Analysis of Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge, Class – II, Preliminary Examination, 2019
Madhya Pradesh High Court recently conducted Phase -1 of its examination to fill 190 vacancies of Civil Judge, Class-II (Entry Level). The number of vacancies were surprisingly high this time as compared to the previous year vacancies considering the fact that 140 vacancies were released 6 months back in the second half of 2018.
The Examination was conducted on 23rd February, 2019 in 2 shifts: Morning Shift and the Afternoon Shift. The examination didn’t had any big surprises for Aspirants. The structure, pattern and distribution of marks were same just like the previous year paper. The paper had 150 questions spread across three areas –
(b) English Language and Computers, and
(c) General Aptitude.
Every correct attempt was awarded 1 mark. There was no negative marking.
Area-wise Analysis of the Examination:
This area had approximately 110 questions spread across 12 sections, each section exclusively dealing with a particular law subject. Like the previous year, the majority of questions focussed on the Aspirant’s knowledge of provisions of the law. There were very few reasoning-based questions, which focussed on the application of various doctrines and legal principles in situations put forward by the examiner. The number of reasoning based questions increased from the last year.
There was no repetition of questions this year from past year papers. But Aspirants who would have solved previous year papers dedicatedly would have found the paper a bit handy.
Brief analysis of sub-areas and level of difficulty of the questions based on law:
|Law||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty 2018||Level of Difficulty 2019|
|Level of Difficulty 2019
|Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973||15||Moderate||Moderate||Easy - Moderate|
|Indian Evidence Act, 1872||15||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate|
|Code of Civil Procedure, 1908||15||Easy - Moderate||Moderate – Difficult||Moderate – Difficult|
|Indian Penal Code, 1860||15||Moderate – Difficult||Easy – Moderate||Easy – Moderate|
|Indian Constitution, 1949||10||Easy - Moderate||Easy - Moderate||Easy - Moderate|
|Limitation Act , 1963||4||Easy||Easy||Easy|
|Indian Contract Act, 1872||8||Moderate||Easy – Moderate||Easy – Moderate|
|Specific Relief Act, 1963||6||Moderate||Easy – Moderate||Easy – Moderate|
|Transfer of Property Act, 1882||7||Easy – Moderate||Easy – Moderate||Easy – Moderate|
|Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881||5||Easy||Easy||Moderate|
|Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code, 1959||5||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate|
|Madhya Pradesh Rent Control Act, 1961||5||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate|
- English, Computer and General Aptitude
This year, the sections focusing on areas other than Law i.e. English, Computer Language and General Aptitude were comparatively difficult than last year. Questions on General Aptitude mainly focused on Aptitude, Current Affairs and Static GK questions. However, questions relating to Madhya Pradesh General Aptitude were very few in number, but were easy. Computer based Questions (10 questions) were also on a difficult side with few being very basic in nature to couple of them being difficult. With basic knowledge and awareness of working of computers and its applications, maximum of the questions could have been solved easily. Questions on English Language were 10 in total, dominated by vocabulary, which required a good and deep knowledge of words whereas Verbal Ability was comparatively easier. Solving these types of questions from past year papers would have made them a bit easy to comprehend and attempt.
Overall, the difficulty of the paper ranged between Easy to Moderate, a bit difficult from last year. For one to ace this examination, he/she should go through the whole Bare Act and try to retain the important sections. Also one should be thorough with questions asked in the previous year papers as most of the times, they get repeated, except this year.
Considering the fact that the number of vacancies were pretty high this time, approximately a 35% increase from the year 2018, paper being a bit difficult from last time and also that the examination was conducted a few months back which marginally reduced the competition and also taking into consideration those Aspirants who gave preference to Uttarakhand Examination over MP, we are predicting a cut-off of near around 115-125 for General Category.
Answer Key has been released by MPHC. You can access the same by visiting their official https://mphc.gov.in.
Results to be declared:
Results are yet to be declared by MPHC.