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The High Court of Haryana conducts the Haryana Judiciary Exam annually to fill in various posts of Civil Judge in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch). This year, a total of 256 vacancies have been released by the high court of Haryana.

Last year, a total of 34,000 students have appeared for the exam out of which only 1282 students have qualified for the mains examination.

This post takes you through detailed information about eligibility, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.

Latest News regarding Haryana Judicial Services Exam

Application Window Closed

The High Court of Haryana has concluded the online application process for Haryana Judiciary 2021 Exam on 15 February 2021. 

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Haryana Judiciary 2021 Notification PDF

Haryana High Court is responsible for conducting the Haryana Civil Judge exam is conducted by the High Court of Haryana. As per the notification, your minimum age should be 21 years and the maximum age is 42 years to apply for the exam.

A total of 256 vacancies has been released by the Haryana High Court, out of which 156 for the General category, 40 for SC, 21 for BC-A, 11 for BC-B, 11 for EWS, 20 (ESM+ESP), and 10 for PwD category.

Note that you will get selected based on the marks scored in prelims, mains, and interview. You can download the notification by clicking on the direct link below.

Haryana Judiciary Notification PDF 2021

Haryana Judicial Services 2021 Exam Dates

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the Haryana Judiciary 2021 exam.

Event Date (Tentative)
Starting Date of Online Application 13 January 2021
Starting Date of Online Application 15 January 2021 (09:00 AM)
Last Date of Online Application 15 February 2021 (11:55 PM)
Issue of Admit Card To be notified
Haryana Judiciary Exam 2021 Date August 2021 (Tentative)

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Haryana Civil Judge Judiciary Vacancy 2021

Check out the table below to know the category-wise Haryana Judiciary vacancy 2021 list.

Category No. of vacancies
General 156
SC 40
BC-A 21
BC-B 11
EWS 11
ESM 13
ESP 07
Persons with Disability (PwDs) 7
Total 256

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Haryana Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before proceeding with the application form, you must make sure to meet the required eligibility. Haryana Judiciary Eligibility is decided on the 3 basic parameters namely age limit, educational qualification, and nationality of the applicant.

If you satisfy all of the described requirements, only then you'd be recruited to the PCS JB post.

Educational Qualification

  • You must have a Bachelor of Law degree from any institute or university recognized by the Bar Council of India (or)
  • You must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act, 1961 entitled to practice in the High Court or Courts subordinate thereto.

Age Limit

As per the Haryana Judiciary Exam Notification, Your minimum age should be of 21 years while the maximum age is 42 years.


All Indian nationals can apply for the exam. Applications from citizens of Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibetian refugees are also accepted.

Haryana Judiciary Application Process 2021

The Registrations for Haryana Judicial Services Exam is over. We've given clarity on the steps so that you know how to apply and if you've made any mistakes while applying.

  • Visit the official website of the Haryana Public Service Commission
  • On the Home page, look for the "Apply Online for Civil Judge (Junior Division) in HCS (judicial branch) link and click on it.
  • Click on the "New Registration" tab
  • Enter all the required details and click on the "Register button"
  • New User ID and password will be generated and the same will be sent to the registered mobile number and E-mail ID
  • Re-login to the website and click on the "Application Form" link for Civil Judge.
  • Provide all details and upload recent passport size picture and signature as per the specifications
  • Pay the required fee for your application as per the category

Application Fee

As per the HCS Judicial Branch Notification, the male category has to pay an amount of Rs. 1000 whereas the female category has to pay Rs.250 as an application fee. For the physically handicapped category, there is no application fee.

Haryana Judiciary Admit Card 2021

The Haryana Judiciary Admit Card can be downloaded only in online mode from the official website.

Note that any disparity/discrepancy in the details mentioned in the admit card and the ones provided during registration will result in the cancellation of your candidature.

Details mentioned in HCS Judicial Admit Card 2021 include Name and Date of Birth, User Id/Registration Number, Category, Exam Date and Time, HCS Judicial Branch Exam Center, Your Signature and Photograph, HCS Judicial Branch Exam Day Instructions.

Haryana Judiciary Exam Pattern 2021

Haryana High Court decides on the selection process for this recruitment. The finalized Haryana Judiciary Exam Pattern is decided for three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Viva-voice/Interview.

Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary round of the HCS Judicial Branch exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions for 500 marks. The exam is conducted for 2 hours.

The standard of the question paper will be of Law graduate level. i.e. the standard LLB syllabus that is prescribed in BCI-approved law colleges across India. 

You have to score more than 40% marks to get shortlisted for the next round of the selection process.

Mains Exam Pattern

In the Mains Exam, you are asked questions from five subjects- Civil Law I, Civil Law II, Criminal Law III, English, Language (Hindi in Devanagari Script).

If you belong to the general category, then you have to obtain 50% marks in the mains exam to get shortlisted for the viva-voce. For the reserved category, the qualifying marks are 45%.

The marking scheme for each subject is as follows:

Topic Marks
Civil Law I 200 Marks
Civil Law II 200 Marks
Criminal Law  200 Marks
English 200 Marks
Language (Hindi) 100 Marks


You will get shortlisted for interview/viva-voce only if you qualify in both Prelims and Mains exams. The candidates will be scored within a 100 marks bracket.

You have to score a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of Mains and Interview to make it to the final merit list.

Haryana Civil Judge Syllabus 2021

The Haryana Judiciary Syllabus covered in the Prelims and Mains exam has been given below for your reference.

Haryana Prelims Syllabus

The prelims syllabus of the Haryana Judiciary Exam include 5 sections as mentioned in the table below:

English Reasoning Analytical Skills General Knowledge Aptitude
Synonyms Coding and Decoding Data Analysis Current Ministers & Governors Probability
Antonyms Alphanumeric Series Business computations Sports Time & Distance
Determiners Blood Relations Arithmetic ability Science & Technology Profit & Loss
Active & Passive Voice Syllogism Date, Time, and Arrangement Problems Books & Authors Data Interpretation
Tenses Seating Arrangement Sequence and Series Indian Financial System Work & Time
Phrasal Verbs and Idioms Puzzle Tabulation Quantitative aptitude Government Schemes Number Systems

Haryana Mains Syllabus

Subject Particulars
Civil Law I Code of Civil procedure, (also touching upon the Limitation act.)
Punjab Courts Act, (As applicable to Haryana)
Indian Contract Act
Indian Partnership Act
Sale of Goods Act
Specific Relief Act
Indian Evidence Act, Haryana Urban (control of rent and eviction) Act, 1973
Civil Law II Hindu Law (Marriage, Adoption, Inheritance & other personal, family laws)
Mohammedan Law and Customary Law, (Marriage, Adoption, Inheritance & other personal, family laws)
Law of Registration and Limitation
Criminal Law Indian Penal Code, (IPC)
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)
Indian Evidence Act
English English Essay on a given topic (1000-1100 words)
Precis Writing
Words and Phrases (Making sentences with the given words and Phrases)
Corrections (Language, Sentence, Spelling corrections)
Hindi Translation of an English passage into Hindi
Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same language
Composition (essay), idioms and corrections

Haryana Judiciary Question Paper

Haryana Judiciary Question Paper

Haryana Judiciary Preparation Tips 2021

Following the preparation tips provided by experts will help you better understand How to Prepare for Haryana Judiciary Exam 2021.

  • First, understand the complete syllabus and exam pattern of the HCS J exam in and out.
  • Then collect the required study materials from a proper source including books online.
  • Make a timetable and that must cover all the concepts as per the latest syllabus.
  • Note done a list of the important topics in which you are strong and weak.
  • Start your preparation with easy topics and then proceed to difficult topics.
  • Take up mock tests regularly and this will help improve your speed and manage time in the exam.
  • Make sure to finish the sample papers on time and check all your answers, and allot marks yourself for each question.

Haryana Judiciary Preparation Books 2021

Referring to the Best Judiciary Exam Books will help you know the important topics from the exam point of view and also enhance your preparation levels. Let us have a look at the table below to know the best books for the preparation of Haryana PCS J Exam.

  • Haryana Samanya Gyaan
  • Indian Polity
  • Know your state

Haryana Judiciary Answer Key 2021

After the successful completion of the exam by HCS for Judicial Services, the commission will release HCS Judicial Branch Exam Answer Key 2021 at its official portal. The Answer Key of HCS Judicial Branch Exam 2021 can be checked as mentioned below

  • Visit the official website
  • Look for ‘Haryana Public Service Commission Preliminary Answer Key’ or ‘Haryana Public Service Commission Mains Answer Key’
  • Download the Answer key
  • Match your response with the answer mentioned

Haryana Judiciary 2021 Result

Haryana Judiciary Result is published separately in online mode for different stages in the recruitment process. Know below the steps to check the result.

  • Go to the official website
  • Navigate and click on the link that states Haryana Public Service Commission Judicial Services Result 
  • Download Merit List PDF
  • Open PDF form of Merit List
  • Press Ctrl+F, enter your roll number

Note: Generally the Merit List released is quite heavy, the search may take time more than usual.

Haryana Judiciary Cut Off 2021

Check out the table below to know the last year cut off marks for Haryana Judiciary Exam.

Category Cut Off
General 130.31
BCB 129.34
BCA 115.16
SC 105.15
Ex-Serviceman (General) 104.82
Ex-Serviceman SC 72.04
Ex-Serviceman BCA 87.62


When will the Commission Upload The Final Merit List?

Post completion of interview, HCS prepares HCS Judicial Branch 2020 final merit list. It is expected to get uploaded within 10 to 15 days following the date of the interview. 

How to Challenge The Answer Key In Case Of Error/Mismatch?

The commission invites objections on the answers. Applicants can post their objections to commission. The commission then looks into the objections and posts regular updates on its official website.

What is the Haryana Judiciary Exam Fee?

As per the HCS Judicial Notification, male candidates have to submit INR 1000 while INR 250 female candidates as exam fee.

What is the required eligibility criteria for Haryana Judiciary Recruitment 2021?

According to the HCS Judicial Notification, candidates must have a Bachelor of Laws from any institute or university recognized by the Bar Council of India and the age should be between 21-45 years of age. Also, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

What is the selection process of Haryana Judiciary 2021 Recruitment?

The selection process of Haryana Judiciary 2021 Recruitment involves three stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

How to fill Haryana Judiciary Application Process 2021?

  • Visit the official website of Haryana Public Service Commission
  • Click on the application link for the Judiciary Services Exam.
  • Provide the required details such as name, DOB, address, educational qualifications, work experience, category, and others
  • Upload recent passport size picture and signature in the mentioned size & format
  • Pay the required fee for your application

Is there any age relaxation of reserved category candidates in the recruitment of Haryana Judiciary?

Yes. As per the notification, the upper age limit is relaxable to 5 years for SC/ST candidates, and for physically disabled candidates the age limit is extended till 42 years of maximum age.

When is Haryana Civil Judge Exam Notification 2021 released?

Haryana Judiciary Notification was released on 13 January 2021.


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