High Court of Gujarat has published Civil Judge recruitment 2019 notification indicating 68 vacancies. Online applications will be made available for the same from 12 noon of September 1, 2019, to 11.59 pm of September 30, at HC-OJAS portal, hc-ojas.guj.nic.in.
There are 35 vacancies for general candidates, 5 for SC, 10 for ST, and 18 for socially and educationally backward classes. Selection for thus earmarked regular vacancies, will be filled by the way of competitive examinations.
A preliminary exam will be held on November 17, 2019. Then mains written exam will take place on January 19, 2020. The qualifying candidates have to appear for viva-voice test or oral interview. The dates for the interview are not decided yet but it is expected to be in either March or April 2020. Applicants would be able to download their ‘e-call-letter-cum admission slip’ from the OJAS portal from October 13, 2019.
Candidates with a law degree are eligible for Civil Judge vacancies. One should either practicing as an Advocate in courts wherein it is specified that those who passed law degree in 2009-2010 and onwards should have cleared AIBE also. Or candidate must be working in court. In addition, certificate for basic knowledge of computer application or operation is also necessary for this recruitment.
High Court of Gujarat has set the age limit as on last date of online form submission for candidates as 35 years for general category, and others including SC, ST, SEBC, PWD, Ex-S should be 38 years old.
During registration, candidates belonging to general category are required to pay an examination fee of Rs 1,000 whereas Rs 500 to be paid by SC / ST / PwD / Ex-servicemen / socially and economically backward classes.
The prelims exam (elimination test) shall be of 100 marks for a duration of 2 hours. It will consist of MCQs each of 1 mark with a negative marking of 0.33 mark for any wrong or multiple answer. Candidates securing a minimum of 50 % in the prelims shall be declared as eligible for mains.
Preliminary exam shall have three parts A, B, and C. Part A syllabus consists of the indian penal code 1860, the code of criminal procedure 1973, the indian evidence act 1872, the gujarat prohibition act 1949, the negotiable instruments act 1881. Part B syllabus is the code of civil procedure 1908, the limitation act 1963, the indian contract act 1872, the constitution of india. Part C will have questions on general knowledge, english language, test of reasoning, numerical and mental ability and basics of computer applications. Language of 75 questions will be English, and remaining 25 will be in Gujarati.
Likewise, the mains exam shall consists of three papers. Paper I will be on criminal law of 75 marks, two and half hours duration. Paper II will be on civil law, also of 75 marks and two and half hours duration. Then Part III will be on Gujarati language. Securing 45 % by SC / ST and 50 % by general is mandatory to be eligible for appearing in viva test which will be of 50 marks.
The selected candidates will be paid in a pay scale of Rs 27,700 – 770 – 33,090 – 930 – 40,530 – 1080 – 44,850 + allowances, as admissible under the Rules. Upon regular employment, he/she is required to execute a bond for a sum of 5 lac on a condition that they he / she will serve for a minimum period of 3 years.