Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch) Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
Haryana Public Service Commission

Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch) Exam is conducted by the Haryana Public Service Commission to recruit a qualified candidate in the post of Civil judge within the state. Civil Judge is a Grade III Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters and also acts as a Judicial Magistrate 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 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 in the post of Civil Judge
Conducting Body Haryana Public Service Commission
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HCS Judicial Branch Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be:

    • citizen of India or
    • a citizen of Nepal, or
    • a subiect of Bhutan or
    • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated tiom Pakistan, Burma. Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly-Tranganyika and Zanzibar) Zabia, Malawi. Zaire and Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a recognised University.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the HCS Judicial Branch examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 42 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 47 years
    Widow 47 years
    Unmarried woman 45 years
    Ex-military Person 47 years
    PwD 52 years

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

HCS Judicial Branch 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

HCS Judicial Branch Exam Pattern 2021

This exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary examination
Stage II: Main examination
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
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 1/5 th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 500

Pattern for Main Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: Civil Law I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
2 Paper II: Civil Law II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
3 Paper III: Criminal Law
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
4 Paper IV: English
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
5 Paper V: Hindi
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
Total Marks* 900

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Viva Voce

Total marks allotted: 200

No candidate shall be called for the Viva-voce test unless he/she obtains at least fifty per cent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers.

HCS Judicial Branch Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I

Questions will be asked from Current Affairs, Indian Legal History, Constitutional Development, and Acts mentioned under Civil Law 1, Civil Law II, and Criminal Law.

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains Paper I: Civil Law I

  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Contract Act
  • Partnership Act
  • Sales of Good Act
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Punjab Courts Act

2 Mains Paper II: Civil Law II

  • Hindu Law
  • Muslim law
  • Law of registration
  • Limitation Act

3 Mains Paper III: Criminal Law

  • Indian Penal Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Indian Evidence Act

4 Mains Paper IV: English

  • Essay writing
  • Precis writing
  • Comprehension
  • Correction
  • Words and phrases

5 Mains Paper V: Hindi

  • Topics as that covered under Matriculation of Haryana Board
  • Translation of english passage into Hindi
  • Prose writing of Hindi passage
  • Hindi essay, Idioms and correction

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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