HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU
No. HCRB/CJR 1/2021, DATED: 26/03/2021
DIRECT RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF CIVIL JUDGE
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS: 27/04/2021
It is hereby notified that under the provisions of Karnataka Judicial Service (Recruitment) Rules, 2004 and Amendment Rules, 2011, 2015 and 2016, High Court of Karnataka invites Online applications for direct recruitment to 94 posts of Civil Judges which includes the existing and consequential vacancies.
1. Minimum Qualification and Age Limit for : –
A. Direct Recruitment:-
(a) Must be holder of a degree in Law granted by a University established by Law in India and must have been enrolled as an Advocate.
(b) Must not have completed as on the last date fixed for receipt of applications, Thirty Eight years of age in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe and Thirty Five years of age in the case of others.
(c) For Ex-servicemen candidates, relaxation of three years in the upper age limit.
B. Recruitment of In-service Candidates:-
(a) Must be holder of a degree in Law granted by a University established by Law in
(b) Must not have completed as on the last date fixed for receipt of applications, Forty
Three years of age in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or
Scheduled Tribe and Forty years of age in the case of others.
(c) All In-service candidates having required qualification working in the High Court
and in the District Judiciary irrespective of their cadres are eligible to apply for the
post of Civil Judge.
(d) Assistant Public Prosecutors-cum-Additional Government Pleaders who are working
in the Department of Prosecutions and Government Litigation are also eligible to
apply for the post of Civil Judges.
Note:1.Direct recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judges is subject to any order
made under Article 16(4) or 16(4A) of the Constitution of India,
providing reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other
2. For direct recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judges 1% (One percent)
reservation has been provided for Orthopedic disabled persons (persons
having disability with one arm (OA)/one leg (OL)/both legs (BL),
subject to the prescribed qualifications.
2. Scale of Pay :- Rs. 27700-770-33090-920-40450-1080-44770
3. Method of Recruitment:-
By direct recruitment on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in a Competitive Examination (Main Written Examination and Viva-Voce) conducted by the High Court.
(1) The Competitive Examination for recruitment of Civil Judges shall consists of 3 stages i.e., (a) Preliminary Examination (b) Main Written Examination and (c) Viva-Voce.
The marks secured in the Preliminary Examination is considered only for Eligibility for the Main Written Examination.
(a) PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:-
The Preliminary Examination shall be conducted by way of Objective Type Question Paper consisting of 100 marks and the syllabi for the said examination shall be the following, namely:-
Part-A – Code of Civil Procedure, 1908;
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981;
Transfer of Property Act, 1882;
Indian Contract Act, 1872;
Specific Relief Act, 1963;
Indian Constitution; and
Karnataka Rent Act, 1999.
Part-B – Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;
Indian Penal code, 1860; and
Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
Part-C – General knowledge – Test of reasoning and mental ability.
(b) MAIN WRITTEN EXAMINATION:-
(i) Translation Paper (Maximum Marks 100)
There will be one translation paper and the candidates will be required to
translate passages in English into Kannada and Kannada into English. The
Passages will be from (1) Depositions, (2) Judgments and (3) Documents.
(ii) Law Paper I (Maximum Marks 100)
The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908;
The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;
The Indian Evidence Act, 1872;
Principles of Pleading and the Constitution of India.
(iii) Law Paper II (Maximum Marks 100)
Framing of Issues and writing of Judgments in Civil Cases.
(iv) Law Paper III (Maximum Marks 100)
Framing of Charges and writing of Judgments in Criminal
(c) VIVA-VOCE (Maximum Marks 100)
The candidates General Knowledge, grasp of principles of law and suitability for appointment as Civil Judge shall be tested.
(d) COMPUTER TEST (Maximum Marks 25)
The test of knowledge of computers shall carry maximum 25 marks and such marks secured by the candidate shall be considered for ascertaining the suitability and computer knowledge of the candidates and shall not be aggregated to the total marks obtained in the Main Written Examination and Viva-Voce.
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