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Job Post: Madhya Pradesh High Court (District Legal Aid Officer)

Updated: Jun 30, 2021


District Legal Aid Officer (DLAO)

Total no of post:

14 (including reserved categories)

Who can apply:

In order to apply for this position, the candidates should possess the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Should be Indian citizen.

  2. 21 – 35 years of Age (Subject to the relaxation given in the case of ST, SCs and other backward classes, Widowed and Divorced females, Public servants etc.)

  3. LLB qualified.

Procedure to Apply:

Step 1: The Candidates are requested to go through the Official Advertisement, available here: https://mphc.gov.in/PDF/web_pdf/ME/Advertisement%20DLAO-2021.pdf

Step 2: Register yourself on the following link: https://cdn.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/772/71695/Registration.html

Step 3: After Registration you will receive a login and password, will be required to the Application form, available here: https://cdn.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/772/71695/login.html

Step 4: The candidate will find the details regarding the examination and admit card on their respective portal.

Step 5: The candidate has to appear for an Online examination. The paper will have 200 Objective-type questions, wherein 1 mark is allotted to each correct answer and .25 negative marking for incorrect answer. Candidates will be allotted 180 minutes (3 hours) to solve the paper.

Step 6: In order to Qualify for the interview process, the minimum marks will be 50% for general category candidates and 45% for the other candidate, to be acquired in the online examination. Candidates upto 3 times that of the vacancies, will be called for the interview process. The interview will be comprised of 25 marks and will be conducted in Jabalpur.

Step 7: The final selection will be done on the basis of the merit list (Including the marks obtained in Online Examination as well as Interview).

Syllabus for Online examination:

The question paper comprises of 140 Questions, based on the following:

  1. Constitution of lndia - Part-Ill : Fundamental Rights, Part-IV:Directive Principles of State Policy, Part-IVA:Fundamental Duties – 10 Questions.

  2. Civil Procedure Code-1908 - Section-89 : Settlement of Disputes Outsides the Court, Order X : Rule 1-A, Rule-B & Rule 1-C, Order XXXIII : Suits By Indigent Persons, Order XLIV : Appeals By Indigent Persons – 10 Questions

  3. Indian Penal code.1860 - Chapter-II: General Explanations Of punishments, Chapter-III: General Exceptions, Chapter-IV-Of Offenses Against The Public Tranquillity, Chapter-V: Offenses Affecting the Human Body, Chapter-XVI: Of Offenses Against Property, Chapter-XVII: Of offenses Relating to Marriage, Chapter-XX: Of cruelty By Husband or Relatives of Husband – 10 Questions

  4. Criminal procedure code,1973 - Chapter-IX, Sec.-125: Order for Maintenance of Wives, Children and Parents-Chapter-XXIA, Sec.-265A to 265L: Plea Bargaining. Chapter-XXIV, Sec.-303: Right of person Against Whom Proceedings are instituted to be Defined. Chapter-XXIV, Sec.-304: Legal Aid to Accused at State Expense in Certain Cases. Chapter-XXIV, Sec.-320(1)(2): Compounding of Offenses with MP State Amendments. Chapter-XXIV, Sec.-321: Withdrawal from Prosecution-Chapter-XXVII, Sec.-357: Order to pay Compensation. Chapter-XXVII, Sec.-357A, 3578 & 357C: MP Victim Compensation Scheme-2015,Compensation to be in addition to fine under Sec. 326A or Sec. 376D of Indian Penal Code & Treatment of Victims. – 15 Questions.

  5. Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of children) Act, 2015 – 5 questions

  6. Dowry prohibition Act, 1961 – 5 questions

  7. Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 & Rules, 2006 – 5 questions

  8. Pre-Conception and pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 5 1994 – 5 questions

  9. Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) 5 Act, 2012 – 5 questions

  10. Motor vehicle Act, 1988 Section -140,163,163A & 166 – 5 questions

  11. Family courtsAct,1984 – 5 questions

  12. Hindu Law & Muslim Law- 10 Questions

  13. The Arbitration & Conciliation Act,1996 – 5 questions

  14. Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 – 5 questions

  15. Maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens Act, 2007 – 5 questions

  16. MP Crime Victim Compensation Scheme, 2015 – 5 questions

  17. The Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 and related Rules & Regulations -The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (No. 30 of 1987), MP Legal Services Authority Rules, 1996, MP Legal Services Authority Regulations,1997, Lok Adalat Scheme,1997, Instructions to Organize Permanent and Continuous Lok Adalat Under Lok Adalat Scheme,1997, Civil Procedure, Mediation Rules, 2006, Legal Literacy Camp, Scheme 1999, Paralegal Volunteers Scheme, National Legal Services Authority (Legal Aid Clinic) Regulations, 2011, Schemes of State Legal Services Authority-Schemes of National Legal Services Authority, National Legal Services Authority (Free and Competent Legal Services) Regulations, 2010 – 30 questions

  18. General studies& Social science - 30 Questions

  19. Computer& General English -30 Questions


Rs. 56100-177500 (Level – 7 Pay Scale)

Last date to Apply

July 24, 2021

Other Details:

  • Application Fee: Rs. 923 (For General Category) and Rs. 723 (For Reserved Category and PWDs)

  • Mock Test are available for the candidates on the official website www.mphc.gov.in

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