Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Syllabus

Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Syllabus

Preliminary examination syllabus

Preliminary examination syllabus

The Prelims consist of three papers of 100 marks each. The subjects of the Prelims exam can be checked below.

Civil Law – I

Civil Law – II

Criminal Law

Main (narrative) examination syllabus

There are 05 papers in the main exam where the three papers of Civil Law I & II and the third paper of Criminal law are common are of 200 marks each. On the other hand, there is a paper on English Composition carrying 150 marks and a Hindi language paper carrying 100 marks. Check out the paper wise Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Syllabus 2020 below.

Syllabus for Paper-I

Civil law-I: Code of civil procedure, Indian stamp act, Indian evidence act, Himachal Pradesh courts act, 1976, and specific relief act.

Syllabus for Paper-II

Civil law-II: Indian contract law, Indian limitation act, Hindi law, transfer of property act, and H.P. urban rent control act.

Syllabus for Paper-III

Criminal law: Indian Penal Code, Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act, Criminal Procedure Code, H.P. Excise Act-2011 as applicable to the state of Himachal Pradesh, Wildlife Protection Act and Indian Forest Act.

English Composition

Candidates have to choose on essay out of three options which are based on general subjects, translations of Hindi passage into English. The standard of the examination shall be of graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh University.

Language (Hindi)

Hindi (in Devanagari script) which includes the translation of English passage into Hindi, essay in Hindi on any topic out of three, composition (corrections and idioms, etc). The standard of language paper shall be of matriculation level.