Jharkhand judiciary syllabus and examination

The Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examinations are conducted every year by the Jharkhand High Court to recruit the posts.

Eligibility and Age Limit- Jharkhand judiciary exam (Junior Division)

Educational qualification and Practice of Law-

Degree of Law (LLB) from a recognized college/University (Recognized by the BCI) and enrolled as the Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961 till the last date of submission of the application form.

General Requirement-

Possesses sound health, bears good moral character, is not involved in or relates to any criminal case involving moral turpitude.

Age Limit-

Above the age of the 22 years and below the age of 35, as on the advertisement’s date. In the case of female candidates or the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, there shall be a relaxation of upper age limit by three years.

Overall Scheme of Jharkhand judiciary Exam

The competitive exam for the Civil Judge Junior Division selection shall be held in three steps as listed below:

Preliminary Entrance Test –

Written Examination ( Multiple Choice Question / Objective Type). The candidates declared successful in this Test will be eligible for the Mains Examination.

Mains Examination-

Written Examination (Subjective). The candidates declared successful in this Test will be eligible for Viva-voce Test.

Viva-voce Test-

Personal Interview/ Oral Examination

Jharkhand judiciary Syllabus for Preliminary Entrance Test: The test will 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 will be of 100 marks in aggregate.

The duration of the Preliminary Entrance Test will be two hours.

Jharkhand Judiciary syllabus (Mains)

The Jharkhand judiciary mains exam will consist of four papers of 100 marks each, comprising questions on the following subjects.

Each paper will be for three hours.

Paper– 1

Procedural Law (The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973).

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • The Limitation Act, 1963

Paper- 2

  • The Contract Act, 1872
  • The sales of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

Paper- 3

  • The Hindu Law and the Mohammedan Law
  • Rent Control Law
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Jurisprudence

Paper- 4

  • (Language) Hindi and English
  • (Essay, Precis writing, Translation, and Paraphrasing)

Viva-Voce Test-

There will be a Viva-voce Test of 100 marks. In Viva-voce Test, the minimum required qualifying marks will be 25% for the General category candidates and 20% for SC/ST/EBC and BC.

No candidates, irrespective of the marks scored by him in the Main Examination, will be eligible for an appointment if he gets less than the minimum prescribed marks in the Viva-voce Test.

The final selection list would be prepared based on the marks obtained in the Mains Examination and the Viva- Voce Test.

In case of the tie of marks between the candidates in the final selection list, their selection shall be made first based on qualification.

In case of any tie of marks between the candidates in the final selection list, their selection will be made firstly based on qualification, i.e., a person having Post Graduate Degree in Law will be given preference and after that based on experience, if any, in legal practice and still if necessary, based on seniority in age.

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