Detailed Punjab Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

Title: Detailed Punjab Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

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Name of Organisation Punjab and Haryana High Court
Name of Posts Judicial Magistrate
Official Website
Recruitment Details Punjab and Haryana High Court Judicial Magistrate
Type of Test Objective Type
Test Mode Online (Computer Based Test – CBT)


Detailed Punjab Judicial Service Examination Exam Pattern

The results of the preliminary examination are used for shortlisting candidates for the main examinatopn and not for subsequent rankings
The Prelims Examination will be a Multiple choice Objective question type.
The duration of the prelims exam is 120 minutes.
There will be 125 Questions, each carrying four marks.
0.20% marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. (0.8 marks for each question of 4 marks – which has been answered wrongly; no negative Marks for unanswered Questions.
Syllabus for Law subjects will be the same as the Main examination.

Scheme of the preliminary exam:
Main Subjects of Law
Current Affairs
Indian Legal & Constitutional History and Governance
Reasoning & General Aptitude

Main Examination:

The object of the examination is to test the practical ability of the candidates rather than the range of their the-oretical knowledge. For this purpose, the kind of questions that will be asked will be to give the facts of a typical case and ask the candidate to frame issues, to write a judgment, and to discuss the admissibility of evidence.

No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains atleast thirty three per cent marks in it.

No candidate shall be called for the Viva-voce test unless he obtains at least fifty per cent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers: Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes categories shall be called for the Viva- voce test if they obtain forty-five per cent marks in the aggregate of all the written papers.

The minimum qualifying marks in the language paper Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script) shall be thirty-three per cent. The standard of language paper will be that of Matriculation Examination of the Punjab School Education Board or its equivalent.

The merit of the qualified candidates shall be determined by the Punjab Public Service Commission according to the aggregate marks obtained in the written papers and viva-voce: Provided that in the case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks, the candidate older in age shall be placed high higher in the order of merit.

Detailed Punjab Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

Paper I- Civil Law 

Code of Civil Procedure,
Punjab Courts Act,
Indian Contract Act,
Indian Sales of Goods Act,
Indian Partnership Act,
Specific Relief Act &
Indian Evidence Act.

Paper II-Civil Law 

Hindu Law,
Mohammadan Law
Customary Law,
Law of Registration and Limitation.

Paper III-Criminal Law 

Indian Penal Code,
Criminal Procedure Code and
Indian Evidence Act.

Paper IV-English

A choice of six essays – general subjects.

Paper V

Language- Punjabi in Gurmukhi Script, No book prescribed.

Paper VI

Viva voce to judge the personal qualities of the candidates.

(i) Bare copies of legislative enactments only will be supplied.
(ii) Each written paper shall be of three hours duration. Papers I to III shall carry 200 marks each. Papers IV and V shall carry 150 marks each and in each of these papers 100 marks shall be for essay writing and 50 marks for general language and grammer, Paper VI shall carry 100 marks.
(iii) Language paper (for 100 marks in total) will comprise of the following
(1) Translation of an English passage into Punjabi 20 marks
(2) Explanation of Punjabi passage in prose and poetry in the same language 30 marks
(3)Composition (Essay, Idioms, Corrections etc.) 50 marks

Viva-Voce, Personal Interview

The viva voce test shall relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ Alertness, Intelligence and general outlook. Consideration shall also be paid to the bearing of the candidates. It shall be conducted in English.

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