Judicial Services Examination are entry-level exams for law graduates to become members of the subordinate judiciary. The state governments under the supervision of the respective High Courts appoint members of the lower judiciary based on the competitive examination.
The preliminary examination for the Judiciary serves as a screening test for the mains exam. It comprises of objective type questions. The marks secured in the preliminary examination are not counted for the final selection. The qualifying marks vary from state to state. The minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary examination is 60 percent for general and 55 percent for reserved categories.
It constitutes objective questions from Law, English, G.K and the local language of that respective State.
The sets constitute 200 objective type questions which are divided into three sections:
- Law, which includes 150 questions
- English, which includes 25 questions
- General Knowledge, which includes 25 questions
The questions from Law cover the following subjects:
Code of Criminal Procedure
Indian Penal Code
Indian Evidence Act
Code of Civil Procedure
Indian Contract Act
Indian Partnership Act
Specific Relief Act
Law of Torts
Personal Laws: Hindu Law & Mohammedan Law
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