Overview Of Karnataka Judiciary Examination

Karnataka Judicial Service Examination is annually organised by the state High court for Civil Judge recruitment. The notification for the application form is published on the official website of the Karnataka High Court website along with the detailed syllabus and details. These Civil Judge Posts were previously known as Civil Judge Junior Division.

The recruitment consists of 2 written stages Preliminary and Mains. The Preliminary exam is conducted out of 100 marks same as mains (for each section). The Interview carries a maximum of 100 marks. Candidates need to download their individual admit card from the official website.

There are some criteria that a student must check before filling up the Application form. Firstly, the Candidate must have completed their Law Degree by a University granted by the University Grant Commission of India and must have been registered as an Advocate as per the Advocate Act and BCI rule. Secondly, the candidate must comply to the age limits, General and other non-reserved categories should be under 35 years of age during the filling up the form. For the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe must be under 38 years of age.

Exam Pattern And Syllabus

Karnataka Judiciary Examination for the recruitment consists of 3 stages: 2 written and 1 interview. The Preliminary exam is objective type, the Main exam is Descriptive followed by the Personal Interview. A thing to note down here is the marks secured in the preliminary is not considered in the final ranking, they are only considered for qualifying in the Mains Exam.

The Preliminary Exam is subdivided into three parts Part A, B, C. Part A consists of Acts like Transfer of Property Act 1882, Specific Relief Act 1963, Negotiable Instrument Act 1981, Code of Civil Procedure 1908, Karnataka Rent Act 1999. Part B is designed to evaluate the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, Indian Penal Code 1860, Indian Evidence Act 1872. Part C will be based on General knowledge.

The Mains Exam consists of 4 sections with 100 maximum marks. The translation Paper requires the candidate to translate Passages to test their regional language skills. The Passages are picked from Deposition, Judgment, and Documents. The Law Paper is further divided into 3 Papers each carrying 100 marks. Followed by a Viva-voce (100 marks). Along with a Computer Test of 25 marks.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

The least marks required for qualifying the Preliminary Examination is 60 for general student and 50 for student belonging to Schedule caste and tribe students.

Minimum marks for each paper in Main Exam are 50 for general and unreserved category and 40 for candidates belonging to Schedule Castes and Tribe while for the Viva section it is 40 for schedule caste and tribe and 50 for others.

Karnataka Judicial Service enjoys a pay scale of Rs. 27700 to Rs. 44770 along with usual Dearness and other allowances as allotted by the Karnataka government.


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