Judicial Services Exams

HP Judicial Service Exam 2023

The Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Exam is a Competitive Exam conducted every year by the Himachal Pradesh High Court for recruitment to the posts of Civil Judge Junior Division.

The notification is published on the High Court official website at : www.hphighcourt.nic.in and / or the website of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (As the exam is conducted by the HP PSC) at Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.

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Examination Pattern and details

Educational Qualifications

The candidate must be a holder of degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India

Desirable Qualification: The knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the State of Himachal Pradesh

Age Limits

22 - 35 years (As on 5th January, 2022) 

Relaxation of Upper Age Limits

The upper age limit is relaxable by 03 yearsfor S.C. / S.T. and other prescribed reserved categories (OPRC) candidates of Himachal Pradesh. 

Examination Fee

Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.400/- for General Category / General P.H. and Rs.100/- for S.C. / S.T. / OBC of H.P. by cash at any branch of Punjab National Bank, through a e-challan generated through the above website or by using Visa / Master Card /Credit / Debit Card.

Centres Of Examination

1. The Preliminary Examination will be held at Shimla and Dharamsala in Kangra District (if adequate Nos. of candidates opt for Dharamsala centre).

2. The centres of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be cancelled/ changed at the discretion of the Commission.

Vacancy Details

1 Existing Vacancies 05 [3(UR), 01 (OBC) & 01(PH)]

2 Anticipated Vacancies 07 (UR-06 & S.C.-01)

H.P Judicial Services Competitive Exam Pattern

H.P Judicial Services Competitive Exam consists of three stages:

1. Preliminary Examination:

The preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers:-

Paper Subject            Marks                  Time
Paper-I Civil Law-I 100 1 Hr.
Paper-II Civil Law-II 100 1Hr.
Paper-III Criminal Law 100 1Hr.

Note: All the three papers shall be held on the same day. 

2. Main (Narrative) Examination:

Main Examination will be consisting of 05 papers as give below:

Paper Subject Marks
Paper-I  Civil Law - I 200
Paper-II  Civil Law-II 200
Paper-III Criminal Law 200
Paper-IV English Composition 200
Paper-V Language (Hindi) 100

Total  900

Minimum Qualifying Marks

(i) No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 45 percent marks in that paper, except Hindi language paper (paper-V) in which candidate should obtain at least 33 percent marks.

(ii) No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the written test unless he obtains 50 percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at least 33 percent marks in language paper i.e. Hindi in Devanagri script.

No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 45 percent marks in that paper, except Hindi language paper (paper-V) in which candidate should obtain at least 33 percent marks.

No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the written test unless he obtains 50 percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at least 33 percent marks in language paper i.e. Hindi in Devanagri script.

3. Viva - Voca

Candidates who qualify the Main written examination will be called for a viva-voce test. The maximum marks for the viva-voce shall be 100.

The marks obtained in the viva-voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Main written examination for purpose of selection of the candidates.

H.P Judicial Services Competitive Exam Syllabus

Paper I Civil Law-I

Code of Civil Procedure. Indian Evidence Act, Indian Stamp Act, Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976 and Specific Relief Act.

Paper II Civil Law-II

Indian Contract Act, Hindu Law, Indian Limitation Act, Transfer of Property Act and H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.

Paper III Criminal Law 

Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act, Punjab Excise Act as Applicable to the State of H.P., Wild Life Protection Act and Indian Forest Act.

Paper IV English Composition

A Choice from three Essays on General Subjects. 150 Marks

Translation of Hindi Passage into English. 50 Marks

Note: The standard for the English paper shall be that of graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh University.)

Paper V Language 

Hindi (in Devanagri Script) No books prescribed. The paper of Hindi will comprise of the following:-

Translation of English passage into Hindi. - 30 Marks

Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three. - 50 Marks

Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.) - 20 Marks

Note: The standard for the language paper shall be that of Matriculation examination of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education.

Himachal Pradesh Higher Judicial Service Examination Syllabus

Criminal Law including Special Laws (Major Manual)

(1) The fallowing areas

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Criminal Procedure Code, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

(2) The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1986
(3) The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
(4) The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
(5) The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954
(6) The Indian Forest Act, 1927

Civil Law including local laws of Himachal Pradesh

(1) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
(2) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
(3 ) The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
(4) The Guardian & Wards Act, 1890
(5) The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956
(6) The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
(7) The Hindu Succession Act, 1956
(8) The Land Acquisition Act, 1894 
(9) Indian Succession Act, 1925
(10) Chapter X, XI and XII of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
(11) The Himachal Pradesh Rent Control Act, 1987
(12) The Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, 1972
(13) The Himachal Pradesh Land Revenue Act, 1953
(14) The Himachal Pradesh Village Common Lands (Vesting and Utilization ) Act, 1974 

Constitutional Law

(1) Theory of Constitutional Law.
(2) Constitution of India.

General Knowledge

The knowledge of candidates regarding history, geography, current affairs developments in the recent past science and technology etc. etc. In so far as the English composition is concerned, the candidates would be expected to know about their command over English language including the drafting, writing articles, essays etc. etc.

Note: No bare Acts shall be supplied.

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