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Syllabus: Odisha Judicial Services


Odisha Judicial Services Syllabus

  1. Phase 1 – Odisha Judicial Services Prelims examination is of objective type.

  2. Phase 2 – Mains exam is of written type.

  3. Phase 3 – Interview

Negative marking of 0.25 will be deducted in the prelims examination.



Phase 1 – Preliminary Examination


You will face the preliminary exam first which is an objective test of 100 Marks. The question will be based on the following parts:

  1. Constitution of India

  2. Code of Civil Procedure

  3. Code of Criminal Procedure

  4. Evidence Code

  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

Note: The Commission shall call the eligible candidates for main written examination who have secured not less than 35% of marks in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates and 40% of marks in the case of others in the preliminary written examination.



Phase 2 – Mains Examination


The main written examination shall be on the following:

  1. Two compulsory papers

  2. Three optional papers.

Each of the compulsory subjects shall carry 150 marks and each of the optional subjects shall carry 150 marks.


1. Compulsory Examination

The exam is conducted under two papers:

Paper I – General English (150 Marks)

  1. Translation and re translation of ten lines each

  2. A short essay of about 150 words

  3. Precis writing consisting of 300 words

  4. one passage of about 500 words with 5 questions


Note: ‘’Translation and re translation of ten lines each”, there will be two passages, i.e.one in English to be translated into Odia and another in Odia to be retranslated into English.


Paper -II – Procedural Laws (150 Marks)

  1. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

  2. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

  3. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872


2. Optional Papers (100 Marks)


A candidate may choose any of the three subjects from the following:

  1. 1. Law of Crime & Law of Torts-150M

  2. 2. Personal Law-150M

· Hind Law

· Mohammedan Law

  1. 3. Law of Property-150M

· Transfer of Property Act, 1882

· Specific Relief Act, 1963

· Indian Limitation Act, 1963

  1. 4. Law of Contract-150M

· Indian Contract Act, 1872

· Sales of Goods Act, 1930

· Partnership Act, 1932

· Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881

  1. 5. Jurisprudence and Constitution of India



Phase 3 – Odisha Judicial Services Interview

  1. The interview will carry 100 Marks.

  2. Minimum 40% of marks are required.

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