Gujarat Civil Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
High Couurt of Gujrat

Gujarat Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam is conducted by the High Court of Gujarat 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 matter 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, Gujarati
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidate for the post of Civil Judge
Conducting Body High Court of Gujarat
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Gujarat Civil Judge Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a Citizen of India.

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

  5. Age Limit
  6. The upper age limit to appear in the Gujarat Civil Judge Exam 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
    SC/ST/BC 38 years
    Ex-Serviceman 38 years

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

Gujarat Civil Judge 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

Gujarat Civil Judge 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 0.33 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. 100

Pattern for Main Written Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: Criminal
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 150 mins 75
2 Paper II: Civil
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 150 mins 75
3 Paper III: Gujarati Language
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 90 mins 50

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 50

Out of the Candidates who qualify for the written examination, according to the merit obtained therein, candidates shall be called for viva-voce.

Gujarat Civil Judge Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary exam

1 Prelims Paper I

Part A

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 (Old Bombay Prohibition Act)
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Only Chapter XVII)

Part B

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Constitution of India – [Part-III – Fundamental Rights (Articles 12 to 35A) & Part-IVA – Fundamental Duties]

Part C

  • General Knowledge
  • English Language
  • Test of Reasoning
  • Numerical & Mental Ability
  • Basics of Computer Applications

Syllabus for Main Written Exam

1 Mains Paper I: Criminal

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Probation of Offenders’ Act, 1958
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • The Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887
  • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
  • Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(Only Ch.XVII)
  • The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969

2 Mains Paper II: Civil

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Gujarat Court Fees Act, 2004

3 Mains Paper III: Gujarati Language

  • Spelling Corrections
  • Synonym – Antonym
  • Idioms and Phrases (12th standard level)
  • Translation (Gujarati to English and English to Gujarati)

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.

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