Delhi Judicial Service Exam 2017-2018 Notification

Delhi Judicial Service Exam 2017 - 2018. Links to the official notification, rules, eligibility, syllabus for the preliminary and main exams. application process and other details.

The High Court of Delhi invites online applications from eligible candidates for filling up 50 vacancies in Delhi Judicial Service by holding Delhi Judicial Service Exam in two successive stages:
(i) Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination – (objective type with 25% negative marking) for selection for the main examination; and
(ii) Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination (Written) for selection of candidates for calling for Viva-voce.

Important Dates

Commencement of Online Registration 31.01.2018 at 10.00 hours
Last Date of Online Registration 15.02.2018 (Till 11.59 PM)
Last date for filling Online Application Form and/or making payment through Debit Card/Internet Banking 15.02.2018 (11:59 PM)
Uploading of Admit Cards of provisionally eligible candidates for Preliminary Examination (Objective) on the website. (It may be noted that admit cards for Preliminary Examination (Objective) will not be sent by post. Candidates have to download them from the website only. 05.04.2018
Date of Preliminary Examination (Objective) 06 May 2018 (Sunday)

The Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) referred to above, will be held on Sunday, the 6th May, 2018.

The scale of pay of members of the Service is Rs. 27700-770-33090-920-40450- 1080-44770.

A candidate shall be eligible to appear in the examination if he / she is
(a) a citizen of India;
(b) a person practicing as an Advocate in India or a person qualified to be admitted as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961; and (c) not more than 32 years of age as on 1st January, 2018 i.e. on the 1st day of January following the date of commencement of the examination.

In the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Tribes, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years.

The upper age limit is also relaxable maximum by 5 years in the case of Ex-Servicemen including Emergency Commissioned Officers and Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment.

As per O.M. dated 29.12.2005 issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India, the upper age limit for persons with disabilities shall be relaxable by 10 years.

General category disabled candidates would thus be eligible for age relaxation up to 10 years and SC/ST category disabled candidates would be eligible for age relaxation up to 15 years.

The candidates shall submit their application online only in the prescribed format through the official website of High Court of Delhi i.e. www.delhihighcourt.nic.in as per schedule of dates, given below:
Commencement of online filling up of Application Forms 31.01.2018 (10:00 AM)
Last date for creating New Log In for online registration 15.02.2018 (11:59 PM)
Last date for filling Online Application Form and/or making payment through Debit Card/Internet Banking 15.02.2018 (11:59 PM)

The fees (non-refundable) in the sum of Rs.1000/- for General Category candidates and Rs.200/- for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Physically Handicapped (Blind / Low vision) (mobility not to be restricted) / Orthopaedically Handicapped {OA – one arm affected (Right or left), OL – one leg affected (right or left), BL – both legs affected but not arms} / Hearing Impaired candidates should be paid through Debit Card/ Internet Banking.

The candidates can take printout of Application and keep it for future reference. They need not send the print out of the online application to the High Court.

Before filling up the form, the candidates are advised to read carefully the Notification / Advertisement and Instructions for Delhi Judicial Service Examination – 2017.

The number of vacancies to be filled are as under:-

Category : No. of vacancies : Remarks
General : 18
SC : 11 : (07 vacancies are backlog)
ST : 21 : (19 vacancies are backlog)
TOTAL 50

Note 1: Out of aforesaid 50 vacancies, the reservation for PH candidates shall be as follows:
Category Vacancies Remarks
PH (Blind/Low Vision) 02 02 backlog vacancies
PH (Ortho) 01 01 backlog vacancy
PH (Hearing Impaired) 01
Total 04

Note 2: The vacancies are subject to change.
Note 3: The vacancy for PH(Hearing Impaired) is subject to amendment of existing Rules, which is to be notified.
Note 4: The differently-abled persons should be capable of efficiently discharging their duties as Judicial Officer as per the satisfaction of the Medical Board as may be constituted before or after their names are recommended for appointment.
Note 5: The aforesaid vacancies and consequent selection/appointments, if any, will be subject to the outcome of WP(C) No. 764/2017, WP(C) No. 832/2017, WP(C) No. 831/2017, WP(C) No. 896/2017, WP(C) No. 938/2017, WP(C) No. 996/2017, WP(C) No. 885/2017, WP(C) No. 1063/2017, WP(C) No. 1081/2017, WP(C) No. 1046/2017 and CA No. 1086/2013 pending in Supreme Court of India and WP(C) No. 2828/2010 pending in Delhi High Court.
Note 6: No request for rechecking and revaluation of papers would be entertained as the same is not provided for in the Delhi Judicial Service Rules, 1970.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by this Court viz. Preliminary Examination,

Main Examination (Written) and the Viva voce shall be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination (Objective Type), Main Examination (Written) and the Viva voce, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination shall stand cancelled without any notice or further reference.

Detailed Instructions for the Delhi Judicial Service Exam

1. A candidate shall be eligible to appear at the examination, if he/she is:-
(a) a citizen of India ;
(b) a person practising as an Advocate in India or a person qualified to be admitted as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961; and
(c) not more than 32 years of age as on 1st January, 2018, i.e. on the 1st day of January following the date of commencement of the examination.

In the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribes the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years. Relaxation in age will also be available to the Ex-Servicemen including Emergency Commissioned Officers and Short Service Commissioned Officers as mentioned in the advertisement notice.

As per O.M. dated 29.12.2005 issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India, the upper age limit for persons with disabilities shall be relaxable by 10 years. General category disabled candidates would thus be eligible for age relaxation up to 10 years and SC/ST category disabled candidates would be eligible for age relaxation up to 15 years.

Note : The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by this Court, viz. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination (Written) and the Viva-voce shall be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination (Written) and the Viva-voce, it is found that the candidate does not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, his/her candidature for the examination shall stand cancelled without any notice or further reference.

2. Rule 19 of the Delhi Judicial Service Rules, 1970 referred to in the Application Form, reads as follows :-
Disqualifications:
(1) No person who has more than one wife living shall be eligible for appointment to the service. Provided that the Administrator may, if he is satisfied that there are special grounds for doing so, exempt any person from the operation of this sub-rule.
(2) No woman who is married to any person who has a wife living shall be eligible for appointment to the service. Provided that the Administrator may, if he is satisfied that there are special grounds for doing so, exempt any such woman from the operation of this sub-rule. (“Administrator” is defined in Rule 2(a) of the Delhi Judicial Service Rules, 1970 which means the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi appointed by the President under Article 239 and designated as such under Article 239 AA of the Constitution.)

3. The candidates shall submit their application online only in the prescribed format through the official website of High Court of Delhi i.e. www.delhihighcourt.nic.in as per schedule of dates, given below:
Commencement of online filling up of Application Forms 31.01.2018 (10:00 AM)
Last date for creating New Log In for online registration 15.02.2018 (11:59 PM)
Last date for filling Online Application Form and/or making
payment through Debit Card/Internet Banking 15.02.2018 (11:59 PM)

The fees (non-refundable) in the sum of Rs.1000/- + applicable banking charges for General Category candidates and Rs.200/- + applicable banking charges for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low vision) Orthopaedically Handicapped {OA – one arm affected (Right or left), OL – one leg affected (right or left), BL – both legs affected but not arms}/Hearing Impaired candidates should be paid through Debit Card/lnternet Banking.

4. Candidate must fill up the online application form in English language only.

5. Before filling up the application form, the candidates are advised to read carefully the Notification/ Advertisement and Instructions for Delhi Judicial Service Examination – 2017, available on the website of Delhi High Court.

6. The candidates can take printout of Application and keep it for future reference. They need not send the print out of the online application to the High Court.

7. Candidates must download the Admit Card from the website of Delhi High Court (www.delhihighcourt.nic.in) and appear at the respective examination centre with proof of his identity i.e. Voter Identity Card/Passport/Identity card issued by the Bar Association and a Photograph.

8. The decision of the Delhi High Court regarding eligibility of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.

9. No request for rechecking and revaluation of papers would be entertained as the same is not provided for in the Delhi Judicial Service Rules, 1970.

10. Candidates suffering from disability to the extent of 40% or more and who have opted for availing the services of scribe during the Examination, are required to submit an affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 10/- duly attested by Notary, in the prescribed format. Candidates must bring the said affidavit on the dates of examinations (Preliminary as well as Mains) failing which they will not be allowed to avail the services of scribe.

11. A candidate in Government Service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity, must take a print out of the online filled- up Application Form and after affixing his/her passport size photograph (duly attested) and putting his/her signatures in the relevant space(s) provided and submit the print out to the Head of his/her Department or office who will complete the endorsement at the end of the application form and then forward it to the Joint Registrar (Exams.), High Court of Delhi. It shall, however, be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the print out of the application form duly forwarded by the Head of the Department/Office reaches Delhi High Court in time.

12. A candidate, if declared successful in the Main Examination (Written) must send copies of the following documents duly attested by a Gazetted Officer to the Joint Registrar(Exams), High Court of Delhi within 10 days of the declaration of the result indicating his/her Roll No. and Application Number:-
(1) Proof of age (Certificate of Matriculation or other equivalent examination).
(2) LL.B. degree or other equivalent law degree.
(3) Certificates and degrees of all courses passed or attended commencing from Matriculation Examination onwards.
(4) Advocate’s licence if practising/Proof of enrolment, if enrolled with Bar.
(5) In case of a candidate who claims to belong to one of the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, certificate from a Sub-Divisional Officer, Additional District Magistrate, Revenue Assistant or any other Officer, who has been designated by the State Government concerned as competent to issue such a certificate.
(6) In case of a candidate claiming reservation/relaxation on account of being Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) /Orthopaedically handicapped {OA-one arm affected (right or left), OL-one leg affected (right or left), BL-both legs affected but not arms)}, Hearing Impaired), certificate issued by a Government Hospital/Medical Board in support of his/her claim.
(7) In case of a candidate claiming relaxation in age on account of his/her being Ex-Serviceman, Emergency Commissioned Officer or Short Service Commissioned Officer, documentary evidence in this regard.

13. A candidate, who claims to belong to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes or Physically Handicapped categories if declared successful in the Main Examination (Written), must submit the original caste/disability certificate to the Joint Registrar (Exams.), Delhi High Court within ten days of the declaration of the result.

14. Candidate will be required to answer all questions/question papers in English, except to the extent otherwise indicated in the syllabus.

15. Canvassing or use of unfair means in any form shall be considered a disqualification.

16. Check list for the candidate before submission of the application form:-
(i) A passport size photograph has been scanned and uploaded in .jpg or .jpeg format. Size of file should not be more than 100 kb.
(ii) Signature have been scanned and uploaded in jpg or .jpeg format. Size of file should not be more than 50 kb.
(iii) Requisite fees has been paid online.
(iv) In case of a candidate in Government service whether temporary or permanent, a print out of the application form has been taken and the same has been submitted in the office of the candidate well in time and after getting the necessary endorsements, it has been forwarded it to the Joint Registrar (Exams.), Delhi High Court through proper channel.

PART-II

1. Delhi Judicial Service Exam will be held in two successive stages :-
(i) Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination (Objective Type with 25% negative marking) for selection for the Main Examination, and
(ii) Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination (Written) for selection of candidates for calling for Viva voce.

2. The Candidate should bring his/her own pencil/pen and ink but not any other articles such as notes, loose sheets etc. into the Examination Hall.

3. The Preliminary Examination will be a Screening Test and will consist of one paper of multiple objective type questions carrying maximum of 200 marks. In the Preliminary Examination, questions on general knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering Constitution of India, Code of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code, Contract Act, Partnership Act, Arbitration Law, Evidence Act, Specific Relief Act and Limitation Act will be included.

4. Minimum qualifying marks in the Preliminary Examination shall be 60% for General and 55% for Reserved Categories i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) /Orthopaedically handicapped/hearing impaired). However, the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination (Written) will not be more than Ten times the total number of vacancies of each category advertised.

5. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination (Written) will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

6. The Main Examination (Written) will be as per the syllabus prescribed in Part III of the Instructions.

PART-III

SYLLABUS FOR the Delhi Judicial Service Exam – MAIN EXAMINATION (WRITTEN)
The Main Examination (Written) will include the following subjects (each subject to carry the number of marks shown against it):- Sl.No. Subject Max. Marks
1. General Knowledge and Language 250
2. Civil Law-I 200
3. Civil Law-II 200
4. Criminal Law 200

1. General Knowledge and Language : This paper shall comprise two sections.
Section I : General Knowledge : This is to test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs etc. (100 Marks)
Section II : Language (Essay, Translation and Precis Writing) : This is to test the candidate’s knowledge and power of expression in English. Credit will be given both for substance and expression. Conversely, deduction will be made for bad expression, faults of grammar and misuse of words etc. There will be two passages for translation, one in English which will be required to be translated into Hindi (in Devnagri Script). The Second passage in Hindi (in Devnagri Script) shall be required to be translated into English. (150 marks)

2. Civil Law-I : Indian Contract Act, Indian Sale of Goods Act, Indian Partnership Act, Specific Relief Act, Hindu Law, Mohammaden Law, Delhi Rent Control Act and Law of Torts. (200 marks)

3. Civil Law-II : Civil Procedure Code, Law of Evidence, Law of Limitation & Law of Registration. (200 marks)

4. Criminal Law : Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code & Indian Evidence Act. (200 marks)

PART-IV

Viva Voce
1. Viva voce will carry 150 marks. Only such candidates will be called for Viva voce who have obtained 40% marks in each written paper and 50% marks in the aggregate except in the case of candidates belonging to reserved categories i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) /Orthopaedically handicapped/hearing Impaired) in whose case the qualifying marks shall be 35% in each written paper and 45% in the aggregate.

2. A candidate of General Category must secure minimum 50% marks and a candidate of Reserved Category i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped (Blind/Low Vision) /Orthopaedically handicapped/hearing impaired) must secure minimum 45% marks in Viva voce to be eligible for being recommended for appointment to the service.

3. The marks obtained in the Viva voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Main Examination (Written) and the Candidate’s position will depend on the aggregate of both.

Important Links :
https://applycareer.co.in/dhc/djse2017/
https://applycareer.co.in/dhc/djse2017/Adv-Eng.pdf

Delhi Judicial Service Exam 2017-2018 Notification
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