Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019 released the application form for the posts of Civil Judge. The online application form are now closed. However the candidates can still send the filled the application form along with the relevant documents to the Commission until the last date. The total number of vacancies for the post are 5. Candidates must ensure eligibility before filling the application form. The application fees for general category is Rs 400 (Rs 100 for SC and other prescribed reserved category of H.P.). The fees can be paid in online mode. The preliminary examination will be conducted on September 08, 2019. The result for the preliminary exam will be declared on September 25, 2019. The main examination for qualified candidates will be held w.e.f October 15, 2019. The candidates who qualify the main written examination will be required to appear for the viva-voce test at the prescribed place fixed by the Commission. The marks obtained in the Personality Test will be added to the marks obtained in the Main written examination for purpose of selection of the candidates. For more information on Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019 you can check this page.
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Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The candidates need to download the filled application form and send it to the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services along with the photocopy of all the required certificates. The preliminary examination will be an objective type examination with three papers which will be conducted in a single day. The main examination is narrative in nature consisting of 5 papers. The complete schedule of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019 is given below.
|Online Application form||Started|
|Last date of Online Applications||10 Jul 2019|
|Last date for receipt of downloaded applications||17 Jul 2019|
|Display of names of candidates whose applications have been accepted||05 Aug 2019|
|Preliminary Examination||08 Sep 2019|
|Answer Key||To be announced|
|Result of Preliminary Examination||25 Sep 2019|
|Commencement of Main Examination||15 Oct 2019|
|Personality Test||To be announced|
Application Form for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The application form have to be filled in online mode first. The candidates must use Internet Explorer 7 or above to fill the form. The candidate will have to register first by filling the basic information about themselves. To complete the application process the candidate need to pay the fees and upload the photograph and signature in the prescribed format. Also the filled application form in downloaded form has to be submitted along with all the required documents to the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services. The application fees can be paid via the online mode.
Eligibility Criteria for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The candidature is purely provisional and is subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria. The candidate must note that the issuance of admit card does not guarantee that his/her candidature has been cleared by the Commission. So it is advised to check the eligibility before filling the application form. The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible to apply. The eligibility criteria is as follows.
The candidate must have a degree in Law as recognized by the Bar Council of India on or before July 10, 2019.
- The knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh.
- The candidate must be suitable for appointment in the peculiar conditions in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
- The candidate must have attained the age of 22 years. The upper age limit is 35 years of age and candidate’s age must not be more than this.
- The upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for SC category candidates of Himachal Pradesh.
- For the candidates of reserved categories (except SC category), no relaxation in age limit except fee will be admissible.
Admit Card for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The admit card will be released on the official website which the candidate will have to download on their device and also take a print out of it. The mere issue of admit card to the candidate will not imply that the candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The details about the date of the exam, reporting timing and the center of the exam will be mentioned in the admit card. The candidate have to necessarily carry the admit card to the exam center and no one will be allowed to give the exam without it.
Exam Pattern for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The examination will be conducted in two stages first one is preliminary examination and then the main examination. After the main examination the personality test rounds will be conducted. The exam pattern for each stage of the examination is given below.
- Number of Papers: The total number of papers in preliminary exam is three and all the three papers will be conducted on a single day.
- Name of the Papers: The three papers are named as following.
- Civil Law – 1
- Civil Law – 2
- Criminal Law
- Duration: The duration of each paper will be of one hour each.
- Nature of Exam: The exam will be of objective type consisting of three papers of 100 marks each.
Main (Narrative) Examination
- Number of Papers: The number of papers in main exam will be 5. The date sheet will be made available by the Commission on the website.
- Name of the Papers: The five papers are named as following.
- Civil Law – 1
- Civil Law – 2
- Criminal Law
- English Composition
- Language (Hindi)
- Duration: The duration of each paper will be of three hour each.
- Nature of Exam: The exam will be narrative in nature. The papers of Civil Law – 1, Civil Law – 2 and Criminal Law consists of 200 marks each whereas English Composition and Language (Hindi) consists of 150 and 100 marks respectively.
- The candidates who qualify the main exam will be called for the personality test. The maximum marks for the personality test will be 150.
Syllabus for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The syllabus for the preliminary examination and the main exam for the three papers that are Civil Law – 1, Civil Law – 2, and Criminal Law is same. The complete syllabus for the exam is given below.
|Civil Law-I||Code of Civil Procedure. |
Indian Evidence Act.
Indian Stamp Act.
Himachal Pradesh Courts Act.
1976 and Specific Relief Act.
|Civil Law-II||Indian Contract Act.|
Indian Limitation Act.
Transfer of Property Act.
H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.
|Criminal Law||Indian Penal Code|
Criminal Procedure Code
Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act
H.P. Excise Act-2011 as Applicable to the State of H.P.
Wild Life Protection Act
Indian Forest Act.
|English Composition||A Choice from three Essays on General Subjects.|
ESSAY: 100 Marks
Translation of Hindi Passage into English: 50 Marks
|Language (Hindi)||Hindi (in Devanagri Script) The|
paper of Hindi will comprise of the following:-
Translation of English passage into Hindi.-30 Marks
Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three. -50 Marks
Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.).-20 Marks
Exam Centres for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The candidate will be given the option to choose the choice of their exam centres while filling the application form. The Commission will make every effort to allot the exam centre of the choice of the candidate However, the Commission may allot a different centre to a candidate if the circumstances arises. The centres of holding the examination are liable to be cancelled / changed at the discretion of the Commission. The centres for Preliminary examination are given below.
- Dharamsala (Kangra District)
Selection Procedure for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The selection will be purely on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the different stages of the exam. First the preliminary exam will be conducted for all the candidates who have filled the application form and are eligible to give the exam. The candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to give the mains exam which will be descriptive in nature. The Commission will release the date sheet for the main exam on the official website. Candidates, who qualify the Main examination, will be required to appear for a Personality test, the venue for which will be announced by the Commission. The final selection will be made by using the sum of scores obtained by the candidate in Main exam and the Personality test. But apart from the total score the candidates also need to qualify the following criteria.
- The candidates are required to obtain at least 45% of the marks allocated for the interview failing which he/she will not qualify even if the total score is above the cutoff score.
- The candidate will not be awarded any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 40 percent marks in that paper, except Hindi language paper (paper-V) in which candidate should obtain at least 33 percent marks.
- The candidate will not be considered qualified in the written test unless he obtains 45 percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at least 33 percent marks in language paper (Hindi in Devanagri script).
Answer Key for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The HPPSC will release the answer key after the conduction of the preliminary examination. The answer key will be made available in the official website as per the schedule. The answer key will be in the form of the pdf. The candidates will be able to download the answer key into their devices. They can also take a print out of it. The answer key will contain the question numbers and the respective answers. The candidate also need to check the Series of their question paper and check for answers of that series only. The answer key can used by the candidates to get an idea about their performance.
Result for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The result will be declared first for the preliminary examination. It will be declared on the official website on September 25, 2019. The candidates will not be notified individually about the release of the result. Those who qualify the preliminary examination will be eligible to give the mains exam. The candidates who qualify the main exam will be called for Personal Interview. The final result will be prepared on the basis of sum of total marks obtained in the Main exam and the Interview. The recruitment will be given on the basis of this final result.
Vacancies for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2019
The total number of vacancies for the post of Civil Judge are 5. The number of vacancies is subject to variation and the number of vacancies in the service together with proportionate reservation to various categories in respect of this examination may vary. The vacancies distribution is given below.
|Vacancies||Number of Posts|
|Existing Vacancies||03 (UR)|
|Anticipated||02 (01- UR and 01 – SC)|
Official Website: hppsc.hp.gov.in
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