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Bihar Judicial Services Syllabus | 2024

Bihar Judicial Services Exam – Selection Process

Exams for Bihar Judicial Services conducts in three successful stages: –

Stage I – Preliminary Exam (Objective Exam)

Stage II – Mains Exam (Written)

Stage III – Interview (Viva Voice)

Bihar Judicial Services Exam – Preliminary Exam Pattern

Exam Type Subject Marks

Paper I

General Studies

Paper II




Bihar Judicial Services Exam – Preliminary Examination Syllabus

The Bihar Judicial Service Preliminary exam has two papers :

Paper 1 – multiple choice questions from General Studies / General Knowledge for 100 marks.

Paper 2– multiple choice questions from Law topics for 150 marks.

Paper 1

  • General Knowledge including current affairs
  • Elementary General Science

Paper 2

  • General Knowledge and current affairs
  • Elementary General Science
  • Law of Evidence and Procedure
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law of India
  • Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  • Law of Transfer of Property, Principles of Equity
  • Law of Trusts and Specific Relief
  • Law of Contracts and Torts
  • Commercial Law

Bihar Judicial Services Exam – Mains Exam Pattern

Bihar Judicial Services Exam – Mains Exam Pattern

Bihar Judicial Services Exam – Mains Examination Syllabus

Bihar judicial services main examination papers are divided into two important parts-

(I) Compulsory Papers (consists 5 papers)

(II) Optional Papers (consists 5 papers)

  • Attempting English and Hindi papers are mandatory, both the exams consist 100 marks out of which candidate needs to score 33 marks in each exam. However these marks will not be added in your total marks for ranking factor.
  • For Optional paper candidate needs to attempt 3 papers out 5.
General Knowledge / General Studies

General Knowledge / General Studies paper for the Bihar Judicial Service Exams will consist of questions from the following areas :

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • The questions will be of the level which the candidates should be able to answer without special study.
Elementary General Science

A paper of questions to test such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person, who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.

English Language

English paper for the Bihar Judicial Service Exams will consist of questions from the following areas :

  • Spotting Errors in sentences and phrases
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks with missing words
  • Usage of prepositions, idioms and phrases
  • Word analogies
  • Test of spellings
  • Re-arranging sentences
  • Questions to test comprehension – with a passage to be read and questions based on the same.
  • Questions will be set to test the understanding of and the power to write English. A passage or passages will usually be set for summary or precis.
  • Questions will include letter writing on given subject.
Law of Evidence & Procedure
  • Indian Evidence Act (1 of 1872)
  • Civil Procedure Code (5 of 1908)
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974)
  • Provincial Small Cause Courts Act, 1887
Constitutional and Administrative Law of India

Constitution of India – Article 1 to 395 and Schedules

Administrative Law of India :

(i) Delegated Legislation

(ii) Control of Delegated Legislation – Judicial & Legislative

(iii) Fair Hearing; Rules of Natural Justice; Rules Against Bias; Audi Alteram Partem

(iv) Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial Authorities; Judicial Control over them

(v) Regulatory- Authorities

(vi) Judicial Review of Administrative Action

(vii) Writ Jurisdiction and Statutory Judicial Remedies, Scope, Extent & Distinction

(viii) Public Interest Litigation

(ix) Tortious Liability of State and Compensation

(x) Promissory Estoppel, Legitimate Expectation & Doctrine of Proportionality

(xi) Government Contracts

(xii) Ombudsman

Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law
  • Hindu Law including Schools, Marriage, Adoption, Impartible Estate, Endowment
  • Muhammadan Law including Marriage Law, Adoption, Wills, Legitimacy, Acknowledgement, Guardianship
Commercial Law

The main principles of law relating to

(a) Sale of Goods,

(b) Negotiable Instruments,

(c) Company Law

(d) Partnership.

Bihar Judicial Services Exam – Interview

Viva Voice is an Interview round carrying 100 marks. Those candidates are eligible for Viva-voice who will successfully clear the Mains Examination.

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