The Andhra Pradesh Judicial Service Examination is conducted every year by the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. The notification is published on the High Court’s official website at : hc.tap.nic.in and / or the website of the state’s public service commission (If the exam is conducted by the PSC) at Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission.
The process of selection shall comprise of,
a) Screening Test, which is objective in form; (if the number of applications exceeds 10 times the number of notified vacancies);
b) Written Examination shall carry 80 marks.
c) Viva Voce, which shall carry 20 marks.
Candidates who are qualified in the Screening Test, if held, shall be short-listed to the level of 1:10, of the available vacancies in each category, in the order of merit, conferring eligibility upon them, to appear in the written examination.
The marks obtained in the screening test shall not be added to the marks obtained in the written examination and they shall not be counted for determining final order of the merit of the candidates, as the screening test is conducted for the purpose of short listing the candidates.
The Questions in the examinations shall be answered only in English.
In the selection process, the proficiency and knowledge of applicants in,
a) Substantive Laws, comprising of
- Indian Contract Act,
- Hindu Marriage Act,
- Hindu Succession Act,
- Easements Act,
- Specific Relief Act,
- Limitation Act,
- Transfer of Property Act,
- Indian Penal Code,
- Negotiable Instruments Act,
- Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act,
- Registration Act,
- Indian Stamp Act,
- A.P. Land Encroachment Act,
- A.P. Buildings (Lease, Rent & Eviction) Control Act,
b) Procedural Laws comprising of
- Civil Procedure Code,
- Criminal Procedure Code,
- Evidence Act,
- Civil Rules of Practice and Criminal Rules of Practice,
In the Viva Voce, the academic knowledge of a candidate, his/her communication skills, his/her tact and ability to handle various situations in the Court, will be tested.
a) Only such candidates who secure 40% marks (for OC category), 35% (for BC category), and 30% (for SC and ST categories), in case of direct recruitment, shall be treated as qualified in the written examination.
b) In case of the candidates for Recruitment by Transfer, the qualifying marks are 40%, in the written examination for O.Cs and B.Cs, and 30% for SC/ST candidates.
After result of written examination is announced, qualified candidates in the ratio of 1:3 of the available vacancies in the respective categories shall be called for Viva Voce.