Sikkim Judicial Service Grade – III Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
High Court of Sikkim

Sikkim Judicial Service Examination is conducted by the Sikkim Public Service Commission / High Court to hire subordinates in judicial services for Grade – III (Fresh Graduates) positions within the State of Sikkim.

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). The examination is conducted as per the rules given under Sikkim Judicial Service Rules, 1975 (as amended).

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 Sikkim
Conducting Body High Court of Sikkim
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SJS 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 Sikkim Grade-III Examination, the candidate must be a holder of a Degree in Law from a Bar Council of India (BCI) recognized university.
    • The candidate must have knowledge of Nepali language or any other State languages.
    • Candidate must have adequate knowledge of Computer applications to be tested at the time of Viva-Voce.
    • 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 Sikkim Grade-III Examination.

  4. Age Limit
  5. The age of the candidate to appear in the SJS Grade-III examination should be minimum of 21 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
    Schedule Caste 38 years
    Schedule Tribe 38 years

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

SJS Grade-III Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Examination To be Notified

SJS Grade-III Exam Pattern 2021

The selection process of Sikkim Grade – III examination segregated into two stages. One stage is followed by another.

  • Stage 1: Main examination
  • Stage 2: Viva – Voce/ Interview

Pattern for Main Examination

The Main Written Examination will be of 400 marks comprising Two papers i.e. Paper – I & Paper-II. A total of 400 marks will be considered for raking. All the candidates must obtain the cut-off marks as decided by the authority in the Final written examination to be eligible for Viva-Voce.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Procedural Law & Local Laws

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

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
2 Substantive Laws

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

Merit Ranking Nature Both Objective & Descriptive 180 mins 200
Total Marks* 400

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

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 100

This is the final stage of the Grade – III examination. The candidates who obtain the highest marks in the aggregate of both the papers in the written examination shall be called for Viva-Voce in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. five (5) persons against one(1) post.

SJS Grade-III Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Main Examination

1 Procedural Law & Local Laws

    Group A: Procedural Law

  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Limitation Act
    Group B: Local Laws

  • Property Law
  • Registration Law
  • House Rent & Eviction Law
  • Land Laws
  • Court Fee & Stamp Laws
  • Adoption Laws
  • Civil Courts Act
  • Municipal Laws
  • Interpretation & General Clauses Act
  • Other Local Laws
  • Notification on Issuance of Certificate of Identification
  • Rural Indebtedness Act
  • Language Test

2 Substantive Laws

  • Hindu Law
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Partnership Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • General Clauses Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Indian Penal Code and
  • Constitutional Law of India

Points Related to the Main Examination

Only those candidates found eligible on preliminary scrutiny shall be called for Written Examination. In case candidates are much more in number, the Preliminary Examination may also be held by the High Court. The list of candidates whose applications are accepted for taking the examination shall be uploaded in the High Court website.

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.

Points Related to the Viva-Voce

The final evaluation is based on marks obtained in the Final Written Examination and Viva- Voce strictly subject to the cut off marks indicates as above. However, the final selection shall be made subject to the overall suitability of the candidate, as decided by the High Court.

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