Delhi Judicial Services Overview

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Delhi Judicial Services Overview

Every year examinations are conducted to select the candidates for Delhi Judicial Services, there are some parameters to be eligible for Delhi Judicial Services Examinations, Such as:
A candidate shall be eligible to appear in the examination if he /she is

  1. A Citizen of India;
  2. A person practicing as an Advocate in India or a person qualified to be admitted as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961; and
  3. Legal Analyst: works for corporate firms or law firms and analyses law pertaining to sphere of the company.
  4. Not more than 32 years of age as on the 1st day of January following the date of commencement of the examination

Delhi Judicial Services - Pay Scale

Pay Scale: Rs.27,700 - 44,700

Delhi Judicial Services - Exam Pattern

The Delhi Judicial Services Exam held in three stages: -

  • Stage I - Preliminary Exam (Objective Exam)
  • Stage II - Mains Exam (Written)
  • Stage III - Viva Voice (Interview)

Delhi Judicial Services - Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination is a screening test consists of a single paper of MCQ carrying a maximum of 200 marks. Preliminary Exam includes questions based on the following subjects -

  • General knowledge
  • Aptitude
  • English
  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil Procedure & Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Contract & Partnership Act
  • Principles Governing Arbitration Law
  • Specific Relied and Limitation Act
  • Evidence Act

In preliminary exam qualifying marks for the general category is 60% and 55% for Reserved Category.

Delhi Judicial Services - Syllabus for Mains Examination

S.N Subjects Maximum Marks
1 General Knowledge and Language 250
2 Civil Law-I 200
3 Civil Law-II 200
4 Criminal Law 200

Section - I

S.N Name Subjects Maximum Marks
1 General Knowledge Current Affairs 100
2 Language Essay, Translation and Precis writing 150

General Knowledge and Language - This paper will check how well knowledge of current affairs you have?
Language - This is to evaluate your English language skills and expressiveness. It also consists of negative marketing.

Section - II

Civil Law I - This exam consists of a question that is based on the Indian Contract Act, Indian Sales of Goods Act, Indian Partnership Act, Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law, Delhi Rent Control Act and Law of Torts.

Section - III

Civil Law II - This exam consists question based on the Civil Procedure Code, Law of Evidence, Law of Limitation & Law of Registration.

Section - IV

Criminal Law -This exam consists of a question based on the Indian Penal Code & Indian Evidence Act.

Delhi Judicial Services - Viva Voice (Interview)

Viva Voice is an Interview round carrying 150 marks. Those candidates are eligible for Viva-voice who obtains 40% marks in each written paper and 50% marks in aggregate except reserved category candidates i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision). For those candidates qualifying marks will be 35% in each written paper and 45% marks in aggregate. Aggregate marks obtained by you in both viva and written exams will decide your position.

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