The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has released an official notification for the recruitment of Civil Judges (Junior Division) in the Subordinate Judiciary. This golden opportunity comes with a total of 69 vacancies, offering a chance for qualified and aspiring individuals to join the judicial services. The recruitment process is governed by the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service (Judicial) Recruitment Rules, 1967, as amended from time to time, and J&K Public Service Commission (Conduct of Examination) Rules, 2022.
|Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC)
|Civil Judge (Junior Division)
|From 27th August 2023
|Last Date for Application
|17th September 2023
|Edit Application Period
|18th to 20th September 2023
|Preliminary objective type/screening test,
physical fitness test
|Preliminary Exam Date
|8th October 2023
|Main Exam Date
|8th November 2023 to 19th November 2023
|Letter No. Law-Jud/88/2021-10 Dated 26.08.2023
Important Dates and Instructions
Candidates seeking to apply for these positions are advised to update their one-time registration before filling out the application form. The application form, along with instructions for filling it out, will be available on the JKPSC website from 27th August 2023. It’s crucial to thoroughly review the instructions and eligibility conditions before submitting the online application form.
The last date for submitting the online application form, along with the requisite fee (online mode only), is 17th September 2023. However, candidates can edit certain fields in their online application form from 18th to 20th September 2023. Keep in mind that the eligibility for educational and professional qualifications and any other certificates will be determined based on the last date mentioned in the notification.
JKPSC Civil Judge Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the Civil Judge (Junior Division) positions, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university or equivalent law degree recognized by the Government of India.
- Age as of 1st January 2023: Minimum 18 years, Maximum 35 years.
Reservation and Domicile/Residence
Reservation categories are applicable, and candidates should possess valid requisite category certificates. Candidates must be domiciled in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir or residents of UT of Ladakh. A valid certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format is required.
Application Fee and Documents
Candidates need to pay an application fee, which varies based on the category:
- General Category: Rs. 1000.00
- Reserved Category: Rs. 500.00
- PHC Candidates: Nil
Documents such as the Date of Birth certificate, domicile/residence certificate, and Bachelor’s Degree in Law must be uploaded during the application process. It’s essential to ensure that all mandatory documents are uploaded; otherwise, the application might be rejected.
JKPSC Civil Judge Selection Process
The selection process consists of a preliminary objective type/screening test, a main examination, viva voce, and a physical fitness test. The preliminary test will be used to shortlist candidates for the main examination. The main examination includes compulsory and optional papers, and successful candidates will proceed to the viva voce stage. A medical examination will also be conducted before the final appointment.
What is the application fee for General Category candidates?
General Category candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs. 1000.00.
Is there an age limit for applying to the Civil Judge positions?
Yes, candidates should be between 18 and 35 years of age as of 1st January 2023.
What is the significance of the preliminary objective type/screening test?
The preliminary test serves as a shortlisting mechanism for candidates to proceed to the main examination stage.