HP Judicial Services

01 Aug 2018

HP Judicial Services

HP Judicial Services Overview

The Himachal Judicial Services examination is conducted annually, and occurs in 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam (objective type)
  2. Main Exam (subjective type)
  3. Personality Test / Viva Voce (interview)

Preliminary Examination – Pattern & Syllabus

The Preliminary Examination will be objective type and consist of 3 parts as below:

Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Paper 1 Pattern
All 3 papers will be held on the same day. The syllabus for the Preliminary Exam will be the same as that for Paper I to Paper III of the Main Exam.

Main Examination – Pattern

The Main Examination will be subjective type and consist of 5 parts as below:
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Paper 2 Pattern

Main Examination – Syllabus

Civil Law – 1

Code of Civil Procedure
Indian Evidence Act
Indian Stamp Act
Himachal Pradesh Courts Act
Specific Relief Act

Civil Law – 2

Indian Contract Act
Hindu Law
Indian Limitation Act
Transfer of Property Act
HP Urban Rent Control Act

Criminal Law

Indian Penal Code
Criminal Procedure Code
Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act
HP Excise Act – 2011 as applicable to the State of HP
Wildlife Protection Act
Indian Forest Act

English Composition

A choice from 3 essays on general subjects (150 marks)
Translation of Hindi passage into English (50 marks)
The standard of the English paper would be that of the graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh University

Language

A choice from 3 essays in Hindi on general subjects (50 marks)
Translation of English passage into Hindi (30 marks)
Composition (Idioms, corrections etc.) (20 marks)
The standard of the Language paper would be that of the Matriculation examination of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education

Personality Test / Viva Voce Details

The Viva Voce is for candidates who qualify in the Main written examination. The viva voce carries 100 marks. Marks obtained would be added to the score in Main examination to assess overall selection of candidates.