Frequently Asked Questions


A person who finished his LL.B. Or B.A.LL.B may appear in the Examination of Judicial Services conducted by various States. What is the Judicial Services Exam entrance level minimum and maximum age limit?

However, in general, it varies from state to state, the lower age limit is 21 years. And the maximum age limit is 32 years. The State wise age limit table is provided below-

 
State Age Limit
Assam Not more than 35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Bihar 22-35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Chattisgarh            21-35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Delhi Not more than 32 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Gujarat 21 to 35 yrs
Haryana  21-40 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Himachal Pradesh        22-30 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit)
Jharkhand   22-35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit)
Kerala 35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Madhya Pradesh 21-35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit)
Maharashtra Maximum age limits up to 35 yrs.
Odisha  23-35 yrs.
Punjab 21-37 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Rajasthan Max.35 yrs.
Tamil Nadu Max.35 yrs.
Uttar Pradesh 22-35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
Uttrakhand Max.35 yrs. (relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
West Bengal 23-35 yrs. (For SC/ST relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit)
For OBC- relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit)

 
 

Following are subjects that are common for almost all the State Judicial Services Exam:-

1. Constitution Of India
2. Indian Penal Code
3. Criminal Procedure Code
4. Indian Evidence Act
5. Civil Procedure Code
6. Limitation Act
7. Law of Arbitration
8. Specific Relief Act
9. Indian Partnership Act
10. Indian Contract Act
11. English
12. General Knowledge
13. Registration Act
14. Sales of Goods Act
15. Hindu Marriage Act
16. Hindu Succession Act
17. Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act
18. Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act
19. Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act
20. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce ) Act
21. Law of Torts
22. Transfer of Property Act

General Studies is also a paper in some states for which one must study current affairs as well as general studies books. Also, last year's papers are very helpful in securing the Judicial Services Exam success.

High Court of the concerned States from time to time invites application for filling up the vacancy of the posts in Higher Judicial Services
 
Pay scale of Rs.51550-1230-58930-1380-63070
Age Limit- A person must have attained the age of 35 years and should not be above the age of 45 years.
 
Eligibility Criteria –
(i) Must be a Citizen of India.

(ii) Must be an Advocate of not less than seven years standing as on the first day of January 2015.

(iii) Prosecuting Officer / Assistant Prosecuting Officers are also treated to be an Advocate and eligible as per the Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 561 of 2013, Deepak Agarwal Vs. Keshav Kaushik & Others.

 

For the State Judicial Services Exam, there is no minimum percentage required. The essential requirement is the possession of an LL.B by a candidate. Degree from a recognized university (either 5-year integrated course or 3-year course). In any State Judicial Services, percentage criteria are not specified. Good academic performance can help you to successfully complete the examination of judicial services.

The judicial services exam is conducted in three stages:-

1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam
3. Viva-Voice or Personal Interview

First, all applicants must appear 
in the preliminary examination; secondly, those individuals who qualify in the preliminary examination must appear in the Mains examination. After completing the procedure of making the selected candidate's final merit list, the person qualifying for the mains exam is called for Viva - Voice or personal interview. 
 

Generally the pay scale is- RS. 27,700-770-33,090-920-40,450-1080-44,770

There are also other allowances recommended by the Government from time to time to be paid to the Judges of lower Judiciary.

 

Completing 7 years of practice to appear in the Higher Judicial Services Exam is mandatory. It is one of the key requirements to appear in the HJS examination. Applicants must appear for a competitive examination to enter the HJS, the syllabus for which the lower judicial examination is similar. The advantage with this option is that if the applicant is selected, it will be posted as an additional district judge that hastens promotional prospects significantly.

A practicing lawyer can prepare for judiciary exam.  He can opt for lower judiciary for which no minimum year of practice is required and for higher judiciary (seven years) of practice is required. There is no specific bar to practicing advocates to appear in judicial services exams.

The woman are provided reservation in state judicial services exam by some States. For example- In the recent Bihar Government has provided 50% reservation for the woman candidates in judiciary exam. Provision for reservation is there but, relaxation in age limit is not provided for woman

Provision of negative marking is different from State to State. Some States prefers negative marking but majority of the States don’t have negative marking scheme for the Judicial Services Exams.

A Class 12 student (Science, Commerce and Arts stream), who has cleared board exams from a recognized board, is eligible for an Integrated Law course (5-year program).
 
Some common examples of Integrated Law programs are-

 
  • B.Sc (different specializations) LL.B
  • B.Com LL.B
  • B.A. LL.B
  • B.Tech LL.B
  • B.B.A. LL.B
 
From the above courses, it is evident that the Integrated Law program is nothing more than
a combinationoftwo degree programs. One of the degree programs is Law (L.L.B.). The other degree varies, and students can choose a suitable one that matches the 12th standard stream they pursued.
 

A student who has graduated may pursue Law Education after graduation by selecting L.L.B. Course. In fact, L.L.B. is a PG course. So, basically, you have to go for any graduation course after the 12th and complete it successfully. One may go to L.L.B. Degree after graduation (3 years of program)

Instead of going to regular L.L.B., graduates can go to new Integrated programs like-

 
  • M.B.A. L.L.B.
  • M.Sc. L.L.B.
  • M.Com. L.L.B.
Most of these Integrated programs are relatively new and are offered by few Institutes in India.

A Class 12 student (Science, Commerce and Arts stream), who has cleared board exams from a recognized board, is eligible for an Integrated Law course (5-year program).
 
Some common examples of Integrated Law programs are-
  • B.Sc (different specializations) LL.B
  • B.Com LL.B
  • B.A. LL.B
  • B.Tech LL.B
  • B.B.A. LL.B
 
From the above courses, it is evident that the Integrated Law program is nothing more than a combination 
of 
two degree programs. One of the degree programs is Law (L.L.B.). The other degree varies, and students can choose a suitable one that matches the 12th standard stream they pursued.

The CLAT exam will be carried out in offline mode in this year 2019, i.e. Based on Pen & Paper.

CLAT is a 200-mark examination consisting of five components:
 
  • English Grammar and Comprehension (40 marks)
  • Elementary Mathematics (20 marks)
  • GK and Current Affairs (50 marks)
  • Logical Reasoning (40 marks)
  • Legal Aptitude (50 marks)
 

The eligibility criteria for CLAT are:
 
  • Applicants of integrated LLB course need to be +2 appearing or passed candidates.
  • Applicants of LLM need to be LLB graduates.
  • Each candidate needs to produce their respective results at the time of admission.
  • General, OBC and Specially Abled Candidates and others need to secure 45 percent in their Class XII results and 55 percent in LLB results.
  • SC and ST candidates need to secure 40 percent in their Class XII results and 50 percent in LLB results.

The prescribed fee is:
For General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates: Rs.4000/-
For SC/ST category candidates: Rs.3500/-

The eligible candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from CLAT website (www.clat.ac.in). Please note that the admit cards will not be sent via e-mail or by post. They may also carry proof of their identity (issued by GOI or state government) such as identity card, voter identity card, driving license, and passport etc. to the venue of the examination.

No, a candidate can apply only through online mode.

Question papers from the previous year can only be downloaded from the CLAT website when paying Rs. 500/-through online mode. The CLAT office will not provide any hard copy.

Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The candidates will be required to fill in all available National Law Universities choices for the UG / PG course in order of their preference during the online counseling session. Seats shall be allocated taking into account the choice and merit of the candidate.

No, Choice once indicated and submitted shall be treated as final.

No. There is no prescribed minimum cut - off score. The candidacy of each candidate in their respective categories shall be considered in order of merit.


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