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Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : May 9, 2023


Reader's Digest: Hurray, the secret of becoming a successful Civil Judge from Bihar is unlocked! Know the right exam pattern & prioritize subjects based on their significance. Here you go for a 100% selection in the Bihar Judiciary exam. Read the article to learn the Bihar judiciary exam pattern for prelims, mains, & interview. 

The Bihar Judicial Services examination is conducted by the Bihar Public Service Commission to fill various Civil Judge positions in the Bihar Civil Service (Judicial Branch).

The Bihar Judicial Services Exam selection process includes three stages:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective type)
  • Mains Examination (Written exam)
  • Personal Interview

The article will walk you through the details of the complete Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023. 

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Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 for Prelims

There will be two papers in the Bihar Civil Judge preliminary examination:

Paper Description Marks
Paper 1 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) from General Studies / General Knowledge 100
Paper 2 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) from Law topics 150

Note: You must score at least  45% marks (unreserved category) and 40% (reserved category) in the prelims exam to be eligible to appear for the Bihar Judiciary Mains Exam.

Refer to the following table for Bihar Judicial Service Prelims Pattern: 

Number of Papers 2
Total Marks 250
Total Time 210 minutes (Paper-I: 90 minutes and Paper-II: 120 minutes)
Mode Offline
Question Type Objective (MCQs)
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Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 for Mains

Refer to the following for the latest Bihar civil court exam pattern:

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

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Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern of Compulsory Subjects

Out of five compulsory subjects, General Hindi and General English are qualifying. The minimum qualifying marks in General Hindi and English papers will be 30, failing which you will not be considered qualified for the written test.

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

Sl.No. Subject Subject Code Total Marks
1 General Knowledge (including current affairs) 01 150
2 Elementary General Science 02 100
3 General Hindi 03 100
4 General English 04 100
5 Law of Evidence & Procedure 05 150

Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern of Optional Subjects

We have provided the list of optional topics and their total marks in the table below. You must select three of these five optional subjects in the Bihar judiciary mains exam.

Sl.No.  Subjects Subject Code Total Marks
1 Constitutional and Administrative Law of India 06 150
2 Hindi Law & Muhammadan Law 07 150
3 Law of Transfer of Property and Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief 08 150
4 Law of Contracts & Torts 09 150
5 Commercial Law 10 150

Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023 for Interview/Viva Voce

You will only be called for the interview if you qualify for the main 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 understand the type of questions asked in the interview.

Note that you must score at least 35% in an interview to make it to the merit list. The final merit list will be prepared based on the main written examination and interview marks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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.


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