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HPPSC Judicial Service Exam: Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Cut off, Result, Notifications

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HPPSC Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service Examination is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) for filling up the vacancies of Junior Division Civil Judge. HPPSC 2019 exam was held for filling up of a total 5 vacancies. The application process for the HPPSC exam began in June 2019 and concludes in July 2019. The HPPSC Judicial Service exam is held in two phases – Prelims and Mains.

HPPSC Judicial Service Recruitment 2020 will be notified by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission itself. The recruitment begins with the application process. Eligible candidates need to fill the application form to appear for the exam.

We have shared here the complete information of the HPPSC Judicial Service Exam such as Important Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut off, Result, and other details. Have a look:

HPPSC Judicial Service - Important Dates



Start Date of Online Application

To be notified soon

Last Date of Online Application

To be notified soon

Issue of HPPSC Judicial Service Prelims Admit Card

To be notified soon

HPPSC Judicial Service Prelims Exam

To be notified soon

HPPSC Judicial Service Prelims Result

To be notified soon

HPPSC Judicial Service Mains Admit Card

To be notified soon

HPPSC Judicial Service Mains Exam

To be notified soon

HPPSC Judicial Service: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should check the eligibility criteria of HPPSC Judicial Service exam before applying. All details with respect to the HPPSC Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below:

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Educational Qualification- Candidate should hold a degree in Law which must be recognized by the Bar Council of India

Citizenship- Candidate should be a citizen of India

Desirable Qualification- Candidate should have knowledge of culture and customs of Himachal Pradesh

Age Limit- The minimum age limit is 22 years and the maximum age limit is 35 years. The upper age limit is relaxed by 3 years for reserved category candidates.

HPPSC Judicial Service Online Application Process

Candidates need to visit the official website of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission in order to fill the online application form. Interested candidates should carefully read the exam notification and eligibility criteria before filling the form. Follow the given steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website hppsc.hp.gov.in & click on the “New Registration” link

Step 2: Fill all the required details such as Name, User ID, Password, Category, Email ID, Gender, Date of Birth and Security Question.

Step 3: Now apply for the exam by filling details such as Father’s/Mother’s Name, District, Center, Qualification Details, Contact No., and Address.

Step 4: Upload your passport size photograph and signature.

Step 5: Pay the application fee either through E-Challan or Internet Banking or Debit/Credit Card

HPPSC Judicial Service Exam Centers

The HPPSC Preliminary Exam will be held at Dharmasala in Kangra District and Shimla. The exam will be held at Dharmasala centre if adequate numbers of candidates choose this centre. The aforementioned centres are subjected to change or cancelled at the discretion of the commission. However, every effort will be made that candidates are allotted their preferred centres as mentioned in their application forms.

HPPSC Judicial Service Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit card from the official website of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. Only those candidates who fill their application forms correctly are issued with the admit card. Candidates need to carry the admit cards at the time of exam as no candidate will be allowed to enter the test centre without admit card.

HPPSC Judicial Service Exam Pattern

HPPSC Judicial Service Prelims Exam Pattern

In the Preliminary Examination, objective Multiple type questions are asked.






Civil Law-I


1 hour


Civil Law-II


1 hour


Criminal Law


1 hour

HPPSC Judicial Service Mains Exam Pattern






Civil Law-I

200 Marks

3 hours


Civil Law-II

200 Marks

3 hours


Criminal Law

200 Marks

3 hours


English Composition
Essay & Translation

150 Marks

3 hours


Language (Hindi):
Hindi (in Devanagari Script)

Translation of English into Hindi: 30 Marks
Essay in Hindi: 50 Marks
Composition: 20 Marks

100 Marks

3 hours



150 Marks


HPPSC Judicial Service Exam Syllabus

Name of the Paper



Paper I - Civil Law-I


Code of Civil Procedure

Indian Evidence Act

Indian Stamp Act

Himachal Pradesh Courts Act, 1976

Specific Relief Act

Paper II - Civil Law-II


Indian Contract Act

Indian Limitation Act

Hindu Law

Transfer of Property Act

H.P. Urban Rent Control Act

Paper III - Criminal Law


Indian Penal Code

Criminal Procedure Code

Negotiable Instruments Act -Chapter-XVII (section 138 to 143)

Punjab Excise Act

Wild Life Protection Act

Indian Forest Act

Paper IV - English Composition


A Choice of three Essays on General Subjects

Translation of Hindi Passage into English

Paper V - Language


Translation of English passage into Hindi

Essay in Hindi

Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.)

HPPSC Judicial Service Result

HPPSC Judicial Service exam results are declared on the official website of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. Candidates who qualify the Prelim and Main Exam will be called for Viva Voice round. The marks obtained in the Viva-Voice round will be added to the marks obtained in the Main written exam for the selection of candidates.

Candidate needs to score minimum 45% marks of the total marks allotted for the interview to qualify the competitive exam.

HPPSC Judicial Service Cut-off

The minimum qualifying marks in any paper is 40% other than Hindi Language Paper (Paper V) in which candidates should obtain minimum 33% marks. Candidates will only be qualified for the Mains if they obtain 45% marks in aggregate in all papers and minimum 33% marks in Language paper, i.e. Hindi.

HPPSC Judicial Service - Similar Exams

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