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Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 27, 2023

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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). 

Last year, the High Court announced a total of 123 vacancies, of which 55 were existing ones and 68 anticipated vacancies.

Do you have any queries related to the DJSE exam? This post will answer all your questions about Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2023.

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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, and Delhi High Court provides age relaxation. However, it depends on the category you belong to.
  • I am a practising lawyer. Am I eligible for the DJSE Exam? Absolutely, yes. A practising lawyer is suitable for the Delhi Judicial Services examination.

Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023 Dates

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023:

Events Dates
Notification Release Date To Be Notified
Starting Date to Apply for Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023 To Be Notified
Last Date to Fill Out the Application Form To Be Notified
Delhi Judiciary Exam Date 2023 (Prelims) To Be Notified
Delhi Judiciary Mains Admit Card Release To Be Notified
Delhi Judiciary Mains Exam Date 2023  To Be Notified
Delhi Judiciary Mains Result 2023 Date To Be Notified

Delhi Judiciary Exam Notification 2023

The High Court of Delhi will publish the most awaited notification on Civil Judge Recruitment through the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023. The key highlights of the Delhi Judiciary Notification 2023 are as follows:

  • Your minimum age should be 21 years, and the maximum must be 32 years as of 1 January 2023.
  • The application fee for the general category is Rs. 1000 and Rs. 200 for SC/ST/PwD categories.
  • The Delhi High Court has modified the preliminary exam syllabus; 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 step is an interview round.

Delhi Judiciary Vacancy List 

Last year, the High Court of Delhi 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 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 123 vacancies above, 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 2023

The Civil Judge, known as Judicial Magistrate/ District Munsif, deals with civil 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 2023

You are eligible for the next stage if you secure the minimum marks.

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 2023 exam is given below. 

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

Delhi Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2023

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 practising in India or have qualifications to be an advocate according to the Advocates Act of 1961.
  • You must not be more than 32 years as of 1 January 2023.

Delhi Judiciary Application Form 2023

If you are interested in applying for the DJSE 2023, you can only fill out the application form online. 

Follow the steps below to correctly fill out the Delhi Judiciary Application Form 2023.

  • Visit the Delhi High Court's official website and log 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. 
  • Log in to the account using these login credentials and start filling out the form.
  • Fill in all the required details, like communication and personal information.
  • Upload necessary scanned documents in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the respective category-wise fee online and take a printout of the form for future reference.

Delhi Judiciary Application Fee 2023

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.

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

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Pattern 2023

As per the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023 Pattern, recruitment is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Viva Voce

See the post below for 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, with 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 essential to score above qualifying marks to be considered for the main 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 2023-23 [Prelims & Mains]

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Delhi Judiciary Main Examination Pattern

The main exam is descriptive, 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

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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 2023

Before starting the preparation, it is crucial to go through the essential topics for the Delhi Judiciary exam and plan your practice 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 of 1908 
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code
  •  The Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act of 2008 
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act of 1963
  • The Limitation Act of 1963
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act of 2012 
  • The Commercial Courts Act of 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 contains a language paper.
  • Here, précis writing, translations, and related skills will be tested.
  • Both knowledge and expression power in English is credited.

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 2023

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

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 ensure they are well-versed with all the necessary scoring topics.
  • Most of the question paper focuses on procedural laws and principal codes. Understand them from the basics and make sure that there is no scope for doubt.
  • Time management is crucial. When the examination date draws near, schedule and give adequate time to each section.
  • If you can find someone, family or friend, with whom you can discuss while studying, it will aid you greatly. It is because you can hear other people's views and learn from them.
  • If required join the Delhi Judicial Coaching Classes or use their study material for reference.

Delhi Judiciary Books 2023

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 2023:

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

Delhi Judicial Services Admit Card 2023

Undoubtedly, the admit card for the examination is one of the most vital documents, without which appearing for the examination is simply impossible. This year's admit card has been released for the Mains exam on 6 June. 

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

  • 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. 

Delhi Judiciary Result 2023

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 Delhi Judicial Services Examination Results have already been announced for the academic year 2023. 
  • 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 Judiciary Mains Result 2023

The Delhi High Court announces the result of the Delhi Judicial Service Mains Examination (Written).

A candidate, if declared successful in the Mains Examination (Written), must send one set of self-attested copies of the following documents to the Joint Registrar (Exams-DHJS & DJS), High Court of Delhi, within five days of the declaration of the result accompanied by a covering letter indicating their Roll Number and Application Number:-

(i) Proof of age (Certificate of Matriculation or other equivalent examination).

(ii) Marksheets & Pass Certificates for Xth and XIIth Class.

(iii) LL.B. degree or another equivalent law degree.

(iv) Semesterwise Marksheets, Consolidated Marksheet, Certificates and degrees of all courses passed or attended.

(v) Advocate's licence and certificate of enrolment with Bar.

(vi) Pass Certificate of All India Bar Examination, if qualified.

(vii) Acknowledgement of filing of Income Tax Returns / Statement of Account and Assessment Orders for the years indicated in the Application Form.

(viii) A certificate in Original issued by the Bar about the period of practice duly countersigned by the Registrar General or a specially authorized officer of the High Court of State or the District Judge in case of the district was practising.

(ix) In case of a candidate who claims to belong to one of the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe categories, a Certificate issued by a Sub-Divisional Officer/Additional District Magistrate/Revenue Assistant or any other Officer who the State Government has designated concerned as competent to issue such a certificate.

(x) If the candidate is in service at the time of submission of the application form, Original Certificate from the employer as to whether, in the performance of their duties, they act or regularly plead in court(s) as an advocate on behalf of their employer or otherwise.

(xi) In case of a candidate belonging to the Persons with Disabilities category (identified disabilities), a Disability Certificate issued by a Government Hospital/Medical Board following the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, in support of their claim.

Note - Provisional verification, send the scanned copies of documents to the Joint Registrar (Examinations - DHJS & DJS), Room No. 210, 2nd Floor, Administrative Block, Delhi High Court, within 05 working days of the publication of the result, i.e., by 29.11.2023.

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Cut Off 

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

Delhi High Court will publish the cut-off marks on the official website.

Check the table below for the expected Delhi Cut Off marks for the preliminary exam:

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

General Instructions for the Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023

A few essential instructions are given by the exam conducting authority to have a smooth recruitment process:

  • Firstly, you must fulfil the eligibility criteria to apply for the DJS Recruitment 2023.
  • 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 to send 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 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.
  • Suppose you avail of the facility of scribe and have been granted compensatory time in the Preliminary Examination.
  • In that case, you will not be allowed to read the question paper or mark answers. Only the scribe can read the questions and mark the answers on the OMR answer sheet.
  • Suppose you are declared successful in the Main Examination (Written).
  • In that case, 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 ten days of the declaration of the result accompanied by a covering letter indicating their Roll No. And Application Number.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 have 12 attempts. However, most state Judiciary Service Examinations are not conducted every year. As such, the maximum number of attempts you can make is 6.
If you are absolutely determined to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination, 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 to the Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act, Indian Penal Code, Personal Laws, etc. 
Yes, there is a provision for negative marking in the Delhi Judiciary Service Examination. 

Yes, it is possible for a practising lawyer to appear for the Delhi Judiciary examination. He/she can apply to both the higher judiciary services and the lower judiciary services. No minimum years of practice are required as part of the eligibility criteria if you are applying for the lower judiciary service examinations.

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 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. 
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 in the General category in Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023.
There is no mention of any minimum percentage that is needed to appear for the Delhi Judiciary Examination.

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