Syllabus HP-PCS-J-2016





The preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers of 100 Marks each:-

·    Civil Law-I

·    Civil Law-II

·    Criminal Law


Each paper shall be of one-hour duration and the examination in all the three papers shall be held on the same day. The syllabus for the preliminary examination shall be the same as provided for Paper-I to III for the Main examination. The preliminary examination will be held on 02/03/2016.


The result of preliminary examination will be declared on 15-03-2016 and shall be published and also displayed on official website of the Commission. No individual intimation shall be given to the candidates.




The Preliminary Examination will be held at SHIMLA and DHARAMSALA in Kangra

District (if adequate Nos. of candidates opt for Dharamsala centre).


The  centres  of  holding  the  examination  as  mentioned  above  are  liable  to  be cancelled/ changed at the discretion of the Commission. Every effort will be made by the Commission to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for examination, however, the Commission may, at their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warranted.




(i)      Main Written (narrative) examination shall be held w.e.f.  30th March, 2016.

The date sheet will be put on the website of the Commission.  No individual intimation will be given.

(ii)      Each  paper  will  last  for  three  hours.     The  subject  and  syllabus    for main(narrative) examination and marks for each paper shall  be as follows:






Civil Law-I: Code of  Civil  Procedure. Indian Evidence Act,

Indian Stamp Act, Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976 and

Specific Relief Act.




Civil Law-II: Indian Contract Act, Hindu Law, Indian Limitation Act, Transfer of   Property Act  and H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.




Criminal Law: Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter-XVII   (section   138   to   143)   of   the   Negotiable

Instruments Act, H.P. Excise Act-2011 as Applicable to the

State of H.P., Wild Life Protection Act and Indian  Forest Act.




English Composition: A Choice from three Essays on General


ESSAY:                                                        100 Marks

Translation of Hindi Passage into English:     50 Marks

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Total:                          150 Marks







{The standard for the English paper shall be that of graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh University.)



Language (Hindi):

Hindi (in Devanagri Script) No books prescribed. The paper of

Hindi will comprise of the following:-


Translation of English passage into Hindi.-30 Marks Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three.   -50 Marks Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.).-20 Marks


Total:                           100 Marks

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (The standard for the language paper shall be that of

Matriculation examination of the





Viva- voce

(i)       Candidates, who qualify the Main written examination, will be required to appear at such place, as may be fixed by the Commission, for a viva-voce test. The maximum marks   for  the  viva-voce  shall  be  150.  The  marks obtained in the viva-voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Main written examination for purpose of selection of the candidates.

(ii)     The  summoning  of  the  candidates  for  viva-voce  test

conveys no assurance whatsoever that they will be selected or recommended. Appointment orders to the selected candidates will be issued by the Government.




Qualifying Marks:

(i)       No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 40 percent marks in

that paper, except Hindi language paper (paper-V) in which candidate should obtain at least 33 percent marks.

(ii)      No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the written test unless he obtains 45 percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at least 33 percent marks in language paper i.e. Hindi in Devanagri script.



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