DELHI JUDICIAL SERVICE EXAMINATION

DELHI JUDICIAL SERVICE EXAMINATION SYLLABUS


SYLLABUS AND SCHEME FOR CONDUCT OF THE EXAMINATION

Delhi Judicial Service Examination will be held in two successive stages:-

(i) Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination (Objective type with
25% negative marking) for selection for the Mains Examination (Written), and

(ii) Delhi Judicial Service Mains Examination (Written) for selection of candidates for calling for Viva-Voce.

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
The Preliminary Examination will be a screening test of qualifying nature and will consist of one paper of
multiple choice questions carrying maximum of 200 marks. In the preliminary examination questions on
general legal knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English,
knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering The Constitution of India; The
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908; The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973; The Indian Penal Code; The Indian
Contract Act, 1872; The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008; The Arbitration and Conciliation Act,
1996; The Indian Evidence Act, 1872; The Specific Relief Act, 1963; The Limitation Act, 1963; The
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 will be
included.
Mains Examination (Written) The Mains Examination (Written) will include the following subjects
(each subject to carry the number of marks shown against it):

Sl.No. Subjects Max. Marks

  1. General Legal Knowledge & Language 250 MARKS
  2. Civil Law I 200 MARKS
    Civil Law II 200
    MARKS
  3. Criminal Law 200 MARKS
  4. GENERAL LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND LANGUAGE
    • This paper shall comprise of two Sections:- Section I
      : General Legal Knowledge:- This is to test the candidate’s knowledge of current legal affairs etc. (100 Marks).
    • Section II: Language (Essay, Translation and Precis Writing):-
    • This is to test the candidate’s knowledge and power of expression in English. Credit will be given both for substance and expression. Conversely deduction will be made for bad expression, faults of grammar and misuse of words etc.
      There will be two passages for translations one in English which will be required to be translated into Hindi (in Devnagri Script) and the second passage in Hindi (in Devnagri Script) shall be required to be translated into English. (150 Marks)
  5. Civil Law-I (200 Marks)
    • The Indian Contract Act, 1872;
    • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930;
    • The Transfer of Property Act,1882;
    • The Specific Relief Act, 1963;
    • Hindu Law; Mohammaden Law;
    • The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958;
    • Law of Torts;
    • The New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994;
    • The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 and
    • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015.
  6. Civil Law-II (200 Marks)
    • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908;
    • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872;
    • The Limitation Act,1963;
    • The Registration Act, 1908;
    • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996;
    • The Trade Marks Act, 1999 and
    • The Copyright Act, 1957.
  7. Criminal Law (200 Marks)
    • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;
    • The Indian Penal Code;
    • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872;
    • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005;
    • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881;
    • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)
      Act, 2013 and
    • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.