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Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2022 Complete Study Notes available

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) recruits the eligible candidates for the past of district/civil judges for the various subordinate courts of Odisha. The OPSC conducts the whole selection process. Candidates, who have completed their bachelor degree in law, can apply for the examination.

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Eligibility Criteria

There are some conditions of the eligibility criteria which every applicant must fulfill before they apply for the selection process of Odisha Civil Services (Judicial). The details of the eligibility criteria have been given here:

  • An applicant must be the citizen of India.
  • He must have completed the bachelor level degree in law from a recognized institute or university.
  • The age of the applicants must not exceed 21 years.
  • The maximum age of the candidates must not be more than 35 years.
  • The candidates of the reserved category will be given the appropriate relaxation in their upper age.
  • The relaxation in the upper age for the candidates of the SC and ST category will be 5 years.
  • Candidates of the OBC category will be offered the age relaxation of 3 years.

Scheme of Examination

Orissa Judicial Service Examination Pattern

It is a three stage examination

(a) Preliminary Written Examination

(b) Main Written Examination

(c) Interview

Preliminary Examination

  • There will be one objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Duration of the examination will be 02 hours.
  • Maximum marks for each subject is 100 marks.
  • The negative marking will be of 1/4th
  • The language of the question paper will be English and Odia.
  • The qualifying marks will be 40& but for the candidates of the reserved category, the qualifying marks will be 35%.

The preliminary written examination shall be of one paper carrying 100 marks with a duration of one and half hours with objective type questions of multiple choice (100 questions of one mark each) on the following subjects:

  1. Constitution of India;
  2. Code of Civil Procedure;
  3. Code of Criminal Procedure;
  4. Evidence Act;
  5. Indian Penal Code;
  6. Limitation Act;
  7. Transfer of Property Act;
  8. Contract Act;
  9. Law of Succession (Indian Succession Act and Hindu Succession Act);
  10. Specific Relief Act.

Main Written Examination

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

1. Compulsory Papers

  • There will be 02 compulsory papers in the main exam.
  • Total Marks for the examination would be 300.
Paper Subjects Marks
Paper 1 General English 150 Marks
Paper II Procedure of Laws 150 Marks

Paper-I : General English

(a) Translation and retranslation of ten lines each. 
(b) A short Essay about 150 words. 
(c) Precis writing consisting of 300 words.
(d) 1 (one) passage of about 500 words with 5 questions.

N.B.:- For “Translation and retranslation of ten lines each”, there will be two passages, i.e. one in English to be translated into Oriya and another in Oriya to be retranslated into English.

Paper-II : Procedural Laws

(a) The Code of Criminal Procedure,1973
(b) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 
(c) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

(2) Optional Papers

  • Applicants can choose maximum 03 subjects from the below given 5 optional subjects.
  • The subjects chosen by the applicants will carry 150 marks each.
  • Each question paper will be of 150 marks.
Paper Marks
Law of Crime & Law of Torts 150 Marks
Personal Laws 150 Marks
Law of Property 150 Marks
Law of Contract 150 Marks
Jurisprudence and Constitution of India 150 Marks

A candidate may choose any of the three subjects among the following:-

  1. Law of Crime & Law of Torts
  2. Personal Law
    (a) Hindu Law 
    (b) Mohammedan Law
  3. Law of Property
    (a) Transfer of Property Act, 1882
    (b) Specific Relief Act, 1963
    (c) Indian Limitation Act, 1963
  4. Law of Contract
    (a) Indian Contract Act, 1872 
    (b) Sales of Goods Act, 1930 
    (c) Partnership Act, 1932
    (d) Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
  5. Jurisprudence and Constitution of India


(i) A candidate shall answer the papers in English unless otherwise directed.
(ii) The standard of papers shall be that of LLB. course and in respect of Compulsory Paper-1, it shall be of a degree course. 
(iii) The Commission shall call the candidates for interview who have secured not less than 45 (forty five) per-centum of marks in aggregate and a minimum of 33 (thirty three) per-centum of marks in each paper in the main written examination.

Interview/Personality Test

Interview shall carry 100 (one hundred) marks. Questions to be asked in the interview may not ordinarily be outside the syllabus prescribed for the main written examination. In the interview, questions covering broad National and International issues and matters of common interest in the field of Arts and Science may also be asked.

Provided that the names of the candidates shall not be included in the merit list unless such candidates secure a minimum of forty per-centum of marks in the interview.




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