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Chattisgarh State Judiciary 2020-21

Law Graduates who wish to become members of subordinate judiciary should write the entry-level exam which is the Judiciary exam or the PCS (J)-Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Examination.
This exam is uniformly divided into 3 stages of Preliminary, Mains and Interview, across all States in India.
The State government under the supervision of respective High Courts appoints members of the subordinate judiciary.

Selection process is further dependent on yearly vacancies/number of seats.

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Judicial services offer several attractive features which include handsome perks and privileges including among others- rent-free accommodation, fuel allowances, subsidized electricity and water supplies, telephone allowances, and bursaries for children’s education.


The following essential qualifications must  be qualified at the time of application:

  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. The candidates must be a holder of a degree in law which is recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  3. The minimum age prescribed is 18 years, while a candidate above 40 years shall be ineligible, the upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for S.C. category candidates of Chhattisgarh.


Preliminary Exam

Questions: 100

Time: 2:00 Hours; Marks:100

(1) Indian Penal Code

(2) Code of Civil Procedure

(3) Code of Criminal Procedure

(4) Indian Evidence Act

(5) Constitution of India

(б) Transfer of Property Act

(7) Contract Act

(8) Limitation Act

(9) The Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act, 2011

(10) Court Fees Act

(11) Specific Relief Act

(12) Registration Act

(13) Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Code

(14) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

(15) The Chhattisgarh Excise Act, 1915

Mains Exam

Time: 3:00 Hours                                                                                                         Marks: 100

The mains exam paper is subjective which is divided into three parts:

  • Framing of Issues and writing of Judgment of Civil Cases of 40 Marks
  • Framing of Charges and writing of Judgment of Criminal Cases of 40 Marks
  • Translation 
  • Hindi to English – 10 Marks
  • English to Hindi – 10 Marks


Relatively more meritorious candidates from among those who appeared in the mains examination in the ratio 1:3 having regard to the number of vacancies shall be called for viva-voce. The maximum marks for viva-voce would be 15. A candidate belonging to the unreserved category has to secure a minimum of 33% marks in the viva -voce and those belonging to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes/other backward classes shall be required to secure a minimum of 25% marks in the viva-voce.   

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