Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020: The main stage examination of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 recruitment has been postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Earlier, Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission conducted and released the preliminary result of the event to recruit Civil Judges. Candidates who qualify the main written examination are further required to appear for the viva-voce test at the prescribed place fixed by the Commission. The marks obtained in the viva-voce (final interview) are combined with the marks obtained in the Main written examination for the selection of the candidates. For more information on Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020, you can check this page.
Latest: HPPSC has postponed the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 main examination due to COVID- 19. A press note regarding the exam has been released. Check below.
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
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 is an objective type test for three papers which is conducted on a single day. The main examination consists of a descriptive question paper divided into 5 papers. The complete schedule of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 is given below.
|Online Application form||Started|
|Last date of Online Applications||05 Jan 2020|
|Last date for receipt of downloaded applications||13 Jan 2020|
|Display of names of candidates whose |
applications have been accepted
|01 Feb 2020|
|Preliminary Examination||01 Mar 2020|
|Result of Preliminary Examination||15 Mar 2020|
|Commencement of Main Examination|
01 & 03 Apr 2020
To be Notified
|Personality Test||To be announced|
Overview of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
A detailed understanding of the main aspects of the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 is provided in this page so that readers can get all the necessary information about the recruitment event below. However, before going into more details, here are some important points to remember at a glance.
|Name of Exam||Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Recruitment|
|Conducting Body||Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Last Conducted in||2019|
|Minimum Eligibility||Law Graduate|
|Exam Fees||Rs 400/-|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 Press Note regarding Main Exam
Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has released press note regarding the exam date of main examination. Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 main exam were postponed due to the lockdown will be decided after the re-opening of the schools and Colleges. The new dates and information will be informed on the official website.
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 Exam Postponed Notice
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 Main examination which was supposed to be conducted on Mar 30 2020 to April 03, 2020 has been postponed due to the spread of COVID -19. Check the official notice below.
Exam schedule of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
Exam Pattern for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The examination is being conducted in two stages first one is preliminary examination and then the main examination. The personality test rounds will be carried out after the main examination. The test pattern is given below for every stage of the examination.
- 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: Each paper will have a duration of one hour.
- 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 the 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 follows.
- Civil Law – 1
- Civil Law – 2
- Criminal Law
- English Composition
- Language (Hindi)
- Duration: Each paper will have a duration of one hour.
- Nature of Exam: The exam is narrative in nature. Civil Law papers-1, Civil Law-2, and Criminal Law are composed of 200 marks each, while English Composition and Language (Hindi) is composed 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. The marks obtained in the Personality Test will be added to the marks obtained in the Main written exam for the candidates ‘ selection.
Syllabus for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
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
Preparation Tips For Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
It is evident that to crack an exam of the difficulty level of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020, candidates need to have extensive subject knowledge. Especially when it comes to the law papers, mere memorizing may not be helpful if candidates do not exhibit sufficient analytical abilities to answer tricky questions in the descriptive paper. Therefore, we have shared some useful study strategies here below.
1: Develop a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts and basic ideas when it comes to subjects of law. Go through textbooks and also lookup internet sources if required.
2: Refer to previous year papers to know the type and pattern of questions asked in the descriptive papers. This will help to direct the study plan in a fruitful direction.
3: Make short notes from the subject-specific topics of law that you study. This offers multiple benefits, for example, one can memorize better when important points are noted down.
4: Do not forget to reserve enough time for revisions. There are instances that one may tend to forget important points studied. Therefore, revisions must take-up a crucial position in the study plan.
5: Enrich your writing skills. Focus on presenting an idea in the written format in a clear and legible manner. Remember, the main exam is descriptive in nature i.e. you have to describe your answers often using relevant justifications.
Admit Card for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
After the successful completion of the application process, the conducting body issues the admit card for the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 examination. The provisionally admitted candidates can download the admit card along with exam instructions to appear in the HPJS (Preliminary) examination. The admit card releases at the official website, hppsc.hp.gov.in. The candidate must take a print out of the downloaded admit card. The issue of the candidate’s admission card does not mean that the Commission has finally cleared the candidacy. The details about the date of the exam, reporting timing and the center of the exam is mentioned in the admit card.
The candidate has to necessarily carry the admit card to the exam center and no one will be allowed to give the exam without it. If any candidate resides in a center other than those stated in his / her Admit Card by the Commission, such candidate’s papers will not be assessed and he/she will be liable for cancelation.
Exam Centres for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The candidate will be given the option to choose the choice of their exam centers while filling the application form. The Commission will make every effort to allow the exam center of the choice of the candidate However, the Commission may allow a different center to a candidate if the circumstances arise. The centers of holding the examination are liable to be canceled/changed at the discretion of the Commission. The centers for Preliminary examination are given below.
- Dharamsala (Kangra District)
Selection Procedure for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The selection will be purely based on the performance of the candidate in the different stages of the exam. First, the preliminary exam is being conducted for all the candidates who have filled the application form and are eligible to give the exam. The candidates qualifying the preliminary exam are eligible to give the mains exam which will be descriptive. 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 the Main exam and the Personality test. But apart from the total score the candidates also need to qualify the following criteria.
Minimum Qualifying Marks:
- No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains marks of at least 40 percent in that paper, except for the Hindi language paper (paper-V) in which candidates should obtain marks of at least 33 percent.
- Each the applicant shall be deemed to have passed the written test unless he obtains cumulative marks of 45 percent in all papers and marks of at least 33 percent in the language paper. Hindi in the script of Devanagari.
Vacancies for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The total number of vacancies for the post of Civil Judge is 11. The number of vacancies is subject to variation and the number of vacancies in the service together with proportionate reservations to various categories in respect of this examination may vary. The vacancies distribution is given below.
|Vacancies||Number of Posts|
|Existing Vacancies||07 (UR)|
|Anticipated||04 (01- UR, 02-OBC and 01 – SC)|
Result for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The result is declared first for the preliminary examination. It is declared on the official website. 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 based on the sum of total marks obtained in the Main Exam and the Interview. The recruitment will be given based on this final result.
Answer Key for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The HPPSC releases the answer key after the conduction of the preliminary examination. The answer key is made available on the official website as per the schedule. The answer key releases in the form of the pdf. The candidates can 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 needs to check the Series of their question paper and check for answers to that series only. The answer key can be used by the candidates to get an idea about their performance.
Application Form for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The application form has 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 needs to pay the fees and upload the photograph and signature in the prescribed format. Also, the filled application form in the 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.
Application Fee: Rs. 400/- for General category and Rs 100/- for SC, OBC, and other prescribed reserved category of Himachal Pradesh.
Eligibility Criteria for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020
The candidature is purely provisional and is subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria. The applicant should note that the issuance of the admission card does not guarantee that the Commission has approved his / her candidacy. So it is advised to check the eligibility before filling the application form. The candidate must be an Indian citizen to be eligible to apply. The eligibility criteria are as follows.
The candidate must have a degree in Law as recognized by the Bar Council of India as on January 05, 2020.
- Candidate must have 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 the candidate’s age must not be more than this.
- The upper age limit for SC candidates in Himachal Pradesh is relaxable by 3 years.
- No relaxation of age limit excluding fee will be available for candidates for reserved categories (excluding SC category).
For more information on Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services 2020 check the Official Notification