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 29-Jul-2023

Introduction

The Delhi Judicial Service Exam is conducted every year for the recruitment of Civil Judges by the Delhi High Court.

Highlights of the Delhi Judicial Services

Examination name Delhi Judicial Services
Conducting Body Delhi High Court
Stages Preliminary, Mains and Interview

Basic Eligibility

  • A person appearing for the exam must be a citizen of India
  • He must be practicing as an Advocate in India or a person qualified to be admitted as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961.
  • He must not be more than 32 years of age as on the specific date mentioned in the official exam advertisement for the year.

In the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribes, the upper age limit is relax able by 5 years. The upper age limit is also relax able maximum by 5 years in the case of Ex-Serviceman who have rendered at least 5 years military service.

Preliminary Exam

Mode of Exam Objective
Subjects General Knowledge and Law
No. Of questions 200
Negative Marking 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

The Preliminary Examination will be a screening test of qualifying nature and will consist of one paper of multiple-choice questions carrying maximum of 200 marks. Only those who score more than 60% in the Preliminary exam will be shortlisted for the Mains examination.

In the preliminary examination questions on general legal knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering:

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

Mains Exam

Paper I

(GK and Language)

250 Marks

    • Current Affairs
    • General Knowledge
    • Essay
    • Translation
    • Precise Writing

  The candidate will be given two passages for translating

  from English to Hindi and Hindi to English.

Paper II

(Civil Law I)

200 Marks

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

Paper III

(Civil Law II)

200 Marks

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

Paper IV

(Criminal Law)

200 Marks

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

      Interview 

      • Candidates who qualify in the Mains exam will be eligible for the interview round. The interview will be held for 150 marks.
      • Only those who will score a minimum of 40% marks in each written paper and 50% marks in the aggregate (general category) will be called for viva-voce.
      • The minimum qualifying percentage for SC/ST/PwD category is 35%. If you belong to the reserved category, you must secure at least 45% marks to be eligible for the final selection.
      • The authorities will add marks secured in the main examination and viva-voce to calculate the aggregate for the final merit list.