Gujarat Judicial Service Examination – Syllabus and overview

Overview and detailed preliminary and main syllabus of the Gujarat Judicial Service Examination conducted every year by the Gujarat High Court - Ahmedabad

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

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION & SYLLABUS :

(I) For Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test)

The Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) based on a ‘Computer Based (Online) Examination System’ shall consist of 2 Papers – (each of 100 Marks & 2 Hours’ duration), based on the following Syllabus :-

Paper-I : Law:-
(a) The Constitution of India
(b) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, The Transfer of Property Act, 1882, The Specific Relief Act, 1963, The Indian Partnership Act, 1932, The Indian Contract Act, 1872, The Sale of Goods Act, 1930, The Limitation Act, 1963.
(c) The Indian Penal Code, 1860, The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
(d) Legal Maxims
(e) Medical Jurisprudence
(f) Jurisprudence and Legal Phraseology

Paper-II : English, General Knowledge & Awareness :-
(a) English Language
(b) General Knowledge
(c) Current Affairs
(d) Indian History and Geography
(e) Basics of Science and Technology
(f) Sports
(g) Analytical Reasoning /Mental Ability
(h) Basic Knowledge of Computer Operation / Application

The language of the ‘Question Papers’ of the Preliminary Examination, will be English.

The candidates who secure 50% and above Marks in the Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall be eligible for being called for the Main Written Examination. However, the Marks obtained in Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall not be taken into consideration for preparing the Final Merit of the candidates.

Competitive Examination :-

(A) Main Written Examination (Descriptive Type)

The Main Written Examination (Descriptive Type) shall consist of Two Papers – (each of 100 Marks & 3 Hours’ duration), based on the Syllabus given below:

Paper – I :
(a) The Indian Penal Code, 1860
(b) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
(c) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
(d) The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
(e) The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
(f) The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Paper-II :
(a) The Constitution of India
(b) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
(c) The Indian Contract Act, 1872.
(d) The Specific Relief Act, 1963.
(e) The Transfer of Property Act, 1882.
(f) Succession Laws, Personal Laws (Hindu, Muslim and Christian)
(g) The Intellectual Property Laws
(h) The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
(i) The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
(j) The Electricity Act, 2003
(k) The Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013
(l) The Family Courts Act, 1984
(m) Basic Laws relating to Environment –
– The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
– The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

Paper Style for Main Written Examination:

Paper : I (Criminal) & Paper : II (Civil), each shall consist of Two Parts as under :-

Paper-I (Criminal):
(1) Part : I (50 Marks) : Answer to Questions, Short Notes, Précis Writing, Translation from English to Gujarati.
(2) Part : II (50 Marks) : Judgment Writing (Sessions Case)

Paper-II (Civil) :
(1) Part : I (50 Marks) : Answer to Questions, Short Notes, Assertions/Reasons, Translation from Gujarati to English.
(2) Part : II (50 Marks) : Judgment Writing (Civil Appeal)

Language of the Question Papers of Main Written Examination shall be English, and Answers to each Question shall be given in English, if not instructed otherwise.

The candidates who obtain minimum 50% Marks in the Main Written Examination, shall be eligible for being called for Vivavoce (Personal Interview), provided that the candidates have secured minimum 40% Marks in each individual Paper.

Viva–voce Test (Personal Interview)

(i) Viva-voce Test shall be of 50 Marks.
(ii) The object of the Viva-voce Test is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the cadre, by judging the mental alertness, knowledge of law, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, skills, attitude, ethics, power of assimilation, power of communication, character and intellectual depth, analytical ability and the like, of the candidate.
(iii) For being eligible to be included in the Select List, the candidate must have obtained minimum 40% Marks in Viva-voce Test.

PREPARATION OF SELECT-LIST :

Selection of candidates shall be made on the basis of Aggregate Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main Written Examination & Viva-voce / Personal Interview. However, the Marks obtained in Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall not be taken into consideration for preparing the Final Merit List of the candidates.

Gujarat Judicial Service Examination – Syllabus and overview
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