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The Haryana Judiciary Service Exam (HJS) is a highly competitive and prestigious exam conducted by the High Court of Haryana almost every year to recruit candidates for the judicial services of the state. It is a dream of many law graduates to become a part of the judicial system and serve the society with their knowledge and skills. However, cracking the HJS exam requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and strategic preparation. In this article, we will discuss syllabus of Haryana Judiciary Services and Haryana Judiciary Exam Eligibility.

The eligibility criteria to appear in the Haryana Judiciary Services exam are as follows:

Haryana Judiciary Exam eligibility criteria 2024

  1. Nationality (HJS)
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  3. Candidates from Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet who have a certificate of eligibility provided by the Government of India are eligible to apply.
  4. Candidates of Indian heritage who have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, or Ethiopia with a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India are eligible to apply.
  5. Candidates who get a certificate of eligibility may apply temporarily, but will not be offered a position until they obtain the certificate.
  • Haryana Judiciary Age Limit

The minimum age limit to appear for the exam is 21 years, and the maximum age limit is 42 years. However, there is a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories and unmarried female candidates for Haryana.

  • 5 years for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes
  • Haryana Backward Classes (A and B): 5 years
  • Haryana unmarried female candidates: Relaxation up to the age of 45
  • Individuals with Disabilities (PWD): 10 years
  • Women who Are Eligible For Reservation and 5 years age relaxation (HJS)
  • Wives of handicapped military servicemen on active duty
  • Widows of service members killed in action
  • Widows of males forced to pay maintenance by civil/criminal courts
  • Women who have been legally divorced from their husbands
  • Women who have been living apart from their husbands for more than two years due to desertion (must present an affidavit countersigned by two responsible individuals)
  • Remarried women are ineligible for the age concession

4. Age relaxation for Military personnel (HJS)

  • The upper age limit for ex-military people is eased to the duration of their military service plus three years, up to a maximum of five years.
  • Ex-military individuals must have served continuously in the military for at least six months prior to their release.
  • Ex-military members must not have been dismissed or discharged as a result of misconduct or incompetence.
  • Disabled military soldiers may deduct from their age the period from the date they were disabled to the date of their application or until the conclusion of the emergency, up to a maximum of five years.
  • Age limit relaxation for candidates from the Physically Handicapped category (HJS)

Haryana’s Physically Handicapped category applicants’ upper age restriction has been lowered by ten years (15 years for Haryana’s SC/BCs).

  • Educational Qualifications for the HJS Exam (HJS)
  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a university established by law and recognized by the Bar Council of India to be eligible for the HJS Exam.
  • The term “Degree of Bachelor of Laws” refers to a degree that qualifies a candidate to be enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocate Act of 1961 and the rules enacted thereunder.
  • The candidate must also be registered or be able to register as an Advocate under the Advocates Act of 1961.
  • Language Proficiency: The candidate must have a good command over Hindi and English languages.
  • Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria in addition to the age and educational qualification requirements to apply for the HJS Exam:
  • They must be in good physical and mental health.
  • They must not have been convicted of any offence of moral turpitude 
  • They must not have been debarred fro, apearing in ant public examination.


The HJS EXAM is conducted into the following three stages.

  1. Preliminary Examination
    1. Qualifying nature
    1. Objective type
    1. Total Questions =125
    1. 4 marks for each correct answer
    1. 1/5 negative marking for incorrect answer
    1. Minimum qualifying marks=150
    1. Duration of examination=2 hours
  • Main Examination
    • Subjective type
    • Total 5 papers
    • 3 Law papers and 2 Language papers
    • Total marks for all papers= 900
    • Medium of exam= English except Hindi language paper
    • Duration = 3 hours each
  • Interview
    • Total marks= 100
    • Conducted to check the overall personality and knowledge


HJS Syllabus


  1. Paper 1. (Civil Law) 200 marks
  2. Code of Civil procedure
  3. Indian Contract Act
  4. Partnership Act
  5. Sales of Good Act
  6. Specific Relief Act
  7. Indian Evidence Act
  8. Punjab courts Act
  9. Haryana Urban (Control of Rent and Eviction) Act, 1973
  10. Paper 2. (Civil Law II) 200 marks
  11. Hindu Law
  12. Muslim Law
  13. Law of registration
  14. Customary Law
  15. Limitation Act
  16. Paper 3. (Criminal Law) 200 marks
  17. Indian Penal Code
  18. Criminal Procedure
  19. Indian Evidence Act
  20. Paper 4. (English Language) 200 marks
  21. English Essay Writing (1000-1100 words)- 100 Marks
  22. Precise Writing- 25 Marks
  23. Comprehension- 25 Marks
  24. Correction- 25 Marks
  25. Words & Phrases- 25 Marks
  • Paper 5. (Hindi Language) 100 marks
  • Translation of English Passage into Hindi- 20 Marks
  • Prose writing of Hindi passage- 30 Marks
  • Hindi essay, Idioms, & corrections -50 Marks


Same as the main examinations. Objective Questions shall be asked from the Acts covered in the main Examination.


It is advisable to students to go through the Haryana Judiciary Eligibility 2024 and the HJS syllabus before applying for the post.

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