Delhi Judicial Service Recruitment Notification 2023

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Delhi Judicial Service Recruitment Notification 2023

The Delhi High Court has issued a notification for Delhi Judicial Services Examination 2023 on their official website. The court has issued the notification for a total of 53 vacancies (44 existing and 09 anticipated) in the Delhi Judicial Service.

Find out about exam dates, eligibility requirements, the selection process, and exam format so you can get a complete understanding of the recruitment process.

Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2023 - Overview

The Delhi Judicial Service Exam is administered by the High Court of Delhi, which allows law students to become civil judges in Delhi. The examination is divided into three sections: the preliminary, the mains, and the viva voce. Only those who score higher than the cut-off in the preliminary examination will be considered for the next two phases of the examination. 

Check all the details about this recruitment drive by the HC of Delhi in the table given below:

DJS Examination 2023 - Important Details

Exam Conducting Organisation

High Court of Delhi

Exam Name

Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2023

Post Name

Civil Judge (Junior Division)

Vacancies

53

Application Dates

7 November to 22 November 2023

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

Prelims - Offline (Objective)

Mains - Offline (Descriptive)

Job Location

Delhi 

Selection Process

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Viva Voce (Interview)

Important Dates for Delhi HC DJS Examination 2023

In the table below, you will find all the relevant dates of the Delhi High Court recruitment process for the DJS Examination:

Event 

Date

Notification Released on

06-11-2023

Application Starting Date

07-11-2023 (1000 hours)

Last date to apply

22-11-2023 (1730 hours)

Last date to submit the application fee  

22-11-2023 (1730 hours)

DJS Prelims Exam Date

10-12-2023

D.J.S. Prelims Result 

To be notified

D.J.S. Mains Exam  

To be notified

D.J.S. Mains Result 

To be notified

D.J.S. Interview

To be notified

D.J.S. Final Result 

To be notified

Important Links for Delhi Judicial Service Recruitment 2023

According to the notification, the Preliminary Examination for Delhi Judicial Service is scheduled for 10 December 2023, and the admit card for the same will be available on the official website of the court shortly.  Those who have been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process for the Delhi HC DJS Exam 2023 can utilize the following links to obtain any information:

Official Website 

delhihighcourt.nic.in 

Official Notification PDF

Click Here 

Instructions for DJS Examination 

Click Here 

Delhi Judicial Service Rules, 1970

Click Here 

Apply Link

examinationservices.nic.in 

DJS Prelims Admit Card

Available soon

Prelims Result

Available soon

DJS Mains Admit Card

Available soon

DJS Result

Available soon

Delhi Judicial Service Vacancy 2023

A total of 53 vacancies for the Delhi Judicial Services Exam have been announced by Delhi HC this year. The category-wise bifurcation of DJS vacancies is as follows:

Category

Vacancy

General

34

SC

05

ST

14

Total

53

Note: Out of the total vacancies, 09 vacancies are reserved for the PwD candidates.

Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2023 - Eligibility Criteria

As the registration process will be strictly governed by the court’s requirements, applicants should carefully review the Delhi Judicial Service Eligibility Criteria. When a candidate registers for the exam, even though they are not eligible, they will be declared ineligible for the exam. The following eligibility conditions should, therefore, be carefully reviewed by candidates.

  1. Nationality

A candidate must be an Indian citizen to be eligible to apply for the post of Civil Judge through the Delhi Judicial Services Examination. Any candidate with a foreign nationality cannot apply for the abovementioned post.

  1. Age Limits

The candidates must not have attained the age of 32 years on 01 January 2023. Candidates from certain categories are permitted a relaxation in the upper age limit; see the table below for further information:

Category

Relaxation in Upper Age

SC/ST

5 years

Ex-Servicemen

5 years

PwD (Identified Disabilities)

  • General - 10 years
  • SC/ST - 15 years
  1. Educational Qualification

An advocate practicing in India or a Law graduate who is eligible to be admitted as an advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961

Delhi HC Judiciary Services Application Process 2023

Candidates interested in applying for the Delhi Judicial Services Recruitment 2023 can do so on the official website of the Delhi Judicial Services by following the steps mentioned below. 

Step 1: Candidates are required to visit the Delhi High Court’s official website.

Step 2: Navigate to the Public Notice Section to Apply for the Delhi Judicial Services Examination.

Step 3: When you click on the Apply Now link, the application window will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Register yourself first by providing the required information.

Step 5: Now, login with the Application Number and Password. 

Step 6: Fill out the application form carefully and upload the required documents in the prescribed format 

Step 7: After checking all the details you have entered proceed to pay the Application Fees. 

Step 8: For future reference, download and print a copy of the Delhi Judicial Recruitment final Application Form. 

Application Fee

Candidates must pay the application fee according to the category to which they belong. The application fees for all category candidates are as follows:

Category

Application Fee

General

Rs. 1500

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe and Person with Disabilities (identified disabilities) of 40% or more

Rs. 400

Fee can be paid online through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI/Internet Banking.

Delhi Judicial Services Selection Process 2023

The High Court of Delhi’s Selection Process for  Delhi Judicial Services Recruitment consists of three stages. Candidates will be considered eligible for the next stages of the examination only if they secure minimum qualifying marks decided by the court. Read on to know about all three stages of the DJS Selection Process.

  • Stage 1 Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination for Delhi Judicial Service will be a qualifying screening exam consisting of one paper of multiple choice questions with a maximum of 200 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary examination for the general category candidates will be 60% and 55% for the reserved categories, which include Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Persons with Disabilities. 

Note:

The preliminary examination marks secured by the candidates shortlisted for the Mains Examination (Written) will not be added to the final merit list. 

  • Stage 2 Mains Examination

The Delhi Judicial Service's second level is the Mains Examination (Written), which selects applicants for the Viva-Voce. The Mains (written) exam will be of 850 marks and will consist of four compulsory papers. 

  • Stage 3 Viva Voce

Viva-Voce will be worth 150 marks.  Candidates from the general category must secure a minimum of 40% in each mains exam paper and 50% in the aggregate, while candidates from the reserved categories, i.e., Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Persons with Disabilities, must secure a minimum of 35% marks in each written paper and 45% in the aggregate in the Mains (Written) Examination. 

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Pattern 2023

You must acquire the minimum qualifying marks in the first two phases of the DJS examination to be qualified for the final interview round. The Delhi HC Judicial Services test format is detailed below for both the Prelims and Mains.

DJS Prelims Exam Pattern

  • There will be one paper having objective-type legal questions.
  • The exam will be conducted offline (OMR-based).
  • There will be a negative marking of 25% marks for each wrong answer.

Subject

Maximum Marks

Exam duration

General Legal Knowledge and Aptitude

200

150 minutes

(2 hours and 30 minutes)

DJS Mains Exam Pattern

  • There will be four descriptive papers in this examination.
  • The exam will be conducted offline.
  • There will not be any negative marking in this examination.

Subject 

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Legal Knowledge & Language

250

3 hours

Civil Law I

200

3 hours

Civil Law II

200

3 hours

Criminal Law

200

3 hours

Total

850

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Delhi Judicial Service Exam Syllabus 2023

Delhi Judicial Services Syllabus is comprehensive, allowing students to plan their studies accordingly. Here is a complete list of the Delhi HC Judicial Examination Syllabus:

DJS Prelims Syllabus

Subject

Topics

General Legal Knowledge and Aptitude

  • English language to test candidate’s power of expression and flair in English
  • Legal problems and their solutions covering:
    • 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 

DJS Mains Syllabus

Subject

Topics

General Knowledge & Language

Section I - General Knowledge (100 marks)

  • Current Affairs (legal)

Section II - Language (150 marks)

  • Essay Writing
  • Translation (English to Hindi and vice-versa)
  • Precis writing

For bad expressions, grammatical errors, and overuse of words, marks will be deducted.

Civil Law I

  • 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. 

Civil Law II

  • 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. 

Criminal Law

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

Delhi Judicial Service Admit Card 2023

The Delhi Judicial Services Prelims admit card will be available on the website of the High Court of Delhi one week before the exam date, which is 10 December 2023. The admit card for each stage of the selection process will be issued separately by the court, which candidates have to download from the official website only. Follow the steps below to download your DJS Prelims Admit Card.

Step 1: Visit the High Court of Delhi’s official website.

Step 2: Click on the link given on the homepage to download your DJS Pre. Admit card.

Step 3: You will be redirected to the NIC’s examination services portal, where you need to login with your credentials.

Step 4: Login to the portal with your DJS Application Number and Password

Step 5: Your Delhi Judicial Services Prelims Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: Now, save and take the admit card PDF printout for future use.

Delhi Judicial Services Result 2023

The result of each stage of the examination will be released within a month of the examination. Candidates must visit the official website of the Delhi High Court or click on the link provided above to view the Delhi Judiciary Result 2023. The official website will provide all relevant information and updates on the Delhi High Court Result 2023.

Details such as the candidate's name, roll number, subject-wise marks, and overall score will be included in the Delhi Judiciary Result 2023. Candidates should maintain their access details, such as their registration number and password, close at hand to verify their results. 

  • Visit the official website of the court at delhihighcourt.nic.in.

  • On the homepage, click the Judicial Services Exam Result link.

  • The result PDF of the Delhi Judicial Services Exam will be displayed on the screen.

  • Look out for your roll number in the PDF by using Ctrl+F.

  • Make a copy of the Result PDF for future reference.

Delhi Judicial Services Salary Structure 2023

A successful candidate who is appointed to the service at the time of recruitment shall be on probation for two years. His/her position will be as a Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the civil courts of Delhi. Check the table below having salary scale and post (promotion structure):

Post

Post Code 

Pay Scale

Civil Judges (Junior Division)

  (J-1) 

Rs.  77840-136520  

Civil Judges (Junior Division) 

I stage ACP Scale  (on completion of five years service)

(J-2)

Rs.  92960-136520

Civil Judges (Senior Division)

+  II stage ACP Scale for Civil Judges  (Junior Division)  (on completion of five years service  In I stage ACP scale) 

(J-3)

Rs.  111000-163030 

Civil Judges (Senior Division)  

 I stage ACP scale  (on completion of five years service)

(J-4)   

Rs.  122700-180200

II stage ACP Scale for Civil Judges

(Senior Division)     (on completion of five years service in I stage ACP scale

(J-5)

Rs. 144840-194660 

FAQ

A total of 53 vacancies for the Delhi Judicial Services recruitment 2023 have been announced by the High Court of Delhi.

Candidates must not be more than 32 years old to be eligible to apply for the DJS 2023 examination. Check the eligibility criteria in this article to know more details.

The last date to apply for Delhi Judicial Service Recruitment 2023 is 22 November 2023 till 5.30 p.m.

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