14 Jan 2021

HCS (Judicial Branch) Exam. 2020-21

HCS (Judicial Branch) Exam. 2020-21 Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus & Admit Card

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2020-21 Notification

Advt. No. 1/2021         Advt. Date 13.01.2021
The Haryana Public Service Commission invites online applications from eligible candidates for 256 posts (239 actual vacancies + 17 anticipated vacancies) of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch). 
The HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination will be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in the Punjab Civil Services (Judicial Branch) Rules. 1951 as applicable to the State of Haryana as amended from time to time and the amendment made vide notification No. GSR 10/Const./Arr.234 and 309/2020, dated the 14th December 2020.

Detail of Posts-

Name of Exam

HCS (Judicial) Exam. 2020-21  

Name of Post 

Civil Judge (Junior Division) 

No. of Vacancies

256 (239 actual + 17 anticipated) 

Website for online application


Recruitment Agency

HPSC i.e. Haryana Public Service Commission 



Application start and Last Date  

15.01.2021 to 15.09.2021 (Extended

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 The category wise break-up of vacancies is as under:-

General/UR- 156
SC- 40
BC-A- 21 
BC-B- 11 
EWS- 11 
Total actual vacancies- 239


Gen - 07 
SC. 03 
BC-B-02 I 
Total- 13


Gen- 03 
SC- 02 
BC-A- 01 
BC-B- 01 
Total- 07

Persons with disability

Blindness or Low Vision (VH) - 03 
Hearing Impairment (HH) - 03 
Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy (OH) - 02 
Autism, Intellectual disability or Multiple Disabilities(MD) - 02 
Total- 10

Details of 17 anticipatory / unforeseen vacancies-

General/UR- 10
SC- 04 
BC-A- 01 
EWS- 02 
Total anticipated vacancies- 10 
ESM (Gen)- 01

Key Dates-

Application start date- 15.01.2021
Last Date to apply- 15.02.2021

Essential Qualifications for HCS (Judicial) Exam 2020-21: 

Degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India. 

The expression "Degree of Bachelor of Laws'' means a degree entitling a candidate to be enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocate Act. 1961, and the rules made there under.

Age for HCS (Judicial) Exam 2020-21: 

Candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 42 years as on 15.02.2021 i.e, closing date to apply for the post.

Upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years for the Candidates belonging to reserved categories.

APPLICATION FEES for HCS (Judicial) Exam 2020-21::  

The application fees, which is payable online is as under:-
All Male General candidates, Dependent of ESM, ESM and All other state candidates- 1000/-
All female candidates, Male candidates of SC, BC, ESM of Haryana, Female candidates of other states- 250/-
PH candidates with 40% disability- NIL 

Selection Procedure for HCS (Judicial) Exam 2020-21:: 

The selection of suitable candidates for appointment (Judicial in HCS Branch) will be made by hording an examination. The examination shall be conducted in three stages namely:_ 
(i) Preliminary Examination. 
(ii) Main Written Examination.
( iii) Viva-Voce.

Paper Pattern for HCS (Judicial) Exam 2020-21:

The Preliminary, Examination shall be of objective type with multiple-choice questions as distinguished from the main written examination  which shall be of subjective/narrative type. 
The OMR Sheets (Answer Sheets) will be scanned by Computer. So there is no provision of re-checking/re-evaluation of OMR Sheets. 

The question paper for preliminary Examination shall be of two hours duration. It shall a maximum of 125 questions and each question shall carry 04 marks and for every wrong answer 0.80 i.e. 20% or say 1/5th, mark shall be deducted. However there will be no negative marking in respect of Un-attempted questions.

Syllabus for HCS (Judicial) Preliminary, Exam. 2020 21 

Haryana Judiciary Exam 2020-21 Syllabus 

The objective type multiple-choice questions for the preliminary Examination shall be from the syllabus for the Main Written Examination. The candidate shall be expected to have a general and basic over view of the main subject and also the ability to answer questions on current events of national and international importance". Indian legal and constitutional history and governance. The candidate shall also be tested for his analytical skills. reasoning and aptitude. The standard of question paper shall be of Law graduate level. 
The object of the preliminary Examination is to shortlist the candidates for the Main Examination. No candidate shall be allowed appear in the main Examination unless he/she secured minimum 150 marks (read 100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result.
Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to sit in the Main Written Examination. However the number shall be subject to variation. 
For Detailed Syllabus-Click here

HCS (Judicial) Main Examination 

Candidate who qualifies for the Main Written Examination will have to apply again on separate application form for the Main Examination for which they will be informed through an announcement displayed on Commission,s website.  
Candidates thrice the number (from amongst qualified) of advertised posts including bracketed candidates. if any, in order of merit of  main examination will be called for viva-voce. 
The Schedule of Examination, result of preliminary Examination and other announcement relating to this exam will be displayed on the Punjab and Haryana High Court website i.e. www.highcourtchd.gov.in or website of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission i.e. http://hpsc.gov.in 

Syllabus for HCS (Judicial) Main Exam 2021-

For Detailed Syllabus-Click here
For more info view original notice- Click here

Updated on 16.08.2021

Last Date Extended

It is hereby announced for the general information of the candidates that in vieu of the time lapsed in conducting the preliminary examination due to prevailing pandemic, it has been decided to invite online applications again from the candidates for the posts of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the state of Haryana. 

Extended Last Date

The eligible persons may submit their online applications till 15.09.2021 up to 11.55 P.M. through Commissions website i.e. http://hpsc.gov.in

Cut Off Date

The relevant date to determine the eligibility, qua age,  educational qualifications, Ex-servicemen. Eligible Sports persons. Persons with Benchmark disabilities and Economically Weaker Section shall be 15.09.2021. 


The candidates. who had applied earlier against Advertisement No. 01 of 102i published on 13.01.2021 and fulfill all the Eligibility conditions as per the said advertisement need not to apply afresh as their previous applications will be considered. 

However the benefit of reservation in the Ex-Servicemen category in this recruitment shall be admissible as per Chief Secretary to Govt. of Haryana instructions issued vide No. 12/15/2019-4GS-II dated 14.07.2021.
The relaxation in age shall be granted as per Chief Secretary to Govt. of Haryana instructions issued vide No. 22/06/2021- 1GS-III dated 03.02.1021. 

Preliminary Exam Date (Tentative)

The preliminary Examination is scheduled to be conducted in the month of October/November, 202 I tentatively.


When HCS (Judicial) Pre. Exam 2020-21 will be held ?

Schedule will be issued shortly. 

Is there will be negative Marking in HCS (Judicial) Pre. Exam ?

Yes, for every wrong answer 0.80 i.e. 20% or say 1/5th, mark shall be deducted.

What are anticipated vacancies ?

Vacancies at present not available, but expected in near future. 

What is minimum and maximum age for HSC (Judicial) Exam 2020-21 ?

21 years to 42 years

How many questions will come in HCS (Judicial) Pre. Exam 2020-21

Maximum of 125 questions.

Which type of questions will come in HCS (Judicial) Pre. Exam 2020-21

Objective type/ MCQ

Which type of questions will come in HCS (Judicial) Main Exam 2020-21

Subjective/narrative type question 

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