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Pattern of Haryana Judicial Services 

The examination shall be conducted in three stages namely:-

(i) Preliminary Examination,
(ii) Main Examination,
(iii) Viva-Voce.

Syllabus of Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type with multiple-choice (which can be scrutinised by Computer) as distinguished from the written examination which shall be of subjective/narrative type.

The question paper for Preliminary Examination shall be of two hours duration.
It shall consist of 125 questions and each question shall carry 04 marks and for every wrong answer 0.20% i.e. 1/5th mark shall be deducted.

The objective type multiple-choice question for the Preliminary Examination shall be from the syllabus for the Main Examination. The candidate shall be expected to have a general and basic overview of the main subjects and also the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian legal and constitutional history and governance. The candidate shall also be tested for his analytical skills and aptitude. The standard of the question paper shall be of Law graduate level. The object of the Preliminary Examination is to short list the candidates for the Main Examination. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he/she secured minimum 150 marks (read 100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result.

Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to sit in the Main Examination.
Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts including bracketed candidates, if any, in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce.

Syllabus of Haryana Judicial Services Main (Written) Examination

The Main Examination shall consist of six papers five written and a viva voce. The description of papers and the syllabus shall be as under:-

Paper-1- Civil Law-1

Code of Civil procedure, Punjab Courts Act, Indian Contract Act, Indian Partnership Act, Sale of Goods Act, Specific Relief Act, and Indian Evidence Act

Syllabus: Delhi Judicial Service Civil Judge

200 Marks

Paper-II- Civil Law-II

Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law and Customary Law, Law of Registration and Limitation

200 Marks

Paper-III Criminal Law

Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Evidence Act

200 Marks

Paper-IV English

The English paper will be of 200 marks and consist of the following:-

  • English Essay (1000-1100 words) – 100 Marks
  • Precis – 25 Marks
  • Words and Phrases (Make sentences of the given words and Phrases) – 25 Marks
  • Comprehension – 25 Marks
  • Corrections – 25 Marks

Paper-V- Language (100 marks)

  • Hindi (in Devnagri Script)

Paper-VI- Viva-Voce

To judge the personal qualities of the candidates. The viva-voce shall relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook. it shall be conducted in English.


i. Main Examination will be subjective/narrative type. Main Examination will be conducted in English Medium except for language paper.
ii. Bare copies of legislative enactments only shall be supplied.
iii. Each written paper shall be of three hours duration.
iv. The standard of the language paper shall be that of Matriculation Examination of the Board of School Education, Haryana.

Language paper
shall comprise the following:-

1) Translation of an English passage into Hindi: 20
2) Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same
3) language: 30
4) Composition (essay), idioms and corrections: 50

Total: 100

Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts in order of merit of Main

Examination will be called for viva-voce.

The candidate who qualifies for the Main Examination will have to apply again on the separate application form for the Main Examination. The qualified candidates will have to obtain Application Form for the Main Examination from the Commission’s office.

No. candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least thirty three percent marks in it.

No candidate shall be called for the viva- voce unless he obtains at least fifty percent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers. However, for the candidate belonging to the scheduled Caste and Backward Classes the qualifying marks for this purpose shall be 45%.


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