State Judicial Services

Delhi Law Academy conducts a compact & unique 75 day course for entry into the prestigious State Judicial Services. This course will last from 1st May to 14 Jul, 2015.

  • Special 75-day course targeted for LLB students during your summer vacation or internship period
  • Comprehensive full-syllabus coverage with extensive notes provided
  • Same faculty as for the regular course – Prof. K Madan personally conducts each class

Beginning Date : 1st May, 2015

Batch: 2pm to 5pm everyday except Monday and Friday (3 hours a day, 5 days a week)

If you have any questions, contact us.



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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.

DLA’s coaching is available in classroom, online and in postal form. Contact Us to know more.

Batch Schedule and Timings

Classes 5 days a week – Monday and Friday off

Monday: Holiday

Tuesday: 1pm to 4pm

Wednesday: 1pm to 4pm

Thursday: 1pm to 4pm

Friday: Holiday

Saturday: 4pm to 7pm

Sunday: 4pm to 7pm

Classes on Saturday and Sunday only

Saturday: 2pm to 7pm

Sunday: 2pm to 7pm

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 ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedDelhi High Court
Haryana Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedHigh Court of Punjab & Haryana
HP Judicial ServicesMain Examination will now be conducted on 14 Mar 2015 instead of 7 Mar 2015 as announced earlierHP 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 14 and 15 March 2015High Court of Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram Judicial ServiceNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedMizoram Government
Punjab Judicial ServicesLast date for Addnl District & Sessions Judge Application - 30 Apr. Link to NotificationHigh Court of Punjab & Haryana
Rajasthan Judicial ServicesNotification for 2015 examination is awaitedRajasthan 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
Overview

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.

Are you interested in summer course for Judicial Services?

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