Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service

Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service

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We will be discussing the eligibility, syllabus and other relevant information regarding the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service.

Eligibility of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must have acquired a law degree from a recognized institute or university.
  • Age limit- 21 to 35 years.
  • For SC/ ST candidates, refer to the official notification for details.

Pay Scale-

Rs. 27,700-44,700/- with usual dearness allowance and other allowances as sanctioned by the government.

Patterns & Syllabus of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service

The examination process typically occurs in 3phases-

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Preliminary Examination

It consist of MCQs of the following three subjects of 100 marks each-

  • Civil Law 1
  • Civil Law 2
  • Criminal Law

Each paper of 1 hour duration and will be held on the same day.


Paper 1

Civil Law 1- 200 Marks

  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Indian Stamp Act
  • Himachal Pradesh Courts Act 1976
Paper 2

Civil 2- 200 Marks

  • Hindu Law
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Law of Limitation
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • H.P. Urban Rent Control Act
Paper 3

Criminal- 200 Marks

  • Indian Penal Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Chapter XVII (sections 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act
  • H.P. Excise Act 2011
  • Wildlife Protection Act
  • Indian Forest Act
Paper 4
  • Essay- 100 Marks
  • Translation of Hindi to English- 50 Marks
Paper 5

Language Hindi- 100 Makrs

  • Translation of English passage into Hindi- 30 Marks
  • Essay in Hindi- 50 Marks
  • Idioms and Corrections- 20 Marks

Interview/ Viva-Voce

Interview of 150 marks..

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