Delhi Judicial Service Examination is conducted in two successive stages:
Preliminary Examination being a screening test, consists of one paper of multiple choice type questionscarrying maximum of 200 marks with 25% negative marking to test general knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, power of expression, flare in English, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering:
The main examination shall include the following subjects:
This paper is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs and power to express in English. Credit shall be given both for substance and expression. Conversely, deduction will be made for bad expression, fault of grammar and misuse of words etc.
There will be one paper in two parts. The first part would contain a passage to be translated from English to Hindi (in Devnagri script). In the second part a passage in Hindi (in Devnagriscript)shall be required to be translated into English. Each part carries 50 marks.
Viva-Voce (100 marks)
Marks obtained in the viva-voce will be added to the marks obtained in the main examination (written) and the candidate’s position will depend on the aggregate of both. Marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not be counted for determining final order of merit.