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Haryana Judicial Services Examination: Everything You Need To Know

Hello, aspirants! Welcome back to the Lawctopus Judiciary Corner series.

In this article, we will discuss the Haryana Judicial Services Examination. It is one of the most competitive judicial examinations in northern India.

This series is designed and created specifically keeping in mind the judicial aspirants who want to gather every bit of correct information about such exams.

So let’s get started.

About the Haryana Judicial Services Examination

Haryana Judicial Service Examination is conducted annually for the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division) by the Haryana Public Service Commission.

Only those candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria should apply. 

Haryana Judicial Services Prelims consists of 125 questions. Each question carries four marks. For every incorrect answer, 0.80 marks are deducted. However, there is no negative marking on unattempted questions.

In the Mains examination, a total of 5 papers consisting of three law subjects, and two languages (Hindi and English) shall be asked.

Haryana Judicial Services Examination Eligibility

  1. Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Laws from a University established and recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  2. He/she must not be less than 21 years and more than 42 years.
  3. Candidates belonging to reserved categories have an upper age relaxation of five years. 
  4. Unmarried women of Haryana State have an age relaxation of up to 45 years.

Haryana Judicial Services Examination Vacancies 2021

On the 13th of November, 2021, Haryana prelims were conducted for 256 vacancies. 

To get notified about the upcoming Haryana Judicial Services Examination vacancies and other notifications, you should check the official website of the Haryana Public Service Commission.

Haryana Judicial Services Examination Application Process and Fees

Application Process

The application process is completely online. One should follow the instructions mentioned in the notification.


  1. General and reserved category Male candidates of other states: Rs. 1000
  2. General and reserved categories Female candidates from Haryana and other states: Rs. 250
  3. Physically handicapped candidates of Haryana only: Nil

Haryana Judicial Services Examination Preliminary Stage

Questions will be objective type with multiple-choice options. The duration of the examination is 2 hours and a total of 125 questions will be asked. Each question carries four marks.

As mentioned before, there is negative marking of .80 marks for every wrong answer.

The questions asked in Prelims will be from the syllabus prescribed for the Mains examination. In addition to that, questions on current events of national and international importance and Indian legal and constitutional history and governance are also important.

Note: No candidate can appear for Mains Examination unless he/she secures a minimum of 150 marks (100 marks for all reserved category candidates). 

Marks obtained in Prelims are not combined in the final merit list.

Haryana Judicial Services Examination Mains

S.No. Paper Marks
1. Paper-I Civil Law-I
The Code of Civil Procedure Punjab courts Act, Indian contract Act, Indian Partnership Act, Sale of Goods Act, Specific Relief Act, Indian Evidence Act, Haryana Urban(Control of Rent and Eviction) Act, 1973.
2. Paper-II Civil Law-II
Hindu Law, Mohammedan Law and Customary Law, Law of Registration and limitation.
3. Paper-III Criminal Law
Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, and Indian Evidence Act
4. Paper-IV English
English Essay (1000-1100 words)
Precise- 25 marks
Words and Phrases (Make sentences of the given words and Phrases- 25 Marks
Comprehension- 25 marks
Corrections 25 marks
5. Paper V- Hindi (in Devnagri Script)
Translation of an English passage into Hindi- 20 marks
Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same language- 30 marks
Composition (essay), idioms, and corrections: 50 marks


The final stage will test and judge the candidate based on their personality. It will include one’s speaking and behavioural skills. Apart from that, questions on Haryana’s current affairs, culture and heritage can also come, so prepare accordingly.

Preparing for judiciary? Check more helpful articles here.

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