Gujarat Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam Syllabus & Overview
Eligibility and Age Limit – Gujarat State Judicial Service Civil Judge
Gujarat Civil Judge Education & Practice Requirements
(i) Must possess a Degree in Law from a University recognized by law in India.
(ii) Must be practicing as an Advocate in Courts of Civil and / or Criminal Jurisdiction on the last date fixed for submission of Online Application.
(iii) Candidates, who have passed the Degree in Law from the academic year 2009-2010 and onward, must have also passed the All India Bar Examination, in order to be considered as eligible for being termed as a Practicing Advocate.
(iv) Must possess Certificate(s), certifying to be possessing Basic Knowledge of Computer Application / Operation, issued by a Government Institute or other recognized Institute, as set out by the Government of Gujarat
Gujarat Civil Judge Age Limit
As on the last date fixed for submission of Online Application, a candidate belonging to General Category must not have crossed the age of 35 years and others i.e. in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Socially & Educationally Backward Classes, declared as such by the Government of Gujarat, as well as orthopedically Disabled Persons & Ex-Servicemen, must not have completed 38 years of age.
Refer to the official advertisement for relaxation of age for various categories.
Overall Scheme of Gujarat Civil Judge Exam
The Gujarat State Judicial Service Civil Judge Exam will be conducted in three distinct stages.
Preliminary Examination – Elimination test – (Objective type)
Main Written Examination (Descriptive Type)
Viva-voce (Oral Interview) Test
Syllabus – Gujarat State Judicial Service Civil Judge Preliminary Exam
(I) For Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test)
The Preliminary Exam (Elimination Test) will be a Multiple Choice Questions based test of 100 Marks & 2 Hours’ duration, based on the Syllabus given below.
There will be Negative Marking of 0.33 Mark for each Wrong / Multiple Answer
Part – A
(1) The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (2) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (3) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (4) The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 (Old Bombay Prohibition Act) (5) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Only Chapter XVII)
Part – B
(6) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (7) The Limitation Act, 1963 (8) The Indian Contract Act, 1872 (9) The Constitution of India – [Part-III – Fundamental Rights (Articles 12 to 35A) & Part-IVA – Fundamental Duties]
Part – C
General Knowledge, English Language, Test of Reasoning, Numerical & Mental Ability and Basics of Computer Applications.
The language of 75 Questions in the Preliminary Examination, will be English, whereas the remaining 25 Questions will be in Gujarati.
The candidates who secure 50% and above Marks in the Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall be eligible for being called for the Main Written Examination. However, the Marks obtained in Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall not be taken into consideration for preparing the Final Merit of the candidates.
Syllabus – Gujarat State Judicial Service Civil Judge Main Written Exam (Descriptive Type)
The Main Written Examination shall consist of Three Papers, based on the Syllabus given below :
Paper- I : (CRIMINAL) [Marks : 75, Duration : 02½ Hours]
(1) The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (2) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (3) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (4) The Probation of Offenders’ Act, 1958 (5) The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (6) The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (7) The Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887 (8) The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (9) Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 (10) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(Only Ch.XVII) (11) The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969
Paper – II : (CIVIL) [Marks : 75, Duration : 02½ Hours]
(1) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (2) The Limitation Act, 1963 (3) The Indian Contract Act, 1872 (4) The Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (5) The Specific Relief Act, 1963 (6) The Gujarat Court Fees Act, 2004
Paper – III : (GUJARATI LANGUAGE) [Marks : 50, Duration : 01½ Hours]
Language of Question Paper-I & Question Paper-II of Main Written Examination shall be English. Answers to Questions of Papers I & II of Main Written Examination may be given either in English or in Gujarati, if not instructed otherwise.
The Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes, securing minimum 45% Marks and all other Candidates securing minimum 50% Marks in the Main Written Examination shall be eligible for being called for Viva-voce (Oral Interview) Test, provided the Candidate has secured minimum 40% Marks in each paper.
Viva–Voce Test (Oral Personal Interview)
(i) Viva-voce Test shall be of 50 Marks. (ii) The object of the Viva-voce Test is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the cadre, by judging the mental alertness, knowledge of law, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, skills, attitude, ethics, power of assimilation, power of communication, character and intellectual depth, analytical ability and the like, of the candidate.
Preparation of Select-List
Selection of candidates shall be made on the basis of Aggregate Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main Written Examination & Viva-voce / Personal Interview. However, the Marks obtained in Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test), shall not be taken into consideration for preparing the Final Merit List of the candidates.