The Karnataka High Court released an official notification on 25th February 2020 to fill in vacancies for the civil judge cadre. If you are one of the Judicial Services aspirants, then check out the detailed Karnataka Judiciary Vacancy 2020 in this post and apply accordingly. Know the category-wise Judiciary Vacancies for Karnataka state explained in this article. Due to the current situation, the applications were reopened from June 20-24, 2020. There is a huge number of applicants for civil judge posts due to the high paid PCS J Salary and satisfying job profile. 

Karnataka Judiciary Vacancy 2021

  • This year, the Karnataka Judicial Services released a total of 53 vacancies under the Civil Judge post.
  • Aspirants satisfying the complete eligibility criteria could apply for the Karnataka Judiciary Exam 2021
  • There are two ways of recruitment i.e., Direct and In-Service recruitment. The eligibility criteria differ for both aspirants. 
  • Get the complete insights about the eligibility criteria and the category wise vacancies here. Also, know the previous year's trend in Karnataka Judicial Services Vacancies.

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Karnataka Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2021

The Judiciary Eligibility Criteria for the Karnataka state is as explained below. As said there are ways of recruitment codnucted by the Karnataka High Court. Ensure to go through the eligibility carefully and then proceed with the application process.

Direct Recruitment 

  • Candidates must be having a degree in law granted by a university established by Law in India and must have been enrolled as an Advocate.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST must not exceed 38 years while other categories cannot exceed 35 years as on the last date of receipt for applications.
  • For Ex-Servicemen candidates, there is a relaxation of three years in the upper age limit.

Recruitment of In-Service Candidates

  • If you are already in service and willing to apply for the 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 the required qualifications and are working in the 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 Judiciary Vacancies List

Here is the brief information about Judiciary Vacancy for Karnataka state. Go through the detailed Karnataka Judiciary Vacancies and apply accordingly.

  • The highest number of vacancies is announced for the General merit category while the lowest is for Scheduled tribes.
  • The vacancies have been categorized separately for women candidates, Kannada medium and rural candidates. 
Category Un-Reserved General Women Candidate Kannada Medium Rural Candidate Ex-Service Men Physically Challenged Total
SC 1 2 1 2 - - 6
ST - - - - - 1 1
Cat-I - 1+3* - 1+2* 2* 1* 2+8*
Cat-II (A) 1 2 1 1 1 - 6
Cat-II (B) - 1 1* 3* - - 1+4*
Cat-III (A) - 1 - - - 1 2
Cat-III (B) 1 - - - 1 - 2
General Merit 7 6 1 5 2 - 21
Total 10 13+3* 3+1* 9+5* 4+2* 2+1* 41+12*

Note: Mentioning * means a particular vacancy is carried forward as a backlog. 

  • The 32 posts under Cat-II(A) which were not filled during the last 6 recruitment process from the year 2014 to 2019 are considered as fresh vacancies as a one-time measure as per the G.D. No. LAW 282 LAC 2018, dated 04.11.2019.
  • The above table has been prepared by keeping in view the relevant government orders in force.

Karnataka Judiciary Selection process 2021

Candidates are selected for Karnataka High Court based on their performance in four stages as explained below. As per the Judiciary Exam Pattern, all four stages are qualifying in nature. Candidates qualifying for all the stages will be eligible for final selection.

  1. Preliminary Exam - The first stage includes an objective type question paper for 100 marks and there are three sections included.
  2. Mains Exam - This is a descriptive model of the exam including 4 sections each for 100 marks. 
  3. Viva-Voce - This is an Interview round conducted for 100 marks. 
  4. Computer Test - To check the ability in computers, a test for 25 marks will be codnucted. The marks scored in this test is not considered for final selection.

Upon clearing all these stages, candidates will be shortlisted for final selection. After final selection, candidates will be initially on probation for two years or more. Candidates appointed will be under the strict rules of the Karnataka Civil Services 1977. After the completion of training and passing a Kannada Language Examination, candidates will be selected for a permanent position. 


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 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.

How many Karnataka Judiciary Vacancies are released this year?

This year, a total of 53 Karnataka Judiciary Vacancies were released for Karnataka High Court. 

Are there any backlog vacancies being added this year?

Yes, there are few previous year backlog vacancies added for this year Karnataka Vacancy List.