Himachal Pradesh Civil Judge Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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

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There are three stages of the Himachal Pradesh 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 Himachal Pradesh Civil Judge Exam:

A. Preliminary Exam

Civil Law – 1
Civil Law – 2
Criminal Law

B. Mains Exam

Paper 1Civil – I200
Paper 2Civil – II200
Paper 3Criminal200
Paper 4English Composition150
Paper 5 Language100

Paper 1 – Civil Law -I (200 Marks):
Code of Civil Procedure
Indian Evidence Act
Indian Stamp Act
Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976
Specific Relief Act

Paper 2 – Civil Law – II (200 Marks)
Indian Contract Act
Hindu Law
Indian Limitation Act
Transfer of Property Act
HP Urban Rent Control Act

Paper 3 – Criminal Law (200 marks)
Indian Penal Code,
Criminal Procedure Code
Negotiable Instruments Act – Chapter 17
Excise Act 2011 as Applicable to the State of HP
Wild Life Protection Act
Indian Forest Act

Paper 4 – English Composition (150 Marks)
A Choice from Three Essays on General Subjects
i. Essay – 100 Marks
ii. Translation of Hindi Passage into English – 50 marks

Paper 5 – Language (100 Marks)
Hindi (in Devanagari Script) No books prescribed. The paper of Hindi will comprise of the following:
Translation of English passage into Hindi – 30 Marks
Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three – 50 Marks
Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.) – 20 Marks

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

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

B. Mains Exam:
No. of Paper: 5
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:

The upper age limit is relaxable by 03 years for the SC & OBC category of Himachal Pradesh.

Concluding remark:

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

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