06 March, 2011

Syllabus of Rajasthan Judicial Services

Rajasthan Raj-Patra, January 19 2010
(A-Gr. - 2)
Jaipur, January 18, 2010
PART – 1
1.     Short Title, Commencement and Application. – (1) These rules may be called the Rajasthan Judicial Service Rules 2010.

[See Rule 20]
A.    The examination scheme for recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judge shall consist of an objective type preliminary examination , a written main examination and an interview to test general knowledge of the candidate and his fitness (suitability) for appointment.
B.     The preliminary examination shall be objective type examination in which 70% weightage will be given to the subjects prescribed in syllabus for Law Paper -I and Law Paper – II and 30% weightage shall be given to test proficiency in Hindi and English language. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination shall not be counted towards the final selection.
C.     The main examination shall consist of following subjects:
Subjects                                            Marks
(i)                Law Paper – I                                  100
(ii)              Law Paper – II                                 100
(iii)            Language (i)Paper –I Hindi Essay           50
                                 (ii)Paper – II English Essay   50
(iv)            Interview                              35
It is compulsory to appear, in each and every paper of written test, as also before the Interview Board for viva voce.

Law Paper – I is designed to test the practical knowledge of the candidates in civil law and procedure e.g. drafting, pleadings, framing issues and writing out judgments etc. in civil cases.
Law Paper – II is designed to test practical knowledge of the candidates in criminal law and procedure e.g. framing charges and writing out the judgments etc. in criminal cases.
Interview: After the marks obtained by the candidate in written test have been received, the Recruiting Authority shall call for interview such of them as have obtained a minimum of 35% marks in each of the law papers and 40% marks in the aggregate:
 Provided that a candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe category shall be deemed to be eligible for interview if he has obtained a minimum of 30% marks in each of the Law papers and 35% marks in the aggregate:
Provided further that as far as practicable, the number of candidates called for interview in accordance with their order of merit in written test shall be approximately three times the vacancies reserved for each category:
Provided also that if the recruiting authority is the Commission A sitting Judge of the High Court to be nominated by the Chief Justice should be invited to participate in the interview as an expert , The advice given by him should ordinarily be prevailed.
In interviewing a candidate, the suitability for employment to the Service shall be tested with reference to his record at the School, College and University, and his character, personality, address and physique. The questions, which may be put to him, may be of a general nature and will not necessarily be academic or legal. The candidate will also be put questions to test his general knowledge including knowledge of current affairs and present day problems. Marks shall also be awarded for the candidates’s proficiency in the Rajasthani dialects and his knowledge of social customs of Rajasthan. The marks so awarded shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test by each candidate.

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