Divine Institute for Judicial services


The examination will be conducted in three distinct stages :
(i) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
(ii) Mains Examination (Written Type)
(iii) Personality Test (Interview)

Preliminary Exam Pattern

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

Mains Exam Pattern

Exam Topic Max Marks Duration
Written Test Civil Law-I 100 3 hours
Civil Law-II 100 3 hours
Criminal Law 100 3 hours
Hindi & English 100 3 hours
Total 400


  • Procedural Law, which includes :
    The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and
    The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code 1860
  • The Limitation Act 1963
  • The Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sales of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Hindu Law and the Mohammedan Law
  • Rent Control Law
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Jurisprudence
  • English and Hindi (Essay, Precis-Writing,
    Translation and Paraphrase)

Personality Interview

There shall be Viva-Voce Test of 100 marks. In the Viva-Voce Test the minimum required qualifying marks would be 25% for the General category candidates and 20% for SC/ST/EBC & BC. No candidates, irrespective of the marks obtained by him in the Main Examination, shall be eligible for selection for appointment, if he obtains less than minimum prescribed marks in the Viva-Voce Test. The final selection list shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the Main Examination and the Viva-Voce Test both. In case of tie of marks between the candidates in the final selection list,their selection will be made firstly on the basis of qualification, i.e., person having Post Graduate Degree in Law shall be given preference and thereafter on the basis of experience, if any, in legal practice and still if necessary, on the basis of seniority in age