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Delhi Judicial Services Syllabus


Syllabus of Delhi Judicial Service Examination - THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI


Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary  Examination Syllabus

The Preliminary Examination will be a Screening Test and will consist of one paper of multiple objective type questions carrying maximum of 200 marks. In the preliminary examination question on general knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate's power of expression, flair in english, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering Constitution of India, Code of Civil Procedure, Code of Criminal Procedure, Indian Penal Code, Contract Act, Partnership Act, Principles Governing Arbitration Law, Evidence Act, Specific Relief Act and Limitation Act will be included.

Minimum qualifying marks in the Preliminary Examination shall be 60% for General and 55% for Reserved Categories i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) (Mobility not to be restricted)/Orthopaedically.

However, the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination (Written) will not be more than Ten times the total number of vacancies of each category advertised


Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination (Written) Syllabus



The Main Examination (Written) will include the following subjects (each subject to carry the number of marks shown against it):-


Sl. No.


Max Marks


General Knowledge and Language



Civil Law-I



Civil Law-II



Criminal Law





General Knowledge and Language :

This paper shall comprise of two sections.

Section I : General Knowledge : This is to test the candidate's knowledge of current affairs etc. (100 Marks)

Section II : Language (Easay, 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 grammer and misuse of words etc. There will be two passage for translations one in English which will be required  to be translated into Hindi (in Devnagri Script). The Second passage in Hindi (in Devnagri Script) shall be required to be translated into English. (150 marks)

Civil Law-I :

Indian Contract Act, Indian Sale of Goods Act, Indian Partnership Act, Specific Relief Act, Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law, Delhi Rent Control Act and Law of Torts. (200 marks)


Civil Law-II :

Civil Procedure Code, Law of Evidence, Law of Limitation & Law of Registration. (200 marks)

Criminal Law :

Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code & Indian Evidence Act. (200 marks)





1. Viva-voce will carry 150 marks. Only such candidates will be called for Viva-voce who have obtained 40% marks in each written paper and 50% marks in aggregate except in the case of candidates belonging to reserved categores i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) (mobility not to be restricted)/Orthopaedically in whose case the qualifying marks shall be 35% in each written paper and 45% in the aggregate

2. A candidate of General Category must secure minimum 50% marks and a candidate of Reserved Category i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) (mobility not to be restricted)/Orthopaedically must secure minimum 45% marks in Viva-Voce to be eligible for being recommended for appointment to the service.


3. The marks obtained in the Viva-voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Main Examination (Written) and the Candidate's position will depend on the aggregate of both.


Adopted ‘As It Is’ from the website of Delhi High Court.


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