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Jharkhand Judicial Services Exam 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.

The selection process is further dependent on the 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.


Educational qualification & Practice of Law : Degree of Law (LLB) from a recognized University (Recognized by the BCI) and enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961 till the last date of submission of the application form.

Note: Valid and active registration is a must. A suspended Registration not be accepted.

General Requirements: Possesses sound health, bears good moral character and is not involved in, or related to any criminal case involving moral turpitude.

Age limit: Above the age of 22 years and below the age of 35 years as on the date mentioned in the advertisement. In the case of female candidates, or candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe there shall be a relaxation of the upper age limit by 3 years.


Phase I Prelims

  1. The Preliminary Entrance Test shall consist of :
    1. General English
    2. General Knowledge (including Current Affairs)
    3. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
    4. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
    5. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
    6. The Law of Contract, 1872.
    7. The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
  2. The Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks in aggregate.
  3. Duration of Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of two hours.

Phase II Main Exam

The Main exam will consist of four papers of 100 marks each, comprising questions on the following subjects. Each paper will be for three hours.

Paper – I

  • Procedural Law (The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and The Code of Criminal Procedure,1973).
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • The Limitation Act, 1963.

Paper – II

  • The Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sales of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

Paper – III

  • The Hindu Law and The Mohammedan Law
  • Rent Control Law.
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Jurisprudence

Paper –  IV 

  • (Language)Hindi & English (Essay, Precis writing, Translation & Paraphrasing)

Phase III

Viva-Voce Test

There shall be a Viva-Voce Test of 100 marks.  In the Viva-Voce Test the minimum required qualifying marks would be 25% for the General category candidates and 20% for SC/ST/OBC & BC.

No candidates, irrespective of the marks obtained by him in the Main Examination, shall be eligible for selection for appointment, if he obtains less than minimum prescribed marks in the Viva-Voce Test.

The final selection list shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the Main Examination and the Viva-Voce Test both.

In case of tie of marks between the candidates in the final selection list,their selection will be made firstly on the basis of qualification, i.e., person having Post Graduate Degree in Law shall be given preference and thereafter on the basis of experience, if any, in legal practice and still if necessary, on the basis of seniority in age.

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