Jharkhand Judiciary

Preliminary Exam

(1). The Preliminary Entrance Test shall consist of :

  1. General English
  2. General Knowledge (including Current Affairs)
  3. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
  4. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  5. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  6. The Law of Contract, 1872.
  7. The Indian Penal Code, 1860.

 (2). The Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks in aggregate.

(3). Duration of Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of two hours.

Mains Exam

The Main exam will consist of four papers of 100 marks each, comprising of questions on the following subjects. Each paper will be for three hours.

Paper – I
(i)Procedural Law (The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and The Code of Criminal Procedure,1973).
(ii)The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
(iii) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
(iv) The Limitation Act, 1963.

Paper – II
(i)The Contract Act, 1872
(ii) The Sales of Goods Act, 1930
(iii) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
(iv) The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
(v)The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

Paper – III
(i)The Hindu Law and The Mohammedan Law
(ii)Rent Control Law.
(iii) The Specific Relief Act, 1963
(iv) Jurisprudence

Paper IV (Language)Hindi & English (Essay, Precis writing, Translation & Paraphrasing)

Personal 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
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