Haryana Civil Service (HCS) 2018 will be an examination conducted by Haryana Public Service Commission for its 121 Civil Judge (Junior Division) posts. HPSC has released an official notification for the recruitment of the same. The application form for HCS 2018 Civil Judge (Jr. Div) is available from September 01, 2018 on the official website, hpsc.gov.in. Candidates can check here HCS 2018 exam dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, vacancy details and other HCS 2018 relevant information.

Latest: The application form for HCS 2018 has been released. Click here to apply online.

HCS 2018

The examination for HCS 2018 will be held in three stages, namely- Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and Viva Voce. Candidates who will clear the stage 1 examination i.e. HCS 2018 Preliminary exam, will only be considered eligible to appear for HCS 2018 Main Exam and further.

HCS 2018 Important Dates

The important dates for HCS 2018 exam for Civil Judge (Junior Div) are given as follows:

HCS 2018 Important Dates
Start of HCS 2018 Civil Judge application form filling 01 Sep 2018
Last date to fill HCS 2018 Civil Judge application form will be 30 Sep 2018
Date of HCS (Judicial Branch) Pre-examination 2018 To be notified!

HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Examination Eligibility Criteria

The foremost thing for interested candidates is to note that in order to apply for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018, they must hold a degree in Bachelor of Laws from any recognized and established by law university as approved by the Bar Council of India. The degree of Bachelor of Laws stands for a degree entitled to a candidate who is enrolled as an advocate under the Advocate Act, 1961, and the rules under it. The eligibility criteria for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 are as follows:

Nationality: The nationality required for applying for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 is as follows:

  1.  A candidate who is a citizen of India can apply.
  2. A candidate who is a citizen of Nepal can apply.
  3. Candidates can either be a subject of Bhutan.
  4. Candidates who are a Tibetan Refugee and have come over to India, before January 01, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India will be considered eligible too.
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zabia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  6. For the candidates belonging to the nationality of points 2 to 5 must have a certificate of eligibility in their favor issued by the Govt. of India.

Age Limit- The upper age limit for HCS 2018 will be 42 years as on September 30, 2018, and the lower age limit should be 21 years as on September 30, 2018.

Education Qualification- Other than the above-stated degree in Bachelor of Law, education qualifications are:

  • Candidates must hold the degree of Bachelor of Law on or before September 30, 2018.

HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Application Form

The application form in order to appear for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Prelims will have to apply online at hpsc.gov.in. Eligible candidates can apply either from the link provided on our page or from the official website. The form is available only in an online mode.

Instructions to keep in mind while applying for HCS (Judicial Branch)

As released in the official notification, a few important instructions are:

  • Those candidates who had applied earlier as against Advertisement No. 6 of 2016 published on March 20, 2017, need not apply afresh.
  • Fresh candidates must apply before the last date of application form submission, i.e. September 30, 2018.

How to apply for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018?

Step 1: Visit the official website and click on ” Click Here for Online Services”

Step 2: Once redirected, click on the  “online form submission” and select HCS Judicial Branch 2018


Step 3: Post clicking on above notified, candidates will have to register. Once registered, they will be provided with registration no. and password.

Step 4: This registration no. and password is to be used for logging in so as to fill HCS 2018 Judicial Branch online application form.

Step 5: Candidates have to fill in all the details with extreme care. Details to be filled in must be verifiable and accurate.

Step 6: Once all the details have been filled, candidates will have to make application fee payment and click “Submit” the final form.

Candidates who qualify HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Preliminary Examination will have to apply again on a separate application form for the HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Main Examination. For this they will be informed through a declaration to be displayed on the Commission’s official website.

HCS (Judicial Branch) Application Fee

As per the issued declaration by HPSC, the application fee for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 is to be done via Debit / Credit Card / Internet Banking

The application fee, as per last  year, for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 will be as follows:

Categories of candidates Fees
  • For Male candidates of General category including Dependent Son of Ex-Servicemen of Haryana.
  • For Male candidates of General and all reserved categories of other States
Rs. 1000/-
  • For all Female candidates of General category including Female Dependent of ESM of Haryana only.
  • For Male & Female candidates of SC / BC-A&B / EBP(GC) / ESM categories of Haryana only.
  • For Female candidates of General and all reserved categories of other states
Rs. 250/-
For all Physically Handicapped candidates (with at least 40% disability) categories of Haryana only. Nil

HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Admit Card

The admit card for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 will be made available only in an online mode, on the official website. It will be issued to only those candidates who submit their application form for the same in the officially notified manner within the stipulated time. Candidates will have to download the HCS 2018 Admit card and get a printout of it. This downloaded print out of HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018  admit card is to be carried on the day of examination.

How to download HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018  admit card?

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website hpsc.gov.in.
  • They will then have to click on the HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination 2018 admit card download link.
  • Post clicking, candidates will be directed to a new page wherein they will ahve to fill the required details in the given space. Once done, they will have to click the enter button.
  • The admit card will then be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates will have to click on save button and then take a printout of HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 admit card.

HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Exam Pattern

As the selection process for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 will be based on three stages- Pre, Mains, and Viva Voce. HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 will be held in an offline pen and paper-based mode.

HCS (Judicial Branch) Prelims Examination Pattern

Mode of HCS 2018 Exam: Pen and Paper based exam

Medium of Paper: English

Type of Questions: Objective type questions

Number of Questions: 125

Duration of HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Prelims: 2 hours

Total Marks of HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Prelims: 600

Marks per correct answer: 4 marks will be allotted per correct answer

Negative Marking: 1/5th negative marking will be there for incorrect answer.

Topics to be covered: Questions will be asked from Current Affairs, Indian Legal History, Constitutional Development, and Acts mentioned under Civil Law 1, Civil Law II, and Criminal Law.

HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Main Exam Pattern

Considering last year’s HCS (Judicial Branch) exam pattern, only those candidates who secure a minimum of 150 marks in their prelims will be allowed to appear for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Mains. HCS (Judicial Mains) 2018 will consist of total 5  written papers and one viva voce (which will be the last leg of selection for HCS 2018 examination).

Medium of Exam: English except for the language paper that will comprise of Hindi

Duration of HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Mains: 3 hours each

Type of Questions: Subjective and Narrative both

The topics to be covered for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Mains per paper will be as given

HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Mains Paper Subject Topics to be Covered (Syllabus for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Mains Total Marks
Paper I Civil Law I
  • Code of Civil procedure
  • Contract Act
  • Partnership Act
  • Sales of Good Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Punjab courts Act
Paper II Civil Law II
  • Hindu Law
  • Muslim Law
  • Law of registration
  • Limitation Act
Paper III Criminal Law
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Indian Evidence Act
Paper IV English
  • Essay Writing- 100 Marks
  • Precis Writing- 25 Marks
  • Comprehension-  25 Marks
  • Correction- 25v Marks
  • Words & Phrases- 25 Marks
Paper V Hindi
  • Topics as that covered under the matriculation examination of Haryana Board
  • Translation of English Passage into Hindi- 20 Marks
  • Prose writing of Hindi passage- 30 Marks
  • Hindi essay, Idioms, & corrections- 50 Marks

HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Selection Process

As we have stated above, candidates in order to be selected for HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 will have to go through the following three stages:

Stage 1: HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Prelims

Stage 2: HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018

Stage 3: HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Viva Voce

As stated officially, the object of HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Preliminary Examination will be to short list candidates for the Main Examination. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he / she secures a minimum 150 marks (100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the HCS (Judicial Branch) 2018 Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted towardthe s final result.


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  1. Please tell me what I can do bar council registration from the last date i.e 30-09-18 and fills my form of HCS Judicial 2018


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