Delhi Judicial Service 2020: Important Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Selection

Delhi Judicial Service Exam 2020: Check here the complete details of the Delhi Judicial Service exam such as important dates, exam date, selection process, eligibility criteria, age limit, exam pattern, syllabus, result date and so much more. 

Updated: Dec 10, 2019 13:19 IST
Delhi Judicial Service Exam
Delhi Judicial Service Exam

Delhi Judicial Service 2020: The High Court of Delhi conducts the Delhi Judicial Service Exam every year for the recruitment of Civil Judges in Delhi High Court. The Delhi Judicial Service exam is conducted in two stages -Preliminary Exam and Main Exam. Candidates who qualify these two rounds are then called for the Viva Voce round (Interview). The preliminary exam is of objective type and the main exam is descriptive type.

Delhi Judicial Service Online Application begins a month before the exam. In 2019, Delhi Judicial Service Registration began in August 2019 and closed in September 2019. The Delhi Judicial Service prelims exam was held in September itself. Likewise, it is expected that the Delhi Judicial Service 2020 exam will be held in September 2020 itself. However, the official dates will be revealed by the Delhi Court on its official website

Check here the complete details of the Delhi Judicial Service exam such as important dates, exam date, selection process, eligibility criteria, age limit, exam pattern, syllabus, result date and so much more. Have a look:

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Important dates

Have a look at the important dates (tentative) of Delhi Judicial Service Exam below:



Starting Date of Online Application

August 2020

Last Date of Online Application

September 2020

Delhi Judicial Service Prelims Examination

September 2020

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Eligibility

In order to apply for the Delhi Judicial Service Exam, candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

- Citizenship of India

- Age Limit: Candidates must be below 32 years of age

- Educational Qualification: Candidates qualified to be admitted as Advocates under Advocates Act, 1961 OR candidates currently practising as Advocates in India

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Application Process

Interested candidates need to submit the application online in the prescribed format on the official website of Delhi High Court - Before filling the application form, candidates are advised to read carefully the notification for Delhi Judicial Service Examination and then fill the application form, upload their scanned photograph and signature and submit the application. Candidates must make sure to take a print out of the application form and keep it for future reference. Candidates don’t need to send the printout of the application form to the High Court.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Application Fee

The application fee for Delhi Judicial Service Exam is Rs. 1000 for the General candidates and Rs. 200 for reserved category candidates. The application fee has to be paid through Debit Card or Internet Banking.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Admit Card

Delhi High Court releases the admit card for Delhi Judicial Service Exam of all the eligible candidates on its official website No other communication like courier/post/newspaper notification is sent. In order to download the admit card, candidates are required to visit the official website and click on the admit card link. After clicking on the link, candidates need to submit their application details and view the admit card. They must take a printout of the admit card and carry it without fail at the time of examination.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam Pattern

The Delhi Judicial Service Examination is held in two stages – Prelims & Mains. In Delhi Judicial Service Prelims, the exam is held in objective Multiple choice questions format. In Delhi Judicial Service Mains, the exam is held in Descriptive format. Have a look at the detailed exam pattern:

Delhi Judicial Service Prelims Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam


No. of questions

Negative Marking


General Knowledge and Law


0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

Delhi Judicial Service Main Exam Pattern:

The pattern of Main Exam of Delhi Judicial Service Exam is given below:



Max Marks


GK  & Language



Civil Law-I



Civil Law-II



Criminal Law


Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Syllabus

Phase I – Delhi Judicial Service Prelims Syllabus


General Knowledge

Candidates Power of expression


Code of Civil Procedure

Code of Criminal Procedure

Indian Penal Code

Contract Act

Partnership Act

Principles Governing Arbitration Law

Specific Relief and Limitation Act

Evidence act

Phase II – Delhi Judicial Service Mains Syllabus

In Mains exam, questions are asked in Descriptive mode from four sections - General
Knowledge & Language, Civil Law I, Civil Law-II and Criminal Law. Have a look at syllabus:




General Knowledge & Language

Current Affairs

General Knowledge


Precis Writing

You will be given two passages for translating from English to Hindi (in Devanagari Script) and  Hindi to English

Section II – Civil Law-I


Indian Contract Act

 Indian Sale of Goods Act

Indian Partnership Act

Specific Relief Act

Hindu Law

Mohammadan Law

Delhi Rent Control Act

Law of Torts

Section III – Civil Law-II

Civil Procedure Code

Law of Evidence

Law of Limitation & Law of Registration

Section IV – Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure Code,

Indian Penal Code

Indian Evidence Act

Phase III – Viva Voce

Candidates qualifying the Main Exam will be called for Viva-Voce Round, which will carry 150 marks. Depending upon the combined score, candidates will be shortlisted for Judicial Posts. Candidates need to get at least 50% marks in this round to qualify for the shortlisting process.

Delhi Judicial Service Result 2020

The result of Preliminary examination and Main examination is announced separately by the Delhi Court. The final merit list of successful candidates is released on the official website of Delhi High Court. The marks obtained in Main (Written Test) Exam are added to the marks obtained in Viva and the candidate’s position will depend on the aggregate marks. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Objective type exam) by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination (Written) will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam Cutoff 2020

First of all, candidates need to qualify for the preliminary exam. After that, candidates need to clear the Main exam with 50% aggregate marks and 40% marks in each of the four papers. Relaxation of 5% is made for candidates of reserved category. In the last step, candidates need to clear the Viva Voce Round with at-least 50% (45% for Reserved Category) to qualify. The aggregate of the marks obtained in both Viva and written exam will determine the candidate’s selection.

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Similar Exams

The list of similar exams as Delhi Judicial Service Exam is as follows:

Bihar PCS Exam - Bihar Provincial Civil Services Exam

CGPSC SSE - Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission State Service Exam

HCS (Judicial) Exam - Haryana Civil Service (Judicial) Exam

HPAS Combined Competitive - Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Combined Competitive Exam

MPSC Exam - Manipur Public Service Commission Exam

PCS - Punjab Civil Services Exam

PCS (Judicial) Exam - Punjab Civil Services (Judicial) Exam

RAS Exam - Rajasthan Administrator Services Exam

UP PCS Exam - Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services Exam

Delhi Judicial Service Exam - Conducting Body

The Delhi Judicial Service Exam is conducted by The High Court of Delhi.

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