Syllabus of Gujarat Higher Judicial Services Exam [ DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF DISTRICT JUDGES]
For Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test)
(i) The Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) based on a ‘Computer Based (Online) Examination System’ shall consist of 2 Papers – (each of 100 Marks & 2 Hours’ duration), based on the following Syllabus :-
- Paper-I : Law (100 Marks – 2 Hours)
(a) The Constitution of India
(b) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, The Transfer of Property Act, 1882, The Specific Relief Act, 1963, The Indian Partnership Act, 1932, The Indian Contract Act, 1872, The Sale of Goods Act, 1930, The Limitation Act, 1963.
(c) The Indian Penal Code, 1860, The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
(d) Legal Maxims
(e) Medical Jurisprudence
(f) Jurisprudence and Legal Phraseology
- Paper-II : English, General Knowledge & Awareness (100 Marks – 2 Hours)
(a) English Language
(b) General Knowledge
(c) Current Affairs
(d) Indian History and Geography
(e) Basics of Science and Technology
(g) Analytical Reasoning /Mental Ability
(h) Basic Knowledge of Computer Operation / Application
(ii) The language of the ‘Question Papers’ of the Preliminary Examination, will be English.
(iii) The candidates who secure 50% and above Marks in the Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall be eligible for being called for the Main Written Examination. However, the Marks obtained in Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall not be taken into consideration for preparing the Final Merit of the candidates.
Main Written Examination (Descriptive Type) :-
(i) The Main Written Examination (Descriptive Type) shall consist of Two Papers – (each of 100 Marks & 3 Hours’ duration), based on the Syllabus given below:
- Paper – I (100 Marks – 3 Hours)
(a) The Indian Penal Code, 1860
(b) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
(c) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
(d) The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
(e) The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
(f) The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
- Paper-II (100 Marks – 3 Hours)
(a) The Constitution of India
(b) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
(c) The Indian Contract Act, 1872.
(d) The Specific Relief Act, 1963.
(e) The Transfer of Property Act, 1882.
(f) Succession Laws, Personal Laws (Hindu, Muslim & Christian)
(g) The Intellectual Property Laws
(h) The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
(i) The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
(j) The Electricity Act, 2003
(k) The Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013
(l) The Family Courts Act, 1984
(m) Basic Laws relating to Environment – – The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. – The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
Paper Style for Main Written Examination:
Viva–voce Test (Personal Interview):
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