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The Jharkhand High Court conducts the Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam every year for recruiting deserving candidates for Jharkhand Civil Judge Junior Division posts. Aspiring candidates can find the details of the exam and the recruitment process here. The competitive exam consists of three phases and every candidate needs to clear every phase in order to be eligible for the post. 

The notification includes the details on the announced Judiciary Vacancy, exam schedule and dates, pattern information, eligibility criteria, reservation details and important instructions.

Latest News on Jharkhand Judiciary Exam 2020

September 10, 2020: Preliminary Exam Date Announced

The Bihar Judicial Services announced the pre-exam date i.e., on 7th October 2020. Candidates qualifying the Preliminary exam will be successfully eligible for Mains Exam. 

August 26, 2020: Extended Application Process

The BPSC has extended the application process for Civil Judge Recruitment. Candidates who have missed applying can apply until 12th September 2020 from the official website.

Jharkhand Judiciary Exam 2020-21

Exam Jharkhand Judicial Services
Conducting Body Jharkhand High Court
Posts Offered  Civil Judge
No. of Vacancies 221
Eligibility Criteria Minimum-25 years, Maximum-33 years
Salary Rs.27,700 to Rs.44,770 per month
Exam Stages Prelims, Mains, Interview
No. of Attempts 6
Job Location Jharkhand
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Jharkhand High Court Civil Judge Notification 2020

The exam officials release an official document called the Jharkhand Judiciary Notification before the exam, which contains detailed information about the recruitment process. The notification will be released on the official website of the Jharkhand High Court, In case the Jharkhand Public Service Commission conducts the exam, the notification is also published on the public service commission website.

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Jharkhand Judicial Services Exam Dates 2020

Below are the important dates for the Jharkhand Judiciary Exam 2020.

Online Application Starting Date September 2020
Online Application Last Date October 2020
Jharkhand Judicial Service Prelims Examination The first week of December 2020
Declaration of Result To be announced

Jharkhand Civil Judge Salary 2020

The Jharkhand psc civil judge salary lies between Rs.27,700 to Rs.44,770 per month. Dearness allowance, rent allowance, and travel allowance are offered according to State government rules. Out of the PCS J Salary arrears, 40% is deposited in the officers’ General provident fund, and the remaining amount is given during two consecutive fiscal years, in equal installments.

Jharkhand Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2020

  • The practice of Law and Educational Qualification: The candidate must possess an LLB degree from a university preferably recognized by BCI. Up until the last date of form submission, they must be enrolled as an Advocate. It is mandatory that the candidate have active and valid registration and application. A candidate cannot appear for the exam with a suspended registration. The fee for general category candidates is Rs. 400 and that for reserved category candidates is Rs. 100.
  • General Requirements: Considering the Judiciary Exam Eligibility as per the notification, the candidate must be an Indian citizen, in sound physical and mental health. They must have good moral character without any criminal records.
  • Age Limit: The minimum age for candidates appearing for Jharkhand Judiciary exam is 22 years while the maximum is 35 years, up to the date mentioned in the high court notice. In case the candidate is female, or a member of a Scheduled Tribe or a Scheduled Caste, their upper age limit can be extended by three years.

Jharkhand Judiciary Application Form 2020

In order to participate in the Jharkhand civil judge exam, candidates must apply online through the application form. The steps to be followed are given below:

  1. Visit the official Jharkhand Public Service Commission website and click on the application form link. 
  2. Put in all the required details in the application form such as educational qualification, address, date of birth, and name.
  3. Next, you need to upload a self-attested passport size photograph in the required format and size.
  4. Select Passport Size Photo, click on choose file, select the photo to be uploaded, and then click on upload.
  5. Scan and upload your signature.
  6. There is an application fee that you will need to pay through online mode.
  7. You can pay the application fee via net banking, debit card, and credit card. 
  8. Jharkhand judiciary recruitment exam has a fee of Rs. 600 for the general category candidates and Rs. 150 for reserved category candidates.
  9. After registration, you can download the application form in PDF format. 

Jharkhand Judiciary Service Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020

The selection of candidates for Jharkhand judiciary recruitment 2020 will be done on the basis of a written examination. This exam includes two parts namely the preliminary exam and main exam. The final part of the exam consists of a face to face interview or a personality test.

Here are the details of the Judiciary Exam Pattern for Jharkhand Civil Judge Recruitment:

  • The Preliminary Entrance Test is a written exam with objective or Multiple Choice type questions.
  • The full marks for the Preliminary exam are 100 marks.
  • The Preliminary Entrance Test is of 2 hours duration.
  • Those candidates who are able to clear the preliminary exam will be eligible for the Mains Exam. 
  • The main exam for Jharkhand civil judge recruitment 2020 is a subjective one. Candidates who clear the mains examination will be eligible for the interview and the viva test.
  • The Mains exam has 4 papers, each carrying 100 marks, making the total marks to be 400.
  • The examiners will use oral communication for the viva voce test.

Jharkhand Judicial Prelims Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The primary stage of the recruitment process is the Prelims Exam. Candidates shall be tested on the following grounds considering the Jharkhand Judiciary Syllabus:

  • Current Affairs and General Knowledge
  • General knowledge of English
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Law of Contract, 1872
  • The Indian Evidence Act 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860

Jharkhand Judiciary Mains Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern Details

The papers for the Mains exam are as follows. There are four papers of 3 hours duration each.


  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963


  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Contract Act, 1872
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Sales of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881


  • The Mohammedan Law and The Hindu Law
  • Jurisprudence 
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Rent Control Law

Paper - IV

English and Hindi Language test with translation, paraphrasing, writing, and essay.

  1. The Viva-Voce Test for the Jharkhand pcs j exam holds 100 marks. In this test, you will need to score at least 25% marks in order to qualify, if you belong to the General Category. For SC/ST/EBC/OBC, the minimum marks required is 20%.

If you do not get the minimum marks required to pass in the Viva-Voce exam, you will not be qualified for appointment or selection, no matter how much marks you scored in the Prelims and Mains exams.

The exam officials will take into account both the Main Exam marks and the Viva-Voce Test marks to prepare the final selection list of candidates. In case two candidates score the same marks in the selection list, the exam officials will use the qualification metrics to arrange them accordingly. 

As such, the candidate having a Post Graduate Degree in the concerned field will be chosen over the other. After that, they will take into account the work experienced in law practice, followed by the age factor where senior candidates are given more preference.

Check Judiciary Exam Syllabus PDF (State-wise)

Jharkhand Judiciary Civil Judge Recruitment 2020 Admit Card

The admit card is an important document that every candidate appearing for the Jharkhand judiciary 2020 exam must carry to the exam hall. Usually, the exam authority releases the admit card a couple of weeks before the exam.

  • You can find the admit card for PCS J Jharkhand exam on the commission’s official website.
  • You need to download the admit card and take a printout of it.
  • All candidates must bring the admit card with them on exam day, otherwise, they won't be allowed to sit for the exam.

Jharkhand Judiciary Exam Result 2020

You will find results for the Jharkhand Judiciary 2020 Preliminary Exam on the official website. The Jharkhand High Court official website will release the results of the Pre Exam first, followed by that of the Main Exam. After the interview round is over, the authorities will release the final result on the website. As such, candidates need to stay updated and check the website regularly for the results notification.

Probation Period Jharkhand State Judiciary Recruitment 2020

After the candidates get selected in the final selection list, they need to serve a probation period of 2 years. Depending on performance and other parameters, the probation period may be extended in individual cases. This may depend on the passing of examination prescribed by the High Court during service.

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Yes, a student from any stream (arts, commerce, or science) can apply for a law course after completing the 12th examination. Students may choose the 3-year programs, or they may apply for the integrated 5-year courses. Some of the integrated law courses are – B.Com. L.L.B., B.Tech. L.L.B., B.Sc. L.L.B., B.B.A. L.L.B., B.A. L.L.B. 

As you can see, integrated courses are actually the combination of a law course with another course, which varies. You can choose any of the following and then appear for the judiciary service examination.

What is the upper and lower limit of age when it comes to Jharkhand Judiciary Examinations?

The upper and the lower limit of age when it comes to Jharkhand Judiciary Examinations are 22 and 35 years respectively. Minimum qualifications simply require the candidate to attain the L.L.B. degree from a recognized university. The aspirant must also be an advocate though no specific years of practice are required. 

Is coaching necessary for Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination?

Whether you deem coaching to be necessary for Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination is entirely a matter of perspective. If you feel additional help is required, then feel free to sign up for the various coaching platforms that are available. But, before doing that, conduct necessary researches about it.

However, if you feel you can do it yourself, then go ahead. But, in this case, you need to be more focused and determined. You must have the tenacity and perseverance to study for long hours. 

Which is the more superior position – Judge or IAS?

Without a doubt, a judge has far more powers when compared to an IAS. Judges are not inclusive of the 7th pay commission and receive a much higher salary than the IAS under the National Judicial Pay Commission. In fact, in a ruling in 1992, the Supreme Court clearly stated that there can be no comparison between Judiciary and IAS.

However, power or the pay scale is not the only factor that should determine your course of a career. You must also reflect which career would give you better satisfaction and then opt for it.

Which newspaper is best for Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination?

A newspaper provides a great deal of information and aids you in scoring high marks in the general knowledge section of the preliminary examinations. It is the best source of information for general awareness as well as general knowledge. You can follow The Hindustan Times, Jharkhand Express, Times of India, etc. to know the local and global news.

What are the books that you can study for Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination?

There are numerous books and notes that you can consider while preparing for the Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination. Apart from the compulsory bare act books, you can refer to some specific books that will assist you in clearing the Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination. Some of the books that you can refer to are – Bihar & Jharkhand Judicial Service by Singhal, Bihar & Jharkhand Judicial Services by Showick Thoppe, etc. 

What is the application fee for the Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination?

The application fee for the Jharkhand Judiciary Service Examination varies depending on the category you select. If you are a candidate under the general category, then your application fee is 600 INR. However, if you are a candidate under the reserved categories, then your application fee will be 150 INR. The payment of the fee can be done either by debit cards or by internet banking. 


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