Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service Syllabus

[See Rule­18 of the Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service Rules, 1975 (as amended)]

SYLLABUS PRESCRIBED FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF THE OFFICERS

IN UTTAR PRADESH HIGHER JUDICIAL SERVICE

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

Paper No.1: General Knowledge

This paper will be of 100 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 & 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 specialised study.

Paper No.2: Language:

This paper will be of 100 marks and 3 hours duration. It shall comprise four
questions as specified below:­
(i) Essay to be written in English ­30 marks
(ii) English Précis writing ­30 marks
(iii) Translation of passage from Hindi to English ­20 marks
(iv) Translation of passage from English to Hindi ­20 marks

Paper No.3: Law­I (Substantive Law):

This paper will be of 200 marks and 3 hours duration.
The question set will be restricted to the field covered by

  1. The Law of Contracts,
  2. the Law of Partnership,
  3. the Law concerning easements and torts,
  4. the Law relating to transfer of property including the principles of equity specifically applicable thereto,
  5. the Principle of equity with special reference to the law of trust and specific relief,
  6. Hindu Law
  7. Mohammedan Law
  8. Constitutional Law.

There shall be questions of 50 marks in relation to Constitutional Law alone.

Paper No.4: 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

  1. The Laws of evidence,
  2. the Criminal Procedure Code
  3. Code of Civil Procedure – including the principles of pleading.

The question 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

Paper No.5: 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

  1. Indian Penal Code,
  2. the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act 1951,
  3. Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act 1972. U.P.
  4. Municipalities Act,
  5. U.P. Panchayatraj Act,
  6. U.P. Consolidation and Holdings Act,
  7. 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. Question pertaining to
penal Laws will be of 50 marks, whereas that of Revenue and Local Laws will be of 150
marks.
Clarification—The candidates will have a choice to answer General Knowledge and Law
papers either in Hindi or in English.

Paper No.6: Interview:

The interview will be of 200 marks—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.

Notes:

(i) The candidates securing minimum aggregate 45% marks in the written examination shall be called to appear in the interview subject to maximum thrice the number of vacancies category­wise.
The interview shall be in a thorough and Scientific manner and shall take anything between 25 and 30 minutes for each candidates.
(ii) The candidate securing minimum 40% marks in the interview shall only be eligible to be included in the select list. The marks obtained in the interview will be added to the marks obtained in the written papers and candidate’s place in the select list will depend on the aggregate of both.

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