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Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023 Apply Online for 17 Post

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has recently issued a notification to fill 17 Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023 Posts. This is a fantastic chance for law graduates who desire to work in the judiciary. From [date] to [date], interested applicants can apply online at the HPPSC’s official website.

Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023

The Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam is a state-level competitive examination conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) to recruit candidates for the posts of Civil Judges (Junior Division) in the state’s judiciary. The exam is conducted once a year and is open to candidates who have a law degree and meet other eligibility criteria.

Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam Notification Details 2023

Company/OrganizationHimachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)
Name of the Post(HPPSC) Judicial Service Competitive Exam
Total Vacancy17
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Exam/Interview Viva
Advertisment Number5/4-2023
H.P Judicial Service Competitive Exam Apply Online Starts22/04/2023
Last Date 12/05/2023 11:59 PM

Vacancy Details Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023

Post NameNumber of PostsName of deptPay scale
CIVIL JUDGE17HOME-BLevel J-1 (Rs. 77840 – 136520)

Category Wise No. Of Posts





Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Educational Qualification

A candidate must be a holder of a degree in law as recognized by the Bar Council of India.

A Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limits Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023

A candidate must have attained the age of 22 years but must not be more than 35 years of age as of the last date prescribed for submission of Online Recruitment Applications.

The upper age limit is relaxable for reserved categories as per government norms.

The upper age limit is relaxable by 03 years for SC, ST & OBC Category candidates of H.P.

1. For the candidates of reserved categories except for SC, ST, and OBC Category, relaxation in age limit except fee shall be admissible.

2. Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of Online Recruitment Applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

3. The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the respective column of the application Form. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.

Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Selection Process

The selection process for the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023 consists of the following stages:

Preliminary Examination: This is an objective type exam consisting of multiple-choice questions. Candidates who qualify at this stage will be eligible to appear for the mains exam.

Mains Examination: This is a written exam consisting of descriptive-type questions. Candidates who qualify at this stage will be called for the interview round.

Interview: This is the final stage of the selection process. Candidates who qualify at this stage will be selected for the post.

Important Dates

Here are the important dates related to the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023:

Starting date for online application: 22/04/2023

Last date for online application: 12-05-2023 up to 11:59 PM

Date of Preliminary Examination: To be announced

How to Apply Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the Odisha Police Junior Clerk Recruitment 2023 online on the official website of the Odisha Police Department.

The application process is expected to start soon, and candidates are advised to keep an eye on the official website for updates.

Desirous/eligible candidates who want to apply may visit the official website of the Commission i.e. “http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc” and click on the link “Apply Online, on the Home Page.

The candidate will register and create his/her profile on “One Time Registration” and after logging into his/her account in OTR, the list of advertisements will be displayed to the candidate on the dashboard. Candidates have to apply for a particular post through this web portal.

The application of the candidate will be submitted only after uploading of requisite documents as per the advertisement. Before submission of the application, the candidate may check the preview of uploaded documents and he/she shall give an undertaking/declaration that: “It is certified that I have checked the preview of all the requisite uploaded documents and I am satisfied that documents are legible, readable and true.

That I shall not object to rejection of my candidature based on the sole reason of uploaded documents being non-readable/poor quality of scanning.”

Exam Fee Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023

CategoryExam Fees
General CategoryRs-400/
other State CandidatesRs-400/
SC of H.P./ST of H.P./ OBC of H.P./EWSRs-100/
Ex. Servicemen of H.P.(Ex. Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure)/ Blind/Visually Impaired candidates of H.P./ Female candidates.No Fees applicable

pay the examination fee (fixed category wise) online by Debit Card/Credit Card/ Internet Banking through “e-payment”

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Important Instruction H.P Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023

(a) The Candidates must read the instructions carefully which are available on the website of the Commission before applying for the post(s) concerned.

(b) Date of determining the eligibility of all candidates in respect of Essential Qualification(s) and Experience, if any, etc., shall be the prescribed closing date of submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA).

(c) The Candidates must establish their eligibility in respect of category, experience, age and essential qualification(s), etc. as mentioned in the advertisement by uploading copies of certificates of essential qualification, Matriculation Certificate as age proof, Category Certificate, and experience certificate (wherever required) to avoid rejection of their candidature after the closing date.

(d) The benefit of reservation for various post(s)will be admissible only to the candidates who are bonafide residents of Himachal Pradesh in respect of categories, viz., SC of H.P., ST of H.P. and other prescribed reserved categories, etc.

(e) Category once claimed shall be treated as final and no representation/ correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

(f) The reserved category candidates belonging to other States will be treated as GENERAL CATEGORY CANDIDATES and the benefit of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates.

(g) The Candidates should possess requisite essential qualification(s) prescribed for the post(s) for which he/she wants to apply as on the closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) on the website (http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc).

(h) Number of posts (s) is/are tentative and may increase or decrease from time to time.

(i) No in-service (regular service) candidate will be interviewed unless he/she brings N.O.C. from the concerned employer.

(j) Examination fees once paid neither be refunded under any circumstances nor the fees be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.


(1) Matriculation Certificate for age proof.

(2) Marks Sheets of all years/semesters/consolidated marks sheet or provisional certificate(s) along with marks sheets of all semesters/ years in support of Educational Qualifications.

(3) Category Certificate(s) in support of their eligibility, if any, viz., SC, ST, OBC, etc. All these certificates along with undertaking wherever required, should be on the proforma prescribed by the Govt. of H.P. from time to time. Schedule Caste, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes Certificates should be in accordance with the instructions of the Govt. of H.P. issued vide letter No. PER (AP)-CF(10)-4/2010 dated 05-08-2019.

(4) Bonafide Himachali Certificate in case of reserved category candidates.

(5) The Candidates shall also submit a scanned copy of the original credential Certificate furnished by two respectable persons unconnected with the candidate explicitly testifying to his character, good behavior as well as antecedents as per the format of the credential certificate annexed to this Advertisement.


The Preliminary Examination will be held at Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, Mandi, Kangra at Dharamshala.

Examination Details Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023


The Preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers of 100 marks each.

All three papers shall be of one-hour duration:

i. Civil Law-I

ii. Civil Law-II

iii. Criminal Law

Each of the above papers shall consist of 100 Objective Type multiple-choice questions with one mark for each question.

The examination in all three papers shall be held on the same day and there shall not be any negative marking in the Preliminary Examination.

The syllabus for the Preliminary Examination shall be the same as provided for Paper-I to III for the main examination.

The Preliminary Examination will be held on 09-07-2023. The result of the Preliminary examination shall be published and also displayed on the official website of the Commission. No individual intimation shall be given to the candidates.


Main Written Examination shall be held w.e.f. 19-08-2023, the Date sheet will be displayed on the website of the Commission. No individual intimation will be given.

Paper-ICivil Law-I: Code of Civil Procedure. Indian Evidence Act, Himachal Pradesh Stamp Act, Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976 and Specific Relief Act.200 Marks
Paper-2Civil Law-II: Indian Contract Act, Hindu Law, Indian Limitation Act, Transfer of Property Act and H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.200 Marks
Paper-3Criminal Law: Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter-XVII (Section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act, H.P. Excise Act-2011, Wild Life Protection Act, Indian Forest Act and Module on Judicial Sensitivity to Sexual Offences:– Latest guidelines/directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India with regard to bail and conditions to be imposed under Sections 437, 438, 439 Cr.P.C. – What is gender stereotyping and its effects. – How the gender stereotyping undermines women’s access to justice in sexual offence cases and how judicial gender stereotyping is to be avoided. – Judicial approach towards new species of offensive activities, cybercrimes that are women -centric, such as transmitting of sexually explicit material, blackmailing,defamation/morphing/creating fake profile etc. – Role of judge in protecting the victim during judicial process.- Accountability and standards of conduct while dealing with sexual offence cases.- Importance and meaning of gender sensitivity and effects of gender conditioning in judicial decisions in sexual offence cases.

Incorporating gender perspective into judicial decision making and Constitutional and Statutory provisions on gender justice.- Judicial approach towards child sexual abuse with reference to provisions of the POCSO Act, 2012.- Credibility of statement of victim in sexual offence cases.- Sentencing provisions in Sexual offence cases. Besides above, the following Acts/Provisions are included to assess the approach regarding judicial sensitivity to sexual offences.- The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.- The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.- The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.- The pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994.- The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013- CCS (Conduct) Rules for Prohibition of sexual harassment of women at workplace. – Discrimination and Harassment of women at workplace and Rights and Dignity of women at workplace- Constitutional Mandate and Guidelines by Hon’ble Supreme Court in Vishaka’s case. – The Banglore Principal of Judicial Conduct, 2002. -The Bangkok General Guidelines for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective in South East Asia.
200 Marks
Paper4English Composition: A Choice from three Essays on General Subjects.
ESSAY- 100 Marks
Translation of Hindi Passage into English-50 Marks
150 Marks
Paper5Language (Hindi):
Hindi (in Devnagari Script) No Books prescribed. The paper of Hindi will comprise of the following:
Translation of English passage into Hindi-30 Marks
Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three- 50 Marks
Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.)- 20 Marks
100 Marks
Viva(1) Candidates, who qualify the Main Written examination, will be required to appear at such place, as may be fixed by the Commission, for Viva-Voce test. The maximum marks for the Viva-Voce shall be 150. The marks obtained in the Viva-Voce will be added to the marks obtained in the Main written examination for purpose of selection of the candidates.

(2) The provisional admission of the candidates for Viva-Voce conveys no assurance whatsoever that they will be selected or recommended. Appointment orders to the selected candidates will be issued by the Government.

(3) A Candidate shall also be required to obtain at least 45% of the marks allocated for the Viva-Voce, failing which he/she will deemed to have not qualified the competitive examination.
150 Marks

The Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Competitive Exam 2023 is an excellent chance for law graduates interested in a career in the judiciary. Before the deadline, interested candidates should apply online at the HPPSC’s official website. To boost their chances of selection, candidates should also ensure that they meet the qualifying criteria and prepare well for the selection process.

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