Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service


The Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Exam is a Competitive Exam conducted every year by the Himachal Pradesh High Court for recruitment to the posts of Civil Judge Junior Division.

  • The Himachal Judiciary exam pattern consists of the following three phases :
Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
Written Main Examination (Subjective Type)
Personality Test

Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate must be a holder of a degree of Bachelor of Law recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  • A candidate must have attained the age of 22 years but must not be more than 30 years of age as on the last date prescribed for receipt of applications.
  • The upper age limit is relaxable by 3 Years for SC/ST and OBC candidates of Himachal Pradesh.

Prelims Syllabus

  • As per the Himachal Judiciary Exam Pattern, the preliminary examination shall be an objective type exam consisting of the following three papers :
  1. Civil Law-I
  2. Civil Law-II
  3. Criminal Law
  • Each paper is conducted for 100 marks, and each paper is one hour long.

Note: All three papers’ examinations shall occur on the same day.


Mains Syllabus

The syllabus of the Himachal judiciary mains exam consists of five descriptive papers:

  • Paper 1 – Civil Law 1 (200 Marks)
  • Paper 2 – Civil Law 2 (200 Marks)
  • Paper 3 – Criminal Law (200 Marks)
  • Paper 4 – English Composition (150 marks)
  • Paper 5 – Language (Hindi) (100 marks)



  • Last stage is Interview (viva-voce) which is of 100 Marks.
  • In order to be eligible to take the personality test, candidates for the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service must first demonstrate that they have achieved success in passing the mains examination.
  • The candidate‚Äôs personality will be given a score out of a possible 150 marks based on the score.
  • In order to determine who will be chosen, the scores that candidates received on the personality test will be added to the scores that candidates received on the mains examination.
  • In order to be granted a letter of appointment, you need to obtain a score in the interview that is at least equal to 45% of the total marks available.