About OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019

The Odisha Public Service Commission, better known as OPSC conducts the Judicial Services Examination for recruitment to 43 posts of Civil Judges in Odisha Judicial Service. OPSC Judicial Examination is held in three parts consisting of preliminary written exam, main written exam followed by the final interview round.

Languages English
Conducting Body: Odisha Public Service Commission

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OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Important Dates

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Preliminary Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

01 Aug, 2019

Answer Key | Mode: Online

18 Feb, 2019

Result - Start Date | Mode: Online

13 Jan, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

OPSC Judicial Services Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

22 Jul, 2019

Result - Final | Mode: Online

15 Jul, 2019 - 19 Jul, 2019

Interview | Mode: Offline

26 Sep, 2018 - 25 Oct, 2018

Application | Mode: Online

12 Sep, 2018

Advertisement | Mode: Online

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Main Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

28 May, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

07 Apr, 2019 - 10 Apr, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

02 Apr, 2019 - 07 Apr, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The Odisha Public Service Commission has formulated the eligibility criteria of Odisha Judicial Services Examination 2019. The OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 eligibility criteria that all aspirants need to meet is as under-

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.

  • Age limit- Minimum: 23 Years, Maximum: 35 Years. Upper age relaxation is applicable to the candidates belonging to reserved categories as per the norms mentioned in the official OPSC Civil Judicial Notification 2018 Notification.

  • Educational Qualification: Being a graduate in Law of a University or Institution recognized by the Government is a must.

    Other Eligibility Parameters-As per other eligibility parameters of OPSC Judicial services exam 2019, a candidate must:
  • Be of good character and of sound health, free from any organic defect and physical infirmity. If found unfit during the medical examination, he/she not be appointed.

  • Be able to speak, read and write Odia fluently, and must have passed an examination in Odia language equivalent to that of Middle English School standard (i.e. Class/Standard-VII) within the last date.

  • Not have more than one spouse living.

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Bank Challan

Odisha Public Service Commission released the online application form of OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019. Candidates must first ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria and then progress towards filling the application form of OPSC Judicial Services Examination 2019. Candidates must note that they can only register in online mode for admission to the OJS preliminary written examination. An application fee of Rs.300 must be paid at any branch of State Bank of India. printout of the finally submitted online application form for future use and take a printout of online challan (Pay-in-Slip). Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled tribe of Odisha and persons with disability (PWD) whose disability is more than 40 per cent are exempted from payment of this fee.

After the result of main written examination, qualifying candidates will be required to submit the printout/hard copy of OPSC online application form, along with the photocopies of the other documents.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 300

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Syllabus

General English
Translation and retranslation of ten lines each
A short essay of about 150 words
Precis writing consisting of 300 words
One passage about 500 words with 5 questions
Procedural laws
The code of criminal procedure, 1973
The code of civil procedure, 1908
The Indian evidence act, 1872
Law of crime and law of torts
Personal law
Hindu law
Mohameddan law
Law of property
Transfer of property act, 1882
Specific relief act, 1963
Indian limitation act, 1963
Law of contract
India contract act, 1872
Sales of goods act, 1930
Partnership act, 1932
Negotiable instrument act, 1881
Jurisprudence and constitution of India

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Exam Pattern

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Preliminary Exam Pattern

The recruitment to the Cadre of Civil Judges shall be made by the Odisha Public Service Commission through a competitive examination which shall consist of three parts; namely-preliminary written examination, main written examination and interview in the manner provided in the rules and in accordance with the syllabus as specified. 

As per the exam pattern of the preliminary written examination of OPSC Judicial Services 2019, the test will carry 100 marks. The total duration of the exam will be one and half hours. As per exam pattern of OPSC Judicial Services, candidates will be asked 200 objective type questions of multiple choice where each question will carry one mark each. There will be negative marks of twenty-five percent of the marks allotted to a question for every wrong answer. Candidates will be given OMR answer sheets to answer which will be evaluated by computer.

The preliminary written examination was held on January 13, 2019. The exam pattern of Preliminary OPSC Judicial Services 2019 will cover the following topics:

  1. Constitution of India;

  2. Code of Civil Procedure;    

  3. Code of Criminal Procedure;

  4. Evidence Act;

  5. Indian Penal Code;

  6. Limitation Act;

  7. Transfer of Property Act;

  8. Contract Act;

  9. Law of Succession (Indian Succession Act and Hindu Succession Act);

  10. Specific Relief Act.

The Commission shall only call the candidates for main written examination who secure not less than 35 per cent of marks in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates and 40 per cent marks in case of others in the preliminary written examination. 

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Main Exam Pattern

As per the exam pattern of the main written examination of OPSC Judicial Services 2019, the exam shall have two compulsory papers and three optional papers. Each of the compulsory papers will carry 150 marks with a duration of two and half hours. Each of the optional papers of OPSC Judicial Services mains 2019 shall carry 150 marks with a duration of three hours.        

As per exam pattern of OPSC Judicial Services 2019, Paper 1 will be based on General English and shall cover the following topics:

  1. Translation and retranslation of ten lines each having two passages, i.e. one in English to be translated into Odia and another in Odia to be retranslated into English.

  2. A short essay of about 150 words

  3. Precis writing consisting of 300 words

  4. One passage of about 500 words with five questions

Paper 2 of OPSC Judicial Services 2019 mains will be based on Procedural Laws and shall cover the following topics:

  1. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

  2. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

  3. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

The optional papers of OPSC Judicial Services 2019 mains will have 150 marks each. Candidates may choose any of the three subjects among the following:

(i) Law of Crime & Law of Torts:    

(ii) Personal Law:

  1. Hindu  Law

  2. Mohammedan Law

(iii) Law of Property:    

  1. Transfer of property Act, 1882

  2. Specific Relief Act, 1963.

  3. Indian Limitation Act, 1963

(iv)    Law of Contract:

  1. Indian Contract Act, 1872.

  2. Sales of Goods Act, 1930

  3. Partnership Act, 1932.

  4. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881

(v)    Jurisprudence and Constitution of India

Candidates shall answer the papers in English unless otherwise directed.

 The standard of all papers shall be that of LL.B. course but in respect of compulsory Paper-I, it shall be that of a degree course. OPSC will invite candidates for interview who have secured not less than 45 per cent of marks in aggregate and a minimum of 33 per cent marks in each paper in the main written examination.

The three Optional Subjects must be selected from the dropdown box of the online application form submitted for the preliminary written examination, failing which his/her application will be rejected. No correspondence on the same will be entertained.    

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Admit Card

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Preliminary Admit Card

Odisha Judicial Services Examination Admit Card 2019 – Preliminary Exam Call Letter is issued by Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). It is issued to candidates who successfully registered for the exam by filling the application form of OPSC Judicial Services. The admit card of preliminary exam is also referred to as admission certificate and will be uploaded on the website of the Commission. Candidates must download their admission certificate along with "Instructions to candidates" from the website of OPSC and produce the same before the Centre Supervisor/Invigilator for admission to the examination hall. No candidate will be admitted to the examination hall without the possession of admit card of OPSC Judicial Services 2019.

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Main Admit Card

Odisha Judicial Services Examination Admit Card 2019 – Mains Exam Call Letter will be issued by Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). It will be issued to the candidates who appeared for the preliminary exam of OPSC Judicial Services. The admit card of mains is also referred to as admission certificate and will be uploaded on the website of the Commission. Candidates must download their admission certificate and produce the same before the Centre Supervisor/Invigilator for admission to the examination hall. No candidate will be allowed to write the mains without the possession of admit card of OPSC Judicial Services Mains 2019. The candidates are required to download their admission certificate/intimation letter from the official website of OPSC. Admit card of OPSC Judicial Mains 2019 will contain details like candidate’s name, exam venue, test date, name of the papers amongst other details.

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Exam Centers

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Preliminary Exam Centers

State City
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Sambalpur

Documents Required at Exam

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Preliminary Documents Required at Exam

  • OPSC Judicial Services Exam Admit Card 2019
  • Valid Photo ID proof

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Answer Key

The answer key of OPSC Judicial Services 2019 exam is released in pdf format. Candidates can directly download the answer key on the official website by clicking on the relevant link. OPSC Judicial Services answer key contains question IDs of different sets and their correct answer IDs. Candidates can check their answers against those provided in the answer key to determine their probable score.

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Result

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Preliminary Result

The result of preliminary OPSC Judicial services examination 2019 has been declared by OPSC. Odisha Judicial Services preliminary examination result 2019 can be viewed in online mode and downloaded by the candidates in the form of PDF. The PDF comprises the roll numbers of shortlisted candidates. It must be noted that OPSC shall call the candidates for main written examination who have secured not less than 35 per cent of marks in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates and 40 per cent marks in case of others in the preliminary written examination.

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Main Result

The result of OPSC Judicial services Main Examinations 2019 will be declared after the exam has been successfully conducted. The final merit list containing the result of OPSC Mains 2019 is expected to be released on the official website of OPSC after a month of the exam. The Commission shall call those candidates for the next round, i.e. personal interview, who have secured minimum 45 per cent marks in aggregate and a minimum of 33 per cent of marks in each paper in the main written examination.

OPSC main exam result 2019 can be viewed in online mode and downloaded by the candidates in the form of PDF. This PDF comprises of details such as name, registration id, roll number etc.          

After declaration of result of main written examination the candidate who qualify, will be required to submit the printout/hard copy of online application form, along with the photocopies of the other documents as stated. 

Final result of OPSC Judicial Services is declared after the interview. OPSC Judicial Services 2019 final result has been declared on July 22. 

OPSC Judicial Services Exam 2019 Selection Process

OPSC Judicial Services Exam Main Selection Process

The final round of the selection process of OPSC Judicial Services Examination is the interview round. After the two stages of written examinations (preliminary and mains), shortlisted candidates will be called by the Board for personal interview. The OPSC Judicial Services Interview 2019 shall carry 100 marks. Questions to be asked in the interview are usually not outside the syllabus prescribed for the main written examination. In the interview, questions covering broad national and international issues and matters of common interest in the field of Arts and Science could also be asked.

The names of the candidates shall not be included in the merit list unless they secure a minimum of 40 per cent marks in the interview. Only these candidates who satisfy the minimum score criteria in the mains will be called for the selection process of OPSC Judicial Services Examination 2019. 

Candidates who will qualify in the OJS main written examination are required to submit printout/hard copy of the online application form along with the true copies of the following documents duly attested by gazetted officer or Notary Public or self attested, failing which their candidature shall stand rejected. Each document should mention "submitted by me" along with candidate’s full signature on the same. Original certificates must not be attached to the applications. Those candidates who are called for the interview will be required to bring with them the original certificates of the attested copies sent earlier, for verification, failing which they will not be allowed to appear at the interview.

Certificates/Documents to carry for Interview round of OPSC Judicial Services 2019

  1. H.S.C. or equivalent certificate showing date of birth issued by the concerned Board/Council;

  2. +2/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate issued by the concerned Board/ Council;

  3. Bachelor's degree of Law Certificate issued by the concerned University;

  4. All mark lists in support of LL.B examination issued by the concerned University;

  5. Original Challan (OPSC Copy) showing payment of examination fees;

  6. Odia test pass certificate from the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha or any other Board or Council of Secondary Education approved by the Government of Odisha in support of passing of Odia language test equivalent to M.E. School standard, if not passed H.S.C. or equivalent examination having Odia as one of the subjects;

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