JOB POST: District Judge at Patna High Court: Apply by March 21

Applications are invited from eligible Advocates for direct recruitment in respect of 27 vacancies, including 1 backlog vacancy for EBC and 3 for SC, as on 31.03.2020, which may vary in future, both on Permanent and Temporary posts in the Bihar Superior Judicial Service in the pay scale of Rs. 51550-1230-58930-1380-63070.


Educational Qualification: Degree in Law or Degree with LLB.

Any applicant who has not completed 7 years of practice on the last date of receipt of Application as specified in the advertisement and who does not give declaration of appearance in at least 24 cases per year in the last 3 years, shall not be eligible for consideration for such appointment.

The candidates, who have not completed the age of 35 years and those who have already completed the age of 50 years as on 01.01.2020, shall not be eligible for consideration for such appointment.

The cut-off date for the purpose of consideration of the eligibility, other than age, of the applicant is 21.03.2020.

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How to apply

The application shall be filled up online at this portal from 21.02.2020 to 21.03.2020 till 23:59 hours after which the link shall be disabled.

However, the link shall remain available upto 28.03.2020 till 23:59 hours only for the purpose of uploading the scanned photograph, signature, declaration written in the handwriting of the candidate, filling in Bank reference number and obtaining the printout of the application form.

The candidates are advised to keep a printout of the online filled in application form with themselves, and the same, alongwith all the required certificates, shall be requisitioned from the candidates qualifying the Main (Written) Examination.

Selection Process

The selection process will comprise Written and Viva-Voce test.

The High Court shall hold screening test with a view to shortlist candidates and may prescribe minimum qualifying cut-off marks for appearing in the Written Test. The marks obtained in the screening test will be relevant for determining eligibility to appear at the written test and not for any other purpose.

The candidates approximately ten times the number of vacancies for appointment, will be called for written test on the basis of marks obtained in Screening Test, if held. The candidates, approximately three times the number of vacancies for appointment, will be called for Viva-Voce test on the basis of marks obtained in Written Test.

The full marks for screening test shall be 300 and it shall be of 100 questions and each question will carry 03 marks but each wrong answer will incur 01 negative mark. It shall be of objective type. In the screening test, the questions will be in the subjects of Law, English Language, General and Computer Knowledge.


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