Contract Law (CLAT Legal-Aptitude): Questions 3 - 5 of 97

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Question number: 3

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

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PRINCIPLE: The consideration or object of an agreement is unlawful if it is forbidden by law. Every agreement of which the object or consideration is unlawful is void.

FACTS: `X’, promises to pay `Y’ Rs. 50, 000, if he (`Y’) commits a crime. `X’ further promises to indemnify him (`Y’) against any liability arising thereof. `Y’ agrees to act as per X’s promise.

Which of the following derivations is CORRECT?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

There is an agreement between `X’, and `Y’ which cannot be enforced by the court of law

b.

There is an agreement between `X’ and `Y’ which can be enforced by the court of law

c.

There is a contract between `X’ and `Y’

d.

There is a voidable contract between `X’ and `Y’

Question number: 4

» Contract Law

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Assertion (Ꭺ)

The acceptance must be communicated by the offeree to the offeror and must be qualified and absolute.

Reason (Ꭱ)

An acceptance that is conditional forms a void agreement.

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a. Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true
b. Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ
c. Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false
d. Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false

Question number: 5

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

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PRINCIPLE: Acceptance (of offer) must be communicated by the offeree to the offeror so as to give

rise to a binding obligation. The expression ‘by the offeree to the offeror’ includes communication

between their authorized agents.

FACTS: `X’ made an offer to buy Y’s property for a stipulated price. `Y’ accepted it and communicated his acceptance to `Z’, a stranger.

Which of the following derivations is CORRECT?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Y’s acceptance resulted in a promise

b.

Y’s acceptance resulted in a contract

c.

Y’s acceptance did not result in any agreement

d.

Y’s acceptance resulted in an agreement

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