Judicial Service Coaching Cell

Judicial Service Coaching Cell

Divine Law College is the first Law College in Kerala to start Judicial Service Coaching Cell within the campus. The coaching cell was inaugurated by Assistant Inspector General of Police Sri. Suneeshkumar. R, IPS. Judicial Services Exam coaching is a form of preparation that provides candidates with structured guidance to achieve their desired results. It is designated to ensure that students adequately prepare for all aspects of the exam from studying all exam strategies to time management. The preparation for judicial services examination takes time. Many candidates take coaching and start studying while in law schools or colleges to qualify for the exam. So if you have decided to pursue judicial service as a career and want to secure a position then start preparing immediately. Make a note of the syllabus, highlight the important topics, read previous year question papers.

Judicial Service Coaching Cell Inauguration
Two Levels of Judicial Services

The formation of an all India Services is the need of the time. Instead of All India Judicial Services, we have the Provincial Civil Services for the state and exams are conducted by the state judicial agencies on the basis of the syllabus prepared by them. As per the Provincial Judicial system there are two levels of judicial system functioning in each state. They are:

  • Lower Judicial Services

    Exams for lower judicial services are conducted by the concerned High Court of the state. This exam is for the appointment of Civil Judge (Juniour Division) and Judicial Magistrate of 1 st or 2 nd Class. Age is between 21 and 35 years. No previous experience is necessary. But a law degree is mandatory.

  • Higher Judicial Services

    This examination is conducting for filling the post of Additional District Judge and Session Judge. Previous experience is necessary for this. Seven years of experience as an advocate is advised. The time period serving as Pleaders and Prosecutors are also considered while counting

Options to become a Judge

There are two ways for getting entry as a judge:

  • Facing examination under the name of Provincial Civil Services Exam (Judicial)
  • Promotion: Promotion from the post of civil judge who has been completed 7 years of service (5 years Civil Judge (Junior Division) and 2 years Civil Judge (Senior Division)) or acted  for 10 years as Civil Judge (Junior Division)

Students can apply for the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division) when they are in the last year of LLB. But if they get appointed, they will have to produce the graduation certificate.

Exam Pattern

There are three levels for the judicial services examination. The preliminary, main and the interview. There are a total 100 questions. Each question carries 2 marks. As it is a vetting examination, there is negative marking system. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. For clearing the examination, the first step is to make a thorough knowledge of the syllabus.

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Negotiable Instrument Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control Act)
  • Code conduct for criminal cases.
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Constitution of India
  • General knowledge, General science, Legal Terminology, Reasoning and Mental Ability
Syllabus for Main Exam
  • Essays (Social, Political, Geopolitical, Socio political or legal topics)
  • Grammar(English language, Vocabulary and passage comprehension)
  • Documents
  • Summary writing
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Transfer of property Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Indian Easement Act
  • Hindu Succession Act
  • Indian Succession Act
  • Discusssion in Muslim Marriage A CT
  • Kerala Building Act
  • Limitation Act
  • Kerala Court Fees and suit valuation Act
  • Kerala Stamp Act
  • KELSA Act
  • The Kerala Panchayat Raj ACT Chapters10, 21A
  • The Kerala municipality Act chapters 10, 14,15
  • Negotiable Instrument Act
  • Registration Act
  • Indian Penal code
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Abkari Act
  • Negotiable Instrument Act
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act
  • Juvenile Justice Act
  • Kerala Police Act
  • Probation of Offenders Act
  • Forest Act
  • Provision relating to bail and trial by Magistrate
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Civil Rules of Practice
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Criminal Rules of practice
  • Framing of charges
  • Miscellaneous Petition, Judgement writing
Designing of Marks

For passing the examination 50 percent marks should be scored. There are four papers. Each paper has 100 marks question. All are descriptive in nature. No negative marking. The duration of the examination is 3 hrs. In the interview 20 percent mark is eligible for appointment.

The coaching for the students in our college is designed on the basis of the above mentioned pattern. Classes on different subjects are handled by experts. There will be weekly mock test for evaluating the performance of the candidate. Our mission, as far as the judicial services examination coaching is concerned is to make the students fit for getting access to judicial services without any loss of time and resources.

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