Delhi Judiciary Services Exam 2023 : Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card & Result


Delhi Judiciary Services Exam 2023 : Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card & Result

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.

 

Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023: Important Dates

The important exam dates have been released the candidates, take a look at it -

Events Dates
Publication of Vacancies for the Post Not yet announced
Publication of official notification March 2023 (Expected)
Release of application form Not yet announced
Date of issuing of admit card Not yet announced)
Date of examination Not yet announced
Date of results declaration Not yet announced)
 

Delhi Judiciary Services Exam: Eligibility, Pattern, & Selection Process

 

» Eligibility criteria for the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam

 

The Delhi High Court has released the notification for the Delhi Judicial Services Examination 2023. The recruitment will be done to fill up 50 vacancies in the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division). The selection of the candidates will be done through a written examination followed by an interview.

The eligible candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized University/Institution. They must also be enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi or any other State Bar Council in India. The age limit for the examination is 35 years.

 

Exam pattern for the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam

 

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 Judicial Services Exam 2023: Exam Syllabus

 

Preliminary Examination

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • English Language
  • The Constitution of India
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), 2012
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015
 

Mains Examination

 

Paper I: General Knowledge & Language (Marks – 250)

  • Section I: (100 marks)
    • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
    • Current Legal Affairs

  • Section II: (150 Marks)
    • Language
    • Essay Writing
    • Precis Writing
    • Translation
 

Paper II: Civil Law I (Marks – 200)

  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Hindu Law; Mohammaden Law
  • The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958
  • Law of Torts
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994
  • The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015.
 

Paper III: Civil Law II (Marks – 200)

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Registration Act, 1908
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999
  • The Copyright Act, 1957
 

Paper IV: Criminal Law (Marks – 200)

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
 

Delhi Judiciary Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme 2023

Delhi Judiciary preliminary Exam Pattern, the marking scheme is explained in the below table:

 
Question Marks
Correctly Answered Question +1 mark
Wrongly Answered Question - 0.25 marks
Unanswered/ Unattempted Question No marks
 

Preliminary Examination

 
  1. The Prelims Question Paper Examination shall consist of Objective type questions.

  2. There will be 150 questions for 150 marks (1mark Each) with negative marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer.

  3. Time Duration shall be 2 hours to attempt the paper.

  4. Candidates qualifying the Prelims Exams shall be eligible to appear for Mains Examination.

  5. The minimum Qualifying marks for Prelims Examination for General Category is 60% & for the Reserved Categories is 55%.
 

Mains Examination

 
  1. Mains Examination consists of four papers & shall be conducted in descriptive answer writing format with 2 hours allotted for Paper Iwhile 3 hours are allotted for Paper II, Paper III & Paper IV.

  2. The Paper I of Mains Examination shall consist of 250 Marks while Paper II, Paper III, Paper IV shall consist of 200 Marks (Each).

  3. The four question papers of Mains Exam shall consist of:
    1. Paper I: General Knowledge & language

    2. Paper II: Civil Law I

    3. Paper III: Civil Law II

    4. Paper IV: Criminal Law

  4. The Minimum qualifying Marks for Mains Examination for General Category is 40% for each Paper & for the reserved categories is 35% for each paper.
 

Delhi Judiciary Vacancy List

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 Total
Existing Anticipated
General 24 62 86
SC 03 05 08
ST 28 01 29
Total 55 68 123
 

Out of the 123 vacancies above, the reservation for the PwD category shall be as given in the table below:

 
Category Vacancies
PwD (Blind and Low Vision) 4
PwD (one arm, one leg, both legs, leprosy cured, dwarfism, and acid attack victims) 3
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) 3
Total 10
 

Delhi Judiciary Application Fee 2023

The Delhi Judicial Services 2023 Exam fee can be either paid through Debit Card or Internet Banking, and there is no offline mode of payment.

 
Category Application Fee
General Rs 1000/-
Reserved Rs 200/-
 

Delhi Judicial Services Admit Card 2023

 
  • The admit card is only released on the official website of DJS Recruitment by the High Court of Delhi.

  • Admit card is not sent via post, courier, or newspaper.

  • To download the admit card, you must go to the official website and click on the link that displays the admit card.

  • After the link opens, you are requested to submit the required details.

  • More than one copy of the admit card must be kept for safety purposes.

  • It is advisable to ensure that the admit card remains undamaged throughout the procedure.

How to Prepare for the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam

To ace the Delhi Judiciary Services Examination, candidates must keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Firstly, go through the eligibility criteria and selection process thoroughly to ensure that you are eligible and aware of the various stages of the examination.

  2. Secondly, familiarize yourself with the syllabus and exam pattern. Knowing what topics will be covered in the examination will help you focus your preparation better.

  3. Thirdly, create a study plan and stick to it religiously. Make sure to include ample time for revision so that you can go through your entire syllabus at least once before the examination date.

  4. Fourthly, solve as many mock tests and previous year's question papers as possible. This will give you an idea of the type of questions that are likely to be asked in the examination, as well as help you improve your problem-solving skills and speed.

  5. Lastly, stay positive and confident throughout your preparation journey. Believe in yourself and your ability to crack this exam!
 

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