Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022: Detailed Paper Analysis

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After multiple rescheduling of the exam, Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022 was finally held on 24.04.2022.   

And now it is the time for the question paper analysis.

In this article we will do a section-wise detailed analysis mentioning important topics that came this year and the type of questions asked from specific topics.

It will surely help future aspirants to know the pattern of the examination.

Let’s begin!

Structure of the Delhi Judicial Services Exam

Delhi Judicial Services examination consists of 200 questions & each question is of 1 mark. For every incorrect answer, there is a deduction of 0.25.

Click here to know more about the DJS syllabus and pattern.

Delhi Judicial Services exam

Weightage of Subjects in the Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022

S.NoSubjectsNo. of Questions
1.General Knowledge12
2.English15
3.Law173

Difficulty Level of Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022

Delhi Judiciary is known for its factual based questions and lengthy nature. Just like previous years, the paper was quite extensive.

Questions from Constitution were direct and Article-centric. Questions from subjects like the Indian Penal Code, Arbitration, and the Code of Criminal Procedure challenged the mind of the candidates and required them to apply the law to the given problem.

We are aware that from 2022 onwards, the syllabus of general knowledge comprises only of legal affairs. Questions from the G.K portion were easy and general.

Subject Wise Detailed Analysis of Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022

S.NoSubjectsNo. of QuestionsWeightage
1.General Knowledge126%
2.English157.5%
3.Constitution126%
4.Indian Penal Code2512.5%
5.The Code of Civil Procedure3015%
6.Arbitration and Conciliation Act157.5%
7.The Indian Evidence Act2010%
8.The Code of Criminal Procedure3015%
9.Limitation Act105%
10.The Commerical Courts Act105%
11.Specific Relief Act52.5%
12.Indian Contract Act84%
13.Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act52.5%
14.Limited Liability Partnership Act31.5%

If we speak of the laws introduced this year in the Delhi Judicial Services Exam, such as POCSO, Commercial Courts Act, and Limited Liability Partnership Act, the number of questions was less compared to other laws such as Arbitration, Constitution, and Indian Penal Code. 

Also, questions from newly introduced subjects were not problem-based but rather Section-centric. That is why candidates with a fair understanding of these laws must have found these questions easy to attempt.

The Indian Constitution was the most scoring subject of this year’s Delhi Judicial Services Exam. All questions except for three landmark judgment questions were Article-centric.

Questions from subjects such as the IPC, Cr. P.C, and Specific Relief were problem-based and time-consuming. In IPC, out of 25 questions, only one was section centric. The rest were lengthy problem-based questions. This is why it is advisable to put hard work into understanding the topic and not the memorization of sections, specifically for Delhi Judicial Services.

Important Topic Wise Detailed Analysis of Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022

General Knowledge

Landmark judgments of the Supreme Court on reservation, Role of UGC, Ranganath Misra Commission, First Attorney General of India, Total Strength of Judges in Delhi High Court, Number of Women judges in SC till 2022.

Please note that unlike last year which involved a lot of recent judgments, no such pattern was followed this year.

English

The English section included prepositions, correct word usage, spelling, and idioms.

Constitution

Constituent Assembly, Fundamental Duties, Public Service Commission, Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, First Schedule of the Indian Constitution, and Citizenship.

The Code of Civil Procedure

Rules of Pleading, Order 6, 7, 8, 10, 27, 39, Principles involving Attachment and Execution of Decree, Costs, Framing of issues, Suit for recovery, Appeal, Review. 

The Code of Criminal Procedure

Application and extent of Cr. P.C, the hierarchy of Courts, Arrest, Maintenance, Jurisdiction, Cognizance of the offense of adultery, Warrant-case, Plea-bargaining, Imposition of sentence.

Indian Evidence Act

Documentary evidence including the admissibility of electronic items, Proof of handwriting, The Presumption as to document 30 years old, Relevant facts (section 6), Dying Declaration, Expert opinion, Judicial notice, Burden of proof, Presumption of abetment of suicide, Competent witness, Leading question, Examination in chief.   

Indian Penal Code

Murder, Culpable Homicide, Grievous Hurt, Counterfeiting Coins, Private defense, Affray, Taking gift, etc., to screen an offender from punishment, Theft, Criminal Breach of Trust, Abetment of suicide, Unlawful Assembly, Kidnapping, Forgery, Imprisonment for non-payment of fine, Punishment for non-treatment of victim.

Limited Liability Partnership Act

Winding up, Removal of Partner and Designated Partner.

Arbitration and Conciliation Act

Arbitral Dispute, Composition of Arbitral Tribunal, Appeal, Jurisdiction, Arbitration agreement, International Commercial Arbitration under Arbitration Act.

Limitation Act

Condonation of Delay, the limitation period for filing suit for recovery of prices of goods sold and delivered, the limitation period for a suit for possession of immovable property based on title, Period of limitation for filing a suit of specific performance of contract, Section 18, Section 4, Section 6.

Specific Relief Act

Contract not specifically enforceable (Section 14), Suit by person dispossessed of immovable property, Temporary injunction, Permanent injunction, Injunction when refused (Section 41). 

The Commercial Courts Act

Commercial Dispute, Suit for recovery of money, Case Management hearing under Order XV-A of CPC applicable to Commercial Disputes, Pre-institution mediation. 

Indian Contract Act

Section 75, Executed Consideration, Responsibility of finder of goods (Section 71), Wagering Agreement, Acceptance of contract, voidable contracts.

POCSO Act

Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Medical examination of the child, Recording of the statement of a child, Punishment for pornography under the POCSO Act.

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