This article is written by Tinkle Chawla and edited by Vanshika Kapoor (Senior Managing Editor, Blog iPleaders).

This article is an attempt to make the reader know all the important facts regarding the Haryana Judicial Services exam. This will include the important dates, steps to fill in the application fees, procedure to submit the fees, eligibility criteria, syllabus, recommended books, and all the necessary guidelines in an exhaustive manner for the convenience of the judicial aspirants.

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One who studies law aspires, at least once, to become a civil judge, for this is a highly prestigious government position one can ever dream of. It comes with a lot of benefits and perks, along with the major responsibility of serving justice to the aggrieved people. Therefore, thousands of aspirants prepare and, hence, appear for such an exam with full focus and dedication. However, before beginning with the preparation, an aspirant always looks for proper and correct information regarding that particular state’s exam in which he/she is interested.

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Now with that motive, this article has been written in an attempt to provide you with all the information and guidelines under one roof, including the eligibility criteria, the exam pattern, syllabus, recommended sources to prepare, selection criteria, along with frequently asked questions which will help all the way more in clearing out your doubts (if any) as a judicial aspirant, especially, the Haryana Judicial Services aspirant.

The Haryana Judicial Services Exam is one of the most sought after competitive exams in the Northern States of India. The Haryana Public Service Commission is on the verge of announcing the much anticipated Haryana Judiciary Vacancy 2023. So without any further ado, let’s dive right into the important points you need to know for acing in the Haryana Judicial Services!

Haryana Judicial Services exam 2023-2024

The High Court of Haryana conducts the Haryana Judicial Services Exam annually to fill various posts of Civil Judge in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch). The selection process for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam (HJS) goes through three main stages, i.e., the preliminary stage, mains stage, and the viva voice (or interview).

Last year i.e. in the year 2022, the High Court announced 256 vacancies for civil judge posts. Out of which, 156 are reserved for the General category, 40 for SC (Schedule Caste), 21 for BC-A, 11 for BC-B, 11 for EWS, 20 (ESM+ESP), and 10 for the PwD category, via notification announced in January, 2021. The final results were announced in October 2022.

Salary of the recruited candidates for the post of Haryana Judicial Services

  • The recruited candidates will be paid according to the 7th Pay Commission.
  • The Haryana Judicial Services officers salaries in 2023 will range around 27100-710-33090-920-40450- 1080-44770
  • However, it will be revised from time to time by the Government.
  • The annual package for the Haryana Judicial Services officers post 2023 will vary from 3.3 lakh to 5.3 lakh per annum with some allowance. For reference, here are a few allowances mentioned below:
  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. Travel Allowance
  • The candidates can gain some perks and additional benefits associated with the post, as mentioned below:
  1. Insurance coverage,
  2. Medical insurance,
  3. Housing benefits,
  4. Increments and incentives,
  5. Post-retirement pension,
  6. Professional development.

The Haryana Judicial Services Exam is an examination conducted by the HPSC to recruit eligible candidates for several posts in the Judicial Services Department of Haryana. The candidates who successfully clear all the stages of the exam are then appointed as judicial officers in the state of Haryana. The job roles of a judicial officer include:

  • Hearing cases
  • Presiding over court proceedings
  • Announcing judgments
  • Maintaining court records and many other administrative duties

Tabular representation of Haryana Judiciary application form dates 2023-2024

The table below has information pertaining to the Haryana Judicial Services Exam:

Official Notification release date01.01.2024
Opening date for submission of online applications05.01.2024
Closing date for submission of online applications31.01.2024 till 11:55 PM
Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023-2024 (Prelims)Yet to be announced
Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023-2024 Mains ExamYet to be announced

The dates will be updated as soon as they are officially declared on their official website.

Haryana Judicial Services exam : let’s get cracking

If something needs blood, sweat, and tears, then it is a hard thing to do and requires a lot of effort and consistency. But having said that, tough or easy is just a mindset.

Nothing is impossible if approached with proper guidance and preparation on a regular basis. If you want to clear your exam in your first attempt, then you have to focus on a single strategy, and that is hard work and dedication, for there is no alternative to that, and hence it is the prime strategy of success.

Considering this, LawSikho has come up with  Lord of the courses (judiciary test prep), for the aspiring candidates. They offer insights on every topic that is important to pay attention to, from strategies to crack the exam to past year papers with solutions and thousands of MCQs. 

Moving ahead, let us know about the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023-2024 in detail.

Name and category wise bifurcation of the posts:

Haryana Public Service Commission invites online application forms for recruitment to 174 posts (129 actual + 45 anticipated vacancies) of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the cadre of Haryana Civil service (Judicial Branch).

Category wise bifurcation of the vacant posts is as under:

Categories Vacancies
General/ Unreserved77
Scheduled Castes of Haryana 30
Backward Classes-A of Haryana11 
Backward Classes-B of Haryana01 
Economically weaker section of Haryana10
Ex Servicemen (Gen./UR) of Haryana04
Ex Servicemen (SC) of Haryana01
Ex Servicemen (BC-A) of Haryana01
Persons with Benchmark DisabilityVH-03HH-03OH-01MD-02

Category wise bifurcation of Anticipated posts is as under:

CategoriesNo. of posts
General/ Unreserved24
Scheduled Castes of Haryana09
Backward Classes-A of Haryana06
Backward Classes-B of Haryana02
Economically weaker section of Haryana04
Total 45
Ex Servicemen (Gen./UR) of Haryana01
Persons with Benchmark DisabilityOH-01MD-01

Eligibility criteria for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023-2024

In order to successfully apply for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam, a candidate must check that he meets the eligibility requirements before filing the form. The requirements are as follows:


For this examination, a candidate must be either:

  1. The candidates must be a citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or 
  3. subject of Bhutan, or 
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India; or  
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Kenya, Zabia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia, with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c ), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 

Age limit

  1. As per the Haryana Judicial Services Exam Notification, your minimum age should be 21 years, while the maximum is 42 years, on or before 31.01.2024.
  2. However, there is age relaxation for some categories, as discussed below in the article, such as, there is a 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST/BC of candidates belonging to Haryana only (wherever posts are reserved for them), a 5 year age relaxation for the unmarried female candidate, rest is discussed in detail in the article afterwards.

Educational qualification

  1. You must have a Bachelor of Law degree from any institute or university recognized by the Bar Council of India;
  2. You must be an Advocate enrolled under the provisions of the Advocate Act, 1961, entitled to practise in the High Court or Courts subordinate to it.
  3. A certificate confirming that the college, university, or institute is accredited with the Bar Council of India, New Delhi, must be provided. This certificate must be signed by the college head, the principal of the college, or the relevant university authority.
  4. Also, there is no mention of the experience required to be eligible for the post. However, the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the article are necessary to be met.

Eligibility criteria for Haryana Higher Judicial Services exam 2023

  • The candidate must have attained the age of 35 and must not have crossed the age of 45 as of the date of notification. 
  • For SC/ST candidates in Haryana State, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years, and for Persons with disabilities, it is relaxable by 10 years and 15 years for SC/BC.
  • Upper age limit relaxation is available to candidates belonging to the reserved categories as per instructions issued by the Government of Haryana from time to time in this regard.

Age limit for Haryana Judicial Services exam

  1. A candidate must be above the age of 21 and under the age of 42, on or before 31.01.2024.
  2. Age relaxations are applicable for candidates belonging to the reserved category, as shown in the table below:

Tabular representation of the age limit for Haryana Judicial Services Exam

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST/BC of HaryanaRelaxation 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 personnelRelaxation of 5 years
Unmarried women5 years
Disabled persons who are covered under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 20165 years relaxation in age (+5 years if PwD applicant belongs to SC/ST/BC/EWS category) subject to maximum 52 years, for Group A & B posts where recruitment is made through open competitive examination.
Ex- serviceman including Short Service Commissioned Officers and Emergency Commissioned OfficersRelaxation in age to the extent of his military service added by three years subject to a maximum of 5 years provided-He has rendered continuous military service for a period of not less than six months before hi release; andHe was released otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.
Persons who have already worked or presently working on adhoc/ contract/ work charged/ daily wage basis in any Department/ Board/ Corporation of Haryana Government including Government aided Institutions under Haryana Government.  Relaxation in age equal to the number of completed years only on equivalent post on adhoc/contract/work charged/ daily wage basis excluding the period of break, if any, including any other age relaxation admissible, if any, subject to maximum age of 52 years and also subject to the condition that if once a person has been appointed on regular basis in any Department/ Board Corporation etc. of Haryana Government with the benefit of relaxation in age, he will not be entitled to avail the same again for any subsequent appointment.

Note: the upper age limit of an applicant of any category shall not exceed 52 years who is entitled to avail the benefit of relaxation in age of one or more of the categories mentioned above.  

Also, the age concession to SC/ BC-A/ BC-B/ ESM is admissible only where the posts are reserved for these categories.

FAQ 1: What is PwD, and who all are included under the list of PwD candidates?

There are several categories of PwD candidates, namely:

  1. PwD (Blind and low vision),
  2. PwD (one arm, one leg, both legs, leprosy cured, dwarfism and acid attack victims),
  3. PwD (Specific Learning Disability),
  4. PwD (Multiple Disabilities involving blindness and low vision, one arm, one leg,both legs, leprosy cured, dwarfism, and acid attack victims).

Please note: The bifurcation stated above may change from time to time depending on the category of the officers of HJS to be promoted. In the notification, there will always be a note for everyone in case of changes.

FAQ 2: What will be evidence of age?

The Matriculation certificate or equivalent academic certificate thereto is the only age acceptable document for evidence of age.

Haryana Judicial Services exam: selection process and syllabus

The selection process is divided into three stages, namely, Prelims, Mains, and Viva Voce/Interview for the position of Haryana Judicial Services Exam.

The candidates must go through the detailed syllabus of the Haryana Judicial Services Exam to understand each topic in detail and plan their preparation accordingly. The Haryana Judicial Services Exam pattern will help you know about the weightage allotted to each topic or section in the exam.

Syllabus for the Haryana Judicial Services exam – Preliminary Exam

There will be objective type questions with multiple choice answers for the Preliminary Exam. The candidates are expected to have a general overview and basic knowledge of the Mains subjects and are also expected to have the knowledge to answer the questions on the topics mentioned below:

General aptitude

  • Profit and loss,
  • Simple and compound interest,
  • Ratio and proportion,
  • Sequence and series,
  • Probability,
  • Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progression,
  • Area and volume,
  • Distance and time,
  • Percentage,
  • General statistical analysis,
  • Indices and numbers.

Analytical skills

  • Arithmetic ability,
  • Date, time and arrangement,
  • Business computations,
  • Data analysis,
  • Sequence series,
  • Quantitative analysis.


  • Permutations and combinations,
  • Blood relations,
  • Data sufficiency,
  • Alphanumeric problems,
  • Puzzle problems,
  • Syllogism,
  • Coding and decoding.

General knowledge

  • Current affairs,
  • Names of governors,
  • Sports,
  • Domestic and foreign policy knowledge,
  • Abbreviations,
  • Books and authors,
  • Science and technology,
  • Currencies and capitals,
  • Names of ministers,
  • Economic terminologies.


  • Words and phrases,
  • Synonyms and antonyms,
  • Active and passive voice,
  • Direct and indirect speech,
  • Idioms,
  • Modal expressions,
  • Tenses,
  • Coordination and subordination.

Pattern of Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam (500 marks)

  1. The Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam consists of 125 MCQs (multiple choice questions).
  2. The examination shall be of two hours duration.
  3. Each correct answer carries 4 marks.
  4. For every wrong answer, 0.80 marks, i.e., 20%, or, say, 1/5th mark, shall be deducted.
  5. Each question shall have five options (A, B, C, D, and E). If a candidate is attempting a question, he shall have to darken the appropriate circle (A, B, C, or D) and if he/she is not attempting the question, then he shall have to darken ‘E’. If none of the five circles is darkened, one fifth (0.8 mark) mark shall be deducted.
  6. Any candidate not darkening any of the five circles in more than 10% of the questions (13 questions) shall be disqualified.
  7. The Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam will consist of 500 marks in total. 

Tabular representation of Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam

SubjectNo. of questionsMarksExam Duration
Law subjects, National and International Affairs                                
Indian Legal and Constitutional     History     125         500                   2 hours 
Analytical Skills, Reasoning and Aptitude                                

Strategy for the Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam

The strategy for the Preliminary Examinations should be started at least a year prior to the date of the exam.

A proper study plan must be adopted to ace the exam:

  • The subjects should be revised first.
  • Read the Bare Act thoroughly and make your notes concurrently.
  • Keep your focus entirely on Bare Acts right from the beginning, including the index.
  • After that, solve multiple choice questions from books such as Singhal’s, Universal’s, and previous year papers.
  • Revisit the errors you made and mark them for future revision. 
  • At the end, try an objective test on that subject with 100-200 questions.
  • Make sure you improve every time you solve questions, this will help you keep a check on your preparation.
  • If not, go back and revise once again by reading the Bare Act.

If the score is more than 80%, then proceed with other subjects in the same manner. 

The Preliminary Exam marks the beginning of your success, and if approached in a strategic manner, it’s not so difficult to crack.

Having taken multiple tests and with revision, it will definitely help you breeze through the Preliminary Exam with ease and great results.

Syllabus for the Haryana Judicial Services exam –  Mains Exam

The Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam consists of 5 papers that are subjective in nature. The candidates are expected to have deep knowledge and understanding of the mains subjects as mentioned below:

Paper I: Civil Law I

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908;
  • The Punjab Courts Act, 1918;
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872;
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932;
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930;
  • The Specific Relief Act, 1963;
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872;
  • Haryana Urban (Control of Rent and Eviction) Act, 1973.

Civil Law II

  • Hindu Law;
  • Mohammedan Law and Customary Law;
  • The Registration Act, 1908;
  • The Limitation Act, 1908.

Criminal Law

  • The Indian Penal Code, 1860;
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.


  • English essay (1000-1100 words),
  • Precis,
  • Words and phrases,
  • Comprehension,
  • Corrections.


  • Hindi (Devanagari),
  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi,
  • Explanation of Hindi passages in prose and poetry in the same language,
  • Composition (essay),
  • Idioms,
  • Corrections.

Pattern of Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam (900 marks)

  • The exam will be subjective in nature.
  • It will be 900 marks in total.
  • Each written paper will be conducted for 3 hours.
  • Candidates appearing for the Mains Exam shall score at least 50% of the total marks in the written exam to be qualified for the viva voce/ interview stage.
  • It is 45% for physically disabled candidates, veterans/ ex-servicemen, or those belonging to SC, ST, or backward class categories.

Tabular representation of Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam

Paper I- Civil Law I2003 Hours
Paper II- Civil Law II2003 Hours
Paper III- Criminal Law2003 Hours
Paper IV- EnglishThe english paper will be of 200 marks and will consist of following:English essay (100 marks)Precis (25 marks)Words and phrases (25 marks)Comprehensions (25 marks)Corrections   (25 marks)  3 Hours
Paper V- Hindi LanguageHindi language paper shall comprise the following:Translation of English passage into Hindi (20 marks)Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry (30 marks)Composition (essay, idioms, corrections etc.) (50 marks) 3 Hours
Grand Total 900 marks

Strategy for the Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam

A specific strategy is to be followed to prepare for the Mains Exam. There is no straightjacket strategy; it differs from person to person. So whatever suits you, must be your preparation plan. For convenience, a general strategy is explained below:

  • Start with two subjects – one minor (such as Limitation Act, Registration Act, etc.) and one major (such as CPC, CrPC, IPC, etc.).
  • Make a time table to ensure completion of each subject within a certain number of days.
  • With regards to the subject you have taken up, analyse the previous year’s question papers of the State you are preparing for and make a list of topics that you find recurring and important. 
  • Make another list of topics that are not that important but can be asked about.
  • Now start revising your notes in light of the list you made.
  • Keep in mind the weightage a topic could carry and its probability of being asked in the exam. Remember, revise everything, but give more time to the topics on the list.
  • Make your own handwritten notes, and if any of the previously asked topics are not in your notes, read from a standard textbook and make notes on it.

Important: Do not leave any topics!

  • Once you are done with a subject, take a timed subjective test on it.
  • Evaluate and correct your mistakes. It could be lack of content, not so good writing skills, insufficient time management, etc., whatever it is, work on it.
  • Similarly, proceed with another subject and follow the same strategy.

Gradually, you will observe that you will gain confidence as you develop command over subjects, and this is exactly what is needed to ace the exam.

Viva Voce/Interview 

Candidates who pass the written exam are qualified to appear in a viva voce/interview. 

The interviewer’s main concern is to judge candidates’ alertness, knowledge of the subject and application of the same to real life situations, general outlook on law and order, interpersonal skills, and intelligence.

The viva voce/ interview will be of 200 marks.

How to make notes for the Haryana Judicial Services exam

This is the most crucial task, which one needs to know and learn before beginning with the preparation. You need your notes throughout the preparation, starting from the preliminary stage until the interview. So make sure they are worth it, and here are a few tips on preparing the notes for your exams:

First reading

Complete the first reading of the subject to get a brief understanding of it without worrying about making notes. Just give a normal reading initially.

When to make notes

Once you become familiar with the subject after initial reading, you can fairly distinguish the relevant matter from the irrelevant. Now, you can begin your notes.

How much is enough to begin

Your comprehension after the initial reading does not need to be perfect. If you understand  70%-80% of the concept, then you begin writing your notes. Eventually, you will understand everything on the subject.

Content of notes

  1. If you are unclear about how to make your notes, you will end up writing all the content down, and sooner or later, you will realise that it was a waste of time.
  2. So you must start with the section numbers and the inter-related sections.
  3. Object and purpose of the section/topic.
  4. Ingredients of each section and their meaning or interpretation.
  5. You can even make flowcharts for quick revision later on.
  6. Any additional points in regard to a particular must also be written; you can use a different colour pen or a highlighter.
  7. Similarly, you can proceed with all the other sections.

And, voila, you have the notes for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam!

How to start preparing for Haryana Judicial Services exam : plan of action

Basics of law

The basic requirement for the post of judicial services preparation is to have a degree of law from a recognised university/ college by the Bar Council of India, which indicates that one should be well versed with the basics of law and have a deep understanding of the Bare Acts and the topics or subjects. This can be achieved by keeping your graduation level notes, the post graduation notes in proper condition and handy. 

Whichever State judicial services exam you are preparing for, once you become a judge, you must have a strong grasp of Constitutional law because every judgement has some reference to the Constitutional law. Thus, even before preparing for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam, the aspirants must learn Constitutional law by heart. This will help you to write the subjective exam, i.e., the Mains Exam, well and will boost your confidence during the viva voce/ interview as well.

Which State to prepare for

Whenever you decide to opt for becoming a judge, the very first question that arises, besides the preparation and all, is the State. In such a situation, you must always go for those states that have similar exam patterns. There are some states that allow a limited number of attempts, whereas there are a few that offer an unlimited number of attempts. There are some states that are considered tough to crack (for example, the Delhi Judicial Services Exam is considered one of the toughest and most competitive judicial services exams), whereas a few states are considered comparatively easy to ace (for example, Madhya Pradesh). 

Therefore, one must decide upon this point very carefully, as this will impact your preparation strategy.

Now that we are discussing the details of the Haryana Judicial Services Exam, the candidates might become curious about the states that have a similar syllabus to Haryana Judicial Services. This way, they can appear for those state exams as well while preparing for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam.

States with a similar syllabus as that of Haryana Judicial Services Exam

If we look at the Judicial Services exam syllabus of the state of Punjab, it seems to be similar to the syllabus of the Judicial Services exam of the state of Haryana. Also, Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Preliminary Exam has similar syllabus as that of the state of Haryana (provided the Mains Exam for HP Judicial Services Exam has many additional acts to study). 

Current affairs

To prepare yourself for national and international current affairs, the major source is to make a habit of reading at least two national newspapers and one regional newspaper daily. This will not only help you in the first stage of the exam but in the language paper as well, where you will be asked to write an essay on any current event happening around you. Also, this will give you an edge over the civil and criminal law questions.

Reference material

There is a plethora of material available in the market. So which one is good or understandable may vary from person to person, and for that, you have to refer to as many textbooks and sources as you can before you find that perfect book for yourself. You may contact your local library or check for online archives to find a soft copy of the books. 


Once the preparation is over, to get hold of the concepts and factual data, you must do revision. For revision, you must attempt as many questions as you can because:

  • Firstly, it will help you memorise the facts.
  • Secondly, you will know your mistakes and learn from them.
  • Thirdly, your fear of appearing for such a prestigious and competitive post will be lowered by the confidence that you will gain from such practice.    

Thus, the more mock tests you give, the more confidence you develop for the exam.

Books to refer for Haryana Judicial Services exam

Let’s have a look at the table below to know some of the best books for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam. 

Books for Preliminary Exam

      Subjects        BooksAuthor/ Publication          Description
General KnowledgeHaryana Samanya GyanSpectrumThis book is a whole new style of presenting understandable content. Available in Hindi.
Know Your StateArihant PublicationsThe book is divided into six units that cover all topics related to Haryana state.
AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha, R.S. AggarwalProvides a modern approach to quantitative aptitude.
Shortcuts in Quantitative AptitudeDisha PublicationsPacked with simple tricks and tips for solving aptitude questions.
Analytical SkillsAnalytical SkillsShowick ThorpeThis book is written with a detailed analysis of analytic skills.
Analytical ReasoningM. K. PandeyReliable study material to work on logical and reasoning skills.
ReasoningA Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. AggarwalRevised edition, retaining the key strengths and structure of the previous edition.
A New Approach to ReasoningB.S. Sijwali & S. Sijwali ArihantGuide to help aspirants to master reasoning-type questions.
Indian Legal & Constitutional HistoryOutlines of Indian Legal & Constitutional HistoryM.P. JainIt’s the 7th edition, written in a narrative format for easy understanding.
V.D. Kulshreshtha’s Landmarks in Indian Legal & Constitutional HistorySumeet MalikOne of the popular books on the Legal and Constitutional History of India.

Books for Mains Exam

  Subject        Books    Author/ Publication              Description
Criminal LawThe Indian Penal CodeRatanlal & DhirajlalIt is a topic commentary with a section-wise content flow.
Textbook on the Indian Evidence ActK.D. GaurThis Law of Evidence textbook applies to both civil and criminal cases.
Criminal Procedure CodeR.V. KelkarThe book provides a topic-wise treatment of the subject and makes the study of criminal procedure meaningful and understandable.
Civil Law – ILaw of Sale of GoodsAvtar SinghThis book is the revised and updated edition with the latest relevant rulings in India.
Introduction to Law of PartnershipAvtar SinghIt is a popular and authoritative work on partnership law, including Limited Liability Partnership.
The Law of TortsRatanlal & DhirajlalThis book is the most authoritative, well-acknowledged, and comprehensive commentary on the subject.
Property LawPoonam Pradhan SaxenaThe book is a systematically organised coverage of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882.
Civil Law – IIA Textbook of JurisprudenceAutar Krishen KaulThis textbook is written primarily for all those students who appear for competitive examinations offering law as a subject.
Indian Constitutional LawProf. M.P. JainThis book is a thematic presentation of the complex and multi-dimensional subject in a lucid, comprehensive, and systematic manner.
Law of Marriage & DivorceDr. Paras DiwanIt includes the matrimonial laws of all the Indian communities, including Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Parsis, and Jews.
EnglishHigh School English Grammar and CompositionWren and MartinBest book that provides ample guidance and practice in various concepts of English Grammar and Composition.
Objective General EnglishS. P. BakshiOne of the best selective books for any kind of competitive exam.
General English for All Competitive ExaminationsS.C. GuptaContains questions related to Grammatical concepts, word power, and Compositional English.
Hindi LanguageHindi Core Class 12 CBSEFull Marks PublicationDeals with concepts of Hindi based on Class 12.
Samanya HindiMani Shankar OjhaHave clear and structured basic concepts for all competitive exams.
General HindiHardev BahriSpecially designed and updated version for various competitive exams.

Haryana Judicial Services – Viva Voce/Personal Interview

Candidates who qualify in the Mains Exam are called for the viva voce, also referred to as the personal interview. This stage assesses the candidate’s personality, interpersonal skills, knowledge of the law subjects, and awareness of the current national, international issues going around. Thus, it is checked whether the candidate is suitable for the role of a judge or not and can work calmly and attentively under extreme situations and pressure.

The interview is conducted for a total of 100 marks. You have to score a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate of the Mains and Interview to make it to the final merit list.

Tips to improve score in Viva Voce/Personal Interview

Communication skills 

Proper use of words and speaking clearly are the key ingredients to present yourself in an interview. Use of slang or jargon is not advisable. The candidate should practise enunciation.


Using a pleasant and polite tone is the right approach. Maintain your calm and composed demeanour. Avoid sounding aggressive or having a nervous shaky voice. Be confident about your preparation.

Listen first

Always listen to the question carefully and completely. Do not interrupt the interviewer in between. Show interest and engagement, and then answer. 


Use appropriate and precise language. One must avoid using repetitive phrases. So you should work on your vocabulary by reading legal texts, regularly, reading articles, and practising new words and phrases.


You have been aspiring to become a judge and preparing for it very hard, so you must believe in yourself, and maintain a positive attitude. Always focus on your strengths and accomplishments. Visualise a goal to achieve success and do not deviate from it.

Application process for Haryana Judicial Services exam

Before we understand the whole process of filling out the Haryana Judicial Services Exam, let us first know the documents and other requirements that are needed while filling out the form without any hassle.

Documents required to fill out Haryana Judicial Services application form

Valid and active email address 

You must have a valid email address, as this will be used for any and all kinds of communication regarding the exam, starting from filling out the form until the final merit list. Thus, any information that the Commission would want to convey to the candidates will be conveyed via this email address only. So you must mention that email address, which you use often, to avoid forgetting the email address and its password later on.

Scanned passport size photographs

The candidate must keep a scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph either in .jpg or .jpeg format to upload in the documents. It must be a recent photograph, as this will appear on your admit card, which will be checked while you enter the examination centre. Keep extra photographs as backup (at least 2).

Scanned signature

The candidate must keep a scanned copy of a signature either in .jpg or .jpeg format to upload in the documents. It must be a recent photograph, as this will appear on your admit card, which will be checked while you enter the examination centre.

Educational qualification certificates

It is advisable that the candidate keep all the scanned copies of educational certificates handy. In case they are asked to upload them, it will be easier to upload them and complete the submission on time.

PwD certificate or caste certificate

It is advisable that the candidates keep the PwD certificate or the caste certificate handy for the smooth submission of the form.

Details of debit card, credit card or internet banking 

It is advised that the candidates keep their banking details, such as debit card/ credit card details or internet banking details, handy for making the online payment and submit the form in one go without any delay.

To fill out the form, the candidate has to visit the official website of HPSC i.e., Now let us understand each step one by one.

General Instructions to fill Haryana Judicial Services exam 2023

You must follow the following general Instructions while filling out the Application Form for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023:

  • You must go through the official advertisement for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023 before applying. This is to ensure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria, the educational qualifications, are enrolled as an advocate under Advocates Act, 1961, and so on.
  • You must start filling out the application form by entering a valid and active email address, as any sort of communication by the HPSC will be communicated through the registered email address and mobile number only. Therefore, you must make sure that the details you enter are correct.
  • For uploading all the documents, you must go through the format that is specified in the official notification regarding the size, background colour and so on.
  • Please note that once you have submitted your name, date of birth, educational qualifications, category, and so on, you cannot make any changes after the final submission of the form.  
  • After filling out the details, a pop up menu shows the above mentioned warning, so make sure that you go through the details once again before final submission of the form. Check all the details twice before hitting the Submit button.
  • The details have to be mentioned in the English language only.
  • One candidate has to submit one form only. If you submit multiple forms with the same mobile number and email address, 
  1. Firstly, it will not be accepted; 
  2. Secondly, even if  submissions happen, the last filled form will be considered, and no previous application fees will be refunded.
  • To avoid any kind of hustle, fill out the application form before the last date.

Thus, it can be concluded that you must be extra careful while applying for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023, as any amendments will not be made later on.

  • Also, you can use the following web browsers while filling out the application form:
  1. Google Chrome,
  2. Mozilla Firefox,
  3. Internet Explorer.

Latest versions of these search engines are preferable.

Steps to fill out the form for Haryana Judicial Services exam 2023

The Haryana Judicial Services Application Form is a four-step process, as mentioned below:

  1. Registration,
  2. Filling out application form,
  3. Uploading documents,
  4. Payment of application fees.

Step I: 

  • The primary step is registration. The first step in appearing for the exam is to submit the application. So fill out the application form and submit it within the time and date constraints.
  • The new candidates, i.e.,the candidates who are filling out the application for the first time, have to register themselves as “Fresh Candidate” on the official website of HPSC.
  • The candidate has to select the option “Click here to Apply” on the official website.
  • After this, few common details, such as name, mobile number, and email address, will appear on the screen.
  • Upon successful registration, you will receive a User ID and password for future reference. The mobile number and email address that you provide will be connected with this User ID and password, so make sure that you provide correct details and note them down.

Step II

Re-login to the website and click the “Go to Application Form”. 

Step III

After the application form appears, you have to fill in the mandatory fields (marked with an asterisk), such as qualification details, communication details, date of birth, category, etc.

Step IV

Now, you are required to upload the photograph and signature as per the size specifications given in the official notification of the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023.

Step V

The final and last step is to make the fee payment, for which you should keep your debit/credit card details or your internet banking details handy, as mentioned earlier.

Please note: Be extra careful while making the payment, as the application fee is not refundable.

Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023: application fee

As mentioned above, you can pay the application fee using a credit card, debit card, or internet banking. 

Tabular representation of fees for Haryana Judicial Services exam

The application fee for all the different categories for the Haryana Judicial Services exam 2023 is mentioned below in the table:

CategoryApplication fee
General category Male, including Dependent Son of Ex-Serviceman of Haryana  Rs. 1000/-
For the Male General category and all reserved categories of other states  Rs. 1000/-
For all Female General category, including Female Dependants of ESM of Haryana, only  Rs. 250/-
For the Female General category and all reserved categories of other states  Rs. 250/-
For the Male and Female categories of SC/ BC-A/ BC-B/ ESM categories of Haryana only  Rs. 250/-
For all PwD, i.e., the Persons with Disabilities category (with at least 40% disability) of Haryana only  NIL

Number of attempts for Haryana Judicial Services exam 

The Haryana Public Services Commission has not set any limit on the number of attempts that a candidate can make to give the exam for the recruitment of the post of Haryana Judicial Services, as stated in the Haryana PSC eligibility criteria.

Also, there is no mention of experience for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam 2023. However, the candidate must meet all the eligibility criteria before applying for the position.

Haryana Judicial Services admit card

The Haryana Judiciary Admit Card is a crucial document that you must carry with you to the examination centre on the day of the exam. It contains essential information such as your name, roll number, exam centre, and exam time.

How to download the admit card

To download your Haryana Judicial Services Admit Card, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).
  2. Look for the link that says “Haryana Judiciary Admit Card” and click on it.
  3. Enter your registration number, date of birth, and other required details.
  4. Click on the “Submit” button.
  5. Your Haryana Judicial Services Admit Card will appear on the screen.
  6. Download and take a printout of the admit card.

Make sure to check all the details mentioned on the admit card. If you find any discrepancy, contact the concerned authorities immediately.

It is essential to carry the admit card to the examination centre along with a valid photo ID proof. Without these documents, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Examination centres

The candidates must keep the following things in mind, before they fill the exam centres of their choice:

  • While filling the form, candidates will be able to select three preferred examination centres.
  • Based on availability, HPSC will allocate each candidate to one of these three centres.
  • Candidates will be required to take the exam only at the allotted centre and will not be allowed to take it anywhere else.
  • The Commission will not consider any request for a change of examination centre.
  • The tentative exam centres for Haryana Judicial Services is as follows:
  1. Ambala,
  2. Faridabad,
  3. Gurugram,
  4. Hisar,
  5. Kaithal,
  6. Karnal,
  7. Kurukshetra,
  8. Panchkula,
  9. Panipat,
  10. Rewari,
  11. Sirsa,
  12. Sonepat,
  13. Yamunanagar.

In the year 2022 also, the centres list were as mentioned above in the list. However, the Commission has all the right to make a change in the exam centres. They may either add a new place or cancel any of it.

Reporting time

It is important to note that you need to report to the exam centre at least 30 minutes before the scheduled exam time. This will give you enough time to complete the registration process and get settled in before the exam begins.

Prohibited items

You are not allowed to carry any electronic devices such as mobile phones, calculators, or smartwatches to the exam centre. Additionally, you are not allowed to carry any books, notes, or other study material with you. If you are found carrying any prohibited items, you may be disqualified from the exam.

How to check results for Haryana Judicial Services exam 

After appearing for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam, the next step is to check your results. The Haryana Judicial Services Results of the Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam are always released on the official website of the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).

Candidates can check the final result by visiting the official website of the HPSC and following the following steps:

Step I

Visit the website of the Haryana Public Services Commission.

Step II

Search for the “Result” option on the homepage and click on it.

Step III

On the “Result” page, search for Haryana Judicial Services Exam Result 2023 and click on it.

Step IV

A PDF file will open. Search for your Roll Number. You can download the file for future reference.

Tips and tricks to prepare for Haryana Judicial Services exam 2023

It is important to follow a certain strategy in order to prepare well for the Haryana Judicial Services exam 2023. To perform well, you should follow some of the following tips:

Start your preparation early

A competitive exam for which thousands of aspirants are preparing already carries with it a lot of stress and anxiety. So in order to ace such an exam, it is important to keep calm throughout the preparation journey. The most important part of strategy is to start your preparation as soon as you can. 

It is suggested to start preparing for the Mains Examination before even planning to prepare for the Preliminary Examination as it will help you cover all the topics exhaustively. Moreover, you will get immense time for revision at the end. Even before your targeted judiciary exam is notified, you should invest time in preparing for the Mains Exam. This strategy will help you clear the exam in the first attempt.  

Once you make yourself familiar with all the concepts thoroughly, then you can start your Preliminary Examination preparation at least three to four months prior to the state of the exam. Practise as many mock tests as you can, for this is the only key to clear the Preliminary Exam in the first attempt.

So in totality, if we make an estimate, a whole year is an appropriate period to keep your preparation strong. This takes us to the second important point, i.e., time management.

Time management

The management of time is very crucial for this exam. Every subject’s study approach is different. For example, procedural laws such as CrPC, CPC take around three months each to understand and learn completely. Similarly, lighter subjects such as the law of registration and the law of limitation need much less time in comparison to the major subjects. Thus, it is mandatory to assign appropriate time to each subject and try to complete it within the time frame.

Also, the candidate must practise mock tests and practise in a way as if they are real tests. Keep a timer with you so that you would know how much time you are supposed to give to each answer and complete the paper because even if one question is left unattempted, consider yourself to be out of the race already.

This way the candidate will know where and how to improve. Always remember, ‘Practice makes a man perfect’. So solve as many mock tests as you can. 

Note down the syllabus

Make sure that you are thoroughly familiar with the syllabus for both the preliminary and Mains Exams. You can write it down clearly and pin it to your study table.


Language papers, i.e., Papers IV and V, should never be ignored or kept for the end. This is the most scoring paper that can keep you on par as compared to others. You should read English as well as Hindi newspapers daily to get a hold of good vocabulary. 

While reading the newspaper, prioritise sections relevant to the judiciary exam preparation. Pay special attention to national news, international affairs, legal updates and editorial. Do not waste your time in reading unnecessary topics such as sports and entertainment, as they are less likely to appear in the exam questions.

Always try to keep your focus on the relevant topics as one can easily get carried away while reading politics or entertainment or other such news. 

Make sure you practise the syllabus of the language papers regularly, such as essays, precis, translations, and so on. The books recommended for the same are mentioned earlier in the table.

Past year papers

Practice makes a man perfect” is the perfect idiom that fits here. Unless you practise as many past year papers as possible, you will not know your mistakes, and hence you will not work on improving. To do revision, solving thousands of papers is the only key.

You must solve each subject’s past years once you are done with its syllabus. This will not only ensure that you know your mistakes but will also help with time management per question and ultimately boost your confidence.

Stay updated

Keep yourself informed about the latest news and updates related to the exam to stay ahead of the competition.

Final selection

The final selection will be based on your performance in the Mains Exam and viva voce/personal interview. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam are just qualifying marks for the Mains. They will not be considered for the final selection. The final merit list will be based upon the marks secured in Mains as well as viva voce/personal interview.


After you have successfully completed your training, you will be appointed as a Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial Branch). You will be posted in one of the districts of Haryana and will be responsible for adjudicating civil and criminal matters. 

Some Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s) on Haryana Judicial Services Exam

FAQs on Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam

What is the format of Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam?

There are 125 questions in the GK, Current Affairs, Aptitude, Reasoning, and Analytical Skills sections of the Haryana Judicial Services Prelims.

Is there negative marking in Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in the Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam. 0.80 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

How many questions are asked in the Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam?

There are 125 questions asked in the Haryana Judicial Services Preliminary Exam. 

Is the syllabus and exam pattern of Preliminary Judicial Services Exam same for all the states in India?

The exam pattern differs from state to state. There is no one single exam yet, such as the All India Judicial Services Exam for all the states, just like UPSC. Therefore, it is advised that the candidate go through the notification available on the official website issued by the high courts of those states.

Do all the states conduct Preliminary Exams as the first stage of Judicial Services selection?

Yes, the Preliminary Exam is the initial stage, like a gateway to entering the judicial services exam race. All the state’s judicial services exams take place in three stages: prelims, mains, and viva voce/personal interview.

How to prepare for the preliminary Haryana Judicial Services exam?

The key elements for the preliminary preparation are:

  • Bare acts: To clear any Judicial Services Exam, Bare acts are the key ingredients. The candidate must know the object of the Act, the sections, the index, the purpose of bringing this law into action by the Parliament, etc. If you are not well versed in these topics, your chances of clearing the first stage, i.e., the Preliminary Exam, are slim to none.
  • Mock Tests: Without practise, it is much more likely that you will tend to forget the facts. Therefore, practice is a must, and that can only be done by solving thousands of questions via mock tests.
  • General knowledge and Current affairs: To secure your seat in the Mains Exam, you must prepare the current affairs and general knowledge sections well, as one wrong answer will deduct 0.80 marks. Any kind of deduction makes a lot of difference, so you must be careful and take it easy, specifically when there is negative marking in the paper, unlike in the Rajasthan Judicial Services Exam, where there is no negative marking. In such exams, you can attempt all the questions, but in the former situation, making a wrong guess will result in losing the seat. 

FAQs on Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam 

How many papers are there in the Mains Exam?

The Mains Exam is the second stage of the Haryana Judicial Services Exam. It has five papers, out of which three papers are of law and two papers are of English and Hindi. Refer to the discussion above for more information. 

What are the subjects in the Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam?

The Haryana Judiciary Mains Exam comprises five subjects with descriptive, narrative, or essay-type questions.

These subjects are Civil Law-I, Civil Law-II, Criminal Law, English Language, and Hindi Language. Refer to the discussion above for more information. 

What are the marks allotted to each Mains paper?

Each subject carries a weightage of 200 marks, and the Hindi Language carries 100 marks. In total, the Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam comprises 900 marks.

What is the syllabus for the English language paper in the Haryana Judicial Services exam?

The English language paper covers the following topics:

  • English essay (100 marks),
  • Precise (25 marks),
  • Words and phrases (25 marks),
  • Comprehension (25 marks),
  • Corrections (25 marks).

What is the syllabus of the Hindi language paper in Haryana Judicial Services exam?

The Hindi language paper covers the following topics:

  • Hindi (in Devnagri Script),
  • Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same language,
  • Composition (essay)

What to read in the newspaper daily for the language paper of the Haryana Judicial Services exam?

The candidate must read the following topics to ace the language paper:

  • The editorial, important government schemes related news,
  • Major national and international events, 
  • Sports related events and awards, 
  • Important personalities, 
  • Science and Tech related news, etc. 
  • Also, reading weekly special issues on science and technology, environment, art and culture, and others is immensely helpful. 
  • The candidates should pay special attention to the Haryana state news because direct questions can be asked in the state news.

Which subjects of law are mostly asked in the Haryana Judicial Services Mains Exam?

There are majorly five subjects that will take most of your time, regardless of the state. These are CPC, IPC, CrPC, Evidence, and customary laws. Not only are these four subjects scoring, but most questions are asked from them. Especially in the Haryana Judicial Service Examination, Hindu Law plays a vital role. While preparing for the customary laws, know the leading case laws on essential topics. The reason is that the questions based on customary laws require the aspirants to illustrate the answer with the support of leading case laws.

Important tip: Try to co- relate the answers to Constitutional law, as it is the primary source of these laws. Study the bare acts with at least one textbook by any author that you find easy to understand. This will clarify your concepts more, and you will have good content to write about in the Mains Exam.

How much time should be given to each question in the Mains Exam?

Generally speaking, three to four minutes is the ideal time to finish one question in order to complete the Mains Exam without any hassle. 

For this, you must practise writing answers on a regular basis. For example: 

  • Solve one mock test every weekend or twice a week;
  • Keep a stopwatch handy when you attempt an answer.
  • Note down the timing once you finish. 
  • If it takes ten to fifteen minutes, that means you need to write a lot faster and bring  the time down to three to four minutes.

Time management is the key to completing the Mains Exam. In case you miss even one answer, consider yourself out of the race already.  So make sure you get that speed before the exam and maintain it throughout the exam.

FAQs on Haryana Judicial Services viva voce/personal interview

What are the tips to prepare for viva voce/personal interview?

  • You must score a minimum of 45% in the written exam if you belong to the SC/ST/PwD/Backward Class/Ex-Servicemen category.
  • You will get selected as a civil judge only if you score more than 50% (for the general category) and 45% (for SC/ST/PH/ESM) for mains and viva.

Mentioned below are some of the best tips that will help you ace the viva voce round:

  1. Keep yourself updated with current affairs, legal issues, amendments, and bills, if any. 
  2. Apart from the core law subjects, you must also have a good command over the local laws, as they will help you not only from the exam perspective but also when dealing with the cases as a judge.
  3. The panel never misses out on testing your knowledge of the local laws. 
  4. Usually, you can claim any subject as your favourite, so make sure you have a good grip on that subject, as there is a possibility that the experts will ask you questions based on the subject. 
  5. Body language plays a key role too. Your body posture and your expressions while you are delivering the answers matter a lot. So practise on the postures is also a must.
  6. If you are a practising lawyer, the interviewer might show interest in the details of your practice, such as your practice area, any details about that area, etc., so your knowledge might be tested this way too.
  1. Work on grooming yourself and your etiquette, conduct, and appearance. Dress smartly and neatly! 
  2. Make eye contact throughout and keep a smile on your face at all times. Don’t let the stress show on your face. Remain calm and confident.
  3. If you are not sure about an answer, don’t try to answer it wrong; instead, you can apologise politely that you don’t know the answer. This will prevent negative marking, as one man cannot know everything.

How to know about the interview schedule?

Steps to download the interview schedule

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Go to the Announcements tab
  3. Click on “Interview Schedule for the posts of HCS (Judicial Branch) Examination – 2023”
  4. The schedule will appear on the screen
  5. Download and take a printout for future reference.

What should the candidate wear for the viva voce/ personal interview?

The candidate should wear something that is decent enough and not flashy, revealing, or casual. One should dress formally and conservatively. Appearance is really important and gives the interviewer an impression of your personality. The first impression is the last impression.

How can the candidate showcase his personality and character during the interview?

  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • You should be enthusiastic, not dull. 
  • You should highlight your strengths and accomplishments. 
  • You should be confident enough to answer any sort of question.
  • Be empathetic.
  • You should be polite and smile unless the situation demands otherwise.

How can the candidate improve his communication skills for the interview?

You can prepare by taking numerous mock interviews. You can record yourself while speaking  an answer or look into the mirror and see for yourself any improvements. You can also share it with your mentors for evaluation and work on it.

What are some subject-based questions one can expect during the viva voce round?

An interviewer or the interview panel may ask the following subject-based questions:

  1. Under Section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code, who can be arrested?
  2. Which provisions are applicable to a Magistrate’s trial?
  3. What does the term XYZ mean?
  4. Explain the term ‘suit’.
  5. Explain the term ‘injunction’.
  6. Can a foreign judgement be applied in India? Kindly justify your answer. 
  7. Name any two Directive Principles of State Policy.

FAQs on Haryana Judicial Services exam result

How to check the result if the candidate has lost his ID and password?

Login credentials are not needed to check the result.

When to expect the Haryana Judicial Services Exam result?

To know about the latest update on the result of the Haryana Judicial Services, the candidate must keep an eye on the official website of the HPSC.

Where can the candidate download the  Haryana Judicial Services Exam result?

The candidates who have appeared for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam can download it from the official website of the Commission, i.e., HPSC.

How is the Haryana Judicial Services Exam result merit list curated?

The merit list depends upon the marks secured by the candidate, the cut-off marks, the number of applicants, the difficulty of the exam, and the number of vacancies in the Commission.

Can a candidate check his result if he has not secured minimum qualifying marks?

Yes, the candidate can still check his result by visiting the official website of the Commission, i.e., HPSC.

General FAQs on Haryana Judicial Services exam 

On what factors does the eligibility depend on the post of Haryana PSC Judicial Services?

The eligibility for the post of Haryana PSC Judicial Services depends on a number of factors, such as age, educational qualification, experience, nationality, and number of attempts.

What is the minimum age limit for Haryana PSC Judicial Services?

The minimum age limit for Haryana PSC Judicial Services is 21 years.

What is the maximum age limit for Haryana PSC Judicial Services?

The maximum age limit for Haryana PSC Judicial Services is 42 years.

What does the term eligibility criteria for Haryana PSC Judicial Services mean?

The Haryana PSC Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria are some prerequisite conditions specific to the Haryana Public Service Commission that must be satisfied by the applicants before appearing for the exam.

What are the qualifications required for Haryana PSC Judicial Services?

The candidate must possess a Bachelor of Laws degree from a University established by law and recognized by the Bar Council of India.

What is the frequency of the Haryana Judicial Services exam?

The Haryana Judicial Services Exam occurs once a year.

What is the marking scheme for all three stages of the Haryana Judicial Services exam?

The marking scheme for the Haryana Judicial Services Exam is as follows:

  • Preliminary Exam: Each correct answer carries four marks, and each wrong answer carries a penalty of 0.8 marks.
  • Mains Exam: Each paper carries 200 marks, and you need to secure a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate to qualify for the interview.
  • Interview: The interview carries 200 marks, and you need to score a minimum of 50% marks to qualify for the selection.

What is the strategy for all three stages of the Haryana Judicial Services exam?

For the Preliminary Exam, reading bare acts till you get a good hold of them is a must. You can always check your preparation by solving mock tests at night on the topics you studied during the day. This way, you will learn from your mistakes, and revision will happen simultaneously. 

For the Mains Exam, understanding the concepts is an essential requirement. 

It is important not only for Mains but for Interview as well. 

While you prepare, don’t focus on memorization of concepts or finishing the syllabus. 

First, filter your syllabus into three areas. These are very important, important, and not too important. Then, make specific notes on important topics. It will help you with your answer writing.

Secondly, study properly, revise topics, and understand the concepts rather than memorising them. Take help from previous years’ question papers, as they will tell you the pattern of the examination.   

Important Tip: Do not forget to revise everything studied during the day.

FAQs on career, scope and pay scale in Haryana Judicial Services

What are the career prospects when it comes to Haryana Judicial Services? Is there any scope for growth in this field?

Entering the field of judiciary offers amazing career prospects with several opportunities ranging from personal growth to professional growth. These opportunities also include being promoted to higher judicial roles and having the ability to make a substantial impact in the field of law and justice.

How much salary and allowances are paid to lower court judges? 

All candidates who get selected for a post in the Haryana Judicial Services are eligible for a specific allowance and salary as decided under the Judicial Services of the PSC in Haryana. Some of these allowances are specified in the following list. 

  • Dearness Allowance  (DA),
  • House Rent  (HRA),
  • Travel Allowance (TA).

Haryana Civil Judge Salary in-hand (2022):

  • The candidates will also get their basic pay plus allowances and be eligible to receive an increased in-hand salary.
  • The salary in-hand for the Judicial Services of the PSC of Haryana 2021 falls between a minimum of Rs.27,700 to a maximum limit of Rs.44,700, when calculated based on the pay commission (7th).

Haryana Civil Judge – Benefits and Perks

All candidates who get selected for the post of Civil Judge Haryana are eligible for certain additional benefits and perks that come along with the specific post. Along with the salary, some of the specific perks provided to the persons recruited are listed below. Along with the salary of the Judicial Services of PSC, also check some of these perks and benefits below:

  • Professional development,
  • Post-retirement pension,
  • Medical insurance,
  • Insurance coverage,
  • Increments and incentives,
  • Housing benefits.

Words of motivation

No one is a better judge than yourself. You know what is right for you and when. It’s never too late to fulfil your dreams. The path may not be easy, but anything can be manifested if done with the right approach. The approach should not be just to clear the exam but to comprehend the subjects so well that you develop a sincere fondness towards them, for you will have to deal with them on a daily basis after becoming a Judge.

Always remember that struggle always teaches us something. So learn from your mistakes and don’t be disheartened. Never lose hope, for there is a sunrise after every sunset. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it! 

All the best!

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