February 6, 2024

The Gujarat Judiciary Examination is a very competitive examination for those who want to work in Gujarat as civil judges. The preliminary, mains, and interview phases make up the examination. The exam is administered by the Gujarat High Court; multiple-choice questions make up the preliminary exam, while subjective questions make up the mains exam. The only applicants who can go to the main exam and interview are those who pass the preliminary exam.

Candidates’ general awareness, understanding of law, and current affairs are assessed in the Gujarat Judiciary Exam. Gujarat appoints successful applicants as civil judges.

Gujarat judicial services exam eligibility 2024

Gujarat judiciary age criteria:

  • The Gujarat judicial services age limit for General Category candidates to apply for a particular position is 35 years old, as of the deadline for submitting the online application.
  • Until the age of 38, candidates who are members of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, Disabled Persons (PH), or Ex-Servicemen are eligible to apply.
  • Employees who work for the court system or other relevant departments may be eligible for age relaxation of up to five years, depending on the number of years of service, whichever is less.
  • However, as of the deadline for completing the online application, the maximum age restriction for such individuals, regardless of category, cannot be greater than 40 years old.

Gujarat Judiciary Educational Criteria:

  • The required educational background is a law degree at an Indian university accepted by the Indian legal system.
  • As of the online application deadline, the candidate must be proactively representing clients in criminal and/or civil courts.
  • The test of vernacular (Gujarati) language ability should have been passed by the candidates. They do not need to take the aforementioned exam, though, if they pass their secondary and higher secondary exams in Gujarati.
  • Those who completed their legal degree during the 2009-2010 academic year and beyond also have to pass the All India Bar Examination in order to be qualified to be called practicing attorneys.

Gujarat judicial services syllabus 2024

For the Preliminary Examination:

Parts A, B, and C consist of the Preliminary examination Question paper.

Part A: Law

  • Questions posed on the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1973
  • Questions posed on the Negotiable Instruments Act of 1881
  • Questions posed on the Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • Questions posed on the Indian Penal Code of 1860
  • Questions posed on the Gujarat Prohibition Act of 1949

Part B: Law

  • Questions posed on the Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • Questions posed on the Constitution of India
  • Questions posed on the Code of Civil Procedure of 1908
  • Questions posed on the Limitation Act of 1963

Part C:

General Knowledge:

  • Questions posed on the Government schemes
  • Questions posed on the Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • Questions posed on the Financial Policy
  • Questions posed on the Banking and Finance Related Terms
  • Questions posed on the Abbreviations
  • Questions posed on Important days and events
  • Questions posed on the Indian Constitution

English Language:

  • Questions posed on the Reading Comprehension
  • Questions posed on the Cloze Test
  • Questions posed on the Fill in the Blanks
  • Questions posed on the Error
  • Questions posed on the Sentence Rearrangement
  • Questions posed on the Para Jumble
  • Questions posed on the Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Questions posed on Match the Following
  • Questions posed on the Sentence Connector
  • Questions posed on the Odd one out

Test of Reasoning:

  • Questions on Puzzle
  • Questions on Statements and Assumptions
  • Questions on Ranking
  • Questions on Coding-Decoding
  • Questions on Seating Arrangement
  • Questions on Syllogism
  • Questions on Blood Relations
  • Questions on Direction Test
  • Questions on Inequalities
  • Questions on Series
  • Questions on Logical Reasoning
  • Questions on Alphanumeric Series

Numerical & Mental Ability:

  • Questions on Data Interpretation
  • Questions on Time and Work
  • Questions on Number series
  • Questions on Approximation
  • Questions on Profit and Loss
  • Questions on Simple Interest
  • Questions on Quadratic Equations
  • Questions on Partnership
  • Questions on Mixture and Allegations

Basic Computer Applications:

  • Questions on Components of computer
  • Questions on Computer Fundamentals
  • Questions on Computer network
  • Questions on Computer Storage Device
  • Questions on Generations of Computer
  • Questions on Input and Output Device
  • Questions on Microsoft Office
  • Questions on Microsoft Word Paper-II (For those applicants who failed the Gujarati language portion of the Secondary and Higher Secondary exams)

There will be two sets of questions, one in Gujarati having 25 questions and the other in English having 75 questions, totalling 100.

For the Mains Examination:

Paper I: Criminal Law

  • Questions on the Code of Criminal Procedure (1973)
  • Questions on the Probation of Offenders Act (1958)
  • Questions on the Indian Penal Code (1860)
  • Questions on the Indian Evidence Act (1872)
  • Questions on the Domestic Violence Act (2015)
  • Questions posed on the Juvenile Justice Act (2015)
  • Questions on the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (1956)
  • Questions on the Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act (1887)
  • Questions posed on the Negotiable Instruments Act (1881)
  • Questions on the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (1994)
  • Questions on the Registration of Births and Deaths Act (1969)

Paper II: Civil Law

  • Questions on the Limitation Act (1963)
  • Questions on the Indian Partnership Act (1932)
  • Questions on the Code of Civil Procedure (1908)
  • Questions on the Gujarat Court Fees Act (2004)
  • Questions on the Specific Relief Act (1963)

Paper III: Questions on the Gujarati Language

For the Interview Round:

  • Mental acuity
  • Legal knowledge
  • Logical and clear exposition
  • Judgmental balance
  • Attitude
  • Ethics
  • Ability to assimilate information
  • Communication skills
  • Character and
  • Intellectual depth

All the best for your exams!

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