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.
The important exam dates have been released the candidates, take a look at it -
|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)|
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.
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|
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|
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)||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|
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.
To ace the Delhi Judiciary Services Examination, candidates must keep the following tips in mind: