Bihar Judicial Service Examination – Syllabus and overview

Overview and detailed preliminary and main syllabus of the Bihar Judicial Service Examination conducted every year by the Patna High Court

The Bihar Judicial Service Examination is conducted every year by the Patna High Court. The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at : patnahighcourt.bih.nic.in and / or the website of the state’s public service commission (If the exam is conducted by the PSC) at Bihar Public Service Commission

 

The prelims examination has two papers
  • Paper 1 – multiple choice questions from General Studies / General Knowledge for 100 marks.
  • Paper 2- multiple choice questions from Law topics for 150 marks.

 

The main exam consists of two groups of papers and the viva-voce exam
  • Compulsory Papers
  • Optional Papers

There are five compulsory papers, of which Hindi & English are of qualifying nature.

  1. General Knowledge / General Studies including Current Affairs – 150 marks
  2. Elementary General Science – 100 marks
  3. General Hindi – 100 marks
  4. General English – 100 marks
  5. Law of Evidence and Procedure – 150 marks

There will be a choice of five optional papers, from which, candidates have to select three :

  1. Optional Constitutional Law of India and England – 150 marks
  2. Hindu law and Mohammedan law – 150 marks
  3. Transfer of Property Act, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief Act – 150 marks
  4. Law of Contract and Torts – 150 marks
  5. Commercial Law – 150 marks

Details :

General Knowledge / General Studies paper for the Bihar Judicial Service Exams will consist of questions from the following areas :
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian National Movement
Indian and World Geography
Indian Polity and Economy
General Analytical & Reasoning skills

English paper for the Bihar Judicial Service Exams will consist of questions from the following areas :
Spotting Errors in sentences and phrases
Antonyms and Synonyms
Fill in the blanks with missing words
Usage of prepositions, idioms and phrases
Word analogies
Test of spellings
Re-arranging sentences
Questions to test comprehension – with a passage to be read and questions based on the same.

Mathematics (Typically of a +2 level)  paper for the Bihar Judicial Service Exams will consist of questions from the following areas :
Algebra & Linear Algebra
Calculus & Trigonometry
Analytic Geometry
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
Vector & Complex Analysis

Bihar Judicial Service Examination – Syllabus and overview
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