Himachal Pradesh Judiciary Syllabus

SCHEME AND SYLLABUS SELECTION PROCESS:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  2. Written Main Examination (Subjective Type)
  3. Viva-Voce (Personal Interview)

Exam Pattern: The Exam Pattern will be as follows:

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

  • It will consist of Objective Type Questions
  • The 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.

MAIN EXAMINATION

  • Main Written Exam consists of 5 papers.
  • Duration of each paper will be for 3 hours.

PAPER- I Civil Law-I : (total marks 200)

  • Code of Civil Procedure.
  • Indian Evidence Act,
  • Indian Stamp Act,
  • Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976
  • Specific Relief Act. 200 Marks

PAPER-II Civil Law-II: (total marks 200)

  • Indian Contract Act,
  • Hindu Law,
  • Indian Limitation Act,
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • H.P. Urban Rent Control Act. 200 Marks

PAPER-III Criminal Law (total marks 200)

  • Indian Penal Code,
  • Criminal Procedure Code,
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143
  • H.P. Excise Act-2011 as Applicable to the State of H.P.,
  • Wild Life Protection Act
  • Indian Forest Act.

PAPER-IV English Composition: (TOTAL MARKS 200) Choice from three Essays on General Subjects.

  • Essay : 100 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.)

PAPER-V Language (Hindi) (TOTAL MARKS 100)

  • Hindi (in Devanagri Script) No books prescribed. 100 marks The paper of Hindi will comprise of the following:-
  • 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.

VIVA-VOCE (INTERVIEW)-150 MARKS

Candidates, who qualify the Main written examination, will be required to appear at such place, as may be fixed by the Commission, for a viva voce test. The maximum marks for the viva-voce shall be 150. The marks obtained in the viva- voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Main written examination for purpose of selection of the candidates.

HIMACHAL PRADESH JUDICIAL SERVICE EXAMINATION CRITERIA

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates must have qualified a degree in Law from an institute recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  • The minimum age of the applicants must not be less than 21 years.
  • The maximum age of the candidates must not be more than 35 years.
  • The candidates of the reserved category will be given suitable relaxation in their upper age.
  • The upper age relaxation for the candidates of the SC and ST category will be 5 years.
  • Candidates of the OBC category will be offered the upper age relaxation of 3 year.

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