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Karnataka Judiciary Exam 2023: Check Eligibility, Vacancy List & Exam Dates

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : July 3, 2023


The Karnataka High Court conducts the Karnataka Judicial Service Examination annually to recruit candidates for the Civil Judge cadre and has announced 56 vacancies for direct recruitment as a civil judge.

As the application process is concluded, aspirants can go through the detailed information about the Recruitment here.

Check out the thorough Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment Notification 2023 and enhance your preparation.

Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment Highlights 2023

Exam Karnataka Judicial Service Recruitment 2023
Conducting Body Karnataka High Court
Posts Offered Civil Judge
No. of Vacancies 57 (Announced)
Salary Rs 27,700 - Rs 44,700 per month
Notification Release Date 09 March 2023
Start Date to Fill Up Form 09 March 2023
End Date to Fill Up Form 10 April 2023
Job Location Karnataka
Official Website karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in

Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Notification 2023

  • The Karnataka Judicial Services Notification is an official document released by exam officials to inform aspirants about recruitment in detail.
  • Before proceeding with the application process, you need to read the notice to know the instructions and information regarding the exam.
  • The Karnataka Civil Judge Notification was released on the 9th of March, 2023, and the application process began on the same day.
  • Check the Karnataka Judicial Service Notification below and learn about Recruitment.

Karnataka Judicial Services Exam Dates 2023

Look at the below exam dates for Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment 2023. 

Events Dates
Release Date of Notification 09 March 2023
Starting Date of Application Form 09 March 2023
Last Date to Apply 10 April 2023
Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Exam Date To Be Announced
Declaration of Result To Be Announced

Karnataka State Judiciary Recruitment Vacancy List

In 2022, the Karnataka High Court released 56 Civil Judge vacancies. The below table explains the category-wise vacancy list for Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Exam.

Category Total
General 18
SC 6
ST 1
Cat-I 1+13*
Cat-II (A) 6+2*
Cat-II (B) 2+4*
Cat-III (A) 1
Cat-III (B) 2
Total 37+19*
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Karnataka Judicial Services Salary Details

The salary of a Civil Judge at Karnataka High Court ranges between Rs 27,700 - Rs 44,700 per month. Apart from this salary, the in-hand salary includes various perks and allowances like

  • Dearness allowance
  • HRA
  • Travel Allowances
  • Rent Allowance

Karnataka Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria 2023

The Karnataka Judiciary Eligibility Criteria are explained in two separate categories below. Aspirants fulfilling the Karnataka Civil Judge Eligibility Criteria can proceed with the application process. 

For Direct Recruitment:

  • Candidates applying through direct recruitment must have a law degree and be enrolled as an Advocate.
  • SC or ST applicants must not have completed 43 years of age as of 26th March 2022.
  • Unreserved candidates must not have completed 40 years of age.

Recruitment of In-service Candidates

  • If you are already in service and willing to apply for the Civil Judge post, you must have a law degree awarded by a recognized University in India.
  • SC or ST candidates must not have attained the age of 38 as of 26th March 2022.
  • Unreserved candidates must not have attained the age of 35 years.
  • Those with the required qualifications and working in the High Court and District Judiciary are eligible to apply.
  • Those working in the Department of Prosecutions and government litigation as assistant public prosecutors cum additional government pleaders can apply.

Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Application Form 2023

Candidates could only complete the Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment applications online.

Here are the detailed instructions to fill the form correctly without attempting any mistakes.

Registration/Filling the Application Form

  1. Visit the official website of Karnataka High Court, i.e., karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in
  2. On the homepage, click on the Notifications tab, then select Recruitment.
  3. Click on the link "Notification No. CJR 1/2022 for Direct Recruitment of 56 Posts of Civil Judges"
  4. Click on the link "To Apply Online Application -Click Here-"
  5. On the new page, click on the "Online Application" Button.
  6. Select Civil Judge in the dropdown.
  7. Enter all the personal details correctly, i.e., Candidate Name, Father Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Category, Marital Status, Citizenship, etc.
  8. Complete the Enrolment Information by entering all the correct details. Next, you will have to enter all the Educational Qualification details.
  9. Further, the candidate needs to enter Law Graduation Information and Practice Information.

Uploading of Documents

  • Applicants must upload a passport-size photograph and signature in the specified format.
  • Select Passport Size Photo from the Dropdown list.
  • Click "Choose File" to select the file and upload the Photograph.
  • Select "Applicant Signature" from the Dropdown list. Click on "Choose File" to select the file and click on the upload button.
  • Check the box after uploading the documents and submit the form.

Payment of Application Fee

  • After submitting the form, the Application Number will be generated.
  • Candidates take a printout of the form and make the payment 
  • Applicants can make the payment either through online mode or offline mode.

Karnataka Judiciary Exam Pattern

The Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Exam includes three stages, i.e., Prelims, Mains, and Viva-Voce. Go through each stage's complete Judiciary Exam Pattern and be exam ready.

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • There are a total of three sections.
  • The exam is conducted for 100 marks, including 100 Objective type questions.
Part Topics
Part A Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981
Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Indian Contract Act, 1872
Specific Relief Act, 1963
Indian Constitution
Karnataka Rent Act, 1999
Part B Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Indian Penal Code, 1860
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Part C General Knowledge – Test of reasoning and mental ability

Mains Exam Pattern

  • This is a written exam including four papers
  • Each paper is asked for 100 marks, and the whole marking scheme is 400.
Paper Maximum Marks
Translation Paper 100 marks
Law Paper I 100 marks
Law Paper II 100 marks
Law Paper III 100 marks
Total 400 marks

Karnataka Judicial Services Recruitment Syllabus 2023

Here is the brief syllabus for Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment 2023. Ensure to study these topics from the Judiciary Exam Syllabus in depth so that it is easier to get qualified for the Viva-Voce stage.

Karnataka Preliminary Exam Syllabus

  • The Karnataka Prelims question paper includes Multiple Choice Questions for 100 marks.
Specific Relief Act Indian Evidence Act Constitution of India Code of Civil Procedure
Criminal Procedure Code Transfer of Property Act Principle of Hindu Laws Karnataka Rent Act
Indian Penal Code Jurisprudence Personal Law -

Karnataka Mains Exam Syllabus

  • The Karnataka Judiciary Exam includes four papers which are explained below.
Paper 1
Depositions Judgments
Documents -
Paper 2
Civil Procedure Code Criminal Procedure Code
Indian Evidence Act Principles of Pleading 
Indian Constitution
Paper 3
 Framing of issues and writing judgments in civil cases -
Paper 4
Framing of charges and writing judgments in criminal cases -

Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Selection Process 2023

The selection of candidates for the vacancies is made through the following procedure. Candidates securing minimum marks in each stage will be successfully eligible to receive the Civil Judge post appointment. 

  1. Preliminary Examination - This is the first stage of Recruitment, wherein candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in the online exam. This exam includes multiple-choice questions for 100 marks. Candidates scoring above the cut-off will be eligible for the Mains exam.
  2. Mains Exam - This is the second stage of the selection process, a descriptive exam mode. This stage includes four sections for 400 marks, and the marks scored by candidates in this section will be considered for the Interview round.
  3. Viva-Voce or Interview - This stage tests the candidate's general knowledge, principles of law, and suitability for the appointment for the post. The Interview is conducted for 25 marks.
  4. Computer Test - This round is conducted to test the candidate's knowledge of computers. Marks secured in the computer exam are not considered for the final result, and the maximum marks allotted to the computer test are 25 marks.

Karnataka Judiciary Admit Card 2023

Admit card is an important document to be carried to the exam hall without fail. The exam conducting authority will release the Karnataka Judiciary Admit Card 2023 at least 15 days before the exam.

  • Candidates can download the admit card only from the official website.
  • Candidates can download the admit card by entering the registration number and password.
  • This hall ticket must be preserved safely until the last stage of the selection process. 
  • It is advised to take 3-4 coloured printouts of the admit card for better clarity and visibility of the candidate's image.

Karnataka Judiciary Exam Result 2023

Candidates can check the Judiciary Karnataka Exam Result from the official website of the Karnataka High Court. The Karnataka Judicial Services Recruitment Result will be released in PDF format. 

  • The exam conducting authorities will release the results after a month of the exam.
  • The Result PDF includes the candidate's name, register number, and category.
  • Enter your registration number to check and download the Judiciary Karnataka Result PDF.

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Karnataka State Judiciary Recruitment Probation Period 2023

After the final selection of candidates for individual posts, candidates must serve a probationary period of 2 years. During the probation period, the newly appointed Civil Judge must

  • Undergo a training period of 1 year or more than one year as decided by the organization.
  • Pass Kannada Language Examination conducted by Karnataka Public Service Commission. This Kannada examination is performed only for those candidates who have not passed the language examination earlier.

Frequently Asked Questions

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