Orissa Judicial Service Examination Syllabus
It is a three stage examination-
(a) Preliminary Written Examination
(b) Main Written Examination
The preliminary written examination shall be of one paper carrying 100 marks
with a duration of one and half hours with objective type questions of multiple
choice (100 questions of one mark each) on the following subjects:
- Constitution of India;
- Code of Civil Procedure;
- Code of Criminal Procedure;
- Evidence Act;
- Indian Penal Code;
- Limitation Act;
- Transfer of Property Act;
- Contract Act;
- Law of Succession (Indian Succession Act and Hindu Succession Act);
- Specific Relief Act.
Main Written Examination
The main written examination shall be on the following two compulsory papers
and three optional papers. Each of the compulsory papers shall carry 150 marks
with a duration of two and half hours and each of the optional papers shall
carry 150 marks with a duration of three hours.
(1) Compulsory Papers:
Paper-I. General English-
(a) Translation and retranslation of ten lines each.
(b) A short Essay about 150 words.
(c) Precis writing consisting of 300 words.
(d) 1 (one) passage of about 500 words with 5 questions.
N.B.:- For “Translation and retranslation of ten lines each”, there
will be two passages, i.e. one in English to be translated into Oriya and
another in Oriya to be retranslated into English.
Paper-II. Procedural Laws-
(a) The Code of Criminal Procedure,1973
(b) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
(c) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
(2) Optional Papers:
A candidate may choose any of the three subjects among the following:-
- Law of Crime & Law of Torts
- Personal Law
(a) Hindu Law
(b) Mohammedan Law
- Law of Property
(a) Transfer of Property Act, 1882
(b) Specific Relief Act, 1963
(c) Indian Limitation Act, 1963
- Law of Contract
(a) Indian Contract Act, 1872
(b) Sales of Goods Act, 1930
(c) Partnership Act, 1932
(d) Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
- Jurisprudence and Constitution of India
(i) A candidate shall answer the papers in English unless otherwise directed.
(ii) The standard of papers shall be that of LLB. course and in respect of
Compulsory Paper-1, it shall be of a degree course.
(iii) The Commission shall call the candidates for interview who have secured
not less than 45 (forty five) per-centum of marks in aggregate and a minimum of
33 (thirty three) per-centum of marks in each paper in the main written
Interview shall carry 100 (one hundred) marks.
Questions to be asked in the interview may not ordinarily be outside the
syllabus prescribed for the main written examination. In the interview,
questions covering broad National and International issues and matters of
common interest in the field of Arts and Science may also be asked. Provided
that the names of the candidates shall not be included in the merit list
unless such candidates secure a minimum of forty per-centum of marks in the