The Odisha High Court is the conducting body for Odisha Judicial Services Examination. The Odisha Judiciary exam is held in three successive stages, viz. Preliminary examination, Mains examination and a Viva voce for OJS. The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at www.orissahighcourt.nic.in and/or the website of the Odisha public service commission (If the exam is conducted by the OPSC) at Odisha Public Service Commission.

The Preliminary Exam of Odisha Judiciary consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question for Odisha Judiciary carries one mark and the total time duration for preliminary exam for Odisha Judiciary is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Odisha judiciary has a 0.25 per question of negative marking.

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The best Test series for students who wish to pursue Judiciary in Odisha. This test series for Judiciary has 10 Full Mock test papers and 30 Sectional Mock test papers. This test series also has free prelims paper and free sectional paper for judiciary.


Educational qualification and experience for Odisha judicial service OJS Civil Judge

Applicants must have graduated in Law from a recognized central/state universities.

He/she must have a membership in the bar council.

Candidates age must not less than 23 years and exceed 35 years as on the release of date via official notification


Direct recruitment to the Cadre of Civil Judges will be through the Odisha Judicial Service Exam consisting of three parts; viz- preliminary written examination, main written examination and viva-voce interview


Preliminary Exam OPSC Civil Judge

The OPSC Civil Judge preliminary examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question carries one mark and the total time duration for preliminary exam for OJS is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Odisha Judiciary has a 0.25 per question of negative marking.


Syllabus for Odisha Judiciary Preliminary Exam

(a) Constitution of India;

(b) Code of Civil Procedure;

(c) Code of Criminal Procedure;

(d) Evidence Act;

(e) Indian Penal Code;

(f) Limitation Act;

(g) Transfer of Property Act;

(h) Contract Act;

(i) Law of Succession (Indian Succession Act and Hindu Succession Act); and

(j) Specific Relief Act.


Odisha Judicial Service Civil Judge: Mains written exam

The main written examination for OJS shall be on the following two compulsory papers and three optional papers. Each of the compulsory subjects shall carry 150 marks with duration of two and half hours and each of the optional subjects shall carry 150 marks with duration of three hours.

Compulsory Papers:

Paper 1 for 150 Marks: General English

Paper 2 for 150 Marks: Procedural Laws

Optional Papers:

A candidate may choose any three subjects among the following:

(i) Law of Crime & Law of Torts — 150 Marks

(ii) Personal Law – 150 marks

(a) Hindu Law

(b) Mohammedan Law

(iii) Law of Property – 150 marks

(a) Transfer of property Act, 1882

(b) Specific Relief Act, 1963

(c) Indian Limitation Act, 1963

(iv) Law of Contract – 150 marks

(a) Indian Contract Act, 1872

(b) Sales of Goods Act, 1930

(c) Partnership Act, 1932

(d) Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881

(v) Jurisprudence and Constitution of India – 150 marks


Viva-Voce/Personality Test: Odisha Judiciary

Selected candidates will have to attend the Personality test that is conducted for 100 marks. The final merit is prepared on the basis of marks secured in the mains exam and interview.



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