Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020

Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020: Gujarat High Court releases the official notification for Gujarat Judicial Services Civil Judge (JD) exam at its official website i.e. gujarathighcourt.nic.in. This year, the high court has not released any notification related to the Gujarat Judicial Services exam  yet, but it is likely to release soon. 

The Gujarat Judicial Services Exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the post of Civil Judge of the state. Each year, the commission releases a different number of vacancies for the post. In this article, we will give you a fair idea about the Judicial Service exam, tentative dates, exam pattern, and syllabus, etc. 

Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020 Highlights

Exam Conducting Body

Gujarat Public Service Commission

Exam Name

Gujarat Judicial Services Civil Judge Exam

Official Website

gujarathighcourt.nic.in.

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

Offline

Selection Procedure

Prelims, Mains and Personality Test

Number of Vacancies

To be Announced

Helpline Number

91 7927664601-15

Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020 Dates

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Release of Official Notification

Last week of September 2020

Start filling of Application Form

Last week of September 2020

Application form filling process ends

Last week of October 2020

UKPSC Judicial Services Prelims exam

November  2020

UKPSC Judicial Services Mains exam

January 2020

Gujarat Judicial Services Vacancy Details

The High Court of Gujarat releases a certain amount of vacancies of the Civil Judge post in its official notification every year. The vacancies lie between 50-70 wherein, the pay scale ranges from Rs. 27,700 – 770 – 33,090 – 930 – 40,530 – 1080 – 44,850 + Allowances. The vacancies are bifurcated based on the category of candidates. 

The exact number of vacancies cannot be defined until the official notification releases. Last year, the high court had released 68 vacancies for Civil Judge Post. 

Gujarat Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to appear in the Gujarat Judicial Services exam must note that they should verify whether they fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by the exam authority or not. This should be done prior to the application process. Candidates failing to fulfill the eligibility criteria will be eliminated from the later stages of the selection process. Below given are the necessary eligibility criteria for the Gujarat Judicial Services exam. 

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must possess a degree in law from a university established by law in Gujarat or by another University of India recognized for this purpose by the Governor. 
  • Candidates must be practicing as an Advocate in Courts of Civil and / or Criminal Jurisdiction on the last date fixed for submission of Online Application. 
  • Candidates, who have passed the Degree in Law from the academic year 2009-2010 and onwards, must have also passed the All India Bar Examination, in order to be considered as eligible for being termed as a Practicing Advocate. 

OR 

  • Candidates must be working in the Courts or other Allied Departments on the last date fixed for receipt of applications.
  • Candidates must have basic knowledge of computer operation. 

Age Limit

  1. General Category candidates must not have crossed 35 years of age. 
  2. SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates must not have completed 38 years of age. 
  3. The employees working in the Courts shall be allowed on a relaxation of a maximum period of 05 years or to the extent of an equal number of years for which service has been put in by him/her, whichever is less, in the upper age limit. The Upper Age Limit for such Candidates under any Category shall not exceed 40 years. 

Gujarat Judicial Services Application Process 2020

The application process for the Judicial Services exam is completely online. Candidates can go through the official website to fill the application form. The dates of the application will be available in the official notification. Till then, candidates can go through the application process given below: 

  • Go to the official website of Gujarat High Court i.e. https://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in/
  • Click on “Job Application”> “Apply Now”
  • Click on the form link and open the application form. 
  • Read the instructions to fill the online application form and click on “Apply Now”. 
  • Fill the registration form and create a password for login and then click on “Continue”. 
  • Login and fill the application form, enter the educational details, and click on “Submit”. 
  • Upload the image of the signature and photograph. 
  • Pay the application fee and tick on “I Agree”. 
  • Print the application form in the end for the future. 

Note: Candidates can also correct the information by using “Edit Application Option” before final submission of the application form. 

Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020 Application Fee

Candidates can fill the application fee through net banking/debit card/credit card or cash-challan. The application fee for different categories of candidates is given below: 

Category

Application Fees

Unreserved

INR 1000

SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen

INR 500

Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020 Exam Pattern 

Gujarat Judicial Services exam involves three stages i.e.: 

  • Gujarat Judicial Services Prelims exam
  • Gujarat Judicial Services Mains exam
  • Gujarat Judicial Services Personality Test

Each stage has different marks and different sets of questions. We have discussed the detailed exam pattern for different stages of the exam below. 

Category

Prelims

Mains

Type

Objective

Descriptive

Number of Papers

1

3

Name of Papers

General Knowledge

And law

Paper 1: Criminal

Paper 2: Civil

Paper 3: Gujarati

Language

75 Question: English

25 Question: Gujarati

Paper 1 & 2: English

Marks

100

Paper 1: 75

Paper 2: 75

Paper 3: 50

Negative Marking

0.33

-

Total Marks

100

200

Exam Duration

2 Hours

Paper 1 - 2.5 Hours

Paper 2 - 2.5 Hours

Paper 3 - 1.5 Hours

Passing Marks

50%

General: 50%

SC/ST: 45%

Personality Test

Candidates qualifying the mains exam will be eligible to appear in the personality test in which a candidate’s suitability for the position is evaluated via a face to face interview. The personality test will be conducted for 50  marks. 

Candidates' scores in personality tests will be combined with their scores in the mains exam to prepare the merit list. 

Gujarat Judicial Services exam Syllabus 

Gujarat Judicial Services Prelims Syllabus 

Part – A 

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 
  • The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 

Part – B 

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 
  • The Limitation Act, 1963 
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872 
  • The Constitution of India 

Part – C 

  • General Knowledge, English Language, Test of Reasoning, Numerical & Mental Ability and Basics of Computer Applications. 

Gujarat Judicial Services Mains Syllabus 

Paper 1: Criminal

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860 
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872  
  • The Probation of Offenders’ Act, 1958 
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 
  • The Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887
  • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
  • Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 
  • The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 

Paper 2: Civil

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 
  • The Limitation Act, 1963 
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872 
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932 
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963 
  • The Gujarat Court Fees Act, 2004

Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for the Judicial Services exam will be available for the candidates who have successfully filled the application form. The admit card for prelims and mains exam will be available separately. Candidates can go through the steps given below to check their admit card. 

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on “Call Letter”> “Print Call Letter”
  • Enter the required credentials. 
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen, download, and print the same. 

Gujarat Judicial Services Exam 2020 Result

Gujarat Judicial Services Result will be released for prelims, mains, and personality test separately. Candidates qualifying the prelims examination will be eligible to appear in the mains exam. The commission will release the result in pdf format containing the list of roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates can check their result by following the steps given below: 

  • Go to the official website
  • Go to the “Download” Menu
  • Click on “Result”
  • Fill up the required details and click on “Get Marks”

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