Jharkhand Judiciary Exam Pattern & Syllabus


The Jharkhand High Court conducts the Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam every year for recruiting deserving candidates for Jharkhand Civil Judge Junior Division posts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must possess an LLB degree from a university preferably recognized by Bar Council of India.
  • Up until the last date of form submission, they must be enrolled as an Advocate.
  • It is mandatory that the candidate have active and valid registration and application.
    • A candidate cannot appear for the exam with a suspended registration.
  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • They must have good moral character without any criminal records.
  • The minimum age for candidates appearing for Jharkhand Judiciary Exam is 22 years while the maximum is 35 years, up to the date mentioned in the high court notice.
    • In case the candidate is female, or a member of a Scheduled Tribe or a Scheduled Caste, their upper age limit can be extended by 3 years.

Exam Pattern

The selection of candidates for Jharkhand judiciary recruitment will be done on the basis of a written examination. This exam includes two parts namely the Preliminary exam and Mains exam. The final part of the exam consists of an interview or a personality test.

Here are the details of the Judiciary Exam Pattern for Jharkhand Civil Judge Recruitment:

  • The Preliminary Entrance Test is a written exam with objective or Multiple-Choice type questions.
  • The full marks for the Preliminary exam are 100 marks.There shall be no negative marking.
  • The duration of exam is 2 hours.
  • Those candidates who are able to clear the Preliminary exam will be eligible for the Mains Exam.
  • The Mains exam has 4 papers, each carrying 100 marks, making the total marks to be 400.
  • The examiners will use oral communication for the viva voce test.



  • The primary stage of the recruitment process is the Prelims Exam. Candidates shall be tested on the following grounds considering the Jharkhand Judiciary Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination

100 Marks (2 Hours)
  • Current Affairs and General Knowledge
  • General knowledge of English
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Law of Contract, 1872
  • The Indian Evidence Act 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860


  • The papers for the Mains exam are as follows. There are four papers of 3 hours duration each.

Mains Examination 

Paper I

100 Marks

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963

Paper II

100 Marks

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

Paper III

100 Marks

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

Paper IV

100 Marks

English and Hindi Language test with translation, paraphrasing, Precise writing, and essay.


  • The Viva-voce test holds 100 marks.
  • In this test, will need to score at least 25% marks in order to qualify, if he/she belongs to the General Category.
    • For SC/ST/EBC/OBC, the minimum marks required is 20%.