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

Exam Subjects Question Marks Duration
Preliminary Indian Legal and Constitution
History, Aptitude, Reasoning,
Governance, Important current events
of International and National,
Criminal Law & Civil Law
125 4 Marks for
each Question
0.80 Negative
2 Hours

Mains Exam Pattern

Sections Subjects Marks Duration
Paper I Civil Law - I 200 3 hours
Paper II Civil Law-II 200 3 hours
Paper III Criminal Law 200 3 hours
Paper IV English Composition 200 3 hours
Paper V Language (Punjabi) 150 3 hours


Civil Law - I Civil Law - II Criminal Law English Language
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 Hindu Law Indian Evidence Act, 1872 Essay
(100 Marks)
(100 marks)
Punjab Courts Act Mohammedan Law Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1973
(25 Marks)
Translation of English
Passage into Punjabi
(25 Marks)
Indian Contract Act, 1872 Customary Law Indian Penal Code, 1860 Word & Phrases
(25 Marks)
( 25 marks)
Indian Sales of Goods Act Law of Registration and
(25 Marks)
Indian Partnership Act Sentence Correction
(25 Marks)
Specific Relief Act, 1963
Transfer of Property Act, 1882,
East Punjab Urban
Rent Restriction Act, 1949

Personality Interview Test

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.