The Jharkhand Judicial Service Examination is conducted every year by the Jharkhand High Court – Ranchi for recruitment to the posts of Civil Judge Junior Division.
The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at :
Eligibility and Age Limit – Jharkhand Civil Judge (Junior Division)
Educational qualification & Practice of Law : Degree of Law (LLB) from a recognized University (Recognized by the BCI) and enrolled as an advocate under the Advocates, Act, 1961 till last date of submission of application form.
Note : Valid and active registration is must. A suspended Registration not be accepted.
General Requirements : Possesses sound health, bears good moral character and is not involved in, or related to any criminal case involving moral turpitude.
Age limit : Above the age of 22 years and below the age of 35 years as on the date mentioned in the advertisement. In the case of female candidates, or candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe there shall be relaxation of the upper age limit by 3 years
Overall Scheme of Jharkhand Civil Judge (Junior Division) Exam
The competitive exam for Civil Judge Junior Division selection will be held in three distinct steps as listed below :
(1) Preliminary Entrance Test – Written Examination (Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type). The candidates declared successful in this test shall be eligible for the Main Examination.
(2) Main Examination – Written Examination (Subjective). The candidates declared successful in this Test shall be eligible for Viva-Voce Test.
(3) Viva-Voce Test – Personal Interview / Oral Examination
Syllabus – Jharkhand Civil Judge (Junior Division) Preliminary Entrance Test
(1). The Preliminary Entrance Test shall consist of :
- General English
- General Knowledge (including Current Affairs)
- The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
- The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
- The Law of Contract, 1872.
- 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.
Syllabus – Jharkhand Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Main 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
Paper IV (Language)Hindi & English (Essay, Precis writing, Translation & Paraphrasing)
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.