Delhi Judiciary Services Exam 2023 : Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card & Result


The Delhi Judiciary Services Exam is one of the most competitive exams in India. Every year, thousands of candidates appear for the exam in the hope of becoming a judge. To be eligible to appear for the exam, candidates must have a law degree from a recognized university. The exam is conducted by the Delhi High Court and is open to all Indian citizens who have a law degree from a recognized university. The selection process for the exam is based on two rounds – a written examination and an interview.

Candidates who clear the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam will be appointed as judicial officers in the Delhi High Court and subordinate courts. The job role of a judicial officer includes presiding over court proceedings, hearing cases, and delivering judgments. They also have to perform administrative duties such as maintaining court records and managing staff.

In this blog post, we will take a look at everything you need to know about the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam, including the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and selection process. We will also provide some tips on how to prepare for the exam.

Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023: Important Dates

The important exam dates have been released the candidates, take a look at it –

Events Dates
Publication of Vacancies for the Post Not yet announced
Publication of official notification November 2023 (Expected)
Release of application form Not yet announced
Date of issuing of admit card Not yet announced)
Date of examination Not yet announced
Date of results declaration Not yet announced)

Delhi Judiciary Services Exam: Eligibility, Pattern, & Selection Process

» Eligibility criteria for the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam

The Delhi High Court has released the notification for the Delhi Judicial Services Examination 2023. The recruitment will be done to fill up 50 vacancies in the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division). The selection of the candidates will be done through a written examination followed by an interview.

The eligible candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized University/Institution. They must also be enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi or any other State Bar Council in India. The age limit for the examination is 32 years.

Exam pattern for the Delhi Judiciary Services Exam

The written examination will consist of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Both papers will be objective type and will be held on the same day. Paper I will be for 200 marks and Paper II will be for 100 marks. The duration of each paper is 3 hours. There will also be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both papers.

Paper I – This paper will test the candidate’s knowledge of law, general awareness, and logical reasoning. It will consist of 100 questions and each question will carry 2 marks.

Paper II – This paper will test the candidate’s English language skills including comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, etc. It will consist of 50 questions and each question will carry 2 marks.

Examination Exam Type Duration Time No.of Questions Marks
Preliminary Examination Objective 2 Hours 150 150
Mains Examination (Paper I) Descriptive 2 Hours 20 250
Mains Examination (Paper II) Descriptive 3 Hours 20 200
Mains Examination (Paper III) Descriptive 3 Hours 20 200
Mains Examination (Paper IV) Descriptive 3 Hours 20 200
Viva – Voce 150

Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023: Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Examination

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • English Language
  • The Constitution of India
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), 2012
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015

Mains Examination

Paper I: General Knowledge & Language (Marks – 250)

    • Section I: (100 marks)
      • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
      • Current Legal Affairs
  • Section II: (150 Marks)
    • Language
    • Essay Writing
    • Precis Writing
    • Translation

Paper II: Civil Law I (Marks – 200)

  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Hindu Law; Mohammaden Law
  • The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958
  • Law of Torts
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994
  • The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015.

Paper III: Civil Law II (Marks – 200)

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Registration Act, 1908
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999
  • The Copyright Act, 1957

Paper IV: Criminal Law (Marks – 200)

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

Delhi Judiciary Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme 2023

Delhi Judiciary preliminary Exam Pattern, the marking scheme is explained in the below table:

Question Marks
Correctly Answered Question +1 mark
Wrongly Answered Question – 0.25 marks
Unanswered/ Unattempted Question No marks

Preliminary Examination

    1. The Prelims Question Paper Examination shall consist of Objective type questions.
    1. There will be 150 questions for 150 marks (1mark Each) with negative marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer.
    1. Time Duration shall be 2 hours to attempt the paper.
    1. Candidates qualifying the Prelims Exams shall be eligible to appear for Mains Examination.
  1. The minimum Qualifying marks for Prelims Examination for General Category is 60% & for the Reserved Categories is 55%.

Mains Examination

    1. Mains Examination consists of four papers & shall be conducted in descriptive answer writing format with 2 hours allotted for Paper Iwhile 3 hours are allotted for Paper II, Paper III & Paper IV.
    1. The Paper I of Mains Examination shall consist of 250 Marks while Paper II, Paper III, Paper IV shall consist of 200 Marks (Each).
    1. The four question papers of Mains Exam shall consist of:
        1. Paper I: General Knowledge & language
        1. Paper II: Civil Law I
        1. Paper III: Civil Law II
      1. Paper IV: Criminal Law
  1. The Minimum qualifying Marks for Mains Examination for General Category is 40% for each Paper & for the reserved categories is 35% for each paper.

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