Gear up your preparation for the Bihar Judiciary Examination with expert suggested tips and strategies. Begin your preparation by going through the detailed Bihar Judiciary Syllabus to know important topics from each subject. 

Bihar Judiciary Preparation Tips 2020-21

To succeed in the Bihar Judicial Services Exam, it is very important to remain motivated and have a scheduled structure for preparation.

  • Candidates should go through the Bihar previous year papers, to get an understanding of the kinds of questions that were posed in the test.
  • For General Knowledge & Legal General Knowledge, regularly read News-Papers, Magazines, and Judgments rendered by the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the Bihar High Court. Make a daily habit of reading Bare Acts. 
  • The attempt at least 20-30 Multiple Choice Questions from the topics that have been covered on a daily basis for Bihar Judiciary pre-exam preparation.
  • Refer to the best Judiciary Exam Books that explain each topic in-depth as per the latest syllabus. 

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Bihar Judiciary Preparation Tips - Prelims Exam

As per the Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern, there are two parts General Studies and Law of 100 and 150 marks respectively.

  • Go through Important Bare Acts, read Bare Act slowly, and have a clear understanding of the law.
  • For lengthy and complicated sentences in Bare Act, break the sentences into parts, read slowly with patience, and take pauses when you see the use of commas and any special character.
  • Attempt as many Multiple Choice Questions as you can from the topics that have been covered on a daily basis for Bihar Judiciary pre-exam preparation.
  • Focus more on the previously asked topics Like for CPC focussed areas are foreign judgments, Order-II rule 2, Ex-Parte, Etc
  • One of the most important topics for the prelims law section is procedural law i.e. Code of Criminal Procedure, Code of Civil Procedure, and the Indian Evidence Act. This will also help in your mains Preparation.
  • Keep yourself updated with the latest judgments or amendments of the Supreme court and Bihar High Court.
  • For the static GK use capsules available on the internet or any of Lucents or Arihant’s GK books and for Current Affairs preparation, read the editorial section of Hindu or any other newspaper on a daily basis.

Bihar Judiciary Prelims CPC Important Sections 

Candidates can refer to the table mentioned below for understanding important sections generally asked in Bihar Judicial Services Examination.

Part Section Name Sections  Important Sections
Part I Suits in General Section 9-35B S-2, S 9 - 25, 27 ,30, 32, 34, 35, 35-A, 35-B
Part II Execution Section 36- 74 S- 37 - 39, S - 42, 46, 47, 50, 51, 55, 56, 58, 60, 73
Part III Incidental Proceedings Section 75- 78  S- 75
Part IV & Part V Suits in Particular cases Section 79 - 93 S- 80, 81, 88, 89, 91
Part VI The arrest of Defendant and attachment before Judgment Section 94 & 95 Both
Part VII & VIII Provision for Appeal, Reference, Revision Section 96-115 S- 96, 97, 98, 100, 104, 107, 113, 114, 115
Part IX & X Section 116 - 131 Not that important
Part XI Miscellaneous Section 132 - 158 132, 133, 135- A, 144

Bihar Judiciary Preparation Tips - General Studies

Bihar Judiciary General Studies Syllabus consists of Indian History & struggle for freedom, General Science, Indian Polity and Geography, Indian Economics, and Current Affairs.

  • In the History Section, as per previous year question papers, the questions were mostly asked from ancient and modern history. Candidates may refer to Lucent or Ncert books.
  • The next Important section is general science, candidates need to prepare basic concepts of science like force, motion, biology, etc. Reading from 10th standard NCERT books and Lucent is more than sufficient.
  • Ensure to read Daily Current Affairs to know about important happenings and issues across the globe.
  • Attempt as many Multiple Choice Questions as you can from the topics that have been covered on a daily basis with exam-like conditions.

Candidates can refer to the weightage of different sections asked in the Bihar Judicial Prelims General Studies question papers to have a better understanding of the sectional weightage.

Exam Year Indian History  General Science  Current Affairs Geography
2011 34 31 20 15
2013 33 30 18 19
2016 35 29 19 17
2018 34 31 20 15

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Bihar Judiciary Preparation Tips - Mains

Bihar Judicial Services Mains Exam consists of five mandatory subjects and three optional subjects. Topics in the mandatory paper are:-

Paper Marks
General Knowledge including current affairs 150
Elementary General Science 100
General Hindi 100
General English 100
Law of Evidence and Procedure 150
Total 600

Topics for optional Paper are listed below. Candidate needs to choose any three subjects out of the following subjects:

S.No. Paper Marks
1. Constitutional and Administrative Law of India 150
2. Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law 150
3. Transfer of Property Act, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief 150
4. Law of Contracts and Torts 150
5. Commercial Law 150

The Bihar Judiciary Mains exam carries a total of 1050 Marks. Mentioned below are some Bihar judiciary preparation tips suggested by experts to excel in Bihar judicial Services Exam 2020.

  •  Choose optional subjects wisely based on the areas you are inclined to or on the basis of your prior work experience.
  • Don't wait for prelims result, start your mains preparation as early as you can because two months won't be enough to prepare and get selected,
  • Attempt at least ten years previous year papers to get acquainted with the pattern and type of questions asked.
  • For GK and GS use lucent, pratiyogita darpan, and monthly capsules to score well.
  • Candidates must have a rigorous practice of writing skills to score good marks in the upcoming exam.
  • Applicant must prepare at least 2 to 3 written answers a day, with a stopwatch. It would allow you to realize how much time you are taking to answer written exam questions.
  • Attempt online mock test series to improve both speed and accuracy 
  • For writing detailed answers try to map your answers starting from its origin, requirements, important case laws related to the matter, latest amendments, etc.

Bihar Judiciary Interview Preparation Tips

Firstly, Candidates should be clear in their mind that this interview test is not about testing intelligence, it is to evaluate one's attitude, etiquette, personality, etc. The simple advice for the interview round is that your mindset should be positive and clear whenever you go for the interview round, and it should look like you are the right person for that position.

  • For the Bare Act, you should be thorough with the concept and the definition should be clear; if some warped question is posed, it will benefit you. You're not going to get anxious and answer it with total confidence.
  • Recent legal challenges and innovations in the world are the most important issues to be discussed.
  • candidates can also refer to online mock test interviews to know how the questions are being posed and about the environment inside the interview room.

Recommended Books for Bihar Civil Judge Exam 2020-21

Applicants may seek to refer to the following books in preparation for the Bihar judicial services Exam.

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Civil Procedure with Limitation Act C.K.Takwani
Textbook on Indian Penal Code K.D Gaur
The Code Of Criminal Procedure 1973 Bare Act Paperback
Evidence(Law of Evidence, Law of Evidence, The Law of Evidence) Vepa P. Sarthi, Batuk Lal, Rattan Lal & Dhiraj Lal
Contract(Textbook on Law Of Contract & Specific Relief, Contract – I and Specific Relief Act) R.k Bangia, S. K. Kapoor
Hindu Law(Modern Hindu Law, Family Law, Law of Marriage & Divorce) Paras Diwan, Dr. U.P.D. Kesari
Muslim Law(Outlines of Mohammedan Law, Principles of Mohammadan Law) Aqil Ahmad, Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla


How are Judiciary Exams Question Papers useful in preparing for the Bihar Judiciary examination?

It will help you to learn more about the test format, the difficulty level of the test, and the weightage of each subject in the examination which will boost candidates speed, performance, and knowledge about the most sluggish topics and the least time-consuming topic so that their approach will conveniently cover up all the questions.

What is the selection process of Bihar Judicial Services Recruitment?

The examination will be conducted in three phases: the Preliminary, Mains, and the Interview Process. Preliminary phase will be qualifying in nature, and final selection will be on the basis of Mains and interview score. 

How to prepare for General Knowledge questions asked in Bihar judiciary civil Judge preliminary exam?

For the static GK use capsules available on the internet or any of Lucents or Arihant’s Gk books and for Current Affairs preparation, reading the newspapers regularly is sufficient.

How to prepare for English Sections asked in Bihar judiciary Mains exams?

Practice as many objective questions as you can, for English you can refer to Objective General English by R.S. Aggarwal.

Is there any recommended newspaper for judiciary exams ?

One can read any good newspaper for Current Affairs preparation, Usually The Hindu is preferred by judiciary exam aspirants due to its precise and concise articles.

How much information does one need to remember about Case Laws for Prelims and mains of Bihar judiciary exam?

For prelims, one should have atleast a brief about important cases in subjects like Constitution, Civil procedure code, Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code etc. 

For mains one should have precise information about case laws because they help in writing answers as they develop one’s ability to think like a judge and enhance the application of judicial mind.

What is the level of hindi proficiency one needs to score good in translation evaluation?

Since Hindi is often used in lower courts, one should have a reasonable comprehension and, at the same time, a capacity to write in Hindi. One may refer to any good Hindi reference book available in the market.