The Patna High court every year directs the Bihar Judicial service examination through Bihar Public Service Commission for the civil judge posts. This is a national level examination; any candidate who belongs to India can give this exam for the civil judge post in Patna high court. This year Patna High court has released 221 vacancies for the civil judge post.

The Bihar Judicial Service Examination is directed in 2 stages i.e. Preliminary examination, and Mains examination. This exam is considered one of the toughest examinations. This exam is the same as any of the toughest competitive examinations.

The candidates have to study well to crack this exam so; studying from the best books will be beneficial for any candidate. Here in this article, you will get all the important books for the preparation of the prelims and mains examination

  • The official notification for the 31st Bihar judicial service examination was out on 09th March 2020.
  • The online application form for the 31st judicial service examination was released on 31st August 2020 and the last date to submit the application form was 12th September 2020.
  • The preliminary examination of the 31st Bihar judicial service examination will be conducted on 6th December 2020.

In this article, you will get all the top-recommended, important books, best books for the preparation of the 31st Bihar judicial service examination for the civil judge post.

Bihar Judiciary Books PDF (Top recommended)

The Bihar judicial service examination is one of the most respected examinations for the civil judge post in Patna high court. The Bihar judicial service examination is as tough as any other competitive examination. So, if you want to clear the examination you should study from good books and top recommended books from the experts and teachers

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Book Name Author Price
Guide for Bihar Judicial Services (Mains) Examination Rajiv Ranjan Sahay Rs. 490/-
The Law of Evidence Batuk Lal Rs. 480/-
Civil Procedure with Limitation Act 1963 with New Chapter on Commercial Courts - Authoritarian Text Book on Civil Procedure Code - Latest Edition C.K. Takwani Rs. 630/-
§ The Transfer of Property Act Bare Act Poonam Pradhan (Lexis Nexis) Rs. 495/-
The Indian Contract Act Bare Act Mulla Rs 585/-
Contract - I (Law of Contract - I with Specific Relief Act) Paperback – 1 January 2018 Dr. R.K. Bangia Rs. 380/-
Modern Hindu Law Paras Diwan and Peeyushi Diwan Rs. 550/-
Family Law Lectures Family Law-II 4th Edition Paperback – 1 January 2018 Dr. Poonam Pradhan Saxena Rs. 654/-
Encyclopedia of Samanya Vigyan (Hindi) Arihant Publications Rs. 212/-
Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition Book (Regular Edition) Paperback – 1 January 2017 Rao N,D,V, Prasada (Author) Rs. 290/-
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Rs.132/-
Objective General English Paperback – 1 S.P. Bakshi Rs. 240/-
General Knowledge 2021 Paperback – 4 February 2020 Manohar Pandey Rs. 133/-
Lucent’s General Knowledge Paperback – 1 January 2018 Dr. Binay Karna, R.P. Suman, Manvendra Mukul, Renu Sinha, and Sanjeev Kumar Rs. 176/-

Bihar Civil Judge Books for Prelims

The Bihar judiciary civil judge preliminary examination consists of 2 papers of 250 marks. Paper 1 is of 100 marks, and Paper 2 is of 150 marks. The 1st paper is on General studies/ General knowledge and the 2nd paper is on Law topics. Both the papers are of multiple-choice questions examination. The Preliminary examination is qualifying in nature. Candidates have to clear the prelims to get shortlisted for the mains examination.

The Bihar civil judge prelims examination is directed on 6th December 2020.

The preliminary examination is the most important exam for the candidate to qualify. The candidate should study well because after qualifying the prelims, then only you can move ahead in the selection process of the Bihar civil judge post. For qualifying for the preliminary examination, candidates have to study well so for studying well there are some of the important and top books mentioned below for studying. These books will help you to clear the examination easily.

The table below shows the best books for the preparation of the preliminary examination of the 31st judicial service examination: -

Book Name Author Price
Bihar And Jharkhand Judicial Services {Preliminary) Examinations–The Complete Preparation Manual Paperback – 1 Showick Thorpe Rs. 700/-
Bihar Civil Judge Exam [Prelims]-2020: Model Question Papers [Law] (Hindi) Paperback – 4 June 2020 Pariksha Manthan Rs. 159/-
Multiple Choice Questions for JUDICIAL SERVICE EXAMINATION (VOLUME 1) - Chapter-Wise and Topic Wise / Singhal's Very Latest 2019 Edition useful for judicial service exam preparation Paperback – 1 January 2018 Singhal’s Rs. 385/-
Ready Reckoner for Judicial Services Preliminary Examinations Paperback – 4 November 2019 Samarth Agrawal Rs. 506/-
A Compendium of Multiple Choice Questions for Judicial Services Examinations Paperback – 1 January 2020 Samarth Agrawal Rs. 481/-

1. Bihar and Jharkhand Judicial Services {Preliminary) Examinations–The Complete Preparation Manual Paperback – 1 by Showick Thorpe -

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The Bihar Judicial Services (Preliminary) Examinations is conducted by the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). This manual has been carefully designed for the prestigious examinations to meet the candidate’s needs. The manual covers all the important areas and is structured to comprehensively provide knowledge as per the syllabus and the format of the examination.

They have original previous year papers for the preparation of the prelims examination. In this book, there is adequate study material given on general science and general English subjects that are relevant for the examinations. 

Index of the Book

PART - A: Study Zone - Core Law Subjects (Relevant for Bihar)

  • Indian Evidence Act A.3
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 A.39
  • Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 A.96
  • Indian Contract Act A.147

Part - B: Study Zone - Common Core Law Subjects (Relevant for Bihar)

  • Constitutional Law of India and England B.3
  • Hindu Law B.56
  • Mohammadan Law B.82
  • Transfer of Property Act B.106
  • Law of Trusts B.118
  • Specific Relief Act B.127
  • Law of Torts B.140
  • Commercial Law B.171

Part - C: Study Zone - General Subjects C.1

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs C.3
  • General Science (Relevant for Bihar only) C.36
  • Indian Penal Code (Additional Supplement not linked to syllabus) C.111

Part - D: Practice Zone - Previous Year's Papers D.1

  • Bihar Judicial Services Preliminary Examination, 2012 D.3

2. Ready Reckoner for Judicial Services Preliminary Examinations Paperback – 4 November 2019 by Samarth Agrawal -

This is the second edition of concise study material for judicial services preliminary examinations. It contains a topic-wise presentation of facts and a diagrammatic presentation of key concepts. The content is customized to suit the needs of students appearing for preliminary examinations.

The subjects covered are: Code of Criminal Procedure, Code of Civil Procedure, Indian Evidence Act, Constitution of India, Indian Penal Code, Contract Act, Transfer of Property Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Limitation Act, Hindu Laws, Muslim Laws, Jurisprudence, International Organizations, Partnership Act, Specific Relief Act.

This edition also incorporates the relevant changes made as per the J&K Reorganization Act, 2019.

3. A Compendium of Multiple Choice Questions for Judicial Services Examinations Paperback – 1 January 2020 by Samarth Agrawal –

This is a comprehensive collection of Multiple Choice Questions on Law for Judicial Services Examination preparation. The whole collection is divided into subject-wise and chapter-wise presentations. All the recent examinations have been covered in this edition. It also incorporates the changes made as per J&K Reorganization Act, 2019. A separate chapter on Legal GK has been introduced for effective preparation.

 Following subjects have been covered: - Code of Criminal Procedure, Code of Civil Procedure, Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, Constitution of India, Indian Contract Act, Transfer of Property Act, Hindu Laws, Muslim Laws, Jurisprudence, International Organizations, Limitation Act, Negotiable Instrument Act, Specific Relief Act, Law of Torts, Indian Partnership Act, Sales of Goods Act, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Legal G.K. and MCQs based on Case Laws.

Bihar Civil Judge Books for Mains

The mains examination of the Bihar civil judge consists of 5 compulsory papers of different subjects and languages. The candidates have to choose 3 more papers for the 5 optional papers given. The 5 compulsory papers are – Paper 1 is of 150 marks of General Knowledge/General Studies including Current Affairs, Paper 2 is of 100 marks of Elementary General Science, Paper 3 is of 100 marks of General Hindi, Paper 4 is of 100 marks of General English, and Paper 5 is of 150 marks of Law of Evidence and Procedure. Out of these 5 compulsory papers, General Hindi and General English papers are of qualifying nature.

The 5 optional papers are – Paper 1 is of 150 marks of Optional Constitutional Law of India and England, Paper 2 is of 150 marks of Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law, Paper 3 is of 150 marks of Transfer of Property Act, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief Act, Paper 4 is of 150 marks of Law of Contract and Torts, and Paper 5 is of 150 marks of Commercial Law. Out of these 5 optional papers, candidates have to choose 3 papers of their choice.

The candidates have to study well for the mains examination because it is the toughest examination and involves 5 compulsory papers and 3 optional papers. So studying well is important to clear the mains examination. So, the below-mentioned books will help you to study well for the examination.

The table below shows the top and most studied books for the Bihar Judiciary mains examination 2020:

Book Name Author Price
Guide for Bihar Judicial Services (Mains) Examination Paperback – 1 January 2016 Rajiv Ranjan Sahay Rs. 490/-
Bihar Judicial Services Examination (Hindi) Paperback – 1 January 2020 Dr. PK Pandey Rs. 438/-
An Introduction to Bihar General Knowledge : For Bihar PSC Preliminary and Main Examination and other State Competitive Examinations Paperback – 1 September 2019 Saumitra Moha Rs. 220/-
A Compendious Guide to Judicial Services Mains Examinations-Volume-1 Paperback – 14 July 2020 Sanarth Agrawal Rs. 373/-

1. An Introduction to Bihar General Knowledge: For Bihar PSC Preliminary and Main Examination and other State Competitive Examinations Paperback – 1 September 2019 by Rajiv Ranjan Sahay –

The book is a must-read for students preparing for the Bihar Public Service Commission examination and other state examinations. The book covers all the topics pertaining to the state in great detail as 30 to 40 percent of questions in both the Prelim and the main are based on Bihar state. The book includes Bihar’s history (ancient, medieval, and modern), economy, information and Communication, Agriculture, Geography, climate and demography, water resources, art and culture, education, governance and administration, election and politics, and important people of Bihar. The book is an all-encompassing material on the state of Bihar. The book touches upon all the facts of Bihar represented in the past including those aspects that still remain undeclared. A serious study of the book will surely provide an edge to the preparation and help the candidate realize their goal of becoming a civil servant.

Important points

  • Revision and data updated in all chapters.
  • Simple and easy to understand language.
  • Previous year question Answers at the end.
  • Beneficial for Bihar Public Service Commission and other state examinations.

2. A Compendious Guide to Judicial Services Mains Examinations-Volume-1 Paperback – 14 July 2020 by Samarth Agrawal -

This book contains comprehensive study materials for judicial services mains examinations. This is the first volume of the series. The subjects covered are (1) Code of Criminal Procedure; (2) Code of Civil Procedure and (3) Indian Evidence Act. It also contains previous years' unsolved papers of mains examinations of various judicial services examinations. The book is clearly written with a focus on concept building and a student-friendly approach.

FAQ's

How many optional papers are there in the Bihar judiciary mains examination?

There are 5 optional Papers in the Bihar Judiciary mains examination and candidates have to choose 3 papers out of these 5 papers.

How many attempts are there in the Bihar judiciary?

The candidates who have applied for the Bihar Judiciary examination will get 6 attempts to clear the examination.

Is it difficult to crack the judiciary?

Cracking the judiciary exam is one level of difficulty, but doing it without high-quality coaching services on your corner is even harder. I assume if you are still reading this that is because you really do not have the money and you can't help but prepare on your own.