Jharkhand Judicial Services Exam 2020 for Civil Judge

Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam 2020: The Jharkhand Judicial Service Examination is organized each year by the Jharkhand High Court – Ranchi to recruit suitable candidates for the posts of Civil Judge Junior Division. The date for Judicial Service Exam of Jharkhand to be announced soon.

The details of the Jharkhand Judicial Service exam will be published in a notification released by the High Court on its official website which is www.jharkhandhighcourt.nic.in. It is also published on the state’s public service commission website incase the examination is organized by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission.

The competitive exam for Jharkhand high court Civil Judge in Junior Division is held in 3 phases. The candidates need to qualify for each of these phases to be selected for the post. There are Preliminary Entrance Test – Written Examination that will have Multiple Choice Questions or Objective Type.

The candidates declared successful in this test shall be eligible for the Main Examination. Then there is the main Examination which is subjective and is the Written Examination. The candidates declared successful in this Test shall be eligible for Viva-Voce Test. This is followed by a Viva-Voce Test which constitutes a Personal Interview or an Oral Examination for the final selection.

Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam 2020 Overview

Examination Name

Jharkhand Judicial Services

Conducting Institute

Jharkhand High Court


Preliminary, Mains and Interview

Maximum Attempts

6 attempts

Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam 2020 - Dates

Have a look at the important dates (tentative) of the Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam below:

Starting Date of Online Application

 To be Notified

Last Date of Online Application

To be Notified 

Jharkhand Judicial Service Prelims Examination

To Be Notified

 Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility and Age Limit: Jharkhand Civil Judge for Junior Division

Educational qualification & Practice of Law: One must possess a Degree of Law (LLB) from a recognized University preferably by the BCI. He/she must be enrolled as an advocate via the Advocates, Act, 1961 until last date of submission of the application form. Valid & active application and registration is mandatory to appear for the exam. A suspended Registration will be denied appearance. The fee for application for all the candidates who belong to the general category will be Rs. 400. And the Candidates of the reserved category will be required to pay Rs. 100 towards the application fee.

General Requirements: He/she must be a citizen Of India in sound health, with a good moral character and must not be linked to or have a history with any criminal case involving moral.

Age limit: Lower limit of the age requirement for a candidate to appear for the exam is 22 years while the upper limit for the age requirement for a candidate to appear for the exam is 35 years as on the date indicated in the notice by the high court. In the case of female candidates, or candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe there are given the relaxation of the upper age limit by three years. 

Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam 2020 - Application Process

Candidates must follow the following steps to register for the exam online for Jharkhand Judicial Services Online:

1: Log on to the official website of the Jharkhand Public Service Commission and click on link for the application form.

2: Enter all the required details including name, date of birth, address, educational qualifications and more

3: Upload scanned photo passport size along with a signature in the format & size asked

4: Pay the fee for the application

Jharkhand Judicial Service Application Fee for the general category applicants is Rs. 600 while for the candidates from reserved category, it is Rs. 150.

Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam 2020 Admit Card 

After validating the documents and the details, the board of Jharkhand for the exam will release the admit card on the official website for all the eligible candidates. The candidates can go to the website and download the admit card issued by Jharkhand high court through its official website. Typically, admit cards for Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam are released 2 weeks prior to the examination date. Candidates must fill in all the mandatory credentials and then go ahead to download the admit card. After candidates download their admit card, they should take the printout and retain it until the exam day. It must be then carried to the examination hall to validate your identity.

Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam Pattern

Syllabus – Jharkhand Civil Judge for Junior Division Preliminary Entrance Test

  1. The Preliminary Entrance Test will test you for:
  • General English
  • General Knowledge including Current Affairs
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
  • The Law of Contract, 1872.
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
  1. The Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks in aggregate.
  2. Duration of Preliminary Entrance Test shall be of two hours.

Syllabus – Jharkhand Judicial Service Civil Judge (Junior Division) Main Exam

The Main exam will consist of four papers of 100 marks each, comprising of questions on the following subjects. Each paper will be for three hours.

Paper – I

  • Procedural Law (The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and The Code of Criminal Procedure,1973).
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860.
  • The Limitation Act, 1963.
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.


  • The Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sales of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Paper – III

  • The Hindu Law and The Mohammedan Law
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Jurisprudence
  • Rent Control Law

Paper - IV

Hindi & English language test with Essay, writing, Translation & Paraphrasing

Viva-Voce Test

There will be a Viva-Voce Test comprising of 100 marks.  In the Viva-Voce Test the leat qualifying marks are 25% for the candidates of General category whereas 20% for the SC/ST/EBC & BC.

None of the candidates, regardless of the marks secured by him in the Main Examination, will be qualified for selection or appointment, if he does not get the bare minimum marks enlisted in the test for Viva-Voce.

The final selection list shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the Main Examination and the Viva-Voce Test both.

In case of a tie in marks between the candidates in the ultimate selection list, the selection will be done first on the metrics of qualifications, in which the one that had a Post Graduate Degree in the related field will be given priority and later the experience will be gauged, if any, in practicing law and yet if needed, age factor will be through into consideration giving the senior one more preference.

Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam 2020 Result

The result for the Jharkhand Judicial Services Prelims Exam will be declared through the notification website. First of all, the official website of Jharkhand will have the result uploaded to it for the Pre Exam. Then, followed by the conduction of the Main Exam, the result will be declared on the website of Jharkhand for the mains. The final result will be declared after the interview round. Therefore, candidates need to stay in touch with the updates and visit the Jharkhand official website on a consistent basis to get timely information.

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