Sunday, October 21, 2012

Syllabus | UPHJS | Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service Exam

Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service Examination

Scheme of Examination

The examination will be held in three stages:

(I) Preliminary Examination - There will be Preliminary Examination which shall consist of one paper of objective questions of multiple choice of two hours duration and 100 marks. The syllabus for the preliminary examination will be same as that of main examination.
(II) Main Examination - The main written test amongst the candidates successful in Preliminary Examination, will comprise of five papers. First: General Knowledge, Second: Language, Third: Law-I (Substantive Law), Fourth: Law-II(Procedure & Evidence) and Fifth: Law-III (Penal, Revenue & Local Laws)
(III) Interview - The interview will be of 200 marks.
Syllabus Prescribed for the Recruitment of the Officers in Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service

The examination for U.P. Higher Judicial Service will include the following subjects:

Paper No.1: General Knowledge:
This paper will be of 100 marks and 3 hours duration.
There will be a paper of “General Knowledge”. The paper may include questions based on topics relating to History of India and Indian Culture, Geography of India, Indian Polity, current national issues and topics of social relevance, India and the World, Indian Economy, International Affairs and institutions and development in the field of Science & Technology, communication and space. The nature and standards of questions in these papers will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer them without any specialised study.

Paper No.2: Language:
This paper will be of 100 marks and 3 hours duration. It shall comprise four questions as specified below:­
(i) Essay to be written in English ­30 marks
(ii) English Precis writing ­30 marks
(iii) Translation of passage from Hindi to English ­20 marks
(iv) Translation of passage from English to Hindi ­20 marks

Paper No.3: Law­-I (Substantive Law):
This paper will be of 200 marks and 3 hours duration.
The question set will be restricted to the field covered by­ The Law of Contracts, the Law of Partnership, the Law concerning easements and torts, the Law relating to transfer of property including the principles of equity specifically applicable thereto, the Principle of equity with special reference to the law of trust and specific relief, Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law and Constitutional Law.
There shall be questions of 50 marks in relation to Constitutional Law alone.

Paper No.4: Law-II (Procedure and evidence):
This paper will be of 200 marks and 3 hours duration.
Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by­ The Laws of evidence, the Criminal Procedure Code and Code of Civil Procedure, including the principles of pleading. The questions set will relate mainly to practical matters such as the framing of charges and issues, the methods of dealing with the evidence of witnesses, the writing of judgment of session trials, appeals, revision and the conduct of cases generally but will not be restricted to them.

Paper No.5: Law-III (Penal, Revenue and Local Laws):
This paper will be of 200 marks and 3 hours duration.
Questions set will be restricted to the field covered by­ Indian Penal Code, the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act 1951, Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act 1972. U.P. Municipalities Act, U.P. Panchayatraj Act, U.P. Consolidation and Holdings Act, U.P. Urban (Planning and Development) Act 1973, together with Rules framed under the aforesaid Acts. Answer to the questions of Local Laws will be compulsory.
Question pertaining to penal Laws will be of 50 marks, whereas that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks.

Clarification- The candidates will have a choice to answer General Knowledge and Law Papers either in Hindi or in English.

The interview will be of 200 marks

(i) The candidates securing minimum aggregate 45% marks in the written examination shall be called to appear in the interview subject to maximum thrice the number of vacancies category­wise.
The interview shall be in a thorough and Scientific manner and shall take anything between 25 and 30 minutes for each candidates.
(ii) The candidate securing minimum 40% marks in the interview shall only be eligible to be included in the select list. The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the marks obtained in the written papers and candidate's place in the select list will depend on the aggregate of both.
[Updated on 20/05/2014]

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