,

collateral to such contracts, does or does not happen.


Choice (4) Response


Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true


Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ


Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false


Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

Question number: 78

» Law: Nature and Classification

Appeared in Year: 2012



PRINCIPLE: Only Parliament or State Legislatures have the authority to enact laws on their own. No law made by the State can take away a person’s fundamental right.

FACTS: Parliament enacted a law, which according to a group of lawyers is violating the fundamental rights of traders. A group of lawyers files a writ petition challenging the Constitutional validity of the statute seeking relief to quash the statute and further direct Parliament to enact a new law.

Which of the following derivations is CORRECT?


Choice (4) Response


No writ would lie against Parliament, as the court has no authority to direct Parliament to enact or re-enact a law


The court can quash existing law if it violates fundamental rights and can direct Parliament to make a new law


The court can quash the existing law if it violates fundamental rights but cannot direct Parliament to make a new law.


None of the above

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