The Jharkhand Judicial Service Examination is conducted every year by the Jharkhand High Court – Ranchi. The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at : www.jharkhandhighcourt.nic.in and / or the website of the state’s public service commission (If the exam is conducted by the PSC) at Jharkhand Public Service Commission
Syllabus : Preliminary Entrance Test
(1). The Preliminary Entrance Test shall consist of :-
i. General English
ii. General Knowledge (including Current Affairs).
v. Evidence Act.
vi. Law of Contract.
(2). The Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks in aggregate.
(3). Duration of Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of two hours.
(4). There shall be negative marking of -1 mark (minus one) for each wrong answer.
Jharkhand Judicial Service – Main Examination
Paper – I
Part – I Language (English) – 50 Marks (Essay, Précis, Preposition and Comprehension etc.)
Part – II – 50 Marks
i. Procedural Law (Cr.P.C. & C.P.C.)
ii. Law of Evidence
iii. Law of Limitation
Paper – II
Substantive Law – 100 Marks
i. Constitution of India
ii. Indian Penal Code
iii. Law of Contract
iv. Sale of Goods Act
v. Transfer of Property Act
vi. Negotiable Instrument Act
vii. Law relating to Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
ix. Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act
x. Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act
xi. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (pocso)
xii. Prevention Of Corruption Act
xiii. SC & ST Act
xiv. Electricity Act
xv. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act)
2. Examination shall be held in two sittings of three hours duration for each paper.
1. There shall be Viva-Voice Test of 40 marks.
2. The marks obtained in Viva-Voice Test shall be added to the marks obtained in Main Examination and the merit list shall be prepared accordingly.
3. No candidate irrespective of the marks obtained by him in the Main Examination, shall be eligible for selection for appointment, if he obtains less than 20 marks out of aggregate of 40 in the Viva-Voice Test.
Note:- Every differently abled candidate will be allowed “compensatory time” of 20 minutes for each hour of written examination