HCS (Judicial) Exam 2014, Submit by 11th September



HCS (Judicial) Exam 2014 – Haryana Civil Services (Judicial) Exam acronym as HCS (Judicial) Exam is conducted by Haryana Public Service Commission time to time for the recruitment of Civil Judge (Junior Division).

HCS 2013 will be held for filling 72 posts (52 actual posts and 20 anticipated posts) of Civil Judge (Junior Division). The category wise break-up of vacancies is as under:-

S.No Category No. of Posts
1 General 30
2 Scheduled Castes of Haryana 09
3 Backward Classes of Haryana 01
4 Ex-Servicemen of  Haryana 38
5 Physical Handicapped persons of Haryana 16
  Total  72

HCS (Judicial) Exam Eligibility  

1. Educational Qualification

Aspiring candidates must possess a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and approved/recognized by the Bar Council of India. The expression “Degree of Bachelor of Laws” means a degree entitling a candidate to be enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocate Act, 1961, and the rules made there under.

Important:  The candidate should  hold a degree of Bachelor of Law on the last date of receipt of application form i.e. th Jan, 2014.

2. Age

The candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 40 years as on 17th Jan, 2014. However Upper age limit is relax able upto 5 years for the Candidates belonging to following categories:-

  1. Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Haryana only (Wherever posts are reserved for them.
  2. Un-married women of Haryana State only.
  3. Women of Haryana State whose husbands have been ordered by civil/criminal courts to pay maintenance to them; women whose husbands have remarried; widows; women who are legally separated from their husbands or have been divorced; women living separately from their husbands for more than two years because of desertion; wives of serving disabled military personnel and widows of those who were killed in action. Women living separately from their husbands due to desertion will be required to submit with her application, an affidavit to the effect that she has been deserted by her husband and has been living separately from him for more than two years and this  affidavit should be countersigned by two responsible persons such as members of the Legislative Assembly, Local Bodies Panchayats and the Bar Association. Where however, a woman who has re-married she would not be eligible for the above concession in the matter of age.
  4. Upper age limit is also relaxable:-
    For an ex-military person whether he joined military service before or after the declaration of emergency to the extent of his military service added by three years subject to a maximum of 5 years provided he had rendered continuous military service for a period of not less than six months before his release and further provided that he had been released otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency. A disabled military person is entitled to exclude from his age the period from the date he was disabled upto the date of his application or till the end of emergency i.e. 10-1-1968 subject to a maximum of 5 years.
  5. The persons recruited from 1-1-1963 onwards  as whole time Cadet  Instructors in the N.C.C. and who are released after the expiry of their  initial/extended tenure will also be entitled for relaxation in age limit for purpose of employment under the State Government. The period of service rendered by them in N.C.C. may be deducted from their actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the prescribed upper age limit of a particular post by more than three years, they may be deemed to be satisfying the conditions for appointment to that post in respect of the maximum age. Such of the whole time Cadet Instructors in N.C.C. who are released from the N.C.C. before expiry of their  initial / extended tenure, would also be given these concessions subject to the conditions that they have served in the N.C.C. for the period of not less than six months prior to their release from the N.C.C.
  6. Upper age limit is also relaxable for  Physically Handicapped category candidates of Haryana by 10 years (15 years for SCs / BCs of Haryana)as per Govt. instructions issued vide letter No.  22/70/2012-1GS-III dated Jun2014. 


Candidate must be

  1. Citizen of India or
  2. A citizen of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan or
  4. A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India, before the 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 and East African countries of  Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly-Tranganyika and Zanzibar) Zabia, 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 person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be provisionally admitted to the examination conducted by the Selection Committee on his furnishing proof that he has applied for the certificate but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Govt. of India.

HCS (Judicial) Exam Pattern 

The HCS (Judicial) exam will consist of three stages ie.

Stage 1 – Preliminary Exam:

The Preliminary Examination shall be of objective type with multiple-choice questions as given below:

Paper/Subject No of Questions  Marks Time
Main subjects of Law
Current events of national and international importance,
Indian legal and constitutional history and governance.
Analytical skills and aptitude.
125 600 2 Hrs.

For wrong answer 0.20% i.e. 1/5th mark shall be deducted.

Imp: No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the Main Examination unless he / she secured minimum 150 marks (100 marks for all reserved category candidates) in the Preliminary Examination. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted towards final result.

Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies advertised, selected in order of their merit in the respective categories shall become eligible to  sit  in the  Main Examination. However, the number shall be subject to variation.

If two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get the equal marks, then all of them shall be considered eligible to sit for the Main Examination, warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.

A candidate who qualify for the Main Examination will have to apply again on separate application form for Main Examination. The qualified candidates will have to obtain Application Form for the Main Examination from the Commission’s office on any working day.

Stage 2 – Main Exam

The Main Examination shall consist of six papers five written and a viva voce. The description of papers and the syllabus shall be as under:

Paper Subject     Contents Marks Timmings
I Civil Law-I Code of Civil procedure, Punjab Courts Act, Indian Contract Act, Indian partnership Act, Sale of Goods Act, Specific Relief Act, and Indian Evidence Act, 200 Marks 3 Hrs.
II Civil Law-II Hindu Law, Mohammadan Law and Customary Law, Law of Registration and Limitation 200 Marks 3 Hrs.
III Criminal Law Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Evidence Act 200 Markrs
IV English
  1. English Essay (1000-1100 words) – 100 Marks
  2. Precis – 25 Marks
  3. Words and Phrases (Make sentences of the given words and Phrases) – 25 Marks
  4. Comprehension – 25 Marks
  5. Corrections – 25 Marks
200 Marks 3 Hrs.
V Language Hindi (in Devnagri Script)

  1. Translation of an English passage into Hindi : 20
  2. Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same
    language : 30
  3. Composition (essay), idioms and corrections : 50
100 Marks 3 Hrs.
VI Viva Voca To judge the personal qualities of the candidates. The viva-voce shall relate to the matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidates’ alertness, intelligence and general outlook. it shall be conducted in English.    


  • Main Examination will be subjective/narrative type. Main Examination will be conducted in English Medium except for language paper.
  • Bare copies of legislative enactments only shall be supplied.
  • The standard of the language paper shall be that of Matriculation Examination of the Board of School Education, Haryana.

Note: Candidate who qualifies for the Main Examination will have to apply again on separate application form for the Main Examination. The qualified candidates will have to obtain Application Form for the Main Examination from the Commission’s office.

No. candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least thirty three percent marks in it.

No candidate shall be called for the viva- voce unless he obtains at least fifty percent qualifying marks in the aggregate of all the written papers. However, for the candidate belonging to the scheduled Caste and Backward Classes the qualifying marks for this purpose shall be 45%.

Stage 3 – Vica Voca

Candidates thrice the number of posts in order of merit of Main Examination will be called for viva-voce.

HCS (Judicial) Exam Syllabus 

  • HCS (Judicial) Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

HCS (Judicial) Exam will consists of questions from the Preliminary Examination shall be from the syllabus for the Main Examination.

  • HCS (Judicial) Main Exam Syllabus:

HCS(Judicial) Main exam consists of questions from the main subjects of Law  besides  questions on current events of national and international importance, Indian legal and constitutional history and governance. The candidate shall also be tested for his analytical skills and aptitude. The standard of the question paper shall be of Law graduate level.

How to apply for HCS (Judicial) Exam?

To apply for HCS exam the candidates can get application form, along with necessary instruction an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending application  from the office of HPSC, Bay No. 1-10, Block-B Sector-4, Panchkula by making  a payment at the following rates:

HCS Exam Fees

Sr.No  Categories of Candidates Colour of Application Form Cost
1 For Male Candidates of General Category including Dependent Son of EX-Servicemen of Haryana.

For Male/Female Candidates of General/All reserved categories of Haryana Only



2 For Female Candidates of General Category including Female Dependent of ESM of Haryana Only Orange Rs.250
3 For Male & Female candidates of SC/BC and  ESM categories of Haryana only. Green Rs.250
4 For Male & Female candidates of PH (with atleast 40% disability) categories of Haryana only. Green Free

The cost of Application form will be Rs.1050 for General Category and Rs.300 for Reserved Category of Haryana if obtained by post. The candidate must write his name, address in block letters and name of the post for which application form is required and category of form alongwith requierd fee as stated.

Application forms can be purchased on cash payment at the counters from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on all working days.

HCS (Judicial) Exam Contact Details 

Candidates can submit their duly filled application form at Commission’s Office at Bay No 1-10, Block -B, Sector – 4 Panchkula by post or by personal Delivery on or before the closing date.

For more comprehensive and detailed instructions the aspiring candidates may consult “The Brochure for HCS (Judicial Br.) Examination, which can be obtained from the office of HPSC by making a payment of Rs.100 at the counter and Rs.150 by post.

Note: Fee can be made through Indian Postal Orders/Bank Drafts of a Scheduled Bank payable to Secretary, Haryana Public Service Commission, Bay No 1 to 10, Block B, Sector 4, Panchkula.

HCS Exam Centres

HCS Exam is held in all the major cities of Haryana.

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