Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Exam


PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:The preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers of 100 Marks each:-

 Civil Law-I

 Civil Law-II

 Criminal Law.

Each paper shall be of one-hour duration and the examination in all the three papers shall be held on the same day. The syllabus for the preliminary examination shall be the same as provided for Paper-I to III for the Main examination.


Each paper will last for three hours. The subject and syllabus for main(narrative) examination and marks for each paper shall be as follows:
PAPER-I Civil Law-I: Code of Civil Procedure. Indian Evidence Act, Indian Stamp Act, Himachal Pradesh Courts Act,1976 and Specific Relief Act.
200 Marks
PAPER-II Civil Law-II: Indian Contract Act, Hindu Law, Indian Limitation Act, Transfer of Property Act and H.P.Urban Rent Control Act.
200 Marks
PAPER-III Criminal Law: Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act, H.P. Excise Act-2011 as Applicable to the State of H.P., Wild Life Protection Act and Indian Forest Act.
200 Marks
PAPER-IV English Composition: A Choice from three Essays on General Subjects.
ESSAY: 100 Marks
Translation of Hindi Passage into English: 50 Marks

 Total: 150 Marks

{The standard for the English paper shall be that of
graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh
150 Marks
PAPER-V Language (Hindi):
Hindi (in Devanagri Script) No books prescribed. The paper of Hindi will comprise of the following:-
Translation of English passage into Hindi.-30 Marks. Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three. -50 Marks
Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.).-20 Marks

Total: 100 Marks

(The standard for the language paper shall be that of Matriculation examination).
100 Marks
Personality Test
(i) Candidates, who qualify the Main written
examination, will be required to appear at such
place, as may be fixed by the Commission, for a
test. The maximum marks for the Personality
Test shall be 150. The marks obtained in the
Personality Test will be added to the marks
obtained in the Main written examination for
purpose of selection of the candidates.
(ii) The summoning of the candidates for
Personality test conveys no assurance
whatsoever that they will be selected or
recommended. Appointment orders to the selected candidates will be issued by the Government. (iii) A candidate shall also be required to obtain at least 45% of the marks allocated for the interview, failing which he will be deemed to have not qualified the competitive examination.

150 Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks:
(i) No candidate shall be credited with any marks
in any paper unless he obtains at least 40
percent marks in that paper, except Hindi
language paper (paper-V) in which candidate
should obtain at least 33 percent marks.
(ii) No candidate shall be considered to have
qualified the written test unless he obtains 45
percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at
least 33 percent marks in language paper i.e.
Hindi in Devanagri script.

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