Bihar Judicial Service Exam BPSC Civil Judge Syllabus & Overview

Overview and detailed preliminary and main syllabus of the Bihar Judicial Service Examination conducted every year by the Patna High Court
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The Bihar Judicial Service Examination is conducted every year by the Patna High Court through the BPSC for Civil Judge Junior Division level recruitment.

The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at : http://patnahighcourt.gov.in/ and / or the website of the state’s public service commission (If the exam is conducted by the BPSC) at Bihar Public Service Commission

Eligibility and Age Limit – Bihar Judicial Service Civil Judge

Age Limits :
The candidate must have completed the age of 22 years (minimum); but he/she must not have completed 35 years of age (maximum) as on the specific cut off date mentioned in the official advertisement for the year.

Refer to the official advertisement for various relaxations allowed for various categories of applicants, such as SC / ST / Ex-Servicemen etc.

Educational Qualification :
Candidate must have completed a Bachelor Degree of Law from a recognized University – approved by the BCI

Scheme of the Bihar Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam :

The BPSC PCS J competitive exam is conducted in three distinct phases as listed below. Attending all the three phases and securing the minimum required marks is essential to be eligible for the final selections.

  • Preliminary – Objective Type exam
  • Main Written descriptive type exam
  • Viva voce – personal interview

Syllabus for the BPSC Civil Judge Preliminary Exam :

The Bihar Judicial Service Preliminary exam 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.

Paper 1 :
1. General Knowledge including current affairs **
2. Elementary General Science

Paper 2 :
1. Law of Evidence & Procedure
2. Constitutional and Administrative Law of India
3. Hindu Law & Muhammadan Law
4. Law of Transfer of Property, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief Act
5. Law of Contracts & Torts
6. Commercial Law

** The General knowledge paper will include both static and current GK related questions. Static GK refers to information that will not change e.g. Which city of the capital of India ?. Dynamic or current GK refers to facts that will change and get updated over time. e.g. Who is the current President of India ?

Syllabus for the Bihar Judicial Service Main Exam

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

 

Detailed Syllabus of the Bihar Judicial Service BPSC Civil Judge Exam – Preliminary & Main

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
  • The questions will be of the level which the candidates should be able to answer without special study.

Elementary General Science

A paper of questions to test such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person, who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.

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.
  • Questions will be set to test the understanding of and the power to write English. A passage or passages will usually be set for summary or precis.
  • Questions will include letter writing on given subject.

Constitutional and Administrative Law of India

Constitution of India – Article 1 to 395 and Schedules
Administrative Law of India :
(i) Delegated Legislation
(ii) Control of Delegated Legislation – Judicial & Legislative
(iii) Fair Hearing; Rules of Natural Justice; Rules Against Bias; Audi Alteram Partem
(iv) Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial Authorities; Judicial Control over them
(v) Regulatory- Authorities
(vi) Judicial Review of Administrative Action
(vii) Writ Jurisdiction and Statutory Judicial Remedies, Scope, Extent & Distinction
(viii) Public Interest Litigation
(ix) Tortious Liability of State and Compensation
(x) Promissory Estoppel, Legitimate Expectation & Doctrine of Proportionality
(xi) Government Contracts
(xii) Ombudsman

Law of Evidence & Procedure :

  • Indian Evidence Act (1 of 1872)
  • Civil Procedure Code (5 of 1908)
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974)
  • Provincial Small Cause Courts Act, 1887

Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law

  • Hindu Law including Schools, Marriage, Adoption, Impartible Estate, Endowment
  • Muhammadan Law including Marriage Law, Adoption, Wills, Legitimacy, Acknowledgement, Guardianship

Commercial Law

The main principles of law relating to
(a) Sale of Goods,
(b) Negotiable Instruments,
(c) Company Law
(d) Partnership.

Refer to this document for the complete syllabus details : http://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in/Downloads/Syllabus-Judicial-Examination.pdf

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