HPPSC Shimla Civil Judge Exam Syllabus

 HPPSC Shimla Civil Judge Exam Syllabus

HPPSC Shimla Civil Judge Exam Syllabus


 i. A candidate must be a holder of degree in law as recognized by the Bar Council of India.

 ii. A Candidate must be a citizen of India. 

AGE LIMIT: A candidate must have attained the age of 22 years but must not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date prescribed for submit of Online Recruitment Applications.

(a) PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION: The Preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers of 100 marks each. All three papers shall be of one-hour duration:- 

i. Civil Law-I 

ii. Civil Law-II 

iii. Criminal Law 

Each of the above papers shall consist of 100 Objective Type multiple choice questions with one mark for each question.The examination in all the three papers shall be held on the same day and there shall not be any negative marking in the Preliminary Examination. The syllabus for the Preliminary Examination shall be the sameas provided for Paper-I to III for the Main Examination. The Preliminary Examination will be held on 09-07-2023.The result of Preliminary examination shall be published and also displayed on official website of the Commission. No individual intimation shall be given to the candidates.

CENTRES OF EXAMINATION: The Preliminary Examination will be held at Shimla, Mandi, Kangra at Dharamahsla. The centre(s) of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be cancelled/ changed at the discretion of the Commission. Every effort will be made by the Commission to allot the centre to the candidates of their choice, however, the Commission may, at its discretion allot a different centre to candidate, if circumstances so warranted. No application for change of centre or any other entry in the application form shall be entertained.

MAIN EXAMINATION: i. Main Written Examination shall be held w.e.f. 19-08-2023, the Date sheet will be displayed on the website of the Commission. No individual intimation will be given. ii.The subject and syllabus for main examination and marks for each paper shall be as follows:-

  • Paper-I Civil Law-I: Code of Civil Procedure. Indian Evidence Act, Himachal Pradesh Stamp Act, Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976 and Specific Relief Act.:- 200 Marks
  • Paper-II Civil Law-II: Indian Contract Act, Hindu Law, Indian Limitation Act, Transfer of Property Act and H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.:- 200 Marks
  • Paper-III Criminal Law: Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter-XVII (Section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act, H.P. Excise Act-2011, Wild Life Protection Act, Indian Forest Act and Module on Judicial Sensitivity to Sexual Offences:- - Latest guidelines/directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India with regard to bail and conditions to be imposed under Sections 437, 438, 439 Cr.P.C. - What is gender stereotyping and its effects. - How the gender stereotyping undermines women’s access to justice in sexual offence cases and how judicial gender stereotyping is to be avoided. - Judicial approach towards new species of offensive activities, cybercrimes that are women -centric, such as transmitting of sexually explicit material, blackmailing,defamation/morphing/creating fake profile etc. - Role of judge in protecting the victim during judicial process. - Accountability and standards of conduct while dealing with sexual offence cases. - Importance and meaning of gender sensitivity and effects of gender conditioning in judicial decisions in sexual offence cases.- Incorporating gender perspective into judicial decision making and Constitutional and Statutory provisions on gender justice. - Judicial approach towards child sexual abuse with reference to provisions of the POCSO Act, 2012. - Credibility of statement of victim in sexual offence cases. - Sentencing provisions in Sexual offence cases. Besides above, the following Acts/Provisions are included to assess the approach regarding judicial sensitivity to sexual offences. - The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. - The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. - The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. - The pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994. - The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 - CCS (Conduct) Rules for Prohibition of sexual harassment of women at workplace. - Discrimination and Harassment of women at workplace and Rights and Dignity of women at workplace- Constitutional Mandate and Guidelines by Hon’ble Supreme Court in Vishaka’s case. - The Banglore Principal of Judicial Conduct, 2002. -The Bangkok General Guidelines for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective in South East Asia.:- 200 Marks
  • Paper-IV English Composition: A Choice from three Essays on General Subjects. ESSAY 100 Marks Translation of Hindi Passage into English 50 Marks Total 150 Marks 
  • Paper-V Language (Hindi): Hindi (in Devnagari Script) No Books prescribed. The paper of Hindi willcomprise 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 :-Total 100 Marks

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