The examination will be conducted in three distinct stages :
(i) Preliminary Exam – Objective Questions / MCQ based
(ii) Main Exam – Written Descriptive / Narrative type
(iii) Viva-Voce – Personal Interview
Prelims: Main Subjects of Law : total: 125 Questions (4 Marks for each Question)
Paper I Civil Law 200
Paper II Civil Law 200
Paper III Criminal Law 200
Paper IV English Language 200
Paper V Hindi Language 100
Total Marks 900
Paper-1 – Civil Law-1 – 200 Marks
Code of Civil procedure, (also touching upon the Limitation act.)
Punjab Courts Act, (As applicable to Haryana)
Indian Contract Act,
Indian partnership Act,
Sale of Goods Act,
Specific Relief Act,
Indian Evidence Act,
Haryana Urban (control of rent and eviction) Act, 1973.
Paper-II – Civil Law-II– 200 Marks
Hindu Law (Marriage, Adoption, Inheritance & other personal, family laws)
Mohammedan Law and Customary Law, (Marriage, Adoption, Inheritance & other personal, family laws)
Law of Registration and Limitation.
Paper-III – Criminal Law – 200 Marks
Indian Penal Code, (IPC)
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)
Indian Evidence Act,
Paper-IV – English – 200 Marks
English Essay on a given topic (1000-1100 words) – 100 marks
Precis Writing- 25 marks
Words and Phrases (Making sentences with the given words and Phrases) – 25 marks
Comprehension – 25 marks
Corrections (Language, Sentence, Spelling corrections)- 25 marks
Paper-V – Language – Hindi (in Devnagri Script) 100 Marks
Translation of an English passage into Hindi : 20 Marks
Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same language : 30 Marks
Composition (essay), idioms and corrections : 50 Marks
No candidate will 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 Castes/Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Serviceman candidates only (but not dependents of ESM) the qualifying marks for this purpose will be 45%.
Personal Interview – 200 marks:
The purpose of the personal interview / viva-voce is 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.
The appearance in viva-voce is mandatory to be considered for the final selections.
Candidates will be eligible to be recruited as Civil Judges/Judicial Magistrates if they secure 50% or more marks (read 45% for the scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Serviceman candidates only, but not dependents of ESM) in aggregate of the marks secured in the main written examination and the viva voce.