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 Eligibility criteria for appearing in Judicial Services Examination is a degree in LL.B and enrollment or qualified to be enrolled as an advocate under the Advocates’ Act 1961. No experience is required and final year law students can also appear for the Judiciary exams. The age limit varies from state to state.
The preliminary examination, what we in CLATapult specifically deal with here, serves as a screening test for the mains exam and 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 but the minimum qualifying marks is 60 percent for general and 55 percent for the 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
- Constitutional Law
- Indian Contract Act
- Indian Partnership Act
- Specific Relief Act
- Limitation Act
- Arbitration Act
- Law of Torts
- Personal Laws: Hindu Law & Mohammedan Law
Go for CLATapult’s 25 Mock Tests Series for the Preliminary Tests of various States’ Judiciary Exams below: