Rajasthan Judicial Service Exam

Rajasthan Judicial Service Exam

The exam is open to all Indian legal graduates between 21 to 40 years of age. There are three stages in the selection process for RJS, RJS Prelims, RJS Mains, and viva-voce/interview round. The knowledge of Civil law and Criminal law, along with 10th and 12th standard English and Hindi language, is integral to cracking the first two stages of RJS. As for the viva-voce/interview round, candidates must be well versed in the social customs and dialects of Rajasthan. Their confidence and spontaneity will also be judged in this round. 

There are three phases in the selection process of the RJS exam, namely RJS Prelims, RJS Mains, and Viva Voce (Interview) round. The RJS Prelims exam is an objective paper of 100 marks, whereas the RJS Main exam is a descriptive test with 4 papers. The viva-voce/interview round is the last stage of RJS selection and consists of 35 marks. It tests candidates’ proficiency in the Rajasthani dialects and their knowledge of the customs of Rajasthan.

If you’re planning to apply for the RJS 2022 examination, you can check the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, exam syllabus, and other important information below.

Rajasthan Judicial Services (RJS)

Rajasthan Judicial Services or RJS exam is held to fill vacancies/posts in the Civil Judge Cadre in the state. The exam is conducted annually by the Rajasthan High Court and is one of the most sought-after exams in the legal profession.

The exam is open to all Indian legal graduates between 21 to 40 years of age. There are three stages in the selection process for RJS, RJS Prelims, RJS Mains, and viva-voce/interview round. The knowledge of Civil law and Criminal law, along with 10th and 12th standard English and Hindi language, is integral to cracking the first two stages of RJS. As for the viva-voce/interview round, candidates must be well versed in the social customs and dialects of Rajasthan. Their confidence and spontaneity will also be judged in this round. 

ALLEN ACE RJS Preparation Course

The RJS preparation course by ALLEN ACE has been designed by Rajasthan’s best law teachers, using ALLEN’s time-tested teaching methodology. This comprehensive course prepares learners for all three stages of the RJS examination by improving their legal knowledge, language & problem-solving skills, and ability to apply knowledge to real-life cases. It enhances their understanding of the different dialects and social customs of Rajasthan, as it is essential to be aware of the rich culture of the state before a candidate can be deemed equipped to acquire the position of Civil Judge in the State’s Judicial system.

Some key features of the ALLEN ACE RJS preparation course are Classroom lectures, study materials, daily exercises, doubt counters, and weekly test series.

Course Duration: 

Centre: 65, Surya Nagar, Ridhi Sidhi Crossing, Gopalpura Bypass, Near Paramhans Dham, Jaipur - 302015

Study Material: Expert-curated study material will be provided to the learners. Study Material is available in both Hindi and English mediums.

Additional Features: Weekly Tests, Monthly GK Magazine, and Daily Doubt Counters.

Subjects:

  • Law Paper-I (Civil Law)
  • Law Paper-II (Criminal Law)
  • English language 
  • Hindi language

Language: Our faculties use both Hindi & English languages to teach learners in the class.

Batch Details: TBD

RJS Notification

The RJS 2022 notification is expected soon on the Rajasthan High Court website.

RJS Eligibility Criteria

Qualification: Candidates must have a Bachelor's in Law (Professional) LLB from any University established by Law in India and recognized as such under the Advocates Act, l961.

Age: The minimum age to apply for the RJS exam is 21 years, and the maximum age is 40 years. The candidate should meet the age criteria as Rajasthan High Court prescribed at the time of releasing notification. Certain age relaxations are allowed to candidates from reserved categories and have been mentioned in the table below:

Category Age relaxation
SC 5 Years
ST 5 Years
OBC 5 Years
PwBD 10 Years
Women 5 Years

Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India to be eligible for the posts under RJS.

Skills: Candidates must be proficient in Devanagari Script. They must have knowledge of Rajasthani dialects and social customs.

Physical Fitness: The candidates have to clear a physical fitness test according to the latest guidelines by Rajasthan High Court.

Character: According to the RJS eligibility criteria, a candidate must have Good Character to apply for the exam. Candidates must present three-character certificates:

  1. Issues by the Dean/Principal of your university, college, or school.
  2. Two character certificates issued not more than 6 months before the time of registration for the exam. Issuers must not be directly related to the candidate or from the educational organizations from which they graduated.

RJS Exam Scheme

There are three phases in the RJS examination; Prelims, Mains, and Vive Voce/Interview round. The Prelims exam is an objective paper, and the Mains exam is a descriptive paper. Both the papers test the legal knowledge and language proficiency of the learners. Learners who clear the Prelims and Mains exam are called for a Viva Voce or interview round. 

RJS Prelims Exam Pattern

The RJS Prelims exam is an objective paper with three sections, Law, Hindi, and English. The Law section has 70% weightage, and the Language section has 30% weightage (15% of Hindi and 15% of English). There is no negative marking in RJS Prelims 2022. The minimum qualifying marks for Unreserved category candidates appearing for RJS Prelims if 45%, and for SC/ST candidates is 40%. The number of candidate to be admitted to the main examination will be fifteen times the total number of vacancies (category wise). The marks of RJS prelims are not added to the final merit list of RJS. Learners need to pass the exam to appear for the RJS Mains.

Section Maximum Marks No. of Questions Allotted Time
Law 70 70 Composite time of 2 hours
Hindi 30 30
English
Total 100 100 2 hours

RJS Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates that clear the RJS Prelims examination can appear for the RJS Main. RJS Mains will be a descriptive examination with 2 Law and 2 Language papers. The Law section papers will be 3 hours each, and the Language section papers will be 2 hours each. Candidates that secure 40% aggregate marks in the RJS Mains exam shall qualify to appear for the RJS Viva voce or interview round. The number of candidate to be admitted to the interview shall be, as far as practicable, three times of vacancies (category wise).

Section Subject Marks Allotted Time
Law Law Paper – I (Civil Law) 100 3 hours
Law Paper – II (Criminal Law) 100 3 hours
Language Paper – I, Hindi Essay 50 2 hours
Paper – II, English Essay 50 2 hours

RJS Viva Voce (35 Marks)

The Viva Voce or interview round is the last stage of the RJS examination. Candidates that qualify Prelims & Mains and have scored 40% aggregate and 35% in the Law papers are called for the interview round. The Viva Voce round tests the learner's knowledge of Rajasthan's social customs & dialects and their legal expertise and personality. Candidates can also be asked questions on current affairs and modern-day problems.

RJS Main Exam Syllabus

The Law and Language syllabus for RJS has been given below.

1. Law Paper - I (Civil Law)
Questions in the Law Paper -I exam for RJS are based on the following sections:

  1. The Constitution of India
  2. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  3. Interpretation of Statutes
  4.  Indian Contract Act, 1872
  5. The Limitation Act, 1963
  6. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  7. The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  8. The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  9.  The Rajasthan Rent Control Act, 2001
  10. Order/Judgment Writing

2. Law Paper - II (Criminal Law)
Questions in the Law Paper -II exam for RJS are based on the following sections:

  1.  The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  2. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  3. The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  4. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  5. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  6.  Framing of Charge/Judgment Writing
  7. The Probation of Offenders Act, 1958
  8.  The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Chapter XVII)

RJS Prelims Exam Syllabus
Law: Same as prescribed for Law Paper I & II for Main Examination.

Hindi Language
शब्द रचना% संधि एवं संधि विच्छेद] समास] उपसर्ग] प्रत्यय

  1. (i) तत्सम, अर्धतत्सम, तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी
    (ii) संज्ञा] सर्वनाम] विशेषण] क्रिया] अव्यय (क्रिया विशेषण, सम्बन्ध सूचक] विस्मयबोधक निपात)
  2. शब्द ज्ञान: पर्यायवाची, विलोम, शब्द युग्मों का अर्थ भेद, वाक्यांश के लिए सार्थक शब्द, भिन्नार्थक शब्द, समानार्थी शब्दों का विवेक, उपयुक्त शब्द चयन, संबंधवाची शब्दावली
  3. शब्द शुद्धि
  4. व्याकरणिक कोटियाँ: परसर्ग, लिंग, वचन, पुरुष, काल, वृत्ति, पक्ष, वाच्य
  5. वाक्य रचना
  6. वाक्य शुद्धि
  7. विराम चिन्हों का प्रयोग
  8. मुहावरे / लोकोक्तियाँ
  9. परिभाषिक शब्दावली: प्रशासनिक, विधिक (विशेषतः)

English Language

  1. Tenses
  2. Articles and determiners
  3. Active & passive voice
  4. Direct and indirect speech
  5. Co-ordination & subordination
  6. Antonyms
  7. Synonyms
  8. Phrasal verbs and idioms
  9. Modals with concepts

RJS Prelims Minimum Qualifying Marks

The category-wise qualifying marks for RJS Prelims have been mentioned in the table below:

Category Minimum Marks
SC/ST 40%
Other Candidates 45%

RJS Prelims Minimum Qualifying Marks

The category-wise and subject-wise qualifying marks for RJS Prelims have been mentioned below:

Category Minimum Marks
SC/ST 30% in each law paper
35% aggregate in Main examination
Other Categories 35% in each law paper
40% aggregate in Main examination

RJS Cut-Off 2021 for Prelims

The category-wise marks for RJS Mains have been mentioned below:

Category Cut-off Marks
General 72
General Female (Widow) 45
General Female (Divorcee) 58
SC 55
SC (Divorcee) 39
ST 53
OBC - NCL 67
OBC - NCL (Divorcee) 63
OBC NCL (Widow) 46
MBC - NCL 46
EWS 69

Classroom Courses

 

RJS Foundation

Class XII Passed Students
(Duration : 8 Months)

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