Uttarakhand High Court, Nainital invites applications from the practicing Advocates for filling up 12 vacant posts of Additional District And Sessions Judges by direct recruitment in the Uttarakhand Higher Judicial Service

Pay Scale:

Rs. 16,750-20,500


12 (Gen: 07, SC: 02, ST: 01, OBC: 02)

Age Limit:

35 years to 45 years (on the January 01, 2009). Relaxation as per rules


Must be advocates of not less than seven years standing (as on January 01, 2009)

The applicant for recruitment to the Service must possess thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagari Script and English. The medium of answering the questions shall be English as well as Hindi. The question papers shall be in English only but the candidates will have a choice to answer questions either in Hindi or in English.

Application Fee:

Gen/OBC: Rs. 450

SC/ST: Rs. 300

Via DD in favour of “Registrar General, High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital” payable at Nainital.

How to Apply:

The last date for submission of duly completed form before the Registrar General, High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital is July 17, 2009 by 5.00 P.M. The envelope containing the Application Form must clearly mention on its top “Application for the H.J.S.-2009”.

Syllabus of Uttarakhand Higher Judicial Service Recruitment

The written examination shall be in two parts

(a) Preliminary examination

(b) Main examination

(a) Preliminary examination shall be based on objective type multi choice questions (MCQ) of the duration of about 1 hour to test the overall knowledge of the candidates with respect to the followings:

(a) English Language

(b) General Knowledge

(c) Current Affairs

(d) History and Geography

(e) Science and Technology

(f) Sports

(g) General Law and the Constitution of India

(b) Main Examination

Paper No. 1 (100 Marks)

It will be divided into two parts:

Part- I (50 Marks)

Current Affairs, Indian Legal History, Legal Maxims, Medical Jurisprudence, Basic knowledge of Computer Operation, Legal Phraseology.

Part-II (Language, 50 Marks)

(a) Essay in English

(b) Precis writing in English

(c) Translation of Hindi to English and English to Hindi specially containing the legal phrases.

Paper No. 2 (100 Marks)

The questions will be restricted to the field concerning:

(1) Civil Law (40 Marks)

(2) Criminal Law (40 Marks)

(3) Constitutional Law: (20 Marks)

Paper No. 3 100 Marks

(1) Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (30 Marks)

(2) Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (30 Marks)

(3) Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (30 Marks)

(4) Legal Drafting i.e. Framing of Charges, Issues and Judgment writing, etc. (10 Marks)


Each paper will be of 2 hours duration.


100 Marks

The Preliminary examination shall be held on August 30, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at D.S.B. Campus, Nainital and Main examination shall be held on October 10, 2009 from 09.00 A.M. onwards at High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital. The result of Preliminary examination shall be loaded on the website of the High Court of Uttarakhand on or before September 07, 2009.

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