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Syllabus for advocate examination

OFFICE OF THE BANGLADESH BAR COUNCIL
BAR COUNCIL BHABAN, RAMNA, DHAKA

 Examinations for enrolment as Advocates

SYLLABUS

Marks Distribution

Preliminary Examination (MCQ)
Total Marks-100, Time- 1 Hour

Subject Number of questions Marks Time
The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act No. V of 1908) 20 20 01 Hour

The Specific Relief Act, 1877 (Act No. I of 1877)

10 10

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act No. V of 1898)

20 20

The Penal Code (Act No. XLV of 1860)

20 20

The Evidence Act, 1872
(Act No. I of 1872)

15 15

The Limitation Act, 1908
(Act No. IX of 1908)

10 10
Professional Ethics, Bar Council Order & Rules, Legal Decisions and Reports 05 05
Total 100 100  

Written Examination

Total Marks-100,  Time- 4 Hours

Group

Subject

Number of questions to be answered

Marks

Time

 

A

(i). The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

(Act No. V of 1908)

 

Two out of three

15 x 2 =30

04 Hours

 

(ii). The Specific Relief Act, 1877

(Act No. I of 1877)

 

B

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

(Act No. V of 1898)

 

One out of two

15 x 1 =15

C

The Penal Code, 1860

(Act No. XLV of 1860)

 

One out of two

15 x 1 =15

D

The Evidence Act, 1872

(Act No. I of 1872)

 

One out of two

15 x 1 =15

E

The Limitation Act, 1908

(Act No. IX of 1908)

 

One out of two

15 x 1 =15

F

Professional Ethics, Bar Council Order & Rules, Legal Decisions and Reports

 

One out of two

10 x 1 =10

Total

 

100

 

 


Group A

(i). The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act No. V of 1908)

  • Definitions
  • Scope and application of the Code of Civil Procedure
  • Meaning of suits of civil nature
  • Jurisdiction of civil courts
  • Res judicata and Res subjudice
  • Place of suing
  • Institution of suits and proceedings
  • Parties to suits
  • Pleadings and amendment of pleadings
  • Plaint
  • Written statement and set off
  • Summons
  • Discovery and inspection
  • Appearance and Non‑appearance of parties
  • Examination of parties
  • Admissions, production, impounding and return of documents
  • Settlement of issues and disposal of suits
  • Adjournments
  • Hearing of the suit and examination of witnesses
  • Affidavits
  • Interim Orders: Arrest and attachment before judgment, Appointment of receiver, Temporary injunctions, Commission, Security for costs
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation, Arbitration and Mediation in appeal   
  • Transfer of suits
  • Suits in particular Cases: Suits by and against government or public officers, Suits by and against aliens and foreign rulers, Suits by or against corporations, Suits by or against trustees, executors and administrators, Suits by or against minors and lunatics, Suits relating to public nuisance, Suits relating to public charities
  • Various kindsof Suits: Representative Suit, Inter-pleader Suit, Pauper suit, Money Suit, Title Suit etc.
  • Withdrawal and compromise of suits
  • Death, marriage and insolvency of parties
  • Suits involving interpretation of the Constitution
  • Judgement and decree
  • Execution of decree
  • Appeal
  • Review
  • Revision
  • Reference
  • Restitution
  • Inherent power of the courts

 

(ii). The Specific Relief Act, 1877 (Act No. I of 1877)

  • Specific Relief how given
  • Nature of preventative relief
  • Recovery of Possession of Property
  • Specific performance of contracts
  • Rescission of contracts
  • Rectification of the instruments
  • Cancellation of the instruments
  • Declaratory decrees
  • Injunction: Temporary and Perpetual Injunction­, when such injunctions are granted and when refused; provisions relating to mandatory Injunction.

 

Group B

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act No. V of 1898)

  • Definitions
  • Constitution and powers of criminal courts
  • Information of offence
  • Arrest, escape and retaking
  • Temporary order in urgent cases
  • Security for keeping the peace and for good behaviour
  • Dispute as to immovable property
  • Processes to compel appearance
  • Processes to compel the production of documents
  • Prevention of offences
  • Information to the police and their powers to investigate
  • Diary of proceedings in investigation and Report of police officer
  • Proceedings in prosecutions: the jurisdiction of the criminal courts in inquiries and trials
  • Complaints to Magistrates & commencement of proceedings
  • Trial of cases by magistrates
  • Summary trial
  • Trial before the courts of sessions
  • General provisions as to inquiries and trials
  • Procedure in cases mentioned in section 195
  • Bail, bailable offence and non‑bailable offences
  • Compoundable offences and non-compoundable offences 
  • Transfer of cases
  • Special proceedings
  • Supplementary provisions regarding public prosecutor
  • Commission for the examination of witnesses
  • Trial in absentia
  • Directions of the nature of a habeas corpus
  • Inherent power of High Court Division
  • Appeal
  • Reference
  • Revision

 

Group C

The Penal Code (Act No. XLV of 1860)

  • Essential elements of an offence
  • General explanations  
  • Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention
  • Abetment
  • Punishment: its objectives and limits
  • General exceptions
  • Criminal conspiracy
  • Offences against the state
  • Offences against the public tranquility
 
 
 
 
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