UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements regarding the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
    1. Appeals by special leave under Article 136 can lie even against those cases, which are expressly excluded from Supreme Court jurisdiction by the Constitution.
    2. Appeals in cases of interpretation of the Constitution lie automatically with the Supreme Court from the High Courts.
    3. Appeal as a matter of right is available if a High Court reverses the acquittal of person and sentences him to death or even life imprisonment.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  Only 1

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The Supreme Court is primarily a court of appeal and hears appeals against the judgements of the lower courts, An appeal can be made to Supreme Court against a judgement of a High Court. If the High Court certifies that the case involves a substantial question of law that requires the interpretation of the Constitution. Thus, Statement 2 is incorrect and Statement 1 and 3 are correct.

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