Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern: Overview, Prelims Pattern, Mains Pattern, and more

The Bihar Judiciary Exam is conducted by Bihar Public Service Commission to recruit for Civil Judges Posts. The candidate must have completed 22 years (minimum) but have not completed 35 years (maximum). The candidate should be a citizen of India. The selections process is based on prelims and mains examination.  The students who clear for preliminary exams will be eligible for mains, and then the candidate will be shortlisted for the interview session.

Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern 

Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern For Prelims 

Paper 1 – Multiple choice questions from General Knowledge/General studies for 100 marks.

Paper 2 – Multiple choice questions from Law topics for 150 marks.

Bihar Judiciary Exam Pattern For Mains

  • General Knowledge including current affairs– 150 marks
  • Elementary General Science–  100 marks
  • General Hindi– 100 marks
  • General English – 100 marks
  • Law of Evidence and Procedure– 150 marks

There will be a choice from Five optional papers, from which candidate must select three papers:  

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law of India- 150 marks
  • Hindu Law and Muhammadan Law- 150 marks
  • Law of transfer of Property, Principles of Equity, Law of Trusts and Specific Relief Act- 150 marks
  • Law of Contracts and Torts- 150 marks
  • Commercial Law- 150 marks

Bihar Judiciary Syllabus – Preliminary & Main

General Knowledge:

It involves the questions from the following areas:

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian & World Geography 
  • Indian Economy

Elementary General Science

A paper of questions includes the matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects.

English Language

English paper for the Bihar Judicial Service Exam will consist of Questions from the following areas:

  • Spotting Errors in sentences and phrases
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks with missing words
  • Test of spellings
  • Rearranging sentences
  • Questions include letter writing on given subjects


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  • General Knowledge (GK) Tests

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Constitutional and Administrative Law Of India

Constitution of India – Detailed Schedule

Administrative Law of India:

  1. Rules of Natural Justice, Rules Against Bias
  2. Delegated Legislation
  3. Control on Delegate Legislation
  4. Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial Authorities
  5. Regulatory of Authorities
  6. Public interest Litigation
  7. Writ jurisdiction and Statutory Judicial Remedies
  8. Promissory Estoppel, Legitimate Expectation & Doctrine of Proportionality
  9. Government Contracts
  10. Ombudsman

Law of Evidence & Procedure

  • Indian Evidence Act (1 of 1872)
  • Civil Procedure Code (5 of 1908)
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974)
  • Provincial small Cause Courts Act, 1887

Hindu Law And Mohammedan Law

  • Hindu Law includes Marriage, Adoption, Schools, Endowment and others
  • Mohammedan Law including Marriage, Adoption, Wills, Legitimacy, Acknowledgement, Guardianship

Commercial Law

The main principles of law relating to :

  1. Sale of Goods
  2. Negotiable Instruments
  3. Company Law
  4. Partnership


1. Is Bihar Judiciary Exam conducted every year?

The BPSC conducts the Bihar Judicial Service Exam every year for the recruitment of civil judges. The BPSC Judicial Service recruitment is carried out in three phases – Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

2. How many attempts are there in the Bihar judiciary exam?

Candidates can do a maximum of 6 attempts till the age limit of 35 years.

3. Is the judicial exam tough to clear?

The UP judicial examination 2021 requires a candidate to attain a minimum of 40% of the total marks (30% of the total marks for SC/ST) to qualify. The qualifying marks differ from state to state. Undoubtedly, judicial services exams are amongst the most difficult competitive exams in the country.

4. Do I need prior experience to apply for the Bihar Judiciary Exam 2021?

No prior experience is required to apply for the Bihar Judiciary Exam 2021.

5. I am not a resident of Bihar. Am I eligible for the Bihar Judiciary exam?

Yes, Candidates from other states are also eligible to apply for BPSC Judicial Services Examination.

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