Haryana Public Service Commission has issued a notification for the 109 posts. These vacancies are included newly created and existing vacancies of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch). Candidates who want to apply for the above Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) 109 Vacancies can read the information provided below. Here you can check important dates for applying, age limit, vacancy details, useful web links to apply.

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HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination 2017

Candidates who are interested in HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination 2017 can fill their Application form as per schedule mentioned below. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before filling the application form.

Vacancy Details: 109 Posts

  • General – 49
  • Scheduled Castes of Haryana – 14
  • Backward Classes (A) of Haryana – 08
  • Backward Classes (B) of Haryana – 05
  • Economically Backward Person in General Category – 08
  • Ex-Servicemen of Haryana – 16
  • Physical Handicapped persons of Haryana – 09

Age Limit: As on 24 Apr 2017, applying aspirant’s age limit should be restricted to the lower age of 21 years and upper age of 42 years.

Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed Bachelor of Laws.

Selection Process: Selection for the HPSC Civil Judge vacancy will be made on the basis of Preliminary Exam, Main Exam & Viva-Voce.

How to Apply: Candidates have to apply online through the official website of Haryana Public Service Commission.

Important Dates

Event Dates
Last date for filling Online Applications Form 24 Apr 2017
Last date for deposit of cost of application form including examination fee in all branches of State Bank of India or State Bank of Patiala 27 Apr 2017
Date of HCS (Judicial Branch) Pre Examination 2017 16 Jul 2017

HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination 2017 – Eligibility Criteria

No person shall be eligible to be appointed a Civil Judge (Junior Division) unless he holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India

The expression “Degree of Bachelor of Laws” means a degree entitling a candidate to be enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocate Act, 1961, and the rules made there under.


Candidate must be (a) citizen of India or (b) a citizen of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan or (d) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly-Tranganyika and Zanzibar) Zabia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination 2017 – Exam Pattern

  • The Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type with multiple-choice questions as distinguished from the main written examination which shall be of subjective/narrative type.
  • The OMR Sheets (Answer Sheets) will be scanned by Computer. So there is no provision of re-checking/re-evaluation of OMR Sheets.
  • The question paper for Preliminary Examination shall be of two hours duration.
  • It shall consist of 125 questions and each question shall carry 04 marks and for every wrong answer 0.80 mark shall be deducted. There will, however, be no negative marking in respect of un-attempted questions.

HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination 2017 Selection Process

The selection of suitable candidates for appointment in HCS (Jud. Branch) will be made by holding an examination. The examination shall be conducted in three stages namely:-

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Viva-Voce.

Candidate who qualifies for the Preliminary Examination will have to apply again on separate application form for the Main Examination for which they will be informed through an announcement displayed on Commission’s website.

Candidates thrice the number of advertised posts including bracketed candidates, if any, in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce.

HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination 2017 – Syllabus

For Preliminary Examination

The objective type multiple-choice question for the Preliminary Examination shall be from the syllabus for the Main Examination. The candidate shall be expected to have a general and basic over view of the main subjects and also the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian legal and constitutional history and governance. The candidate shall also be tested for his analytical skills, reasoning and aptitude. The standard of the question paper shall be of Law graduate level.

The object of the Preliminary Examination is to short list the candidates for the Main Examination. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he/she secured minimum 150 marks (read 100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result. Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to sit in the Main Written Examination. However, the number shall be subject to variation. If two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get equal marks, then all of them shall be considered eligible to sit in the Main Examination, warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.

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