November 6, 2023
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The Delhi Judiciary Exam is a highly competitive examination conducted to recruit candidates for the prestigious position of a judge in the Delhi Judicial Services. The long awaited notification to fill out the vacancy for the Delhi Judiciary vacancy is out. Online applications are invited for the post of Civil Judge, 2023 by the High Court of Delhi.

Total number of vacancies


Out of the aforesaid 53 vacancies, the reservation of PwD candidates shall be as follows-

PwD (Blindness, Low vision)03
PwD (one arm, one leg, both legs, leprosy cured, dwarfism and acid attack victims)03
PwD (Specific Learning Disability) and PwD (Multiple Disabilities involving blindness and low vision, one arm, one leg, both legs, leprosy cured, dwarfism and acid attack and specific learning)03


A candidate shall be eligible to appear at the examination, if he is:-

  • A citizen of India;
  • Has a degree of law
  • Not more than 32 years of age on the 1st day of January 2023.

Age relaxations

  • In the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Tribes, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years.
  • The upper age limit is also relaxable maximum by 5 years in the case of Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released on completion of assignment.

How to apply?

The candidates shall submit their applications online only in the prescribed format through the official website of High Court of Delhi i.e. on or before 22.11.2023.

Application fee

Application fee is Rs. 1500 for general category and Rs. 400 for reserved category

Stages of Examination
The exam shall be conducted in the following three stages.

StageDate of conduction of examination
 Prelims10th December, 2023
MainsTo be notified
InterviewTo be notified

Scheme of the Exam

  1. Preliminary examination
  2. Total Marks 200.
  3. Negative Marking 0.25 marks deducted for each incorrect answer
  4. The minimum qualifying marks for Prelims examinations for general category is 60% and for the reserved category is 55%.
  • Main Examination
  • General Knowledge and Language- 250 marks
  • Civil Law I -200 marks
  • Civil Law II -200 marks
  • Criminal Law -200 marks
  • The minimum qualifying marks for general category is 40% for each paper and for the reserved category is 35% for each paper.
  • Viva Voce
  • Total marks 100

 It is important to note that the marks obtained in the main examination and viva voce are considered for the final selection of candidates

Syllabus for the examination

  1. Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination is the first stage of the Delhi Judiciary Exam. It is an objective-type examination comprising multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that test the candidate’s general awareness, aptitude, and basic legal knowledge. The preliminary examination aims to shortlist candidates for the next stage of the selection process.

In the preliminary examination questions on general legal knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English, knowledge of legal problem and their solutions covering the following subjects.

  • Constitution of India, 1950;
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008,
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872,
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963,
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015,
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908,
  • The Indian Evidence Act 1872
  • Indian Limitation Act 1963,
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996,
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860,
  • Criminal Procedure Code, 1973,
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872,
  • The protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

2. Main Examination

The main examination is the second stage of the Delhi Judiciary Exam. It is a written examination that assesses the candidate’s comprehensive understanding of various legal subjects.

The main examination consists of four papers, namely:

  1. General Knowledge and Language: This paper tests the candidate’s proficiency in English and Hindi, as well as their knowledge of current affairs and general awareness.
  • Civil Law I: This paper covers topics related to The Indian Contract Act, 1872, The Sale of Goods Act, 1930, the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, The Specific Relief Act, 1963, Hindu Law and Mohammedan Law, The Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958, Law of Torts, The New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994, the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957, The Commercial Courts Act, 2015.
  • Civil Law II: This paper focuses on topics such as the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, The Indian Evidence Act 1872, Indian Limitation Act 1963, The Registration Act, 1908, the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, The Trade Marks Act, 1999, the Copyright Act, 1957.
  • Criminal Law: This paper examines the candidate’s knowledge of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, Criminal   Procedure Code, 1973, and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.

3. Viva Voce

The viva voce is the final stage of the Delhi Judiciary Exam. It is a personal interview conducted to evaluate the candidate’s personality, communication skills, and overall suitability for the role of a judge. The viva voce carries significant weightage in the final selection process.


The eligible candidates may apply for the posts of civil judge online on the Delhi High Court Website before the last date that is 22nd November, 2023.

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