In order to get the best possible results broadly we can divide Law or the syllabus for judiciary in to two parts :-

Competitive Examination: The selection of suitable candidates for appointment in HCS (Judicial Branch) will be made by holding an examination. The examination shall be conducted in three stages namely.

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination:

The Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type with multiple-choice (which can be scrutinized by Computer) as distinguished from the written examination which shall be subjective/narrative type.

The question paper for Preliminary Examination shall be of two hours duration. It shall consist of 125 questions and each question shall carry 04 marks and for every wrong answer one mark shall be deducted.

The objective type multiple-choice question for the Preliminary Examination shall be from the syllabus for the main Examination.

The candidate shall be expected to have a general and basic over view of the main subjects and also the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian legal and constitutional history and governance. The candidate shall also be tested for his analytical skills and aptitude. The standard of the question paper shall be of graduate level. The object of the Preliminary Examination is to short list candidates for the Main Examination. There shall be no minimum pass marks in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result.

Candidates equal to 10 times of the number of vacancies advertised in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to sit in the Main Examination. However, this number shall be subject to variation. If two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get the equal marks, then all of them shall be considered eligible to sit for the Main Examination, warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio. Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for Viva-Voce.

Syllabus for mains exam

The Main Examination shall consist of six papers five written and a viva voce. The description of papers and the syllabus shall be as under:-

Paper-1- Civil Law-1

Code of Civil procedure, Punjab Courts Act, Indian Contract Act, Indian partnership Act, Sale of Goods Act, Specific Relief Act, and Indian Evidence Act,

200 Marks

Paper-II- Civil Law-II

Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law and Customary Law, Law of Registration and Limitation

200 Marks

Paper-III Criminal Law

Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Evidence Act

200 Marks

Paper-VI- Viva-Voce

To judge the personal qualities of the candidates. The viva-voce shall relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook. it shall be conducted in English.

Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce.

Candidate who qualifies for the Main Examination will have to apply
again on separate application form for the Main Examination. The qualified candidates will have to obtain Application Form for the Main Examination from the Commission’s office.

No. candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least thirty three percent marks in it.

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