The Delhi Judiciary Services Exam is one of the most competitive exams in India. Every year, thousands of candidates appear for the exam in the hope of becoming a judge. To be eligible to appear for the exam, candidates must have a law degree from a recognized university. The exam is conducted by the Delhi High Court and is open to all Indian citizens who have a law degree from a recognized university. The selection process for the exam is based on two rounds - a written examination and an interview.
Candidates who clear the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam will be appointed as judicial officers in the Delhi High Court and subordinate courts. The job role of a judicial officer includes presiding over court proceedings, hearing cases, and delivering judgments. They also have to perform administrative duties such as maintaining court records and managing staff.
In this blog post, we will take a look at everything you need to know about the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam, including the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and selection process. We will also provide some tips on how to prepare for the exam.
|Exam name||Delhi Judicial Service Examination|
|Conducting Body||Delhi High Court|
|Age limit||Not more than 32 years of age|
|Fees||Rs 1000 for the general category
Rs 200 for reserved category
|Qualification||Candidate must be a citizen of India
Candidate must either be a practicing Advocate or must be qualified to be an Advocate under the Advocate Act 1961
Candidate must be under 32 years of age (reserved candidates are eligible for relaxation)
|DJS Vacancy||To Be Announced|
The important exam dates have been released the candidates, take a look at it -
|Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2024 Notification||Not yet announced|
|Delhi Judicial Services 2024 Registration Date||March 2024 (Expected)|
|DJS Exam Fees Payment 2024||Not yet announced|
|Delhi Judicial Services 2024 Prelims admit card||Not yet announced)|
|DJS Prelims exam 2024||Not yet announced|
|Delhi Judicial Services 2024 Answer Key||Not yet announced)|
|Delhi Judicial Services Prelims Result 2024||Not yet announced)|
|DJS 2024 Mains admit card||Not yet announced)|
|Delhi Judicial Services Mains exam 2024||Not yet announced)|
|Delhi Judicial Services Mains result 2024||Not yet announced)|
|DJS Viva Voce Admit Card 2024||Not yet announced)|
|Delhi Judicial Services 2024 Viva Voce||Not yet announced)|
|Delhi Judicial Services Exam Final Result 2024||Not yet announced)|
The eligibility criteria for the Delhi Judiciary Examination in 2024 are as follows, as outlined in the official notification:
These eligibility criteria are essential for prospective candidates considering participation in the Delhi Judiciary Examination. Please refer to the official notification for any additional details or updates.
The written examination will consist of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Both papers will be objective type and will be held on the same day. Paper I will be for 200 marks and Paper II will be for 100 marks. The duration of each paper is 3 hours. There will also be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both papers.
Paper I – This paper will test the candidate’s knowledge of law, general awareness, and logical reasoning. It will consist of 100 questions and each question will carry 2 marks.
Paper II – This paper will test the candidate’s English language skills including comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, etc. It will consist of 50 questions and each question will carry 2 marks.
|Examination||Exam Type||Duration Time||No.of Questions||Marks|
|Preliminary Examination||Objective||2 Hours||150||150|
|Mains Examination (Paper I)||Descriptive||2 Hours||20||250|
|Mains Examination (Paper II)||Descriptive||3 Hours||20||200|
|Mains Examination (Paper III)||Descriptive||3 Hours||20||200|
|Mains Examination (Paper IV)||Descriptive||3 Hours||20||200|
|Viva – Voce||150|
Delhi Judiciary preliminary Exam Pattern, the marking scheme is explained in the below table:
|Correctly Answered Question||+1 mark|
|Wrongly Answered Question||- 0.25 marks|
|Unanswered/ Unattempted Question||No marks|
The Delhi Judiciary Notification for the year 2024 has outlined specific cutoff percentages for various stages of the selection process. Here are the details:
Delhi Judiciary Prelims Cutoff:
Delhi Judicial Mains Exam Cutoff:
Candidates Declared Successful in DJS Mains:
Viva Voce Cutoff:
Final Selection Determination:
These cutoff percentages are crucial benchmarks for candidates aspiring to join the Delhi Judiciary in 2024. It's important to refer to the official notification for any further details or updates
|Delhi Judiciary Mains||General||40% (individual paper)
|Reserved||35% (individual paper)
|Delhi Judiciary Viva Voce||General||55%|
Last year, the High Court of Delhi announced 123 vacancies (55 Existing and 68 Anticipated) for civil judge posts.The below table explains the Delhi Judiciary Vacancy for different categories.
|Category||Number of Vacancies|
|General||To Be Announced|
|SC||To Be Announced|
|ST||To Be Announced|
Out of the 123 vacancies above, the reservation for the PwD category shall be as given in the table below:
|PwD (Blind and Low Vision)||To Be Announced|
|PwD (one arm, one leg, both legs, leprosy cured, dwarfism, and acid attack victims)||To Be Announced|
|PwD (Specific Learning Disability) and PwD (Multiple Disabilities involving blindness and low vision, one arm, one leg, both legs, leprosy cured, dwarfism and acid attack, and specific learning)||To Be Announced|
|Total||To Be Announced|
The Delhi Judicial Services 2024 Exam fee can be either paid through Debit Card or Internet Banking, and there is no offline mode of payment.
To ace the Delhi Judiciary Services Examination, candidates must keep the following tips in mind: