Law Graduates who wish to become members of subordinate judiciary should write the entry-level exam which is the Judiciary exam or the PCS (J)-Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Examination. This exam is uniformly divided into 3 stages of Preliminary, Mains and Interview.


Degree of Law (LLB) from a recognized University (Recognized by the BCI) and enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961 till the last date of submission of the application form.

Age limit

Above the age of 22 years and below the age of 35 years as on the date mentioned in the advertisement. In the case of female candidates, or candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe there shall be a relaxation of the upper age limit by 3 years.

Preliminary Exam:

The Preliminary Entrance Test is a written exam with objective or Multiple Choice type questions of 100 Marks. The Preliminary Entrance Test is of 2 hours in  duration and consists of

  1. General English
  2. General Knowledge (including Current Affairs)
  3. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
  4. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  5. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  6. The Law of Contract, 1872.
  7. The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
Mains Exam:

The Main exam will consist of four papers of 100 marks each, comprising questions on the following subjects. Each paper will be for three hours.

Paper – I
  1. Procedural Law (The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and The Code of Criminal Procedure,1973).
  2. The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
  3. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  4. The Limitation Act, 1963.
Paper – II
  1. The Contract Act, 1872
  2. The Sales of Goods Act, 1930
  3. The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  4. The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  5. The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Paper – III

  1. The Hindu Law and The Mohammedan Law
  2. Rent Control Law
  3. The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  4.   Jurisprudence

    Paper – IV

    (Language) Hindi and English (Essay, Precis writing, Translation and Paraphrasing)


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