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Karnataka Judiciary Online Application 2023 - Steps, Fees & Direct Link

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : April 28, 2023


Reader's Digest - Hey there, curious minds! Ready to know the Karnataka Judiciary Online Application Process? Read this blog to discover application fees, required documents, essential steps, and more

On 9 March 2023, the Karnataka High Court released the official notification for Karnataka Civil Judge Exam. The Karnataka Judiciary Exam's application process is entirely online.

You must pay separate application fees for Prelims and Mains. Candidates qualifying for the prelims exam will be asked to pay the fee separately for the Mains exam after the results of the Prelims exam are declared.

Karnataka Judiciary Application Dates 2023

Here are the dates for the Karnataka Civil Judge Exam:

Event Name Official Dates
Notification Release Date 09 March 2023
Start Date to Fill Up Form 09 March 2023
End Date to Fill Up Form 10 April 2023

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Pre-Requisites to Fill Karnataka Judiciary Online Application 2023

There are certain documents required for Karnataka Judiciary application form filling. Keep these documents ready to complete the Karnataka Judiciary form without hassle.

  • Personal Information: You will need your full name, date of birth, gender, parent/guardian names, and nationality.
  • Educational Qualification: Details about your law degree, year of passing, percentage/grades, and the name of the university or institution.
  • Category Details: If applicable, provide information about your reservation category (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-servicemen) and relevant supporting documents.
  • Address & Contact Information: Your permanent and correspondence address, email ID and mobile number.
  • Photograph and Signature: A scanned copy of your recent passport-sized photograph and signature, as per the prescribed format and size mentioned in the official notification.
  • Proof of Identity: A scanned copy of a valid government-issued identity card (such as a PAN card, Aadhar card, or passport).
  • Proof of Age: A scanned copy of your birth certificate, school leaving certificate, or any other valid document indicating your date of birth.
  • Application Fee: Keep your debit/credit card or net banking details ready to pay the required application fee as per your category.
  • Language Proficiency: If applicable, provide details of your proficiency in the regional language (Kannada).

How to Fill Karnataka Judiciary Application Form?

This year, 57 Karnataka Judiciary Vacancy has been released for Karnataka High Court. There are three stages included in the Karnataka Judiciary Application Process as explained below.

Go through the detailed step-by-step instructions to complete the Karnataka Judiciary Application Process. 

Registration/Filling the Application Form

  • Visit the official website of Karnataka High Court,i.e., karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in
  • On the homepage, click on the Notifications tab.
  • In the drop-down menu, select Recruitment.
  • A list of Recruitment appeared on the new page.
  • Click on the link "No. HCRB/CJR-1/2023" for direct recruitment of 57 Posts of Civil Judges.
  • Click on the link "To Apply Online Application - Click Here".
  • On the new page, click on the "Online Application" Button.
  • Next, click on the OK button. In the next screen, read all the instructions and check to proceed further by clicking (√) on acceptance.
  • Now, select Civil Judge in the drop-down.
  • Enter all the personal details correctly, i.e., your name, father's name, gender, date of birth, category, marital status, citizenship, contact information, annual income, permanent address, mobile number, and email ID.
  • Next, complete the enrolment information by entering all the right details. 
  • Further, enter your Law Graduation information and practice information.

Uploading of Documents

  • Upload a passport-size photograph and signature in the specified format.
  • Upload the latest passport-size photograph with white background having (5 cm of length X 3.6 cm of breadth with a maximum size of 50 kb) in *.jpg format
  • Select Passport Size Photo from the Dropdown list.
  • Click on “Choose File” to select the file.
  • Click on the Upload button to upload the Photograph.
  • For signature, scan and upload their signature, signed in black ink on white paper (2.5 cm in length X 7.5 cm of breadth with a maximum size of 25 kb) in jpg format.
  • Select “Applicant Signature” from the Dropdown list.
  • Click on “Choose File” to select the file.
  • Click on the Upload button to upload the Signature
  • Check the box after uploading the documents and submit the form.

Payment of Karnataka Judiciary Application Fees 2023

  • After submitting the form, the Application Number will be generated.
  • Take a printout of the form and make the payment 
  • Read the detailed instructions before proceeding with the payment of the fee. 
  • Make the payment either through online mode or offline mode.
  • The application fee must be paid twice. The first payment is made for prelims, while the second is made after qualifying for the exam.
  • After releasing the prelim results, you will be given 15 days to pay the mains exam fee. Check the amount to be paid and complete the payment accordingly.
  • If you are paying online mode, then you complete the payment of the application fee by using the SBI online payment gateway.
  • If you are making the payment offline, you must download the challan from the SBI online Payment gateway and remit the fee to any branch of SBI.

Here is the table of Karnataka Judiciary Application Fees 2023:

Exam General SC/ST/Cat-1
Preliminary Rs 500/- Rs 250/-
Mains Rs 1000/- Rs 500/-

Online Mode of Fee Payment

  • For online mode, use "ONLINE SBI PAYMENT PORTAL”.
  • Under this tab, enter your application number and captcha code. 
  • Click on the "GO" button to proceed further with making payment.
  • Applicants shall click and agree to the terms and conditions of SBI Bank collect and click the “Proceed” button as shown below.
  • Next, you will be directed to the new page “REGISTRAR GENERAL, HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA” SBI Collect page. Select Payment Category as “ONLINE RECRUITMENT”.
  • After clicking, you will be asked to fill in details like your name, application number, retype the application number, enter the correct date of birth, select the correct fee, mobile number, and captcha. 
  • Click on the Confirm button.
  • Upon clicking the confirm button, a screen showing the list of payment methods will be displayed. 
  • Select the most convenient method of payment to pay the fee.
  • Follow the procedure as the bank prescribes to make payment through Net Banking and Card Payment.

Offline Mode of Fee Payment

  • Upon clicking the confirm button, a screen showing the list of payment methods will be displayed. 
  • If you have selected an offline method, i.e., challan payment, then for downloading the State Bank Collect challan form, click the “SBI Branch” option under the “Other Payment Mode” label. 
  • Click on the PDF link “Click here to save the Pre-Acknowledgement form in PDF” to download the Challan form
  • Applicants shall pay the application fee in any of the SBI branches, secure the Depositor Copy of the Challan, and display the same to the authority without fail.

After the payment, click on the “Pay-Confirmation” button to proceed with payment is a success or failure. Applicants shall enter the DU Reference number of SBI payment with the date of birth or Mobile no. and Confirm whether the payment was paid to the Registrar General, HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA, Bengaluru.

List of Documents Karnataka Judiciary Application Form 2023

You know what they say - "A stitch in time saves nine." It's always better to have all your documents ready before you start filling out the application. Here's what you'll need:

  • A scanned copy of your passport-sized photograph
  • A scanned copy of your signature
  • Your Law degree certificate
  • Proof of enrollment as an advocate
  • Age proof (birth certificate or 10th standard mark sheet)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Ex-servicemen certificate (if applicable)
  • Any other relevant documents mentioned in the official notification

Instructions for Karnataka Judiciary Application Form 2023

Certain rules must be followed while filling out the Karnataka Judiciary application form. Go through the below-listed instructions.  

  • Ensure to read the instructions before proceeding with the application process.
  • Applicants must provide their mobile number and valid e-mail ID for communication at relevant columns while submitting the online application.
  • You must complete the forms in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle or confusion. 
  • The exam conducting authorities will announce the list of candidates eligible for the Prelims, Mains, and Viva-Voce on their official website.
  • This will also be intimated to candidates through SMS or email. Candidates can download the call letter for the exam only from the official website.
  • You must appear for the Preliminary and Main Written Examination and Viva-voce, if called for, at your own expense at the place and time decided and notified by the High Court of Karnataka.
  • Candidates must produce a copy of the admit card while appearing for the prelims, mains, viva-voce, or interview.
  • While appearing for viva-voce and verification, candidates must produce three sets of self-attested photocopies of all documents produced while filling out the application form.
  • Applicants shall not upload any other original or attested copies of the documents/certificates (except the above-specified documents) when submitting the Online application.
  • Also, candidates must ensure they fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying for the Karnataka Judiciary Exam.

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In conclusion, the Karnataka Judiciary Application Form 2023 is an essential step for aspiring civil judges to embark on their judicial careers in the state. With our comprehensive guide, you'll be well-equipped to navigate the application process seamlessly and set yourself up for success in Karnataka's esteemed judicial system.

Frequently Asked Questions

The in-hand salary of a Karnataka High Court Civil Judge ranges between Rs 27,700 - Rs 44,700 per month. 
There are two categories for explaining the eligibility criteria: 1) Candidates applying through direct recruitment must have a degree in law and must have enrolled as an Advocate. 2) While candidates who are already in service and willing to apply must have a degree in law awarded by a recognized University in India.
No, the application fee varies for each category of candidates. So, candidates must go through the application fee before making the fee payment.
No, as per the eligibility criteria, there is no requirement for prior experience however, candidates mus have completed their bachelor's degree in law.
No, the enter application process for Karnataka Judiciary Exam can be done only through online mode. The Karnataka High Court will not accept any offline mode of applications.
There are certain documents that have to be uploaded and few required for filling the form. The list of documents are:

  • scanned photograph
  • scanned signature
  • education details
  • communication details
  • personal details
  • bank details to make the payment.


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