Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
Advertisement No. VIII/2011
Applications are invited on the web based Interface for applying online ,from
the eligible and desirous citizens of India, for admission to the H.P. Judicial
Service Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, 2011, based on Multiple Choice
Questions (100% objective type), to be conducted at Shimla and Dharamsala in
Kangra District (if adequate Nos. of candidates opt for Dharamsala centre),
followed by main written examination and viva voce, for appointment to the
following vacancies of Civil Judges, (Junior Division) in the pay scale of
Civil Judges (Junior Division):
- Number of Posts: 12
- Qualification: As on first of March, 2011, a candidate must be
holder of degree in Law as recognized by the Bar Council of India.
- Age: A candidate must have attained the age of 22 years but must
not be more than 30 years of age as on the last date prescribed for receipt
of applications in the Commission’s Office i.e. 1st March, 2011.
Scheme of Examination:
The preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting
of the following three papers of 100 Marks each:-
- Civil Law-I
- Civil Law-II
- Criminal Law
Each paper shall be of one-hour duration and the examination in all the three
papers shall be held on the same day. The syllabus for the preliminary
examination shall be the same as provided for Paper-I to III for the Main
examination. The preliminary examination will be held on 08-05-2011.
Main (Narrative) Examination:
Main Examination will be consisting of 05 papers as follows:-
Main Written (narrative) examination shall be held w.e.f. 12-07-2011 onwards.
Minimum Qualifying Marks:
- No candidate shall be credited with any marks in any paper unless he
obtains at least 45 percent marks in that paper, except Hindi language paper
(paper-V) in which candidate should obtain at least 33 percent marks.
- No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the written test
unless he obtains 50 percent marks in aggregate in all papers and at least
33 percent marks in language paper i.e. Hindi in Devanagri script.
Syllabus for main (narrative) examination will be as follows:
Paper-I (Civil Law-I)
- Code of Civil Procedure. Indian Evidence Act, Indian Stamp Act, Himachal
Pradesh Courts Act, 1976 and Specific Relief Act.
Paper-II. (Civil Law-II)
- Indian Contract Act, Hindu Law, Indian Limitation Act, Transfer of
Property Act and H.P. Urban Rent Control Act.
Paper-III. (Criminal Law)
- Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter-XVII (section138 to
143) of the Negotiable Instruments Act, Punjab Excise Act as Applicable to
the State of H.P., Wild Life Protection Act and Indian Forest Act.
Paper-IV. (English Composition)
A Choice from three Essays on General Subjects.
|Translation of Hindi Passage into English:
Hindi (in Devanagri Script) No books prescribed. The paper of Hindi will
comprise of the following:-
|Translation of English passage into Hindi. -
|Essay in Hindi on any topic out of three. -
|Composition (Idioms and Corrections etc.).-
- Candidates who qualify the Main written examination, will be required to
appear at such place, as may be fixed by the Commission, for a viva voce
test. The maximum marks for the viva-voce shall be 100. The
marks obtained in the viva-voce will be added to the marks obtained in the
Main written examination for purpose of selection of the candidates.
- The summoning of the candidates for viva-voce test conveys no assurance
whatsoever that they will be selected or recommended. Appointment orders to
the selected candidates will be issued by the Government.
How TO Apply
- Examination Fees: General / Unreserved category Rs.250/- SC/ST/OPRC
- Demand Draft for examination fee may be prepared in advance in favour of
Secretary, H.P. Public Service Commission, Nigam Vihar, Shimla-2, payable at
Shimla before filing Application Form Online.
- Candidates are required to visit at
http://www.hp.gov.in/hppsc/ and click the link to APPLY ONLINE for
- Register yourself as a New User in H.P.P.S.C. website. Click the link
“NEW USER SIGNUP HERE” on the web page and fill the parameters of Name, User
ID, Password, Gender, E-mail ID, Security Question & Answer and Date of
Birth. Then press the button “Create User”. This User ID and Password. will
be applicable for all future references regarding this examination. Then
click the link Apply for Examination and Click to Apply. Fill the Online
form for the said examination by filling the parameters of Name, Father’s
Name, Date of Birth, Category, Examination Centre, Address, Name & Address
of two persons (for credential certificate purpose), Bank Draft detail etc.
- After filling-up the form, download the same and take the print on A-4
- Paste your one recent photograph, sign in the specified box and send
this Application Form (alongwith Demand Draft) in 9” x 6” envelope by
Registered / Speed Post to “The Secretary, H.P. Public Service Commission,
Nigam Vihar, Shimla-171002” for further processing so as reach latest by
01-03-2011. The application, complete in all respect can also be deposited
in the office of the Commission in person.
- Firmly affix one recent high contrast passport size, preferably black
and white, photograph (taken on or after 01-01-2011) with gum / fevicol (not
to be pinned or stappled) in the space provided for it in the Application
Form duly attested by the Gazetted Officer. The photograph must indicate
clearly at the bottom of the photograph the name of the candidate alongwith
the date of taking the photograph. It should be without cap or goggles.
Spectacles are allowed. Polaroid photos are not acceptable. The photograph
of the candidate should be attested by the Gazetted Officer in such a way
that part of the signatures is on the photograph and remaining part of the
signatures is on the Application Form. Attestation should be done on the
bottom part of the photograph so that the photograph is not defaced.
Candidates may keep 2-3 identical photographs in reserve for use at the time
of examination / interview.
- Candidates submitting the Applications Online are required:
To attach Demand Draft of required fee in favour of Secretary, H.P. Public
Service Commission, Nigam Vihar, Shimla-2 payable at Shimla.
To mention his / her Application Number, Name and Address on the back of the
To retain a photo copy of the Application Form for future reference.
To retain a photo copy of the Demand Draft sent.
To retain the original receipt issued by the Post Office for having
dispatched the Application Form.
The processing of the applications will begin only after receiving
Application Form and Fee ( by Demand Draft).
- Online Application Form will be entertained only after receipt of duly
signed Application Form along with requisite documents in support of
eligibility. The applicants may see status of applications Online by
entering his / her User I.D. and Password.
- (1) The candidates are required to submit copies of following
certificates duly attested in support of their claims:
(a) matriculation certificate or its equivalent ,showing the date of birth.
(b) graduation Degree / detailed marks certificate, issued by a recognised
(c) degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India.
(d) the S.C. /S.T. / OPRC certificates. The S.C. /S.T. / OBC certificates
must be on paternal lineage on the proforma prescribed by the Govt. and
issued by competent authority of the concerned area in Himachal Pradesh. OBC
certificate should not be more than two years old on 01/03/2011, at the time
of main examination and viva-voce. The OBC candidates also have to file
affidavits that their status as OBC has not changed and that they are not
excluded from the category OBC on account of being covered under creamy
(2) The candidate shall also submit Original Certificates furnished by two
respectable persons unconnected with candidate explicitly testifying to his
character, good behaviour as well as antecedents.
Last Date: 1st March 2011