(Notification) Kerala Judicial Service Examination - 2011

High Court of Kerala

Kerala Judicial Service Examination - 2011

Applications are invited in the prescribed form, from qualified candidates for appointment to the post of Munsiff-Magistrate in the Kerala Judicial Service.

Number of Posts: 35

Pay Scale: Rs. 27700 – 44770


I. Direct Recruitment: He shall be holder of a degree in Law recognised by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an Advocate.

II. Recruitment by transfer: No officer in service shall be eligible for appointment as Munsiff-Magistrate by transfer, unless he is a holder of a degree in law recognised by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an advocate

Methods of recruitment:

(i) Direct recruitment; and
(ii) Recruitment by transfer

Mode of selection:

The selection shall be after holding competitive examinations at two successive stages. The first stage is the Kerala Judicial Service Examination (Preliminary). The second stage is the Kerala Judicial Service Examination (Main), consisting of written examination and viva voce. The preliminary examination and main examination will be conducted on the basis of the Scheme given below. Only those candidates who are declared by the High Court to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination will be eligible for admission to the main written examination, provided they are otherwise found eligible for admission to the Main Examination. Names of candidatesshortlisted for the main written examination and the schedule of the main written examination will be published in the Notice Board and website of the High Court and the candidates who are found eligible for admission to the main written exam will also be intimated personally. The Preliminary Examination shall be conducted on 11-06-2011.


Every person selected for appointment shall undergo training for a period of not less than one year extendable upto two years. The training will be conducted by the Kerala Judicial Academy. During the period of training direct recruit appointees will be paid an allowance of ` 9,000/- per month and those recruited by transfer, the last pay drawn by them whichever is higher.


Every person appointed shall, within the period of probation pass the Account Test for Executive Officers of the Kerala State or the Account Test (Lower) unless he has already passed either of those tests


Preliminary Examination:

Part A Code of Civil Procedure, Indian Contract Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Transfer of Property Act, Specific Relief Act, Kerala Building(Lease and Rent Control) Act.
Part B Part B Code of Criminal Procedure, Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act.
Part C  Constitution of India, Legal G.K., Reasoning & Mental ability.

Written Examination:

Papers Subjects
Paper–I English Grammar, General Essays, Translation of Malayalam Depositions / Documents to English, Precis writing.
Paper–II Part–A: Indian Contract Act, Transfer of Property Act, Limitation Act, Specific Relief Act, Easements Act, Kerala Building (Lease and Rent Control) Act, Hindu Succession Act, Indian Succession Act -Parts V, VI & X, Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act.
Part–B: Kerala Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act, Kerala Stamp Act, Legal Services Authorities Act, The Kerala Panchayath Raj Act -Ch.X, XI, XXIA & XXIII, Kerala Municipality Act -Ch.IX, X, XXIV & XXV, Negotiable Instruments Act (except Ch. XVII), and Registration Act.
Paper–III Part–A: Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, Abkari Act, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Negotiable Instruments Act -Ch. XVII, The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.
Part–B: Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, Kerala Police Act, Probation of Offenders Act, Forest Act, N.D.P.S. Act (provisions relating to bail and trial by Magistrates
Paper–IV Part–A: Code of Civil Procedure, Civil Rules of Practice, Kerala Civil Courts Act.
Part–B: Code of Criminal Procedure and Criminal Rules of Practice.

How to apply:

  • Application shall be submitted in the prescribed format, which can be downloaded from the official website www.highcourtofkerala.nic.in.
  • Applications shall be accompanied by Demand Draft for ` 1,000/-(Rupees one thousand only) drawn on State Bank of India in favour of Registrar General, High Court of Kerala payable at Ernakulam.
  • A passport size photograph of the candidate recently taken shall be affixed at the place indicated in the application, on the Admission Ticket and Attendance Slip and duly attested (with Office seal) by a Gazetted Officer
  • Additional sheets of the same size as the sheets of the application form can be used, if space provided against any column is found to be insufficient. In such cases appropriate indications shall be given both against the relevant column in the application form and in the additional sheets so used.
  • Applications duly filled up in all respects shall be submitted to the Registrar, High Court of Kerala, Kochi–682 031, on or before 28-02-2011.

Last Date: 28-02-2011

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