Law graduates who want to become Civil judges can appear for this examination. This competition is mainly in three stages, namely, Preliminary Exam, Mains Exams and Viva Voce.


  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. The candidates must be a holder of a degree in law which is recognized by the bar council of India.
  3. The minimum age prescribed is 18 years, while a candidate above 40 years shall be ineligible, the upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for S.C category candidates of Chhattisgarh.

Preliminary Exam:

Preliminary Examination being a screening test, consists of one paper of multiple choice type questions carrying maximum of 100 marks to test legal aptitude of the candidate. The duration of exam is 2 hours. The exam is available in both Hindi and English.


All the merit holder students who have appeared in the online preliminary examinations will be selected in the ratio of 1:10 having regard to the number of vacancies shall be declared qualified for appearing in the mains.

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam:

  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Constitution of India
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Accommodation Control Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Contract Act
  • Limitation Act
  • Court Fees Act
  • Specific Reliefs Act
  • Registration Act
  • CG Land Revenue Code

Mains Exam:

  1. Framing of issues and writing of Judgment in Civil Cases (Maximum Marks – 40)
  2. Framing of charges and writing of Judgment in Criminal Cases (Maximum Marks – 40)
  3. Translation

- English to Hindi (Maximum 10 marks)

- Hindi to English (Maximum 10 marks)

* [All the details regarding eligibility & syllabus given herein above are merely informative and the information available in Government websites shall be treated as authoritative]


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