Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2020

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Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has released the notification for the recruitment of 256 vacancies of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the Haryana Civil Service (HCS) Judicial Branch on its official website @ hpsc.gov.in. The recruitment will be carried out through the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2021 as per the provisions of Punjab Civil Services (Judicial Branch) Rules, 1951. 

Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2021: Important Dates



Release of HCS Judicial Services Notification

13th January 2021

Start of Online Application Process

15th January 2021

Last Date of Online Application

15th February 2021

Release of Admit Card

To be notified soon

Prelims Exam Date

To be notified soon

Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2021: Application Process

Follow the given steps to apply online for the Haryana judiciary exam:

Step 1: Visit the official website @ hpsc.gov.in

Step 2: Click on the link stating "Apply Online for the posts of HCS (Judicial Branch) Exam 2020-21" OR

Click Here - Apply Online for Haryana Judiciary Exam 2021

Step 3: Click on New Registration Tab

Step 4: Enter the details, accept the Declaration & Click on Submit

Step 5: Now fill the application form after clicking on the Login link under 'Already Registered' tab.

Step 6: Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature. (Save the signature image as "Candidate Signature.jpg" and the photograph image as "Candidate Photograph.jpg")

Step 7: Take a print out of application form and sign the same

Step 8: Now, upload the scanned copy of signed application form

Step 9: Pay the application fee through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card

Application Fees

For General Category- Male candidates including Dependent Son of Ex-Servicemen of Haryana; General & Reserved categories of other States & EWS - Rs. 1000

All Female Candidates of Haryana & Other States and All SC/BC-A&B/ESM Males & Females of Haryana - Rs. 250

Physically Handicapped candidates of Haryana - No Fee

Haryana Judiciary Eligibility Criteria 2021

Go through the detailed eligibility criteria for the HPSC Judicial Services exam including the educational qualification and age limit:

Educational Qualification: Candidates should have degree of Bachelor of Laws from a Bar Council of India-recognised University.

Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 21 years and upper age limit is 42 years as on 15th February 2021. The upper age limit is relaxed for reserved category candidates.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

SC/ST/BC of Haryana

Relaxation of 5 Years

Divorced Women of Haryana; Women whose husbands have remarried; Widows; Women living separately from husbands for over 2 years; Wives of serving disabled military personnel

Relaxation of 5 Years

Un-married women of Haryana

Relaxation up to 45 years of age

Physically Handicapped of Haryana

l0 years

Physically Handicapped candidates from SC/BC category of Haryana

15 years

Nationality: Candidates must of Citizen of India/Nepal or Subject of Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 or a person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zabia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia

Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2021: Selection Process

Candidates who want to get recruited into HCS Judicial Services as a Civil Judge need to qualify three selection rounds:

- Prelims Exam

- Mains Exam

- Viva-Voce

All these phases are successive in nature and it is mandatory for candidates to clear all the phases to get appointment.

Haryana Judicial Services Prelims 2021: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Have a look at the Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Haryana Judiciary Prelims exam below:


Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Time Duration

2 hours

Number of Questions

125 MCQs

Maximum Marks

500 Marks (Each question of 4 Marks)

Negative Marking

1/5th or 0.80 mark for each wrong answer


Questions will be from current events of national & international importance, Indian legal System, Constitutional History, and Governance.

Questions will also be framed to test candidates' analytical skills, reasoning ability and aptitude.

The standard of the prelims question paper will be of Law graduate level.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

General: 150 Marks

Reserved Category: 100 Marks

Haryana Judicial Services Mains 2021: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Candidates who manage to obtain the qualifying marks in the Prelims exam and are declared as pass will get shortlisted to appear for the Mains exam, which is descriptive in nature. Shortlisted candidates will be required to apply again and appear for the examination. Have a look at the exam pattern & syllabus for the mains exam below:

Paper & Subject Name





(Civil Law l)

Code of Civil procedure

Punjab Courts Act

Indian Contract Act

Indian partnership Act

Sale of Goods Act

Specific Relief Act

Indian Evidence Act

Haryana Urban (Control of Rent and Eviction) Act 1973


3 Hours


(Civil Law ll)

Hindu Law

Mohammadan Law

Customary Law

Law of Registration and Limitation


3 Hours

Paper- 3

(Criminal law)

Indian Penal Code

Criminal Procedure Code

Indian Evidence Act


3 Hours

Paper - 4

(English - 200 Marks)

English Essay (1000-1100 words)


3 Hours



Words and Phrases






Paper - 5

(Hindi Language - 100 Marks)

Translation of an English passage into Hindi


3 Hours

Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry


Composition (essay), Idioms and corrections


Paper- 6


It judges the personal qualities of candidates. Questions concern the matter of general interest and test candidates' alertness, intelligence and general outlook


3 Hours

Minimum Qualifying Marks: General Category Candidates need to obtain at least 50% qualifying marks in aggregate of all the papers to get shortlisted for the Viva-Voce and Reserved category candidates (SC/ST/BC/PH/Ex-S) need to obtain 40% marks. No candidate will get marked in the any paper until he or she obtain at least 30% marks in it.


Candidates thrice the number of vacancies in order of Merit of Main exam will be shortlisted for the Viva-Voce, which will be of 200 marks

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2021: Final Selection for Appointment

HPSC will not take into account the marks of Prelims exam for the final selection of candidates for appointment as Civil Judge or Judicial Magistrates. The final selection of candidates is done on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in Mains exam and Viva-Voce. General Category candidates need to obtain minimum 50% or more in aggregate and SC/ST/BC/PH/Ex-S candidates need to obtain 45% aggregate marks.

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