Maharashtra District Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
UPSC

Maharashtra District Judge Exam is conducted by the High Court of Bombay to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of District Judge. District Judge is a Grade I Judicial Officer who decides the civil matter. The District Judge also acts as a Session Judge when the jurisdiction is exercised on 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 for the post of District Judge
Conducting Body High Court of Bombay
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MDJE Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must be a holder of a Degree in law and must be practising as an Advocate for not less than seven years.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the MDJE 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.

MDJE Exam Important Dates 2021

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

MDJE 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 1/4th of the marks will be deducted. 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

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.

MDJE Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary exam

1 Prelims Paper I

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure
  • The Civil Procedure Code
  • The Indian Evidence Act
  • The Transfer of Property Act
  • The Specific Relief Act
  • The Maharastra Rent Control Act
  • The Limitation Act
  • Constitution of India
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Law of Contract
  • The Sale of Goods Act
  • The Partnership Act

Syllabus for Main exam

1 Mains Paper I

  • The Civil Procedure Code
  • The Transfer of Property Act
  • The Specific Relief Act
  • The Law of Contracts
  • The Sale of Goods Act
  • The Partnership Act

2 Mains Paper II

  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Evidence Act
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure
  • The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989
  • The Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955
  • Essay on current legal topic (approximately 800 words)

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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