Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (BJS) exam syllabus and mark distribution 2018

Being a Judge and serving justice is one of the most prestigious and valuable jobs in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (BJSC) is the sole authority for assessing candidates for appointments at the entry level of the Bangladesh Judicial Service through public examinations of law student of Bangladesh. The entry-level post at the Judicial Service is Assistant Judge/Judicial Magistrate.

Any person may apply for this post if s/he is:
(i) a citizen of Bangladesh;
(ii) obtained LL.B degree with 2nd class or LL.M. degree with 2nd class from
any recognized university; and
(iii) having the age not exceeding 32 years.

The assessment is primarily a process of examination in three stages.

1. Preliminary examination: The candidates must sit for a 100 marks MCQ type examination and secure at least 50 marks to sit for a written examination.

Syllabus of Preliminary examination: There is about 50 percent legal questions. The rest of the questions are asked from Bengali, English, Math, Science and Technology, Intellect, Bangladesh and International Affairs. Pass number 50 percent in MCQ examination. Each wrong answer will deduct number 0.25. Candidates who will pass the preliminary examination can only participate in written exams.

2. Written examination: The candidates who passed the preliminary examination will sit for 1000 marks written examination.

The written test will be of thousand numbers. In which Bengali will cover 100 marks, 100 in English, 50 in mathematics, 50 in daily science, 50 in Bangladesh subjects and 50 in international affairs. Subsequently, a written examination of 500 marks will be required for the written examination of the law. Among them, these questions are asked about civil laws, criminal law, constitutional matters, Muslim and family law related matters. At the end of the test number 100 optional subject matter. The written test should be 50 percent of the average. However, if you get less than 30 percent marks in any case, it will be futile.

The Mark distribution of written will be as follows:

Compulsory General Subjects

Total 400 of 1000 Marks

1. 1. General Bengali 100 Marks
2. 2. General English 100 Marks
3. 3. Bangladesh and International Affairs (50+50) 100 Marks
4. 4. Math and Science (50+50) 100 Marks

Total: 400 Marks


Compulsory Law Subjects

Total 500 of 1000 Marks

1. Laws related to Civil matters:

1.       Code of Civil Procedure 1908

2.       Specific Relief Act 1877

3.       The Limitation Act 1908

4.       The Civil Courts Act 1887

5.       The Court Fees & suit valuation Act 1887

6.       বিকল্প বিরোধ নিষ্পত্তির ধারনা ও এতদসংক্রান্ত আইন

40 marks



60 Marks


100 Marks
2. Laws related to Criminal matters:

1.       Code of Criminal Procedure 1898

2.       Penal Code 1860

3.       Special Laws

A.      The Family Courts Ordinance 1985

B.       The Arms Act 1878 

C.       The Negotiable Instrument Act 1881

D.       আইন – শৃঙ্খলা বিঘ্নকারী অপরাধ (দ্রুত বিচার) আইন ২০০২

E.       মাদকদ্রব্য নিয়ন্ত্রন আইন ১৯৯০


40 Marks

30 Marks

30 Marks







100 Marks
3. Laws related to Family matters:

1.       Muslim Law

2.       Hindu Law

3.       Other Laws (related to personal law)

A.       The Family Courts Ordinance 1985

B.       The Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961

C.       The Guardian and Wards Act 1890

D.       The Dowry Prohibition Act 1980

E.       পারিবারিক সহিংসতা (প্রতিরোধ ও সুরক্ষা) আইন ২০১০


40 Marks

20 Marks

40 Marks







100 Marks
4. Constitutional Law, General Clauses Act and Evidence Act :

1.       Constitutional Law

2.       General Clauses Act 1897

3.       Evidence Act 1872


50 Marks (for 1+2)



50 Marks

100 Marks
5. Land Law, Contract, Registration, Transfer of Property and others Law :

1.       The Transfer of Property Act 1882

2.       The Contract Act 1872

3.       The State Acquisition and Tenancy Act 1950

4.       The Non-agricultural Tenancy Act 1949

5.       The Registration Act 1908

6.       The Small Cause Court Act 1887

7.       বাড়ী ভাড়া নিয়ন্ত্রন আইন ১৯৯১

 50 Marks (for 1+2)



50 Marks
( for 3-7)

100 Marks

Total: 500 Marks


Optional Law Subjects

Anyone from the list

Total 100 of 1000 Marks

1. Law related to Women, Children, environment. etc:

1.       শিশু আইন ২০১৩

2.       নারী ও শিশু নির্যাতন দমন আইন ২০০০

3.       পরিবেশ ও আইনগত সহায়তা প্রদান সংক্রান্ত আইন




30 Marks

30 Marks

40 Marks



100 Marks
2. Anti Corruption, ICT, Human trafficking, Artho Rin . etc:

1.       দুর্নীতি দমন সংক্রান্ত আইন

2.       তথ্য ও যোগাযোগ প্রযু্ক্তি আইন ২০০৬

3.       মানব পাচার প্রতিরোধ ও দমন আইন ২০১২

4.       অর্থ ধন আদালত আইন ২০০৩

40 Marks

20 Marks

40 Marks (For 3+4)

100 Marks

Total: 100 Marks

(যেই বিষয়/ আইন গুলোর লিংক দেওয়া হয়নি সেগুলো কষ্ট করে আমাদের ওয়েব সাইটের সার্চ বারের মাধ্যমে খুজে বের করুন)

That is total 1000 Marks of written examination.

3. Viva: The candidates who secured the required score in the written examination will face viva examination.

Passed Candidates in written examination, will be called at Viva. There will be no question outside of personal and legal questions. Be confident. Every question should be answered according to the perspective of the viva board. The candidate must present himself in a decent and elegant way. Pass marks are 50 in the within 100, Merit list will be added by adding Viva and Written number and recruitment in Judicial Service Commission as Assistant Judge.


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