RECRUITMENT OF CIVIL JUDGES 2023| RECRUITMENT OF CIVIL JUDGES IN HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT, AT SOLA, AHMEDABAD 2023

RECRUITMENT OF CIVIL JUDGES 2023| RECRUITMENT OF CIVIL JUDGES IN HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT, AT SOLA, AHMEDABAD 2023

Important Dates:

Starting date for submission of Online Application 15/03/2023 (12.00 noon)

Closing date for submission of Online Application 14/04/2023 (23:59 Hrs.)

Tentative Date Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) ­ And Test of Gujarati Language: 07/05/2023 (Sunday)

Main Written Examination: 02/07/2023 (Sunday)

Viva­voce Test (Oral Interview) : October­November­2023

Vacancy and Pay Scale :

The High Court of Gujarat, in view of the guidelines issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the Case of Malik Mazhar Sultan & Anr. V/s. U.P. Public Service Commission & Ors. and as per the provisions prescribed under ‘The Gujarat State Judicial Service Rules, 2005’ (as amended from time to time) invites Online Applications from eligible candidates for filling up approximately 193 Regular Vacancies (existing & future), for selection, by way of Competitive Examinations, for the Cadre of Civil Judges in the Pay­Scale of Rs. 77,840/­ – 1,36,520/­ as admissible under the Rules.

Essential Qualifications :

(i) A prospective Candidate must possess a Degree in Law from a University recognized by law in India & – Will have to pass the vernacular (Gujarati) language proficiency test. [See instructions at Item No.5(I)(iv)] Provided that, those candidates who have cleared their
secondary as well as higher secondary examination with subject of Gujarati (Higher Level at both stages), shall not be required to pass aforementioned examination.

  • must be practicing as an Advocate in Courts of Civil and / or Criminal Jurisdiction on the last date fixed for submission of Online Application. Candidates, who have passed the Degree in Law from the
    academic year 2009­2010 and onwards, must have also passed the All India Bar Examination, in order to be considered as eligible for being termed as a Practicing Advocate.

must be working in the Courts or other Allied Departments on the last date fixed for receipt of applications. [See instructions at Item No.10(7)]
Note: Candidates working in the Courts or other Allied Departments, must be holding LL.B. Degree of 03 Years’ Course or 05 Years’ Course from the recognised University.
(ii) Must possess Certificate(s), certifying to be possessing Basic Knowledge of Computer Application / Operation, issued by a Government Institute or other recognized Institute, as set out by the Government of Gujarat in General Administrative Department Resolution No. PRCH­102005­1532­K, dated 30/09/2006 and Resolution No.CRR­10­2007­120320­G.5 dated 13/08/2008.

Age Limit:


As on the last date fixed for submission of Online Application, a candidate belonging to General Category must not have crossed the age of 35 years and others i.e. in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Socially & Educationally Backward Classes, declared as such by the Government of Gujarat, as well as Differently Abled Candidates with Locomotor Disability of not less than 40%, & Ex­Servicemen, must not have completed 38 years of age.
The employees working in the Courts or other Allied Departments shall be allowed on a uniform basis, relaxation of a maximum period of 05 years or to the extent of equal number of years for which service has been put in by him/her, whichever is less, in the upper age limit. However, in any case, the Upper Age Limit for such Candidate under any Category shall not exceed 40 years, as on the last date of submitting the ‘Online Application’.

Fees and Mode of Payment :


(i) The candidates belonging to General Category are required to pay Examination Fees of Rs.1000/­ plus Bank Charges whereas Rs.500/­ plus Bank Charges are required to be paid by the Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Socially & Educationally Backward Classes, Differently Abled Candidates with Locomotor Disability of not less than 40% and ExServicemen Categories via “Print Application / Pay Fee” Button through SBI e­Pay, provided on the webpage of HC­OJAS Portal – https://hc­ojas.guj arat.gov. in.
(ii) Carefully Read and Follow the Instructions/Help given thereat. Select the Mode of Payment i.e. Online Payment or Cash­Challan (Offline) (Challan will be generated Online at SBI e­Pay Website).
(iii) In case of Online Payment Mode, after successful payment, Candidate will get e­Receipt of the same. However, if Transaction / Payment fails due to any technical reasons, follow the Instructions thereat.
Note : e­Receipt will be generated ONLY upon successful transaction / Payment and at relevant point in time and the same will NOT be generated afterwards.
(iv) If Cash­Challan (Offline) Option is selected, Candidate is required to take printout of ‘Challan’ and pay the requisite Fees before the Challan Expiry Date, at any of the SBI Branch, by submitting the said Challan to the Bank. The Concerned Bank Branch will retain Bank Copy of the ‘Challan’ and return the Candidate Copy to the Candidate.
(v) Candidates are advised to preserve the copy of the e­Receipt / Cash­Challan till the conclusion of the Recruitment Process.
(vi) Confirmed ‘Online Application’, submitted by the Candidate, will be considered as VALID Application, only after he/she remits the Examination Fees, as required, in the State Bank of India through SBI e­Pay, before due time.
(vii) Requisite Examination Fees can be paid through either Mode i.e. Online (during the aforementioned Online Application window period) or Offline – Cash Challan (till the Challan Expiry Date) and ONLY the same shall be considered as VALID.

Fees paid by any other mode, will NOT be accepted.
(ix) Fees once paid, shall NOT be Refunded OR shall NOT be Adjusted in any subsequent Recruitment Process, under any circumstances.

Scheme of Examinations & Syllabus :


(I) The Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) : (Tentatively scheduled on 07/05/2023) The Candidates would be able to download their ‘e­Call­letter­cumAdmission Slip’ from the HC­OJAS Portal – https://hcojas.gujarat.gov.in from 29/04/2023.
(i) The Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) shall be of 100 Marks, the duration whereof will be 02 Hours, consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each of 01 Mark with Negative Marking of 0.33 Mark for each Wrong / Multiple Answer, and would be based on the following Syllabus : Paper­I
Part – A
(1) The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (2) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (3) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (4) The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 (5) The Probation of Offenders’ Act, 1958 (6) The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (7) The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
(8) The Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887 (9) The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (10) Pre­conception and Pre­Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994
(11) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (12) The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (13) The Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012 (14) The Information Technology Act, 2000 (15) The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
Part – B
(1) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (2) The Limitation Act, 1963 (3) The Indian Contract Act, 1872 (4) The Constitution of India

(5) The Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (6) The Specific Relief Act, 1963 (7) The Gujarat Court Fees Act, 2004 (8) The Sale of Goods Act, 1930 (9) The Transfer of Property Act 1882 (10) The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (11) The Commercial Courts, Act, 2015 (12) Succession Laws, Personal Laws (Hindu, Muslim & Christian) (13) Legal Maxims Part – C General Knowledge, English Language, Test of Reasoning, Numerical & Mental Ability and Basics of Computer Applications.
(ii) The language of the Question Paper of Preliminary Examination will be English Only.
(iii) Preliminary Examination Paper (Objective Type) shall be assessed / evaluated by the Computer, as per entries made on OMR Sheet. As the evaluation is being done on the Computer by Scanning, there is no human intervention and hence, queries relating to rechecking of the OMR Sheets, subsequent to the Preliminary Examination, will not be entertained by the High Court. High Court reserves right to hold examination by any other mode also and if it so held, then also rechecking/reevaluation request will not be entertained by the High Court.
(iv) In view of amended Rule­7, viz. Clause (aa) of Sub­Rule (2) of Rule­7 of “The Gujarat State Judicial Service (Amendment) Rules, 2019”, Candidates who have not passed Secondary as well as Higher Secondary Examination with subject of Gujarati (Higher Level at both stages) are required to pass the vernacular (Gujarati) Language Proficiency Test as prescribed below and to secure minimum 40% Marks for being eligible for being called for Main Written Examination.

Paper­II: Test of Gujarati Language: (Marks ­50 – Duration 1½ Hours) [For those Candidates, who have not passed Secondary as well as Higher Secondary Examination with subject of Gujarati (Higher Level at both stages)] Syllabus:
(૧) ગગુજરરાતતી નનિબબંધ લલેખનિ (૨) ફકરરા ઉપરથતી પ્રશશ્નોનિરા જવરાબ (૩) સમરાનિરાથર્થી શબ્દશ્નો (૪) નવરૂદરાથર્થી શબ્દશ્નો (૫) પત્રલલેખનિ (૬) ભરાષરાબંતર – અનિગુવરાદ (ગગુજરરાતતી – અબંગલેજી અનિલે અબંગલેજી – ગગુજરરાતતી) (૭) ટટબંકનિનોંધ (કશ્નોઈપણ નવષય પર) (૮) ગગુજરરાતતી વ્યરાકરણ
(v) To become eligible for Main Written Examination, the Candidate has to secure 50% or more Marks in the Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) and must have also passed their Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations with subject of Gujarati (Higher Level at both stages);
OR
has to secure 50% or more Marks in the Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) and 40% or more Marks in the Test of Gujarati Language, in case they have not passed their Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations with subject of Gujarati (Higher Level at both stages).
(vi) The Marks obtained by the Candidates in the Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) as well as the Test of Gujarati Language shall not be taken into consideration for preparing the Final Merit of the candidates.
(II) (A) Main Written Examination (Descriptive Type) : (Tentatively scheduled for 02/07/2023) The Candidates would be able to download their ‘e­Call­letter­cumAdmission Slip’ from the HC­OJAS Portal – https://hcojas.gujarat.gov.in from 23/06/2023.
(i) The Main Written Examination shall consist of Two Papers, based on the Syllabus given below :

Paper­ I : (CRIMINAL) [Marks : 100, Duration : 03 Hours]
(1) The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (2) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (3) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (4) The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 (5) The Probation of Offenders’ Act, 1958 (6) The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (7) The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
(8) The Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887 (9) The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (10) Pre­conception and Pre­Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994
(11) The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (12) The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (13) The Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012 (14) The Information Technology Act, 2000 (15) The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986
Paper – II : (CIVIL) Marks : 100, Duration : 03 Hours The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (2) The Limitation Act, 1963 (3) The Indian Contract Act, 1872 (4) The Constitution of India (5) The Indian Partnership Act, 1932 (6) The Specific Relief Act, 1963 (7) The Gujarat Court Fees Act, 2004 (8) The Sale of Goods Act, 1930 (9) The Transfer of Property Act 1882 (10) The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (11) The Commercial Courts, Act, 2015 (12) Succession Laws, Personal Laws (Hindu, Muslim & Christian) (13) Legal Maxims
(ii) Language of Question Paper­I & Question Paper­II of Main Written Examination shall be English. Answers to Questions of Papers I & II of Main Written Examination may be given either in English or in Gujarati, if not instructed otherwise.
(iii) The Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes, securing minimum 45% Marks and all other Candidates securing minimum 50% Marks in the Main Written Examination shall be eligible for being called for Viva­voce (Oral Interview) Test, provided the Candidate has secured minimum 40% Marks in each paper.

(II) (B) Viva­voce (Oral Interview) Test : (Tentatively scheduled in the month of October­November2023)

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