All you need to know about Delhi Judicial Services 2023 Examination

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Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) exam is conducted by Delhi High Court every year for recruitment of Civil Judge (Junior Division). The Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022 (Prelims paper) was conducted on 03rd April 2022 for filling up the 123 vacancies for the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in Delhi. The Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2022 (Mains Paper) was conducted on 14th & 15th May 2022 and its result was declared on 26th August 2022.  

The Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023 will be notified by the Delhi High Court in the upcoming year & the 2023 exam notification shall be available on the website of the Delhi High Court viz. http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/index.asp

The eligible candidates interested in appearing for this exam can find the details regarding the exam notification, exam dates, and exam pattern of the Delhi Judicial Services Exam in this post.

Notification of the Vacancies for Delhi Judicial Services 2023 Examination

The official notification regarding the upcoming vacancies for the post of Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023 will be notified by the Delhi High Court on the official website viz. http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/index.asp

Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023: Important Dates

Events of the DJS Exam 2023Dates
Publication of Vacancies for the PostNot yet announced
Publication of official notificationMarch 2023 (Expected)
Release of application form__
Date of issuing of admit card
Date of examination
Date of results declaration

Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023: Exam Pattern

The Delhi Judicial Services Exam is conducted in three stages namely Preliminary, Mains & Viva-voce. The details regarding these stages of the exam are as follows:

 
S.NoExaminationExam TypeDuration TimeNo. of QuestionsMarks
1Preliminary ExaminationObjective2 Hours150150
2.Mains Examination (Paper I)Descriptive2 Hours 250
 Mains Examination (Paper II) 3 Hours 200
 Mains Examination (Paper III) 3 Hours 200
 Mains Examination (Paper IV) 3 Hours 200
3.Viva – Voce150

Preliminary Examination

  1. The Prelims Question Paper Examination shall consist of Objective type questions.
  2. There will be 150 questions for 150 marks (1mark Each) with negative marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer.
  3. Time Duration shall be 2 hours to attempt the paper.
  4. Candidates qualifying the Prelims Exams shall be eligible to appear for Mains Examination.
  5. 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 I while 3 hours are allotted for Paper II, Paper III & Paper IV.
  2. The Paper I of Mains Examination shall consist of 250 Marks while Paper II, Paper III, Paper IV shall consist of 200 Marks (Each).
  3. The four question papers of Mains Exam shall consist of:
  4. Paper I: General Knowledge & language
  5. Paper II:  Civil Law I
  6. Paper III: Civil Law II
  7. Paper IV: Criminal Law
  8. The Minimum qualifying Marks for Mains Examination for General Category is 40% for each Paper & for the reserved categories is 35% for each paper.

Viva-Voce

Those candidates who clear Mains Exams shall be called for Viva-voce which constitute 150 Marks in Total. The final merit will be prepared on the basis of the marks attained by the candidates in the main examination & viva-voce.

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: General Knowledge & Current Affairs (100 marks)

  • Current Legal Affairs

  Section II: Language (150 Marks)

  • 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

Reference Book For Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2023

Subject RelatedAuthor/ PublisherName of the BookLinks of the Books
Constitution of IndiaMP JainIndian Constitutional LawView Here
 J N PandeyConstitution of IndiaView Here
 Universal’s Constitution of India Bare actBareactView Here
Code of Criminal ProcedureRV KelkarLectures on Criminal ProcedureView Here
 Ratanlal & DhirajlalCode of Criminal Procedure by RV KelkarView Here
 Universal The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973BareactView Here
 The Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (CRPC) Bare Act with AmendmentsBareactView Here
Code of Civil ProcedureCK TakwaniCivil Procedure with Limitation ActView Here
 Avtar SinghThe Code of Civil ProcedureView Here
Indian Penal CodeK.D GaurTextbook on Indian Penal CodeView Here
 Indian Penal Code, 1860BareactView Here
Evidence LawBatuk LalThe Law of Evidence PaperbackView Here
 Dr. Avtar SinghPrinciples of the Law of EvidenceView Here
 The Indian Evidence Act 1872 Bare ActBareactView Here
 The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 Bare Act with Short Notes (Universal Publications)BareactView Here
Indian Contract Act Specific Relief ActAvtar SinghLaw of Contract & Specific ReliefView Here
 Dr RK BangiaLaw of Contract & Specific ReliefPart 1: View Here Part 2: View Here  
Transfer of Property ActPoonam PradhanProperty Law PaperbackView Here
 Dr R K SinhaThe Transfer of Property ActView Here
 Universal Publication (Transfer of Property Act) BareactBareactView Here
Limitation ActUniversal Publication (The Limitation Act) BareactBareactView Here
Hindu LawParas DiwanModern Hindu lawView Here
Muslim LawAkhil AhmedOutlines of Mohammedan LawView Here
Sales of Goods ActUniversal’s Publication (The Sale of Goods Act)BareactView Here
Indian Registration Act     Universal PublicationBareactView Here
The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008Universal’s PublicationBareactView Here
The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957Universal’s PublicationBareactView Here
The New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994Universal’s PublicationBareactView Here
The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958Universal’s PublicationBareactView Here
Negotiable Instruments ActUniversal’s PublicationBareactView Here
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015Universal’s PublicationsBareactView Here
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013  Universal PublicationBareactView Here
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence ActN. K. AacharyaCommentary on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005View Here
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996Universal PublicationBareactView Here
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), 2012  Universal PublicationBareactView Here
The Commercial Courts Act, 2015  Universal PublicationsBareactView Here
The Trade Marks Act, 1999  Universal PublicationsBareactView Here
The Copyright Act, 1957  Universal PublicationsBareactView Here
Past Year Paper Solved BookUniversal’sUniversal’s Delhi Judicial Service (Preliminary) Examination – 2/EditionView Here

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