Delhi Civil Judge Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Delhi Judiciary Exam and Pattern are issued by the Delhi High Court. All interested candidates can look at their official site and get updates on the posts.

There are three stages of the Delhi Civil Judge Exam:

  1. Preliminary Exam – the screening test – MCQ Based – Language: English
  2. Mains Exam – Written / Subjective Based – Offline
  3. Interview – Viva Voce

The Preliminary Exam is conducted online where the candidates are screened and the selected candidates appear for the Mains Exam, which is written in nature. Once the candidate qualifies for the written exam, he becomes eligible for the Viva Voce.

Syllabus for Delhi Civil Judge Exam:

A. Preliminary Exam

  • The Constitution of India
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act of 1963
  • The Limitation Act of 1963
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015

B. Mains Exam


Paper I
General Legal Knowledge & Language250
Paper IICivil I200
Paper IIICivil II200
Paper IVCriminal200

Paper 1 – General Legal Knowledge & Language

This section is divided into two sub-sections: Section 1 – General Knowledge and Section 2 – Language.

Section 1- General Knowledge

The questions in this section are designed to test your knowledge of current legal affairs.

Section 2 – Language (Essay, Translation, and Precis Writing)

  • The Delhi Judiciary Exam Language Paper (English) is designed to evaluate your knowledge and proficiency in English language skills.
  • It tests your ability to understand and express ideas clearly and effectively.
  • The Language Paper consists of two passages for translation, one in English and the other in Hindi.
  • You must translate the English passage into Hindi using Devnagri Script and the Hindi passage into English.
  • Focusing on substance and expression is important to score well in this section.
  • Credit will be given for accurate translations and effective expression. However, points may be deducted for grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure errors.
  • Overall, the Language Paper is an important component of the Delhi Judiciary Exam and requires thorough preparation.

Paper 2 – Civil Law -I (200 Marks):

  • The Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • The Sale of Goods Act of 1930
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Specific Relief Act of 1963
  • Hindu Law
  • Mohammedan Law
  • The Delhi Rent Control Act of 1958
  • Law of Torts
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council Act of 1994
  • The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act of 1957
  • The Commercial Courts Act of 2015

Paper 3 – Civil Law – II (200 Marks)

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Limitation Act of 1963
  • The Registration Act of 1908
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999
  • The Copyright Act of 1957

Paper 4 – Criminal Law (200 marks)

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act of 1881
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

A. Preliminary Exam:
No. of Question: 200
Total Marks: 100
Duration: 2 Hours
Medium: English
Type: Computer-based

B. Mains Exam:
No. of Paper: 4
Total Marks: 850
Duration: 3 Hours each
Medium: Hindi / English
Type: Subjective

C. Viva Voce:
The Viva Voce is the final stage where the candidate appears for an interview. The Viva Voce carries 50 marks.


A candidate-

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Holder of a Law degree recognized from a Law University established by Law in India
  • Eligible to practice as an Advocate in India

Age Limit:

Your minimum age should be 22 years to apply for the exam, and the upper age limit is 35 years.

Concluding remark:

We hope that is helpful. Leave your comments below in case of any queries. All the best for your Delhi Judiciary preparation!

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