Saturday, 3 March 2012


Civil JudgeJunior Division and Judicial MagistrateFirst Class 

ADVERTISE IN      25thJuly 2012
PRLIM.EXAM IN   16th September 2012
MAIN EXAM IN     December 2012

A magistrate is an officer of the Indian judiciary. They only try civil cases. In these types of cases they have partial authority in administering law enforcement. There are 4 types of magistrates in our country. They are: A Chief Judicial Magistrate, a Judicial Magistrates First Class, Judicial Magistrates Second Class and Executive Magistrates. The position of a magistrate is one of the most coveted professions in the Indian judiciary. They are eligible to work in the courts until they are 66 years old. Magistrates have a monthly remuneration of Rs 28, 800/- in addition to other amenities.
Qualifying Exam
Candidates who wish to become Magistrates must appear in the exams carried out by the Law Service Commission. They can also write the State Judicial Law Entrance Exam that is conducted by the Public Service Commission. The notifications for these exams will be available in all leading newspapers.
Who is eligible to apply?
Students who have finished their graduation in Law are eligible to become magistrates. Their age should be more than 21 and must not exceed 35 years at the time of applying. Those candidates who have finished their LLM degree are also eligible to apply. The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their final exam.
How to prepare for exam and interview?
It is important to prepare well for the written examination. They can either study by themselves or go for coaching classes. Another good option is to write mock test papers. This can be bought from book or stationary stores. Practicing on these question papers will help them to get an idea about the exam structure and pattern. Candidates can also confer with those who have attended these tests earlier. When they appear for the interview, the candidates must be prepared to answer in a straightforward manner. It would also be good if the candidates answer unhurriedly. This will give them some time to think. Moreover, it is important that the candidates be honest while replying.

Syllabus for Competitive Examination to the post of recruitment for Civil judge ( junior Division ) & Judicial Magistrate ( First Class) ( Preliminary) Examination under judicial Service of the Government of Maharashtra .

Standard : Suitable to the post Maximum Marks : 100 Medium : English

Duration : Two Hours Nature of the paper : Objective type ( multiple choice question)

a) Code of Criminal Procedure
b) Civil Procedure Code
c) Evidence Act
d) Transfer of property Act
e) Specific Relief Act
f ) Maharashtra Rent Control Act
g) Limitation Act
h) Constitution of India
i) Indian penal Code
j) Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods Act & Partnership Act

Syllabus for Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Civil Judge (Junior Division)& Judicial Magistrate( First Class)(Main) Examination under Judicial Service of the  Government of Maharashtra.
Standard : Suitable to the post Nature of the paper : Conventional type
Medium : Marathi/English Maximum Marks : 100 Duration : Three Hours
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(ब) ��ा��सफर ऑफ ��ॉपट�� ॲ��ट (Transfer of Property Act)
(क) ��पेिसिफक िरलीफ ॲ��ट ( Specific Relief Act)
(ड) लॉ ऑफ कॉ������टस, सेल ऑफ गुडस ॲ��ट तसेच पाट��नरशीप ॲ��ट (Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods Act
& Partnership Act.)
(अ) इंिडयन िपनल कोड (Indian Penal Code)
(ब) ए����हड��स ॲ��ट ( Evidence Act)
(क) कोड ऑफ ि��िमनल ��ोिसजर (Code of Criminal Procedure)
(ड) अनुसूिचत जाती,अनुसूिचत जमाती [अ��याचार ��ितबंधक]अिधिनयम-1989 व नागरी ह��क संर��ण
अिधिनयम - 1955 (Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes [Prevention of Atrocities]
Act-1989 And Protection of Civil Rights Act - 1955)
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ई-मेल, वेबसाईट –,
Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class Preliminary Examination - 2012
File. No. 19(1)/15550/2012/III Advt.No. 274 /2012
Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class Preliminary Examination- 2012 will be held on Sunday, 16th September, 2012 at
Aurangabad, Mumbai and Nagpur District Centres.Online applications are invited from the candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions set out in this
advertisement. The candidates qualifying the preliminary examination will only be allowed to appear for the Main Examination.
2. No. of Posts: - 150
3. Pay scale: - Rs 27,700 – 44770 plus other allowances as per rules
4. Conditions of Eligibility: - Age and Qualification-.
4.1 For Advocate, Attorney or Pleader:-
4.1.1 Age: - As on 1 November, 2012 not less than 21 and not more than 35 years.
4.1.2 Qualification:-
(1) Degree in law and must have practiced as an Advocate, Attorney or Pleader in the High Court or Courts Subordinates thereto for not less than
3 years as on 25th July, 2012.
(2) Service in Maharashtra as Public Prosecutor will be considered as practice at the Bar. OR
4.2 For fresh Law Graduates:-
4.2.1 Age: - As on 1st November, 2012 not less than 21 and not more than 25 years.
4.2.3 Qualification:-
(1) Degree in law. All the examinations leading to the degree in Law should be passed in the first attempt and,
(2) Has secured in the final year examination of the degree in Law or in the case of candidate holding Masters Degree (L.L.M) in Law in final year
examination not less than 55 % marks as on 25th July, 2012 OR
4.3 For members of ministerial staff to the High Court OR
4.4 For members of ministerial staff to the Courts subordinate to High Court OR
4.5 For members of staff working as Legal Assistant and above in the legal section of the Law and Judiciary Department in Mantralaya. OR
4.6 For members of ministerial Staff of the Office of the Government Pleaders attached to those courts.
4.7 For 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6 – Age as on 1st November, 2012 not less than 21 and not more than 45 years provided such employee has put in minimum
three years of service after obtaining degree in law on or be fore 25th July, 2012.
4.8 Upper age limit will be relaxed:-
(1) In case of Backward Class candidates- up to 5 years.
(2) In case of persons repatriated from erstwhile East Pakistan from 1st January, 1964 to 25th March 1971, Original Indian repatriated from Shri
Lanka after 1st November, 1964 and original Indians repatriated from Brahmadesh after 1st June 1963 - up to 3 years.
(3) In case of physically challenged (excluding Blind) candidates - up to 45 years.(For qualified persons as per the definition of Persons with
Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.)
(4) Blind candidates are not eligible for these posts.
5. Knowledge of Marathi:-
5.1 Candidate must have sufficient knowledge of Marathi so as to enable him to speak, read and write in Marathi and to translate with facility from Marathi
into English and vice versa.
5.2 Such knowledge must be certified -
(1) In case of an Advocate, by the Principal District Judge of the District where he practices;
(2) In case of a fresh law graduates, by principal or Head of the College or University Department where the candidate was enrolled for LL.B or
(3) In case of members of staff, by the Head of the Department/Office under whom such candidate is working.
(4) In special circumstances by re-employed/ retired Civil Judges (Junior Division).
(5) The candidates must pass Marathi language test within six months after selection as per Government Rules.
6. Stages of Examination -
6.1 This Examination will be held in following three stages:-
(1) Preliminary Examination (2) Main Examination (3) Viva-Voce
6.2 Preliminary Examination –
One question paper of objective type (multiple choices) carrying100 marks. Medium of the examination will be English.
6.2.1 Syllabus for Preliminary examination: -
(1) Code of Criminal Procedure. (2) Civil Procedure Code. (3) Evidence Act. (4) Transfer of Property Act (5) Specific Relief Act. (6) Maharashtra
Rent Control Act. (7) Limitation Act. (8) Constitution of India. (9) Indian Penal Code. (10) Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods Act and Partnership Act.
6.2.2 The aim of the Preliminary Examination is to Shortlist the number of candidates for main examination. Therefore around Ten times candidates
of total number of posts will be allowed to the main examination as per the merit list of the preliminary examination. Preliminary examination
being a screening test, its marks will not be taken into consideration for final selection and will not be communicated to the candidates.
6.3 Main examination
6.3.1 Shall be of two hundred marks consisting two papers of 100 marks each. Medium of the examination will be Marathi and English.
6.3.2 Candidate who qualifying the main examination as per the Cut Off Marks fixed by the Commission will be called for interview. The candidates
have to secure 50 marks in each paper and 60% marks in aggregate in the main written examination to qualify for interview.
6.3.3 In case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates minimum marks shall be 45 in each paper and 50% in aggregate.

6.4 Viva-Voce - 50 marks. Candidates who obtain at least 40% marks in viva –voce shall be considered for final selection.
6.5 The final selection shall be made on the basis of marks obtained in Main examination and Viva-Voce.
7. Attempts - A candidate can could not pass the written examination in three successive attempts is debarred from appearing for further examination.
Failure in preliminary written examination shall be counted as failure in written examination.
8 A candidate who has committed any copying or misconduct during course of written examination or has been convicted in criminal cases or is compulsorily
retired, removed or dismissed from judicial service or could not successfully complete probation period of any course in judicial service shall not be eligible
to appear for the Competitive Examination.
9 The academic qualifications and experience acquired on the date of publication of Advertisement will only be taken into account in determining the
eligibility of candidates for the posts and for further selection. Academic qualifications shall be deemed to have been acquired on the date on which the
result to the relevant examination has been declared by the Competent Authority.
10. Candidate selected as Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class, at the time of their appointment shall furnish Bond of Rs.2,00,000/-
(Rs.Two Lakhs) that he shall work on the said post for period of 3 years
11. Brief information with respect to examination is given in this Advertisement. For details regarding Procedure for submission of Application Form,
Essential Qualification, Age, Fee, General Procedure for Selection, Scheme of the Examination,Syllabus,etc., kindly refer to in the “General Instructions
to the Candidates” and “ Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class Examination “ in the “Examination” Section under Competitive
Examination menu on the Website of MPSC viz. The information and advertisement published on the website of MPSC will be treated
as authentic.
12. Fees:
12.1 Open- Rs.260/- 12.2 Backward Classes- Rs.135/-
13. How to apply :-
13.1 Applications for this examination will be accepted through online system only. The application submitted other than this will not be accepted under
any circumstances.
13.2 Qualified candidates must submit their web based online application through from 25th July, 2012 to 14th August, 2012.
13.3 Detailed instructions regarding submission of online application form are available on
13.4 The application submitted will not be considered unless there is remittance of examination fee as per prescribed method.
13.5 The examination fee prescribed by Commission may be paid through any of the following modes :-
(1) By prescribed challan in SBI (2) Credit Card (3) Debit Card
(4) Net Banking (5) Cash card
13.6 If payment is made through Credit, Debit, Netbanking or cash card, after successful transferring payment from concerned bank to MPSC; Application
status in the profile of the candidate will reflect as payment received. Also, SMS regarding receipt of payment will be sent on Mobile number of the
candidtate available with MPSC. The candidate has to ensure the payment before last date for receipt of application.
13.7 If payment is made by challan in SBI, SMS regarding receipt of payment will be sent on mobile number of the candidate available with MPSC after
two working days. Also application status in the profile of the candidate will reflect as such.
13.8 If SMS regarding receipt of payment is not received in time or if application status in the profile of the candidate does not reflect as payment having
been received, then candidate has to send his Registration ID, Transaction ID and date of payment as mentioned on the challan, through feedback
available on
13.9 The responsibility of making payment rests with candidate.
13.10 The admission certificate of the candidate will be made available in the profile of the candidate before 7 days of the scheduled examination. The
candidate has to take printout of the same and submit it at the time of examination.
13.11 It is mandatory to bring his Admission Certificate with him at the time of examination otherwise candidate will not be allowed to appear for the
14 The procedure for submission of online application alongwith downloading printout of the challan for payment or making payment through credit card,
Debit card, Netbanking or cash card should be completed on or before 14th August, 2012 at 23.59. After that this weblink will be disabled.
15 The payment through challan in SBI should be made on or before 16th August, 2012 in working hours of the Bank. The payment made after the due date
will be considered as invalid and no refund shall be made.
16 The syallbus for Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class (Preliminary and Main examination) is available on
Mumbai D. P. Mirajkar
Date: 25th July, 2012 Deputy Secretary
Maharashtra Public Service Commission

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