Bihar Judicial Services Syllabus


Highlights of the Bihar Judicial Services
Name of ExamBihar Judicial Services Competitive Exam
Conducting BodyBihar Public Service Commission
  Minimum Qualification  Degree in Law
Key StagesPrelims, Mains, Personal Interview
Mode of applicationOnline
Mode of examOffline

Selection Process for Bihar Judiciary Exam

The Bihar Judiciary exam selection process has three stages viz., preliminary (Objective) Exam, Mains (Written) Exam, and Interview. The selection process is similar to the various judicial services exams. The exam stages are:

  • Preliminary Examination: The prelims exam is conducted for all the applicants who have applied for the exam. The exam has multiple- choice questions. There are two papers on General Awareness and Law.
  • Mains Examination: The mains exam will be conducted for prelims qualified candidates. The mains exam has 5 compulsory papers and 5 optional papers out of which each candidate has to select 3 subjects.
  • Interview: A handful of candidates will be called for the interview. The interview will be taken by the committee decided by the commission.

Bihar Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: A candidate must have a Bachelor of Law degree from any institute or university recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  • Age Limit: The minimum age is 22 years, and the maximum age allowed for the exam is 35 years. The upper age limit for women and physically disabled persons is extended to 40 years.

Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Preliminary Examination Syllabus
Paper I (100 Marks)· General Knowledge, including current affairs Elementary General Science
        Paper II (150 Marks)· Law of Evidence and ProcedureConstitutional and Administrative Law of IndiaHindu Law and Muhammedan LawLaw of Transfer of PropertyPrinciples of EquityLaw of Trusts and Specific ReliefLaw of Contracts and TortsCommercial Law

Bihar Judicial Services Mains Examination

Compulsory Papers (Syllabus)
  General English· Unseen passageSummary or précis writingLetter writing
        General Knowledge· Indian HistoryCultureGeographyPolityCurrent eventsCurrencies & CapitalsStatic GK
Elementary General Science· Everyday Science
  General Hindi· निबंधवाक्य ववन्यासव्याकरण
    Law of Evidence and Procedure· Indian Evidence Act (1872)Civil Procedure Code (1908)Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973Provincial Small Cause Courts Act, 1887
Note: General Hindi and General English are two of the five required subjects that are of qualifying nature.
Optional Papers (Syllabus)
Constitutional and Administrative Law of India Articles 1 to 395 and Schedules
Administrative Law of India and Delegated Legislation
Control of Delegated Legislation – Judicial & Legislative
Rules of Natural Justice
Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial Authorities
Regulatory Authorities
Judicial Review of Administrative Action
Writ Jurisdiction and Statutory Judicial Remedies
Public Interest Litigation
Tortuous Liability of State and Compensation
Promissory Estoppel
Legitimate Expectation & Doctrine of Proportionality
Government Contracts
Law of Contracts and TortsIndian Contract Act, 1872
General Principles of Liabilities
Remedies, Nuisance
False Imprisonment
Injuries to Domestic and Contractual Relations
Wrongful Dismissal
The Rule in Rylands Yrs. Fletcher Deceit Conspiracy
Malicious Prosecution
Hindu LawSchools
Muhammadan LawMarriage
Commercial LawSale of Goods
Negotiable Instruments
Company Law and Partnership

Bihar Judicial Services Interview

  • After qualifying in both Prelims and Mains, the commission will call you for the final round of examination, i.e., the Personal Interview round.
  • The interview is conducted for a total of 100 marks.
  • You need to score a minimum of 35% in the interview to make it to the final merit.