State Judicial Services

Delhi Judicial Service (DJS) 2015 notification has been released. Please click this link to see further details on the notification and DLA’s crash course for DJS.


Delhi Law Academy conducts a comprehensive but compact 5-month course for entry into the prestigious State Judicial Services.

No seats left in current batch. Next batch will tentatively begin in December 2015.

  • Comprehensive full-syllabus coverage; each class personally conducted by Prof K Madan himself in his unique style
  • Complete printed notes of full syllabus:  these notes will serve as an excellent revision material
  • Printed summary of all important case laws: summary of each case law prepared personally and painstakingly by Prof K Madan himself

Delhi Law Academy claims to complete the syllabus in 5 months. How do we achieve this when other coaching institutes are taking much longer?

The difference lies in our teaching methods and the quality of our teachers! A coaching institute needs to tell its students not only what all to cover but also what all to leave. We teach our students to be selective!!

Our notes [personally prepared by Prof K Madan himself, each one of them] are precise, concise and selective; and are of immense value by themselves!

Tentative timings: Saturday  2 pm to 7 pm, Sunday  2 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday  5 pm to 8 pm, Thursday  5 pm to 8 pm  [16 hours a week]

  • Strict limit on class size – 40 students only
  • Teaching through interaction, not lectures alone; Law is not a subject of one-way communication
  • Time-saving teaching technique: Projector and Power Point Presentations

When you can complete your course in 5 months, why drag on for a year and waste your time, energy and money? We claim to save 50% of your time and money!!

If you have any questions, contact us.

Delhi Law Academy conducts comprehensive courses for the State Judicial Services and State Public Service Commissions of the states listed below.

  1. Delhi Judicial Services
  2. Haryana Judicial Services
  3. Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services
  4. Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services
  5. Punjab Judicial Services
  6. Rajasthan Judicial Services
  7. Uttarakhand Judicial Services
  8. Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services
  9. Bihar Judicial Services
  10. West Bengal Judicial Services
  11. Jammu & Kashmir Judicial Services
  12. Assam Judicial Services
  13. Mizoram Judicial Services
  14. Chattisgarh Judicial Services
  15. Jharkhand Judicial Services

Classes at the Academy  are personally conducted by Prof K Madan, Gold Medalist Delhi University Law Centre.

You can find out more about the respective exams by visiting the links above. This page will be updated with the current information on each exam as and when it is available.

Contact Us to know more.

State Judicial ServiceExam Date / Key AnnouncementLink to Details
Assam Judicial ServicesApplications for Grade III now closedLink to notice
Bihar Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedBihar Public Service Commission
Chattisgarh Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedHigh Court of Chattisgarh
Delhi Judicial Services2015 Notification released - Link to NotificationDelhi High Court
Haryana Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedHigh Court of Punjab & Haryana
HP Judicial ServicesMain Examination was conducted on 14 Mar 2015HP High Court
Jammu & Kashmir Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedJ&K Public Service Commission
Jharkhand Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedJharkhand High Court
MP Judicial ServicesMain exam will be conducted on 16 and 17 May 2015High Court of Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram Judicial ServiceNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedMizoram Government
Punjab Judicial ServicesPrelim exam conducted, Answer key released Link to KeyHigh Court of Punjab & Haryana
Rajasthan Judicial ServicesDistrict Judge Recruitment Notification released - Link to NotificationRajasthan High Court
Uttarakhand Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedUttarakhand Public Service Commission
UP Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedAllahabad High Court
West Bengal Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedWest Bengal Public Service Commission
Indian Judiciary

If you have an inclination towards public service and believe in the Justice System, a career in the judiciary could be a good option for you. It is an outstanding way to remain closely connected with your background in law, while at the same time practicing and navigating both the theoretical and practical aspects of it. In addition, you gain the satisfaction of performing a public service and ensuring delivery of justice to your fellow man.

As you may be aware, the Indian Judicial System is organized in a hierarchy – Supreme Court at the center followed by High Courts for each state, followed by District Courts for each District or group of Districts. Every State’s High Court supervises members of its subordinate judiciary. Members of the subordinate judiciary (commonly referred to as the Judicial Service or the PCS (J)-Provincial Civil Service-Judicial) occupy the offices of the presiding officers of various courts right up to the post of District Judge.

Indian Judicial Hierarchy
How does one join the Judiciary?

To become a member of the State Judiciary, there are usually two methods:

  1. Start a litigation practice and hope to get elevated to the bench someday. This is the slightly better known method
  2. Participate in the competitive process hosted by each state for its judicial services. These are the Judicial Service exams that DLA provides coaching for

Apart from the opportunity to serve your fellow man and see justice being delivered, there are several additional attractive features of working in the judicial services including handsome perks and privileges. For example – rent free accommodation, fuel allowances, subsidized electricity and water supplies, telephone allowances and bursaries for children’s education. Typically, the quality and quantity of these perks and allowances are comparable to or better than those of civil service officers.

In addition, thanks to the 6th Pay Commission the remuneration structures for most State Judicial Services allow its officers to have a good quality of life right from the beginning. And in addition to all this, the best benefit is perhaps one that is not so evident at first glance – unlike administrators or police officers, judicial officers almost always have postings in district headquarters so they never have to serve in remote areas. This puts to rest concerns regarding their children’s education and availability of facilites.

In each state, there are 2 entry levels to the judicial services:

  1. First – Lower Judicial Services. This is meant for fresh graduates through an entrance exam conducted by the respective state public service commissions (UP, MP, Rajasthan etc.) or the High Court (Delhi). The syllabus for these exams usually includes law subjects and English, general knowledge and the local language of the state. Entry through this avenue assures you of time based promotions and a secured employment early on in your career.
  2. Second – Higher Judicial Service (HJS). This service is open for practicing lawyers with a certain prescribed minimum number of years of litigating practice, usually 7 (may vary for different states). Applicants have to appear for a competitive examination for entry to the HJS the syllabus for which is similar to the one described above. The advantage with this option is that if selected the applicant gets posted as an additional district judge which significantly hastens promotional prospects.

The Lower Judicial Services have a fixed quota (which varies with each High Court) for elevation to the High Court. Hence, the prospects of HJS members are better since they can expect to get promoted to senior posts at a younger age. However, preparing for and clearing the HJS examination is more challenging and the number of seats are far lesser.

To sum up, each person must take a serious look at their career trajectory and options before taking the plunge into the Judicial Services. Opt for this if you want a secure and safe career and wish to be in public service, albeit with a comfortable compensation package-instead of the vagaries of litigation, then the judicial services may well be the right choice for you.

At Delhi Law Academy, we provide coaching for both the Higher and Lower Judicial Service examination, for all states.

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Phone: +91 99 11 91 6552


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