Syllabus of Civil Judges cum Judicial Magistrates PPSC

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Syllabus of Civil Judges cum Judicial Magistrates PPSC

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Syllabus of Civil Judges cum Judicial Magistrates PPSC

1. The written examination shall comprise eight compulsory subjects.
2. A candidate shall answer the papers in English, except the paper at Sr.No.2, unless otherwise directed.
3. Time allowed for each subjective paper shall be three hours and MCQ type paper shall be of two hours.
4. The subjects and maximum marks allocated to each subject shall be as shown below:-

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Non-Muslim candidates have the option either to attempt MCQs on Islamic Studies or the same number of questions in a separate section.


• No candidate shall be summoned for Viva Voce and Psychological test unless he has obtained at least 33 percent marks in each indifidual written paper and 50 marks in the aggregate of the written portion of the examination. No candidates shall be considered to have qualified in the examination unless he also obtains at least 50 percent marks in Viva Voce and Psychological tests. Failure in or absence in Viva Voce and Pschological tests shall mean that the candidate has failed to qualify for appointment and his name will not be included in the merit list.

• Names of candidates who qualify shall be arranged in order to merit according to the aggregate marks obtained in the examination.

• In the event of a tie,the orderof merit shall be determined in accordancewith the highest marks secured in the Psychological / Viva Voce tests, should the marks in the Psychological / Viva Voce test of the candidates who tie,be equal than the order of merit shall be dedided in accordance withthighest marks obtained by such candidates in the aggregate of the compulsory subjects. If these are the same, then the elder candidate would be placed above the younger one.


The paper is intended to test the ability of the candidates in functional English comprising precis writing, translation from Urdu to English, composition, usage of idioms and an eassy on one of the several specified topics.

This paper will test the ability of the candidates to translate an English passage into Urdu, usage of legal terms in Urdu, composition, precis writing, use of idioms and an essay on one of the several specified topics.

Islamic Studies, Pakistan Studies & General Knowledge:
This will be MCQ type paper on Pakistan Studies, basic principles of islam, fundamental beliefs and practices, everyday science, current world affairs and also broad facts of historical, political, geographical and economic significance.

Civil Law-I

1. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
2. The West Pakistan Civil Court Ordinance, 1962.
3. The Contract Act, 1872.
4. The Sale of Goods Act, 1930.
5. The Specific Relief Act, 1877.

Civil Law-II

1. Muhammadan Law.
2. The Muslim Family Law Ordinance, 1961.
3. The Family Court Act, 1964.
4. The Registration Act, 1908.
5. The Stamps Act, 1899.
6. The Limitation Act, 1908.
7. The Guardian and Wards Act, 1890.

Criminal Law

1. The Pakistan Penal Code, 1898.
2. The Criminal Procedure Code, 1898.
3. The Police Order, 2002.
4. The Offence against Property (Enforcement of Hadd) Ordinance of 1979.
5. The Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order, 1979.

General Law

Part-I 75 Marks

The Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order, 1984.

Part-II 75 Marks
1. The Land Revenue Act, 1967
2. The Small Claims and Minor Offences Courts Ordinance, 2002.
3. The Juvenile Justice System Ordinance, 2000

200 Marks
Candidates who qualify the written portion of the examination shall be called for the Psychological and Viva Voce Test, as under:-

(a) Psychological Test
Psychological Test comprises of paper and pencil test and group tasks. Such tests are designed to assess abilities, attitude and personality characteristics of the candidates with special regards to their aptitude for the judicial services. Candidate's performance in psychological assessment will form the part of his/her over all performance.

(b) Viva Voce Test

Each candidate will be interviewed by a Board. He/She will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the service for which he/she is a candidate and in framing their assessment the Board will attach particular importance to the moral and ethical qualities of the candidates, his/her intelligence and alertness of mind, vigour and strength of character and his/her potential qualities of leadership. The Board will also take into consideration his/her extra-moral activities such as sports, hobbies etc. and their effect on his/her personality and character.

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