Syllabus UP HJS-2014

The examination will be held in three stages

1. Preliminary Examination- There will be Preliminary Examination which shall consist of one paper of objective questions of multiple choice consisting of 100 marks of three hours duration. The syllabus for the preliminary examination will be same as that of main examination. The questions of Preliminary Examination will have to be answered/ attempted on OMR sheets.

2. 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) carrying 200 marks each.

3. Interview- The candidates, who in the opinion of the Selection Committee qualify, after scrutiny of application and written test, shall have to appear for interview. The interview shall carry 100 marks. In interview the suitability of the candidate for employment in the U.P. Higher Judicial Service will be tested with reference to his merit giving due regard to his ability, character, personality and physique.</li>

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

I. General Knowledge

  • This paper will be of 200 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 &amp; 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 specialized study.

II. Language

    This paper will be of 200 marks and 3 hours duration
    It shall comprise four questions as specified below:
    (i) Essay to be written in English -60 marks
    (ii) English Pr&eacute;cis writing -60 marks
    (iii) Translation of passage from Hindi to English -40 marks
    (iv) Translation of passage from English to Hindi -40 marks

III. Paper-III: 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.

IV.Paper-IV: 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.

V. Paper-V: 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. Panchayat Raj Act, U.P. Consolidation of 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. Questions pertaining to penal Laws will be of 50 marks, whereas, that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150 marks.

Note :

  • The candidates will have a choice to answer General Knowledge and Law Papers either in Hindi or in English.
  • The cut off marks in the written examination shall be 50 per cent in respect of all categories and candidates securing the marks above the cut off marks shall only be called for the interview.
  • The interview shall be in a thorough and Scientific manner and shall take anything between 25 and 30 minutes for each candidate.
  • The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the marks obtained in the written papers and the candidates&rsquo; place will depend on the aggregate of both.

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