This piece of informational article on the Kerala Judicial Service exam (KJSE) is written by Ashutosh. This is an exhaustive article covering all the aspects of Kerala Judicial Service exam, and consists of all the valuable information about the Kerala Judicial Service exam, such as its syllabus, exam pattern, qualifications, important books, selection process, and several important tips and tricks. It also covers some of the most common and frequently asked questions and doubts related to the Kerala Judicial Service exam.
It has been published by Rachit Garg.
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Are you a Kerala Judicial Service exam aspirant who wants to get all the valuable insights about the Kerala State Judiciary exam? Then don’t worry, as you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to exhaustively deal with all the aspects of the KJSE exam, and that includes all the important information that a KJSE aspirant must know about, which will make his journey easier towards clearing the KJSE exam. So it is necessary that you read this article till the very end to get all the valuable insights on the Kerala State Judicial Services exam.
Kerala Judicial Service exam : a brief overview
Every year, the Kerala High Court conducts the Kerala Judicial Service exam for the post of munsiff magistrates and the Kerala State Higher Judicial Services exam for the post of district and sessions judge.
The Kerala High Court invites online applications from eligible candidates every year for the posts of munsiff magistrates and district and sessions judges. This year, the Kerala High Court has released a total of 69 vacancies for the post of munsiff magistrates and a total of 5 vacancies for the post of district and sessions judge.
The Kerala Judiciary exam is conducted in three parts namely, Preliminary exam, Mains exams, and viva voce (the interview round). The first stage is the Preliminary exam in which only objective type questions are asked, second stage is the Mains exam which is a written exam. After you clear the first two stages, you will be shortlisted for an interview round. We will be dealing with all these stages in detail further in this article, so keep reading.
The Munisff- Magistrates who will be selected in the Kerala Judicial Service exam 2023 will have a pay scale of (Rs.77840- Rs.128680).
Tabular representation of comparison of Munsiff- Magistrates pay scale in 2022 and 2023
|Post||Year 2022||Year 2023|
|Munsiff-Magistrates||27700- 44770||77840- 128680|
Reservation of appointment for the regular vacancy candidates
According to the official notification of the Kerala Judicial Service exam 2023, 4 percent of the total vacancies shall be reserved for disabled persons. But these vacancies will be given to only those candidates who will be deemed fit by the medical board. And if the medical board thinks that these candidates are fit to perform all the duties of a judicial officer with the help of assistive technologies, then only those candidates will get the reservation.
Tabular representation of Kerala Judicial Service exam, 2023
|KJSE conducting body||Kerala High Court|
|Official website of Kerala High Court||https://hckerala.gov.in/|
|Stages of Kerala Judiciary exam||Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and Viva-Voce (interview)|
|Date of KJSE Preliminary exam 2023||14th May 2023|
|Result date of KJSE Preliminary exam||27th June 2023|
|Total number of vacancies in KJSE exam||69|
|Date of official notification issued for KJSE||1st February 2023|
|Application fee of KJSE exam for General category||Rs. 1250|
|Application fee of KJSE exam for SC/ST/ Unemployed Candidates with Disability||Nil|
|Final results of KJSE exam||Yet to be declared|
|Pay scale of Munsiff-Magistrates (who have qualified KJSE) in 2023||77840- 128680|
|Application process||Online mode|
|exam process||Offline mode|
Eligibility criteria for Kerala Judicial Service exam
There are two types of recruitment under the KJSE exam:
- Direct recruitment, and
- Recruitment by transfer.
Qualifications for direct recruitment
A candidate must possess all the below- mentioned qualifications to be appointed as a Munsiff-Magistrate by direct recruitment:
- A candidate must be a citizen of India.
- He/she must hold a degree in law from a college that is recognised by the Bar Council of India.
- He/she must be of good character.
- He/she should not have any bodily infirmities and be in sound health.
Age limit for Kerala Judicial Service exam
The candidate must be under 35 years of age on the first day of January 2023.
Upper age limit relaxation for people belonging Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
There must be a relaxation of 5 years in the age of candidates belonging to any Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Upper age limit relaxation for people belonging to Other Backward Classes
There must be a relaxation of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to any of the Other Backward Classes in India. The same is provided in Rule 10(c) of the second part of the Kerala State and the Subordinate Services Rules, 1958.
A candidate must make sure that he/she is complying with all the eligibility criteria and other various norms mentioned in the notification of the Kerala Judicial Service exam. Non-compliance with any of the norms and conditions can result in the rejection of their application.
Qualifications for recruitment by transfer
- Candidates must hold a degree in law from a Bar Council of India recognised college, be enrolled as an advocate, and he/she should also be approved probationer in any of the feeder categories. You can check the list of feeder categories via this link.
Age limit for recruitment by transfer
The candidate must not have crossed the mark of 54 years of age on the date that is fixed for the closure of the second step process of filling out the online applications.
Kerala Judicial Service exam pattern, syllabus and mode of selection
The Kerala High Court conducts the KJSE in three parts namely the Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and an interview round. The Preliminary exam is an objective type screening test that consists of 100 multiple choice problems.
Whereas, the Mains exam is a written exam that consists of 4 papers, each paper contains 100 marks. And lastly, there is an interview round, or viva voce, which contains 50 marks. We will be dealing with all these stages in detail further in this article.
Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam (200 marks)
The first stage of the Kerala Judicial Service exam had been conducted by the Kerala High Court on 14th May 2023.
Procedure of Preliminary exam
The Preliminary exam consists only of one paper, which consists of 100 questions, where each question carries 2 marks. Preliminary exam holds 200 maximum marks, and there is also negative marking for all the wrong answers, one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Total duration given to a candidate to solve the Preliminary paper will be two and a half hours.
The Preliminary exam is also known as a screening test, which is done to check the knowledge of a candidate and also for the purpose of selecting the best candidates and shortlisting them for the Mains exam.
The ratio of the notified candidates to the number of successful candidates shall be 1:10 in the Preliminary exam. If multiple candidates obtain the same amount of marks, then all such candidates who have scored the same amount of marks will be treated as qualified for the written main exam. A list of all the selected candidates for the written Mains exam will be published on the Notice Board and also in the Kerala High Court recruitment portal. Click here to check the list of selected candidates for the KJSE 2023 Preliminary exam.
Frequently Asked Questions about Preliminary exam
Mentioned below are some of the most frequently asked questions that are being asked by several candidates about the prelims exam.
Does the Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam also consist of negative marking?
Yes, the Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam consists of negative marking, and for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted from your overall total marks.
How many questions are there in the KJSE Preliminary exam?
The KJSE Preliminary exam consists of 100 objective type questions.
What is the weightage of the Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam?
The Preliminary exam contains a weightage of 200 total marks, each question carries 2 marks.
Is the Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam very difficult?
No, if a candidate has properly prepared for it and has covered the whole syllabus of the Preliminary exam, it will be an easy task to qualify for this exam.
Tutorial on how to view the list of selected candidates in Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam
- The first thing that you need to do to view the list of selected candidates is to click on this link. After clicking on this link, you will be redirected to the page of the recruitment portal of the High Court of Kerala that looks like this.
- After this, on this particular page, you will have to look for this title- Result Published, Kerala Judicial Service (Preliminary) exam, 2023.
- Tap on this title and download the PDF. You will get the names of all the candidates who are selected in the Preliminary exam.
Syllabus for the Kerala Judicial services Preliminary exam
The syllabus for the KJSE Preliminary exam has been divided into three parts namely Part A, Part B, and Part C. All these parts consist of different topics and subjects, let us have a look at all the parts in a detailed manner.
- The Indian Contract Act
- The Negotiable Instruments Act
- The Specific Relief Act
- C.P.C (the Code of Civil Procedure)
- The Act of Transfer of Property
- The Act of Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act
- The Indian Penal Code
- The Indian Evidence Act
- CR.P.C (the Code of Criminal Procedure)
- The Indian Constitution
- Mental Ability and Reasoning
- Legal General Knowledge
Kerala Judiciary Mains exam (400 marks)
The Kerala Judiciary Mains exam consists of 4 papers, and all four papers carry 100 marks each. Which means that the written exam is of 400 marks. And the duration given for each candidate to solve each written paper is three hours in total. The candidates who qualify in the written exam are further shortlisted for the Viva-Voce round. The number of candidates qualifying for the viva round should not increase by more than three times the number of notified vacancies.
Viva-Voce (interview round)
After clearing the first two stages of the Kerala Judicial Service exam, the candidates are shortlisted for the Viva round. The maximum marks that this round contains is 50 marks. And the cutoff marks that a candidate should obtain in this round is fixed at 40 percent for the General and OBC candidates and it is fixed at 35 percent for those candidates who belong to Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. The marks obtained by the candidates in the Viva round is added to the overall total marks obtained by such candidates in the written Mains exam.
Syllabus of Kerala Judiciary Mains exam
Here is the tabular representation of all the important papers and subjects you need to cover for qualifying in your KJSE Mains exam.
|PAPER I||General Essay writing (two)|
|English Grammar subject|
|Document translations from malayalam to english language and vice-versa|
|PAPER II (Part A)||Act of Transfer of Property|
|The Indian Contracts Act|
|The Limitation Act|
|The Specific Relief Act|
|Act of Easements|
|Lease and Rent Control Kerala Building Act|
|The Hindu Succession Act|
|Act of Indian Succession- parts VI, X, and V|
|The Dissolution of Muslim Marriage|
|PAPER II (Part B)||Kerala Suits Valuation and Court Fees Act|
|The Kerala Stamp Act|
|KSLSA Act (Kerala State Legal Services Authorities Act)|
|Kerala Panchayat Raj Act- Chapter X, XXIA, XI, and XXV|
|The Kerala Municipality Act- Chapter IX, XXIV, X, nad XXV|
|The Negotiable Instruments Act (except chapter XVII)|
|The Registration Act|
|PAPER III (Part A)||The Indian Evidence Act|
|The Abkari Act|
|NIA (Negotiable Instruments Act) Chapter XVII|
|The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act|
|PAPER III (Part B)||J.J Act (The Juvenile Justice Act)|
|The Kerala Police Act|
|The Probation Of Offenders Act|
|The Forest Act|
|The N.D.P.S Act (the Provisions relating to trial and bail by the Magistrates).|
|PAPER IV (Part A)||C.P.C (Code of Civil Procedure)|
|The Civil Rules of Practice|
|Act of Kerala Civil Courts|
|Interlocutory Application Orders/ Framing of Judgement Writing (Civil)|
|PAPER IV (Part B)||CR.P.C (the Code of Criminal Procedure)|
|The Criminal Rules of Practice|
|Judgement Writing ( Criminal )|
|Framing of Order and Charges in Criminal Miscellaneous Petitions|
Tabular representation of the schedule of 2023 KJSE Mains exam
|Paper I||22/07/23||Saturday||9:30 AM to 12:30 PM|
|Paper II||22/07/23||Saturday||2:00 PM to 5:00 PM|
|Paper III||23/07/23||Sunday||9:30 AM to 12:30 PM|
|Paper IV||23/07/23||Sunday||2:00 PM to 5:00 PmM|
Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kerala Judiciary Mains exam
These are some of the most asked questions that are being asked by several candidates about the Mains exam.
How to qualify for the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam?
To qualify for the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam a candidate must qualify first in the Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam, and he/she should score the minimum marks required to qualify for the Mains exam.
What is the weightage of the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam?
The Kerala Judicial Services Mains exam carries a weightage of 400 marks.
How many papers are there in the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam?
The Kerala Judicial Services Mains exam comprises of four papers, and each paper carries 100 marks.
How many marks does the Kerala Judiciary interview round hold?
The interview round carries 50 marks.
How many marks should an OBC candidate score in the Viva-Voce round?
An OBC candidate must secure 40 percent marks in the interview round to get qualified.
Tabular representation of Kerala Judicial Service exam papers, duration and maximum marks
|Subject||Total Time (Duration)||Total Marks|
|Preliminary exam||Two and a half-hours||200|
|Mains exam (Paper 1)||Three hours||100|
|Mains exam (Paper 2)||Three hours||100|
|Mains exam (Paper 3)||Three hours||100|
|Mains exam (Paper 4)||Three hours||100|
Kerala Judiciary 2023 selection process for the post of Munsiff-Magistrate
Eligible candidates for Kerala State Judiciary will be selected after giving a competitive exam at two successive stages. The first stage is a screening test which is the Preliminary exam. Under the Preliminary exam a candidate has to solve 100 questions and get the required marks in order to qualify for the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam. There is also a criteria of negative marking in the Preliminary exam, so if any candidate gives a wrong answer then one mark will be deducted for all the wrong answers.
Those candidates who secure the required marks needed to qualify for the Mains exam will be shortlisted for a written Mains exam. Under the Mains exam there are a total of four papers and each paper consists of 100 marks. A candidate will be given a duration of three hours to solve each of these papers. These papers are subjective and consist of lengthy questions and answers.
After a candidate has successfully cleared both the Preliminary and Mains stages of the Kerala Judicial Service exam he/she will be selected for a Viva-Voce round. The Viva-Voce round is an Interview stage where the candidate’s communication skills, knowledge and Reasoning is checked. If a candidate successfully clears the Viva-Voce round then he will be selected for the post of Munsif-Magistrate and will be sent for the training.
Kerala Judiciary training process
Every individual who has been selected for the post of Munsiff- Magistrate will have to go through a training process of not less than one year, the duration of the training period can also extend up to two years. This training process is being conducted every year for the qualified candidates by the Kerala Judicial Academy.
|State||Training duration||Conducting body|
|Kerala||One year (extendable up to two years)||Kerala Judicial Academy|
Kerala Judiciary probation period
Every candidate who has been appointed for the post of Munsiff- Magistrate will remain on a probation period for two years on duty within the continuous period of three years, from the date the candidate has joined the office.
Kerala Judiciary tests for Munsiff-Magistrates
Candidates who are appointed as the Munsiff-Magistrates, shall during the period of probation pass the account test for the executive officers of the kerala state or the lower account test.
Pre-exam training for the candidates of SC/ST class
A free of cost short duration pre-exam training will be given to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST class. This test will only be given if there are a sufficient number of candidates of such class qualified in the Preliminary round.
The candidates will not be getting any kind of salary or allowances from the Kerala High Court, the candidates will also have to manage all their lodging and travelling expenses on their own.
How to prepare for Kerala Judicial Service exam from scratch
There are three stages in Kerala Judicial Service exam
- Preliminary stage
- Mains stage
- Interview round
Now let us understand in a detailed manner on how to start Kerala Judicial Service exam Preparation from the scratch/basics or from the beginning. Read further to know more about it.
Steps to prepare for Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam
- The first thing that a candidate needs to do while preparing for the Preliminary exam is to become best friends with the bare act.
- Candidates must develop a habit of reading bare acts, that will give them a better understanding of all the legal concepts.
- Candidates must go through all the subjects and the syllabus of Kerala Judiciary Preliminary exam and start reading bare acts of those subjects.
- Analyse the whole syllabus of Preliminary exam and start with the main subjects of each part.
- Candidates can start their preparation from any of the substantive subjects of the Preliminary syllabus and then move towards the procedural subject, but make sure that the part chosen should be read properly and with full concentration.
- Similarly start moving towards other parts and reading all the subjects bare acts one by one.
- Once the candidates are done reading a particular bare act of any subject, they should start practising objective types questions of that subject.
- Once the candidates have started practising questions, they should check their speed and try to answer at least 100 questions in two and a half hours. By doing so candidates will not face any difficulty with time issues during the exam.
- Follow all the above steps diligently then you are good to go.
Please Note : Bare acts are considered as one of the most important sources for preparing any Judicial services exam, thus it is very important for an individual to develop a habit of reading bare acts daily. Neglecting the use of bare acts can cause a huge loss in judiciary exams.
Tips to prepare for Kerala Judiciary Mains exam
- Once the candidates have cleared their concepts by reading the bare acts it’s time to move towards the preparation of Mains exam
- Start reading Bare Acts and Reference and commentary books of all those subjects that are mentioned in the Syllabus of Kerala Judiciary Mains exam.
- After the candidates have cleared their legal concepts by reading bare acts for the Preliminary exam, they should also start practising writing answers for their Mains exam.
- Candidates must solve as many mock tests and test series as they can.
- Candidates must solve as many previous year papers as they can to increase their writing speed.
- Candidates must try to solve previous year question papers of multiple states, it is not necessary to stick only to the Kerala Judiciary previous year question papers. By doing this candidates will be able to learn more about the most commonly asked questions from all the subjects.
- In Mains exam also candidates must start practising subjective questions from substantive law subjects and then move towards procedural law subjects.
- Search and get a good judiciary course which provides multiple mock tests and other previous question year question papers. We have mentioned One such course available online that is full of test series below in this article.
Please Note : Whenever a candidate starts his/her Kerala Judiciary preparation, they should never just focus on the Preliminary part neglecting the Mains part. They should always prepare for both the stages together, for example, if a candidate has read the bare act of a particular subject and his/her concepts are clear. They should start making exhaustive notes of that particular subject and start solving subjective questions too. Both should go hand in hand. This is a common mistake that most of the judiciary aspirants make which we don’t want you all to make.
Tips to prepare for Kerala Judiciary viva voce round
- A candidate should start reading various books and novels to develop their speaking skills
- A candidate should remain updated with all the legal general knowledge trending topics
- A candidate should remain confident when they meet the interview panel
- A candidate must dress in a formal manner and avoid any kind of casual wear when they go for the Viva-Voce round
- Don’t panic, look into the eyes of the interviewers and answer all the questions with confidence.
List of Books that can help you in your Viva-Voce Round
- What to say when you talk to yourself, by Shad Helmstteter
- The Ten Days to Self-Esteem – David D. Burns
- What’s Right With Me: Positive Ways to Celebrate Your Strengths, by authors Carlene DeRoo and Carolyn DeRoo
- Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Joseph Murphy
Some pro tips and tricks for Kerala Judicial Service exam
These are some of the best tips and tricks that a candidate must follow to excel in their Kerala Judiciary exam.
- A candidate must connect with their seniors and relatives who have prepared for KJSE and get their notes. This will help them in getting a better hold on all the subjects.
- Always Start preparing for the Mains exam along with the Preliminary exam.
- Solve previous year judiciary question papers of multiple states.
- Buy mock tests and test series of various coaching institutes and exchange it with those friends who are preparing for KJSE.
Books to refer for Kerala Judiciary exam
These are the list of books which a candidate should refer for clearing Kerala Judicial Service exam.
List of books for Kerala Judicial Service exam
|Subjects||Name of the Author or publisher||Books|
|Indian Constitution||MP Jain||The Indian Constitutional Law|
|Indian Constitution Bare act by universal||Bare act|
|J N Pandey||Bare act|
|The Indian Penal Code||K.D Gaur||A textbook on the Indian Penal Code|
|The Indian Penal Code, 1860||Bare act|
|The Code of Civil Procedure||CK Takwani||The Civil Procedure with Limitation Act|
|Avtar singh||C.P.C book|
|CR.P.C (The Code of Criminal Procedure)||RV Kelkar||Criminal Procedure Lectures|
|Ratanlal and Dhirajlal||Code of Criminal Procedure by ratanlal and Dhirajlal|
|The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 by Universal||Brae act|
|The Indian Evidence Law||Avtar singh||The Law of Evidence Principles by Avtar singh|
|Batuk Lal||Evidence Law Paperback|
|Universal Publications Indian Evidence bare act 1872||Bare act|
|Specific Relief Act and Indian Contract Act||Avtar Singh||Specific relief and the Law of Contract by Avtar Singh|
|RK Bangia||Specific relief and the Law of Contract by RK Bangia|
|TPA (Transfer of Property Act)||Universal Publications TPA||Bare Act|
|Poonam Pradhan||Property Law Book|
|RK Sinha||Transfer of Property Book By RK Sinha|
|NIA (Negotiable Instruments Act)||The Universal Publication||Bare act|
|The Limitation Act||JD Jain||The Limitation Act|
|The Universal Publications||Bare act|
|The Indian Registration Act||The Universal Publications||Bare act|
|Muslim Law||Akhil Ahmed||The outlines of muslim law|
|Hindu Law||Paras Diwan||ModernHindu Law|
|NDPS Act||Universal Publications NDPS book, 1985||Bare act|
|Protection of Women from the Domestic Violence Act||NK Aacharya||The Act of 2005 protection of women from domestic violence (commentary)|
|JJ ACT (Juvenile Justice)||The Universal Publications||Bare act|
|The Probation of Offenders Act||Kamal Publication (Lawman Series)||Bare act|
|The Kerala Police Act||NY Venkit||Kerala police Act|
|The Kerala Civil Courts Act||N Ajith||1957, The Kerala small cause act|
|(Lease and Rent Control) Kerala Building Act||Bobby Mani Thannickal||(Lease and Rent Control) Kerala Building Act, 1965|
|The Indian Easements Act||Universal Publication||Bare act|
|Kerala Suits Valuation and Court Fees act||PRS India Online||Bare Act PDF|
|The Kerala Stamp Act||Kerala Government||Bare act|
|KSLSA Act||KSLSA Online edition||Bare act|
|The Kerala Panchayat Raj Act||Kerala Government||Bare act|
Kerala Judiciary Munsiff Magistrate vacancies
Every year Kerala judiciary takes out vacancies for the post of Munsiff- magistrates. These vacancies also consist of NCA vacancies along with the regular vacancies. So now let us have a look at the vacancies of Kerala Judiciary for the post of Munsiff- Magistrate in 2023 and in previous years.
Munsiff-Magistrate vacancies for 2023
|Serial No.||Recruitment No.||Number of vacancies||Eligible categories|
|1||1/2023||3 NCA Vacancies||Scheduled Tribes are given one vacancy. Candidates belonging to both the ST and SC community can apply for this vacancy. But the people of Scheduled caste can only apply for this vacancy if there is no candidate from the Scheduled Tribes.People of Scheduled caste who convert to christianity – also have one vacancy|
One Vacancy is given to Hindu Nadars
|2||2/2023||10 NCA||Scheduled Tribes are given Four vacancies. Candidates belonging to both the ST and SC community can apply for this vacancy. But the people of Scheduled caste can only apply for this vacancy if there is no candidate from the Scheduled Tribes|
People belonging to Other Backward Classes have Two vacancies.
Vishwakarmas- two vacancies
Anglo Indians- two
|3||3/2023||56 regular vacancies||Available for all categories|
|4||69 total vacancies||NCA + Regular|
Munsiff-Magistrate vacancies for 2022
|Serial No.||Recruitment No.||Number of vacancies||Eligible categories|
|1||1/2022||1 NCA Vacancies||NADARS belonging to the non-creamy layer category are alone eligible for this vacancy|
|2||2/2022||7 NCA Vacancies||Scheduled Tribes are given Five vacancies. Candidates belonging to both the ST and SC community can apply for this vacancy. But the people of Scheduled caste can only apply for this vacancy if there is no candidate from the Scheduled Tribe in the merit list.|
People of Scheduled caste who convert to christianity – also have one vacancy
One Vacancy is given to Hindu Nadars
|3||3/2022||42 Regular Vacancies||For regular categories|
|4||50 vacancies||NCA + Regular|
Munsiff-Magistrate vacancies for 2019
|Serial No.||Recruitment No.||Number of vacancies||Eligible categories|
|1||3/2019||1 NCA Vacancy||Scheduled Tribes are given one vacancy. Candidates belonging to both the ST and SC community can apply for this vacancy. But the people of Scheduled caste can only apply for this vacancy if there is no candidate from the Scheduled Tribe in the merit list|
|2||4/2019||3 NCA Vacancies||People of Scheduled caste who convert to christianity – also have one vacancy|
One Vacancy is given to Hindu Nadars
One Vacancy is given to Nadars (which are included in SIUC-1)
|3||5/2019||1 NCA Vacancy||One Vacancy is Given to Anglo Indians and Latin Catholics|
|4||6/2019||3 NCA Vacancies||One vacancy is given to the people of Other Backward Classes|
Two Vacancies is Given to Anglo Indians and Latin Catholics
|5||7/2019||37 Regular Vacancies||Available to all the Candidates|
|6||45 Total Vacancies||NCA + Regular|
Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kerala Judiciary vacancies
These are some of the most asked questions that are being asked by most of the candidates about the Kerala Judiciary.
How many vacancies will there be for regular candidates in Kerala Judicial Service exam2024?
There is no official notification released by the Kerala High Court about regular vacancies for KJSE 2024, but after analysing all the previous year vacancies we can say that there will be more than 56 vacancies. Because every year the Kerala High Court is releasing more number of Vacancies as compared to the previous years.
How many regular vacancies were there in KJSE 2023?
A total of 56 regular vacancies were released by the High Court of Kerala in 2024 for all the candidates.
Does Kerala High Court also release NCA vacancies?
Yes, every year the Kerala High Court releases several NCA vacancies for (sc/st/nadar/hindu nadars and OBC candidates)
How many NCA Vacancies were there in KJSE 2023?
The Kerala High Court in the year 2024 released a total of 13 NCA vacancies for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Hindu Nadars, Nadars and Other Backward Classes.
Application process for KJSE:
Candidates may apply for KJSE, online through their website, www.hckrecruitment.nic.in. The application process broadly consists of two stages and only after completion of both the stages and payment of application fees, the application process is deemed complete. But before starting the application process, there are certain points that a candidate must keep in mind so that the application process is carried out smoothly.
Important points to be kept in mind before applying online
- The candidates who wish to apply online must keep their scanned photograph and signature ready before starting the application process.
- The specification of the scanned photograph and signature are given in the table below:
|Serial No.||Type of Image||File size||Required Dimension|
|Photo||20 KB to 40KB||200 px||150 px|
|Signature||10KB to 20 KB||100 px||150 px|
- Applicants must have a valid phone number or a valid email id before they start filling out their online application. The phone number/mail id must be kept active during the application process as the High Court will send notifications on the same.
- Any request for change in Phone number/mail ID will not be entertained by the authorities, so it is advised to have a valid number/mail Id before hand.
- Candidates must keep their valid documents related to age, qualification, caste, marks etc ready.
- Candidates must keep in mind that after the photograph and signature is uploaded on the portal, it cannot be changed. So, they should be careful while uploading the same.
- Candidates who wish to apply for more than one Recruitment number, are advised to apply through one form itself. If they apply separately, they will have to pay separate fees for each recruitment. Also, they would lose their “common candidate” status.
- The application form for NCA Recruitments and Regular recruitments is the same.
Steps to be followed to complete application
In order to complete the application procedure, the candidates must follow the following easy steps:
- As already mentioned in the article before, the candidates will have to go through a 2-stage process in order to complete their application. Firstly, the candidates must visit the website, ‘www.hckrecruitment.nic.in’. Next, they can either click the link, ‘Step- I/ New Applicant’ or they can click the option that says ‘Apply online’. This option will take the applicant to the page where ‘POSTS’ is mentioned. Further, the applicant can click the option ‘Munsiff Magistrate’ to get to the main application form page.
- In the first stage/step, ‘Registration of New Applicants’, the applicants are only required to fill in the basic details, like name, age of the candidate etc.
- When all the details required in Step I are complete, the applicant will be asked to create a Key number which will be used as password in the next step. The Key Number must contain ‘8 digits’ including a minimum one of each, upper case letter, lower case letter, numerical digit and special character.
- The applicant must keep the Key Number securely as it will be required at the time of login.
- Once Step I is about to be completed, the applicant must ensure that the religion and Caste category (SC/ST or OBC) is displayed correctly on the screen.
- After Step I is over, the applicant will be provided with an ‘Application Number’. This is also an important number and must be kept securely by the candidate as it might be required further.
- Once Step I is over, the applicant may choose to complete the second step by clicking on the option ‘Proceed’, or the applicant may exit the page as per his/her wish.
- If the applicant opts to exit the page, he/she will be required to login again using the Application Number and Key Number and click on Step-II/Registered Applicant.
- In this step the applicant will have to upload his/her scanned copy of photograph and signature as per the dimensions given above.
- Further, the applicant will be required to fill in information such as, Employment details, Service particulars, etc.
- Once all the details are filled in, candidates can complete the process by clicking on ‘Final Submission’. The candidates must keep in mind that the details filled in by them cannot be changed after ‘Final Submission’ is clicked, so they must make sure that all the details filled in by them are correct.
Payment of application fees
The applicants must keep in mind that clicking on ‘Final Submission’ does not make the application process complete. The application process is only complete once the application fee is paid and the payment link becomes inactive. The following steps must be followed and the points must be kept in mind during payment of fees:
- Payment of application fees can be done by online as well as offline method. The amount of application fees to be paid by the applicants is given in the table below:
|Applicant’s Category||Application Fees|
|SC/ST/Unemployed Persons with Disability||Nil|
|Applicants belonging to All Other categories (including Regular and NCA vacancies)||Rs 1250/-|
- The candidates who wish to pay the application fees online itself can click the ‘Fee Payment’ link there itself and they can use Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking option to make the payment.
- Candidates who wish to make online payment can do so in one go, or if they desire they can close the home page and log in again using their application and key number to complete the process.
- The candidates must use a web browser which is compatible with the bank, so that the fee payment is hassle free.
- Candidates will be able to make the payment from the date of commencement of Step 1 and Step 2. they shall have to click on the link, “fee payment” which is given on the profile of the candidate.
- In case the amount has been debited from the account of the applicant he/she must not register again. Clearing of payment may take 2-3 days.
- The payment is successful if the payment link becomes inactive. In case the payment link does not become inactive and the amount has already been debited from the account, the candidate must not worry as some times clearing of the amount takes 2-3 days. In some cases the amount is even sent back into the applicant’s account.
- If online payment is unsuccessful candidates can make offline payment by showing the system generated challan at SBI branch
- If by chance both online and offline payments become successful for a single application, the applicant must send an email stating the same.
- In case of failed online payments, the applicants must download and save a copy of the Challan generated by the system to make offline payments.
- Those candidates who wish to make the payment offline, must visit SBI branch and pay cash using the copy of system generated fee payment Challan.
- Payment through Demand Draft/ Cheque/ Money Orders/ Postal Order etc. is not accepted. Thus, applicants must refrain from making payments through these methods.
- Payment of fee can only be made once the final submission is completed by the applicant.
- Once the fee is paid it will not be refunded back nor will it be used for any other exam.
- Challan can be downloaded from the fee payment page itself but only till the closure of step II i.e., 03/03/2023. After such a date challan won’t be available for downloading.
- Candidates must note that the application process is only complete on successful payment of application fees. If the payment is not successful within the cut off date the application will be deemed incomplete.
- Candidates must get a printout of their application and keep it safely for future reference.
Important Dates for submission of Online Application:
The candidates must go through the following dates with regards to application form.
|Commencement of Application Process (Step I and Step II) and payment of Application fees||01/02/2023|
|Closing Date of Step I Application Process||23/02/2023|
|Closing Date of Step II Application Process ( – This date will be last date for online payment of application fees and downloading of system generated Chalan for offline payment. Candidates who had made online payment, must ensure that their Payment Link has become inactive by this date, otherwise the payment will not be deemed complete. )||08/03/2023|
|Commencement of payment of Application fees through offline mode. (Last date for downloading of chalan for candidates who wish to pay offline fees is 03/03/2023)||08/03/2023|
|Last date for offline payment of Application Fees||17/03/2023|
Total Number of attempts for Kerala Judicial Service exam
Till date the High Court of Kerala has not released any official notification regarding the total number of attempts that a candidate can make in the Kerala Judicial Service exam. But yes, the Kerala High Court has mentioned several norms and eligibility criterias in their 2023 official notification that a candidate needs to follow in order to appear in the KJSE 2023 exam.
If any candidate fails to comply with any of the norms and criterion as specified by the Kerala High Court then the application of such candidate will be directly rejected. Thus, if you are a KJSE aspirant then you must keep in mind all these norms and guidelines while filling up your application.
How to check the results of Kerala Judicial Service exam, 2023
The Kerala High Court has already conducted both the Preliminary and Mains exam for 2023. All the candidates who appeared in the Kerala Judicial Services exam 2023 can check their Preliminary and Mains exam result from the official website of High Court of Kerala recruitment Portal.
Steps to view the 2023 KJSE Preliminary and Mains exam result.
Follow the below mentioned steps to check the results of Kerala Judicial Service exam.
- First step- tap on this link
- Second Step- After you tap on this link you will be redirected to the official website of Kerala High Court recruitment Portal. Where you will get to see a window like this.
- Third step- Find and Tap on the title on Preliminary exam result dated 27/06/2023
- Fourth Step- Once you tap on the title of Preliminary exam result, a Pdf will be downloaded. Once the PDF is downloaded you can open that PDF and check the result. It will look somewhat like this.
- Fifth step- Similarly to check the Mains exam result, you need to tap on the title of Mains exam result. And the above process will be the same as it was for viewing the Preliminary exam result.
Please Note : The result of Kerala Judiciary Mains exam 2023 has not been released by the Kerala High Court. Stay tuned to know about the Mains 2023 KJSE result.
How to check the answer keys of Kerala Judiciary Preliminary and Mains exam, 2023
The process of checking the answers keys of Kerala Judicial Service exam 2023 is similar to viewing their results. Read the below-mentioned steps to learn more about it.
Step 1– Open the Official website of Kerala High Court Recruitment Portal.
Step 2– Tap on the title of Final answer key for Preliminary exam 2023.
Step 3– Download and open the PDF, you will be able to check the final answer key. This is what it looks like.
How to check the answer keys of Kerala Judiciary Mains exam
Follow the same steps as mentioned-above for viewing the Preliminary exam answer keys.
Once a candidate has downloaded the PDF they can simply open it and then they will be able to check the Provisional answer keys for Kerala Judiciary Mains exam 2023.
Visual Representation Of Kerala Judiciary Mains exam 2023 Provisional Answer key
How to get hall tickets for Kerala Judiciary exam, 2023
The hall tickets for the Kerala Judicial Service exam 2023 will not be sent by post to the candidates. To get their hall tickets the candidates must log in to the recruitment portal of the Kerala High Court and download their ticket in a PDF format from the official website. The hall tickets will be made available before three weeks of conducting the Kerala Judiciary exam.
How will the candidates receive their call letter for viva voce round
The eligible candidates can login to their profile and download their call letters from the official website of the High Court of Kerala recruitment portal before two weeks of the Viva-Voce round. It is suggested that every candidate must visit the official website once in a week to get all the essential information related to the Kerala Judicial Service exam 2023.
What is better – online or offline judiciary courses
Here we have discussed online and offline judiciary classes, and what a candidate should opt for.
Why to choose online judiciary course
After the pandemic most of us are habituated to stay at home and work, study, learn from the comfort of our home. We have learned the value of online teaching and have witnessed its benefits.
Nowadays most of the candidates prefer online teaching mode other than the offline mode and there are several reasons behind this. Because online classes are hassle free, candidates can simply log in from their device and start their preparation. There is no struggle of travelling, spending extra money, carrying lunch boxes and many more.
Whereas one extra benefit that online coaching provides is of recorded classes, which means the candidates can access the recordings of a particular lecture at any time. So there is no stress of losing a single class or running here and there for notes of that particular class. Thus, nowadays most people advise a sincere candidate to opt for online judiciary classes.
Why to choose offline judiciary course
If a student is unable to focus on his studies when he/she is in their home, or if they face a lot of disturbances in their home. Then for such candidates it is suggested to go for an offline judiciary coaching. So that the candidate is able to deviate his mind from all kinds of disturbances and put all his concentration on studies.
Analysis of Kerala Judicial Service exam question paper 2022
It is very necessary for every candidate to solve several previous year question papers, because this will help the candidates to know more about the questions pattern and which subjects carry the maximum weightage.
Analysis of Kerala Judiciary 2022 Preliminary question paper (200 marks)
The 2022 Kerala Judiciary Prelims question paper consisted of 100 objective questions and each question had a weightage of 2 marks, there was also a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer. The duration given to solve this question paper was two and a half hours.
The Preliminary question paper was divided into three parts:
- Part A- This part consisted of questions related to civil law subject.
- Part B- This part consisted of questions related to criminal law subject.
- Part C- This part consisted of questions related to constitutional and general legal knowledge.
Analysis of Part A
- Dealt with only Civil law questions.
- Consisted of 40 questions, from number 1 to 40.
- Questions in this part were asked from Indian Contract Act, Specific Relief Act, Transfer of Property act, Limitation act, Kerala (Building lease and rent control Act), Code of Civil Procedure, Partnership Act.
- Specific Relief Act and the Code of Civil Procedure were the main two civil law subjects from which maximum questions were asked (more than 5-6 questions were asked from Code of Civil Procedure and for Specific Relief Act).
- Least amount of questions were asked from the Indian Contract Act and Partnership Act.
- Overall marks- 80
Analysis of Part B
- Dealt with only Criminal law questions
- Consisted of 40 questions, from number 40 to 80
- Questions were mostly asked from two subjects which were Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure
- Few questions were also asked from the Indian Evidence Act
- Overall marks- 80
Analysis of Part C
- This part dealt with questions related to constitutional and general legal knowledge
- Consisted of 20 questions, from number 80 to 100
- Questions were asked from several landmark Judgements
- Basic questions related to Indian Judiciary was also asked
- Overall marks- 40
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Analysis of Kerala Judiciary 2022 Mains Question paper (400 marks)
The Kerala Judiciary Mains exam consists of four papers
- Paper I (100 marks)
- Paper II (100 marks)
- Paper III (100 marks)
- Paper IV (100 marks)
Analysis of Mains Paper I
Paper I of the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam was a general English paper.
- This question paper carried 100 marks
- First 30 questions were basic grammar questions consisting of fill in the blanks type questions. Each question under this part carried one mark.
- Then there was the essay writing part
- Candidates were given 6 essay topics and they were asked to write essays on any of the two topics. This part consisted of 40 marks
- After essay writing the next question was related to Precis writing. Candidates were given a passage and they were asked to do a precis writing for the same.This part consisted of 15 marks
- Last question was related to translation. Candidates were asked to convert malayalam passages to english language. This part also consisted of 15 marks.
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Analysis of Mains Paper II
Paper II of the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam was a Civil Law paper.
- This question paper also carried 100 marks and consisted of three parts
- This paper dealt with objective and subjective type questions related to Civil law
- In the first part 15 multiple choice based questions were asked. Questions in this part were mainly asked from Contract, Transfer of Property, Family law and Limitation Act). Each question of this part carried 1 mark.
- In the second part subjective questions were asked. Candidates were asked to solve 15 subjective type questions related to civil law. All the answers in this part were to be written under 120 words and each question of this part carried 3 marks.
- In the last part candidates were asked to write 5 subjective type questions related to civil law within the limit of 250 words and each question carried 8 marks.
- Subjective type questions were asked from all the Civil law subjects mentioned in the Mains exam syllabus.
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Analysis of Mains Paper III
Paper III of the Kerala Judiciary Mains exam was a Criminal Law paper.
- This question paper also carried 100 marks and consisted of three parts
- This paper dealt with objective and subjective type questions related to Criminal Law
- In the first part 15 multiple choice based questions were asked. Questions in this part were mainly asked from Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, and NDPS act. Each question under this part carried 1 mark.
- In the second part subjective questions were asked. Candidates had to solve 15 subjective type questions related to criminal law. All the answers in this part were to be written under 120 words and each question of this part carried 3 marks.
- In the last part candidates were asked to write 5 subjective type questions related to criminal law within the limit of 250 words and each question carried 8 marks
- Subjective type questions were asked from all the Criminal law subjects mentioned in the Mains exam syllabus.
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Analysis of Mains Paper IV
Paper IV of Kerala Judicial Service exam consisted of questions relating to framing of charges and Issues
- This question paper also carried 100 marks and consisted of three parts
- In the first part 15 multiple choice based questions were asked. Each question under this part carried 1 mark.
- In the second part subjective type questions were asked. Candidates had to solve 11 subjective type questions related to framing of charges and issues. All the answers in this part were to be written under 160 words and each question of this part carried 5 marks.
- The last part of this paper consisted of Judgement Writing. Under this part candidates were asked to write two judgements on the given facts, each judgement writing consisted of 15 marks.
- Questions under this paper were mainly asked from Code of Civil Procedure, the Kerala Civil Courts Act, Act of Civil Rules of Practice, Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Criminal Rules of Practices.
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How to excel in judgement writing part of the KJSE Mains exam
Judgement writing is one of the toughest parts of the KJSE Mains exam, only few candidates are able to score good marks in the judgement writing part, because the candidates do not know how to write judgements correctly. And to stand out in this exam it is very essential to know all the aspects of judgement writing.
To improve the judgement writing a candidate needs to regularly practise writing judgements on various facts and they also need to solve judgement writing questions from previous year papers. There are also several online courses for judgement writing and drafting that a candidate can avail to improve their judgement writing skills. These judgement writing online courses will not only improve their judgement writing skills but it will also enhance their reasoning capabilities.
One of the best online judgement writing courses available at the moment is the LawSikho Judgement writing and drafting course. This is a very exhaustive and modern judgement writing course that consists of 12 modules and all these modules are designed especially to cover all the aspects of Judgement writing.
Some important instructions to the KJSE candidates
These are some of the important instructions that every candidate must follow in their Kerala Judiciary exam.
- Candidates should always write their roll number in the question booklets at the given space
- Candidates should always thoroughly check their question booklets and check whether everything is correct or not
- Candidates should always use black or blue ballpoint pen for answering the questions
- Candidates should always make sure to comply with all the norms and guideline of KJSE
- Candidates should keep checking the official website of the High Court of Kerala for important notifications
- Candidates should reach their exam centre approx one hour prior, so that you get enough time to figure your seat and other stuff.
- Candidates should Keep several Photocopies of their admit card, in case if they lose their admit card they will have the photocopies.
- Candidates should always practise time management before going for their exam.
- Candidates should always keep their key number and application number securely with them, because these details will be required every time they log in to their account.
Kerala Higher Judicial Service exam
Every year the Kerala High Court also announces some vacancies for the post of District and Sessions Judges through online application by the direct recruitment process. In 2023 the Kerala High Court announced 5 vacancies in the Kerala State Higher Judiciary exam. Read below to know more about the Kerala State Higher Judiciary exam.
Eligibility criteria for the Kerala Higher Judicial Service exam
A candidate who wishes to apply for Kerala State Higher Judicial Service exam must fulfil the following criteria in order to apply for the position:
- He/she must be an Indian citizen.
- He/she must have a good character.
- He/she must not have any bodily deformity or defect that would make him/her unfit for the position.
- He/she must not have more than one living spouse at the time except if the same is exempted by the government on any special ground.
- He must have attained minimum 35 years of age but shall not be more than 45 years of age as on 1st January, 2023.
- He/she must be a practising Advocate with a minimum experience of 7 years (as on 1st January 2023).
- Till the time of appointment, he/she must continue his /her practice.
- He/she must not already be in service under any other State Government or Union Territory (Central Government).
- Important Note- As per sub rule (c) of Rule 10 of Part II of the Kerala State and Subordinate Services Rules, 1958, the raise of upper age limit of, candidates belonging to SC, adult SCs, and wards of the adults who have been converted to other religion, ST or OBC, is applicable.
District and session judges who will be selected in the Kerala state higher judicial services exam will have a pay scale of (Rs. 144840- Rs. 194660).
Pattern for Kerala State Higher Judiciary Preliminary and Mains exam:
- The Preliminary paper shall consist of 75 multiple choice questions. The questions will be divided in the following number:
– 30 questions from Civil Law
– 30 questions from Criminal Law
– 15 questions from Constitutional Law, English Language, General
Knowledge and Legal Aptitude.
- The Main exam consists of a written exam as well as Viva Voce. Candidates who qualify the Preliminary exam shall be allowed to take the Main exam. The Main exam shall consist of two written exams, each of 150 marks, thus, the written part of the main exam carries 300 marks.
- Viva Voce is the last stage of the exam. In ordinary circumstances, the number of candidates appearing for Viva Voce must not be more than 3 times the number of notified vacancies. If more than one candidate acquires the same marks, all such candidates shall be considered as qualified for Viva Voce. Viva Voce shall be a total of 50 marks.
Duration of exam
- The duration of the Preliminary exam is two hours.
- The Main exam shall consist of two papers and duration of each paper is three hours.
Kerala State Higher Judiciary Selection Process
The eligible candidates for KSHJSE are required to give a two stage exam. The first stage is called Kerala State Higher Judicial Service (Preliminary) exam and the second stage exam is Kerala State Higher Judicial Service (Main) exam. Only after qualifying these exams, a candidate will be selected for the post of District and Sessions Judge. Thus it is important that the candidate must be well versed with the pattern and marking scheme of both stages of paper.
Marking Scheme of Kerala State Higher Judiciary exam
- In case of Preliminary exams, candidates will be awarded a total of 2 marks for one correct answer and one mark will be deducted for one wrong answer. If a candidate darkens a wrong option or darkens half or a part of the correct answer, such a darkened answer shall be considered as a wrong answer.
- The marks obtained by a candidate in the Preliminary exams shall not be added in the final marks for determination of selected candidates.
- In case of Viva Voce, a general or OBC candidate must score at least 40% marks and a SC/ST candidate must secure at least 35% marks.
The qualification of a candidate will be based on the aggregate of his/her marks secured in Main exam and Viva Voce. The authorities shall prepare a list of all the successful candidates. If more than one student scores identical marks, the one who is older in age shall be preferred to the younger one. In case, the age of candidates is also the same, then the candidate with more years of practice shall be considered as qualified. If this is also identical, the decision will be left on discretion of the Committee.
Important pointers to note on Kerala Higher Judicial Service exam
- The candidates can pay their application fee through debit card/ credit card/ net banking etc.
- The candidate must be a practising advocate from seven years as of January 2023 in order to be eligible for Kerala State Higher Judiciary exam.
- The candidate must create a valid email ID before filling the application form of Kerala State Higher Judiciary exam.
- The candidate must visit the official website of the Kerala High court once in a week to get all the essential information.
- The candidate must also keep all the essential documents ready before filling the application form.
Tabular representation of Kerala State Higher Judiciary exam
|Availability of admission tickets for KSHJSE Preliminary exam||11th June 2023|
|Availability of admission tickets for KSHJSE Mains exam 2023||1st July 2023|
|Result date of KSHJSE Preliminary exam||26th July 2023|
|Total number of vacancies in KSHJSE exam||05|
|Application fee of KSHJSE exam||Rs. 1500 (general category)|
|Final results of KSHJSE exam||Yet to be declared|
|Pay scale of District and sessions judges (who have qualified KSHJSE)||144840- 194660|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Kerala Judicial Service exam
Candidates usually have many questions in their mind related to the judicial service exam. Some are confused about the syllabus, while some need answers as to how many months prior one should start preparing. We have answered all such common questions. Keep reading to clear your doubts related to Kerala Judicial Service exam.
Are online judiciary classes helpful for preparation of KJSE?
Yes, online classes are just as effective as offline coaching classes. In the end it all depends on the focus and attention students pay in class.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on KJS Preliminary exam
What is the total marks of KJSE Preliminary exam?
The maximum marks of KJSE Preliminary exam is 200. It consists of 100 MCQs which hold 2 marks each.
Are only MCQs asked in KJSE Preliminary exam?
Yes, KJSE Preliminary exam consists only of MCQ questions. A total of 100 MCQs are asked in this level.
Is there negative marking in KJSE Preliminary exam?
Yes, there is negative marking in the KJSE Preliminary exam. For every incorrect answer, one mark is deducted. Two marks are awarded for every correct answer.
How much time prior a candidate should start preparing for the KJSE Preliminary exam?
There is no hard and fast rule as to how much time prior a person should start preparation. It all depends on the candidate’s calibre and the number of hours dedicated on a daily basis for preparation. Although it is advised that candidates studying in a 5 year course should start their preparation from the beginning of their fourth year. And students in 3 year courses must start their preparation by the end of first year and beginning of second year. Also, students must prepare for mains and Preliminary together.
Does taking Mock Tests help with preparation of KJSE Preliminary exam?
Mock tests really take preparation of Preliminary exam to the next level, because candidates don’t only get well versed with the potential questions but they also get to learn time management. So, candidates must not skip on taking Mock tests.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on KJSE Mains exam
How much marks does KJSE Main exam carry?
The KJSE Main exam is held for a maximum mark of 400. The Mains exam consists of four papers and each paper carries 100 marks.
What is the duration of KJSE Mains exam?
The KJSE Mains exam consists of four papers and the duration of each paper is 1 hour each.
Is it necessary to know Malayalam for writing the KJSE Mains exam?
Yes, candidates appearing for KJSE must be well versed with Malayalam language as paper I consists of translation from Malayalam to English. And even after selection in the exam, vernacular language will be required in the court.
What are some tips and tricks that a candidate must follow to ace the KJSE Mains exam?
Although different tips may work for different candidates, but all the candidates must go consider the following tips and tricks while preparing for KJSE Mains exam:
- Candidates must be very well erased with the bare acts of all the subjects of Mains exam.
- The mains question paper is very lengthy, so the candidates must practise mock tests to learn time management.
- Candidates must focus on case laws as it gives credibility to the answers.
- It is very important for the candidates to stay updated with the current affairs even for the Mains exam as many times questions are based on the latest updates.
- Practise answer writing as much as possible before the main exam to understand the pattern, appropriate length required etc. Get the answers checked by a mentor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Kerala Judiciary Viva Voce
What is the maximum marks of Kerala Judiciary Viva Voce?
The Kerala Judiciary Viva Voce carries a total of 50 marks.
What kind of question can one expect during the Viva Voce?
Questions may vary from candidate to candidate depending on the choice of the panel members, but some common areas from which questions are regularly asked include:
- Current Affairs
- Legal Issues
- Recent Amendments
- Any new bill passed in the Parliament
- Local Laws (here local laws of Kerala)
- Questions on personality
Apart from questions from above areas, some common questions are also asked by the panel members. The plausible general questions could be:
- Why do you aspire to become a magistrate?
- What is your practice area?
- Apart from law, what are your other interests?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What are the points that a candidate must keep in mind while giving viva voce?
A candidate must focus equally on preparation of viva voce as well as other 2 papers. There are certain areas that a candidate must work on for passing with flying colours in their viva voce. These important points are given below:
- Candidate must make sure that there is clarity in their speech even if the pronunciation is not that good, because the panel members must be able to easily understand the answers given by the candidate.
- Candidates must sound humble and calm rather than aggressive or arrogant.
- Listening is also a very important attribute for a candidate. Candidates must listen patiently to the questions of the panel members and try to construct the best possible answer while listening to the question itself. If there is any confusion regarding the questions, candidates must not refrain from clearing their doubt.
- Body language gives out the first impression, so make yourself look confident (but don’t overdo it). Keep a smile on your face while entering the room and greet all but not one panel member.
What is the appropriate dress to be worn in viva voce?
Candidates must keep in mind that they have to look professional during the interview, so they must avoid any casual dress. A good formal option for men is, a pant shirt with a blazer, and women can go with a simple saree or pant shirt.
How to improve communication skills before the viva voce?
Candidates can take classes to improve their communication skills. In addition to that, taking mock viva voce would be very useful.
FAQs on Kerala Judicial Service exam age criteria
What is the age limit for the KJSE exam?
There is no minimum age limit for writing KJSE exam, but the upper age limit is 35 years. This means that the candidate writing this exam must not be more than 35 years of age. Additionally, age relaxation of 5 and 3 years has been given to candidates of a specific category.
Is the age limit the same for all categories of students?
No, a relief on the upper age limit has been provided to students belonging to a specific category. This specific category shall include candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, adult members of SC, children of such adult members when converted to other religions.
A relaxation of three years is given to candidates belonging to OBC.
FAQs on number of vacancies
How many regular vacancies were released for KJSE 2023?
A total of 56 regular vacancies were released for KJSE 2023, including one reserved vacancy for Persons with Disabilities.
General FAQs on Kerala Judicial Services
Which is the best online judiciary preparation course in India?
According to the reviews of several students, one of the best online judiciary courses in India is provided by LawSikho by the name of Lord of the courses. This is a very exhaustive course that deals with all the angles of a Judiciary exam.
What is the ideal time to start preparing for KJSE?
As per industry experts, the ideal time to start preparation for a candidate in a 5 year course is by 4th or 5th year and for a student in a 3 year course it is by the end of 2nd year.
Is it important to study all subjects in the syllabus?
Yes studying all the subjects is equally important and skipping even one subject might be detrimental to the candidate.
Are marks of all three stages i.e. Preliminary, mains and viva voce added in the end to make the merit list?
No, the marks of the Preliminary exam are not added. Only the marks of Mains (written exam) and Viva-Voce round are considered in the merit list.
Can a candidate withdraw its Kerala Judiciary application?
No, the application once submitted can’t be withdrawn under any circumstance.
What should a candidate do with the fee payment challan?
The fee payment challan should be retained by the candidate, and must be produced if asked to do the same.
How many applications can a candidate submit?
A candidate can submit only one application.
Words of motivation
Nothing is difficult if you have the passion and discipline within yourself, and each and every individual has the capacity to achieve their dreams. Just keep focusing on your goal and start your preparation.
Most of the time the ordinary candidates achieve extraordinary things. All they have is determination and sheer will towards their goal. No matter when you start your preparation or how late you are, give your hundred percent and you will thank yourself for the rest of your life.
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