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The Karnataka High Court conducts the Karnataka Judicial Service Examination every year to recruit candidates for Civil Judge cadre. As the application process is concluded, aspirants can go through the detailed information about the Recruitment here. Check out the detailed Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment Notification 2021 and enhance your preparation.

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Application Fee for Karnataka Judiciary Mains Exam

After checking the results, candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Category-I shall remit Rs.500/- and others remit Rs.1,000/-. Visit the official website and pay through Online/Challan payment on or before 02 November 2020. 

Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Result Released

The Karnataka High Court released the preliminary exam result for Civil Judge post on October 16th. Candidates can check the result if they have qualified for the next stage of the selection process. Download Karnataka Judiciary Prelims Result PDF

Answer Key Released for Karnataka Judicial Services

Candidates appeared for the Karnataka Judiciary Prelims Exam can download the provisional answer key that was released on 28th September 2020. Based on the objections received, the Karnataka High Court will release the final answer keys. Download Karnataka Judiciary Provisional Answer Key PDF

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Admit Card Out for Prelims Exam

The exam conducting authority released the Karnataka Judiciary Admit Card for the civil judge preliminary exam. The first stage of the selection process is scheduled on 27th September 2020 in online mode. Candidates are also advised to follow the instructions released by the exam conducting authority. 

  • A total of 53 Karnataka Judiciary Vacancy have been announced in Karnataka. The authorities have released category-wise vacancies in Karnataka High Court.
  • The Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Notification was released on 25th February on the official website.
  • Aspirants could apply for the Civil Judge post from 25th February to 26th March 2020 in online mode. 
  • This post takes you through detailed information about exam dates, the application process, selection process, and other related information. 

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Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment Highlights 2021

Exam Karnataka Judicial Service Recruitment 2021
Conducting Body Karnataka High Court
Posts Offered Civil Judge
No. of Vacancies 53
Salary Rs 27,700 - Rs 44,700 per month
Notification Release Date To be announced
Job Location Karnataka
Official Website

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Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Notification 2021

The Karnataka Judicial Services Notification is an official document released by the exam officials to inform aspirants about the recruitment in detail. Before proceeding with the application process, it is important for all to read the notice to know instructions and information regarding the exam. The Karnataka Civil Judge Notification was released on 25th February and the application process began on the same day. Check the below Karnataka Judicial Service Notification and know in detail about the Recruitment.

Check Karnataka Judiciary Exam Notification PDF

Karnataka Judicial Services Exam Dates 2021

Have a look at the below exam dates for Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment 2021. 

Events Dates
Release of notification To be announced
Starting date of application form To be announced
Last date to apply To be announced
Re-start of application form To be announced
Karnataka High Court Civil Judge 2021 Exam Date To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced

Karnataka State Judiciary Recruitment Vacancy List

This year, the Karnataka High Court has released a total of 53 Civil Judge vacancies. The below table explains the category-wise vacancy list for Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Exam 2021.

Category Total
SC 6
ST 1
Cat-I 2+8*
Cat-II (A) 6
Cat-II (B) 1+4*
Cat-III (A) 2
Cat-III (B) 2
General Merit 21
Total 41+12*

Karnataka Judicial Services Salary Details

The PCS J 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 2021

The Karnataka Judiciary Eligibility Criteria are explained for two separate categories below. Aspirants fulfilling the Karnataka Civil Judge Eligibility Criteria will be able to proceed with the application process. 

For Direct Recruitment:

  • Candidates applying through direct recruitment must have a degree in law and must have enrolled as an Advocate.
  • SC or ST applicants must not have completed 43 years of age as of 26th March 2020.
  • 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 Civil Judge post, then you must have a degree in law awarded by a recognized University in India.
  • SC or ST candidates must not have attained the age of 38 years as on 26th March 2020.
  • Unreserved candidates must not have attained the age of 35 years.
  • Those who have required qualification and are working in High court and in District Judiciary are eligible to apply.
  • Those who are 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 2021

Candidates could fill the applications for Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment only through online mode. The application process was reopened from 20 - 24, June 2020. Here is 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.,
  2. On the homepage, click on the Notifications tab, then select Recruitment.
  3. Click on the link "Notification No. CJR 1/2020 for direct recruitment of 53 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 drop-down
  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 right 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 need to upload the passport size photograph and signature in the specified format.
  • Select Passport Size Photo from the Dropdown list.
  • Click on “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 the complete Judiciary Exam Pattern for each stage 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 4 papers
  • Each paper is asked for 100 marks and the total marking scheme is 400 marks.
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 2021

Here is the brief syllabus for Karnataka High Court Civil Judge Recruitment 2021. 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 as 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 2021

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

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

Karnataka Judiciary Admit Card 2021

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 2021 at least 15 days before the exam.

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

Karnataka Judiciary Exam Result 2021

Candidates can check the Judiciary Karnataka Exam Result from the official website of 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 various details like the candidate’s name, register number, and the category.
  • Just enter your registration number to check and download the Judiciary Karnataka Result PDF.

Karnataka State Judiciary Recruitment Probation Period 2021

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

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


How many vacancies are released in Karnataka Judiciary Recruitment 2020?

This year, through the Karnataka Judiciary Recruitment, a total of 53 civil judge posts are released.

What is the in hand salary of Karnataka High Court Civil Judge?

The In-Hand salary of Karnataka High Court Civil Judge ranges between Rs 27,700 - Rs 44,700 per month. 

What is the eligibility criteria for Karnataka High Court Recruitment?

There are two categories for explaining the eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates applying through direct recruitment must have a degree in law and must have enrolled as an Advocate.
  • While candidates who are already in service and willing to apply must have a degree in law awarded by a recognized University in India.

What is the selection process of Karnataka Judiciary Recruitment 2020?

There are three stages involved in the selection process of Karnataka Judiciary Recruitment 2020:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Viva-voce or Interview

What is the Probationary Period of Karnataka State Judiciary Civil Judge?

After the final selection, the newly appointed Civil Judge must

  • Undergo training period of 1 year or more than 1 year as decided by the organization.
  • also pass Kannada language exam.




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