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Author : Palak Khanna

June 7, 2022

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The High Court of Delhi publishes the official notification of the Delhi Judicial Services Exam (DJSE), which is conducted annually to recruit eligible aspirants for the Civil Judge post in the Delhi Civil Service (Judicial Branch). 

This year, the high court announced a total of 123 vacancies, out of which 55 were existing ones and 68 were anticipated vacancies.

The Delhi Judicial Prelims exams were successfully concluded in April and shortlisted candidates must attend the Delhi Judicial Mains examination that will be conducted shortly. The High Court of Delhi released the admit card on June 6 and has instructed students to download it at the earliest. 

Do you have any queries related to the DJSE exam? This post will answer all your queries related to Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2022.

A few are addressed below! 

  • Who can apply for the DJSE exam? Those who have completed a bachelor's degree in law from any recognized university can apply for the exam. 
  • How many times can I apply for the Delhi civil judge exam? You are eligible to apply for the Delhi Judge Exam a maximum of six times. However, you can only apply for the exam, if you satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • Is age relaxation provided in Delhi Judiciary recruitment? Yes. Delhi High Court provides age relaxation. However, it depends on the category you belong to.
  • I am a practicing lawyer, am I eligible for DJSE Exam? Absolutely, yes. A practicing lawyer is eligible for the Delhi Judicial Services examination.

Latest Updates

11 and 12 June 2022: Delhi Judiciary Mains Examination

Delhi Judiciary Mains Examination is conducted on 11 and 12 June 2022, shortlisted candidates must download the admit card. 

6 June 2022:  Delhi Judiciary Mains Admit Card

Delhi Judiciary Mains Examination Admit Card has been released on June 6, 2022. Visit the official website of the Delhi High Court and download the admit card.

27 April 2022: Delhi Judiciary Prelims Model Answer Key Published!

The Model Answer Keys of question paper booklets of all the series i.e., A, B, C, and D regarding Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination 2022 held on 24 April 2022 are published by the Delhi High Court.

Download the Delhi Judiciary Answer Key PDF from the official website.

Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022 Dates

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022.

Events Dates
Notification release date 24 February 2022
Starting date to apply for Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022 28 February 2022
Last date to fill out the application form 03 April 2022 
Delhi Judiciary Exam Date 2022 (Prelims) 24 April 2022
Delhi Judiciary Mains Admit Card Release 6 June 2022
Delhi Judiciary Mains Exam Date 2022  11 and 12 June 2022

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Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2022

The High Court of Delhi has already published the most awaited notification on Civil Judge Recruitment through the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022.

The notification is basically an official document that covers details about the examination and the process of recruitment. 

The key highlights of the Delhi Judiciary Notification 2022 are as follows:

  • Your minimum age should be 21 years, and the maximum age must be 32 years as of 01 January 2022.
  • The application fee for the general category is Rs. 1000, and it is Rs. 200 for SC/ST/PwD categories.
  • The Delhi High Court has modified the syllabus of the preliminary exam, you will be tested on general legal knowledge and aptitude.
  • There is no change in the paper pattern of the exam. Prelims and Mains are the qualifying stages, while the final stage is an interview round.

Download Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2022 PDF

Delhi Judiciary Vacancy List 2022

This year, the High Court of Delhi has announced 123 vacancies (55 Existing and 68 Anticipated) for civil judge posts.

However, the number of anticipated vacancies is subject to change depending on the category of the officers of the Delhi Judicial Service.

The below table explains the Delhi Judiciary Vacancy 2022 for different categories.

Category Number of Vacancies Total
Existing Anticipated
General 24 62 86
SC 03 05 08
ST 28 01 29
Total 55 68 123

Out of the aforesaid 123 vacancies, the reservation for the PwD category shall be as given in the table below:

Category Vacancies
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
Total 10

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Delhi Civil Judge Salary 2022

The Civil Judge, who is known as Judicial Magistrate/ District Munsif deals with civil cases and criminal cases.

The PCS J Salary of a Delhi Civil Judge in the Delhi High Court is between 56,100 to 1,77,500 INR. Apart from this salary, the civil judge is entitled to get various other allowances as listed below:

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Electricity Bill
  • Phone Bill
  • Water Bill
  • Car Facility
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Pension after Retirement

Delhi Judicial Services Selection Process 2022

If you are securing the minimum marks, then you are eligible for the next stage. Passing through all three stages with the required percentage will make you eligible for an appointment to the post of Civil Judge in the Delhi High Court.

The selection process for the Delhi judiciary 2022 exam is given below. 

  1. Preliminary Examination 
  2. Main Examination 
  3. Viva-voce 

Delhi Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2022

Before proceeding with the application form, you must check the  Delhi Judiciary Eligibility Criteria set by the Delhi High Court. Otherwise, you are not eligible to apply for the exam.

  • You must be a citizen of India.
  • You must hold a degree in Law from any recognized University/Institute to apply for the exam.
  • You must be an advocate who is practicing in India or have qualifications to be an advocate according to the Advocates Act, 1961
  • You must not be more than 32 years as of 01 January 2022.

Delhi Judiciary Application Form 2022

If you are interested in applying for the DJSE 2022, you can fill out the application form only through online mode. 

Follow the below steps to fill out the Delhi Judiciary Application Form 2022 correctly.

  • Visit the official website of the Delhi High Court and login into the portal
  • Register yourself by entering all the required details like Name, DOB, Email-ID, Password
  • Now, after registration, you will receive the password and user ID. 
  • Using these login credentials, log in to the account and start filling out the form.
  • Fill in all the required details like communication details, personal details, and more.
  • Upload necessary scanned documents in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the respective category-wise fee through online mode and take a printout of the form for future reference.

Delhi Judiciary Application Fee 2022

The fees for Delhi Judicial Services 2022 Exam can be either paid through Debit Card or Internet Banking. There is no offline mode of payment.

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

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Pattern 2022

As per the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022 Pattern, recruitment is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary examination
  • Main examination
  • Viva voce

Go through the post below to know the detailed exam pattern for all three stages.

Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination Pattern

  • The Delhi Judiciary preliminary examination includes a total of 200 questions. 
  • Each question carries one mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers.
  • The scores of prelims are not considered for the final merit list. However, it is important to score above qualifying marks to be considered for the mains examination.
Particular Description
Mode of Exam Multiple Choice Type
Subjects General Knowledge and Law
Total Questions 200
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer

Read more about Delhi Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022-23 [Prelims & Mains]

Delhi Judiciary Main Examination Pattern

The main exam is descriptive in nature and it has four papers:

  • General Knowledge and Language
  • Civil Law-I
  • Civil Law-I
  • Criminal Law
Sections Subjects Maximum Marks
I General Knowledge and Language 250
II Civil Law-I 200
III Civil Law-II 200
IV Criminal Law 200

Read more about Delhi Judiciary Syllabus 2022 PDF Download (Prelims & Mains)

Delhi Judicial Service Exam Viva Voce

You will get shortlisted for interview/viva-voce only if you score more than the cut-off marks in the Mains examination.

  • The interview is conducted for 150 marks.
  • In the interview, you are tested on your character, personality, and suitability for the job.
  • Candidates of the general category must secure a minimum of 50% marks and candidates of reserved categories, i.e., Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and eligible categories of Persons with Disabilities as specified for this Service must secure a minimum of 45% marks in viva-voce to be eligible for being recommended for appointment to the service.
  • The marks obtained in the viva voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Mains Examination (Written) and the candidate’s position will depend on the aggregate of both.

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Delhi Judiciary Syllabus 2022

Before starting the preparation, it is crucial to go through the important topics for the Delhi Judiciary exam and plan your preparation accordingly.

Go through the detailed syllabus for prelims and mains from the post below.

Delhi Judiciary Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Given below are the topics included in the Prelims Delhi Judiciary exam:

  • Limitation Act
  • Constitution of India
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Evidence Act
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Arbitration Law
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Partnership Act
  • Contract Act
  • General Knowledge
  • English
  • Aptitude
  • 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 

A new set of topics have been included in Prelims this year. 

Delhi Judiciary Main Examination Syllabus

The Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination is an essay type with a total score of 850 marks. There are four different sections, each covering a vast amount of topics.

The topics that need to be studied in detail for the clearance of the main examination are cited below.

1 - Language and General Knowledge

  • This section is further divided into two sub-sections.
  • Section I comprises the area of general knowledge and section II comprises language paper.
  • Here, précis writing, translations, and related skills will be tested.
  • Both knowledge and expression power in English is credited.

Download Free Judiciary Exams Question Papers (State-wise)

2 - 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 and The Commercial Courts Act, 2015.

3 - 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 and The Copyright Act, 1957

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

Delhi Judiciary Exam Preparation Tips 2022

It is crucial to be aware that the Delhi Civil Judge Recruitment Examinations are not all that easy. However, by having an in-depth knowledge of the topics you can successfully clear the examination.

Some Delhi Judiciary Preparation Tips are given below that you can use to ensure that you pass the exam on the very first try.

  • Ensure that your basics are strong and clear of doubts. Also, start enhancing your knowledge of the language and general knowledge area.
  • Make sure that you know and understand the local laws of Delhi. One can refer to the Best Books for Judiciary Exams to make sure they are well-versed with all the important and scoring topics.
  • A majority of the question paper is focused on the procedural laws and main codes. Understand them from the basics and make sure that there is no scope for doubt.
  • Time management is crucial. When the date of examination draws near, make schedules, and give adequate time to each section.
  • If you can find someone, family or friend, with whom you can discuss while studying, then it will aid you a great deal. It is because you will be able to hear the views of other people and learn from them.

Delhi Judiciary Books 2022

Choosing the right books will help you understand the concepts in-depth and help you score better in the upcoming judiciary exams.

The following are some of the best books for the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022.

  • Indian Penal Code by K.D Gaur
  • Law of Evidence by Batuklal
  • Indian Contract Act by R.K. Bangia
  • Limitation Act by J.D. Jain

Delhi Judicial Services Admit Card 2022

Undoubtedly, the admit card for the examination is one of the most vital documents, without which appearing for the examination is simply not possible. This year's admit card has been released for the Mains exam on June 6th. 

More details regarding the Delhi Judiciary Exam Admit card are mentioned here.

  • The admit card is only released on the official website of the 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 whole procedure. 

Delhi Judicial Services Examination Result 2022

The Delhi Judiciary Exam Result will be available on the official website of the High Court of Delhi.

  • Delhi High Court makes separate announcements for the preliminary and the main examinations. The Prelims results have already been announced for the academic year 2022. 
  • The final list of qualifiers for the post will be displayed on the official website of the High Court of Delhi.
  • In the final list, the score given is an aggregate of the marks scored in the main examinations and the marks obtained in the viva voice. 
  • Marks scored in the preliminary examination are not counted while making the final list.

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Cut Off 2022

Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get shortlisted for the next stage of the exam.

Delhi High Court will publish the cut-off marks on the official website. Check out the table below to know the expected Delhi Cut Off marks for the preliminary exam.

Category Expected Cut Off
General 75-80
SC 68-73
ST 65-70

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General Instructions for the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022

There are a few important instructions given by the exam conducting authority to have a smooth recruitment process.

  • Firstly, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the DJS Recruitment 2022.
  • The entire application process for the exam will be through online mode.
  • The applications can be filed only in the English Language. 
  • Read the notification carefully before proceeding with the application process.
  • You can take the printout of the applications and keep it for their reference. There is no need for sending that copy to the High Court of Delhi.
  • You must download the Admit Card from the website of the Delhi High Court before appearing for the exam.
  • The decision of the Delhi High Court regarding the eligibility for admission to the examination shall be final.
  • No request for rechecking and revaluation of papers would be entertained as the same is not provided for in the Delhi Judicial Services Rules.
  • If you were suffering from disability to the extent of 40% or more and opted for availing the services of a scribe during the Examination are required to submit an affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 10/- duly attested by Notary, in the prescribed format.
  • If you avail the facility of scribe and have been granted compensatory time in the Preliminary Examination, you will not be allowed to read the question paper or mark answers. Only the scribe will be allowed to read out the questions and mark the answers on the OMR answer sheet.
  • If you are declared successful in the Main Examination (Written), you must send two sets of self-attested copies of the following documents to the Joint Registrar(Exams-DHJS & DJS), High Court of Delhi, within 10 days of the declaration of the result accompanied by a covering letter indicating their Roll No. and Application Number.

Frequently Asked Questions

The number of attempts that you can make to pass the Judiciary Service Examination depends on the upper and the lower age limit of a particular state. In the case of the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination, the lower and upper age limit is 21 and 32 years respectively. If you do the required calculations, you will find that you have 12 attempts. However, most state Judiciary Service Examinations are not conducted every year. As such, the maximum attempts that you can make are 6.
If you are absolutely determined to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination, then the best time to start the preparation is in the 4th year of the law course. It is because, during this time, more focus is given on the Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act, Indian Penal Code, Personal Laws, etc. Studying these major acts for both the session examination and the Delhi Judiciary Services will aid you to reduce the massive load of the syllabus and keep the topics fresh in your head. 
Yes, there is provision for negative marking in the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination. However, you must also keep in mind that the criteria of negative marking depends from state to state and is not a fixed criteria applicable to all Judiciary Examinations.

Yes, it is possible for a practicing lawyer to appear for the Delhi Judiciary examination. He/She can apply to both the higher judiciary services and the lower judiciary services. If you are applying for the lower judiciary service examinations, then there are no minimum years of practice that is required as part of the eligibility criteria.

In that case, you just need to check out educational qualifications and age limit factors. However, if you are applying for the higher judiciary service examination, then a minimum of 7 years of practice is required to be eligible for the exam.

There is no mention of any minimum percentage that is needed to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination. Any aspirant wanting to appear for the examination must have an LL.B. degree from a recognized university. The degree can be of a 3-year course or a 5-year integrated course. The absence of any minimum criteria only signifies that determination, hard work, and talent will assist you in clearing the examination. Previous academic record is not a factor here.
This year, a total of 123 vacancies are announced by the Delhi High Court for civil judge posts.
No. There is no age relaxation for those belonging to the General category in Delhi Judiciary Exam Recruitment.
There is no mention of any minimum percentage that is needed to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination. Any aspirant wanting to appear for the examination must have an LL.B. degree from a recognized university. The degree can be of a 3-year course or a 5-year integrated course. The absence of any minimum criteria only signifies that determination, hard work, and talent will assist you in clearing the examination. Previous academic record is not a factor here.
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Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : June 7, 2022

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The High Court of Delhi publishes the official notification of the Delhi Judicial Services Exam (DJSE), which is conducted annually to recruit eligible aspirants for the Civil Judge post in the Delhi Civil Service (Judicial Branch). 

This year, the high court announced a total of 123 vacancies, out of which 55 were existing ones and 68 were anticipated vacancies.

The Delhi Judicial Prelims exams were successfully concluded in April and shortlisted candidates must attend the Delhi Judicial Mains examination that will be conducted shortly. The High Court of Delhi released the admit card on June 6 and has instructed students to download it at the earliest. 

Do you have any queries related to the DJSE exam? This post will answer all your queries related to Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2022.

A few are addressed below! 

  • Who can apply for the DJSE exam? Those who have completed a bachelor's degree in law from any recognized university can apply for the exam. 
  • How many times can I apply for the Delhi civil judge exam? You are eligible to apply for the Delhi Judge Exam a maximum of six times. However, you can only apply for the exam, if you satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • Is age relaxation provided in Delhi Judiciary recruitment? Yes. Delhi High Court provides age relaxation. However, it depends on the category you belong to.
  • I am a practicing lawyer, am I eligible for DJSE Exam? Absolutely, yes. A practicing lawyer is eligible for the Delhi Judicial Services examination.

Latest Updates

11 and 12 June 2022: Delhi Judiciary Mains Examination

Delhi Judiciary Mains Examination is conducted on 11 and 12 June 2022, shortlisted candidates must download the admit card. 

6 June 2022:  Delhi Judiciary Mains Admit Card

Delhi Judiciary Mains Examination Admit Card has been released on June 6, 2022. Visit the official website of the Delhi High Court and download the admit card.

27 April 2022: Delhi Judiciary Prelims Model Answer Key Published!

The Model Answer Keys of question paper booklets of all the series i.e., A, B, C, and D regarding Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination 2022 held on 24 April 2022 are published by the Delhi High Court.

Download the Delhi Judiciary Answer Key PDF from the official website.

Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022 Dates

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022.

Events Dates
Notification release date 24 February 2022
Starting date to apply for Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022 28 February 2022
Last date to fill out the application form 03 April 2022 
Delhi Judiciary Exam Date 2022 (Prelims) 24 April 2022
Delhi Judiciary Mains Admit Card Release 6 June 2022
Delhi Judiciary Mains Exam Date 2022  11 and 12 June 2022

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Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2022

The High Court of Delhi has already published the most awaited notification on Civil Judge Recruitment through the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022.

The notification is basically an official document that covers details about the examination and the process of recruitment. 

The key highlights of the Delhi Judiciary Notification 2022 are as follows:

  • Your minimum age should be 21 years, and the maximum age must be 32 years as of 01 January 2022.
  • The application fee for the general category is Rs. 1000, and it is Rs. 200 for SC/ST/PwD categories.
  • The Delhi High Court has modified the syllabus of the preliminary exam, you will be tested on general legal knowledge and aptitude.
  • There is no change in the paper pattern of the exam. Prelims and Mains are the qualifying stages, while the final stage is an interview round.

Download Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2022 PDF

Delhi Judiciary Vacancy List 2022

This year, the High Court of Delhi has announced 123 vacancies (55 Existing and 68 Anticipated) for civil judge posts.

However, the number of anticipated vacancies is subject to change depending on the category of the officers of the Delhi Judicial Service.

The below table explains the Delhi Judiciary Vacancy 2022 for different categories.

Category Number of Vacancies Total
Existing Anticipated
General 24 62 86
SC 03 05 08
ST 28 01 29
Total 55 68 123

Out of the aforesaid 123 vacancies, the reservation for the PwD category shall be as given in the table below:

Category Vacancies
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
Total 10

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Delhi Civil Judge Salary 2022

The Civil Judge, who is known as Judicial Magistrate/ District Munsif deals with civil cases and criminal cases.

The PCS J Salary of a Delhi Civil Judge in the Delhi High Court is between 56,100 to 1,77,500 INR. Apart from this salary, the civil judge is entitled to get various other allowances as listed below:

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Electricity Bill
  • Phone Bill
  • Water Bill
  • Car Facility
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Pension after Retirement

Delhi Judicial Services Selection Process 2022

If you are securing the minimum marks, then you are eligible for the next stage. Passing through all three stages with the required percentage will make you eligible for an appointment to the post of Civil Judge in the Delhi High Court.

The selection process for the Delhi judiciary 2022 exam is given below. 

  1. Preliminary Examination 
  2. Main Examination 
  3. Viva-voce 

Delhi Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2022

Before proceeding with the application form, you must check the  Delhi Judiciary Eligibility Criteria set by the Delhi High Court. Otherwise, you are not eligible to apply for the exam.

  • You must be a citizen of India.
  • You must hold a degree in Law from any recognized University/Institute to apply for the exam.
  • You must be an advocate who is practicing in India or have qualifications to be an advocate according to the Advocates Act, 1961
  • You must not be more than 32 years as of 01 January 2022.

Delhi Judiciary Application Form 2022

If you are interested in applying for the DJSE 2022, you can fill out the application form only through online mode. 

Follow the below steps to fill out the Delhi Judiciary Application Form 2022 correctly.

  • Visit the official website of the Delhi High Court and login into the portal
  • Register yourself by entering all the required details like Name, DOB, Email-ID, Password
  • Now, after registration, you will receive the password and user ID. 
  • Using these login credentials, log in to the account and start filling out the form.
  • Fill in all the required details like communication details, personal details, and more.
  • Upload necessary scanned documents in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the respective category-wise fee through online mode and take a printout of the form for future reference.

Delhi Judiciary Application Fee 2022

The fees for Delhi Judicial Services 2022 Exam can be either paid through Debit Card or Internet Banking. There is no offline mode of payment.

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

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Pattern 2022

As per the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022 Pattern, recruitment is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary examination
  • Main examination
  • Viva voce

Go through the post below to know the detailed exam pattern for all three stages.

Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination Pattern

  • The Delhi Judiciary preliminary examination includes a total of 200 questions. 
  • Each question carries one mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers.
  • The scores of prelims are not considered for the final merit list. However, it is important to score above qualifying marks to be considered for the mains examination.
Particular Description
Mode of Exam Multiple Choice Type
Subjects General Knowledge and Law
Total Questions 200
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer

Read more about Delhi Judiciary Exam Pattern 2022-23 [Prelims & Mains]

Delhi Judiciary Main Examination Pattern

The main exam is descriptive in nature and it has four papers:

  • General Knowledge and Language
  • Civil Law-I
  • Civil Law-I
  • Criminal Law
Sections Subjects Maximum Marks
I General Knowledge and Language 250
II Civil Law-I 200
III Civil Law-II 200
IV Criminal Law 200

Read more about Delhi Judiciary Syllabus 2022 PDF Download (Prelims & Mains)

Delhi Judicial Service Exam Viva Voce

You will get shortlisted for interview/viva-voce only if you score more than the cut-off marks in the Mains examination.

  • The interview is conducted for 150 marks.
  • In the interview, you are tested on your character, personality, and suitability for the job.
  • Candidates of the general category must secure a minimum of 50% marks and candidates of reserved categories, i.e., Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and eligible categories of Persons with Disabilities as specified for this Service must secure a minimum of 45% marks in viva-voce to be eligible for being recommended for appointment to the service.
  • The marks obtained in the viva voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Mains Examination (Written) and the candidate’s position will depend on the aggregate of both.

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Delhi Judiciary Syllabus 2022

Before starting the preparation, it is crucial to go through the important topics for the Delhi Judiciary exam and plan your preparation accordingly.

Go through the detailed syllabus for prelims and mains from the post below.

Delhi Judiciary Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Given below are the topics included in the Prelims Delhi Judiciary exam:

  • Limitation Act
  • Constitution of India
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Evidence Act
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Arbitration Law
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Partnership Act
  • Contract Act
  • General Knowledge
  • English
  • Aptitude
  • 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 

A new set of topics have been included in Prelims this year. 

Delhi Judiciary Main Examination Syllabus

The Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination is an essay type with a total score of 850 marks. There are four different sections, each covering a vast amount of topics.

The topics that need to be studied in detail for the clearance of the main examination are cited below.

1 - Language and General Knowledge

  • This section is further divided into two sub-sections.
  • Section I comprises the area of general knowledge and section II comprises language paper.
  • Here, précis writing, translations, and related skills will be tested.
  • Both knowledge and expression power in English is credited.

Download Free Judiciary Exams Question Papers (State-wise)

2 - 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 and The Commercial Courts Act, 2015.

3 - 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 and The Copyright Act, 1957

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

Delhi Judiciary Exam Preparation Tips 2022

It is crucial to be aware that the Delhi Civil Judge Recruitment Examinations are not all that easy. However, by having an in-depth knowledge of the topics you can successfully clear the examination.

Some Delhi Judiciary Preparation Tips are given below that you can use to ensure that you pass the exam on the very first try.

  • Ensure that your basics are strong and clear of doubts. Also, start enhancing your knowledge of the language and general knowledge area.
  • Make sure that you know and understand the local laws of Delhi. One can refer to the Best Books for Judiciary Exams to make sure they are well-versed with all the important and scoring topics.
  • A majority of the question paper is focused on the procedural laws and main codes. Understand them from the basics and make sure that there is no scope for doubt.
  • Time management is crucial. When the date of examination draws near, make schedules, and give adequate time to each section.
  • If you can find someone, family or friend, with whom you can discuss while studying, then it will aid you a great deal. It is because you will be able to hear the views of other people and learn from them.

Delhi Judiciary Books 2022

Choosing the right books will help you understand the concepts in-depth and help you score better in the upcoming judiciary exams.

The following are some of the best books for the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022.

  • Indian Penal Code by K.D Gaur
  • Law of Evidence by Batuklal
  • Indian Contract Act by R.K. Bangia
  • Limitation Act by J.D. Jain

Delhi Judicial Services Admit Card 2022

Undoubtedly, the admit card for the examination is one of the most vital documents, without which appearing for the examination is simply not possible. This year's admit card has been released for the Mains exam on June 6th. 

More details regarding the Delhi Judiciary Exam Admit card are mentioned here.

  • The admit card is only released on the official website of the 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 whole procedure. 

Delhi Judicial Services Examination Result 2022

The Delhi Judiciary Exam Result will be available on the official website of the High Court of Delhi.

  • Delhi High Court makes separate announcements for the preliminary and the main examinations. The Prelims results have already been announced for the academic year 2022. 
  • The final list of qualifiers for the post will be displayed on the official website of the High Court of Delhi.
  • In the final list, the score given is an aggregate of the marks scored in the main examinations and the marks obtained in the viva voice. 
  • Marks scored in the preliminary examination are not counted while making the final list.

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Cut Off 2022

Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get shortlisted for the next stage of the exam.

Delhi High Court will publish the cut-off marks on the official website. Check out the table below to know the expected Delhi Cut Off marks for the preliminary exam.

Category Expected Cut Off
General 75-80
SC 68-73
ST 65-70

Read more: Important judgments for Delhi Judiciary Exam

General Instructions for the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2022

There are a few important instructions given by the exam conducting authority to have a smooth recruitment process.

  • Firstly, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the DJS Recruitment 2022.
  • The entire application process for the exam will be through online mode.
  • The applications can be filed only in the English Language. 
  • Read the notification carefully before proceeding with the application process.
  • You can take the printout of the applications and keep it for their reference. There is no need for sending that copy to the High Court of Delhi.
  • You must download the Admit Card from the website of the Delhi High Court before appearing for the exam.
  • The decision of the Delhi High Court regarding the eligibility for admission to the examination shall be final.
  • No request for rechecking and revaluation of papers would be entertained as the same is not provided for in the Delhi Judicial Services Rules.
  • If you were suffering from disability to the extent of 40% or more and opted for availing the services of a scribe during the Examination are required to submit an affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 10/- duly attested by Notary, in the prescribed format.
  • If you avail the facility of scribe and have been granted compensatory time in the Preliminary Examination, you will not be allowed to read the question paper or mark answers. Only the scribe will be allowed to read out the questions and mark the answers on the OMR answer sheet.
  • If you are declared successful in the Main Examination (Written), you must send two sets of self-attested copies of the following documents to the Joint Registrar(Exams-DHJS & DJS), High Court of Delhi, within 10 days of the declaration of the result accompanied by a covering letter indicating their Roll No. and Application Number.

Frequently Asked Questions

The number of attempts that you can make to pass the Judiciary Service Examination depends on the upper and the lower age limit of a particular state. In the case of the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination, the lower and upper age limit is 21 and 32 years respectively. If you do the required calculations, you will find that you have 12 attempts. However, most state Judiciary Service Examinations are not conducted every year. As such, the maximum attempts that you can make are 6.
If you are absolutely determined to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination, then the best time to start the preparation is in the 4th year of the law course. It is because, during this time, more focus is given on the Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act, Indian Penal Code, Personal Laws, etc. Studying these major acts for both the session examination and the Delhi Judiciary Services will aid you to reduce the massive load of the syllabus and keep the topics fresh in your head. 
Yes, there is provision for negative marking in the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination. However, you must also keep in mind that the criteria of negative marking depends from state to state and is not a fixed criteria applicable to all Judiciary Examinations.

Yes, it is possible for a practicing lawyer to appear for the Delhi Judiciary examination. He/She can apply to both the higher judiciary services and the lower judiciary services. If you are applying for the lower judiciary service examinations, then there are no minimum years of practice that is required as part of the eligibility criteria.

In that case, you just need to check out educational qualifications and age limit factors. However, if you are applying for the higher judiciary service examination, then a minimum of 7 years of practice is required to be eligible for the exam.

There is no mention of any minimum percentage that is needed to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination. Any aspirant wanting to appear for the examination must have an LL.B. degree from a recognized university. The degree can be of a 3-year course or a 5-year integrated course. The absence of any minimum criteria only signifies that determination, hard work, and talent will assist you in clearing the examination. Previous academic record is not a factor here.
This year, a total of 123 vacancies are announced by the Delhi High Court for civil judge posts.
No. There is no age relaxation for those belonging to the General category in Delhi Judiciary Exam Recruitment.
There is no mention of any minimum percentage that is needed to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination. Any aspirant wanting to appear for the examination must have an LL.B. degree from a recognized university. The degree can be of a 3-year course or a 5-year integrated course. The absence of any minimum criteria only signifies that determination, hard work, and talent will assist you in clearing the examination. Previous academic record is not a factor here.

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