It is a three stage examination:-
(A) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
(B) Mains Examination (Written Type)
(C) Personality Test (Interview)
The preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers of 100 Marks each:
- Civil Law-I
- Civil Law-II
- Criminal Law
Each paper shall be of one-hour duration and the examination in all the three papers shall be held on the same day. The syllabus for the preliminary examination shall be the same as provided for Paper-I to III for the Main examination.
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-I Civil Law-I (200 Marks)
PAPER-II Civil Law-II (200 Marks)
PAPER-III Criminal Law (200 Marks)
PAPER-IV English Composition (200 Marks)
PAPER-V Language (Hindi) (100 Marks)
Minimum Qualifying Marks:
(i) No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 45 percent marks in that paper, except Hindi language paper (paper-V) in which candidate should obtain at least 33 percent marks.
(ii) No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the written test unless he obtains 50 percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at least 33 percent marks in language paper i.e. Hindi in Devanagri script.
Paper-I (Civil Law-I):
Code of Civil Procedure
Indian Evidence Act
Indian Stamp Act
Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976
Specific Relief Act.
Paper-II. (Civil Law-II):
Indian Contract Act
Indian Limitation Act
Transfer of Property Act
H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.
Paper-III. (Criminal Law):
Indian Penal Code
Criminal Procedure Code
Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act
Punjab Excise Act as Applicable to the State of H.P.
Wild Life Protection Act
Indian Forest Act.
Paper-IV. (English Composition):
Essay (150 Marks)
Translation of Hindi Passage into English (50 Marks)
(The standard for the English paper shall be that of graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh University.)
Translation of English passage into Hindi. (30 Marks)
Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three. (50 Marks)
Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.). (20 Marks)