Jharkhand Judicial Services


The Jharkhand High Court conducts the Jharkhand Judicial Service Exam every year for recruiting deserving candidates for Jharkhand Civil Judge Junior Division posts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must possess an LLB degree from a university preferably recognized by Bar Council of India.
  • Up until the last date of form submission, they must be enrolled as an Advocate.
  • It is mandatory that the candidate have active and valid registration and application.

A candidate cannot appear for the exam with a suspended registration.

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • They must have good moral character without any criminal records.
  • The minimum age for candidates appearing for Jharkhand Judiciary Exam is 22 years while the maximum is 35 years, up to the date mentioned in the high court notice.

In case the candidate is female, or a member of a Scheduled Tribe or a Scheduled Caste, their upper age limit can be extended by 3 years.

Exam Pattern

The selection of candidates for Jharkhand judiciary recruitment will be done on the basis of a written examination. This exam includes two parts namely the Preliminary exam and Mains exam. The final part of the exam consists of an interview or a personality test.

Here are the details of the Judiciary Exam Pattern for Jharkhand Civil Judge Recruitment:

  • The Preliminary Entrance Test is a written exam with objective or Multiple-Choice type questions.
  • The full marks for the Preliminary exam are 100 marks. There shall be no negative marking.
  • The duration of exam is 2 hours.
  • Those candidates who are able to clear the Preliminary exam will be eligible for the Mains Exam.
  • The Mains exam has 4 papers, each carrying 100 marks, making the total marks to be 400.
  • The examiners will use oral communication for the viva voce test.


  • The primary stage of the recruitment process is the Prelims Exam. Candidates shall be tested on the following grounds considering theĀ Jharkhand Judiciary Syllabus:


  • The papers for the Mains exam are as follows. There are four papers of 3 hours duration each.


  • The Viva-voce test holds 100 marks.
  • In this test, will need to score at least 25% marks in order to qualify, if he/she belongs to the General Category.
    • For SC/ST/EBC/OBC, the minimum marks required is 20% .