Delhi Judiciary Exam 2024


Delhi Judiciary Exam 2024

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 Judiciary Notification 2024- Overview

Particulars Details
Exam name Delhi Judicial Service Examination
Conducting Body Delhi High Court
Website delhihighcourt.nic.in
Application mode Online
Stages Preliminary Examination
Main Examination
Viva Voce
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)
Exam mode Offline
DJS Vacancy To Be Announced
 

Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2024: Important Dates

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

Events Dates
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)
 

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

The eligibility criteria for the Delhi Judiciary Examination in 2024 are as follows, as outlined in the official notification:
 

Citizenship Requirement:

  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
 

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates should either be practicing as an Advocate in India or meet the qualifications necessary for admission as an advocate under the Advocate Act of 1961.
 

Age Limit:

  • Applicants must not exceed 32 years of age as of January 1st in the year of application.
  • Reserved category candidates are eligible for certain age relaxation benefits.
 

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.

 

 

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 2024: Exam Syllabus

 

Preliminary Examination

  • General Knowledge
  • Aptitude
  • 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, 1872
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Limitation Act, 1963;
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences 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 2024

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 Notification- Cut-off Percentage

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:

  • General Candidates: A minimum of 60% is required to qualify.
  • Reserved Candidates: A minimum of 55% is necessary to qualify.
 

Delhi Judicial Mains Exam Cutoff:

  • General Candidates: To pass, individuals must score at least 40% on each individual paper and achieve an aggregate of at least 50%.
  • Reserved Candidates: For candidates in reserved categories, the minimum percentage required for individual papers is 35%, and the minimum aggregate is 45%.
 

Candidates Declared Successful in DJS Mains:

  • The number of candidates declared successful in the Delhi Judicial Service (DJS) Mains will be limited to no more than 10 times the number of available vacancies.
 

Viva Voce Cutoff:

  • General Candidates: To be considered successful in the Viva Voce (interview), general category candidates should obtain at least 50%.
  • Reserved Candidates: Reserved category candidates need to achieve at least 45% in the Viva Voce.
 

Final Selection Determination:

  • The final selection of candidates will be based on the aggregate score of the Mains and Viva Voce.
 

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

 

 
Exam Category Cutoff
Preliminary Examination General 60%
Reserved 55%
Delhi Judiciary Mains General 40% (individual paper)
50% (aggregate)
Reserved 35% (individual paper)
45% (aggregate)
Delhi Judiciary Viva Voce General 55%
Reserved 45%
 

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
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:

 
Category Vacancies
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
 

Delhi Judiciary Application Fee 2024

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.

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

Delhi Judicial Services Admit Card 2024

 
  • 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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