ODISHA JUDICIAL SERVICES EXAMINATION

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

LL.B. Degree & ability to write, read, and speak in Odia (Also, must have passed an examination in Odia language of VII standard)

MEDIUM OF EXAM

English

AGE

35 Years (General); 40 Years (Reserved); 39 Years (Departmental Candidates)

EXAM PATTERN

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION MODE OF EXAM: ONLINE
QUESTIONS Marks NEGATIVE MARKING SUBJECTS
100 *1 100 0.25
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Constitution of India
  • The Hindu Succession Act, 1956
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Indian Succession Act, 1925
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
NOTE: Minimum marks required – 40% (General); 35% (Reserved).
MAINS EXAMINATION
COMPULSORY PAPER: 150 marks OPTIONAL PAPER: 150 marks(Each of the optional subjects carry 150 marks each)

PAPER 1 (GENERAL ENGLISH)

  • Essay Writing
  • Passage Writing
  • Précis Writing
  • Translation (English to Odia and Odia to English)

PAPER 2 (PROCEDURAL LAWS)

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

3 papers are to be chosen from:

    (i)
  • Hindu Law
  • Mohammedan Law
    (ii)
  • Jurisprudence
  • The Constitution of India
    (iii)
  • Law of Torts
  • The Indian Penal Code
    (iv)
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930
    (v)
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
NOTE: Minimum marks required – 33% marks in each written paper & 45% marks in aggregate.
VIVA-VOCE
100 Marks
NOTE: Minimum marks required – 40%.