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Here’s an important update for students who are preparing for DJSE 2022. Know all about Delhi Judicial Services Examination 2022 | DJSE New Syllabus Notification only at Legal Bites.

Delhi Judicial Services Examination 2022 | All about the DJSE New Syllabus

The Department of Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs has released the notification regarding the amendments to the Delhi Judicial Service Rules, 1970 pertaining to the New Syllabus of Delhi Judicial Services Examination (DJSE).

We have provided the new DJSE syllabus along with the comparison with the old syllabus. The Highlighted part below is the newly inserted.

1. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

OLD SYLLABUS NEW SYLLABUS

The Preliminary Examination will be a screening test and will consist of one paper of multiple objective type questions carrying maximum of 200 marks.

In the preliminary examination questions on general knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English, knowledge of objective type legal problem and their solutions covering Constitution of India, Code of Civil Procedure, Code of Criminal Procedure, Indian Penal Code, Contract Act, Partnership Act, Principles governing Arbitration Law, Evidence Act, Specific Relief Act, and Limitation Act will be included.

The Preliminary Examination will be a screening test of qualifying nature and will consist of one paper of multiple choice questions carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

In the preliminary examination questions on general Legal Knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering The Constitution of India; The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908; The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973; The Indian Penal Code; The Indian Contract Act, 1872; The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008; The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996; The Indian Evidence Act, 1872; The Specific Relief Act, 1963; The Limitation Act, 1963; The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 will be included.

2. MAINS EXAMINATION

OLD SYLLABUS NEW SYLLABUS
Paper 1: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND LANGUAGE

This paper shall comprise of two Sections:

Section I : General Knowledge:- This is to test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs etc. (100 Marks)

Section II: Language (Essay, Translation and Precis Writing):-This is to test the candidate’s knowledge and power of expression in English. Credit will be given both for substance and expression. Conversely deduction will be made for bad expression, faults of grammar and misuse of words etc. There will be two passages for translations one in English which will be required to be translated into Hindi (in Devnagri Script) and the second passage in Hindi (in Devnagri Script) shall be required to be translated into English. (150 Marks)

Paper 1: GENERAL LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND LANGUAGE

This paper shall comprise of two Sections:

Section I : General Legal Knowledge:- This is to test the candidate’s knowledge of current legal affairs etc. (100 Marks).

Section II: Language (Essay, Translation and Precis Writing):-This is to test the candidate’s knowledge and power of expression in English. Credit will be given both for substance and expression. Conversely deduction will be made for bad expression, faults of grammar and misuse of words etc. There will be two passages for translations one in English which will be required to be translated into Hindi (in Devnagri Script) and the second passage in Hindi (in Devnagri Script) shall be required to be translated into English. (150 Marks)

Paper 2: Civil Law-I

Indian Contract Act, Indian Sale of Goods Act, Indian Partnership Act, Specific Relief Act, Hindu Law, Mohammaden Law, Delhi Rent Control Act and Law of Torts. (200 Marks)

Paper 2. Civil Law-I

The Indian Contract Act, 1872; The Sale of Goods Act, 1930; The Transfer of Property Act, 1882; The Specific Relief Act, 1963; Hindu Law; Mohammaden Law; The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958; Law of Torts; The New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994; The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 and The Commercial Courts Act, 2015. (200 Marks)

Paper 3: Civil Law-II

Civil Procedure Code, Law of Evidence, Law of Limitation and Law of Registration. (200 Marks)

Paper 3: Civil Law-II

The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908; The Indian Evidence Act, 1872; The Limitation Act, 1963; The Registration Act, 1908; The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996; The Trade Marks Act, 1999 and The Copyright Act, 1957.(200 Marks)

Paper 4: Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code and Indian Evidence Act. (200 Marks)

Paper 4: Criminal Law

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973; The Indian Penal Code; The Indian Evidence Act, 1872; The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005; The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881; The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. (200 Marks)

Newly added legislations

Prelims Examination:

  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015

Mains Examination:

Paper 2: Civil Law-I

  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994
  • The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015

Paper 3: Civil Law-II

  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999
  • The Copyright Act, 1957

Paper 4: Criminal Law

  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

For more details, check out the official notification here


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