OPSC (Odisha Public Service Commission) conducts OJSE 2017 for recruitment to post of Civil Judges in Odisha Judicial Service. Odisha Judicial Service Examination 2017 consists of three parts viz. Preliminary Written Examination, Main Written Examination and Interview. Odisha Public Service Commission has invited the candidates for Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2017 for Civil Judge Recruitment.Candidates who have qualified the Prelims Exam can submit their application form for main exam. Interested candidates can apply online for Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2017 as per schedule mentioned below. Candidates can get all the information related to Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2017 on this page.

Latest: The Marks for the Preliminary Exam has been released, check it from the “Result” page link given in quick links.

Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2017 for Civil Judge Recruitment

Odisha Direct Recruitment for Civil Judge shall be made by the OPSC through competitive examination commonly know as Odisha Judicial Service Examination 2017 as per the schedule has given above.

Schedule for Odisha Judicial Service 2017 is given below.

Events  Dates
Online Application Form 06 May 2017 to 05 Jun 2017
Last date for payment of application fee 08 Jun 2017
Preliminary Written Examination 02 Jul 2017
Result of Prelims Exam 22 Jul 2017
Submission of Application Form for Main Exam On or before 11 Aug 2017
Date of Issue of Admission Certificate for Main exam 29 Aug 2017
Main written Examination 04 Sep 2017 to 07 Sep 2017
Result of Main Examination 14 Dec 2017
Intimation Letter for Interview available from 15 Dec 2017
Interview 18-21 Dec 2017
Final Result 26 Dec 2017

No of Post – 110

Pay Scale of 27,700-770-33,090- 920-40,450-1080-44,770/-, with usual dearness allowance and other allowances as sanctioned by the Government of Odisha from time to time as admissible

Odisha Judicial Service Application Form 2017 for Main Exam

The candidates who have qualified in the OJS (Prelims) Written Exam 2017 are required to submit printout / hardcopy of their online application mentioning legibly their roll numbers at the right corner of first page of the application along with self attested copies of the certificate/documents by registered Post/Speed Post only to Special Secretary, Odisha Public Services Commission, 19, Dr, P.K. Parija Road, Buxi Bazar, Cuttak-753001 on or before 11 Aug 2017 positively, failing which their candidature for such recruitment shall not be considered and shall be treated as cancelled.

Application Fee for Prelims: 300/- (Rupees three hundred) only. Application Fees is non-refundable and non-adjustable. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe of Odisha and persons with disability (O.H.) whose disability is not less than 40% are exempted from payment of this fee.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification: A candidate must be a graduate in Law of a University or Institution recognized by the Government.

Age: 23 – 35 years of age on the 1st August 2017. The upper age limit prescribed above shall be relaxed as per government rules & regulations.

Candidate must 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.

Odisha Judicial Service Admit Card 2017

Odisha Judicial Service Admit Card 2017 for preliminary written exam is generated for candidates who will have applied for the exam by due date. OJSE Admit Card for further rounds is released only for qualified candidates. Admit card is an essential document which contains Candidates Name, Roll number, Exam venue etc. and that is why candidates must carry their admit card to the examination centre to appear for the examination.

OJSE Examination Pattern

The preliminary written examination

The preliminary written examination shall be of one paper carrying 100 marks with duration of one and half hours with objective type questions of multiple choice (i.e. 100 questions of one mark each with negative marks of twenty-five percent of the marks allotted to a question for every wrong answer) on the following subjects and the OMR answer sheets will be scrutinized by computer


  • Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence Act
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Limitation Act
  • Transfer of Property Act
  • Contact Act
  • Law of Succession
  • Specific Relief Act.

The Commission shall call the eligible candidates for main written examination who have secured not less than 35 (thirty-five) per-centum of marks·in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates and 40 (forty) per-centum df marks in case of others in the preliminary written examination.

The main written examination

The main written examination shall be on the two compulsory papers and three optional papers that are mentioned below. Each of the compulsory subjects shall carry 150 marks with a duration of two and half hours and each of the optional subjects shall carry 150 marks with a duration of three hours.

Compulsory Papers

Paper 1 – General English

  • Translation and re translation of ten lines each
  • A short essay of about 150 words
  • Precis writing consisting of 300 words
  • 1 (one) passage of about 500 words with 5 questions

Paper 2 – Procedural Laws

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

Optional Papers

A candidate may choose any of the three subjects among the following –

  • Law of Crime & Law of Torts
  • Personal Law: Hindu Law; Mohammedan Law
  • Law of Property: Transfer of property Act, 1882; Specific Relief Act, 1963; Indian Limitation Act, 1963
  • Law of Contract: Indian Contract Act, 1872; Sales of Goods Act, 1930; Partnership Act, 1932; Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
  • Jurisprudence and Constitution of India

The Interview

Odisha Judicial Service Interview shall carry 100 marks. Questions to be asked in the interview may not ordinarily be outside the syllabus prescribed for the main written examination. In OJSE Interview questions covering broad National and International issues and matters of common interest in the field of Arts and Science may also be asked.

Odisha Judicial Service Result 2017

Result of Odisha Judicial Service Exam 2017 will be announced by the Odisha Public Service Commission after preliminary exam, main written exam and interview. After main written examination the commission shall call the candidates for interview who have secured not less than 45% of marks in aggregate and a minimum of 33& of marks in each paper in the main written examination.

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