High Court of Delhi published the Delhi Judicial Services 2019 Notification today in leading dailies. It is notified that Delhi Judicial Services preliminary examination will be held on September 22, 2019. Citizens of India, “practicing as an Advocate in India or a person qualified to be admitted as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961”, and less than 32 years old as on January 1, 2020, are invited to fill the online form.
Delhi High Court will release the online application form at 10 am on August 2, 2019, at delhihighcourt.nic.in. The method of filling the form as well as submitting it will be online. Last date to apply will be September 2, 2019, 10 pm. Application fee for Delhi Judicial Services examination 2019 is Rs 1,000 for general category, Rs 200 for SC, ST, PWD categories. The same has to be paid via debit card, internet banking. Delhi High Court states, “Candidates can take a printout of the application and keep it for future reference. They should not send the print out of the online application to the High Court”. Read the complete notification below.
The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC, ST. It is relaxable by the same number of years for Ex-S subject to fulfillment of eligibility. For persons with disabilities, the age limit is relaxable by 10 years, and therefore SC/ST PWD category candidates age shall be relaxed upto 15 years.
For the purpose of selection, there will be a preliminary exam, followed by mains exam, and then viva voce. Preliminary exam will be an objective type test paper with 25% negative marking. Candidates will be shortlisted for mains exam on the basis of performance in it. Mains exam on the other hand will be a written exam to select candidates for viva voce.
Members of the service will be eligible for Rs 56,100-Rs 1,77,500 in the 10th level of matrix of the 7th CPC revised corresponding pay matrix and pay level.
There are 6 vacancies for general candidates, of which 2 are backlog, 2 are fresh, and 2 are anticipated. For SC candidates, there are 12 vacancies all are backlog. All 27 vacancies for ST candidates are also backlog. Overall there are 45 vacancies.
PWD candidates get horizontal reservation resulting in 7 vacancies. These are 2 vacancies for autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness and multiple disabilities, 1 for locomotor disability, 2 for blind/low vision, 2 for hearing impairment.
The High Court of Delhi was founded in 1966. Until 1970-71, the high court also exercised jurisdiction over Himachal Pradesh besides Union Territory of Delhi. The first four judges were Chief Justice KS Hegde, Justice ID Dua, Justice HR Khanna and Justice SK Kapur. The current strength of judges in Delhi High Court is 45 permanent judges and 15 additional judges.