There will be a Screening Test and will consist of one paper of multiple objective type questions (MCQs) carrying maximum of 200 marks.
In the Preliminary Examination, the questions will be around the general knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions.
The topics will cover :
- Constitution of India,
- Code of Civil Procedure,
- Criminal Procedure Code,
- Indian Penal Code,
- Contract Act,
- Partnership Act,
- Arbitration Law,
- Evidence Act,
- Specific Relief Act
- Limitation Act
The minimum qualifying marks in the Preliminary Examination will be 60% for General and 55% for Reserved Categories i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) / Orthopaedically handicapped/hearing impaired).
The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination (Written) will not be more than Ten times the total number of vacancies of each category advertised.
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination (Written) will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
The Main Examination (Written , descriptive or essay type) will include the following subjects :
Subject – Max Marks
1. General Knowledge and Language – 250 marks
2. Civil Law-I – 200 Marks
3. Civil Law-II – 200 Marks
4. Criminal Law – 200 Marks
1. General Knowledge and Language : 100 + 150 Marks
This paper will comprise two sections.
Section I : General Knowledge : This is to test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs etc. I.e. Current legal topics in the news, Static and dynamic GK (100 Marks)
Section II : Language (Essay, Translation and Precis Writing) : This is to test the candidate’s knowledge and power of expression in English.
Credit will be given both for substance and expression. There will also be a type of negative marking, wherein, deduction of marks will be made for bad expression, faults of grammar and misuse of words etc.
There will be two passages for translation, one in English – to be translated into Hindi (in Devnagri Script). One in Hindi (in Devnagri Script) – to be translated into English. (150 marks)
2. Civil Law-I : 200 Marks
Indian Contract Act,
Indian Sale of Goods Act,
Indian Partnership Act,
Specific Relief Act,
Delhi Rent Control Act
Law of Torts.
3. Civil Law-II : 200 Marks
Civil Procedure Code,
Law of Evidence,
Law of Limitation
Law of Registration.
4. Criminal Law : 200 Marks
Criminal Procedure Code,
Indian Penal Code
Indian Evidence Act.
Personal Interview / Personality Assessment
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 the aggregate except in the case of candidates belonging to reserved categories i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) /Orthopaedically handicapped/hearing Impaired) in whose case the qualifying marks will 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) / Orthopaedically handicapped/hearing impaired) must secure minimum 45% marks in Viva voce to be eligible for being recommended for appointment to the service.
3. The marks obtained in the Viva voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Main Examination (Written) and the Candidate’s position will depend on the aggregate of both.
Refer to the current year’s official advertisement for complete details and instructions as applicable.