Chhattisgarh Higher Judicial Service Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

Chhattisgarh Higher Judicial Service Exam is conducted by the High Court of Chhattisgarh to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of District Judge. District Judge is a Grade I Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and acts as a Session Judge in the jurisdiction of criminal matters.

These exams focus on Indian legal and constitutional governance and history, current developments of national and international interest, and the analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates for the posts of District Judge exam
Conducting Body High Court of Chhattisgarh

CHJS Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must practise as an Advocate for not less than seven years.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the CHJS examination should be minimum of 35 years and maximum of 45 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 48 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

CHJS Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Written Exam To be notified

CHJS Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of two stages:
Stage I: Written Exam
Stage III: Viva-Voce

Pattern for Written Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: Law
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 20

Out of the Candidates who qualify for the written examination, according to the merit obtained therein, candidates shall be called for viva-voce.

CHJS Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Written Exam

1 Paper I: Law

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act,2011
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • The Chhattisgarh Excise Act, 1915
  • The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  • The Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Indian Forest Act, 1927
  • The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
  • The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  • Principles of Pleading
  • Conveyance
  • The Constitution of India

2 Paper II

  • Framing of Issues and writing of Judgment in Civil Cases
  • Framing of charges and writing of Judgment in Criminal Cases
  • Translation: English to Hindi and Hindi to English

Syllabus for Viva-Voce

There is no specified syllabus for Viva – Voce but the interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge in law & other subjects as well as the abilities to solve the problem during the course of work.

The Board will pay special attention to assess:

  • intellectual curiosity,
  • critical powers of assimilation,
  • balance of judgment and alertness of mind,
  • the ability for social cohesion,
  • integrity of character initiative and
  • capacity for leadership.

The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of law but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country.

They must have knowledge in the field of Current Affairs, New Discoveries & Inventions also. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate’s mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems.