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Rajasthan Judicial Service Syllabus


Eligibility and Age Limit – Rajasthan Judicial Service Exam – RJS Civil Judge

Age Limit

Candidates should be a minimum of 23 years of age and not more than 35 years of age (Maximum) as on the specific cut off date mentioned in the official advertisement for the year.

The age limits are relaxable for various categories of candidates. Refer to the current year’s official advertisement for full details.

Educational & other Qualifications

Candidates should have a degree of Bachelor of Laws (Professional) from any University in India, which is recognized as such under the Advocates Act, 1961)

Candidates should be thoroughly knowledgeable about Rajasthani Dialects and Social Customs.

RJS Civil Judge Exam Pattern

The exam for recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judge will have three distinct phases :

1 – Preliminary Examination (Objective Type Multiple Choice)

2 – Written Main Examination (Subjective / Essay type type)

2 – Interview a.k.a Viva voce (Personal Assessment.)

Rajasthan Judicial Service – RJS Civil Judge Preliminary Exam

The Preliminary Examination will be an objective type examination

The Preliminary Examination will be an objective type examination

  • 70% weightage will be given to the subjects prescribed in syllabus for Law Paper-1 and Law Paper-11
  • 30% weightage shall be given to test proficiency in Hindi and English language
  • Maximum marks – 100
  • No negative marking for wrong answers / unanswered questions
  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination are not counted towards the final ranking
Rajasthan Judicial Service – RJS Civil Judge – Written Main Exam

The Main Examination shall consist of following subjects:

1 – Law Paper-1 : 100 marks : 3 Hours

2 – Law Paper-2 : 100 marks : 3 Hours

3 – Language

Paper-1 Hindi Essay 50 marks 2 Hours

Paper-11 English Essay 50 marks 2 Hours


Syllabus for the RJS Preliminary Exam :

1 – Law : Same syllabus as prescribed for the Law Papers I & II for the Main Examination.

2 – Hindi Proficiency : (Refer to the official notification for details)

3 – English Proficiency :

i Tenses

ii Articles and Determiners

iii. Phrasal Verbs and Idioms

1 – Active & Passive Voice

2 – Co-ordination &, Subordination

3 – Direct and Indirect Speech

vii. Modals expressing various concepts – (Obligation, Request, Permission. Prohibition. Intention. Condition, Probability, Possibility, Purpose. Reason. Companions, Contrast)

viii. Antonyms and Synonyms.

Syllabus for the RJS Civil Judge Main Exam
Law Paper (I)
  • Code of Civil Procedure, l908,
  • The Constitution of India,
  • Indian Contract Act,1872,
  • The Indian Evidence Act,1872,
  • The Limitation Act, 1963,
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963,
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882,
  • Interpretation of Statues,
  • The Rajasthan Rent Control Act, 2001,
  • Order/Judgment Writing

Language Paper – 2

English Essay – Essay writing in English language.

Law Paper (II)

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973,
  • The Indian Evidence Act,1872,
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860,
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015,
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Chapter XVII),
  • The Probation of Offenders Act, 1958,
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005,
  • Framing of Charge /Judgment Writing

Language Paper – 1

Hindi Essay – Essay writing in Hindi language.

Viva voce – Interview – 35 Marks

In interviewing a candidate, the suitability for employment to the RJS Civil Judge Post shall be tested with reference to his / her record at the School, College and University, and his / her character, personality, and physique. The questions, which may be put, may be of a general nature and will not necessarily be academic or legal.

Appearing for Viva Voce is compulsory, to be eligible for the final selections ranking. The final selections will be based on the aggregate scores from the main exam and the Viva Voce.

In the personal interview, the candidate will also be put questions to test his general knowledge including knowledge of current affairs and present-day problems. Marks shall also be awarded for the candidate’s proficiency in the Rajasthani dialects and his knowledge of social customs of Rajasthan.

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