Manipur Judicial Service Grade – III Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 23rd May, 2022

Manipur Judicial Service examination is conducted by the Gauhati High Court to hire subordinates in judicial services for Grade-I (Practising Lawyers) and Grade-III (Fresh Graduates) positions within the State of Manipur. While Grade-II Judicial Officers are appointed by seniority and departmental competitive examination conducted by the High Court.

Grade-III Judicial Officers means the Judicial Officer designated as Civil Judge (Junior Division) on the Civil side and Sub – Divisional Judicial Magistrate & Judicial Magistrate on the Criminal side (as the case may be).

These exams focus on Indian legal and constitutional governance and history, current developments of national and international interest, and 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 “Grade – III” Judicial Officers for the State of Manipur.
Conducting Body Gauhati High Court

MJS Grade-III Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be a citizen of India as defined in Article 5 & 6 of the Constitution of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
    • To be eligible to appear in the Manipur Judicial Service Grade-III Exam, the candidate must be a holder of a Degree in Law from a recognized university.
    • The candidate must have knowledge of the State Official Language.
    • The candidate also must hold the license of practice as an advocate i.e he/she must clear the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) for appearing in the Manipur Judicial Service Grade-III Examination.

  4. Age Limit
  5. The upper age limit to appear in the MJS Grade-III examination 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
    Other Backward Class (M)/ Other Backward Class (MP) 38 years
    Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe 40 years

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

MJS Grade-III Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application February 14, 2022
Last Date of Application February 28, 2022
Preliminary Examination April 24, 2022
Answer Key May 23, 2022

MJS Grade-III Exam Pattern 2021

The selection process of Manipur Judicial Service Grade-III examination segregated into three stages. One stage is followed by another.

  • Stage 1: Preliminary Examination
  • Stage 2: Main Examination
  • Stage 3: Viva – Voce/ Interview

Pattern for Preliminary Examination

The Candidates will have to appear in a Preliminary Examination(objective type multiple choice) of 200 Marks. All the candidates must obtain at least 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks or corresponding grade.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 English & General Knowledge

To test the General knowledge, Current Affairs, Mental Ability and Proficiency in English.

Merit Ranking Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 60 mins 100
2 Law Paper

To Test the Knowledge of Law.

Merit Ranking Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 60 mins 100
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Main Examination

The Main Written Examination will be of 400 marks comprising four papers i.e. Paper – I (English), Paper-II (General Knowledge), Paper-III (Law Paper – I), & Paper-IV (Law Paper-II). All total of 400 marks will be considered for merit ranking. All the candidates must obtain at least 60% (50% for Reserved Category) marks in aggregate in the written examination to be eligible to appear in Viva-Voce.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 English

To assess the command over the English language.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 General Knowledge

To test the General Knowledge, aptitude, intelligence and ability of reasoning of the candidate.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Law Paper – I

To test the knowledge of law & intelligence in solving the problems emerged during the process of law.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
4 Law Paper – II

Expert Knowledge in law is necessary to solve the problems in various fields of law.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
Total Marks* 400

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Viva-Voce/Interview

Total marks allotted: 70

This is the final stage of the MJS Grade-III examination. The candidates would be called for Viva-Voce/ Interview subject to marks obtained as stated above. The selected candidates must secure 40% marks in the Viva – Voce/ Interview.

MJS Grade-III Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

1 English & General Knowledge

  • General English
  • Aptitude
  • General Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • Current Affairs

2 Law Paper

  • Constitution of India
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Law of Torts

Points Related to the Preliminary Examination

The candidates will be called on the basis of 1:10 ratio i.e. 10 (Ten) candidates will be called against 1 (one) vacancy for the final written examination.

However, the High Court reserves the right to fix the cut-off marks in the Preliminary Examination and call only those candidates to appear in the Final written examination who obtain the cut-off marks as may be fixed by the High Court of Manipur.

Syllabus for Main Examination

1 English

  • English Grammer:
    Synonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Direct and Indirect speech, Data Interpretation, Spotting Errors, Passage Completion, Word Formation, Sentence Completion, Part of Speech, Error Correction (Phrase in Bold), Theme Detection, Spelling Test, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Arrangement, Substitution, Joining Sentences, Tenses, Active and Passive Voice, Idioms and Phrases, Para Completion, Translation, Error Correction (Underlined Part), Punctuation, Comprehension, Passage writing
  • Precis-writing
  • Essay writing on Legal Topic & General Topic Etc.
  • 2 General Knowledge

  • General Knowledge:
    Indian History, India & World Geography, Indian & World Economy, Current Affairs, Politics, General Science, Technology, Indian Culture, Famous Places in India and World, Famous Personalities, Honors and Awards, World Organisations, Sports, Books and Authors, Days and Years, Inventions.
  • Aptitude & Reasoning(Intelligence):
    • Aptitude:
      Areas, Averages, Simplification and Approximation, Races and Games, Probability, Numbers and Ages, Quadratic Equations, Odd Man Out, Boats and Streams, Indices and Surds, Pipes and Cisterns, Compound Interest, Permutations and Combinations, Problems on Trains, Problems on LCM and HCF, Volumes, Percentages, Problems on Numbers, Simple Interest, Time and Distance, Mensuration, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegations, Simple Equations, Time and Work, Partnership.
    • Reasoning/Intelligence:
      Situation reaction test, Number series, Assertion and reason, Logical Venn diagram, Coding-decoding, Data Sufficiency, Blood relations, Sequential output tracing, Puzzle test, Logical sequence test, Direction sense test, Classifications, Inserting the missing characters, Eligibility test, Analogy, Syllogism, Inequalities, Alphabet test, Machine input, Alpha-numerical sequence puzzle, Sitting arrangement, Arithmetical operations, Numbers, ranking, and time sequence test.
  • 3 Law Paper – I

  • Group A: Constitution Of India
  • Group B: Code of Civil Procedure
  • Group C: Transfer of Property Act
  • Group D: Indian Contract Act
  • 4 Law Paper – II

  • Group A: Indian Penal Code
  • Group B: Criminal Procedure code
  • Group C: Evidence Act
  • Group D: Law of Torts
  • Points Related to the Main Examination

    The ST/SC candidates who obtain more than 45% marks but less than 50% marks shall not be eligible for appointment against the unreserved vacancies.

    Syllabus for Viva-Voce/Interview

    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.

    Points Related to the Viva-Voce/Interview

    The final evaluation will be on the basis of merit and strictly subject to the overall suitability of the candidate as per the provisions of Manipur Judicial Service Rules, 2005. In case of any dispute, the decision of the High Court of Manipur will be the final.