Jharkhand Civil Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
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Jharkhand Judicial Service (Civil Judge) Exam is conducted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Civil Judge. 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
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidate in the post of Civil Judge.
Conducting Body Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC)
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Jharkhand Civil Judge Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate should have a Degree of Law from a recognised University and enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocates, Act, 1961 till the last date of submission of the application form.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the Jharkhand Civil Judge Exam should be minimum of 22 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 38 years
    Female Candidate 38 years

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

Jharkhand 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

Jharkhand 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) 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
2 Paper II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Paper III
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
4 Paper IV: Language (Hindi and English)
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 100

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.

Jharkhand Civil Judge Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary exam

1 Prelims Paper I

  • 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

Syllabus for Main exam

1 Mains Paper I

  • Procedural Law (The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973)
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963

2 Mains Paper II

  • The Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sales of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

3 Mains Paper III

  • The Hindu Law and The Mohammedan Law
  • Rent Control Law
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Jurisprudence

4 Mains Paper IV: Language (Hindi and English)

  • Essay
  • Precise writing
  • Translation & Paraphrase

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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