Judicial Services Exam FAQ


 
05
Sep

Judicial Services Exam FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Candidate who has finished his LL.B. Or a B.A.LL.B degree may appear in the Judicial Services Examination carried out by different States.

It differs from State to State, however, in general the lower age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 32 years. Below is the state wise list for age limit:-

State Age Limit
Assam Maximum age is 35yrs.(Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Bihar 22-35 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Chattisgarh 22-35 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST )
Delhi Maximum age is 32yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Gujarat 21 to 35 yrs.
Haryana 21-40 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST )
Himachal Pradesh 22-30 yrs. (Relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit for SC/ST )
Jharkhand 22-35 yrs. (Relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Kerala Maximum age is 35 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Madhya Pradesh 21-35 yrs. (Relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Maharashtra Maximum age is 35 yrs.
Odisha 23-35 yrs.
Punjab 21-37 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Rajasthan Maximum age is 35yrs.
Tamil Nadu Maximum age is 35yrs.
Uttar Pradesh 22-35 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
Uttrakhand Maximum age is 35 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
West Bengal 22-35 yrs. (Relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for SC/ST)
  • Candidate minimum age should be 35 & maximum 45 years old.

  • Candidate must be a Citizen of India.

  • Must be an Advocate of not less than seven years standing as on the first day of January 2020.

  • 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.

 

Below are the subjects common to almost all the State Judicial Services Exam:-

  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Constitution Of India
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Limitation Act
  • Law of Arbitration
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Indian Partnership Act
  • Sales of Goods Act
  • Law of Torts
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Hindu Marriage Act
  • Registration Act
  • Hindu Succession Act
  • Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act
  • Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act
  • Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act
  • Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce ) Act
State Subjects
Bihar Judicial Services
  1. Prevention of Corruption Act 1988
  2. Negotiable Instruments Act 1881
  3. Motor Vehicles Act 1988
  4. Family Courts Act 1984
  5. SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities)Act 1989
Delhi Judicial Services
  1. Delhi Rent Control Act
Haryana Judicial Services
  1. Haryana Urban (Control of Rent and Eviction) Act ,1973
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services
  1. Wildlife Protection Act 1972
  2. Indian Forest Act 1927
Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services
  1. MP Land Revenue Code 1959
  2. MP Accommodation Control Act 1961
Punjab Judicial Services
  1. Punjab Courts Act 1918
  2. East Punjab Urban rent Restriction Act 1949
Rajasthan Judicial Services
  1. Rajasthan Land Revenue Act 1956
  2. Rajasthan guaranteed Delivery of Public Services Act 2011
  3. Rajasthan right to hearing Act 2012
  4. Rajasthan Rent Control Act 2001
  5. Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (Chapter X-XII)
  6. Legal services Authorities Act 1987
  7. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
  8. Negotiable Instrument Act (Chapter XVII)
  9. Electricity Act 2003(Chapter XIV)
  10. Juvenile Justice Act 2015
  11. SC & ST( Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
Uttarakhand Judicial Services
  1. U.P. Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act (as applicable in Uttarakhand).
  2. Indian Penal Code.
Uttar Pradesh Judicial Serivces
  1. Indian Penal Code
  2. The Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land reforms Act 1951,
  3. Uttar Pradesh, Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972
  4. Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act
  5. U.P. Panchayat Raj Act
  6. U.P. Consolidation of HoldingsAct,1953,
  7. Uttar Pradesh Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with rules framed under the aforesaid Acts.

The judicial services examination held in 3 successive stages:-

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

No, minimum percentage is required for attempting State Judicial Services Exam. Candidate must holds an LL.B. degree (either 5 year integrated course or 3 year course) from recognized university.

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

Other allowances are also suggested from time to time by the government paid to the Lower Judiciary Judges.

Completion of 7 years of practice for the Higher Judicial Services Exam is mandatory, it is one of the most important criteria to appear in the HJS examination. Candidate must appear for a competitive examination to enter the HJS.

A practicing lawyer can prepare for judicial examination. He can apply for lower judiciary and higher judiciary, in lower judiciary no minimum year of practice is required whereas for higher judiciary (seven years) of practice is required. There is no particular bar for practicing lawyers to appear in judicial examinations.

Negative marking provision differs from State to State. Certain states prefer negative markings, but most states have no negative marking system.

Preliminary, Mains and Viva Voice are allocated differently in terms of marks from State to State. The following table classifies the allocation of marks for the judicial examination of different states:-

State Prelims Mains Viva Voice
Chattisgarh 100 marks 100 marks 15 marks
Delhi 200 marks 850 marks 150 marks
Haryana 600 marks 900 marks 200 marks
Himachal Pradesh 300 marks 850 marks 150 marks
Jharkhand 100 marks 400 marks 100 marks
Madhya Pradesh 100 marks 400 marks 50 marks
Punjab 500 marks 950 marks 100 marks
Uttarakhand 200 marks 850 marks 100 marks + 100 marks for computer knowledge
Uttar Pradesh 450 marks 1000 marks 100 marks

Any student who have cleared his/her class 12 board examinations (any stream) from a recognized board is eligible for an Integrated Law course (5-year program).

There are some common examples of integrated law programs:-

  1. B.Sc. (different specializations) L.L.B.
  2. B.Com. L.L.B.
  3. B.A. L.L.B.
  4. B.B.A. L.L.B.
  5. B.Tech. L.L.B.

A student who has graduated can pursue Law Education after graduation by choosing L.L.B. Course. Graduates from most branches and disciplines may pursue L.L.B. course. So, basically, you have to go for any graduation course after the 12th and finish it effectively. After graduation, one may go for the L.L.B. Degree (three years of program).

Graduates may select new Integrated programs of L.L.B. instead of regular L.L.B. program.

  1. B.Sc. (different specializations) L.L.B.
  2. B.Com. L.L.B.
  3. B.A. L.L.B.
  4. B.B.A. L.L.B.
  5. B.Tech. L.L.B.

Some career options after LL.B. course are mentioned below-

Graduates may select new Integrated programs of L.L.B. instead of regular L.L.B. program.

  • Judge
  • Legal Consultant
  • Property Lawyer
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Advocate with Private Practice
  • Advocate working for Law firm
  • Advocate working for Government
  • NGO/Social Activist
  • Lecturer
  • Research professional


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