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Jharkhand Judiciary 
Civil Judge (Junior Division)

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Jharkhand Judicial Service Eligibility

To become a Civil Judge (Junior Division) in Jharkhand, here are the  requirements:

Educational Eligibility:

  • You must have a Law degree from a university that is recognized.

  • You need to be registered as an advocate according to the Advocates Act, 1961, and remain so until the last date you can submit your application.

  • Your health should be good, you should have a strong moral character, and you should not have been involved in any criminal activities, especially those that question your morals.

Age Requirements:

  • You must be older than 22 years but younger than 35 years.

  • However, if you're a woman or belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories, you can apply up until the age of 38 years, thanks to a 3-year extension on the upper age limit.

Scheme of Examination for Jharkhand Judiciary


It Consist of three phase: - 

1. "Preliminary Entrance Test" means Written Examination (Multiple Choice Questions/Objective Type) only and the candidates declared successful in this test shall be eligible for the Main Examination.

  • The Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks in aggregate.

  • The marks obtained in preliminary examination shall not be counted for the purpose of final selection.

  • There shall be no negative marking.

  • The candidates up to 15 times of the total vacancy category-wise shall be called for appearing in the Main Examination.

In case of tie of marks between the candidates at the last pedestal, all the candidates obtaining such marks shall be called for appearing in the Main Examination irrespective of exceeding of number beyond 15 times of vacancies.

2. "Main Examination" means Written Examination (Subjective) and the candidates declared successful in this Test shall be eligible for Viva-Voce Test.

Main Examination Overview:

  • The Main Exam consists of four papers.

  • Each paper is worth 100 marks.

  • You'll have three hours to complete each paper.

  • It's mandatory to attempt all papers.

Paper. - I  (100 Marks)

Paper - II  (100 Marks)

Paper - III (100 Marks)
Paper - IV (100 Marks)

See Detailed Syllabus

3. Viva-Voce Test

  • Candidates who score in the top three times the number of total job openings, sorted by category, in the Main Examination will be invited to the Viva-Voce Test (oral interview).

  • If there's a tie for the last spot, all tied candidates will be invited to the Viva-Voce, even if this means more than three times the number of vacancies are selected.


Marks Details:

  • The Viva-Voce Test is worth 100 marks.

  • To pass, General category candidates need at least 25% (25 marks), while SC/ST/EBC & BC candidates need 20% (20 marks).


Qualifying for Selection:

  • No matter how well a candidate does in the Main Examination, they won’t be considered for the job if they don't score the minimum required marks in the Viva-Voce Test.


Final Selection:

  • The final selection list is made by combining scores from both the Main Examination and the Viva-Voce Test.

  • If candidates end up with the same total score, preference will be given in the following order:

    1. Higher educational qualification, specifically those with a Postgraduate Degree in Law.

    2. Legal practice experience.

    3. Older candidates will be preferred if there's still a tie.

Jharkhand Judiciary Syllabus For Pre and Mains

Syllabus for the Preliminary Entrance Test


It shall consist 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.


The Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks in aggregate. The marks obtained in preliminary examination shall not be counted for the purpose of final selection. There shall be no negative marking.

Mains Syllabus for Jharkhand Judiciary Mains

Jharkhand Judiciary Prelims Question/Solution

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Jharkhand Judiciary Mains Question/Solution

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Preparation Strategy for Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam


Examination Structure

The Jharkhand Judicial Service Examination consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Each stage has its distinct requirements and preparation strategy. The Prelims focus on objective questions, the Mains consist of subjective answers, and the Interview assesses the candidate's personality and practical knowledge.


Setting Clear Goals

Setting both short-term and long-term goals is crucial for a structured preparation. Candidates should aim to finish specific subjects or topics within a stipulated time, ensuring steady progress towards the ultimate goal of clearing the exam. This method not only keeps the preparation on track but also provides a clear roadmap to follow.


Initial Steps

It is important to have a strong academic background. Engaging actively during college years by participating in moot courts, debates, and other legal competitions builds a robust foundation. Candidates should also focus on understanding and internalising key legal concepts during their undergraduate studies.


Self-Motivation and Discipline

Maintaining self-motivation is key. Candidates often struggle with maintaining consistency, but setting a disciplined study schedule can mitigate this. Studying regularly without relying solely on coaching institutes is essential. Self-study, guided by the college syllabus and additional reference materials, can be as effective as formal coaching.


Importance of Self-Made Notes

Creating self-made notes is a significant part of the preparation process. These notes should be comprehensive, regularly updated, and should include all important amendments, recent case laws, and landmark judgments. Such notes become invaluable during the revision period before exams.


Regular Practice and Mock Tests

Regular practice through solving previous years' question papers and taking mock tests is indispensable. It helps in understanding the pattern of questions, time management, and identifying weak areas. Practising multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for Prelims and writing detailed answers for Mains should be part of the daily study routine.


Preparing for General Studies

General Studies is a critical component of the exam, especially in the Prelims stage. Candidates should stay updated with current affairs, read newspapers like The Hindu daily, and refer to standard books for static portions of the syllabus. Developing a habit of regular reading and note-making for current affairs is crucial.


Language Papers

The Mains examination includes language papers in both English and Hindi. Preparing for these papers involves practising essay writing, comprehension, and precise writing. A good command over both languages is necessary to score well.


Practical Knowledge and Regular Exam Attendance

Practical knowledge is often tested during the interview stage. Candidates should aim to appear for multiple judicial services exams, as each attempt adds to their experience and helps in better understanding the examination process.


Mental and Emotional Preparedness

Staying mentally and emotionally prepared is as important as academic preparation. Candidates should ensure they have a support system in place, whether it be family, friends, or mentors. Keeping a positive attitude, avoiding negative influences, and maintaining mental health is crucial for sustained preparation.


Backup Plan and Career Flexibility

Having a backup plan is prudent. Engaging in part-time teaching, legal internships, or practising as a lawyer can provide financial stability and practical experience. This ensures that the candidate remains productive and financially independent even if immediate success is not achieved.

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