Kerala Judicial Service

Kerala Judicial Service

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

Eligibility of Kerala 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 Kerala Judicial Service

The examination process typically occurs in 3phases-

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Preliminary Examination

Part A
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Negotiable Instruments Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Specic Relief Act
  • Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act.
Part B
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act.
Part C
  • Constitution of India
  • Legal G.K.
  • Reasoning & Mental ability.


Paper 1

One paper of 100 marks (duration not less than 2 hours) to test English

  • English Grammar
  • General Essays
  • Translation of Malayalam Depositions/Documents to English and vice-versa
  • Precis writing.
Paper 2

Part A:

Indian Contract Act, Transfer of Property Act, Limitation Act, Specic Relief Act,
Easements Act, Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act, Hindu Succession Act, Indian
Succession Act – Parts V, VI & X, Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act.

Part B:

Kerala Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act, Kerala Stamp Act, Legal Services Authorities
Act, The Kerala Panchayath Raj Act -Ch. X, XI, XXIA & XXIII, Kerala Municipality Act -Ch.IX, X,
XXIV & XXV, Negotiable Instruments Act (except Ch. XVII), and Registration Act.

Paper 3


Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, Abkari Act, Negotiable Instruments Act -Ch. XVII,
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.


Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, Kerala Police Act, Probation of
Offenders Act, Forest Act, N.D.P.S. Act (provisions relating to bail and trial by Magistrates)

Paper 4


Code of Civil Procedure, Civil Rules of Practice, Kerala Civil Courts Act, Order in
Interlocutory Application/ Framing of issues/Judgment writing (Civil)


Code of Criminal Procedure. Criminal Rules of Practice. Framing of charges/Order in
Criminal Miscellaneous Petitions/ Judgment writing (Criminal)

Interview/ Viva-Voce

100 marks.

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