Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2019-20

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Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2019-2020:

Event Date
Start date to fill Online Application Form 19 November 2019
Last date to fill Online Application Form 18 December 2019
Preliminary written examination 2 February 2020
Main written examination 30/31 March 2020

1/3 April 2020

The date for Mains Exam has been indefinitely postponed due to Covid-19

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

(I) Graduation degree in Law from a University or Institution recognized by the Government

(II) A Ministerial Officer or Superintendent in the High Court OR a Civil & Criminal Court sub-ordinate to High Court OR an Assistant Law Officer OR Translator of the Law Department of Government +compulsory Law graduate from a University recognized by State Government + Approved service of minimum 7 years in the High Court/Civil or Criminal Court sub-ordinate to the High Court or in the Law department.

Age limit

(i) The minimum age of a candidate should be at least 23 years and the maximum age should not be above 35 years.

(ii) The maximum age limit is relaxed by 5 years for reserved category candidates.

Other eligibility Criteria:

– Should be the Citizen of India

– Should be able to read, write and speak Odia + should have passed an exam in Odia language that must be equivalent to Middle English School standard (Class VII)

 

Odisha Judicial Service Exam Pattern 2020

The OPSC Judicial Service Exam comprises three parts – preliminary written examination, main written examination and interview. The preliminary written examination will be of one paper carrying 100 marks with a duration of one and a half hours. The question format will be in MCQs format, wherein every question will be of 1 mark and there will be negative marking of 0.25 percent of total marks allotted to a question for every wrong answer.

 

Odisha Judicial Services Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

Subjects Total MCQs Total Marks
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

100 100

 

Odisha Judicial Services Mains Exam Pattern 2020

The main written examination will have two compulsory papers and three optional papers. Each of the compulsory subjects shall carry 150 marks with a duration of two and a half hours and each of the optional subjects shall carry 150 marks with a duration of three hours.

Subjects Total Marks Duration
General English

(Compulsory)

150 2.30 hours
Procedural Laws

(Compulsory)

150 2.30 hours
Optional Paper 1

(Law of Crime & Law of Torts/ Personal Law/ Law of Property/ Law of Contract/ Jurisprudence and Constitution of India)

150 3 hours
Optional Paper 2

(Law of Crime & Law of Torts/ Personal Law/ Law of Property/ Law of Contract/ Jurisprudence and Constitution of India)

150 3 hours
Optional Paper 3

(Law of Crime & Law of Torts/ Personal Law/ Law of Property/ Law of Contract/ Jurisprudence and Constitution of India)

150 3 hours

 

Candidates need to answer the papers in the English language unless otherwise directed. Candidates who obtain more than 45% marks in aggregate and more than 33% marks in each paper in the Main Written Exam will be called for the OPSC Judicial Services interview.

Odisha Judicial Services interview Round

The Interview will carry 100 marks and will judge candidates’ knowledge of broad national and international issues and matters of common interest in the field of Arts and Science. Candidates need to obtain minimum 40% marks in the interview to appear in the merit list.

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