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1. Assertion (A): Graphology should not be confused with forensic handwriting examination.

Reason (R): Graphology deals with the study of the personality traits of an individual from the handwriting of the individual.

  1. A is correct and R is incorrect
  2. Both A and R are incorrect
  3. Both A and R are correct
  4. R is correct and A is incorrect


2. Assertion (A): Request standard writing may not be an ideal standard for comparison.

Reason (R): Request standards can be obtained without the limitation of the amount of writing but may not be contemporary.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are correct
  2. Both (A) and (R) are incorrect
  3. (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct
  4. (A) is correct but (R) is not


3. Assertion (A): It is important to have internal consistency in all the standard writings provided for comparison.

Reason (R): If there are internal inconsistencies among all the sets of standards provided, it will indicate that handwriting is not written by one and the same person.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are correct
  2. (A) is correct and (R) is incorrect
  3. Both (A) and (R) are incorrect
  4. (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct

Answer and Explanation

4. The problem of anachronism while collecting standards of comparison can be overcome by which of the following:

  1. By collecting request writings
  2. By collecting request writing by dictation
  3. By collecting admitted writings
  4. By collecting request writings by copying


5. Assertion (A): For comparison purposes of handwriting non-request standards are also desirable.

Reason (R): They are free of intentional disguise.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are true
  2. Both (A) and (R) are false
  3. (A) is true but, (R) is false
  4. (A) is false but, (R) is true


6. The standard writing of a person must represent and show:

A. His writing at different times and under varying conditions
B. How he wrote at the time of questioned writing
C. Furnished the person with a similar type of pen and paper and asked him to write a few lines.
D. Must prove that they are written by the person to whom it is attributed
E. To include enough material to show the pictorial appearance of his writing.

Choose the Correct answer from the options given below:

  1. A, B, and E only
  2. B, C, and E only
  3. C, D, and A only
  4. A, B, and D only


7. The process of reading or interpreting the effaced or illegible writing is :

  1. Restoration
  2. Obliteration
  3. Decipherment
  4. Splicing

Answer and Explanation

8. A non-genuine signature can be detected due to

(a) Size and spacing only
(b) Inherent defects in the line quality
(c) Writings slant only
(d) Defect in the form and its formation

Choose the correct option

  1. (a) and (b)
  2. (a) and (c)
  3. (b) and (c)
  4. (b) and (d)


9. When two sets of writings /signatures are exactly superimposing upon each other that means

  1. One of the sets is result of disguise
  2. One of the sets is result of simulated forgery
  3. One of the sets is result of traced forgery
  4. One of the sets is result of freehand forgery

Answer and Explanation

10. The writing in which the person has made a deliberate attempt to remove or modify all or some of the writing habits is known as:

  1. Disguised writing
  2. Forged writing
  3. Contemporary writing
  4. Guided hand signature

Answer and Explanation

11. Assertion (A): Identification of the author of a forged signature may be possible in simulated forgery.

Reason (R): Because it is a double-action process where forger tries to hide his own writing habits unsuccessfully.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are true
  2. Both (A) and (R) are false
  3. (A) is true and (R) is false
  4. (A) is false and (R) is true


12. Signatures on cheques, driver’s licenses, and other official documents are examples of:

  1. Request writings
  2. Non-request writings
  3. Exhibits
  4. All of above

Answer and Explanation

13. Signature written with the help of another person is known as

  1. Copied signature
  2. Guided signature
  3. Traced signature
  4. Simulated signature


14. Assertion (A): Forged writings are always inferior to genuine writings.

Reason (R): No writer can have better penmanship than himself.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are correct
  2. (A) is correct but (R) is incorrect
  3. (R) is correct but (A) is incorrect
  4. Both (A) and (R) are incorrect


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