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Gujarat High Court District Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 10th March, 2021
High Couurt of Gujrat

Gujarat High Court District Judge Exam is conducted by the High Court of Gujarat to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of District Judge within the state. District Judge is a Grade I judicial officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matter and acts as a Session Judge in the jurisdiction of criminal matter.

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 candidate for the post of District Judge
Conducting Body High Court of Gujarat
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GHC DJ Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must possess a Degree in Law from a recognised University.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the GHC DJ 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/BC 48 years

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

GHC DJ Exam Important Dates 2021

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

GHC DJ Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary exam
Stage II: Main exam
Stage III: Viva-Voce

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: Law
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 100
2 Paper II: English, General Knowledge & Awareness
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 100

Pattern for Main Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Paper III: Gujarati Language
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 90 mins 50

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 50

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

GHC DJ Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I: Law

  • The Constitution of India
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, The Transfer of Property Act, 1882, The Specific Relief Act, 1963, The Indian Partnership Act, 1932, The Indian Contract Act, 1872, The Sale of Goods Act, 1930, The Limitation Act, 1963, The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860, The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012.
  • Legal Maxims
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Phraseology

2 Prelims Paper II: English, General Knowledge & Awareness

  • English Language
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian History and Geography
  • Basics of Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • Analytical Reasoning/Mental Ability
  • Basic Knowledge of Computer Operation/Application

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains Paper I

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
  • The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012.

2 Mains Paper II

  • The Constitution of India
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Succession Laws, Personal Laws (Hindu, Muslim & Christian)
  • The Intellectual Property Laws
  • The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Electricity Act, 2003
  • The Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013
  • The Family Courts Act, 1984
  • Basic Laws relating to Environment: The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

3 Mains Paper III: Gujarati Language

  • Essay writing
  • Reading comprehension
  • Synonym
  • Antonym
  • Letter writing
  • Language Translation (Gujarati-English, English-Gujarati
  • Short Notes (Summons, Notice, etc.)
  • Gujarati Grammar

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.

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