DJS 2023: Latest Syllabus, Pattern, Study Material

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DJS Exam 2023 Highlights 

Highlight Details
Exam Conducting Authority 💼 High Court of Delhi
Name of Exam 📝 Delhi Judicial Service Examination (DJSE)
Exam Purpose ⚖️ Recruitment of eligible candidates for Delhi Judicial Service
Eligibility Criteria 🎓 Indian national, Law graduate, Practicing advocate
Age Limit 📅 General: Max - 32 years (as of 01.01.2023), SC/ST: 37 years, PwD: 42 years
Selection Process ✅ Preliminary Exam (Objective), Main Exam (Written), Viva-voce (Interview)
Application Mode 💻 Online
Application Fee 💰 General: Rs. 1500/-, SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 400/-
Negative Marking ❌ 0.25 marks (Preliminary Exam)

Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023 Dates

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the DJS 2023:

Events Dates
Notification Release Date 6 November 2023
Starting Date to Apply for Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023 7 November 2023
Last Date to Fill Out the Application Form 22 November 2023
Delhi Judiciary Exam Date 2023 (Prelims) 10 December, 2023 [11 AM to 1:30 PM]

Delhi Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2023

📢 Seeking Information on Delhi Judiciary Eligibility? Look no further! Check the Delhi Judiciary Eligibility Criteria set by the Delhi High Court for a comprehensive guide on the criteria you must meet. Otherwise, you won't be eligible to apply for the exam.

  • You must be a citizen of India.
  • You must hold a degree in Law from any recognized University/Institute to apply for the exam.
  • You must be an advocate who is practising in India or has qualifications to be an advocate according to the Advocates Act of 1961.
  • You must not be more than 32 years as of 1 January 2023 if you belong to the General category.

Delhi Judicial Services Exam Pattern 2023

Hey there, did you know you must pass through three stages of the Delhi Judiciary Exam to become a Civil Judge in the Delhi High Court? That's right!

Well, let's dive right into Delhi Judiciary Exam 2023 Pattern and explore each stage together, shall we?

  1. Preliminary Examination: Consider this an appetizer; it's an objective-type exam that tests your basic knowledge and helps filter out the candidates for the next round.
  2. Main Examination: Now we're getting to the main course! This stage is about written exams, diving deeper into your understanding of the law, language, and general knowledge.
  3. Viva-voce: Finally, the cherry on top! This stage is essentially an interview where your personality, confidence, and communication skills are tested.

Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Examination Pattern

Particular Description
Mode of Exam 💡 Multiple Choice Type
Subjects 📚 General Legal Knowledge & Law (12 subjects)
Total Questions 🔢 200
Total Duration ⏰ 2.5 Hours
Correct Answer ✅ 1+ Mark
Negative Marking ❌ 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer

Delhi Judiciary Main Examination Pattern

The main exam is descriptive, and it has four papers mentioned below:

Sections Subjects Maximum Marks
I General Legal Knowledge & Language 250
II Civil Law-I 200
III Civil Law-II 200
IV Criminal Law 200

Delhi Judicial Services DJS 2023 Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Given below are the topics included in the Prelims Delhi Judiciary exam:

DJS prelims syllabus includes General Knowledge & Aptitude, flair in English, Power of Expression, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering the following topics:

  • The Constitution of India
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act of 1963
  • The Limitation Act of 1963
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015

Minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary examination shall be 60% for the general category and 55% for reserved categories, i.e., Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and eligible categories of Persons with Disabilities as specified for this Service.

Delhi Judiciary Main Examination Syllabus

The Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination is of descriptive type with a total score of 850 marks. There are four different papers, each covering a vast amount of topics.

Paper 1 - General Legal Knowledge and Language  

This section is further divided into two sub-sections mentioned below:

Section I - General Legal Knowledge

Section II - Language (Essay, Translation, and Precis Writing)

​​​Paper 2 - Civil Law – I: 

Here are the topics of this paper:

  • The Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • The Sale of Goods Act of 1930
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • The Specific Relief Act of 1963
  • Hindu Law
  • Mohammedan Law
  • The Delhi Rent Control Act of 1958
  • Law of Torts
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council Act of 1994
  • The Delhi Municipal Corporation Act of 1957
  • The Commercial Courts Act of 2015

Paper 3 - Civil Law – II

  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Limitation Act of 1963
  • The Registration Act of 1908
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999
  • The Copyright Act of 1957

Paper 4 - Criminal Law: 

  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act of 1881
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

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