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Goa Judiciary
(CIVIL JUDGE, JUNIOR DIVISION & JUDICIAL MAGISTRATE FIRST CLASS)

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Eligibility Criteria for Goa Judicial Service Examination

Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India.

Educational Qualification: Degree in Law from a recognized university or institution.

Practice Experience:

Candidates must fulfill one of the following conditions:

  • Have practiced as an Advocate in the High Court or Courts subordinate thereto for a minimum period of three years.

  • Be a fresh Law Graduate who has secured the degree in law by passing all examinations leading to the degree in the first attempt in all academic years and has secured not less than fifty-five percent marks in the final year examination of the Degree in Law

OR

  • Master's Degree in Law at the final L.L.M. Examination.

OR

  • ​Candidates must have worked or currently be working as a Public Prosecutor, Additional Public Prosecutor, Assistant Public Prosecutor, Government Advocate, or in certain specified ministerial positions for a minimum period as specified in the advertisement

 

Age Criteria

  • Advocates with Three Years Practice: Not less than 21 years and not more than 35 years.

  • Fresh Law Graduates: Not less than 21 years and not more than 25 years.

  • Ministerial Staff: Not less than 21 years and not more than 45 years.

 

Age Relaxation

The upper age limit for each category may be relaxed by five years for candidates belonging to communities recognized as backward by the Government for the purpose of recruitment.

Disqualification for Appointment:

A person shall not be eligible for appointment to the service if:

(a) They are not a citizen of India.

(b) They have been compulsorily retired, removed, or dismissed from judicial service or any government, statutory, or local authority, or failed to complete the probation period in judicial service or any government, statutory, or local authority.

(c) They have been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude, permanently debarred or disqualified by the High Court, Union Public Service Commission, or any State Public Service Commission from appearing for examinations or selections conducted by them.

(d) They directly or indirectly influence the Recruiting Authority for their candidature.

(e) If a man has more than one living wife, or if a woman marries a man who already has another wife.

(f) They have more than two children.

Explanation:

  • If a couple has only one child, any number of children born out of a single subsequent delivery shall be deemed as one child.

  • Individuals having more than two children on the date of commencement of the Goa Judicial Service Rules, 2005, are not disqualified as long as the number of children remains the same.

  • Children born in a single delivery within one year from the date of commencement shall not be considered for the disqualification mentioned above.

Scheme of Examination for Goa Judicial Service

The examination for the Goa Judicial Service is conducted in three stages:
 

  1. Preliminary Examination (if any):

    • This stage consists of multiple-choice objective type questions worth 100 marks.

    • The medium of the preliminary examination, if conducted, is English.

    • Its purpose is to shortlist candidates for the final written examination.

    • The marks obtained in the preliminary examination are not considered for final selection.

    • Candidates who meet the cutoff marks set by the Recruiting Authority are eligible for the final written examination.

    • If multiple candidates secure identical cutoff marks, all of them are called for the final written examination.
       

  2. Main Examination:

    • The main written examination comprises two papers, each carrying 100 marks.

    • One paper covers Civil Laws, while the other covers Criminal Laws.

    • Each paper has a duration of 3 hours.

    • Candidates must choose their medium of examination from Konkani, Marathi, or English and stick to it throughout.
       

  3. Viva Voce:

    • This stage involves a viva voce examination worth 50 marks.

    • Candidates who score at least 50% marks in each paper of the final written examination are eligible for the viva voce.

    • For candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the eligibility threshold is 45% marks in each paper.

    • Candidates are called for the viva voce in order of merit, maintaining a ratio of 1:3 of available vacancies.

    • If multiple candidates secure identical cutoff marks, all of them are called for the viva voce.
       

Final Selection:

  • Candidates must secure a minimum of 40% marks in the viva voce to be considered for final selection.

  • Final selection is based on marks obtained in the main written examination and the viva voce.

Syllabus For Pre and Mains

Syllabus for Prelims Examination

This stage consists of multiple-choice objective type questions worth 100 marks with following syllabus: - 

i) The Constitution of India

ii) The Indian Contract Act, 1872

iii) The Specific Relief Act, 1963

iv) The Limitation Act, 1963

v) Sale of Goods Act, 1930

vi) Indian Partnership Act, 1932

vii) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

viii) Transfer of Property Act, 1882

ix) The Easement Act, 1882

x) Family Laws in Goa including Hindu Laws and Muslim Laws

xi) Land Laws

(a) The Goa, Daman & Diu Agricultural Tenancy Act,1964

(b) The Goa, Daman & Diu Mundkars (Protection from Eviction) Act, 1975

(c) The Goa, Daman & Diu Buildings ( Lease, Rent & Eviction) Control Act, 1968 and Rules, 1969

xii) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

xiii) The Indian Penal Code, 1860

xiv) The Evidence Act, 1872

xv) The Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

xvi) The Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881

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Booklist for Goa Judicial Service Exam

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

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