Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023 – Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Delhi Judicial Services Exam Overview
The High Court of Delhi organizes the annual Delhi Judicial Service Exam to appoint Civil Judges. Eligible candidates can apply online to fill vacancies in the Delhi Judicial Service through a three-stage examination process:
- Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination
- Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination
Candidates who qualify in the Main Examination move on to the viva voce phase. Successful candidates in the viva voce phase are chosen for positions within the High Court of Delhi.
About Judiciary (PCS-J) Exam
The Judiciary exam, also known as the PCS (J) or Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Examination, serves as the entry-level examination for law graduates aspiring to become members of the subordinate judiciary. These appointments are made by the state government under the supervision of the respective high court. The selection of members for the subordinate judiciary is primarily based on their performance in the Judiciary exam.
|Citizenship||Must be a citizen of India.|
|Qualification||Must be an Advocate in India or qualified under Advocates Act, 1961.|
|Maximum Age||Not more than 32 years.|
|Age Relaxation||Up to 5 years for SC/ST candidates, up to 10 years for General category disabled candidates, and up to 15 years for SC/ST category disabled candidates.|
Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination
|Type||Objective with 25% negative marking|
|Qualifying Marks||60% for General, 55% for Reserved Categories (SC, ST, and Persons with Disability)|
|Selection for||Main Examination|
|Main Exam Marks||Not counted in the final order of merit|
|Application Form Opening for Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023||07th November 2023|
|Application Form Deadline for Delhi Judicial Services Exam||22nd November 2023|
|Delhi Judicial Services Prelims Exam Date 2023||10th December 2023 (11 AM to 1:30 PM)|
|Delhi Judicial Services Mains Exam Admit Card Release||To Be Notified|
|Delhi Judicial Services Mains Exam Date||To Be Notified|
|Delhi Judicial Services Mains Exam Result||To Be Notified|
|Delhi Judicial Services Exam Result||To Be Notified|
Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023 Syllabus
The Preliminary Examination consists of one paper with multiple-choice questions on the following subjects:
- General legal knowledge
- Candidate’s power of expression
- Flair in English
- Knowledge of objective-type legal problems and their solutions
Main Examination (Written)
The Main Examination covers the following subjects, each with its respective marks:
- General Legal Knowledge and Language – 250 marks
- Civil Law-I – 200 marks
- Civil Law-II – 200 marks
- Criminal Law – 200 marks
General Legal Knowledge and Language (Paper I)
- Section I: General Legal Knowledge – 100 marks
- Section II: Language (Essay, Translation, and Precis Writing) – 150 marks
Civil Law-I (Paper II)
- Includes various acts and laws related to civil matters (200 marks).
Civil Law-II (Paper III)
- Covers the Code of Civil Procedure, the Indian Evidence Act, and other related laws (200 marks).
Criminal Law (Paper IV)
- Encompasses the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Penal Code, and other criminal laws (200 marks).
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