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High Court of Karnataka invites Online applications for direct recruitment to 94 posts of Civil Judges which includes the existing and consequential vacancies under the provisions of Karnataka Judicial Service (Recruitment) Rules, 2004 and Amendment Rules, 2011, 2015 and 2016.

Minimum Qualification required and Age Limit –

  1. Direct Recruitment:-

(a) Must be holder of a degree in Law granted by a University established by Law in India and must have been enrolled as an Advocate.

(b) Must not have completed as on the last date fixed for receipt of applications, Thirty Eight years of age in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe and Thirty Five years of age in the case of others.

(c) For Ex-servicemen candidates, relaxation of three years in the upper age limit.

  • Recruitment of In-service Candidates:-

 (a) Must be holder of a degree in Law granted by a University established by Law in India.

(b) Must not have completed as on the last date fixed for receipt of applications, Forty Three years of age in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe and Forty years of age in the case of others.

(c) All In-service candidates having required qualification working in the High Court and in the District Judiciary irrespective of their cadres are eligible to apply for the post of Civil Judge.

(d) Assistant Public Prosecutors-cum-Additional Government Pleaders who are working in the Department of Prosecutions and Government Litigation are also eligible to apply for the post of Civil Judges.

Note:1.Direct recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judges is subject to any order made under Article 16(4) or 16(4A) of the Constitution of India, providing reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes.

Pay Scale – Rs. 27700-770-33090-920-40450-1080-44770

Method of Recruitment –

By direct recruitment on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in a Competitive Examination (Main Written Examination and Viva-Voce) conducted by the High Court.

The Competitive Examination for recruitment of Civil Judges shall consists of 3 stages –

 (a) Preliminary Examination

(b) Main Written Examination and

(c) Viva-Voce.

The marks secured in the Preliminary Examination is considered only for Eligibility for the Main Written Examination.

Important Dates of fee submission –

The Last Date for submission of Online Application –  27/04/2021 (Till 11.59 p.m.)

The Last Date for payment of fee through online – 30/04/2021 (Till 11.59 p.m.)

 The Last Date for payment of fee through Challan – 30/04/2021 (Till Bank’s working hours)

Application Procedure – Those who are desirous of applying for the said posts are required to fill up their application through online by visiting the High Court website http://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/recruitment.php. NOTE: Applications sent by any other mode other than online will not be considered.

Payment of Fee –

The fee shall be remitted as hereunder :

Online Payment:

On submission of application through online, the candidate shall make online payment of prescribed fee by State Bank of India (SBI) online payment gateway through the link http://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/recruitment.php.

 Or

 Challan Payment:

On submission of application through online, the candidate shall download the challan in PDF format from the State Bank of India (SBI) online payment gateway through the link http://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/recruitment.php. and shall remit the prescribed fee in any branch of SBI. (System needs to support PDF reader-like Adobe, Acrobat).

 Preliminary Examination Fee : The Candidate belongs to General Merit and Category-IIA/IIB/IIIA/IIIB shall remit fee of Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only). The candidate belongs to SC/ST/Category-I shall remit fee of Rs.250/- (Rupees Two Hundred Fifty only).

 Main Written Examination fee : It shall be payable by each candidate who is successful in the Preliminary Examination and eligible to appear for the Main Written Examination immediately within 15 (Fifteen) days from the date of announcing the result of the Preliminary Examination, failing which, their candidature will not be considered for Main Written Examination. The candidate belongs to General Merit and category –IIA/IIB/IIIA/ IIIB shall remit fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only). The candidate belongs to SC/ST/Category-I shall remit fee of Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only).

For Official Notification click here https://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/recruitmentNotifications/Notiifcation_CJR2021.pdf

For General Instructions to the Applicant – https://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/recruitmentNotifications/General_instruction_CJR2021.pdf

For How to Apply Online – https://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/recruitmentNotifications/HOW_TO_APPLY_ONLINE_CJR22021.pdf

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