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Eligibility Criteria:

 

To be eligible for the Delhi Judicial Service Examination, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

a) Citizenship: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

b) Qualification: The candidate must either be practicing as an Advocate in India or be qualified to be admitted as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961.

c) Age Limit: The candidate should not be more than 32 years of age on January 1st of the year in which applications for appointment are invited

Age Relaxation:

  • 5 Year: Scheduled Castes / Tribes.

  • 5 year: Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers, with at least five years of military service

  • 10 year: Persons with Disabilities (Identified Disabilities) [PwD] candidates

  • 10 year: General category PwD 

  • 15 year: SC/ST category PwD

Structure of Examination
 

The Delhi Judicial Service Examination is conducted in three successive stages:

1. Prelims
2. Mains(Written)

3. Viva Voce

Lets understand each in Detail below

 

1. Preliminary Examination (Objective type with 25% negative marking)

  • It consists of one paper with multiple-choice questions.

  • Maximum Marks: 200.

  • Duration: 2.5 Hour
     

Prelims Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • 60% for general category and 55% for reserved categories
     

2. Delhi Judicial Service Mains Examination (Written)​

  • Each paper (General Legal Knowledge and Language, Civil Law-I, Civil Law-II, and Criminal Law) has a duration of 3 hours.

  • The total marks for the Mains Examination (Written) sum up to 850 marks across these four papers.

​Mains Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • For General Category candidates:

    • Minimum 40% marks in each written paper.

    • Minimum 50% marks in the aggregate of all written papers.
       

  • For Reserved Categories (SC, ST, and eligible PwD):

    • Minimum 35% marks in each written paper.

    • Minimum 45% marks in the aggregate of all written paper

3. Viva Voce Examination

It consist of interview and is of 150 marks subject to minimum qualifying marks below
 

Qualifying Marks for Viva-Voce

  • For General Category candidates:

    • Minimum 50% marks in the viva-voce.

  • For Reserved Categories (SC, ST, and eligible PwD):

    • Minimum 45% marks in the viva-voce.

Important point to Remember

  • The marks obtained in the viva voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Mains Examination (Written) to determine the candidate's final position.

  • The number of candidates admitted to the Mains Examination (Written) will not exceed ten times the total vacancies in each category, but there is an exception for candidates who score equal to the last candidate shortlisted for the Mains Examination.

  • The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Mains Examination (Written) will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

Syllabus For Pre and Mains

Syllabus for Prelims Examination

  • The examination assesses various aspects of a candidate's legal knowledge, aptitude, and language skills, including:

    • General Legal Knowledge and Aptitude of the candidate.

    • The candidate's power of expression.

    • Proficiency in the English language.

    • Knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions.
       

  • The following topics and laws are covered in the examination:

    • The Constitution of India.

    • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

    • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

    • The Indian Penal Code.

    • The Indian Contract Act, 1872.

    • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.

    • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

    • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

    • The Specific Relief Act, 1963.

    • The Limitation Act, 1963.

    • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

    • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015.

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Booklist for Delhi Judicial Service Exam

Based on the syllabus, here's a recommended booklist for the law subjects of the Delhi Judicial Service Examination:

 

General Legal Knowledge and Aptitude:

  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth

  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu

  • Current Legal Awareness (Monthly legal magazines or online resources)

 

English Language:

  • Wren & Martin's High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin

  • Effective English by Edgar Wallace

 

Code of Civil Procedure (CPC):

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • CPC for Judicial Services Examinations by M.C. Kuchhal

 

Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC):

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • CrPC for Judicial Services Examinations by R.V. Kelkar

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC):

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • IPC for Judicial Services Examinations by R.P. Moudgil

 

Other Important Acts:

  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Limitation Act, 1963 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (Bare Act) with short notes (any publisher)

 

Additional Resources:

  • Solved Papers from previous Delhi Judicial Service Examinations

  • Online Mock Tests

 

Tips:

  • It's important to refer to bare acts alongside recommended reference books for a thorough understanding of the law.

  • Focus on building a strong foundation in core subjects like CPC, CrPC, and IPC.

  • Practice writing answers in the exam format to improve your time management and presentation skills.

  • Stay updated on current legal affairs through legal publications or online resources.

 

Remember, this is just a suggested list. There are many other good books available. It's important to find resources that work best for your learning style and preferences.

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