Eligibility

Candidates applying for the exam should be citizens of India.
Candidate should be practicing as advocates in India or should be qualified to be admitted as an advocate under the Advocates Act 1961.
Candidate should not be more than 32 years.

Exam Pattern

It is a three stage examination:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Multiple Choice Objective Type)
  2. Final Examination (Conventional Type – Written)
  3. Personality Test

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper of Objective Type consisting of 200 Multiple Choice Questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2(1/2) hours duration.
The Standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate in Law of a recognized University. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

  1. English Composition 30 marks
  2. General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning 40 marks
  3. Indian Constitution 20 marks
  4. Law of Contracts and Torts 20 marks
  5. Laws of Evidence 20 marks
  6. Civil Procedure Code 20 marks
  7. Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code 20 marks
  8. Personal Law 10 marks
  9. Law of Limitation 20 marks

Questions on English Composition will cover:

  1. Synonyms
  2. Antonyms
  3. Idioms and phrases
  4. Vocabulary test
  5. Phrasal verbs
  6. Same words bearing more than one meaning
  7. Use of appropriate and qualifying words etc.

Final Examination

The Final examination will consist of eight compulsory papers and three papers on optional subjects to be chosen by the candidates from the list of Optional Subjects. Each compulsory and Optional paper will carry 100 marks and will be of three hours’ duration.

Compulsory Papers:

  1. English Composition, Essay and Précis writing
  2. Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali Composition, Essay and Translation from English into Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali
  3. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  4. Civil Procedure Code
  5. Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code
  6. Indian Evidence Act
  7. Law of Contracts and Torts
  8. Transfer of Property Act.

Optional Papers

  1. Hindu Law
  2. Muhammadan Law
  3. Jurisprudence and Principles of Legislation
  4. Indian Law relating to Companies and Insurance
  5. Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
  6. Partnership Act
  7. Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription
  8. The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law.

Personality Test (100 marks)
The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained in the Final Examination and the Personality Test.

 

Eligibility of Rajasthan Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have acquired a bachelor degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 35 years.
  • The candidates of the SC and ST category will get 3 years relaxation in their upper age.

Pattern & Syllabus of Rajasthan Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The process for selection into Rajasthan Judicial Services happens in 3 stages:
  • Preliminary Examination (Objective type)
  • Main Examination (Subjective type)
  • Interview

The number of candidate to be admitted to the main examination will be fifteen times the total number of vacancies (category wise) to be filled in the year but in the said range all those candidates who secure the same percentage of marks as may be fixed by the Recruiting Authority for any Lower range will be admitted to the main Examination.

On the basis of marks secured in the main examination, candidates to the extent of three times of total number of vacancies (category wise) shall be declared qualified to be called for interview.

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will be an objective type examination in which 70% weightage will be given to the subjects prescribed in syllabus for Law Paper-I and Law Paper-II and 30% weightage shall be given to test proficiency in Hindi and English language. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not count towards the final selection.

Main Examination

The main examination will consist of 4 papers as follows:
Subject Paper Marks Duration
Law Paper - I 100 3 Hr.
Law Paper - II 100 3 Hr.
Language Paper - I Hindi Essay 50 2 Hr.
Language Paper - II English Essay 50 2 Hr.
Law Paper I
  • Constitution of India
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Law of Contract and Partnership
  • Law of Torts and Easements
  • Law of Motor Accident Claims
  • Law of Arbitration and Conciliation
  • Rent Control Law and Revenue Laws in Rajasthan
  • Law of Specific Relief
  • Hindu Law
  • Muslim Law
  • Law on transfer of Property
  • Law of Limitation
  • Law relating to Lok Adalats and Permanent Lok Adalats
  • Law related to Domestic Violence
  • General Rules (Civil) and Judgment Writing

The paper is designed to test the practical knowledge of the candidates in civil law and procedure e.g. drafting, pleading, framing issues and writing out judgments etc., in Civil Cases.

Law Paper II
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Evidence
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
  • Criminal Law related to protection of SC/STs
  • Law on Juvenile Delinquency
  • Law of Probation
  • Law relating to Dishonour of Cheques
  • Law relating to Electricity Theft
  • Law related to Cyber Crimes
  • General Rules (Criminal) and Judgement Writing
  • Paper is designed to test the practical knowledge of the candidates in criminal law and procedure e.g. framing charges and writing out the judgments etc. in Criminal Cases.
Language Paper-I
Hindi Essay – Essay writing and Grammar.
Language (Paper-II)

English Essay – Essay writing, translation from English to Hindi and vice versa and Grammar.

It shall be compulsory to appear, in each and every paper of written test, and also before the Interview Board for viva-voce.

Interview / Viva-voce Details

  • After the marks obtained by the candidate in written test have been received the Recruiting Authority shall call for interview such of them as have obtained a minimum of 35% marks in each of the law papers and 40% marks in the aggregate.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe category shall be deemed to be eligible for interview if he has obtained a minimum of 30% marks in each of the Law papers and 35% marks in the aggregate:
  • Provided further that no candidate shall be recommended who fails to obtained minimum 25% marks in the interview.
  • In interviewing a candidate, the suitability for employment to the service shall be tested with reference to his record at the School, College and University and his character, personality, address and physique. The questions, which may be put to him, may be of a general nature and will not necessarily be academic or legal. The candidate will also be put questions to test his general knowledge including knowledge of current affairs and present day problems. Marks shall also be awarded for the candidate’s proficiency in the Rajasthani dialects and his knowledge of social customs of Rajasthan. The marks so awarded shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test by each candidate.

Pay Scale of Delhi Judicial Service Civil Judge

Pay Scale: Rs. 27,700 – 44,770.

Eligibility of Delhi Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

  • Candidates applying for the exam should be citizens of India.
  • Candidate should be practicing as advocates in India or should be qualified to be admitted as an advocate under the Advocates Act 1961.
  • Candidate should not be more than 32 years.

Pattern & Syllabus of Delhi Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The Delhi Judicial Services Exam will be conducted in three successive stages:
  • Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Exam
  • Delhi Judicial Services Main Exam (written)
  • Viva Voice

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will be a Screening Test and will consist of one paper of multiple objective type questions carrying maximum of 200 marks. The preliminary examination covers question on:
  • General knowledge
  • Aptitude
  • Candidate’s power of expression
  • English
  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Contract Act
  • Partnership Act
  • Principles Governing Arbitration Law
  • Evidence Act
  • Specific Relief Act and Limitation Act

Main Examination

The Main Examination (Written) will include the following subjects (each subject to carry the number of marks shown against it):-
Sl. No. Subject Marks
1 General Knowledge & Language 250s
2 Civil Law - I 200
3 Civil Law - II 200
4 Criminal Law 200
General Knowledge and Language:

This paper shall comprise of two sections.

Section I :

General Knowledge : This is to test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs etc. (100 Marks)

Section II :

Language (Essay, Translation and Precise Writing) : This is to test the candidate’s knowledge and power of expression in English. Credit will be given both for substance and expression. Conversely deduction will be made for bad expression, faults of grammar and misuse of words etc. There will be two passage for translations one in English which will be required to be translated into Hindi (in Devnagri Script). The Second passage in Hindi (in Devnagri Script) shall be required to be translated into English. (150 marks)

Civil Law-I :

Indian Contract Act, Indian Sale of Goods Act, Indian Partnership Act, Specific Relief Act, Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law, Delhi Rent Control Act and Law of Torts. (200 marks)

Civil Law-II :

Civil Procedure Code, Law of Evidence, Law of Limitation & Law of Registration. (200 marks)

Criminal Law :

Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code & Indian Evidence Act. (200 marks)

Interview / Viva-voce Details

  1. Viva-voce will carry 150 marks. Only such candidates will be called for Viva-voce who have obtained 40% marks in each written paper and 50% marks in aggregate except in the case of candidates belonging to reserved categories i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) (mobility not to be restricted)/Orthopedically in whose case the qualifying marks shall be 35% in each written paper and 45% in the aggregate
  2. A candidate of General Category must secure minimum 50% marks and a candidate of Reserved Category i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) (mobility not to be restricted)/orthopedically must secure minimum 45% marks in Viva-Voce to be eligible for being recommended for appointment to the service.

Eligibility of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The Himachal Judicial Services examination is conducted annually, and occurs in 3 stages:
  1. Preliminary Exam (objective type)
  2. Main Exam (subjective type)
  3. Personality Test / Viva Voce (interview)

Pattern & Syllabus of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

Preliminary Examination
The Preliminary Examination will be objective type and consist of 3 parts as below:
Paper Subject Marks Time
Paper - I Civil Law - I 100 1 Hr.
Paper - II Civil Law - II 100 1 Hr.
Paper - III Criminal Law 100 1 Hr.

All 3 papers will be held on the same day. The syllabus for the Preliminary Exam will be the same as that for Paper I to Paper III of the Main Exam.

Main Examination

The Main Examination will be subjective type and consist of 5 parts as below:

Paper Subject Marks
Paper - I Civil Law - I 200
Paper - II Civil Law - II 200
Paper - III Criminal Law 200
Paper - Iv English Composition 200
Paper - V Language (Hindi) 100
Total 900
Civil Law – 1
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Stamp Act
  • Himachal Pradesh Courts Act
  • Specific Relief Act
Civil Law – 2
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Hindu Law
  • Indian Limitation Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • HP Urban Rent Control Act
Criminal Law
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act
  • HP Excise Act – 2011 as applicable to the State of HP
  • Wildlife Protection Act
  • Indian Forest Act
English Composition
  • A choice from 3 essays on general subjects (150 marks)
  • Translation of Hindi passage into English (50 marks)
  • The standard of the English paper would be that of the graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh University
Language
  • A choice from 3 essays in Hindi on general subjects (50 marks)
  • Translation of English passage into Hindi (30 marks)
  • Composition (Idioms, corrections etc.) (20 marks)
  • The standard of the Language paper would be that of the Matriculation examination of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education

Interview / Viva-voce Details

The Viva Voce is for candidates who qualify in the Main written examination. The viva voce carries 100 marks. Marks obtained would be added to the score in Main examination to assess overall selection of candidates.

Pay Scale of Assam Judicial Service Grade – III

Rs. 27,700 – 44,770/-, with usual dearness allowance and other allowances as sanctioned by the government of Sikkim.

Eligibility of Assam Judicial Service Grade – III Exam

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have acquired a bachelor degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 35 years.
  • The candidates of the SC and ST category will get 3 years relaxation in their upper age.

Pattern & Syllabus of Assam Judicial Service Grade – III Exam

The examination process for Assam Judicial Services Grade – III typically occurs in 3 phases:
  1. Preliminary Exam (Objective type)
  2. Main Exam (Subjective type)
  3. Interview
Preliminary Examination
The Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) shall consist of the Objective type questions of 100 marks out of which 90 marks will cover :
  • General Knowledge
  • Aptitude, English
  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil procedure
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Law of Torts
  • Proficiency in the official language (s) of the State of Assam (10 Marks)
Main Examination
Paper-I
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) to test English
  • Essay
  • Precise Writing
  • Grammar
Paper-II
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) to test General Knowledge
  • Objective Test
  • Aptitude Test
Paper-III
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) regarding objective questions and problems of law as regards-
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Constitution of India
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Indian Contract Act
Paper-IV
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) consisting of –
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Torts
  • Indian Evidence Act

Interview / Viva-voce Details

The interview / viva voce carries a maximum of 50 marks. Candidates would need to score at least 20 marks to get selected.

Eligibility of Madhya Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

Age Limit: 21-35 years Minimum Qualification: LL.B.

Pattern & Syllabus of Madhya Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The examination process for MP Judicial Services typically occurs in 3 phases:
  1. Preliminary Exam (Objective type)
  2. Main Exam (Subjective type)
  3. Interview
How to Apply: Apply Online. Apply online through website www.mponline.gov.in Preliminary Examination The preliminary examination shall be of the duration of 100 minute consisting 100 marks of 100 objective-type questions from the following: First Part: Law: (Total questions 75 of 75 marks)
  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Contract Act
  • Specific Reliefs Act
  • Limitation Act
  • MP Accommodation Control Act
  • MP Land Revenue Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Negotiable Instruments Act
Second Part:
  • General Knowledge (Questions- 15, Marks- 15)
  • Computer Knowledge (Questions- 05, Marks- 05)
  • English Knowledge (Questions- 05, Marks- 05)

Main Examination

Mains Examination consists of four Subjective question Papers each paper carrying 100 marks. First and Second Question Papers will be given together while Third and Fourth Question Papers will be given together. The time period for each question paper will be of 3 hours. The Main Exam process itself will be conducted over 2 days.

Note that while answering the Main Exam, quoting the principle of a citation would be enough – quoting the citation itself will not earn any extra marks. Further, quoting the wrong citation would be detrimental.

Syllabus:
Civil Law & Procedure
  • Constitution of India
  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Specific Reliefs Act, 1963
  • Limitation Act, 1963
Criminal Law & Procedure
  • MP Accommodation Control Act, 1961
  • MP Land Revenue Code, 1959
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Indian Penal Code, 1861
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
Writing Skill, Court Practice, Translation & Current Legal Knowledge
  • Writing on Social Issue- 30 marks
  • Writing on Legal Issue- 20 marks
  • Precise Writing- 20 marks
  • Translation (Hindi to English)- 15 marks
  • Translation (English to Hindi)- 15 marks
Judgment Writing
  • Framing of Issues- 10 marks
  • Framing of Charges- 10 marks
  • Judgement/ Order (Civil) Writing- 40 marks
  • Judgement/ Order (Criminal) Writing- 40 marks

Interview / Viva-voce Details

The interview / viva voce carries a maximum of 50 marks.
The Chattisgarh Judicial Services conducts an annual examination to select candidates. Pay Scale: Rs 27,700-770-33,090-920-40,450-1080-44,770. Name of exam: Chattisgarh Judicial Services Exam

Eligibility

  • Candidates applying for the exam should be citizens of India.
  • Candidate should be practicing as advocates in India or should be qualified to be admitted as an advocate under the Advocates Act 1961.
  • Candidate should not be more than 32 years.

The Examination shall be conducted in three stages, namely,

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  2. Main Examination (Written Type)
  3. Viva voce (Interview)

Preliminary Examination (100 Marks)

The preliminary examination shall be of the duration of two hours consisting of objective-type questions from the following :
  1. Indian Penal Code
  2. Code of Civil Procedure
  3. Code of Criminal Procedure
  4. Indian Evidence Act
  5. Constitution of India
  6. Transfer of Property Act
  7. Contract Act
  8. Limitation Act
  9. Accommodation Control Act
  10. Court Fees Act
  11. Specific Reliefs Act
  12. 1Registration Act
  13. CG Land Revenue Code.

Main Examination (Written) ( Marks 100)

For main Examination, the relatively more meritorious candidates from among those who appeared in the preliminary examination in the ratio of 1:10 have regard to the number of vacancies, shall be called for final examination to be conducted which shall consist of :
  1. Framing of Issues and writing of Judgment in Civil Cases. (Max. Marks 40)
  2. Framing of Charges and writing of Judgment in Criminal Cases. (Max. Marks 40)
  3. Translation :
    • English to Hindi – Maximum 10 marks.
    • Hindi to English – Maximum 10 marks.

Viva-voce (Interview) 15 Marks

Relatively more meritorious candidates from among those who appeared in the Main Examination in the ratio of [1:10] having regard to the number of vacancies, shall be called for final examination to be conducted.

Pay Scale of Haryana Judicial Service Grade – III

Rs. 27,700 – 44,770/-, with usual dearness allowance and other allowances as sanctioned by the government of Haryana.

The examination shall be conducted in three stages namely:-

  1. Preliminary Examination,
  2. Main Examination,
  3. Viva-Voce.

Eligibility

No person shall be eligible to be appointed a Civil Judge (Junior Division) unless he holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and approved/recognised by the Bar Council of India.

The expression “Degree of Bachelor of Laws” means a degree entitling a candidate to be enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocate Act, 1961, and the rules made there under.

Age: Candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 42 years.

Upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years for the Candidates belonging to following categories:-
  • Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Haryana only (Wherever posts are reserved for them).
  • Un-married women of Haryana State only.
  • Women of Haryana State whose husbands have been ordered by civil/criminal courts to pay maintenance to them; women whose husbands have remarried; widows; women who are legally separated from their husbands or have been divorced; women living separately from their husbands for more than two years because of desertion; wives of serving disabled military personnel and widows of those who were killed in action.

The eligibility of candidates with regards to age and educational qualifications will be determined as on closing date.

Pattern of Haryana Judicial Services Question Paper

The examination shall be conducted in three stages namely:-
  1. Preliminary Examination,
  2. Main Examination,
  3. Viva-Voce.

Syllabus of Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type with multiple-choice (which can be scrutinised by Computer) as distinguished from the written examination which shall be of subjective/narrative type.

The question paper for Preliminary Examination shall be of two hours duration. It shall consist of 125 questions and each question shall carry 04 marks and for every wrong answer 0.20% i.e. 1/5th mark shall be deducted. The objective type multiple-choice question for the Preliminary Examination shall be from the syllabus for the Main Examination. The candidate shall be expected to have a general and basic over view of the main subjects and also the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian legal and constitutional history and governance. The candidate shall also be tested for his analytical skills and aptitude. The standard of the question paper shall be of Law graduate level. The object of the Preliminary Examination is to short list the candidates for the Main Examination. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he / she secured minimum 150 marks (read 100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result.

Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to sit in the Main Examination.

Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts including bracketed candidates, if any, in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce.

Syllabus of Haryana Judicial Services Main (Written) Examination

The Main Examination shall consist of six papers five written and a viva voce. The description of papers and the syllabus shall be as under:-
Paper-1- Civil Law-1

Code of Civil procedure, Punjab Courts Act, Indian Contract Act, Indian partnership Act, Sale of Goods Act, Specific Relief Act, and Indian Evidence Act

200 Marks

Paper-II- Civil Law-II

Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law and Customary Law, Law of Registration and Limitation

200 Marks

Paper-III Criminal Law

Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Evidence Act

200 Marks

Paper-IV English
The English paper will be of 200 marks and consist of the following:-
  1. English Essay (1000-1100 words) – 100 Marks
  2. Precis – 25 Marks
  3. Words and Phrases (Make sentences of the given words and Phrases) – 25 Marks
  4. Comprehension – 25 Marks
  5. Corrections – 25 Marks
Paper-V- Language (100 marks)
Hindi (in Devnagri Script)
Paper-VI- Viva-Voce

To judge the personal qualities of the candidates. The viva-voce shall relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook. it shall be conducted in English.

Note:-
  1. Main Examination will be subjective/narrative type. Main Examination will be conducted in English Medium except for language paper.
  2. Bare copies of legislative enactments only shall be supplied.
  3. Each written paper shall be of three hours duration.
  4. The standard of the language paper shall be that of Matriculation Examination of the Board of School Education, Haryana.
  5. Language paper shall comprise the following:-
    1. Translation of an English passage into Hindi : 20
    2. Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same
    3. language : 30
    4. Composition (essay), idioms and corrections : 50
    5. Total : 100

Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts in order of merit of Main

Examination will be called for viva-voce.

Candidate who qualifies for the Main Examination will have to apply again on separate application form for the Main Examination. The qualified candidates will have to obtain Application Form for the Main Examination from the Commission’s office.

No. candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least thirty three percent marks in it.

No candidate shall be called for the viva- voce unless he obtains at least fifty percent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers. However, for the candidate belonging to the scheduled Caste and Backward Classes the qualifying marks for this purpose shall be 45%.

Eligibility of Uttarakhand Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have acquired a bachelor degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 35 years.
  • The candidates of the SC and ST category will get 3 years relaxation in their upper age.

Pattern & Syllabus of Uttarakhand Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The examination will be held in three stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  2. Main Examination (Descriptive Type) and Viva-Voce (Interview)
  3. Practical Examination (For basic knowledge of computer)

Preliminary Examination

The preliminary written entrance examination paper will be divided into two parts. Part-I will contain 50 marks and Part-II will contain 150 marks. There will be objective type test on the following subjects:-

Part-I :- General Knowledge
It will include day to day happenings around India and the World, particularly in the legal spheres. The questions may relate mainly to international law, neutrality, recent legislation pronouncement particularly Indian Constitution, law and development and legal aspects but it will not be confined to this only.

Part-II :- It will cover the following Acts and Laws

  • Transfer of Properties Act
  • Principle of Hindu Laws
  • Principle of Muslim Laws
  • Evidence Act
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Civil Procedure Code

Main Examination

The examination will include the following subjects:

  • The Present Day (150 marks)
  • Language (100 marks)
  • Law: Paper I – Substantive Law (200 marks)
  • Law: Paper II – Evidence & Procedure (200 marks)
  • Law: Paper III – Revenue & Criminal (200 marks)
  • Viva-Voce (100 marks)

The Present Day

This paper is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the reactions to what is happening in India and the world generally at the present day, particularly in the legal sphere and also his power of expression in English. Questions, the answers to which should be in essay form will relate mainly to jurisprudence, international law, neutrality, recent legislation, particularly- Indian constitutional law and developments, especially on their legal aspect and so on but will not be confined to them. Credit will be given both for substance and expression; conversely deduction will be made for bad expression, including faults of grammar, misuse of words etc.

Language
A passage in English will be set and the candidate will be required to translate it into the ordinary language spoken in the courts, using the Devnagri Script (30 marks). Likewise a passage of Hindi will be required to be translated in ordinary English language (30 marks) . There will be English Précis writing also (40 marks).

Law Paper (I)

  • Constitution of India
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Law of Contract and Partnership
  • Law of Torts and Easements
  • Law of Motor Accident Claims
  • Law of Arbitration and Conciliation
  • Rent Control Law and Revenue Laws in Rajasthan
  • Law of Specific Relief
  • Hindu Law
  • Muslim Law
  • Law on transfer of Property
  • Law of Limitation
  • Law relating to Lok Adalats and Permanent Lok Adalats
  • Law related to Domestic Violence
  • General Rules (Civil) and Judgment Writing

Paper is designed to test the practical knowledge of the candidates in civil law and procedure e.g. drafting, pleading, framing issues and writing out judgments etc., in Civil Cases.

Law Paper (II)

  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Evidence
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
  • Criminal Law related to protection of SC/STs
  • Law on Juvenile Delinquency
  • Law of Probation
  • Law relating to Dishonour of Cheques
  • Law relating to Electricity Theft
  • Law related to Cyber Crimes
  • General Rules (Criminal) and Judgement Writing

Law: Paper III- Revenue & Criminal

  • P. Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act (as applicable in Uttarakhand)
  • Indian Penal Code.

Paper is designed to test the practical knowledge of the candidates in criminal law and procedure e.g. framing charges and writing out the judgments etc. in Criminal Cases.

It shall be compulsory to appear, in each and every paper of written test, and also before the Interview Board for viva-voce.

Interview / Viva-voce Details

  • After the marks obtained by the candidate in written test have been received the Recruiting Authority shall call for interview such of them as have obtained a minimum of 35% marks in each of the law papers and 40% marks in the aggregate.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe category shall be deemed to be eligible for interview if he has obtained a minimum of 30% marks in each of the Law papers and 35% marks in the aggregate:
  • Provided further that no candidate shall be recommended who fails to obtained minimum 25% marks in the interview.
  • In interviewing a candidate, the suitability for employment to the service shall be tested with reference to his record at the School, College and Univeristy and his character, personality, address and physique. The questions, which may be put to him, may be of a general nature and will not necessarily be academic or legal. The candidate will also be put questions to test his general knowledge including knowledge of current affairs and present day problems. Marks shall also be awarded for the candidate’s proficiency in the Rajasthani dialects and his knowledge of social customs of Rajasthan. The marks so awarded shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test by each candidate.

Bihar Judicial Services Exam Overview

Age Limit: 22-35
Minimum Qualifications: Law Graduate from any recognized University

The examination process for Bihar Judicial Services usually occurs in 3 phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam (Objective type)
  2. Main Exam (Subjective type)
  3. Interview

Bihar Judicial Services Preliminary Exam – Pattern & Syllabus

The Preliminary Examination will be objective type. It consists of 2 papers, with the following subjects

  1. General Knowledge and current affairs
  2. Elementary General Science
  3. Law of Evidence and Procedure
  4. Constitutional and Administrative Law of India
  5. Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  6. Law of Transfer of Property, Principles of Equity
  7. Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
  8. Law of Contracts and Torts
  9. Commercial Law

Bihar Judicial Services Main Examination – Pattern & Syllabus

The Main Examination papers are divided into 2 parts – Compulsory Papers and Optional Papers. There are 5 Compulsory Papers and 5 Optional Papers.

  • Though Hindi and English are Compulsory Papers, they are only of ‘qualifying’ nature. You will need to score a minimum of 30 marks out of 100 in each of them. However, the marks obtained in these papers will not be added to your total to determine your ranking
  • Of the 5 Optional Papers, you will need to opt for and attempt only 3.
  1. Compulsory Papers
    • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
    • Elementary General Science
    • General Hindi
    • General English
    • Law of Evidence and Procedure
  2. Optional Papers
    • Constitutional Law of India and England
    • Hindu Law and Mohammadan Law
    • Transfer of Property Act, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief Act.
    • Law of Contract and Torts
    • Commercial Law

Bihar Judicial Services Interview Details

The interview / viva voce carries a maximum of 100 marks. Only candidates who qualify in the Main Examination will be called for Viva Voce.

Eligibility of Jammu and Kashmir Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have acquired a bachelor degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 35 years.
  • The candidates of the SC and ST category will get 3 years relaxation in their upper age.

Pattern & Syllabus of Jammu and Kashmir Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The examination process for Jammu and Kashmir Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam typically occurs in 3 phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam (Objective type)
  2. Main Exam (Subjective type)
  3. Interview

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) shall consist of the Objective type questions of 100 marks out of which 90 marks will cover :

  • General Knowledge
  • Aptitude, English
  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil procedure
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Law of Torts
  • Proficiency in the official language (s) of the State of Assam (10 Marks)

Main Examination

Paper-I
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) to test English
  • Essay
  • Precise Writing
  • Grammar
Paper-II
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) to test General Knowledge
  • Objective Test
  • Aptitude Test
Paper-III
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) regarding objective questions and problems of law as regards-
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Constitution of India
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Indian Contract Act
Paper-IV
One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) consisting of –
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Torts
  • Indian Evidence Act

Interview / Viva-voce Details

The interview / viva voce carries a maximum of 50 marks. Candidates would need to score at least 20 marks to get selected.

Eligibility of Punjab Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have acquired a bachelor degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the candidates must be less than or equal to 37 years.
  • The candidates of the SC and ST category will get 5 years relaxation in their upper age.
  • Punjabi up to Matric or its equivalent Standard.
  • Ex-serviceman Domicile in Punjab shall be allowed to deduct the period of their service in the Armed Forces of the Union from their actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three year, they shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.

Pattern & Syllabus of Punjab Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam

The Punjab Judicial Services Examination process will be conducted in three successive stages:

Stage 1 – Preliminary Exam: This will be an objective type exam Stage 2 – Main Exam: This will be a subjective/narrative type exam Stage 3 – Viva Voice

Preliminary Examination

Pattern
  • The exam will contain 125 question of 500 Marks.
  • The exam will be timed for 2 hours.
Syllabus
  • Main subjects of Law
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Indian legal and constitutional history and governance
  • Analytical skills and aptitude
Notes

No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he / she secured minimum 150 marks (100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result.

Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to write the Main Examination. However, the number shall be subject to variation.

If two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get the equal marks, then all of them shall be considered eligible to sit for the Main Examination, warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.

Main Examination

The Main Examination (Written) will consist of 5 papers as shown below:
Paper Subject Contents Marks Time
Paper - I Civil Law - I Code of Civil Procedure, Punjab Courts Act, Indian Contract Act, Indian Partnership Act, Sale of Goods Act, Specific Relief Act, and Indian Evidence Act 200 3 Hr.
Paper - II Civil Law - II Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law, and Customary Laws, Law of Registration and Limitations 200 3 Hr.
Paper - III Criminal Law Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, and Indian Evidence Act 200 3 Hr.
Paper - IV English
  1. English Essay (1000-1100 words) - 100 Marks
  2. Precis - 25 Marks
  3. Words and Phrases (Make sentences of the given works and phrases) - 25 Marks
  4. Comprehension - 25 Marks
200 3 Hr.
Paper - V Language Hindi (in Devnagri Script) 150 3 Hr.
Notes
  • The examination will be conducted in English except for the Language paper
  • No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 33% marks in it
  • No candidate shall be called for the viva- voce unless he obtains at least 50% qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers. However, for the candidate belonging to the scheduled Caste and Backward Classes the qualifying marks for this purpose shall be 45%

Interview / Viva-voce Details

  • Maximum Marks would be 100.
  • To judge the personal qualities of the candidates.
  • The viva-voce will relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook.
  • It will be conducted in English.
Notes
  • Candidates thrice the number of posts in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce
  • No candidate shall be called for the Viva-Voce unless he obtains at least 50% qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers and qualifies in language paper. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes of Punjab and Backward Classes of Punjab shall be called for the Viva-Voce test if they obtain 45% qualifying marks in the aggregate of all written papers and qualify in Language Paper
  • No candidate shall be considered to have qualified unless he/she obtains 50% marks (read 45% marks for the SC/BC category candidates) in aggregate out of the total marks of the written examination and viva-voce.

Eligibility

Academic Qualifications:

  • Till last date for submitting the application form the candidate must be a Bachelor of Laws of a University established by Law in U.P. or any other University of India recognised for this purposes by the Governor, or
  • Must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act 1961 or a Barrister of England or Northern Ireland or a Member Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and is entitled to practice in the Court or Courts subordinate thereto;
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri Script.

Age Limits:

The Candidates must have attained the age of 22 years and must not have attained the age of more than 35 Years.

Preliminary Examination – Syllabus & Pattern

The Preliminary Exam will consist of 2 papers, each of 2 hours duration. Paper I will deal with General Knowledge and be of 200 marks; Paper II will cover Law and Legal topics and be of 300 marks.

Paper I : General Knowledge

  • History of India and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance
  • India and the world
  • Indian Economy
  • International Affairs
  • Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space
  • The nature and standards of questions in this paper will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialised study.

Paper II : Law

This paper will include day to day happenings around India and the world, particularly in Legal spheres, Acts and Laws.

  • Jurisprudence
  • International Organizations and Current International Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Law of Contract

Main Examination – Syllabus & Pattern

Paper I : General Knowledge

This paper may include questions based on topics relating to History of India and Indian Culture, Geography of India, Indian Polity, Current National Issues and topics of Social relevance, India and the World, Indian Economy, International Affairs and Institutions and development in the field of Science and Technology, Communications and Space.

Paper II : Language

  • Essay writing.
  • English Precise writing.
  • Translation of passage from Hindi to English.
  • Translation of Passage from English to Hindi.

Paper III : Law I – Substantive Law

This paper will focus on:

  • The law of contracts
  • The law of Partnership
  • The law concerning easements and torts
  • The Law relating to transfer of property including the principles of equity, specifically applicable thereto, the principal of Equity with special reference to the Law of trust and specific relief
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  • Constitutional Law – questions of 50 marks will come from this topic

Paper IV : Law 2 – Procedure & Evidence

This paper will focus on:

  • The law of evidence
  • The Criminal Procedure Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure, including the principles of pleading
  • The questions set will relate mainly to practical matters such as the framing of charges and issues the methods of dealing with the evidence of witnesses the writing of judgement and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

Paper V : Law 3 – Penal, Revenue & Local Laws

This paper will focus on:

  • Indian Penal Code
  • The Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951, Uttar Pradesh
  • Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972
  • Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
  • U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
  • U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act, 1953
  • Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts
  • Answer to the questions of Local Laws will be compulsory. Questions pertaining to Penal Laws will be of 50 marks, whereas that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks.

Interview Details

The interview will be of 100 marks. The suitability of candidates for employment in the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service will be tested with reference to his merit giving due regard to his ability, character, personality and physique.

The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the Marks obtained in the written papers and the candidates place will depend on the aggregate of both.

Pattern of Jharkhand Judicial Services Question Paper

The competitive examination for recruitment to the post of Civil Judge shall consist of:-
  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  2. Main Examination (written papers of 3 hours each)
  3. Viva-Voce Test

Preliminary Examination – Syllabus

The syllabus for Preliminary Examination shall consist of:
  • General English
  • General Knowledge (including Current Affairs)
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Law of Contract, 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
The Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks in aggregate. The marks obtained in preliminary examination shall not be counted for the purpose of final selection. There shall be no negative marking. Candidates up to 15 times of the total vacancy category-wise shall be called for appearing in the Main Examination. Duration of Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of two hours.

Main Examination – Syllabus

Main Examination shall be of four papers of 100 marks each, comprising of questions on the following subjects. Duration of Main Examination shall be of three hours for each paper.
Paper I Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and Civil Procedure Code, 1908
  • Evidence Act, 1872
  • Limitation Act, 1963
Paper II Civil Law & Procedure
  • Civil Procedure Code, 1908
  • Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • Sales of Goods Act, 1930
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
Paper III
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  • Rent Control Law
  • The Special Relief Act, 1963
  • Jurisprudence
Paper IV (Language)
Hindi & English (Essay, Precise writing, Translation & Paraphrase)

Interview/Viva-voce

Personal interview test will carry 100 marks. In the Viva-Voce Test the minimum required qualifying marks would be 25% for the General category candidates and 20% for SC/ST/EBC & BC
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