Marks Distribution and Syllabus for Enrolment Exam in Bangladesh

Detailed Syllabus for the Enrollment Exam as Advocate at Bangladesh Bar Council

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Examination For Enrolment As Advocate
MCQ Examination – 100 Marks
Written Examination – 100 Marks
Marks Distribution
Preliminary Examination (MCQ)
Total Marks -100, Time- 1 Hour
Group
Subject
Number of Questions
Marks
Time
A
(i)
The Code of Civil Procedure 1908
20
20
01
Hour
(ii)
The Specific Relief Act 1877
10
10
B
The Code of Criminal Procedure 1898
20
20
C
The Penal Code 1860
20
20
D
The Evidence Act 1872
15
15
E
The Limitation Act 1908
10
10
F
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
Marks
Time
A
(i)
The Code of Civil Procedure 1908
2 out of 3
15 x 2= 30
04
Hours
(ii)
The Specific Relief Act 1877
B
The Code of Criminal Procedure 1898
1 out of 2
15 x 1= 15
C
The Penal Code 1860
1 out of 2
15 x 1= 15
D
The Evidence Act 1872
1 out of 2
15 x 1= 15
E
The Limitation Act 1908
1 out of 2
15 x 1= 15
F
Professional Ethics,Bar Council Order & Rules,
Legal Decisions and Reports.
1 out of 2
10 x 1 = 10
Total
100
100
Detail Syllabus:
Group – A (i)
The Code of Civil Procedure 1908
MCQ – 20 QuestionsWritten– 2 out of 3 Qs.
MCQ – 20 MarksWritten – 30 Marks
  • ·        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 kinds of 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
  • ·        Judgment and decree
  • ·        Execution of decree
  • ·        Appeal
  • ·        Review
  • ·        Revision
  • ·        Reference
  • ·        Restitution
  • ·        Inherent power of the courts
Group – A (ii)
The Specific Relief Act 1877
MCQ– 10 Questions
Written– 2 out of 3 Qs
MCQ– 10 Marks
Written– 30 Marks
  • 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
MCQ– 20 Questions
Written– 1 out of 2 Qs.
MCQ– 20 Marks
Written– 15 Marks
  • ·        Definitions
  • ·        Constitution and powers of criminal courts
  • ·        Information of offence v
  • ·        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 10 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 Com! Division
  • ·        Appeal
  • ·        Reference
  • ·        Revision
Group – C
The Penal Code 1860
MCQ– 20 Questions
Written– 1 out of 2 Qs.
MCQ– 20 Marks
Written– 15 Marks
  • ·        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
  • ·        Offences by or relating to public servants
  • ·        Contempt of the lawful authority of public servants
  • ·        False evidence and offences against public justice
  • ·        Offences relating to coin and government        stamps
  • ·        Offences relating to weight and measures
  • ·        Offences affecting the public health, safety, convenience decency and morals.
  • ·        Offences affecting the human body
  • ·        Criminal intimidation
  • ·        Offences against property
  • ·        Offences relating to Documents and to trade or property marks; Offences relating to marriage
  • ·        Defamation
  • ·        Attempts to commit offences
Group – D
The Evidence Act, 1872
MCQ – 15 Questions
Written– 1 out of 2 Qs.
MCQ – 15 Marks
Written– 15 Marks
  • ·        Interpretation clause
  • ·        Facts in issue and relevancy of facts
  • ·        Admission and confession
  • ·        Statements by persons who cannot be called as witnesses
  • ·        Statements made under special circumstances
  • ·        Oral evidence
  • ·        Documentary evidence
  • ·        Public documents and private documents
  • ·        Presumption as to documents
  • ·        Exclusion of oral evidence by documentary evidence
  • ·        Production and effect of evidence
  • ·        Burden of proof
  • ·        Estoppel
  • ·        Witnesses, Examination of witnesses
  • ·        Role of judges in adversarial system and inquisitorial system.
Group – E
The Limitation Act, 1908
MCQ – 10 Questions
Written– 1 out of 2 Qs.
MCQ – 10 Marks
Written– 15 Marks
  • ·        Objects, interpretation and application of the Limitation Act, 1908
  • ·        Definitions
  • ·        Limitation of suits, appeals and applications
  • ·        Legal disability
  • ·        Computation of period of limitation
  • ·        Grounds of extension and exemption of period of limitation
  • ·        Suspension of limitation
  • ·        Waiver of limitation
  • ·        Effect of fraud and acknowledgment of Limitation
  • ·        Effect of payment
  • ·        Exclusion of time in legal proceedings
  • ·        Continuing breaches and wrongs
  • ·        Adverse possession
  • ·        Acquisition of right to easements
  • ·        The First Schedule (Description of suit, appeal and application, Period of limitation, Time from which period begins to run)
Group – F
Professional Ethics, Bar Council Order & Rules, Legal Decisions and Reports
MCQ – 5 Questions
Written– 1 out of 2 Qs.
MCQ – 5 Marks
Written– 10 Marks
  • ·        Legal profession and social responsibilities
  • ·        Lawyers and public interest
  • ·        Confidentiality, transparency and accountability of a Lawyer Oath of an Advocate
  • ·        Canons of Professional Conduct and Etiquette
  • ·        Composition and functions of the Bangladesh Bar Council
  • ·        Difference between Bar Council & Bar Association
  • ·        Constitution, jurisdiction and procedure of Bangladesh Bar Council Tribunal
  • ·        The Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Rules, 1972
  • ·        Legal decisions and law reports