Haryana Judiciary Exam Pattern & Syllabus


  • The Haryana Judicial Services Examination is officially Haryana Civil Judge Junior Division Exam.
  • This exam is co by the Haryana High Court for recruitment of the Civil Judge Junior Division or Judicial Magistrate posts in the cadre of Haryana Civil Service through Haryana Public Service Commission (PSC).


  • The Haryana PSC Judicial Services Eligibility Criteria 2023 states that all the aspiring candidates must possess a degree of Bachelor of Laws from a University established by the law and recognized by the Bar Council of India.
    • The degree entitles a candidate to be enrolled as an Advocate under the Advocate Act, 1961, and the rules made there under.
Note: The candidate must hold a degree of Bachelor of Law on the last date of receipt of the application form.
  • Candidates must be citizens of India and must provide the required documents as a proof for the same.
  • Candidates should not be less than 21 years and not more than 42 years.
  • The upper limit is relaxed for following reserved category candidates:
Age Relaxation
SC/ST/BC (A & B) of HaryanaRelaxation of 5 years up to 47 years of age
Divorced Women of Haryana; Women whose husbands have remarried; Widows; Women living separately from husbands for over 2 years; Wives of serving disabled military personnelRelaxation of 5 years
Unmarried Women of HaryanaRelaxation up to 45 years of age
Physically Handicapped of Haryana10 years
Physically Handicapped Candidates from SC/BC Category of Haryana15 years

Scheme and Syllabus for the Examination


  • The prelims exam shall be of objective type with multiple-choice questions.
  • The question paper of the preliminary examination consists of 125 questions, each with four marks.
  • The marking scheme of the Prelim’s exam is that each question carries four marks, and for each wrong answer, you get a -0.8 mark.
  • The syllabus includes questions about current events, Indian legal history, constitutional evolution, and statutes outlined in Civil Law-I, Civil Law-II, and Criminal Law specified for the Mains Examination.


  • The Mains exam will consist of written papers with descriptive or narrative / essay-type questions.
  • Each of the Mains written exams is of 3 hours duration.

As per the Haryana Judiciary Exam Pattern, the Mains Haryana Judiciary Syllabus 2023 comprises five subjects:

  • Civil Law 1
  • Civil Law 2
  • Criminal Law
  • English paper
  • Language


Mains Syllabus

Paper – I

(Civil Law – I)

200 Marks

  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • Punjab Courts Act, 1918
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Indian Partnership Act, 1932
  • Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Haryana Urban (Control of Rent and Eviction) Act, 1973

Paper – II

(Civil Law – II)

200 Marks

  • Hindu Law
  • Mohammedan Law
  • Customary Law
  • Law of Registration
  • Law of Limitation

Paper – III

(Criminal Law)

200 Marks

  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872

Paper – IV


200 Marks

Essay (1000 – 1100 Words)100 Marks
Precis25 Marks
Words and Phrases25 Marks
Comprehension25 Marks
Corrections25 Marks



100 Marks

Hindi(in Devnagri Script) language paper shall comprise the following:-

(i) Translation ofan English passage into Hindi

(ii) Explanation of Hindi passage in prose and poetry in the same language

(iii) Composition essay, idioms and corrections etc.

100 Marks

Interview (200 Marks)

  • For a candidate to be qualified for viva-voce, they must secure a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in all the written examinations in Mains.
  • However, for the candidate belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Serviceman (ESM) candidates only (but not dependents of ESM), a minimum of 45% aggregate marks should be obtained for qualification.
  • The interview will be conducted only in English.
  • The interview is conducted to judge the personal qualities of the candidate.
  • The interview will relate to matters of general interest and will test the candidate’s alertness, intelligence, and general outlook.
  • It is mandatory to appear for viva-voce/interview to be considered for the final selection.