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Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023 - Notification, Dates, Prep Tips & More

Author : Shashwat

Updated On : October 2, 2023


Reader’s Digest - Hey, are you a law graduate looking for an exciting career opportunity as a civil judge in Haryana? If so, you definitely need to know about the syllabus, pattern, and result of the Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023.

The Haryana Public Service Commission conducts the RECRUITMENT TO SUBORDINATE JUDICIAL SERVICE SELECTION COMMITTEE OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT to fill in various posts of Civil Judge in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch).

The selection process for the HJS exam involves three stages, i.e., prelims, mains, and interviews. However, the Prelims is qualifying in nature. Scores in Mains and the Interview are important for deciding the final merit list.

Coming to the context of this article, we have tried to answer a few queries that students will now have about the Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023.

  • Who can apply for the HJS Exam 2023? Students holding a bachelor's degree in law from a university established by the law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India can apply for the exam.
  • Is there any age limit for applying to the Haryana Civil Judge Exam? Yes. Your minimum age should be 21 years, and your maximum age should be below 42 years to be eligible for the Haryana Civil Judge Exam.
  • I am in my final year of LLB. Am I eligible to apply for the HJS Exam? No Person shall be eligible to be appointed a Civil Judge (Junior Division) unless he holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India.

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023 Notification PDF

The Haryana Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the Haryana Civil Judge exam. As per the notification, your minimum age should be 21 years, and the maximum age is 42 years to apply for the exam.

In 2021, the High Court announced 256 vacancies for civil judge posts. Out of 256 vacancies, 56 are reserved for the General category, 40 for SC, 21 for BC-A, 11 for BC-B, 11 for EWS, 20 (ESM+ESP), and 10 for the PwD category.

Note that you will get selected based on the marks scored in the Mains followed by the Interview. You can download the Haryana judiciary exam notification by clicking on the link below.

Haryana Judiciary Notification PDF (Previous Year)

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023 Dates

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the Haryana Judiciary 2023 exam:

Event Date 
Starting Date of Online Application Process To be announced
Last date to submit the online application form To be announced
Last date to pay the application fee To be announced
Haryana Judiciary Prelims Admit Card To be announced
Haryana Judiciary Prelims Exam date To be announced
Haryana Judiciary Mains Admit Card To be announced
Haryana Judiciary Mains Exam date To be announced

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023 Vacancy

The table below has a category-wise Haryana Judiciary vacancy list for the previous academic year (2020-21). We can expect quite similar vacancies for the academic year 2023.

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

Haryana Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2023

Before proceeding with the application form, you must meet the required eligibility. 

Haryana Judiciary Eligibility is decided on the 3 basic parameters: age limit, educational qualification, and applicant's nationality.

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 to it.

Age Limit

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


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

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023 Application Process

You can follow the steps below while filling out the Haryana Judiciary Application form without errors.

  • 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."
  • The system will generate the new User ID and password and send the same 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 a 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 candidates (with at least 40% disability) categories of Haryana only, there is no application fee.

Haryana Judiciary Exam Pattern 2023

Haryana Public Service Commission 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 Haryana Judiciary 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 the Law graduate level. i.e. the standard LLB syllabus 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 five subjects- Civil Law I, Civil Law II, Criminal Law III, English, and Language (Hindi in Devanagari Script).

If you belong to the general category, you must 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 be shortlisted for interview/viva-voce only if you qualify for both the Prelims and Mains exams. The interview is conducted for a total of 100 marks.

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

Judiciary Mock Tests

Judiciary Mock Tests

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023 Syllabus

As per the official notification, the syllabus varies for prelims and mains exams.

To ease your preparation, we have provided the detailed Haryana Judiciary Syllabus in the post below.

Haryana Judiciary Prelims Syllabus

The prelims exam shall be of objective type with multiple-choice questions. The objective questions will be asked from the main examination syllabus, which includes the Code of Civil procedure, the Indian Contract Act, the Indian Evidence Act, the Specific Relief Act, etc.

You should have a general and basic overview of the main subjects and the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian Legal and Constitutional History, and governance.

Also, you will be tested on other subjects like analytical skills, reasoning, and aptitude.

Haryana Judiciary Mains Syllabus

Check out the table below to learn the detailed syllabus for the Haryana Judiciary 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 and family laws)
Mohammedan Law and Customary Law (Marriage, Adoption, Inheritance & other personal and 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 Answer Key 2023

After completing the exam by the Haryana PSC for Judicial Services, the commission will release the Haryana Judiciary Answer Key at its official portal. The Answer Key of the HCS Judicial Branch Exam 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 Exam 2023 Result

The results are declared after the completion of the exam. Note that the results are published separately online for different stages in the recruitment process. 

You can follow the steps given below to check your results.

  • 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 longer than usual.

Haryana Judiciary Cut-Off 

Check out the table below for last year's Haryana Judiciary cut-off

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


So, if you are a law graduate with aspirations of becoming a civil judge in Haryana, The Haryana Judiciary Exam 2023 is your ticket to this exciting career opportunity.  As you begin with the application process for the Haryana Judiciary exam, remember the key takeaways:

  • The exam selection process includes three qualifying stages - prelims, mains, and the interview.
  • Only those with a bachelor's degree in law from a recognized university can apply, and age requirements of 21 to 42 years must be met.
  • No person shall be eligible to be appointed a Civil judge (Junior Division) unless he holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India.

By being determined, working hard, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the exam process, you can certainly succeed in cracking the Haryana Judiciary Service (HJS) exam. Therefore, prepare yourself, stay focused, and give it your all to transform your judiciary aspirations into actuality! 

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