July 20, 2024

Delhi Judiciary exam and syllabus

Delhi  High Court  Judicial  Service Examination/Judiciary examination 2021-

High Court of Delhi invites online application form for the eligible candidates as per the notification requirement for filling up 19 vacancies ( 16 existing vacancies and three anticipated vacancies) through direct recruitment in Delhi  Judiciary. The scale pay for the given vacancies is  Rs131100- 216600 in level 13A of 7th CPC Revised  Corresponding  Pay  Matrix and  Pay Level.

Delhi Judiciary exam is conducted in two main stages-

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination                      

Delhi Judiciary syllabus (preliminary) :

The first stage or Preliminary stage is a  screening test, consisting of one paper of multiple choice question type, carrying a maximum of  200 marks with  1/4th negative marks on each wrong answer. This examination will test the general knowledge and aptitude of the candidate,  flare in English, power of expression, knowledge of legal problem questions in an objective format; following are given topics related to the exam –

  • Constitution  of  India
  • Indian  Penal  code
  • Criminal  Procedure  Code
  • Civil  Procedure  Code  
  • Indian  Contract  Act
  • Indian  Partnership  Act
  • Arbitration  Law
  • Indian  Evidence  Act
  • Specific  Relief  Act
  • Indian  Limitation  Act etc.

Delhi Judiciary syllabus (mains) :

The Delhi judiciary syllabus will include the following subjects-

Essay  and General  Knowledge (150 marks)

This paper is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the current affair and how right the candidate is in expressing herself/himself in  English.  Marks will be awarded for substance and expression.  Also, deduction of marks will be made for lousy presentation, fault of  grammar, and  misuse  of words etc.


One paper consists of two parts in which the first part would contain a  passage, and the candidate needs to translate that passage from  English to  Hindi ( in the commonly used  Devanagari script).  In the second part, a passage in the Hindi language( in Devnagri script) is required to translate it from the Hindi language into  English. Each part carries 50 marks.

Civil Law (200 marks)

  • Indian Contract Act 
  • Indian Sales of Good Act 
  • India Partnership Act 
  • Specific Relief Act 
  • Delhi Rent Control Law
  • Hindu Law 
  • Mohammadan Law
  • Law of Torts

Civil Law- 2 (200 marks)

  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Law of Evidence 
  • Law of Limitation
  • Law of Registration


Criminal Law (200 marks)

  • Indian Penal Code 
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Indian Evidence Act    


Viva-Voce (100 marks)

Marks obtained in the viva-voce shall be added to the marks obtained in the main examination ( written), and it will affect the candidate’s mark on the aggregate of both. But the Preliminary exam is qualifying in nature. The candidate only needs to cut off marks in the first stage to appear in the second stage or mains examination; prelims marks will not be counted in final merit.

Minimum qualifying marks will be 60% for  General candidates and  55%  for SC/ST  candidates for being selected in the mains examination, which is the second stage of this examination.

Only candidates who  have secured 40% (SC/ST 35%) marks in each written paper and 50% ( SC/ST 45%)  marks in the aggregate shall be qualified for Viva – Voce.

The marks obtained by candidates in the Interview will be added to the marks secured in the written papers, and the candidate position shall depend upon the aggregate of marks obtained in both.

The suitability of a student for employment in DJS will be tested concerning his/her merit given due to her/his ability, character, personality, and physique.