The High Court of Kerala has published an official recruitment advertisement at the official website indicating multiple vacancies for the post of Munsiff-Magistrate. The vacancies are in the Kerala Judicial Service against NCA and Regular cadres. The vacancies are advertised against recruitment numbers 5/2020 to 9/2020. Altogether, a total of 55 vacancies are advertised. Eligible candidates are invited to apply online for the recruitment at the website of the HC i.e. hckrecruitment.nic.in. The starting date to register online is July 02, 2020. Candidates will be able to register online till the last date i.e. July 22, 2020. After registration, the application form can be submitted and fees can be paid online until July 27, 2020. The start date of paying application fee offline is July 29, 2020, while the last date to pay the fee offline is August 05, 2020.
The advertised vacancies are in NCA and Regular cadres against different recruitment numbers and the bifurcation of vacancies are indicated against the recruitment number and respective categories. Under NCA. there is 1 vacancy against 5/2020, 2 against 6/2020, 1 against 7/2020, and 4 against 8/2020. On the other hand, there are 47 vacancies against 9/2020 in the regular cadre. Candidates need to have a degree in law in order to apply for the recruitment. The permissible upper age is less than 35 years as on 01.01.2020. However, relaxations are per government norms in vogue are applicable for candidates belonging to special reserved categories. For departmental candidates applying for recruitment by transfer, the upper age limit is years and they should also hold a degree in law.
Eligible candidates are to be selected through two stages of exam i.e. a Preliminary exam and the Main exam. The Preliminary exam consists of a single objective type paper consisting of 100 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. One marks are deducted for every incorrect answer and candidates must complete the paper within a duration of 2.5 hours. The syllabus of the Prelims will include three parts consisting of subjects like the Code of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, IPC, Constitution, Reasoning, and more.
The Main exam has further two parts of which the first part is the written exam and the second part is the viva-voce. The written Main exam consist of 4 papers each of which carries 100 marks. Each paper must be completed in three hours and the detailed syllabus is indicated in the advertisement. The second part of the Main exam i.e. the viva vice round carries 50 marks and qualifiers of the written Main exam are eligible to apply for the viva. One must secure 40% marks (35% for SC/ST) to qualify the viva stage. The final selection is made on the basis of the marks obtained in the two parts of the Main exam. There are provisions for pre-examination training and qualifying candidates are appointed for training for a period of not less than a year and conducted by the Kerala Judicial Academy. Additionally, the appointment of shortlisted candidates is for a period of 02 years. Appointed candidates must mandatory pass the Account Test for Executive Officers of the Kerala State or Account Test (Lower).
Eligible candidates can apply online in two stages. The first stage is the registration process. It is advised to read the detailed advertisement carefully before applying. Once the registration is done, candidates can upload specified documents and do a review of the form before finally submitting it. Candidates have to pay the fee after submission to complete the process within the scheduled last dates. The fee is Rs 1000 which must be paid by all candidates except SC/ST and Unemployed PwBD candidates.