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  • Exam Name
    Odisha Judicial Services Recruitment
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Eligibilty Criteria

The following are the OPSC Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria 2022:

  • In middle school, the candidate must have passed an Odia language examination.
  • Candidates should be fluent in Odia, both speaking and writing.
  • An applicant who has more than one spouse would be denied the opportunity to take the exam.
  • Candidates who have been disqualified from the OPSC or UPSC exams are ineligible for OPSC recruitment.
  • Employees of the government who are subject to a temporary or permanent ban are not eligible to take the exam.
  • Odisha Judicial Services Education Qualification 2022

    An applicant registering for Odisha Judicial Service Recruitment 2022 must have the following education qualifications:

    • The applicant must have earned a graduate degree in law from a government-approved college or university.
    • Candidates must have served for at least seven years in the Law Department, or any criminal or civil court subordinate to the High Court, or the High Court, as defined by the Odisha Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1992, on the last day of submitting the application form online.

    Odisha Judicial Services Age Limit 2022

    Age relaxation is available for different categories as per the organizational rules. Age relaxation as per different categories is given below:


    Age Relaxation

    Departmental Applicants

    04 years.


    05 years.


    05 years.


    05 years.

    Women Applicants

    05 years.

    Candidates applying for Odisha Judicial service recruitment 2022 must be Indian citizens.

Exam Pattern

The complete test pattern for Odisha Judicial Services Recruitment 2022 is provided in the table below:

Examination Type Total Marks Time Duration
Preliminary Examination 100 01 hours 30 minutes
Mains Examination Paper 1 150 02 hours 30 minutes
Mains Examination Paper 2 150 02 hours 30 minutes

Odisha Judicial Services Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The Preliminary Examination Pattern will be worth 100 marks and will last one hour and thirty minutes. One-fourth of a point is deducted for each wrong answer and one point is given for each correct answer. The exam contains a total of 100 questions. The prelims exam pattern is given below:

Subject Total Questions Total Marks Time Duration
Constitution of India, Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act, The Indian Penal Code (IPC), Limitation Act, Property Transfer Act, Act of Contracting, Succession law (Indian succession Act and Hindu succession act), Specific Relief act 100 100 01 hours 30 minutes

A candidate must achieve the required number of points in the preliminary exam to be eligible for the mains examination. The minimum qualification mark for SC/ST applicants is 35%. A minimum qualification score of 40% is necessary for candidates in the other categories.

Odisha Judicial Services Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The main test consists of two mandatory papers and three optional papers. The following are the examination patterns for both mandatory and optional examinations. Paper I and Paper II are each worth 150 points. Paper I and Paper II each last 2 hours and 30 minutes. There will be two passages, one in English to be translated into Odia and the other in Odia to be retranslated into English.

Paper Subject Total Marks Total Time Duration
Paper 1 General English

  • Questionable passage
  • 10 lines of translation and retranslation
  • A short essay
  • Precis writing with 300 words
150 02 hours 30 min
Paper 2 Procedural Law

  • The 1973 Code of Criminal Procedure
  • The Civil Procedure Code of 1908
  • The 1872 Indian Evidence Act
150 02 hours 30 min

Odisha Judicial Services Mains Optional Papers 2022

The details are given in the table below:

Subject Marks Duration
Law of torts & Law of criminal 150 3 Hours
Persona Law

  • Law of Hinduism
  • The Law of Mohammed
150 3 Hours
Property law

  • Property Transfer Act of 1982
  • The Specific Relief Act of 1963
  • The Indian Limitation Act of 1963
150 3 Hours
Contract Law

  • Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • The Sales of Goods Act of 1930
  • Partnership Act of 1932
  • Act on Negotiable Instruments of 1881
150 3 Hours
India's jurisprudence and constitution 150 3 Hours


  • Applicants must choose three subjects.
  • Each subject would be for 150 marks and takes three hours to complete.

The candidate must have a minimum qualification score to be considered for the interview. Applicants with a 45 percent total score and at least 33 percent in each of the main written examination papers will be called to an interview.

Odisha Judicial Services Interview 2022

Students who pass the main exam are invited to an interview, which is worth 100 points. The interviewer has the authority to ask questions from the mains test syllabus. During the interview, questions regarding national and international issues, as well as topics of common interest in the arts and sciences, may be asked.


The following subjects are included in the Odisha Judicial Services exam.

Prelims Examination Syllabus

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

Mains Syllabus

Paper 1- General English

  • An essay of about 150 words in length.
  • One 500-word reading and five questions will be assigned.
  • There are two passages to translate, each about ten lines long. The first is written in English and must be translated into Odia, whereas the second is written in Odia and must be retranslated into English.
  • A quick summary of approximately 300 words

Paper 2- Procedural Laws

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

Optional Papers

A candidate may choose any of the following three subjects:

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

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