Uttarakhand Judicial Examination 2021 Prelims Analysis

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On 13th March 2022, the Uttarakhand Judicial Services Preliminary Examination 2021 was conducted.   

In this article, we will do a section-wise detailed analysis of the paper.

We will also go through the important topics of this year’s Prelims & the topics asked from a specific subject.

It will surely help future aspirants in understanding the pattern of the examination.

Structure of Uttarkhand Judicial Services Examination

The Uttarakhand Judicial Examination consists of 200 questions & each question is worth 1 mark. For every incorrect answer, there is a deduction of 0.25.

To know more about the pattern & syllabus of the examination, click here.

Weightage of Subjects in 2021-22 Uttarakhand Judiciary Examination

SubjectNo. of QuestionsWeightage
General Knowledge 50 25%
Law 150 75%

Difficulty Level of Uttarakhand Judicial Examination 2021

The exam questions were direct, section-centric. However, in the G.K part, some questions were unexpected. 

The General Knowledge portion of the Uttarakhand Judicial Examination had a balanced mix of questions from International Law, Constitution, Acts passed & of course recent landmark judgments.

Anyone who prepared each areas of General Knowledge well might have found this portion simple and scoring.

Uttarakhand Judicial Examination 2021

Subject Wise Detailed Analysis of UKPCS(J)

S.NoSubjectsNo. of QuestionsWeightage
1.General Knowledge5025%
2.Indian Penal Code3819%
3.Family Law3417%
4.The Code of Criminal Procedure2412%
5.The Indian Evidence Act2211%
6.The Code of Civil Procedure189%
7.Transfer of Property Right147%

For Law subjects, we can see that the pattern has slightly changed in respect to the division of questions.  

In the previous years of Uttarakhand Judicial Examination, questions from all seven subjects were coming in equal proportion. 

However, this year, a large number of questions were based on the Indian Penal Code and Family laws followed by Cr.P.C, Evidence, and CPC.

Some topics under the Indian Penal Code were repeated this year as well. 

Topics such as theft, punishment for rape, section 303, grievous hurt, and punishments prescribed under the Indian Penal Code were some of the common themes from 2018 and 2019.

That is why analyzing the previous years’ question papers is necessary. It gives aspirants an idea regarding what is crucial and what is not.

Important Topic Wise Detailed Analysis of Uttarakhand Judicial Examination 2021

General Knowledge

International Law covered a large chunk of questions. The United Nations Charter, specialized agencies of the United Nations, Human Rights Commission, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and International Court of Justices were some areas from which questions were asked. 

Apart from that, General Knowledge questions were related to the first law minister, the first attorney general of India, first woman judge of Supreme Court, etc. Few questions were specifically from recently passed Acts and judgments.

Aspirants must keep track of such events as they are essential for clearing any judicial examination in India, especially Uttarakhand Judicial Examination.

For Constitutional Law, the Appointment Process of High Court Judges, Directive Principles of State Policy, constitutional history, and Schedules were asked. 

Law Subjects

S.No SubjectsTopics
1.Transfer of Property ActGift, Vested Interest, Lease, Immovable property, Section 52 Lis pendens, Transfer of property for the benefit of an Unborn person, Actionable claim.   
2.The Code of Civil ProcedureRepresentative Suit, Rule of Set-off, Rules of Pleadings, ex-Parte Decree, Res-Judicata, Execution of Decree, Production of Shop books, Duties of Appellate Court, Garnishee.
3.The Code of Criminal ProcedureSection 460, Police Diary, Plea Bargaining, Summary Trial, Victim, Recording of Magistrate respecting Demeanor of witnesses, Section 482, Section 107, Criminal Courts, Section 407, Bail, Appeal to the Court of Session.
4.Family LawHindu Law: Restitution of Conjugal Rights, Voidable marriage, section 13 of Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, Registration of Hindu Marriages, Adoption, Natural guardian, Maintainance, Divorce, Succession.
Muslim Law: Application and recognition under Sunni Law, Marriage, Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939, Validity of Hiba (gift), The object of Waqf, Natural Guardian under Muslim Law, Iddat, Divorce on Mutual Consent, Muta Marriage.
5.Indian Evidence ActPower of Attorney, Definitions, Res-geste, refreshing memory, Plea of alibi, application of Indian Evidence Act, Validity of Section 27, The Presumption as to the Absence of Consent in Certain Prosecution for Rape, Leading Questions, The burden of proof, Professional Communication, Section 118 .
6.Indian Penal CodeRape, Provisions related to harboring deserter, theft, definitions mentioned under IPC, Punishments prescribed in IPC, Private defenses, Criminal Assault, Abetment, Criminal Conspiracy.

Did you appear for the Uttarakhand Judicial Examination 2021? How was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!

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