HPPSC Shimla has invited applications for the post of Civil Judge Junior Division for 07 posts under advertisement number 09/2016. Eligible candidates can apply online on or before 05/07/2016 till 11:59 PM.

HPPSC Shimla has invited applications for the post of Civil Judge Junior Division for 07 posts under advertisement number 09/2016. Eligible candidates can apply online on or before 05/07/2016 till 11:59 PM.

Name of the Post : Civil Judge (Junior Division)
Number of Posts: 07 (UR-02, SC-04 & OBC-01)

a) As on fifth of July, 2016, a candidate must be a holder of degree in Law as recognized by the Bar Council of India.
b) A candidate must be a citizen of India.

The knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

A candidate must have attained the age of 22 years but must not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date prescribed for receipt of applications in the Commission’s Office i.e. 5th July, 2016.

The upper age limit is relaxable by 03 years for S.C. / S.T. and other prescribed reserved categories (OPRC) candidates of Himachal Pradesh.

Note:- If there is no posts of SC / ST/ OBC categories, no relaxation (except fee) shall be admissible to the candidates of these categories.


Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.400/- for General Category and Rs.100/- for S.C. / S.T. / OBC of H.P. by cash at any branch of Punjab National Bank, through a e-challan generated through the above website or by using Visa / Master Card /Credit / Debit Card.


1. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION: The preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers of 100 Marks each:-

  • Civil Law-I
  • Civil Law-II
  • Criminal Law

Each paper shall be of one-hour duration and the examination in all the three papers shall be held on the same day. The syllabus for the preliminary examination shall be the same as provided for Paper-I to III for the Main examination. The preliminary examination will be held on 04/09/2016. The result of preliminary examination will be declared on 25-09-2016 and shall be published and also displayed on official website of the Commission. No individual intimation shall be given to the candidates.

The Preliminary Examination will be held at SHIMLA and DHARAMSALA in Kangra District (if adequate Nos. of candidates opt for Dharamsala centre). The centres of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be cancelled/ changed at the discretion of the Commission. Every effort will be made by the Commission to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for examination, however, the Commission may, at their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warranted.

(i) Main Written (narrative) examination shall be held w.e.f. 15th October, 2016. The date sheet will be put on the website of the Commission. No individual intimation will be given.
(ii) Each paper will last for three hours. The subject and syllabus for main(narrative) examination and marks for each paper shall be as follows:

Paper 1
Civil Law-I: Code of Civil Procedure. Indian Evidence Act, Indian Stamp Act, Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976 and Specific Relief Act.
Paper 2
Civil Law-II: Indian Contract Act, Hindu Law, Indian Limitation Act, Transfer of Property Act and H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.
Paper 3
Criminal Law: Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act, H.P. Excise Act-2011 as Applicable to the State of H.P., Wild Life Protection Act and Indian Forest Act.
Paper 4
English Composition: A Choice from three Essays on
General Subjects.
ESSAY: 100 Marks
Translation of Hindi Passage into English: 50 Marks
Total: 150 Marks
{The standard for the English paper shall be that of graduation examination of Himachal Pradesh University.)
Paper 5
Language (Hindi):
Hindi (in Devanagri Script) No books prescribed. The paper of Hindi will comprise of the following:- Translation of English passage into Hindi.-30 Marks Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three. -50 Marks
Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.).-20 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
(The standard for the language paper shall be that of
Marks Matriculation examination of the
(i) Candidates, who qualify the Main written examination, will be required to appear at such place, as may be fixed by the Commission, for a viva-voce test. The maximum marks for the vivavoce shall be 150. The marks obtained in the viva-voce will be added to the marks obtained in
the Main written examination for purpose of selection of the candidates.

(ii) The summoning of the candidates for viva-voce test conveys no assurance whatsoever that they will be selected or recommended. Appointment orders to the selected candidates will be issued by the Government.
Minimum Qualifying Marks
(i) No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he obtains at least 40 percent marks in that paper, except Hindi language paper (paper-V) in which candidate should obtain at least 33 percent marks.
(ii) No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the written test unless he obtains 45 percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at least 33 percent marks in language paper i.e. Hindi in Devanagri script.

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