Odisha Civil Judge Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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There are three stages of the Odisha 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, becomes eligible for the Viva Voce.

Syllabus for Odisha Civil Judge Exam:

A. Preliminaindiary Exam:

Constitution of India
Code of Civil Procedure code
Code of Criminal Procedure
Evidence Act
Indian Penal Code
Limitation Act
Transfer of Property
Contract Act
Law of Succession ( Indian Succession Act and Hindu Succession Act)
Specific Relief Act

B. Mains Exam:

Compulsory Paper

Paper 1 150 MarksGeneral English
a. Translation and retranslation of ten lines each
b. A short essay of about 150 words
c. Precis writing consisting of 300 words
d. 1 (one) passage of about 500 words with 5 questions
Paper 2150 MarksProcedural Laws
a. Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
b. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
c. Indian Evidence Act, 1872

Optional Paper

A candidate may choose any three subjects among the following:

Paper 1150 MarksLaw of Crime & Law of Torts
Paper 2 150 Marks Personal Law
a. Hindu Law
b. Mohammedan Law
Paper 3 150 Marks Property Law
a. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
b. Specific Relief Act, 1963
c. Indian Limitation Act, 1963
Paper 4150 MarksLaw of Contract
a. Indian Contract Act, 1872
b. Sales of Goods Act, 1930
c. Partnership Act, 1932
d. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
Paper 5 150 Marks Jurisprudence and Constitution of India

Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution:

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

B. Mains Exam:
No. of Paper: 4
Total Marks: 400
Duration: 3 Hours for each
Medium: English
Type: Subjective

C. Viva Voce:
The Viva Voce is the final stage where the candidate appears for an interview. The Viva Voce carries 100 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 minimum age is 21 years, while the maximum age allowed for the exam is 35 years. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 38 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST.

Concluding remark:

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

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