Chhattisgarh Civil Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 10th March, 2021

Chhattisgarh Civil Judge Exam is conducted by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Civil Judge within the state. Civil Judge is a Grade III Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and acts as a Judicial Magistrate in the jurisdiction of criminal matters.

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

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidate for the posts of Civil Judge
Conducting Body Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission

CCJ Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate should be

    • a citizen of India, or
    • other categories recognized by Govt. of India

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must have a Bachelor Degree in Law from a recognized University.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the CCJ examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 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
    SC/ST/OBC 40 years
    Women 45 years
    Government servant 38 years

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

CCJ Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified

CCJ Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary exam
Stage II: Main exam
Stage III: Viva-Voce

Pattern for Preliminary exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 100

Pattern for Main exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 15

Having regard to the number of vacancies, relatively more meritorious candidates from among those who appeared in the Main Examination shall be called in the ratio of 1:3 for the viva-voce.

CCJ Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary exam

1 Prelims Paper I

  • Indian Penal Code
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Constitution of India
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Contract Act
  • Limitation Act
  • The Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act, 2011
  • Court Fees Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Registration Act
  • Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Code.
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Chhattisgarh Excise Act, 1915

Syllabus for Main exam

1 Mains Paper I

  • Framing of issues and writing of Judgement in Civil Cases
  • Framing of charges and writing of Judgement in Criminal Cases
  • Translation: English to Hindi and Hindi to English

Syllabus for Viva-Voce

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.