Delhi Judicial Service 2020 : Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card & Result

Delhi Judicial Service 2020 : Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card & Result

The Delhi High Court conducts an annual examination to select candidates for Civil Judge Post. The Delhi Judicial Service Exam takes place in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Viva Voce. Candidates who will qualify for the prelims & main will be called to the Interview round (Viva Voce). The preliminary examination is an objective-based test while the main exam is descriptive type.

The Delhi Judicial Service 2020 exam will be held in September 2020 and the online application will release one month prior to the examination. But for the official notification candidate must check the official website

The article covers the important details of the Delhi Judicial Service exam. Check below the exam date, pay scale, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, result, application process and etc.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Important Dates

Below are the important dates for Delhi Judicial Service Exam in tabular form:

Event Date (Tentative)
Online Application Begins August 2020
Online Application Last Date  September 2020
Delhi Judicial Services Prelims Examination September 2020

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Pay Scale

Pay Scale: Rs 27,700 - 44,700.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate applying for DJS exam should be the citizen of India.
  • A candidate is either be a practicing advocate in India or qualified to be admitted as an advocate under the 1961 Advocates Act.
  • The candidate age should be 32 years or below.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Application Process

Aspiring candidates can submit the application online in specified format on the official website - Candidates are recommended to fill out the application form by going through the Delhi Judicial Service Exam notification. After that they will be able to fill out the form, upload the scanned photo, sign and submit the application. Candidates have to ensure that they take a print out of the application form and retain it for future reference. There is no need to send the application form's printout to the High Court of Delhi.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Application Fee

The application fee for the Delhi Judicial Service Exam varies for different categories, for candidates of the General Category Rs. 1000/-and for other reserved category Rs. 200/-. The application fee is payable via Debit Card or Internet Banking.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Admit Card

The admit card for Delhi Judicial Service Exam will be released by the Delhi High Court, eligible candidates can download it from their official website. It will not be sent through any mail or courier. Below are the steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the 'Admit Card' link.
  • Enter your Application Details (Registration No. & DOB).
  • Check Admit Card.
  • Take a print out to carry it in the examination hall.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam Pattern

The Delhi Judicial Service Examination has been conducted in three stages - Prelims, Mains & Viva Voice. The preliminary exam is an objective test consisting of multiple choice questions (MCQs) whereas the Main exam is held in a descriptive format. Check below the detailed exam pattern:

Delhi Judicial Service Prelims Exam Pattern

Particular Description
Mode of Exam Multiple Choice Type
Subjects General Knowledge and Law
Total Questions 200
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer

Delhi Judicial Service Main Exam Pattern
The test pattern of Mains exam for Delhi Judicial Service is mentioned in tabular form:

Sections Subjects Maximum Marks
I General Knowledge and Language 250
II Civil Law-I 200
III Civil Law-II 200
IV Criminal Law 200

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Syllabus

Delhi Judicial Service Prelims Syllabus
General knowledge
Candidate’s power of expression
Constitution of India
Code of Civil Procedure
Code of Criminal Procedure
Indian Penal Code
Contract Act
Partnership Act
Principles Governing Arbitration Law
Evidence Act Specific Relief Act
Limitation Act

Delhi Judicial Service Mains Syllabus

The Main Examination is a written test that consists of the following subjects:

Sections Subjects
General Knowledge & Language This section will check your awareness and language skills. It covers Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Essay Translation and Precis Writing.

The candidate will be asked to translate the multiple passages, one from English to Hindi (in Devnagri Script) and the other needs to be translated from Hindi to English.
Civil Law - I This section consists of questions that are based on the Indian Contract Act, Indian Sales of Goods Act, Indian Partnership Act, Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law, Delhi Rent Control Act and Law of Torts.
Civil Law - II Civil Procedure Code, Law of Evidence, Law of Limitation & Law of Registration.
Criminal Law It covers questions from the Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Evidence Act & Indian Penal Code.

Viva Voce (Interview)

Viva Voice is an Interview round carrying 150 marks. Those candidates who have scored 40% marks in the Written paper (Mains exam) and 50% in aggregate are eligible for Viva-voce. For reserved category candidates such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision), the qualifying marks will be 35% in each written paper and 45% marks in aggregate.

Candidates of the general category have to secure at least 50% marks and the reserved category needs to get 45% marks in Viva Voce round to qualify for the selection process.

Delhi Judicial Service Result 2020

The Delhi Court will announce the result of Preliminary examination and Main examination in separate. The final merit list of qualified candidates will release on Delhi High Court's official website. Marks secured in the Main Examination (Written) are applied to the marks scored in Viva or interview round thus the rank of the candidates depends on the total aggregate marks. The marks obtained by candidates in the Preliminary Examination (Objective Type Exam) will not be considered for the purpose of determining the final merit list.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam Cutoff 2020

The Cutoff depends on the results of candidates, the higher the score, the higher the cutoff for selection. Candidates must therefore qualify for the preliminary examination and then pass the main exam with 50 percent aggregate marks and 40 percent marks for each of the four papers. Candidates of reserved category will get relaxation of 5% marks. The final stage is to clear the Viva Voce Round to qualify with minimum marks of 50% and 45% for the reserved category. The selection of the candidate will be determined by the aggregate of the marks obtained in both the Viva and the written exam.


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