Uttarakhand Higher Judicial Service Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
UPSC

Uttarakhand Higher Judicial Service Exam is conducted by the High Court of Uttarakhand to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Additional District and Sessions Judge within the state. District Judge is a Grade I Judicial Officer who acts in the jurisdiction of civil matters 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 the analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Additional District and Sessions Judge.
Conducting Body High Court of Uttarakhand
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UHJS 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 of not less than seven years.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the UHJS examination should be minimum of 35 years and maximum of 45 years.

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

UHJS 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

UHJS Exam Pattern 2021

The 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 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 90 mins

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 100
2 Paper II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 100
3 Paper III
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 100

Pattern for Viva-Voce

Total marks allotted: 100

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

UHJS Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I

  • English Language
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • History and Geography
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • Law and the Constitution of India

Syllabus for Main exam

1 Mains Paper I

Part I

  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Legal History
  • Legal Maxims
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Basic knowledge of Computer Operation
  • Legal Phraseology

Part II

  • Essay in English
  • Precis writing in English
  • Translation of Hindi to English and English to Hindi especially containing the legal phrases.

2 Mains Paper II

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law

3 Mains Paper III

  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Legal Drafting i.e. Framing of Charges, Issues and Judgment writing, etc.

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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