Andhra Pradesh Judicial Services Examination

April 01, 2020

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The article is written by Ramya Thoti.

Career in Judiciary

Judiciary is the most important branch of Democracy. It is designed to deal with the problems of society. Judge is the most important position in the Judicial System of India. Judges are responsible for administrating, interpreting and applying laws and to see that justice is done. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication and determination towards the Judicial System.

There are many career opportunities for a Law student however,  the judiciary would be the most desired and respectable profession in the society.

However, there are many positions in Judicial services we are focusing mainly on the Post of Junior civil judge.

How to become a Junior Civil Judge in Andhra Pradesh?

Subordinate judiciary of a state is controlled by the state’s High Court. In Andhra Pradesh, High Court, Amaravati releases notification for the recruitment of the civil judge (Junior) every year. (Before the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh the high court of AP was in Hyderabad)

The recruitment is of two types: Direct Recruitment and Recruitment by transfer. One must qualify the screening test and interview for getting the position of Judge.

Number of seats

In Junior Civil Judge, the recruitment is limited and very competitive.  The number of seats varies from year to year depending on the necessity. Generally, they recruit between 20-32 candidates.

Eligibility Criteria

Mode of application

The applications are invited by the official website of AP High Court (www.hc.ap.nic.in ) and the candidate has to fill the form online and pay the prescribed fee amount through online only i.e. Debit card, Net banking etc.

The prescribed fee may vary from time to time. Well, at present, the fee is Rs. 800 but for the scheduled castes and Schedule tribes, the fee is Rs. 400 only.

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Centres of Examination

In Andhra Pradesh, there are six examination centres for the judiciary examination. They are:

  1. Visakhapatnam
  2. Vijayawada
  3. Tirupati
  4. Guntur
  5. Rajahmundry (Rajamahendra Varam)
  6. Kurnool

Scheme of the examination

Preliminary exam


Scheme of exam




Screening test (computer-based) Objective type

2 hours


Mains exam


Scheme of examination




Civil law

1 hour



Criminal law

1 hour



English translation  and essay writing

1 hour


Viva Voice – 50 Marks


Civil laws

Criminal Laws

How to prepare?

Being one of the prestigious and most respected positions in the society, and limited positions, the competition for the judicial examination is very high. But with a planned study schedule and focused study one can achieve the desired results.

Unlike judicial services of other states, Andhra Pradesh judicial services made the 3-year practical experience mandatory for the position of junior civil judge. So, it gives a lot of time to prepare and may also increase the level of competition.

Mistakes to avoid while preparing

All the best

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