To prepare effectively, find here the complete details of Bihar Judicial Services Exam such as exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, age limit and much more.
BPSC conducts Bihar Judicial Service Exam every year for the recruitment of civil judges. The BPSC Judicial Service recruitment is carried out in three phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The examination is the entry-level exam for law graduates to become appointed as members of the subordinate judiciary. Members are appointed by the state government under the supervision of the respective high court. The members are appointed based on the Judiciary exam.
Educational Qualification: In order to appear for the Bihar Judicial Service Exam, candidates must have an LLB or equivalent degree from an institute that is recognized by the Bar Council of India.
Age Limit: The lower age limit is 22 years and upper age limit is 35 years for appearing at BPSC Judicial Service Exam. The age relaxation for the OBC category candidates is 3 years and for SC/ST Category is 5 years.
Other: Candidates with the permanent domicile of Bihar and those who belong to reserved category will be offered relaxation in the upper age limit.
The attempts are limited as per the lower and maximum age limit. The minimum and maximum age of the applicants are specified in the official notification. All applicants must have attained the age of 22 years. The maximum age of the applicants must not be more than 35 years.
Only those reserved category candidates are eligible for reservation who is a permanent resident of Bihar State. Reserved Category candidates from other states will be treated as General category.
BPSC Judicial Service Prelims Exam Pattern
The candidate needs to qualify in both Paper 1 (General Studies) and Paper 2 (Law) to appear in Mains and interview. Candidates need to obtain a minimum of 30 marks in general English and Hindi papers to qualify Mains exam. However, the score of these two papers will not be counted in the final merit.
Bihar Judicial Services Exam: Mains Exam Pattern
Candidates are advised to go through these subjects for their Mains round: General Knowledge including current affairs, Elementary General Science, General Hindi, General English and Law of Evidence and Procedure.
Candidates who qualify Prelims and Mains Exam will be called for a personal interview round. The final interview will carry 100 marks on the merit list.
SYLLABUS – Bihar Judicial Services Exam
The Bihar Judicial Service Preliminary exam has two papers :
- Paper 1 – multiple choice questions from General Studies / General Knowledge for 100 marks.
- Paper 2- multiple choice questions from Law topics for 150 marks.
- General Knowledge including current affairs **
- Elementary General Science
- Law of Evidence & Procedure
- Constitutional and Administrative Law of India
- Hindu Law & Muhammadan Law
- Law of Transfer of Property, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief Act
- Law of Contracts & Torts
- Commercial Law
** The General knowledge paper will include both static and current GK related questions. Static GK refers to information that will not change e.g. Which city of the capital of India ?. Dynamic or current GK refers to facts that will change and get updated over time. e.g. Who is the current President of India?
Syllabus for Mains Exam
There are five compulsory papers, of which Hindi & English are of qualifying nature.
- General Knowledge / General Studies including Current Affairs – 150 marks
- Elementary General Science – 100 marks
- General Hindi – 100 marks
- General English – 100 marks
- Law of Evidence and Procedure – 150 marks
There will be a choice of five optional papers, from which, candidates have to select three :
- Optional Constitutional Law of India and England – 150 marks
- Hindu law and Mohammedan law – 150 marks
- Transfer of Property Act, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief Act – 150 marks
- Law of Contract and Torts – 150 marks
- Commercial Law – 150 marks
In 2020, 31st Bihar Judicial Service Exam is going to be conducted.