The High Court of Bihar conducts the Bihar Judicial Services exam every year to fill in various posts of Civil Judge in the Bihar Civil Service (Judicial Branch).

Bihar Public Service Commission is responsible for prescribing the exam pattern. There are three involved in the selection process of the Bihar Judiciary Exam i.e., Prelims, Mains, and interview. All three stages of the exam are qualifying in nature.

The paper pattern varies for all three stages of the exam. You will get shortlisted for further rounds of the selection process, only if you score above the cut-off in each stage. 

This post takes you through the detailed information about Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern for prelims, mains, and the interview. 

Bihar Judiciary Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

There will be two papers in the Bihar Civil Judge preliminary examination: Paper I and Paper II. Paper 1 will have questions on General Studies and Paper 2 will have questions on the Law.

  • Paper 1 consists of topics ranging from Current Affairs to Social Sciences while paper 2 questions are based on law.
  • To get selected for the mains exam, you have to score 45% marks (general category) and 40% (reserved category) in the prelims exam.
Number of Papers 2
Total Topics 8
Topics General Knowledge including current affairs, Elementary General Science, Law of Evidence and Procedure, Constitutional and Administrative Law of India, Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law, Law of Transfer of Property, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief, Law of Contracts and Torts & Commercial Law
Total Marks 350
Total Time 210 minutes(Paper-I: 90 minutes and Paper-II: 120 minutes)
Mode Offline
Question Type Objective (MCQs)

bihar Judiciary mock test

Bihar Judiciary mock test

Bihar Judiciary Prelims Marking Scheme 2021

Along with knowing the paper pattern, it is important to go through Bihar Judiciary Syllabus as this will help you know the topics that need to be prepared for the upcoming exam.

Check out the table below to know the marking scheme of the Bihar Judiciary Exam. 

Paper Subject Marks
Paper-1 General Studies 100
Paper-2 Law 150

Bihar Judiciary Mains Exam Pattern 2021

The mains examination of the Bihar Judiciary consists of five compulsory and three optional papers. The written test will consist of descriptive questions for a total of1050 Marks.

The questions are based on topics like General knowledge including current affairs, elementary general science, general Hindi, general English, Law of evidence, and procedure.

Solving Bihar Judiciary Question Papers will help you to know the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the mains exam.

Number of Papers 8
Mandatory Subjects 5
Optional Subjects 3 out of 5
Total Marks 1050
Mode Offline
Question Type Written descriptive/ Narrative

Bihar Judiciary Mains Marking Scheme 2021

Out of five compulsory subjects, General Hindi and General English subjects are qualifying in nature. To get shortlisted for the interview, you need to score a minimum of 35% marks in these two papers.

Compulsory Subjects

Check out the table below to know the marking scheme of the compulsory subjects:

Subjects Total Marks
General Knowledge including current affairs 150
Elementary General Science 100
General Hindi 100
General English 100
Law of Evidence and Procedure 150

Optional Subjects

To help you get an idea about the optional subjects, we have provided the list of optional subjects and their total marks in the table below.

You to have select any three subjects out of these five optional subjects in the mains exam.

Subjects Total Marks
Constitutional and Administrative Law of India 150
Hindi Law & Muhammadan Law 150
Law of Transfer of Property and Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief 150
Law of Contracts & Torts 150
Commercial Law 150

Bihar Judiciary Interview/Viva Voce

You will be called for the interview process, only if you get qualified in the mains exam. The interview is conducted for a total of 100 marks.

You can refer to the sample Bihar Judiciary Interview Questions that will help you get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked in the interview.

  • Note that you need to score a minimum of 35% marks in an interview to make it to the merit list.
  • The final merit list will be prepared based on the marks scored in the main written examination and interview.

FAQ's

How many papers are there in Bihar judicial services mains examination 2021?

There a total of eight papers in the Bihar judicial services mains examination, five are mandatory subjects and three are optional subjects.


What is the time duration of Bihar judicial services prelims examination 2021?

  • Bihar Judiciary Prelims Paper-I of General studies will have a duration of 90 minutes.
  • Bihar Judiciary Prelims Paper-II of Law will have a duration of 120 minutes

What are the compulsory and optional Subjects in the Bihar judiciary mains examination?

There are five compulsory papers in the mains exam which include, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary General Science, General Hindi, General English, Law of Evidence and Procedure

In the optional subjects, candidates will be required to choose 3 subjects out of the following five optional subjects:

  • Constitution and Administrative Law of India
  • Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law
  • Law of Transfer of Property and Principle of Equity, Law of Trust and Specific Relief
  • Law of Contract and Torts
  • Commercial Law

Is there negative marking in the Bihar Judiciary Exam?

No. There is no negative marking in the Bihar Judiciary Exam.


What is the BPSC PCS J prelims exam pattern?

There will be two objective type qualifying papers in the Bihar Civil Judge preliminary examination Paper I and Paper-II. Paper 1 will have questions on General Studies consisting of 100 Marks and Paper 2 will have questions on the Law consisting of 150 Marks.


What is the mode of Bihar Judiciary Exam?

The Bihar Judiciary Exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode.

How many attempts are there for Bihar Judiciary Exam?

There are a total of 6 attempts for Bihar Judicial Services exam unless you fulfill the eligibility criteria.