Detailed Kerala Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

Title: Detailed Kerala Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

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Name of Organisation Kerala High Court
Name of Posts Munsiff Magistrate
Official Website highcourtofkerala.nic.in
Recruitment Details Kerala High Court Munsiff Magistrate
Type of Test Objective Type
Test Mode Online (Computer Based Test – CBT)

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Detailed Kerala Judicial Service Examination Exam Pattern

The preliminary examination will consist of one paper of objective type screening test based on the syllabus given below, with 100 multiple choice questions, each carrying two marks.

Maximum marks will be 200 and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The duration of the preliminary examination will be two hours.

The preliminary examination is conducted for the purpose of shortlisting the candidates and the marks obtained in the preliminary examination shall not be counted for determining the final order or merit of the candidates.

The cut off mark prescribed in the preliminary examination for qualifying for the main written examination is 50% for general candidates and 40% for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

Only those candidates who are declared by the High Court to have qualified in the preliminary examination will be eligible for admission to the main written examination provided they are otherwise found eligible for admission to the main examination. Short list of candidates selected for the main examination will be published by the High Court in the Notice Board and the website of the High Court.

Detailed Kerala Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

Syllabus for the Munsiff Magistrate Kerala Exam – Preliminary Examination:

Part A

Code of Civil Procedure, Indian Contract Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Transfer of Property Act, Specific Relief Act, Kerala Building(Lease and Rent Control) Act.

Part B

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

Part C

Constitution of India, Legal G.K., Reasoning & Mental ability

Scheme of the Munsiff Magistrate Kerala Exam – Main Examination:

a) Written Examination:

The Kerala Judicial Service Examination (Main) will consist of 4 papers of written examination each carrying 100 marks at a total of 400 marks, based on the syllabus given below and viva-voce carrying 50 marks. The prescribed duration for each paper will be three hours.

Cut off mark for general candidates in the main written examination is 40% for each paper with an overall minimum of 45% of the total marks in the written examination. For candidates belonging to SC/ST category the cut off mark shall be 35% and 40% respectively. Fraction of half or more than half shall be regarded as full marks and less than half shall be ignored.

b) Viva voce: 

Only those candidates who score the prescribed percentage of marks or more in the main written examination shall be called for viva voce. The cut off marks in the viva voce is fixed at 40% for general candidates and 35% for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Schedules Tribes. Fraction of half or more or more than half shall be regarded as full marks and less than half shall be ignored.

The marks secured by a candidate in the viva-voce shall be added to the total marks secured by him at the written examination (Main).

Syllabus for the Munsiff Magistrate Kerala Exam – Written Examination (Main):

Paper–I

English Grammar, General Essays, Translation of Malayalam Depositions /Documents to English, Precis writing.

Paper–II

Part–A: Indian Contract Act, Transfer of Property Act, Limitation Act, Specific Relief Act, Easements Act, Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act, Hindu Succession Act, Indian Succession Act -Parts V, VI & X, Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act.

Part–B: Kerala Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act, Kerala Stamp Act, Legal Services Authorities Act, The Kerala Panchayath Raj Act -Ch.X, XI, XXIA & XXIII, Kerala Municipality Act -Ch.IX, X, XXIV & XXV, Negotiable Instruments Act (except Ch. XVII), and Registration Act.

Paper–III

Part–A: Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, Abkari Act, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Negotiable Instruments Act -Ch. XVII, The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.

Part–B: Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, Kerala Police Act, Probation of Offenders Act, Forest Act, N.D.P.S. Act (provisions relating to bail and trial by Magistrates)

Paper–IV

Part–A: Code of Civil Procedure, Civil Rules of Practice, Kerala Civil Courts Act.

Part–B: Code of Criminal Procedure and Criminal Rules of Practice.

We have provided the Kerala Judicial Service Examination Exam Syllabus in the form of pdf. Also, we have mentioned the direct link to download the Kerala Judicial Service Examination Pdf by using the below link at free of cost.

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