Jharkhand Superior Judicial Service Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

Jharkhand Superior Judicial Service Exam is conducted by the High Court of Jharkhand to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of District Judge. District Judge is a Grade I Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and acts as a Session Judge 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 candidates for the post of District Judge
Conducting Body High Court of Jharkhand

JSJSE Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must be a graduate in law with experience of more than seven years at the Bar as a practising Advocate.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the JSJSE examination should be minimum of 35 years and maximum of 45 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 48 years

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

JSJSE 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

JSJSE Exam Pattern 2021

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

Pattern for Prelims

The holding of the Preliminary Entrance Test shall be at the discretion of the High Court keeping in view the number of application and other relevant consideration.

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
2 Paper II: Substantive Law
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 40

No candidate irrespective of the marks obtained by him in the Main Examination, shall be eligible for selection for an appointment if he obtains less than 20 marks out of an aggregate of 40 in the Viva-Voce Test.

JSJSE Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Prelims

1 Paper I

  • General English
  • General Knowledge (including Current Affairs)
  • C.P.C
  • Cr. P.C
  • Evidence Act
  • Law of Contract
  • IPC

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains Paper I

Part I

  • Language (English): Essay, Precis, Preposition and Comprehension etc.

Part II

  • Procedural Law (Cr. P.C and C.P.C)
  • Law of Evidence
  • Law of Limitation

2 Mains Paper II: Substantive Law

  • Constitution of India
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Law of Contract
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Negotiable Instrument Act
  • Law relating to Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
  • Jurisprudence
  • Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act
  • Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act Prevention of Corruption Act (POCSO)
  • Prevention of Corruption Act
  • SC and ST Act
  • Electricity Act
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act (NDPS Act)

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.