Rajasthan High Court District Judge Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

Rajasthan District Judge Exam is conducted by the Rajasthan High Court to recruit qualified candidates for the post of District Judge within the State. District Judge is a Grade I Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matter and also 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 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 posts of District Judge.
Conducting Body Rajasthan High Court

Rajasthan District Judge Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must be an advocate who has practised in the Court or Courts subordinate thereto for a period of not less than seven years.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the Rajasthan District Judge 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/OBC 50 years

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

Rajasthan District Judge Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application January 27, 2021
Last Date of Application March 31, 2021
Date of Preliminary Exam July 25, 2021

Rajasthan District Judge Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of two stages:
Stage I: Written Test.
Stage II: Viva Voce or Interview.

Pattern for Written Test

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: Civil Law
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Paper II: Criminal Law
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Paper III: Language
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 120 mins 50

Pattern for Interview

Total marks allotted: 30

The candidate shall be asked questions with reference to his record at the School, College and University, and his character, personality, address and physique.

Rajasthan District Judge Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Written Test

1 Paper I: Civil Law

  • The Constitution of India
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Commercial Courts,
  • Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Court Acts, 2015
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Indian Partnership Act, 1932
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • Law of Torts
  • Indian Easements Act, 1882
  • The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Chapter X, XI & XII and The Second Schedule)
  • The Rajasthan Rent Control Act, 2001
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Rajasthan Agricultural Credit Operations (Removal of Difficulties) Act, 1974
  • The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
  • Hindu Succession Act, 1956
  • The Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, 1956
  • Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956
  • The Rajasthan Tenancy Act, 1955
  • Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956
  • Muslim Law
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Limitation Act, 1963
  • The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • General Rules (Civil), 1986
  • The Rajasthan Court Fees & Suits Valuation Act, 1961
  • The Rajasthan Stamp Act, 1998
  • The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
  • The Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 1994
  • The Registration Act, 1908
  • The Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 2009
  • The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010
  • The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
  • The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
  • The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999
  • The Copyright Act, 1957
  • The Patent Act, 1970, Interpretation of Statutes
  • The Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Chapter II, III, IV, VI, IX, XII & XIII)
  • Judgment Writing and Land Mark Judgements of Supreme Court of India

2 Paper II: Criminal Law

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
  • The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  • The Probation of Offenders Act, 1958
  • The Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Chapter XVII)
  • The Electricity Act, 2003 (Chapter XIV)
  • The Information Technology Act, 2000
  • General Rules (Criminal)
  • The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
  • The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • The Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act, 2015
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Judgment Writing and Land Mark Judgements of Supreme Court of India

3 Paper III: Language

  • Translation from Hindi to English and English to Hindi.
  • Precis
  • Essays

Syllabus for Interview

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.