Analysis of Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge, Class-II (Entry Level) Examination, 2018
Madhya Pradesh High Court recently conducted Phase -1 of its examination to fill 140 vacancies of Civil Judge, Class-II (Entry Level). The number of vacancies was surprisingly high this time as compared to the previous year vacancies. The examination was conducted on 29th September, 2018 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 was 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 paper:
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 application-based questions, which focussed on the application of various doctrines as applied in procedures.
* There was repetition of questions from past year papers. 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 2017||Level of difficulty
|Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973||15||Easy – Moderate||Moderate|
|Indian Evidence Act, 1872||15||Easy||Moderate|
|Code of Civil Procedure, 1908||15||Easy – Moderate||Easy – Moderate|
|Indian Penal Code, 1860||15||Easy – Moderate||Moderate – Difficult|
|Indian Constitution, 1949||10||Easy||Easy – Moderate|
|Limitation Act , 1963||4||Easy||Easy|
|Indian Contract Act, 1872||8||Easy||Moderate|
|Specific Relief Act, 1963||6||Easy||Moderate|
|Transfer of Property Act, 1882||7||Easy – Moderate||Easy – Moderate|
|Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881||5||Easy||Easy|
|Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code, 1959||5||Moderate||Moderate – Difficult|
|Madhya Pradesh Rent Control Act, 1961||5||Easy||Moderate|
- English, Computer and General Aptitude
This year, the section focusing on areas other than Law i.e. English, Computer Language and General Aptitude was comparatively easier than last year. Questions on General Aptitude mainly focused on 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 were also very basic in nature and could have been solved easily with basic knowledge and awareness of working of computers and its applications. Questions on English Language were 10 in total, some of them were repeated from the previous year papers, easy to comprehend and attempt.
Overall, the difficulty of the paper ranged between Easy to Moderate. 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 many of them get repeated.
Results have been declared by MPHC. Scorecards can be downloaded from their official website.
This Analysis is made by Yash Parihar, Law Graduate, Alumni of ILS Law College, Pune.