J&K High Court Fresh Recruitment 2018-19

Application Fee : Rs.1200/-

Last Date : 30 Nov 2018

Applications in the prescribed format (Annexure-A) are invited from the eligible Advocates for the posts in the cadre of District Judges in the grade of Rs. 51550-1230-58930-1380-63070 by direct recruitment, in accordance with the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Higher Judicial Service Rules, 2009 (Notification, SRO 339 dated the 27th of October, 2009 read with SRO 356 dated 02.12.2011 and SRO 176 dated 12-06-2015). The candidates are advised to go through these rules before applying for the said posts.

Post Name: District Judges

Grade Pay: Grade of Rs. 51550-1230-58930-1380-63070

Number and break-up of posts category-wise:

The total number of posts are seven and their share are, as per detail given below:-

OM : 06

RBA : 01

Total : 07

Note :

Any wrong or incorrect information furnished by the candidate shall lead to the rejection of his/her candidature at any stage.

Eligibility :

In order to be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment to the cadre of the service the incum-bent:-

a) must possess a degree in Law from a recognized University established by Law in India and recognized as such by the Bar Council of India;

b) must be a practicing Advocate in Courts of civil and criminal jurisdiction and must have been in actual practice for a period of not less than seven years as on the last date of the receipt of application and in this regard the candidate must submit an experience certificate issued by the concerned Principal District and Sessions Judge/Registrar Judicial of the concerned High Court Wing in the format annexed as Annexure-B;

c) must have attained the age of 35 years and not above the age of 45 years (relaxable in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes by two years) as on the date of receipt of the application.

d) must be proficient in reading and writing Urdu.

Competitive examination for direct recruitment

i) The competitive examination for appointment of District Judges by direct recruitment shall consist of:

a) A written examination comprising two papers of two hours duration each. Each paper shall carry 80 marks. The syllabus for these papers as prescribed by the High Court is attached as Annexure-C and

b) Viva-voce examination shall carry 40 marks.

ii) Only the candidates who obtain 60% or more marks in the written examination shall be called for viva-voce test in the ratio of three candidates for one available vacancy.

Provided that scheduled castes/scheduled Tribes candidates who obtain 50% or more marks in the written examination shall be eligible for viva- voce examination.

iii) The Candidate has to obtain 60% marks out of 40 marks earmarked for viva-voce provided that in case of Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribe, the candidate has to obtain 50% marks out of 40 marks reserved for viva voce; and

iv) After the candidate makes the grade in written examination and viva-voce, selection shall be made on the cumulative grade value obtained in the written examination and vice-voce.

How to apply : The Application Form duly filled in by the Advocate, in his/her own hand, accompanied by two duly attested recent passport size photographs (one to be affixed at the space in the format), attested copies of the academic/professional qualification certificates, matriculation certificate, state subject certificate and demand draft of Rs.1200/- in the name of Registrar General, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir drawn on any Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and payable at Jammu, may be personally delivered by the candidate(s), from Jammu Division, in the office of Registrar (Judicial) at High Court, Jammu, and those from Kashmir Division in the office of Registrar (Judicial) at High Court, Srinagar and those from Leh and Kargil Districts in the office of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Leh and Kargil respectively, during scheduled office hours on or before the 30th November, 2018.

Candidates belonging to these categories must indicate the particular category in the relevant column of the Application and attach an attested copy of the certificate, issued by the competent authority in that behalf.

Note :

a) The date of test shall be notified through print media and separate call letters will not be mailed to the candidate(s).

b) No TA/DA shall be paid for the test/interview.

c) Incomplete Application(s)/Application(s) received after the last date or received by any other mode than specified above, shall not be entertained.

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• There shall be two papers carrying 80 marks each.

• The duration of each paper will be of two hours.

• Each paper shall comprise three parts carrying equal number of questions.

• The candidates shall have to attempt nine questions in each paper, three from each part.



(a) Essay- Precis writing

(b) Constitution of India and Jammu and Kashmir.

(c) Legal Maxims.

(d) Translation of passage in Urdu to English.


(a) Judgment Writing on Civil Original & Civil Appellate side.

(b) Laws relating to Partnerships, Contracts and Arbitration. Jammu and Kashmir Transfer of Property Act 1977 (1920 A.D.), Jammu and Kashmir Houses and Shops Rent Control Act 1966, Jammu and Kashmir Agrarian Reforms Act 1976, Jammu and Kashmir Evacuees (Administration of Property) Act 2006, Jammu and Kashmir Alienation of land Act 1996 (1938 A. D.) and Jammu and Kashmir Specific Relief Act 1977 (1920 A. D).

(c) law relating to Compensation under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

(d) laws relating to Marriages, Divorce and Succession governing Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.


(a) Jammu and Kashmir Code of Civil Procedure.

(b) Laws relating to acquisition and requisition of immovable property in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(c) Laws relating to Guardianship, Succession Certificate, Probate and Letters of Administration in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(d) Laws relating to Eviction of unauthorized occupants from public premises under the Acts in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.



(a) Jammu and Kashmir Code of Criminal Procedure.

(b) Ranbir Penal Code.

(c) Jammu and Kashmir Probation of Offenders Act 1966, Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2013 and

(d) Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children against Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018.


(a) Judgment Writing on Criminal Original and Criminal Appellate side.

(b) Jammu and Kashmir Evidence Act (Svt.), 1977

(c) Penal Laws in force in the State relating to Arms, Enemies and Terrorist related activities.


(a) Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations.

(b) Financial Code.

(c) Medical Jurisprudence.

(d) Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006 and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

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