Haryana Judiciary

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)

Negative marking:0.80

Mains Exam:

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.

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