Haryana Judicial Service Civil Judge Junior Division Exam Syllabus & Overview

Overview and detailed preliminary and main syllabus of the Haryana Judicial Service Examination conducted every year by the Punjab and Haryana High Court
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The Haryana Judicial Services Exam is officially called the HCS Judicial Branch Examination or also referred to as the Haryana Civil Judge Junior Division Exam.

It is conducted every year by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for recruitment for the Civil Judge (Junior Division) or Judicial Magistrate posts in the cadre of Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch).

The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at : highcourtchd.gov.in and / or the website of the Haryana Public Service Commission – HPSC.

Haryana Civil Judge Junior Division / Judicial Magistrate Eligibility Requirements:

Essential Qualifications :
A degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India and eligible to practice Law in India.

Age Limits :
Candidate should not be of less than 21 years of age and not more than 42 years of age as on the specific date mentioned in the advertisement.

There are various age relaxation terms and conditions for reserved and special category applicants. Refer to the official advertisement of the year for details.

Overall Scheme of Haryana Civil Service – Judicial Branch Competitive Exam :

The examination will be conducted in three distinct stages :
(i) Preliminary Exam – Objective Questions / MCQ based
(ii) Main Exam – Written Descriptive / Narrative type
(iii) Viva-Voce – Personal Interview

Syllabus for Haryana Civil Judge Junior Division Preliminary Exam :

The Preliminary Examination will be of objective type with multiple-choice questions. The question paper for H.C.S (Judicial Branch) Preliminary Examination will be of two hours duration.

It will consist of 125 questions and each question will carry 4 marks, with negative marking – for every wrong answer 0.80 mark will be deducted. There will, however, be no negative marking in respect of un-attempted (un-answered) questions.

The objective type multiple-choice question for the Preliminary Examination will be from the syllabus for the Main Examination (See the details below). The candidate will be expected to have a general and basic over view of the main subjects and also the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian legal and constitutional history and governance. The candidate will also be tested for his analytical skills and aptitude.

The standard of the question paper will be of Law graduate level. I.e. the standard LLB syllabus that is prescribed in BCI approved law colleges across India.

The objective of the Preliminary Examination is to short list candidates for the Main Examination.

No candidate will be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he / she secured minimum 150 marks (100 marks for all reserved category candidates) out of the total 500 marks in the Preliminary Examination. (I.e. The minimum eligibility marks will be 30% for general category and 20% for the reserved category students.)

Candidates who qualify will have to fill-in the application forms for the main exam separately.

Syllabus for Haryana Civil Judge (Junior Division) Main Exam:

The Main Examination will consist of five written papers with descriptive or narrative type questions.  The description of papers and the syllabus will be as below :

Paper-1 – Civil Law-1 – 200 Marks

  • Code of Civil procedure,
  • Punjab Courts Act,
  • Indian Contract Act,
  • Indian partnership Act,
  • Sale of Goods Act,
  • Specific Relief Act,
  • Indian Evidence Act,
  • Haryana Urban (control of rent and eviction) Act, 1973.

Paper-II – Civil Law-II– 200 Marks

  • Hindu Law,
  • Mohammedan Law and Customary Law,
  • Law of Registration and Limitation.

Paper-III – Criminal Law – 200 Marks

  • Indian Penal Code,
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Indian Evidence Act,

Paper-IV – English – 200 Marks

  • English Essay (1000-1100 words) – 100 marks
  • Precis – 25 marks
  • Words and Phrases (Make sentences of the given words and Phrases) – 25 marks
  • Comprehension – 25 marks
  • Corrections – 25 marks

Paper-V – Language

  • Hindi (in Devnagri Script) 100 Marks

Note :
(i) Main Examination will be subjective/narrative type. Main Examination will be conducted in English Medium except for language paper.
(ii) Copy of Bare Acts of legislative enactments only will be supplied.
(iii) Each written paper will be of three hours duration.
(iv) The standard of the language paper will be that of Matriculation Examination of the Board of School Education, Haryana.

Language paper (v) for a total of 100 marks, will comprise the following:-
(a) Translation of an English passage into Hindi : 20 Marks
(b) Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same language : 30 Marks
(c) Composition (essay), idioms and corrections : 50 Marks

Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts including bracketed candidates, if any, in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce.

No candidate will be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least thirty three percent marks in it.

No candidate will be called for the viva- voce unless he obtains at least fifty percent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers. However, for the candidate belonging to the scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Serviceman candidates only (but not dependents of ESM) the qualifying marks for this purpose will be 45%.

Viva-Voce – Personal Interview – 200 Marks

To judge the personal qualities of the candidates. The viva-voce will relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook. it will be conducted in English.

The appearance in viva-voce is mandatory to be considered for the final selections.

Candidates will be eligible to be recruited as Civil Judges/Judicial Magistrates if they secure 50% or more marks (read 45% for the scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Serviceman candidates only, but not dependents of ESM) in aggregate of the marks secured in the main written examination and the viva voce.

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