Delhi Judicial Service


The Delhi Judicial Service Exam is conducted every year for the recruitment of Civil Judges by the Delhi High Court.

Basic Eligibility

  • A person appearing for the exam must be a citizen of India
  • He must be practicing as an Advocate in India or a person qualified to be admitted as an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961.
  • He must not be more than 32 years of age as on the specific date mentioned in the official exam advertisement for the year.

In the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribes, the upper age limit is relax able by 5 years. The upper age limit is also relax able maximum by 5 years in the case of Ex-Serviceman who have rendered at least 5 years military service.

The Preliminary Examination will be a screening test of qualifying nature and will consist of one paper of multiple-choice questions carrying maximum of 200 marks. Only those who score more than 60% in the Preliminary exam will be shortlisted for the Mains examination.

In the preliminary examination questions on general legal knowledge and aptitude of the candidate, candidate’s power of expression, flair in English, knowledge of objective type legal problems and their solutions covering:

  • Aptitude
  • General Knowledge
  • English
  • The Constitution of India
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Indian Contract Act of 1872
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • The Indian Evidence Act of 1872
  • The Specific Relief Act of 1963
  • The Limitation Act of 1963
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015



  • Candidates who qualify in the Mains exam will be eligible for the interview round. The interview will be held for 150 marks.
  • Only those who will score a minimum of 40% marks in each written paper and 50% marks in the aggregate (general category) will be called for viva-voce.
  • The minimum qualifying percentage for SC/ST/PwD category is 35%. If you belong to the reserved category, you must secure at least 45% marks to be eligible for the final selection.
  • The authorities will add marks secured in the main examination and viva-voce to calculate the aggregate for the final merit list.