Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Service Grade-III Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 20th December, 2021

Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Service Examination is conducted by the Gauhati High Court to hire subordinates in judicial services for Grade – III (Fresh Graduates) positions within the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

Grade – III Judicial Officers means the Judicial Officer designated as Civil Judge (Junior Division) on the Civil side and Sub – Divisional Judicial Magistrate & Judicial Magistrate on the Criminal side (as the case may be). The examination will be conducted as per the rules given under Arunachal Pradesh Judicial Service Rules, 2006 (as amended).

These exams focus on Indian legal and constitutional governance and history, current developments of national and international interest, and analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit ‘Grade-III’ Judicial Officers for the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
Conducting Body Gauhati High Court

APJS Grade-III Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be a citizen of India as defined in Article 5 & 6 of the Constitution of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. To be eligible to appear in the Arunachal Pradesh Grade-III Examination, the candidate must be a holder of a Degree in Law from a Bar Council of India (BCI) recognized university.

    The candidate also must hold the license of practice as an advocate i.e he/she must clear the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) for appearing in the Arunachal Pradesh Grade-III Examination.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The upper age limit to appear in the APJS Grade-III examination is 35 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribes 38 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

APJS Grade-III Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application January 19, 2021
Last Date of Application January 31, 2021
Last Date of Fee Payment February 2, 2021
Preliminary Exam March 21, 2021
Preliminary Exam Result April 9, 2021
Mains Admit Card September 15, 2021
Main Exam September 18, 2021
Result of Mains Exam December 18, 2021
Interview January 5, 2022

APJS Grade-III Exam Pattern 2021

The selection process of Arunachal Pradesh Grade – III examination segregated into three stages. One stage is followed by another.

  • Stage 1: Preliminary examination
  • Stage 2: Main examination
  • Stage 3: Viva – Voce/ Interview

Pattern for Preliminary Examination

The Candidates will have to appear in a Preliminary Examination(objective type multiple choice) of 100 Marks. The candidates will be called on the basis of 1:10 ratio i.e. 10 (Ten) candidates will be called against 1 (one) vacancy for the final written examination.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Preliminary Paper

To test the General knowledge, Current Affairs, Mental Ability and Knowledge of law.

Merit Ranking Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 100
Total Marks* 100

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Main Examination

The Main Written Examination will be of 400 marks comprising four papers i.e. Paper – I, Paper-II, Paper-III, & Paper – IV. A total of 400 marks will be considered for raking. All the candidates must obtain 60% (50% for Reserved Category) or more marks or corresponding grade in the Final written examination to be eligible for Viva-Voce.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper-I: General English

To assess the command over the English language.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper-II: General Knowledge

To test the General Knowledge, aptitude, intelligence and ability of reasoning of the candidate.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Paper-III: Law Paper-I

To test the knowledge of law & intelligence in solving the problems emerged during the process of law.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
4 Paper-IV: Law Paper-II

Expert Knowledge in law is necessary to solve the problems in various fields of law.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
Total Marks* 400

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Viva-Voce/Interview

Total marks allotted: 70

This is the final stage of the Grade – III examination which is 70 marks. The candidates would be called for Viva-Voce/ Interview at a ratio of 1:3 (i.e. three candidates against one post) subject to marks obtained as stated above. The selected candidates must secure 60% marks in the Viva – Voce/ Interview.

APJS Grade-III Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

1 Preliminary Paper

  • General Knowledge
  • Aptitude
  • English
  • Constitution of India
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Law of Torts

Points Related to the Preliminary Examination

However, the High Court reserves the right to fix the cut-off marks in the Preliminary Examination and call only those candidates to appear in the Final written examination who obtain the cut-off marks as may be fixed by the High Court.

Syllabus for Main Examination

1 Paper-I: General English

  • English Grammer:
    Synonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Direct and Indirect speech, Data Interpretation, Spotting Errors, Passage Completion, Word Formation, Sentence Completion, Part of Speech, Error Correction (Phrase in Bold), Theme Detection, Spelling Test, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Arrangement, Substitution, Joining Sentences, Tenses, Active and Passive Voice, Idioms and Phrases, Para Completion, Translation, Error Correction (Underlined Part), Punctuation, Comprehension, Passage writing
  • Precis-writing
  • Essay writing on Legal Topic & General Topic Etc.
  • 2 Paper-II: General Knowledge

    Indian History, India & World Geography, Indian & World Economy, Current Affairs, Politics, General Science, Technology, Indian Culture, Famous Places in India and World, Famous Personalities, Honors and Awards, World Organisations, Sports, Books and Authors, Days and Years, Inventions.

    Areas, Averages, Simplification and Approximation, Races and Games, Probability, Numbers and Ages, Quadratic Equations, Odd Man Out, Boats and Streams, Indices and Surds, Pipes and Cisterns, Compound Interest, Permutations and Combinations, Problems on Trains, Problems on LCM and HCF, Volumes, Percentages, Problems on Numbers, Simple Interest, Time and Distance, Mensuration, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegations, Simple Equations, Time and Work, Partnership.

    Situation reaction test, Number series, Assertion and reason, Logical Venn diagram, Coding-decoding, Data Sufficiency, Blood relations, Sequential output tracing, Puzzle test, Logical sequence test, Direction sense test, Classifications, Inserting the missing characters, Eligibility test, Analogy, Syllogism, Inequalities, Alphabet test, Machine input, Alpha-numerical sequence puzzle, Sitting arrangement, Arithmetical operations, Numbers, ranking, and time sequence test.

    3 Paper-III: Law Paper-I

  • Group A: Code of Civil Procedure
  • Group B: Constitution Of India
  • Group C: Indian Contract Act
  • Group D: Transfer of Property
  • 4 Paper-IV: Law Paper-II

  • Group A: Indian Penal Code
  • Group B: Criminal Procedure code
  • Group C: Evidence Act
  • Group D: Law of Torts
  • Points Related to the Main Examination

    The candidates are expected to refer to the relevant decisions of the Apex Court and the High Court while writing answers in Paper – III and Paper – IV.

    Syllabus for Viva-Voce/Interview

    There is no specified syllabus for Viva – Voce but the interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge in law & other subjects as well as the abilities to solve the problem during the course of work.

    The Board will pay special attention to assess:

    • intellectual curiosity,
    • critical powers of assimilation,
    • balance of judgment and alertness of mind,
    • the ability for social cohesion,
    • integrity of character initiative and
    • capacity for leadership.

    The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of law but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country.

    They must have knowledge in the field of Current Affairs, New Discoveries & Inventions also. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate’s mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems.

    Points Related to the Viva-Voce/Interview

    The final evaluation will be based on marks obtained in the Final Written Examination and Viva- Voce strictly subject to the cut off marks indicates as above. However, the final selection shall be made subject to the overall suitability of the candidate, as decided by the High Court.